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The Malaysian hip hop scene started in 1990s with groups such as 4U2C, NICO, KRU. Their so-called "Rap music" wasn't accepted by the mainstream community and they had to changed to a more pop-ish sound. The Malaysian music scene was dominated by them until 1995-1996, when Poetic Ammo came out with their classic album It's a Nice Day to Be Alive. Their first hit, "Everything Changes" revolutionized the local music industry. There were also groups from the underground scene that have established themeselves such as Naughtius Maximus, but it was Poetic Ammo that "made it big".

One of the "powerhouses" of hip hop in Malaysia is Too Phat, which consists of Malique and Joe Flizzow. They were signed to EMI International's Positive Tone division and produced their first hit album, Whutadilly and their first single was "Too Phat Baby" featuring Ruffedge. Their Plan B album was a hit, with songs such as "Anak Ayam" and "Just a Friend" featuring V.E. receiving massive air play by local stations.

After Too Phat's success other underground groups such as Muchachaz, M.O.B and The Teh Tarik Crew have followed in their footsteps, eventually forming The Phat Family.

Notable hip hop groups and artists that have emerged onto the scene are Junio Hustle, Blue Night Fellas, KLG Sqwad, Hyperkinetix, Chakrasonic, Agniputra, B-Squarez, Three Flow/Dose2, The Rebel Scum, K-Town Clan, Caprice, Jin Hackman and RDZ who are among the established hiphop artists.

Malaysia also boosts a number of established hip hop producers such as [G Soul (who goes under the aliases Qumran and BlissKid), Kugan aka Funktionz, Damien Shorty Soul, Cat, D'Navigator, T Bone, Goldfish, Merp Premo, KC Sash, and

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