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Fun Lovin Criminals Biography

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Birth Place: New York City, United States
Years Active: 1993–present
Genres: Alternative Hip Hop, Alternative Rock, Hip Hop, Blues, Jazz, Funk

The Fun Lovin' Criminals (often referred to by their acronym, FLC) are an American alternative hip hop / alternative rock group from New York City. Their musical style is eclectic, covering such styles as hip hop, rock, funk, blues and jazz. Their songs often deal with life in a city, often explicitly New York City, but just as often urban life in general. They cover such issues as organized crime, recreational drug use, violence, poverty and politics. Their songs are often gritty or existentialist in nature but are just as often humorous or satirical. They are probably best known for their hit "Scooby Snacks" which features samples from films by Quentin Tarantino.

The band gained a large following internationally, notably in northwest Europe, around the release of their first two albums in the late nineties.