Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor (born September 26, 1964), also known as Fingerprints, is a Haitian musician and hip-hop music producer. Azor is best known for discovering and producing the hip–hop trio Salt-N-Pepa and the rap duo Kid 'n Play.

Hurby Azor
Birth nameHerby Azor[1]
Also known as
  • Hurby Luv Bug
  • Hurby's Machine
  • Fingerprints
Born (1964-09-26) September 26, 1964 (age 57)
Port-de-Paix, Haiti
OriginNew York City, New York, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Musician
  • producer
Instrument(s)
  • Vocals
  • keyboard
Years active1982–present

Early lifeEdit

Born in Port-de-Paix, Azor is Haitian.[2]

CareerEdit

In late 1985, with the rise of hip-hop response records all the rage, Azor and the group Salt-n-Pepa (then known as Super Nature) recorded a response to Doug E. Fresh & The Get Fresh Crew's "The Show" called "The Show Stoppa." He also went on to produce Dana Dane, Sweet Tee, Kwamé and others.

Azor wrote and performed in Salt-N-Pepa's music video for "Push It", on keyboards and backup vocals, and also wrote the trio's song "Let's Talk About Sex, among others." In 1995, he co-wrote and produced Snow's single "Anything for You," which became the top-selling single in Jamaica that year.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Azor also dated Salt from 1984 to 1989, during which time he conceived a baby with another woman.

BibliographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ In Search of the Black Fantastic : Politics and Popular Culture
  2. ^ "Notable Haitians". Archived from the original on 26 March 2014. Retrieved 26 March 2014.
  3. ^ Jamaican sales and charting data for "Anything for You" can be found in Kevin O'Brien Chang and Wayne Chen, Reggae Routes: The Story of Jamaican music (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1998), 211.