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.
Warren G (LABEL:Indie) 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.
Machine Gun Kelly (LABEL:Major) Richard Colson Baker (born April 22, 1990), better known by his stage name Machine Gun Kelly or MGK, is an American rapper from Shaker Heights, Ohio, signed to Bad Boy and Interscope Records.His stage name was given for his rapid-fire lyrical flow and is a reference to notorious criminal George "Machine Gun" Kelly.
Mos Def (LABEL:Major) Dante Terrell Smith (born December 11, 1973) is an American actor and MC, known by the stage names Mos Def and Yasiin Bey. He started his hip hop career in a group called Urban Thermo Dynamics, after which he appeared on albums by Da Bush Babees and De La Soul.
Coolio (LABEL:Major) Coolio, the multi-talented Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum selling artists, composer and actor, is one of the most popular and successful
Rappers worldwide. To date, Coolio has sold over 30 million records globally and has performed in concerts to adoring fans in Africa, Israel, Russia, Japan, Thailand, Brazil, Australia, and Turkey and throughout Europe.
will.i.am (LABEL:Major) A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, will.i.am is known not only for his work with The Black Eyed Peas, who have sold 31 million albums and 58 million singles worldwide, but also for his work with some of the entertainment industry’s biggest names, including Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, David Guetta, and film composer Hans Zimmer.
Dorrough (LABEL:Unsigned) Dorwin Demarcus Dorrough (born October 28, 1986), better known by his mononym Dorrough and sometimes by Dorrough Music, is an American rapper.His first single, "Walk That Walk," reached #28 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and #12 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart. His second single, "Ice Cream Paint Job," was his first to reach the Billboard Hot 100, reaching #27.
Wu- Tang Clan (LABEL:Indie) Emerging in 1993,NY-based Wu-Tang Clan proved to be the most revolutionary rap group of the mid-'90s -- and only partially because of their music. Turning the standard concept of a hip-hop crew inside out, the Wu-Tang Clan were assembled as a loose congregation of nine MCs, almost as a support group.
Prodigy (LABEL:Major) Albert Johnson, (born November 2, 1974), better known by his stage name Prodigy, is an American rapper and one half of the hip-hop and rap duo Mobb Deep. He is the great-great-grandson of the founder of Morehouse College. Prodigy was born with sickle-cell anemia and has suffered from the disease throughout his life.
Dr Dre (LABEL:Major) Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, record executive, entrepreneur, and occasional actor. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and a former co-owner and artist of Death Row Records.
Afrika Bambaataa (LABEL:Major) Afrika Bambaataa (born April 19, 1957) is an American DJ from the South Bronx, New York who was instrumental in the early development of hip hop throughout the 1980s.Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three originators of break-beat deejaying,and is respectfully known as the "Grandfather" and the Amen Ra of Universal Hip Hop Culture as well as the Father of The Electro Funk Sound.
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.
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.
Lauryn Hill (LABEL:Major) Lauryn Noelle Hill (born May 26, 1975) is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress.Early in her career, she established her reputation as a member of the Fugees. In 1998, she launched her solo career with the release of the commercially successful and critically acclaimed album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. The recording earned Hill 5 Grammy Awards, including the coveted Album of the Year and Best New Artist.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (LABEL:Major) Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American hip hop group from the Glenville section of Cleveland, Ohio. They are best known for their fast-paced rapping style and harmonizing vocals. In 1997, the group was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance with their song "Tha Crossroads". Since its conception in the early 1990s the group has been honored with numerous other awards.
Baby Bash (LABEL:Major) 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.
Erick Sermon (LABEL:Indie) 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.
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.
Trey Songz (LABEL:Major) Tremaine "Trey" Aldon Neverson (born November 28, 1984), better known by his stage name Trey Songz, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer and actor.
Reek Da Villian (LABEL:Indie) Tariek Williams (Roosevelt, Long Island, New York, United States), better known as Reek da Villian, is an American rapper, protégé of rap veteran Busta Rhymes and former member of the rap group Flipmode Squad.Reek is currently signed to Busta Rhymes' new label Conglomerate Records.
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