Hurby Azor

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Hurby Azor
Birth name Herby Azor[1]
Born (1965-07-07) July 7, 1965 (age 49)
Haiti
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip-Hop, New Jack Swing
Occupation(s) Musician, Producer
Years active 1983-present
Associated acts Salt-N-Pepa
Snow
Dana Dane
Sweet Tee
Kwamé
Doug E. Fresh
Kid 'n Play

Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor, or "Fingerprints" as he was also known, (born July 7, 1965) is a Haitian hip-hop music producer, best known for discovering the successful female hip-hop trio Salt-n-Pepa and the also successful hip-hop duo Kid 'n Play.

Biography[edit]

Hurby Azor is an American of Haitian descent.[2]

Career[edit]

In the mid-1980s, with the fad of hip-hop response records all the rage, Hurby and the group Salt-n-Pepa (then known as Super Nature) recorded a response to Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew's "The Show" called "The Show Stoppa." Though not as popular as most response records, Get Fresh Crew emcee Slick Rick did note years later, after he and the women later became friends, that the record annoyed him.[citation needed] Hurby would also go on to produce Dana Dane, Sweet Tee, Kwamé, and others.

Hurby wrote and performed in Salt-N-Pepa's music video for "Push It", on keyboards and back vocals, and also wrote the duo's song "Let's Talk About Sex."

In 1995, Azor co-wrote and produced Snow's single "Anything for You", which became the top-selling single in Jamaica that year.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ In Search of the Black Fantastic : Politics and Popular Culture
  2. ^ "Notable Haitians". Retrieved 26 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Jamaican sales and charting data for "Anything for You" can be found in Kevin O'Brien Chang and Wayne Chen, Reggae Routes: The Story of Jamaican music (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998), 211.