Whodini

Whodini was an American hip-hop group that was formed in Brooklyn, New York, in 1982. The group consisted of three members: Jalil Hutchins, John Fletcher (also known as Ecstasy), and Drew Carter (also known as Grandmaster Dee).

Whodini quickly became one of the most influential and successful hip-hop groups of the 1980s, known for their catchy hooks, socially conscious lyrics, and energetic performances. They were one of the first hip-hop groups to achieve mainstream success, with several of their songs becoming hit singles and receiving heavy airplay on both urban and pop radio stations.

Whodini’s debut album, “Whodini,” was released in 1983 and included the hit single “Magic’s Wand,” which helped to establish the group as a force in hip-hop. They followed up with their second album, “Escape,” in 1984, which included the hit singles “Five Minutes of Funk” and “Friends.” The album was a commercial success, peaking at #35 on the Billboard 200 chart and cementing Whodini’s place in the hip-hop pantheon.

Over the next few years, Whodini continued to release successful albums, including “Back in Black” (1986) and “Open Sesame” (1987). They also continued to tour and perform, building a loyal fan base and influencing a generation of hip-hop artists.

In addition to their music career, Whodini was also known for their innovative music videos and stage shows. They were one of the first hip-hop groups to incorporate elaborate choreography and theatrical elements into their live performances, helping to set the standard for future hip-hop shows.

Sadly, John “Ecstasy” Fletcher passed away on December 23, 2020, at the age of 56, leaving behind a legacy as one of the pioneers of hip-hop.

Today, Whodini is remembered as one of the most important and influential hip-hop groups of all time, known for their catchy hooks, socially conscious lyrics, and energetic performances. Their music continues to be celebrated by fans and artists alike, and their influence can be heard in the work of countless hip-hop acts that have followed in their footsteps.

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