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Artist of the Week V – Quiz #45

November 7, 2021
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Exceptional Artist of the Week V Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2021 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bruno Mars, Stone Temple Pilots, Carole King, 2Pac, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Sonic Youth, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Kings of Leon, Kenny Rogers, Nina Simone, Alice in Chains, Neil Diamond, Cher, Nine Inch Nails, Phil Collins, Curtis Mayfield, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters, The Roots, Bing Crosby, Hall & Oates, Drake, No Doubt, Buffalo Springfield, Keith Urban, The Velvet Underground, Destiny’s Child, Ozzy Osbourne, Crowded House, Brian Wilson, Fugees, Captain Beefheart, MC Hammer, Hole, The Mamas and the Papas, Pantera, Tori Amos, Sam Cooke, Moby, Yes, Missy Elliott, Pet Shop Boys, The Black Crowes


My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” quizzes so far.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified The Black Crowes last week.

The results after 44 weeks (as of Monday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):



Ready for Quiz #45?

Depending on where you are when taking this quiz, it may be approximately 6 ‘N The Morning’!


Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, feel free to skip to the quiz if you know the rules already)

Your Task: Name the mystery Artist, ideally with as few clues as possible.

Correctly guess the artist on the first clue? 500 points.

After scrolling down to the second clue? 400 points.

Still don’t know after the fifth clue? 0 points, but a crisp high-five for participating.

I’ll use google translate to put the correct answer at the bottom in Arabic (if you read Arabic, that’s fantastic, but no cheating by reading ahead!) and you can translate it back to the language of your choice to confirm your answer.

In the comments, please enter your POINTS earned (not the artist name) and I’ll keep track of the running totals in a spreadsheet.

In addition to eternal bragging rights, the winner at the end of the year may even get something as prestigious as a digital certificate.

Here goes!


Artist of the Week #45
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..American artist, born in 1958 (birth name Tracy Lauren Marrow).

His 1991 album, O.G. Original Gangster, which also featured his heavy metal band, Body Count, is on the 1001 list.






400 points……………….In addition to his ongoing music career, for the last 21 seasons, he has played the role of NYPD Detective/Sargeant Odafin ‘Fin’ Tutuola on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit






300 points……………………The artist, as photo puzzle #1…






200 points………………..Photo clue, #2:






100 points………………..The artist is I___ – (20th letter of the alphabet)




Answer: شاي مثلج

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

I liked that on O.G., there was a track named M.V.P.S, where he talked about his respect for his peers, from Run DMC to Queen Latifah to MC Hammer & many, many more.

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  1. 500, although I get the two similarly named rappers mixed up.

  2. Harrison permalink

    100 please

  3. 500. Body Count was a cool addition for us metalheads in the UK at the time.

  4. 500 due to the metal connections, as well as his band he was in a Cannibal Corpse documentary etc

  5. I Ain’t New Ta This, 500 please

  6. I made a wild guess at 500 but confirmed at 300.

  7. Zack permalink

    500. I saw Body Count at Riot Fest in September. They put on a great show!

  8. jprobichaud permalink

    500 for me. Body Count was some fun crossover stuff.

  9. 500 because well he is quite present in culture.

  10. 500 as those guys got a ton of press back then in 91. I guess the word I’m looking for is controversial lol…
    Great pic of Master ? that u posted. Didn’t want to put the actual letter in there lol

    • Cheers, Deke – when I needed a clue for the (20th letter of the alphabet), I was pleased he jumped to mind!

  11. 500 for me and somewhat surprisingly 500 also for Mika. Listened to way too much of this in high school. Him and PE.

    • Both good choices, James – I only know the 3 PE albums from the 1001 but needless to say, they went 3 for 3 on those!

  12. 500 for me please.

  13. 200 points for me please! I knew him from a reality show he used to have with his wife and I forgot he was on ‘Law & Order.’

  14. 500 for knowing there are versions of the BC album with and without the controversial song!

  15. Paul permalink

    500 please – a small streak going again here. My wife loves the tv show L&O SVU so just saw him last night. Always humorous to me that he plays a character so different from his musical oersona

    • I find the irony amusing too – the artist that recorded ‘Cop Killer’ has spent the last 2+ decades as a Cop that pursues Killers!

  16. Sorry I’m far behind on these. This month has been a busy one! I Just went on a BC journey earlier this year. That’s a 500!

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