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|Shaun Shiller Fequiere|
|Origin||Brooklyn, New York, USA|
The Real Roxanne
Shaun Shiller Fequiere, known by his stage name, Kangol Kid, or, alternatively, The Kangol Kid, is an American hip hop producer, songwriter, break dancer, and emcee. Kangol is best known as a member of the old school hip hop group, UTFO.
Kangol Kid was the first hip-hop artist to endorse a product through his official sponsorship with Kangol headwear. His signature hat has been inducted into the Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Kangol Kid is considered to be one of the "pioneers of hip-hop".
He acquired his nickname, The Kangol Kid, from neighborhood friends during the early 80s, because of the many Kangol hats he owns and wears. He is also officially sponsored by Kangol Headwear, Inc.
He was signed to his first record label deal at age 17, without a legal representation.
Kangol Kid was originally a breakdancer along with his dance partner, Doctor Ice. In 1984, UTFO became one of the most popular rap and breakdance acts in the country on the strength of their breakout single, "Roxanne, Roxanne."
During the mid-80s, as "Roxanne, Roxanne" gained popularity and chart position, UTFO was voted best rap group, at the 1988 Urban Music Awards, had featured spots on Don Cornelius' Soul Train, The Phil Donahue Show, and performed live for actors such as Dustin Hoffman, and Tony Danza. UTFO was the first rap group to perform at Harlem's Apollo Theater as they opened for Hall & Oates and the Temptation's Eddie Kendricks and David Ruffin.
Fequiere works as a producer, composer, performer, artist manager, and songwriter. He is the President of music production company, Kangol's Kreations, Inc., and CEO of his Public Relations firm, Kreative Media Group. Fequiere's lectures at high schools and colleges nationwide on the business of music.