MC Chickaboo

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MC Chickaboo is a female drum and bass DJ/rapper/mixer from London, England. In 2002 her profile got larger when her collaboration on Timo Maas' "Shifter"[1] went to number one on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart.

MC Chickaboo started out in Birmingham in 1992 with GE Real working the big raves such as Fantasia, Dreamscape and Jungle Fever! Whilst working in the Drum&Bass scene Chickaboo MC’d with some of the best DJS around, including DJ Dazee, DJ Craze, Jumpin Jack Frost, DJ Storm, DJ Bailey, Goldie and Afrika Bambaata.

Never one to stay settled in her comfort zone, and having the lyrical talent to MC to a spectrum of musical sounds, Chickaboo exploded into the BreakBeat scene and before long was working with top producers and DJs alike including Timo Maas, Rennie Pilgrem and SuperStyle Deluxe to name but a few. She is the front person for Rennie Pilgrem’s band TCR Allstars who have performed at a number of festivals and clubs including Glade, Glastonbury and Fabric. In fact it was with Rennie Pilgrem and BLIM she won the best song[specify] at Breakspoll 2006.

She has written, performed and recorded vocals for many producers including: Timo Maas, Rennie Pilgrem, General Midi, Suda (Faithless), Bitches Brew, Jeans Jacques Smoothie, Stabilizer, Superstyle Deluxe and BLIM. In 2004 MC Chickaboo started working with the original Funky Dred Jazzie B OBE and regularly tours with the Soul II Soul Sound System, which includes festivals, intimate parties, corporate events and the Back II Life festival in Antigua. As well as supporting artists like Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige and Blondie.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stein, Maggie (23 February 2002). "Maas gets 'Loud' on Kinetic". Billboard. p. 27. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 

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