Redhead Kingpin and the F.B.I.

  • Redhead Kingpin and the F.B.I.
  • A Shade of Red (Virgin) 1989 
  • The Album With No Name (Virgin) 1991 

New Jersey’s Redhead Kingpin (David Guppy) is a new jack rapper, delivering his positive/party rhymes over easygoing modern R&B with modest beats and lots of booty-moving instrumentation. Produced by Teddy Riley and Gene Griffin, A Shade of Red walks a polite line between Guy and the hip-hop nation; the Kingpin’s friendly, unchallenging style suits the equally personable grooves.

[Ira Robbins]