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Formed: 1978 in Hamilton, OH
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Disbanded: 1991
Genre: R&B, Rap
Group Members: Larry Troutman, Lester Troutman, Roger, Tony Troutman
Biography: One of the most underrated funk groups of the 1980s, Zapp revolutionized the computer pop of electro with their trademark vocoder talk boxes and bumping grooves, emulating the earthier side of Prince and Cameo, with a leader in Roger Troutman who was more than efficient at polished production. The family ...Read full biography
Released: 1980
Label: Warner Bros.
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Zapp I
Released: 1980
Label: Get On Down
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Released in 1980 just as George Clinton's P-funk empire had reached the brink of its existence, Bootsy protégé Roger Troutman proved himself a worthy successor with Zapp's self-titled debut album and its ...Read full review
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