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Chilly B of Newcleus dies at age 47

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Sad news: Chilly B from pioneering rap act Newcleus has died at age 47 following a stroke, according to an announcement on the group’s MySpace. Formed in 1977 in Brooklyn, Newcleus emerged when hip-hop was still a local sound centered in New York’s outer boroughs. They’re remembered to this day for fusing electro instrumentation with the then-new rap genre to create eternally fresh grooves like “Jam On Revenge (The Wikki-Wikki Song)” and “Jam On It.”

The Music Mix extends its condolences to this artist lost too soon. Listen to “Jam On Revenge” below, then share your memories of Chilly B and Newcleus.

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