Ice Cube (LABEL:Indie) O'Shea Jackson, born June 15, 1969, better known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, screenwriter, film producer, and director. He began his career as a member of the C.I.A. and later joined the rap group N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989,he built a successful solo career in music, and also as a writer, director, actor and producer in cinema.
David Banner (LABEL:Major) Lavell Crump, born April 11, 1974, better known by his stage name David Banner, is an American rapper, record producer, and occasional actor. He started his music career as a member of the rap duo, Crooked Lettaz, before going solo in 2000 with the release entitled Them Firewater Boyz, Vol. 1.In 2003, Banner signed to Universal Records releasing four albums.
Smif N Wessun (LABEL:Indie) Smif-n-Wessun (aka Cocoa Brovaz) is a hip hop duo consisting of members Tek (Tekomin Williams) and Steele (Darrell Yates). Smif-n-Wessun comprise two-eighths of the Brownsville, Brooklyn supergroup Boot Camp Clik, with Buckshot, Heltah Skeltah and O.G.C. Both members are known for their Jamaican Patois during their raps...
Ol Dirty Bastard (LABEL:Unsigned) Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004)was an American rapper and occasional producer, who went by the stage name Ol' Dirty Bastard. He was one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan. He died in late 2004 of a drug overdose, two days before his 36th birthday.
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.
Kendrick Lamar (LABEL:Unsigned) Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987), known simply as Kendrick Lamar, is an American hip hop recording artist from Compton, California currently signed to Top Dawg, Aftermath and Interscope. Lamar is a member of hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, along with fellow West Coast rappers and label mates Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul.
Memphis Bleek (LABEL:Major) Malik Cox (born June 23, 1978), better known by his rap persona of Memphis Bleek or "Bleek", is a New York rapper mainly known for his tenure with Roc-a-Fella Records and CEO of his own label Get Low Records. He has released four albums during his career (all of which went Gold) , and had planned to release The Process in 2011, although the album has yet to be completed.
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.
Azealia Banks (LABEL:Indie) Azealia Amanda Banks(born May 31, 1991) is an American rapper, singer and lyricist from Harlem, New York signed to Interscope/Polydor, and formerly known under the pseudonym Miss Bank$. Banks rose in notability in 2011 when she topped NME's "Cool List" for the year. On December 5, 2011, the BBC announced that Banks had been nominated for the Sound of 2012...
Hopsin (LABEL:Indie) Marcus Hopson (born July 18, 1985), better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, music video director, hip hop producer, and actor from Los Angeles, California. Hopsin has gained high popularity on YouTube...In 2007, he was signed to deceased rapper Eazy-E's record label Ruthless Records, and has since founded his own record label Funk Volume in 2009.
Flo Rida (LABEL:Major) Tramar Dillard (born December 16, 1979) better known by his stage name Flo Rida, is an American rapper. He released his debut album, Mail on Sunday, in March 2008. His debut single "Low", featuring T-Pain, was a No. 1 hit for ten weeks in United States in early 2008. Two other singles resulted from Mail on Sunday: "Elevator" and "In the Ayer".
Gudda Gudda (LABEL:Major) Gudda Gudda, whose real name is Carl Lilly, is a rapper who grew up in the same neighborhood as Lil Wayne and was also encouraged by Weezy to start rapping. To date, Gudda has released two solo mixtapes in his Guddaville series and he played a part in the Sqad Up series between 2002 and 2003.
WC (dub-c) (LABEL:Indie) William L. Calhoun Jr. (born on August 9, 1970), better known by his stage name WC (pronounced Dub-C), is an American rapper. He was born in Texas, but moved to South Central Los Angeles at an early age. He originally was a rapper in the group Low Profile, and later formed his group WC and the Maad Circle. He later started a solo career and has released four solo albums.
AKON (LABEL:Major) With 40 Billboard Hot 100 songs and over 300 guest appearances with megastars such as Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, R. Kelly and Eminem, Akon is one of the most popular artists and producers in music today. He rose to prominence with the smash hit single “Locked Up” from his debut album, Trouble, in 2004.
Ja Rule (LABEL:Unsigned) Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976),better known by his stage name Ja Rule or Mockaveli, is an American rapper, singer, and actor from Queens, New York City. Ja Rule had several hits that made the top 20 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart...
Cali Swag District (LABEL:Major) Cali Swag District (often stylized as "CSD") is an American hip hop group from Inglewood, California,founded by former Death Row Records artist Big Wy and Dairold Potts. The group's members are rapper-DJ C-Smoove and rappers Yung and JayAre. Montae "M-Bone" Talbert, who was the group's dancer, died on May 15, 2011.
Black Sheep (LABEL:Indie) Black Sheep is a hip hop duo from Queens, New York, composed of Andres "Dres" Titus and William "Mista Lawnge" McLean. Black Sheep debuted in 1991 with the hit song "Flavor of the Month" and later released its first album, A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing, which gained them praise and recognition in the hip-hop community...
G-Unit (LABEL:Major) G-Unit is an American hip hop group originating from New York City formed by East Coast rappers 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo. The name of the group is short for Guerilla Unit.
Jamie Foxx (LABEL:Major) Eric Marlon Bishop (born December 13, 1967), professionally known as Jamie Foxx, is an American actor, singer-songwriter, rapper, stand-up comedian, and talk radio host who began playing the piano when he was five years old...He is also a Grammy Award winning musician, producing three albums which have charted highly on the Billboard 200...
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