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Po’ Folks – Nappy Roots

Nappy Roots is a rap quintet from Bowling Green, Kentucky in 1995 that sports some of the most memorable stage names this side of the Mississippi: Fish Scales, Skinny DeVille, B. Stille, Ron Clutch, Big V. Oakland and R. Prophet

For those names alone we should be writing about this band. But they’re also a one-hit wonder for their 2002 single “Po’ Folks.” Their debut album titled Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz became the best-selling hip-hop album of 2002. This record was huge and sold more than 2 million copies and placed “Po’ Boys” at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It included two additional fan favorites in “Headz Up”, “Awnaw.”

It’s also credited for launching the career of Anthony Hamilton, who is also a one-hit wonder artist for his 2004 single “Charlene.”

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Nappy Roots are still touring and making music today. But they’ve never again reached the top 40. But hey, one great single should be enough for anyone, right?

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