I've been grooving to Mickey Avalon for just over a year now. Not sure if he's big anywhere outside of Los Angeles. He kind of raps but not in a hip hop kind of way but more of a Debbie Harry "rapping" in Rapture kind of way. He was a hooker in his past life. His songs have great beats and dirty lyrics. He shakes his booty in the same slithery way as Iggy Pop. Now he has a video for "Mr. Right" granted it is censored a bit and Paris Hilton makes a cameo.