3rd Bass
3rd Bass


New York City, New York, United States


Hip hop

Years active

1987-1992, 1998-2000


Def Jam Recordings (1989-1992)
Columbia (1989-1992)
Serchlite Music (2000)

Associated acts

The Bomb Squad, Downtown Squad, KMD, Kurious, Nas, Prince Paul

Past members

3rd Bass was an American hip hop group from New York City, New York. The group consisted of MC Serch, Pete Nice and DJ Richie Rich, and were notable for being one of the first successful interracial hip hop groups. They rose to fame in the late 1980s and early 1990s with their two studio albums: The Cactus Album in 1989 and Derelicts of Dialect in 1991. 3rd Bass first split up in 1992, with MC Serch pursuing a solo career while Pete Nice and Richie Rich released the 1993 album Dust to Dust as a duo. The group reunited in 1998, only to break up a second time in 2000.


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