One of the best duos in East Coast Hip Hop history, made up of producer Rodney "Showbiz" Lemay (who was also a rapper in the duo early works) and rapper Andre "AG" Barnes.
Showbiz & AG, also known as Show & AG hail from the Boogie Down Bronx, in New York City. They're also both members of the legendary NYC rap crew D.I.T.C. along with Lord Finesse, Diamond D, Fat Joe, O.C., Buckwild & the late Big L.
The two debuted on Lord Finesse's "Funky Technician" in 1990, Showbiz producing 2 tracks and AG dropping verses on 2 songs, one of them being "Back To Back Rhyming", produced by Show.
The duo's first release was the EP "Soul Clap", released independently on Showbiz Records in 1991. The album was an underground success, led by 2 songs, the eponymous "Soul Clap" and "Party Groove". It also featured the legendary posse song "Diggin' In The Crates" with verses by Showbiz, AG, Diamond D and Lord Finesse.
Showbiz & AG released the same year their debut full length album, "Runaway Slave", which also contains the song "Soul Clap" and a shortened version of "Party Groove". The album also included the first official appearance of Big L. "Runaway Slave" is regarded as a golden age classic and even one of the best jazzy rap records ever thanks to the awesome production work of Showbiz.
This gem was followed by the darker and more agressive "Goodfellas" in 1995. It's another golden age classic even it received less critical acclaim than "Runaway Slave". Productio was handled by Showbiz, Lord Finesse, Dres, DJ Premier and Roc Raida and guest appearances included other D.I.T.C. members or affiliates and Method Man. Flawless material.
Following a third release in 1998, "Full Scale LP", which featured Big Pun and KRS-One among others, both Showbiz and AG concentrateur on D.I.T.C. projects and solo releases until 2007 when they returned with another EP containing new songs, entitled "Live Hard".
Several other albums followed up in the 2010's with some great moments (just listen to "Walk With Me" and you'll understand...).
1991 - 2020
D.I.T.C. Records, FFRR, London Records, Payday