Erick Sermon Erick Sermon (born November 25, 1967)is an American rapper, musician, and record producer. Sermon is best known as half of late-1980s–1990s hip hop group EPMD and for production work. He was born in Bay Shore, New York, and currently resides in Islandia, New York.
Atmosphere In the three years since Atmosphere's dropped a full length record on the world, they've been far from stagnant, staying at the top of their game in every respect. For the better part of two years, Atmosphere toured the globe in support of their critically acclaimed - and #5 Billboard Top 200 charting - album, When LIfe Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold.
Lil Scrappy Darryl Kevin Richardson II (born January 19, 1984), better known by his stage name Lil Scrappy, is an American rapper.Richards was discovered by producer and performer Lil Jon while performing at a bar. Along with labelmates Trillville, Lil Scrappy was one of the first signings to Lil Jon's BME Recordings.
Joe Budden 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.
Birdman When Brian “Baby” Williams hit the music industry in 1997, neither the critics, fans, nor Baby himself ever imagined that the rap industry would have allowed him and the Cash Money Millionaires to play a significant role in the signature sound that is now known as the Dirty South.
Insane Clown Posse When Insane Clown Posse (ICP) emerged from the darkness surrounding Detroit’s underground music scene in the early 90s, the world had yet to imagine the impact that the hardcore hip-hop style spawned by these two artists — Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope — would bring to bear on mainstream music.
Baby Bash Baby Bash cooks up feel-good hip hop peppered with classy R&B bravado, soaring pop melodies and saucy grooves. His alchemy of rap, reggae and Latin styles has made Bash one of the most sought-out producers and writers in the game, leading to collaborations with everyone from Carlos Santana and Whitney Houston to Flo Rida and Jennifer Lopez.
CyHi The Prynce 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.
Oshy Always Working In the world of music there are great singers talented songwriters amazing producers wonderful stylists and great performers who are at the top of the game but it is a rare thing to find all of those mentioned embodied in one person. However Oshy is an extraordinary RB artists who possesses those qualities.
Pretty Ricky Pretty Ricky is an American R&B/hip hop group originated from Miami, Florida. Pretty Ricky originally consisted of four brothers: Corey "Slick'em" Mathis, Diamond "Baby Blue" Smith, "Spectacular" Blue Smith, and Marcus "Pleasure P"... Pleasure P left the group in 2007 to embark on his solo career. He was replaced by Emmanual DeAnda (aka Manny DeAnda).
Black Rob Black Rob (born Robert Ross; June 8, 1968) is a rapper who was formerly signed to Bad Boy Records. His album Life Story was released in 2000 and rose above Platinum sales. He is signed to independent label Duck Down Records, and is working on a new album titled Game Tested, Streets Approved due to be released July 26, 2011.
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".
Fort Minor Fort Minor is a hip hop side-project of Mike Shinoda, who is better known as the rapper, keyboardist and producer of the American rock band Linkin Park. Shinoda's debut solo album as Fort Minor, The Rising Tied, was released November 22, 2005. The album's fourth single, "Where'd You Go", propelled Fort Minor to stardom, reaching #4 at the Billboard Hot 100.
Warren G Warren G (born Warren Griffin III, November 10, 1970), is an American West Coast rapper and hip hop producer.Worldwide recognition as a solo artist came immediately after Warren G dropped the smash hit "Regulate"; a duet with Nate Dogg, which topped the charts in 1994.
sirmixalot Anthony Ray (born August 12, 1963), better known by his stage name Sir Mix-a-Lot, is an emcee and producer based in Seattle, Washington. The founder of the Nastymix record label, he debuted in 1988 with Swass. Sir Mix-a-Lot is best known for his 1992 album Mack Daddy and its Grammy Award-winning single "Baby Got Back."
Travie McCoy Travis Lazarus McCoy (born August 6, 1981), known by his stage name Travie McCoy , is an American singer and rapper. He is the lead vocalist of the alternative hip-hop band Gym Class Heroes . He released his debut solo album Lazarus on June 8, 2010.
G-Unit 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.
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.
Teyana Taylor Teyana Taylor (born December 10, 1990) is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, dancer, and actress. Her debut single "Google Me" was released in 2008, peaking at No. 90 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Teyana Taylor signed a joint deal with Kanye West's label G.O.O.D. Music and The Island Def Jam Music Group on June 14th, 2012.