Nelly (LABEL:Major) Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr.(born November 2, 1974), better known by his stage name Nelly, is an American Grammy Award winning hip hop artist, entrepreneur and occasional actor. He has performed with the rap group St. Lunatics since 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999. Under Universal, Nelly began his solo career in 2000...
Webbie (LABEL:Unsigned) Webster Gradney, born September 6, 1985, better known by his stage name Webbie, is a rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He came into the hip-hop scene in 2005 with "Give Me That Pussy" which featured U.G.K. rapper Bun B and the songs "Bad Bitch" & "Swerve" (Lil' Boosie Feat. Webbie) were featured in the 2005 movie Hustle & Flow.
Dolla (LABEL:Major) Roderick Anthony Burton II (November 25, 1987 – May 18, 2009) better known by his stage name Dolla, was an American rapper. Burton began his music career in 2000 with rap group Da Razkalz Cru under the stage name Bucklyte. The group quickly disbanded.In 2007, Burton signed to Akon's Konvict Muzik label and used the stage name Dolla for his releases.On May 18, 2009, Burton was shot to death outside a shopping mall in Los Angeles.
Drake (LABEL:Major) Aubrey “Drake” Graham (born October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actor, rapper and singer signed to Universal Records. So far he has released three mixtapes, 2006’s Room for Improvement, 2007’s Comeback Season, and 2009’s critically acclaimed So Far Gone, which is considered one of the best mixtapes of 2009.
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.
Rebstar (LABEL:Indie) Rebin Shah (born on 4 October 1988) better known by his stage name Rebstar, is a Swedish recording artist and entrepreneur. He is also the co-founder and serves as the CEO of record label Today Is Vintage.
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.
Pitbull (LABEL:Unsigned) Armando Christian Pérez (born January 15, 1981), better known by his stage name Pitbull, is an American rapper, pop singer-songwriter and record producer. His first recorded performance was from the Lil Jon album Kings of Crunk in 2002, after which he released his debut album in 2004 titled M.I.A.M.I...Since then, he has released three other albums...
Maino (LABEL:Major) Maino (born Jermaine Coleman on August 30, 1973) is an American rapper from Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York. After splitting with Universal Records, Atlantic Records signed him and took in his Hustle Hard imprint in 2007. He released his first single "Hi Hater" in 2008.
NAS (LABEL:Major) Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, born September 14, 1973, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper and actor. He is also the son of jazz musician Olu Dara. Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums since 1994, four of which topped the Billboard charts upon release and has sold over thirteen-million records in the United States alone.
De La Soul (LABEL:Indie) De La Soul is an American hip hop trio formed in 1987 on Long Island, New York. The band is best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap and alternative hip hop subgenres. The members are Kelvin Mercer, David Jude Jolicoeur and Vincent Mason, known under a variety of nicknames.
Slaughterhouse (LABEL:Unsigned) 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
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.
Pill (LABEL:Major) Tyrone Rivers, better known by his stage name Pill, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia.Maybach Music Group, the hip-hop imprint founded by Rick Ross, has announced a partnership with Warner Bros. Records. Maybach also announced its latest signee, Atlanta rapper Pill, on February 22.
Jim Jones (LABEL:Major) Joseph Guillermo Jones II (born July 15, 1976),better known by his stage name Jim Jones, is an American rapper and original member of The Diplomats, also known as Dipset. He is Co-CEO of Diplomat Records. Jones is also a noted video director under the name CAPO, for artists including Cam'ron, Remy Ma, and State Property.
N*E*R*D (LABEL:Major) N.E.R.D. (the acronym of No One Ever Really Dies, stylized as N*E*R*D) is an American rock, funk, and hip hop band. Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo were signed by Teddy Riley to Virgin Records as a duo, The Neptunes.
Juvenile (LABEL:Unsigned) Terius Gray, better known by his stage name Juvenile, (born March 25, 1975) is an American rapper, He is also a former member of hip-hop group the Hot Boys. At the age of 19, he began recording raps, releasing his debut album Being Myself in 1995. He became popular when his 1999 single Back That Thang Up was released. His greatest influence is Elton John.
P. Reign (LABEL:Major) P. Reign (b. Raynford Humphries on January 8, 1984) is a Canadian hip hop artist, songwriter and rapper of Guyanese origin. He is signed with Reps Up Records.
Reks (LABEL:Indie) Corey Isiah Christie (born August 24, 1977), better known as Reks, is an American rapper. Reks emerged from Lawrence, Massachusetts' underground rap scene. His debut album Along Came The Chosen was released in 2001 released under Brick Records. Reks has released four additional albums and has appeared on numerous other albums and mixtapes.
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