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|Also known as||L.A.P.|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Labels||Def Jam, Atlantic, Epic, Columbia, Sleeping Bag Records|
L.A. Posse was initially made up of founders Dwayne "Muffla" Simon and Darryl "Big Dad" Pierce who were later joined by Bobby "DJ Bobcat" Ervin and Mark "DJ Pooh" Jordan. The team first rose to prominence when Def Jam founder Russell Simmons signed them to produce for rapper Breeze, leading to Simmons asking them to do pre-production on LL Cool J's 1987 album Bigger and Deffer. Bigger and Deffer was a huge success and led to L.A. Posse producing The Real Roxanne's eponymous album. During this period, Muffla also co-wrote Run-D.M.C.'s single "Beats to the Rhyme".
In 1989, the L.A. Posse left Def Jam and signed with Atlantic Records, producing Breeze's album The Young Son of No One which yielded the charting rap single "L.A. Posse". Some of the members of the group also ended up producing on LL Cool J's later albums Walking with a Panther, Mama Said Knock You Out and 14 Shots to the Dome. Following this, the group recorded their own album, They Come in All Colors, in 1991.
Muffla is currently heading new multimedia company Covert Entertainment Soundworks, Big Dad has been connected with Dr. Dre, John Singleton, Nona Gaye and others, Bobcat has been working with Dr. Dre and Battlecat at The Pharmacy, while DJ Pooh has expanded into a Hollywood powerhouse with films Friday, 3 Strikes, The Wash and Grow House.
- "Lessons From A Legend: DJ Bobcat - AllHipHop.com".
I flew out to New York as part of The L.A. Posse to work with a Def Jam artist named Breeze. It was myself, Big Dad, Muffla and DJ Pooh. Breeze was supposed to be the up and coming LL, so Russell Simmons signed him ... So we were working with Breeze and doing such a great job, that Russell asked us if we were interested in doing pre-production on LL's next album. We said yes and started working on records with LL.