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Birth name  Andre Levins
Genres  Hip hop
Record label  Universal Records
Associated acts  Canibus, Kedar Massenburg
Also known as  A+, Young Plus
Years active  1996–present
Genre  Hip hop music

Born  August 29, 1981 (age 35) (1981-08-29)
Origin  Hempstead, New York, U.S.
Labels  Kedar Entertainment Universal Records, Motown Records
Albums  The Latch-Key Child, Hempstead High
Similar  Canibus, Mr Cheeks, Chico DeBarge, Bink, AZ

Andre Levins, also known as A+ (born August 29, 1981, Hempstead, New York) is an American rapper. As a teenager he released albums in 1996 and in 1999.

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History

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A+ began his music career in 1995, after winning a national talent competition sponsored by Def Jam Records. He was the first act signed to Kedar Massenburg's record label, Kedar Entertainment. According to Massenburg, the A+ moniker "means that he's striving for perfection, and he's not really talking about the same things as other young rappers." In 1996, at the age of 14, A+ released his first album, The Latch-Key Child, which featured contributions from AZ, Mobb Deep and Q-Tip. "All I See" was chosen as the lead single, and it peaked at number 66 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, staying for 14 weeks.

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His second & final album, Hempstead High, was released on March 23, 1999. Guest appearances on the album included DeBarge, the Lost Boyz and Canibus. The single "Enjoy Yourself", which sampled the 1976 Walter Murphy song "A Fifth of Beethoven," reached the top five of the UK Singles Chart, number 63 of the U.S. Hot 100 for three weeks, and was also commercially successful in Germany and Japan.

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Songs

Enjoy YourselfHempstead High · 1999
All I SeeThe Latch-Key Child · 1996
Party JointThe Latch-Key Child · 1996

References

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