Showbiz & A.G.
These Bronx, New York, USA-based compatriots of Diamond D were forced to make their mark in hip-hop by establishing their own independent label, Showbiz Records, to house 1991’s self-titled debut EP. It immediately created a buzz, leading them into a major label deal. AG had previously worked freestyle battles with Lord Finesse in high school, who introduced him to Showbiz. The partnership formed, they hustled through New York in a failed bid to get a contract. However, when their debut EP landed, particularly through the success of the ‘Diggin’ In The Crates’ cut, they were hot news on the scene. Their profile was galvanised by Showbiz’s highly successful remix of Arrested Development’s ‘Tennessee’. Their two albums were acclaimed as leading examples of freestyle rap. AG has since inaugurated a solo career.