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100

This former professional boxer later founded Motown Records

Who is Berry Gordy?

100

Dave Mustaine of metal band Megadeth was once lead guitarist of this fledgling band

Who is Metallica?

100

Coolio - Gangsta's Paradise

Stevie Wonder - Pastime Paradise 

* creates the verse / chorus motif

100

This "down under" rock band penned "Thunderstuck" and "T.N.T."

Who is AC/DC?

100

This song by the Buggles was the first video to air on MTV

What is Video Killed the Radio Star?

200

This hip hop mogul is associated with Ruthless and Death Row Records

Who is Dr. Dre?

200

Tupac Shakur was member of this group before going solo

Who is Digital Underground?

200

Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight

Chic - Good Times 

* bass line formed the foundation for the first commercial hip hop record ever released

200

Ray Charles signed with this label after his contract with Atlantic Records expired in 1959

Who is ABC Records?

200

These Philly natives won the first Grammy in the newly formed "best rap performance" category

Who is DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince

300

Ahmet Ertegun owned this label, home to Aretha Franklin and Led Zeppelin amongst others

What is Atlantic Records?

300

Teddy Pendergrass "cut his teeth" as lead singer of this R&B group

Who is Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes?

300

Pras / Maya - Ghetto Superstar

Dolly Parton / Kenny Rogers - Islands in the Stream 

*chorus melody was used to supercharge the hook

300

This west coast hip hop group was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2016

Who is N.W.A.?

300
This "Law and Order" star released the first rap album with a Parental Advisory Warning

Who is Ice T?

400

This owner of Interscope Records started his career making albums with the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith

Who is Jimmy Iovine?

400

Before going solo, Busta Rhymes was the center of this NYC based hip hop group

Who is Leaders of the New School?

400

Labi Siffre - I Got The...

Eminem - My Name Is

* this quick motif in the middle of the song forms the foundation for the beat 

400

This 90's hip hop / R&B group topped the charts with "Waterfalls"

Who is TLC?

400

At the first MTV Video Music Awards in 1984, this Cars song beat out "Thriller" to win Best Video of the Year

What is "You Might Think"?

500

Jim Stewart and his sister Estelle Axton formed this Memphis Soul powerhouse in 1959

What is Stax Records

500

Joan Jett was only 16 years old when she formed this band

Who is the Runaways?
500

Stan Getz / Luis Bonfa - Saudade Vem Correndo

Pharcyde - Runnin'

* the one bar guitar figure is repeated to build the beat for the song

500

Agnetha, Bjorn, Benny, and Anna all combined their names to form this pop group

Who is ABBA?

500

This is the first and only instrumental song to be banned on the radio for "inciting teenage gang violence"

What is Rumble by Link Wray?

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