Lil Wayne (LABEL:Major) Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. born September 27, 1982, better known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper. At the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo, The B.G.'z, with B.G.. In 1997, Lil Wayne joined the group Hot Boys, which also included rappers Juvenile, B.G., and Young Turk. Hot Boys debuted with Get It How U Live! that year.
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.
Lil Kim (LABEL:Indie) Kimberly Denise Jones, was born on July 11, 1975, to parents Linwood Jones and Ruby Mae. She is of Native American and African American descent. Standing just 4 feet 11 inches tall Kimberly Jones seems much less than being just your average girl in the hood, but when "Lil' Kim" was introduced to the world she became known for...one of the few female rappers in a male-dominated industry.
Jody Breeze (LABEL:Indie) Jody Breeze is a southern spit-fire best known for his contribution to Block Entertainment’s landmark group, Boyz N Da Hood, and a solo artist on Shonuff Records. Now a free agent, Jody Breeze is ready to solidify his spot as a rap phenomenon amongst the greatest that ever did it.
Waka Flocka Flame (LABEL:Major) Juaquin Malphurs (born May 31, 1986), better known by his stage name Waka Flocka Flame, is an American rapper signed to 1017 Brick Squad and Warner Bros. He is a Southern hip hop artist best known for his singles "O Let's Do It", "Hard in da Paint" & "No Hands", along with his debut album, Flockaveli.
Bizzy Bone (LABEL:Major) Discovered by Eazy E, Bizzy Bone would go on to change the game forever with the multi platinum selling group Bone Thugs N Harmony. Never before had this hybrid of styles been accomplished in music, transcending the current styles of East Coast and West Coast hip-hop with their own "Midwest sound". Bizzy Bone is also one of the only people alive to make music with both Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.
Stat Quo (LABEL:Indie) Stanley Benton, better known as Stat Quo, is an American rapper.Benton attended University of Florida, where he majored in economics and international business in 2000.Benton was contemplating law school, until veteran Southern rapper Scarface encouraged him to rap professionally. After 50 Cent, Stat Quo was the second artist signed to both Shady Records and Aftermath Entertainment and became Dr. Dre and Eminem's newest protégé.
Kelis (LABEL:Indie) Harlem-bred vocalist Kelis went to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. 2 years later with the support of producers The Neptunes, she landed herself a recording deal. In mid-1999, Kelis was singing alongside rap troublemaker Ol’ Dirty Bastard on his cut "Got Your Money," and her signature Technicolor-spiraled afro & colorful style sparked critics' interests.
Gudda Gudda (LABEL:Major) Gudda Gudda, whose real name is Carl Lilly, is a rapper who grew up in the same neighborhood as Lil Wayne and was also encouraged by Weezy to start rapping. To date, Gudda has released two solo mixtapes in his Guddaville series and he played a part in the Sqad Up series between 2002 and 2003.
Charles Hamilton (LABEL:Indie) Charles Eddie-Lee Hamilton, Jr. (born November 10, 1987) is an American musician, rapper and record producer, born in Cleveland, Ohio. Mainstream popularity came from being featured on the cover of the Freshmen 09' XXL. He also is the cousin of famous rapper MC Lyte.
Pitbull (LABEL:Unsigned) Armando Christian Pérez (born January 15, 1981), better known by his stage name Pitbull, is an American rapper, pop singer-songwriter and record producer. His first recorded performance was from the Lil Jon album Kings of Crunk in 2002, after which he released his debut album in 2004 titled M.I.A.M.I...Since then, he has released three other albums...
Royce Da 5'9 (LABEL:Unsigned) Ryan Montgomery (born July 5, 1977) is an MC known by his stage name Royce Da 5'9". He is known for his early association with Eminem and subsequent solo career, during which he has released three studio albums and several mixtapes thus far. Royce is also known for writing hits for P. Diddy and Dr. Dre.
Bun B (LABEL:Indie) 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...
The Pharcyde (LABEL:Indie) The Pharcyde is an Alternative hip hop group from the West coast of the United States. The group was formed in South Central Los Angeles (now South Los Angeles), where the group's members grew up. The original four members of the group are Imani (Emandu Wilcox), Slimkid3 (Tre Hardson), Bootie Brown (Romye Robinson) and Fatlip (Derrick Stewart).
Cali Swag District (LABEL:Major) Cali Swag District (often stylized as "CSD") is an American hip hop group from Inglewood, California,founded by former Death Row Records artist Big Wy and Dairold Potts. The group's members are rapper-DJ C-Smoove and rappers Yung and JayAre. Montae "M-Bone" Talbert, who was the group's dancer, died on May 15, 2011.
Knaan (LABEL:Major) K'naan (born Keinan Abdi Warsame in 1978)is a Somali Canadian poet, rapper, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He rose to prominence with the success of his single "Wavin' Flag", which was chosen as Coca-Cola's promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Besides hip-hop, K'naan's sound is influenced by elements of Somali music, Ethio-jazz and world music.
R. Kelly (LABEL:Major) Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967), better known by his stage name R. Kelly, is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. Often referred to as the King of R&B, Kelly is recognized as one of the most successful R&B artists of all-time.
Queen Latifah (LABEL:Major) Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970),better known by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American singer, rapper, and actress. Her work in music, film and television has earned her a Golden Globe award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Image Awards, a Grammy Award, six additional Grammy nominations, an Emmy Award nomination and an Academy Award nomination.
Dead Prez (LABEL:Indie) Dead Prez, stylized as dead prez, is a hip hop duo from the United States, composed of stic.man and M-1, formed in 1996 in New York City. They are known for their confrontational style, combined with socialist lyrics focused on both militant social justice and Pan-Africanism. The duo maintains an ethical stance against corporate control over the media, especially hip hop record labels.
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