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Original Flavor was a hip hop group from the mid 90's. The group originally consisted of Ski and Suave Lover. They released two albums This Is How It Is (1992) and Beyond Flavor (1994) although for Beyond Flavor Suave Lover was replaced by T-Strong and DJ Chubby Chub. They had a hit with the song "Can I Get Open", which reached #46 on the Billboard Maxi Singles chart. This track prominently features Jay-Z. The group disbanded after released Beyond Flavor but they began work with Roc-A-Fella Records at the time with Jay-Z, Damon Dash and Kareem Burke. (courtesy Wikipedia)
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One of rap's middle school crews headed by Ski, an MC/producer, Original Flavor dropped their inauspicious debut This Is How It Is in 1992. Although Ski worked with legendary New York DJ Clark Kent for the project, the album fizzled unceremoniously. For their follow-up, producer-in-training Ski enlisted the aid of a few more MCs including T-Strong, Chubby Chub, and a young Brooklynite with some experience in the rap field, Jay-Z. Jay-Z had worked with fellow Brooklynite Big Jaz on the track "Hawaiian Sophie" and the two were commonly referred to as Jaz and Jay-Z.
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