Funky 4 + 1 Biography (Wikipedia)
Funky 4 + 1 was an American hip hop group from The Bronx, New York. They were the first hip hop group to receive a recording deal, and the first to perform live on national television. The group was also notable for having a female MC. When frontman Jazzy Jeff was setting up a solo career after the group broke up in 1983, he sued Jive Records, which had subsequently signed DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, and he won a lawsuit over the rights over the name Jazzy Jeff. Ironically, Jazzy Jeff’s single "King Heroin" was also released on Jive Records.
Funky 4 + 1 Tracks