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.
Digable Planets (LABEL:Unsigned) 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 (LABEL:Major) 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.
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.
Pusha T (LABEL:Major) Terrence Thornton (born May 14, 1977)better known by his stage name Pusha T is an American recording artist, one half of the critically acclaimed hip hop duo Clipse along with his brother Gene "No Malice" Thornton. He is also the co-founder and co-chief executive officer (CEO) of Re-Up Records along with his aforementioned brother. In September 2010, he announced his signing to Kanye West's GOOD Music label...
Gym Class Heroes (LABEL:Major) Gym Class Heroes is a United States rap rock band from Geneva, New York, United States. The group formed in 1997 when Travie McCoy met drummer Matt McGinley during their high school gym class. The band's music displays a wide variety of influences, including hip hop, rock, funk, and reggae.
Beyonce (LABEL:Major) Born September 4, 1981 in Houston, Texas, Beyoncé has become one of the most widely recognized and highly respected women in pop culture. She established herself as a founding member and front woman of Destiny's Child and later developed into an iconic solo artist, actress, philanthropist and businesswoman.
Tha Dogg Pound (LABEL:Indie) Tha Dogg Pound is a rap group made up of Daz Dillinger and Kurupt. They were signed to Death Row Records in their early careers and were key to the label's success. An extended family, referred to as D.P.G.C.(short for Dogg Pound Gangsta Crips), is made up of Tha Dogg Pound, Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg, Bad Azz, Lil' ½ Dead, RBX, Lady of Rage, Lil' C-Style, Soopafly and Tha Eastsidaz.
Christina Milian (LABEL:Major) Christine Flores (born September 26, 1981),better known by her stage name Christina Milian, is an American singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, and model born in Jersey City, New Jersey, to Cuban parents. At the age of 19 Milian signed a contract with Def Jam which she then left to sign with Interscope. Milian is now signed to Young Money Entertainment/Cash Money Records.
Snoop Dogg (LABEL:Major) Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. (born October 20, 1971), better known by his stage name Snoop Dogg,...is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. Snoop is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of Dr. Dre's most notable protégés. Snoop Dogg was a Crip gang member while in high school...His music career began in 1992 after his release when he was discovered by Dr. Dre.
Clipse (LABEL:Major) Clipse is a hip hop duo formed by brothers Gene "No Malice" Thornton (formerly known as "Malice") and Terrence "Pusha-T" Thornton in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1992. The group is heavily affiliated with the production team The Neptunes and are signed to Star Trak Entertainment.
DMX (LABEL:Major) Multi-platinum selling DMX has delivered five No. 1 Billboard albums, earning him the undisputed title as the king of hardcore rap. With hits like "Ruff Ryders Anthem," "Who We Be," "Lord Give Me a Sign" and the Grammy-nominated "Party Up (Up In Here)...
TLC (LABEL:Major) Formed in Atlanta in 1991, TLC captured the world’s attention with their sassy attitude, sophisticated R&B feel and socially conscious lyrical style. Comprised of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, rapper Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, the trio is largely considered one of the most important and successful female R&B groups of all time, selling over 22 million albums in the United States alone.
2 pac (LABEL:Major) Tupac Amaru Shakur was an inspiration to millions.While he was most famous for his rap career, but was also a gifted actor, poet and a thoughtful while outspoken advocate for the poor and the overlooked in America. During his life, he produced an immense amount of artistic work, which included albums, major Hollywood feature films, and published works. He was most prolific in the music industry, selling over 75 million albums.
Geto Boys (LABEL:Major) Geto Boys (originally spelled Ghetto Boys) are a rap group from Houston, Texas, consisting of Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill. The Geto Boys have earned notoriety for their lyrics which cover controversial topics such as misogyny, gore, psychotic experiences, and necrophilia.
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.
Jagged Edge (LABEL:Indie) Jagged Edge (made up of twin lead singers Brian Casey, Brandon Casey, Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo) began their mainstream recording career in 1998 with the album A Jagged Era which went gold and featured the hit singles, “I Gotta Be” (which reached #11 on the R&B charts and #23 on the Hot 100) and “The Way That You Talk.”
Gucci Mane (LABEL:Major) Radric Davis (born February 2, 1980), better known by his stage name Gucci Mane, is an American rapper. He debuted in 2005 with Trap House and followed with albums such as Hard to Kill in 2006, Trap-A-Thon and Back to the Trap House in 2007.
Cypress Hill (LABEL:Major) Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California. Cypress Hill was the first Cuban-American/Latino hip hop group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums, selling over 18 million albums worldwide. It is one of the most well-known groups in West Coast rap and Hip Hop in general and was critically acclaimed for their first two groundbreaking albums.
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