Isaiah Rashad Isaiah Rashad McClain, better known as Isaiah Rashad, is an American hip hop recording artist from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Rashad began taking rapping seriously in tenth grade, where he and …
Kurtis Blow Walker Kurt Walker (born August 9, 1959), professionally known by his stage name Kurtis Blow, is an American rapper and record producer. He is the first commercially successful rapper and the first to sign with a major record label. "The Breaks", a single from his 1980 debut album, is the first certified gold record rap song and has over 200 Rap songs without profanity.
Bun B Bernard Freeman (born March 19, 1973 professionally known by his stage name Bun B, is an American rapper and was one half of the southern hip hop duo UGK (UnderGround Kingz). He is also a guest lecturer at Rice University located in Houston, Texas. He recently released his third official solo album Trill OG on August 3, 2010, which received a 5 Mic "Classic" rating in The Source Magazine...
Ying Yang Twins 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".
WC (dub-c) 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.
Vado Teeyon Winfree was born on March 13, 1985. He was raised in Harlem and grew up on 144th and Lenox and is of Jamaican, St. Vincent, and African American descent. Winfree first started writing at 16 and was influenced by his famous Jazz singing grandmother, June Tyson. At the age of 19, Vado appeared on a public access television show named "Mad Ciphas."
MIA She’s matter-of-fact, answering an obvious question about the possible threads running through the high-octane fumes and sour diesel smoke of her new album KALA, which opens with the roadway rush of “Bamboo Banga”. But because this woman is an uncanny combination of street style and political substance, making music about wanting what you can’t have and trying to work with what you haven’t got.
Killah Priest Walter Reed, better known as Killah Priest, Iron Sheik from the Middle East, or Masada, is an American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan affiliate who was raised in Brooklyn. He is known for intensely spiritual lyrics loaded with metaphors and religious references.
Tyga Born Michael Stevenson, was just another kid from the hood struggling to rise above the negativity that surrounded him. Born and raised in the infamous Compton, CA armed with nothing but an amateur mixtape and hunger, he built solid local buzz through impressive live shows and an online hustle.
Shwayze Aaron Smith (born May 29, 1986 in Malibu, CA), better known by his stage name Shwayze, is an American rapper. Born and raised in Malibu, California, Shwayze met Whitestarr frontman Cisco Adler at a nightclub. One night Shwayze jumped on stage during Whitestarr's performance and started freestyling, impressing Adler. They immediately began making music together, and landed a deal with Suretone Records.
Dr Dre 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.
Ryan Leslie Anthony Ryan Leslie, known professionally as Ryan Leslie, (born September 25, 1977) is an American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, rapper, entrepreneur, and singer. Founder of the media company NextSelection Lifestyle Group, Leslie has produced singles for a number of artists in a variety of genres ranging from R&B/Hip-Hop to Pop to Gospel.
Young Chris Young Chris (born Christopher F. Ries in 1983) is a Grammy nominated American rapper and songwriter. A member of Philadelphia rap duo Young Gunz, formerly signed to Roc-A-Fella records through Beanie Sigel’s State Property collective, early success included the hit single "Can't Stop, Won't Stop". He is currently signed to Universal Motown through producer/songwriter Rico Love’s label imprint Division1.
Mann Dijon Thames Shariff (born July 17, 1991), better known by his stage name Mann, is an American hip-hop artist and rapper from West Los Angeles, California, signed to J.R. Rotem's Beluga Heights Records. "Buzzin" immediately took the world by storm and rapper 50 Cent decided to jump on the track for an official remix. Within one week the remix video garnered over 3.5 million views.
Styles P David Styles (born November 28, 1974) better known by his stage name, Styles P, is an American rapper, author, and entrepreneur. He is prominently known as a member of Hip Hop group The LOX and is also a part of the Ruff Ryders hip-hop group, and in addition has released multiple albums and mixtapes as a solo MC.
Estelle Estelle Fanta Swaray (born 18 January 1980) commonly known as Estelle, and formerly as Est'elle, is an English Grammy Award winning R&B singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer. Estelle was born in London. After meeting John Legend, Estelle signed a record deal with V2 and Atlantic Records.
AKON With 40 Billboard Hot 100 songs and over 300 guest appearances with megastars such as Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, R. Kelly and Eminem, Akon is one of the most popular artists and producers in music today. He rose to prominence with the smash hit single “Locked Up” from his debut album, Trouble, in 2004.
Dj Statik Slektah Patrick Baril (Born January 23, 1982, in Lawrence, Massachusetts) better known as Statik Selektah, is an East Coast-based DJ, producer and CEO of Showoff Records. In 2003, Statik created ShowOff Marketing, which has had clients such as Reebok, G-Unit Records, Virgin Records, Capital, Universal Records, Diddy’s Vote or Die campaign and many others.
Hopsin 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.
Dj Khaled Khaled born November 26, 1975, he is an American record producer, radio personality, DJ, and record label executive.In 2006, Khaled released his debut album Listennn... the Album.
Following were We the Best (2007), We Global (2008), and Victory (2010). In 2009, Khaled became the president of record label Def Jam South.