Twista (LABEL:Major) Carl Terrell Mitchell (born November 27, 1972), better known by his stage name Twista, is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He is known for once holding the title of fastest rapper in the world according to Guinness World Records in 1992, being able to pronounce 598 syllables in 55 seconds.
Usher (LABEL:Major) Born in Chattanooga on October 14, 1978, Usher Raymond was raised by his single mother (and manager) Jonnetta Patton, who moved him and his younger brother to Atlanta when Usher was 12. Mom brought up her sons within the foundations of faith and family afforded by St. Elmo’s Missionary Baptist Church, for which she served as choir director. As early as junior high school, Usher began entering local talent shows.
Freddie Gibbs (LABEL:Indie) Fredrick Tipton (born June 14, 1982), better known by his stage names Freddie Gibbs and Gangsta Gibbs, is an American hip hop artist from Gary, IN. He has been active since 2001. Gibbs is also a member of the hip hop group, P.O.C.In April 2011, Gibbs was annonced signed to CTE, an Atlanta based label founded by rapper Young Jeezy.
Mya (LABEL:Indie) Mýa Marie Harrison (born October 10, 1979), professionally referred to as Mýa, is an American R&B and pop recording artist, entertainer, philanthropist, and occasional actress. A Washington, D.C. native, as a young child, Harrison took ballet lessons from the age of two and added jazz and tap dancing lessons to her schedule two years later. As she entered her teens, Harrison began to shift her focus to music.
2 Pistols (LABEL:Indie) Jeremy Lemont Saunders (born June 11, 1983),better known by his stage name 2 Pistols, is an American rapper from Tarpon Springs, Florida. His album included "You Know Me feat. Ray J" & "Thats My Word feat.Trey Songz"," in addition to "She Got It." The album peaked at #32 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and rose to #10 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop album chart.
A Tribe Called Quest (LABEL:Major) A Tribe Called Quest is one of Hip Hops most legendary, beloved and revered groups of all time and for good reason. Easily recognized for their unique approach to rap music by employing jazz infused soundscapes to Afro centric rhymes, sans the jaded and often nihilistic aggressive posturing associated with hip-hop...
Jody Breeze (LABEL:Indie) Jody Breeze is a southern spit-fire best known for his contribution to Block Entertainment’s landmark group, Boyz N Da Hood, and a solo artist on Shonuff Records. Now a free agent, Jody Breeze is ready to solidify his spot as a rap phenomenon amongst the greatest that ever did it.
Scarface (LABEL:Indie) Brad Terrence Jordan (born November 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Scarface, is an African-American rapper and recording artist from Houston, Texas and a member of the Geto Boys.He is originally from South Park, Houston.
Stat Quo (LABEL:Indie) Stanley Benton, better known as Stat Quo, is an American rapper.Benton attended University of Florida, where he majored in economics and international business in 2000.Benton was contemplating law school, until veteran Southern rapper Scarface encouraged him to rap professionally. After 50 Cent, Stat Quo was the second artist signed to both Shady Records and Aftermath Entertainment and became Dr. Dre and Eminem's newest protégé.
Hurricane Chris (LABEL:Major) Chris Dooley, Jr. (born 1989), better known by his stage name Hurricane Chris, is an American rapper.Chris's debut album, 51/50 Ratchet was released on October 2007, which contains the singles, including the top-ten hit "A Bay Bay", "The Hand Clap", and "Playas Rock". Chris's second studio album, Unleashed, which contains the singles, including "Halle Berry (She's Fine)", and "Headboard".
Joe Budden (LABEL:Indie) Joe Budden (born August 31, 1980) is an American rapper from Jersey City, New Jersey. In the year 2003, Budden released his debut solo studio album, Joe Budden. It included Budden's 2003 Grammy-nominated summer hit "Pump It Up", and was also featured in the soundtrack for the movie 2 Fast 2 Furious and the video games Def Jam Vendetta, Def Jam Fight for NY, and Madden NFL 2004.
The Roots (LABEL:Major) The Roots is an American hip hop/neo soul band formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are known for a jazzy, eclectic approach to hip hop which includes live instrumentals. Malik B., Leonard "Hub" Hubbard, and Josh Abrams were added to the band, originally called The Square Roots.
Slim The Mobster (LABEL:Major) Anthony Johnson better known by his stage name Slim The Mobster is a Los Angeles-based rapper currently signed to Gang Module Records and Aftermath Entertainment. He is currently working on Dr. Dre's third studio album Detox. Slim The Mobster is known as Dr. Dre's new protégé. He is currently also working on his debut Aftermath Entertainment studio album.
Jay Z (LABEL:Major) Since 1996, 10-time Grammy award winner, Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter has dominated the rap industry and set trends for a generation. Now in 2010, he personifies the “American Dream.” Founder and chairman of Rocawear, he is also co-owner of the NJ Nets, 40/40 sportsclubs, Translation Advertising and Carol’s Daughter skin line, as well involved in a partnership with Iconix Brand Group.
Luniz (LABEL:Unsigned) The Luniz were an American platinum-selling rap duo from Oakland, California, formed by Yukmouth and Numskull. They released an internationally successful hit in 1995 entitled "I Got 5 on It", two versions of which appeared on their album Operation Stackola. A third version of the song, featuring Oakland rappers Dru Down, Shock G, Richie Rich, E-40, and Spice 1, also gained radio airplay.
EVE (LABEL:Major) Eve Jihan Jeffers (born November 10, 1978)is an American rapper-songwriter, record producer and actress. Her first three albums have sold over 8 million copies worldwide. She has also achieved success in fashion with her clothing line, Fetish. She is the inaugural winner of the Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration in 2002 for the song "Let Me Blow Ya Mind", with Gwen Stefani.
Kanye West (LABEL:Major) Born on June 8, 1977, Kanye is an American musician, film director and fashion designer. West first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson.
The-Dream (LABEL:Unsigned) Terius Youngdell Nash (Born September 23 , 1977), better known by his stage name The-Dream, is an American singer songwriter and record producer. He is known for co-writing chart topping hits such as "Baby" for Justin Bieber, "Umbrella" for Rihanna and "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" for Beyoncé, as well as for his three solo albums, Love Hate, Love vs. Money, and Love King.
Cartel De Santa (LABEL:Major) Cartel de Santa is a Mexican band from the "barrio de la Aurora", Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, Mexico. The band is currently composed of Eduardo Davalos de Luna, also known as MC Babo (lead vocals), MC Dharius, Rowan Rabia (beatmaker) and DJ Agustín (only in live shows).They have been referred to as one of the most notable Mexican hip-hop artists.
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