Kid Frost

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Kid Frost is a popular (and probably the first) Chicano (i.e. Mexican-American) rapper. He was first signed to an indie label and later moved to Virgin Records[1] (http://www.virginrecords.com/) (that's where his biggest hit, "La Raza", came out - "Chicano, and I'm brown and proud"), in 1995 he was signed by Ruthless Records (Eazy E's label) (distributed by Relativity and later on by Relativity/Epic/Sony), in 1999 Frost was signed to a small independent label. Style-wise Frost moved from Electro Funk to a Latin-tinged kind of Gangsta rap that he's basically still into, although now often inspired by G-Funk (a more melodic kind of gangsta rap pioneered by Dr. Dre). 2002's 'Still up in this $#*+!' featured more Latin-tinged raps and G-Funk tracks as well as a hidden bonus rock track, "Cannabis". Thump Records released a Greatest Hits record ("Greatest Joints") in 2001, followed by "Greatest Joints 2" in 2003.

Discography

Early 12"s

  • Rough Cut (1984) (Electrobeat # 001)
  • Terminator (1985) (Electrobeat # 005)
  • Commando Rock (C-Jam and Kid Frost)

As KID FROST

  • Hispanic Causing Panic (Virgin 1990)
  • East Side Story (1992)

As FROST

  • Smile now die later (Ruthless/Relativity 1995)
  • When hell.a. freezes over (Ruthless/Relativity/Epic 1997)
  • This was then this is now Vol.I (Celeb-entertainment 1999)
  • This was then this is now Vol.II (Celeb-entertainment 2000)
  • Still up in this $#*+! (Hit a lick/In the paint/Koch 2002)

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