99 fans have purchased tickets today to Whodini concerts.
|Event||Date & Location|
|Doug E Fresh, Juvenile, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Whodini & Rob Base||
Wolf Creek Amphitheater
Atlanta, GA , Saturday
Whodini (formed in 1981) is a pioneering American hip-hop group founded by Jalil Hutchins, John Fletcher, and DJ Drew Carter, aka Grandmaster Dee, hailing from Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Formed in 1981, Whodini became one of the first hip-hop groups to earn mainstream success and national radio air play. Arriving just after the likes of the Fat Boys and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, the group signed with Jive Records in 1982. Comprised of lead-lyricist Jalil Hutchins, vocalist John Fletcher, and DJ Drew Carter, the group was managed by Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons and largely produced by Larry Smith. In 1983 Whodini released their eponymously-titled debut album “‘Whodini” led by the single “Haunted House of Rock”. Initially intended as an advertisement for radio DJ Mr. Magic, the group’s subsequent single “Magic’s Wand” received regular airplay and has been one of the group’s most sampled tracks.
The full-length “Escape” followed in 1984 featuring the singles “Five Minutes of Funk”, “The Freaks Come Out at Night”, and “Friends”. The record was later certified platinum and served as a revolutionary piece of hip hop culture for its unique urban narrative. A re-release of the album arrived in May 2011, its first time since 2002, featuring nine bonus tracks. The studio album “Back in Black” followed in 1986 supported by the singles “Funky Beat”, “I’m a Ho”, “Fugitive”, and “Last Night (I Had a Long Talk With…)”. Again distinguished by its radio-friendly, introspective storytelling, the record features Pendulum drummer Paul Kodish. In support of the release Whodini toured alongside Run-D.M.C., LL Cool J and the Fat Boys, played a host of national coliseums, and shows in UK and Europe.
Whodini’s subsequent release, 1987’s “Open Sesame” marked a move away from the playful beat and rhythms towards more instrument driven accompaniment. However, a year earlier this new school style was popularised on the multi-million selling albums by LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys. Over the next few years whilst still under contract by Jive Records, Whodini’s output reduced to the occasional single including “Anyway I Gotta Swing It” from the “A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child. After signing with MCA Records in 1990, the group released their fifth full-length “Bag-a-Trix” in 1991. Unable to tap into the new rap market the album performed poorly, despite this Whodini issued their sixth studio album “Six” in 1996, led by the single “Keep Running Back”.