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Grand Puba

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Artist's top tracks

I Like It (I Wanna Be Where You Are) Grand Puba 04:23
Beg No Friends Fat Joe, Grand Puba, Strictly Roots, Strictly Roots, Fat Joe & Grand Puba 05:15
Big Kids Don't Play Grand Puba 03:47
A Little Of This Grand Puba 03:40
360 (What Goes Around) Grand Puba 04:01
Original Grand Puba 02:57
Amazing Grand Puba 04:02
Lickshot Grand Puba 04:34
Keep On Grand Puba 05:04
I Like It Grand Puba 04:08

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2000

by Grand Puba

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Very Special

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I Like It (I Wanna Be Where You Are)

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A Little Of This

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Keep On

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Biography

Maxwell Dixon (born on March 4, 1966 in New Rochelle, New York) is better known as Grand Puba; a golden age-era East Coast figurehead who was sampled by 2Pac on his 1995 track "Old School". After laying the groundwork for his hip-hop career with short-lived 1980s NYC group Masters of Ceremony, Dixon made a name for himself as an emcee for political hip-hop pioneers Brand Nubian, releasing an acclaimed 1990 album, One for All, that's revered for its social conscience. Following the release of the LP, Dixon's tenure with Brand Nubian became marred by interpersonal conflict and he quit the group to pursue a solo career, later rejoining to record their 1998 album Foundation. Dixon made his solo debut in 1992 with Reel to Reel (1992) on Elektra, the same major label as Brand Nubian. Reel to Reel spawned popular singles "360 Degrees (What Goes Around)" and "Check It Out" (with Mary J. Blige) and reached number 28 on the Billboard 200. Dixon released his second studio album in 1995, 2000, which was also a commercial success. He returned to music in 2001 with third album Understand This, released on his Rising Son label. In 2009, Dixon dropped his fourth solo album, Retroactive, which featured production from Q-TipLarge Professor and Kid Capri as well as fellow Brand Nubians. In 2016, he released his politically charged fifth studio album, Black to the Future.