Kid 'n Play is an American hip-hop act from New York City that was popular in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The duo was composed of Christopher "Kid" Reid and Christopher "Play" Martin working alongside their DJ, Mark "DJ Wiz" Eastmond. Besides their successful musical careers, they are also notable for branching out into acting.
Mr. Magic (born John Rivas), prominent hip-hop radio DJ. His radio program, Rap Attack, was the 1st exclusive rap radio show to be aired on a major station. His reign on the NYC airwaves lasted 6 years and was instrumental in broadening the scope and validity of hip-hop music. During the 1980s a rivalry began between Mr. Magic and Kool DJ Red Alert, who hosted a weekly show on another station. The feud also played out between proxy rap groups, the Juice Crew and BDP (The Bridge Wars). R.I.P.
Salt-n-Pepa is an American hip hop trio from Queens and Brooklyn, New York, that was formed in 1985. The group, consisting of Cheryl James aka Salt, Sandra Denton aka Pepa, and Deidra Roper aka DJ Spinderella, was one of the first all-female rap crews.