Brooklyn, New York City, NY


Hip hop, electro

Years active



Jive/Arista, MCA, So So Def/Columbia

Associated acts

Jermaine Dupri, Larry Smith, Terminator X, UTFO


Past members

  • John "Ecstasy" Fletcher

Whodini is an American hip hop group from Brooklyn, New York and formed in 1981. The trio consisted of rappers Jalil Hutchins and John "Ecstasy" Fletcher with DJ Drew "Grandmaster Dee" Carter. Whodini was among the first hip hop groups to cultivate a high-profile national following and made significant contributions to to hip hop becoming accepted as a mainstream genre. They were contemporaries of groups such as The Fat Boys, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and Afrika Bambaataa.

Whodini signed with London-based independent record label Jive Records in 1982, and enjoyed a string of hits for several years, mostly charting on urban and R&B radio stations. The bulk of production on their releases was done by Larry Smith, a bass player who also handled much of Run-D.M.C.'s early work. Their most successful album, Escape, was released in 1984 and features the songs "Five Minutes of Funk", "The Freaks Come Out at Night" and "Friends".

Fletcher died on December 23, 2020.[1]

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