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Lisa Lisa, who performed with Cult Jam in

Lisa Lisa, who performed with Cult Jam in the 1980s and early '90s.

Lisa Lisa

Lisa Lisa, who came to fame with her band Cult Jam in the 1980s, through the years.

Lisa Lisa poses backstage at the BET Awards
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Lisa Lisa poses backstage at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. (June 24, 2008)

Lisa Lisa, who performed with Cult Jam in

Lisa Lisa, who performed with Cult Jam in the 1980s and early '90s.

Lisa Velez, known on stage as Lisa Lisa,

Lisa Velez, known on stage as Lisa Lisa, and Cult Jam scored a number of hits and produced five albums.

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Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam topped the charts

Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam topped the charts with its first album, "Full Force," which yeilded three hit singles: "I Wonder If I Take You Home," "Can You Feel the Beat," and "All Cried Out."

Lisa Lisa, born Lisa Velez, was the first
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Lisa Lisa, born Lisa Velez, was the first Latin artist to make it nationwide in the English-language market with 10 top hits. (1988)

Lisa Lisa, the youngest of 10 children, was

Lisa Lisa, the youngest of 10 children, was born in the Hell's Kitchen section of Manhattan. She called her 1991 album with her band Cult Jam "Straight Outta Hell's Kitchen."

Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam came out of

Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam came out of the New York City pop scene with ten top hits. Here, a poster for a performance at the Palladium Club on 14th Street in Manhattan. (1988)

"Where Were You When I Needed You," a single off Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam's 1991 album "Straight Outta Hell's Kitchen."

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The cover for

The cover for "Let the Beat Hit 'Em," a single off the 1991 album "Straight Outta Hell's Kitchen."

Lisa Lisa in 1994.
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Lisa Lisa in 1994.

Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam was one of

Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam was one of the first freestyle music groups to come out of New York City in the 1980s. (1989)

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