Paul Wall (LABEL:Indie) Paul Michael Slayton (born March 11, 1981), better known by his stage name Paul Wall, is an American rapper. He is currently affiliated with Swishahouse Records, having released several albums under the label as well as collaborating with other rappers signed to the label.
Mac Miller (LABEL:Major) In a blossoming hip-hop hotbed of talent, Malcolm “Mac Miller” McCormick is next up out of Pittsburgh, PA. A recent graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School, Mac caught the eyes and ears of Rostrum Records, inking a deal in July 2010. A multitalented musician who can play numerous instruments and a young novice of the freestyle/cipher/battle circuit of his hometown...
Shawty Lo (LABEL:Indie) Carlos Walker (born March 31, 1976), better known by his stage name Shawty Lo, is an American rapper, founder of D4L Records, and member of hip hop group D4L. His first solo album, Units in the City, was released on February 26, 2008. On June 8, 2011 he signed his label D4L Records to 50 Cent's, G-Unit Records.
Troy Ave (LABEL:Unsigned) Troy Ave, taken the name of the block he grew up on in Brooklyn, has been buzzing in New York since 2004. Bringing heat in the form of hype songs with real lyrics this high energy MC got music made by and for the streets. Never apologetic, Troy Ave’s attitude and demeanor is direct and without effort, unlike those who have created a gimmick. He raps what he lives.
Azealia Banks (LABEL:Indie) Azealia Amanda Banks(born May 31, 1991) is an American rapper, singer and lyricist from Harlem, New York signed to Interscope/Polydor, and formerly known under the pseudonym Miss Bank$. Banks rose in notability in 2011 when she topped NME's "Cool List" for the year. On December 5, 2011, the BBC announced that Banks had been nominated for the Sound of 2012...
B.o.B (LABEL:Major) Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr. (born November 15, 1988), better known by his stage name B.o.B, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer. He is currently signed under the labels of Grand Hustle Records, Rebel Rock Entertainment, and Atlantic Records. His debut single "Nothin' on You" reached number one in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
Royce Da 5'9 (LABEL:Unsigned) Ryan Montgomery (born July 5, 1977) is an MC known by his stage name Royce Da 5'9". He is known for his early association with Eminem and subsequent solo career, during which he has released three studio albums and several mixtapes thus far. Royce is also known for writing hits for P. Diddy and Dr. Dre.
Big L (LABEL:Major) Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), better known by his stage name Big L, was an American rapper. Coleman was born and raised in Harlem, New York, where he started his rap career with Three the Hard Way. He founded the group Children of the Corn and was a member of the Diggin' in the Crates Crew before pursuing a solo career.
Knaan (LABEL:Major) K'naan (born Keinan Abdi Warsame in 1978)is a Somali Canadian poet, rapper, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He rose to prominence with the success of his single "Wavin' Flag", which was chosen as Coca-Cola's promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Besides hip-hop, K'naan's sound is influenced by elements of Somali music, Ethio-jazz and world music.
Cash Out (LABEL:Indie) 21 year-old Fulton County, GA Native John “Ca$h Out” Gibson is living by a simple but weighty mantra; “bases loaded, get ready for something epic.” Having just been signed by legendary mogul/producer/ television personality Antonio “LA” Reid and Epic records, Ca$h Out already has a couple of homeruns in his stat sheet...
Slim The Mobster (LABEL:Major) Anthony Johnson better known by his stage name Slim The Mobster is a Los Angeles-based rapper currently signed to Gang Module Records and Aftermath Entertainment. He is currently working on Dr. Dre's third studio album Detox. Slim The Mobster is known as Dr. Dre's new protégé. He is currently also working on his debut Aftermath Entertainment studio album.
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