Man Parrish  

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Man Parrish (full name Manuel Joseph Parrish, born May 6, 1958) is considered to be one of the "pioneers" of the electronic music genre. He, along with artists such as Kraftwerk, Art of Noise, Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, John Robie, Jellybean Benitez and Aldo Marin helped create and define the sound of B-Boy Hip Hop of the early 80’s. He became an underground music scene icon in the 1980s and 1990s and is one of the most important and influential figures in American electronic dance music.

The form of early Hip Hop music that he pioneered dominated the post Disco pre House Music club scene in the early eighties and was very instrumental in the structure of subsequent genres of House Music and Techno Music.

His premier release was Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don’t Stop), released in 1983 and is considered a classic in the genre of Electronic Music.

According to The New York Times. As a gay white man[1], he defies several stereotypes set forward by current hip-hop culture.

He currently lives in New York City and is managed by X-Rated Management in the UK. He is also now signed to Pink Biscuit Records and is set to release tracks on that label and then via Southern Fried Records, which is the label owned by Fatboy Slim.




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