LL Cool J James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), better known as LL Cool J (an abbreviation for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor from Bay Shore, New York. He is known for romantic ballads such as "I Need Love", "Around the Way Girl" and "Hey Lover" as well as pioneering hip-hop such as "I Can't Live Without My Radio", "I'm Bad", "The Boomin' System", and "Mama Said Knock You Out".
The-Dream 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.
Mike Jones Michael "Mike" Jones (born January 6, 1981) is an American southern rap artist, who initially was affiliated with the record label Swishahouse, then left to be the owner of Ice Age Entertainment.Before he was on Swishahouse he was in a group called Souf Folk and his alias was "Sache". He has released one album with Souf Folk called Country Thuggin.
Slaughterhouse Slaughterhouse is a hip hop supergroup consisting of rappers Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5'9". They are currently signed to Shady and Interscope.Slaughterhouse currently plans to release their second studio album Welcome to: Our House, the first to be released under Shady Records, on August 28, 2012
Trick Daddy Young began rapping in the 1990s under the alias "Trick Daddy Dollars" and appeared on the track "Scarred" by former 2 Live Crew member Luther "Luke" Campbell from Luke's 1996 album Uncle Luke. The song became a hit and immediately caught the attention of fans and record producers alike.
J.Cole 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.
Common With his multi-Grammy Award winning music career, continued work in film and television, and multiple written works, Common has emerged as one of Hollywood's most sought after leading men.
Gucci Mane Radric Davis (born February 2, 1980), better known by his stage name Gucci Mane, is an American rapper. He debuted in 2005 with Trap House and followed with albums such as Hard to Kill in 2006, Trap-A-Thon and Back to the Trap House in 2007.
Young Chris Young Chris (born Christopher F. Ries in 1983) is a Grammy nominated American rapper and songwriter. A member of Philadelphia rap duo Young Gunz, formerly signed to Roc-A-Fella records through Beanie Sigel’s State Property collective, early success included the hit single "Can't Stop, Won't Stop". He is currently signed to Universal Motown through producer/songwriter Rico Love’s label imprint Division1.
Scolla Scolla is a Detroit rapper, singer, and producer at heart. His team, the RLES Society, includes artists from Pittsburgh (Devin Miles, Jo' Christo), West Virginia (Huey Mack), and Detroit (K-Bunz, GPitts, 80 Stacks, USR). He is represented and supported by Fab 5 Entertainment, a group of Pittsburgh transplants originally from Atlanta and Philadelphia.
Salt N Pepa 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.
Percy Romeo Miller Percy Romeo Miller, Jr. (born August 19, 1989),better known by his stage name Romeo (previously Lil' Romeo), is an American rapper, actor, basketball player, entrepreneur, and model. As a rap musician, Miller has released three studio albums and two compilation albums.
Glasses Malone Charles Phillipivory Penniman (born December 10, 1979), better known by his stage name Glasses Malone, is an American rapper. Malone grew up between both Watts and Compton neighborhoods in Los Angeles and signed with Cash Money Records in 2011.
Tech N9ne Aaron Dontez Yates (born November 8, 1971),better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is an American rapper from Kansas City, Missouri. In 1999, Yates and Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. Throughout his career, Yates has sold over one million albums and has had his music featured in film, television, and video games.
Waka Flocka Flame Juaquin Malphurs (born May 31, 1986), better known by his stage name Waka Flocka Flame, is an American rapper signed to 1017 Brick Squad and Warner Bros. He is a Southern hip hop artist best known for his singles "O Let's Do It", "Hard in da Paint" & "No Hands", along with his debut album, Flockaveli.
Digable Planets The Digable Planets are an American Alternative Hip-hop trio based in New York City. They released their debut album Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) in 1993, and their follow-up album Blowout Comb in 1994.
Shortly after this release the trio parted ways, citing "creative differences", though they've re-united to perform shows in more recent years.