|Also known as||The Run DMC of Africa|
|Labels||Da Trybe, Storm Records|
|Associated acts||Eldee, Sasha P, 2Shotz, olaDELe, Banky W|
|Members||eLDee The Don
Trybesmen (also known as Da Trybe) is an African hip-hop group from Lagos, Nigeria. The Nigerian newspaper NEXT describes them as "one of the pioneers of hip hop in Nigeria" and the BBC called the group "legendary" in 2005.
The three original members, known as Eldee, Kaboom and Freestyle, first met in 1994 in Lagos. Their first album, L.A.G Style Volume 1., was released in 1999 to positive reviews. Their hits included "Trybal Marks" and "Shake Bodi." Two members, eLDee and Freestyle, recorded solo albums after the group broke up. They reunited to perform at an awards ceremony in Abuja in 2009.
Trybesmen Solo Label
- 2000: L.A.G Style
- Trybal Marks
- Shake Bodi
- TRYBESMEN (Former homepage at MSN Groups with band biography, copy at the Internet Archive)