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Members
Fredro Starr (Born Fredro Scruggs, April 18, 1971 in Jamaica, Queens, NY)
Sticky Fingaz (Born Kirk Jones, November 3, 1973 in Brooklyn, NY)
Sonny Seeza (A.K.A. Sonee Seeza, Suave, Sonsee & DJ Suave Sonny Caeser) (Born Tyrone Taylor, September 16, 1978 in Brooklyn, NY)
Big DS (Born Marlon G. Fletcher, 1972 - Died May 22, 2003 (Cancer))

Albums
Onyx - Bacdafucup
Onyx - All We Got Iz Us
Onyx - Unreleased
Onyx - Shut 'Em Down
Onyx - Rare, Raw And Uncut: Grimee E.P.
Onyx - Bacdafucup: Part II
Onyx - Triggernometry
Fredro Starr - Firestarr
Fredro Starr - Don't Get Mad, Get Money
Sonny Seeza - Tytanium
Sticky Fingaz - Black Trash: The Autobiography Of Kirk Jones
Sticky Fingaz - Decade "...but wait it gets worse"

Singles
Onyx - Shifftee (Single)
Onyx - Slam (Remix) (Single)
Onyx - Evil Streets (Single)

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Down To Earth (Sticky Fingaz)
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP (Sticky Fingaz)
5 Footaz - Lifetime (Sticky Fingaz)
Jersey Mob Mix Tape Vol. 1 (Fredro Starr)
Killah Priest - The 3 Day Theory (Sonny Seeza)
Light It Up (Fredro Starr as Firestarr)
Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz - Make It Reign (Sticky Fingaz)
Made Men - Black Friday
MC Eiht - Underground Hero (Sticky Fingaz)
Merry Fucking Christmas 2: The Return Of The Poo (Thug Radio Mixtape)
Mobb Deep - The Dunn Language (Sticky Fingaz)
MTV Party To Go Vol. 5
Outlawz - Mix Collaboration CD Vol. 1
Phuck U Symphony II: Fuck Song (Thug Radio Mixtape)
Pete Rock - Soul Survivor (Sticky Fingaz)
The Rapsody Overture: Hip Hop Meets Classic
Save The Last Dance (Fredro Starr)
Snoop Dogg - No Limit Top Dogg (Sticky Fingaz)
Ride
The Show
Survival Of The Illest: Live From 125 N.Y.C.
Sunset Park
Young Noble - Outlaw Rydahz Vol. 1

Bio From AllMusic.Com
Onyx's shouting, in-your-face brand of high-volume rapping proved to be more at home in the slam pit than on the dancefloor and brought the rap quartet instant chart success. Originally formed in Queens, NY, during 1990, the members of Onyx (Fredro Starr, Sticky Fingaz, Big DS, and DJ Suave Sonny Caeser) met while working as barbers. The band honed their rhyming skills and act by performing at local clubs, which eventually gained the attention of Run-D.M.C.'s Jam Master Jay, who signed the group to his label, JMJ Records, and even helped produce Onyx's debut full-length, Bacdafucup, in 1993. The album turned out to be a platinum-certified smash, spurred on by the runaway success of the hit single "Slam," which went on to become one of the year's biggest rap hits. The group confirmed that they were just as content attracting a heavy metal audience by a pair of collaborations with the N.Y.C. hardcore metal outfit Biohazard (a remix of "Slam" credited to Bionyx, and the title track to the motion picture Judgment Night). The album even beat out such stiff competition as Dr. Dre's rap classic The Chronic at the Soul Train Awards for Best Rap Album that year. But Onyx was unable to continue their commercial success as such subsequent albums as 1995's All We Got Iz Us and 1998's Shut 'Em Down came and went without much fanfare. The late '90s saw members Sticky and Fredro try their hand at acting, landing spots on HBO's Strapped, Spike Lee's Clockers, the Rhea Pearlman/Danny De Vito-directed Sunset Park, and Brandy's hit TV show Moesha. The various members tried to launch solo careers, but the records never connected with audiences. With the rap genre's continuous changes and shifts, they decided to try a comeback and reappeared with 2002's Bacdafucup, Pt. II. - Greg Prato

Fredro Starr's Bio From AllMusic.Com
Rapper Fredro Starr has a lot on his plate. The Queens, NY, native balances both an acting and a music career. Starr began his rapping career when he founded the hardcore rap/hip hop group Onyx in 1991 with rap compatriots Sticky Fingaz and Sonee Seeza. The group's first album (Bacdafucup, 1993, UNI/Def Jam Records) went platinum, but since the breakup of Onyx after their 1998 album, Shut Em Down (Def Jam), Starr (born Fredro Scruggs) ventured out on his own to start his solo career. Starr has also built a solid acting resumé (he has had no formal training), starring in numerous television shows and several movies. He starred in the 2000 Paramount/MTV film Save The Last Dance and appeared as Brandy's love interest Quentin on the WB's television show Moesha. The ambitious actor/rapper has had roles in NYPD Blue and such films as Light It Up, Spike Lee's Clockers, and HBO's Strapped. Starr's solo rap debut, Firestarr released in January of 2001. On the track "Soldierz," Starr teamed up with Onyx partner Sticky Fingaz. One of Starr's cuts, "Theme From Save the Last Dance," is featured on the movie's soundtrack song, "Shining Through." In addition, Starr also runs his multi-faceted entertainment entity, OPM (Other People's Money). — Kerry Smith

Sticky Fingaz' Bio From AllMusic.Com
Rapper Sticky Fingaz was the frontman of hardcore rap goup Onyx and is best known for his husky voice and brash rapping style that dragged the hip-hop sound into the mosh pit. The Brooklyn-born Kirk Jones spent much of his early life as a member of a notorious New York street gang. Jones began performing with his cousin Fredro Starr, and the pair was soon discovered by hip-hop legend Jam Master Jay. Soon after, they formed Onyx. In 1993, Onyx released their first album, Bacdafucup, which became a crossover hit thanks in large part to Sticky Fingaz' gritty style and raspy voice. The group produced two more records before Fingaz left the group to pursue solo projects. Jones also pursued a side career as a film actor. His first solo album, Black Trash: The Autobiography Of Kirk Jones, which was released in 2000, is a conceptual album that is cinematic in scope that tells the story of Kirk Jones, a down-on-his-luck ex-con who finds himself wrapped up in the street life. The record stands as an impressive debut that blends Sticky Fingaz' two loves: film and hip-hop. Decade, released on D3 Entertainment, followed in 2003. It didn't fare nearly as well as the debut, but it did crack the Billboard 200. — Jon Azpiri

Official Sites: Onyx, MySpace, Facebook, Onyx Store (Da Mad Face Store) MySpace, Sticky Fingaz, Sticky Fingaz' MySpace, Fredro Starr's MySpace, Fredro Starr's Facebook, Tytanium Group (Sonny Seeza), Sonny Seeza's MySpace, Fredro Starr's Fuckin' Twitter, Sticky Fingaz' Fuckin' Twitter & Sonny Seeza's Fuckin' Twitter

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