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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|
|Associated acts||LL Cool J, Whodini, The Real Roxanne|
The L.A. Posse first rose to prominence in 1987 when Def Jam founder Russell Simmons signed them to produce LL Cool J's album Bigger and Deffer. The team 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.
Bigger and Deffer was a huge success and led to L.A. Posse producing albums for The Real Roxanne and LL Cool J's next LPs, Walking With a Panther, and Mama Said Knock You Out. During this period, Muffla also co-wrote the 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 the album, The Young Son of No One, by Breeze, which yielded the charting rap single "L.A. Posse". 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.
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