Hurby Azor

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Hurby Azor
Birth nameHerby Azor[1]
Also known as
  • Hurby Luv Bug
  • Hurby's Machine
  • Fingerprints
Born (1964-09-26) September 26, 1964 (age 54)
Port-de-Paix, Haiti
OriginNew York City, New York, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • producer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • keyboard
Years active1982–present
Associated acts

Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor, also known as Fingerprints, (born September 26, 1964) is a Haitian musician and hip-hop music producer. Azor is 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]

Born in Port-de-Paix, Azor is of Haitian descent.[2]

Career[edit]

In late 1985, 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." 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". Archived from the original on 26 March 2014. 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.