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Melvin Barcliff / Magoo oral history interview, 2013

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Issued Date: 2013-04-15
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/18554
Citation: William & Mary Hip Hop Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Description: Melvin "Magoo" Barcliff oral history interview conducted over the phone by Kevin Kosanovich on 04/15/2013. Growing up in Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, VA, with Timbaland, Larry "Live" Lyons, Pharrell Williams, Missy Elliot, and Pusha T and No Malice of Clipse, Magoo is a member of Virginia hip-hop royalty. A member of Surrounded By Idiots (SBI) in the early 1990s, Magoo achieved international fame as one half of Timbaland and Magoo in the late 1990s. Among his many projects, Magoo can currently be heard offering music business insight and advice on Hot 91.1 FM. Topics include: origins of "Magoo"; "Rappers Delight"; WOWI; bboying; Larry Live; Timbaland; Freedom of Speech Posse; K-Quick; Andre Harrell; DeVante Swing; Pharrell Williams; Surrounded By Idiots; Chad Hugo; Virginia Beach; Teddy Riley; Songwriting; Timbaland & Magoo; Aaliyah; Record Stores; Gangsta Rap.

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