Yaggfu Front

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Yaggfu FRONT
Also known as Yaggfu
Y.A.G.G.F.U. Front
Origin Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina,
United States
Genres Alternative hip-hop
Underground hip-hop
Conscious hip-hop
Years active 19911995, 2002-Present
Labels Mercury/PolyGram Records
Mends Records
Website http://www.MySpace.com/Yaggfu
http://twitter.com/YaggfuFRONT
http://www.yaggfufront.com
Members Spin 4th (or Big Spin)
D'Ranged & Damaged (or DND)
Jingle Bel (or JB)

Yaggfu Front is notable for being the first North Carolina based hip-hop group to be signed to a major record label[citation needed]. Their group name is an acronym which stands for You Are Gonna Get Fucked Up (if you) Front,[1] they consist of members Spin 4th, D'Ranged & Damaged and Jingle Bel. Working as late night Djs at NCSU Radio Station WKNC, they landed a record deal with Mercury Records and released their first single,"Looking For A Contract",in 1993. In 1994,they released their album, "Action Packed Adventure", a conceptual album with jazzy influences. The album received 3.5 "Mics" out of 5 in the Hip-Hop magazine The Source (February 1994). After releasing a few singles, including the Diamond D featured "Slappin' Suckas Silly Remix" and a successful album, they bowed out of the game. Along with many other rappers who signed to major labels at the time, they parted company with their record label (Mercury Records). In 2002, around the time members of the group were working with the DemiGodz, they released "The Secret Tapes" a compilation of material recorded during their most successful stint in the game, 1992 to 1996.

Former member of the group 'Damaged' is rumored to feature on UK Hip Hop artist Ricta's debut album expected for release in late 2011.

Main albums[edit]

Album information
Action Packed Adventure![2]
  • Released: March 6, 1994
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: - 200,000 copies sold according to Soundscan[citation needed]
  • Singles: "Busted Loop", "Left Field", "Lookin' For A Contact"
The Secret Tapes[3](Compilation album)
  • Released: October 15, 2002

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yaggfu Front". Last.fm. 2008-11-21. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  2. ^ "Action Packed Adventure: Yaggfu Front". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2010-06-09. 
  3. ^ "The Secret Tapes: Yaggfu Front". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2010-06-09.