- Chic: This popular disco group had the dance floors poppin' in the 70s with classics such as Good Times, Le Freak, I Want Your Love and Dance, Dance, Dance.
- The Marvelettes: With the release of Please, Mr. Postman, this Motown act was the first all-female group and they also achieved the label's first number one hit.
- Public Enemy: Educating the masses with hits like Fight The Power, Don't Believe The Hype, Can't Truss It and Public Enemy #1
- Donna Summer: The Disco Queen who controlled the era during the 70s with hits like Bad Girl, MacArthur Park, Love To Love You, Baby and Last Dance.
- N.W.A.: One of the most controversial groups who received attention from the federal government and law enforcement in the late 80s, long before it became commonplace in Hip Hop.
- Albert King was an American blues guitarist and singer who had an extensive recording career from 1953 until the year of his death, 1992.
- The Meters: A funk band from New Orleans, Louisiana recorded and performed in the 60s until 1977. Many Hip Hop producers sampled their work.