Onyx (hip hop group)

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Onyx is an American hip hop group. They are from Queens, a borough of New York City. They were founded in 1988. The group is named after the onyx stone.[1]

They are best known for their song "Slam". The song is off their studio album Bacdafucup. That album was released on March 30, 1993.[2]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

In 1994, for the album Bacdafucup, Onyx was nominated for "Favorite New Rap/Hip-Hop Artist" at the American Music Awards. They won "Best Rap Album" at the Soul Train Music Awards. Onyx was also nominated five times at The Source Hip Hop Music Awards ceremony in 1994.[3][4][5]

Year Award Nominated work Category Result
1994 American Music Awards of 1994 Bacdafucup Rap/Hip-Hop New Artist Nominated
1994 Soul Train Music Awards Bacdafucup Best Rap Album Won
The Source Hip Hop Music Awards Onyx New group of the year Nominated
Onyx New artist of the year Nominated
Onyx Live performer of the year Nominated
"Slam" Single of the year Nominated
Bacdafucup Album of the year Nominated

At the end of 1993, the US magazines Billboard and Cashbox placed Onyx on several of their final annual charts. In 1996, CMJ New Music Monthly placed the album All We Got Iz Us in their list The 25 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 1995.[6] In 2014, #WakeDaFucUp was named as one of the best hip-hop albums of 2014 by XXL.[7] In 2020, SnowMads was chosen as "The Best Rap Album of 2019: Readers' Choice" by the Russian website Rap.Ru.[8]

Year Work Publication Country Accolade Rank
1993 Onyx Billboard United States Hot Rap Artists[9] 1
Top Billboard 200 Album Artists[10] 64
Top R&B Album Artists[11] 20
Hot 100 Singles Artists[12] 45
Cashbox Top New Groups[13] 4
1996 All We Got Iz Us CMJ New Music Monthly The 25 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 1995 17
2014 #WakeDaFucUp XXL The 25 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2014
2020 SnowMads Rap.Ru Russia The Best Rap Album of 2019: Readers' Choice 1

References[change | change source]

  1. "Onyx Digital Biography". The Hip Hop Scriptures. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  2. "25 Years Ago Bacdafucup Set a Standard". AmbrosiaForHeads.com. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  3. "The Providence Journal (April 27, 1994) - First rap awards show aims to send a message - "The biggest losers were Onyx, who despite leading all acts with five nominations, failed to take home a single prize" (by Greg Berman)". smallsanities.org. Retrieved 2020-05-10.
  4. "The Source Magazine (May, 1994) - The First Annual "Source Awards" (April 25, 1994)". randomrapradiodotcom.files.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2020-05-10.
  5. "The First Annual "Source Awards" (April 25, 1994)". hiphopnostalgia.com. Retrieved 2020-02-17.
  6. "CMJ New Music Monthly (February, 1996) - 25 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 1995 - Onyx - All We Got Iz Us". books.google.com. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  7. The 25 Best Hip-Hop Albums Of 2014 (So Far) Archived 2014-07-06 at the Wayback Machine. XXLMag.com (2014-06-30). Retrieved on 2014-06-30.
  8. "Лучшие артисты и главные альбомы-2019: выбор читателей (January 9, 2020)". rap.ru. Retrieved 2020-01-09.
  9. "Billboard Magazine - December 25, 1993 - Hot Rap Artists" (PDF). americanradiohistory.com. Retrieved 2018-11-18.[permanent dead link]
  10. "Billboard Magazine - December 25, 1993 - Top Billboard 200 Album Artists" (PDF). americanradiohistory.com. Retrieved 2018-11-18.[permanent dead link]
  11. "Billboard Magazine - December 25, 1993 - Top R&B Album Artists" (PDF). americanradiohistory.com. Retrieved 2018-11-18.[permanent dead link]
  12. "Billboard Magazine - December 25, 1993 - Hot 100 Singles Artists" (PDF). americanradiohistory.com. Retrieved 2018-11-18.[permanent dead link]
  13. "Cashbox Magazine - December 31, 1993 - Top New Groups" (PDF). americanradiohistory.com. Retrieved 2018-11-18.