Erick Sermon 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.
Christopher Rios (Big Pun) Christopher Lee Rios (November 10, 1971 – February 7, 2000), better known by his stage name Big Pun (short for Big Punisher), was a Puerto-Rican American rapper who emerged from the underground rap scene in The Bronx in the late 1990s... Big Pun died of a heart attack at age 28.
Vedo The Singer Vedo TheSinger Born in Benton Harbor Michigan is the coming of a new age in Music. Vedo™s passion for music began when he was a child when he became highly interested in all types of music ranging from RB pop and jazz. At the age of six his mother who is his number one fan discovered the talent of singing as he would run around he house singing into a brush microphone.
Clipse 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.
Kendrick Lamar 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.
Jadakiss Jason Phillips (born May 27, 1975),better known as Jadakiss, is an American rapper. He is a member of the group The LOX. (a member of the hip hop collective Ruff Ryders) Jadakiss is one of the three owners of the imprint known as D-Block. In early 2007, Jadakiss signed to Roc-a-Fella Records / Def Jam Records.
Missy Elliot Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott (born July 1, 1971) is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Elliott, with record sales of over seven million in the United States,is the only female rapper to have six albums certified platinum by the RIAA, including one double platinum for her 2002 album Under Construction.
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.
Swizz Beats Kasseem David Dean (born September 13, 1978), better known by his stage name, Swizz Beatz, is an American record producer, DJ, rapper and painter. At the age of 17, he gained attention in the hip-hop world through his friendship with rapper DMX. Grady Spivey and rapper Cassidy helped launch his label Full Surface Records.
Pretty Ricky Pretty Ricky is an American R&B/hip hop group originated from Miami, Florida. Pretty Ricky originally consisted of four brothers: Corey "Slick'em" Mathis, Diamond "Baby Blue" Smith, "Spectacular" Blue Smith, and Marcus "Pleasure P"... Pleasure P left the group in 2007 to embark on his solo career. He was replaced by Emmanual DeAnda (aka Manny DeAnda).
Tech N9ne Aaron Dontez Yates (born November 8, 1971),better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is an American rapper from Kansas City, Missouri. In 1999, Yates and Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. Throughout his career, Yates has sold over one million albums and has had his music featured in film, television, and video games.
The Game Jayceon Terrell Taylor , known by his stage name Game, formerly The Game, is an American rapper, record producer and actor. He rose to fame in 2005 with the success of his debut album The Documentary. The Recording Industry Association of America certified the album two times platinum in March 2005 and it has sold over five million copies worldwide.
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.
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".
Jibbs Jovan Campbell (born November 13, 1990), better known by his stage name Jibbs, is an American rapper. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, but raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He had one top ten single on the Billboard Hot 100, which was his debut single "Chain Hang Low". Jibbs' only other song that charted on the Billboard Hot 100 is "King Kong" (featuring Chamillionaire).
Cash Out 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...
Future Nayvadius Cash (born Nayvadius Wilburn on November 20, 1985), better known by his stage name Future is an American rapper from Kirkwood, Atlanta, Georgia. He is currently signed to the record label Epic Records. His name came about after members of The Dungeon Family called him "The Future" .
Chamillionaire Hakeem Seriki...better known by his stage name Chamillionaire, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment. Chamillionaire is also the founder and an original member of The Color Changin' Click...He signed to Universal Records in 2005 and released The Sound of Revenge under Universal.
Ne-Yo Shaffer Chimere Smith, Jr. (born October 18, 1979),better known by his stage name Ne-Yo, is an American and R&B singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer and actor. Beginning his career as a songwriter, Ne-Yo penned the hit "Let Me Love You" for singer Mario. The single's successful release in the United States prompted an informal meeting between Ne-Yo and Def Jam's label head, and signing a recording contract.
Run DMC More than any other hip-hop group, Run DMC are responsible for the sound and style of the music. As the first hardcore rap outfit, the trio set the sound and style for the next decade of hip hop.