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Anfield Rap co-writer Derek B dies

16 Nov 2009 18:25:31

Anfield Rap co-writer Derek B dies

British rapper Derek B, one of the first UK hip-hop stars to enjoy chart success and an influence on future urban artists, has died aged 44.Derek Boland had UK top 20 hits with Good Groove and Bad Young Brother in 1988 and co-wrote the Anfield Rap for Liverpool Football Club. His hits saw him become one of the first British hip-hop stars to appear on programmes like Top of the Pops. "He definitely broke the door down," London rapper Ty told BBC News. "He was one of the first artists that I.... read more


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