Hailing from the City of Lawrence Ma A.K.A Law-Town DraMatik’s life journey has developed his unique dramaturgic style. As a kid Andres Gonzalez grew up in the Philadelphia and New Jersey projects. Most of his time was spent getting into trouble and beefing with his three older sisters. One of whom was a DJ which exposed DraMatik to music at young age. He learned to appreciate everything from Rock Roll to Mo-Town. Eventually it was his mothers fleeing from an abusive relationship that forced her to bring DraMa to Lawrence. Coming up in the golden age of Hip-Hop DraMatik was first enticed to the scene by such great artist as KRS-One Chuck D and EPMD. An interest in writing poetry soon evolved into flowing.
Jedi Mind Tricks (LABEL:Indie) For more than fifteen years, the name Jedi Mind Tricks has become synonymous with raw, gritty underground hip-hop. From their debut album, The Psycho-social, in 1996 to their seminal sophomore release, Violent By Design, to their musical expansion heard on Servants and Heaven, Kings in Hell, JMT has made an indelible impression on the independent music scene while arguably forging its own subgenre of rap.
E-40 (LABEL:Major) Earl Stevens (born November 15, 1967) better known by his stage name E-40, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor from Vallejo, California. He is a member of the rap group The Click, and the founder of Sick Wid It Records. He has released over ten albums, appeared on numerous movie soundtracks, and has also done guest appearances on a host of other rap albums.
Clipse (LABEL:Major) Clipse is a hip hop duo formed by brothers Gene "No Malice" Thornton (formerly known as "Malice") and Terrence "Pusha-T" Thornton in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1992. The group is heavily affiliated with the production team The Neptunes and are signed to Star Trak Entertainment.
Wiz Khalifa (LABEL:Major) In 2005 Wiz released his first mixtape, “Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania.” The mixtape was quickly accepted by the local scene and began to gain buzz outside of Pittsburgh. Wiz soon dropped “Show and Prove,” which Okayplayer.com claimed was “arguably the best album of the year.”... A deal with Warner Bros. Records soon followed.
Jagged Edge (LABEL:Indie) Jagged Edge (made up of twin lead singers Brian Casey, Brandon Casey, Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo) began their mainstream recording career in 1998 with the album A Jagged Era which went gold and featured the hit singles, “I Gotta Be” (which reached #11 on the R&B charts and #23 on the Hot 100) and “The Way That You Talk.”
Pretty Ricky (LABEL:Indie) Pretty Ricky is an American R&B/hip hop group originated from Miami, Florida. Pretty Ricky originally consisted of four brothers: Corey "Slick'em" Mathis, Diamond "Baby Blue" Smith, "Spectacular" Blue Smith, and Marcus "Pleasure P"... Pleasure P left the group in 2007 to embark on his solo career. He was replaced by Emmanual DeAnda (aka Manny DeAnda).
Salt N Pepa (LABEL:Major) Salt-N-Pepa is an American hip hop trio from Queens and Brooklyn, New York, that was formed in 1985. The group, consisting of Cheryl James ("Salt"), Sandra Denton ("Pepa") and Deidra Roper ("DJ Spinderella"), was one of the first all-female rap crews.
Sheek Louch (LABEL:Indie) Sean Divine Jacobs, November 9, 1976. better known as Sheek Louch (also known as Donnie Def Jam and "Donnie G"), is an African American rapper and member of The LOX (aka D-Block), along with Styles P and Jadakiss.Sheek released his solo debut Walk Witt Me on Universal Records through D-Block Records.
J.Cole (LABEL:Major) Jermaine Lamar Cole (born January 28, 1985), better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American rapper and record producer. In 2009, he was the first rap artist signed to Jay-Z's label Roc Nation. His long-awaited debut album titled Cole World: The Sideline Story was released on September 27, 2011.
Tyrese Gibson (LABEL:Unsigned) Since the fateful day a high-wattage kid charmed the world singing “Always Coca-Cola” in a now famous ad campaign for the soft drink giant, Tyrese Gibson has evolved into a coveted entertainment juggernaut, creating some of the most compelling and exalted artistic works of his generation.
Xzibit (LABEL:Indie) Alvin Nathaniel Joiner (born September 18, 1974), better known by his stage name Xzibit, is an American rapper, actor, and television host. He is known as the host of the MTV show Pimp My Ride, which brought him mainstream success. Before hosting the show, he achieved fame in the West Coast hip-hop scene as a rapper...
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