Danny Brown (LABEL:Indie) aniel Sewell (born March 16, 1981), better known by his stage name Danny Brown is an American independent hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan. Brown is known for his individuality, being described by MTV as "one of rap's most unique figures in recent memory."
Talib Kweli (LABEL:Major) Ever since emerging as a member of Black Star in the late 1990s, Talib Kweli is one of the few artists making commercially viable music that matters. The Brooklyn bred rapper's hard-hitting music has been able to educate and entertain simultaneously. So it is no wonder that at the peak of their fame, both Jay-Z and 50 Cent named Talib Kweli as one of their favorite rappers.
Young Jeezy (LABEL:Major) No matter what is being supplied, a hustler is only as good as his word. With Atlanta serving up some of the hottest product in the rap game, native son Young Jeezy stands as one of the most exciting merchants of cool to emerge in years.
CeeLo Green (LABEL:Major) Thomas DeCarlo Callaway (born May 30, 1974), better known by his stage name Cee Lo Green, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer and actor. Originally came to prominence as a member of the southern hip hop group Goodie Mob, later launching a critically acclaimed solo career and forming Gnarls Barkley with DJ Danger Mouse.
Ying Yang Twins (LABEL:Major) The Ying Yang Twins is an Atlanta-based American hip hop duo consisting of Kaine (born Eric Jackson on December 16, 1978) and D-Roc (born De'Angelo Holmes on February 23, 1979). The group debuted in 2000 and rose to mainstream popularity in 2003 collaborating with Lil Jon in his single "Get Low".
New Boyz (LABEL:Major) An American hip hop/rap group and a former jerkin crew duo consisting of rappers Earl "Ben J" Benjamin (born October 13, 1991) and Dominic "Legacy" Thomas (born October 12, 1991)from Hesperia, California. They debuted in summer 2009 with their viral hit, "You're a Jerk"...it was the first song to bring the jerkin' style to the national forefront.
CyHi The Prynce (LABEL:Major) Cydel Young (born September 15, 1984), better known by his stage name CyHi the Prynce (sometimes stylized as CyHi Da Prynce), is an American hip hop recording artist from Stone Mountain, Georgia. He is signed to Akon's Konvict Muzik label, also Bu Thiam's BuVision label, Kanye West's GOOD Music label and Def Jam Recordings.
Slim Thug (LABEL:Indie) Stayve Jerome Thomas (born September 8, 1980), better known as Slim Thug, Boss Hogg or Thug Boss, is an American rapper. He gained mainstream attention for his contribution to the popular single from rapper Mike Jones, "Still Tippin'".
MIMS (LABEL:Indie) Shawn Mims (born March 22, 1981), popularly known as Mims, is an American rapper.“This Is Why I’m Hot” marked a big leap, topping Billboard’s Top 100 from #32 the previous week, third-biggest jump in the chart’s history. The single strode well past platinum, selling 1.6 million digital copies. He created American King Music alongside business partners Corey Llewellyn & Erik Mendelson.
Wyclef (LABEL:Major) Wyclef Jeanelle Jean (born October 17, 1969) is a Haitian American musician, record producer, and politician. At age nine, Jean moved to the United States with his family and has spent much of his life in the country. He first received fame as a member of the acclaimed New Jersey hip hop group the Fugees.
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.
Eminem (LABEL:Unsigned) Eminem is one of the best-selling artists in the world and is the best selling artist of the 2000s. He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines including the Rolling Stone magazine which has ranked him 82nd on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
French Montana (LABEL:Indie) French Montana (born November 9, 1984) is an American rapper and singer of Moroccan and Somali descent. He is the founder and CEO of Cocaine City Records, and in 2012, signed a joint venture recording deal with Maybach Music Group and Bad Boy Records. He is known for his frequent collaborations with Max B, and more recently with Rick Ross and with his group Coke Boys.
Amerie (LABEL:Major) Amerie Mi Marie Rogers (born January 12, 1980, known professionally as Amerie or Ameriie, is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress. She debuted in 2002 with the album All I Have, primarily co-written and produced by Rich Harrison, and was well received in the urban market. In 2005, Ameriie released her biggest hit to date, "1 Thing"...
Ghostface Killah (LABEL:Major) Dennis Coles (born May 9, 1970),better known by his stage name Ghostface Killah is an American rapper and prominent member of the Wu-Tang Clan.After the group achieved breakthrough success in the aftermath of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the members went on to pursue solo careers to varying levels of success.
Ne-Yo (LABEL:Major) Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr. (born October 18, 1979),better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American and R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor. Beginning his career as a songwriter, Ne-Yo penned the hit "Let Me Love You" for singer Mario. The single's successful release in the United States prompted an informal meeting between Ne-Yo and Def Jam's label head, and signing a recording contract.
Public Enemy (P.E.) (LABEL:Major) Public Enemy, also known as PE, is a hip hop group from Long Island, New York, known for its politically charged lyrics, criticism of the media, and active interest in the concerns of the African American community.In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked Public Enemynumber forty-four on its list of the Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
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.
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.
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