Mystikal (LABEL:Major) Michael Lawrence Tyler (born September 22, 1970), better known by his stage name Mystikal, is an American rapper, and actor from New Orleans. A Persian Gulf war veteran who rose to stardom as a protégé of the rap impresario Master P, Tyler combined powerful, passionate vocals that would range from a conspiratorial whisper to vein-popping screams in the course of a few words...
MIMS (LABEL:Indie) Shawn Mims (born March 22, 1981), popularly known as Mims, is an American rapper.“This Is Why I’m Hot” marked a big leap, topping Billboard’s Top 100 from #32 the previous week, third-biggest jump in the chart’s history. The single strode well past platinum, selling 1.6 million digital copies. He created American King Music alongside business partners Corey Llewellyn & Erik Mendelson.
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.
Atmosphere (LABEL:Indie) In the three years since Atmosphere's dropped a full length record on the world, they've been far from stagnant, staying at the top of their game in every respect. For the better part of two years, Atmosphere toured the globe in support of their critically acclaimed - and #5 Billboard Top 200 charting - album, When LIfe Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold.
Kurtis Blow Walker (LABEL:Major) 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.
Donnis (LABEL:Major) Ladonnis Decurtis Crump (born June 2, 1984), better known by the stage name Donnis, is an American rapper based in Atlanta, Georgia. He released his debut mixtape, Diary of an ATL Brave, in 2009, and signed to Atlantic Records in 2010.
Cassidy (LABEL:Major) Barry Adrian Reese better known by his stage name Cassidy, is an American rapper.After being noticed for his amazing freestyle capabilities Cassidy was signed To Ruff Ryders & bestfriends Swizz Beatz label Full Surface. On November 29, 2003 Cassidy released his first major single "Hotel" whiched featured R. Kelly it reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100.
Drake (LABEL:Major) Aubrey “Drake” Graham (born October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actor, rapper and singer signed to Universal Records. So far he has released three mixtapes, 2006’s Room for Improvement, 2007’s Comeback Season, and 2009’s critically acclaimed So Far Gone, which is considered one of the best mixtapes of 2009.
Fort Minor (LABEL:Major) Fort Minor is a hip hop side-project of Mike Shinoda, who is better known as the rapper, keyboardist and producer of the American rock band Linkin Park. Shinoda's debut solo album as Fort Minor, The Rising Tied, was released November 22, 2005. The album's fourth single, "Where'd You Go", propelled Fort Minor to stardom, reaching #4 at the Billboard Hot 100.
Pac Div (LABEL:Indie) Pacific Division, better known as Pac Div, is a rap trio that originated in Southern California and is signed to Universal Motown Records. It is composed of two brothers, Like and Mibbs, and a long time friend and acquaintance, BeYoung.
Ryan Leslie (LABEL:Indie) 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.
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.
Neako (LABEL:Unsigned) Nikko Bailey (born April 23, 1986), better known by the stage name Neako is an American rapper, producer and songwriter. He released his debut album, The Rubix Cube: Red Edition, in 2007 on his own imprint World Team Olympics. He signed to Taylor Gang Records and Gramercy Records in 2011, subsequently leaving the former in 2012.
Ab-Soul (LABEL:Major) Herbert Anthony Stevens IV (born February 23, 1987), better known by his stage name Ab-Soul, is an American hip hop recording artist from Carson, California currently signed to Top Dawg Entertainment and Interscope Records.Stevens is a member of hip hop supergroup Black Hippy along with fellow West Coast rappers and label mates Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q.
Baby Bash (LABEL:Major) Baby Bash cooks up feel-good hip hop peppered with classy R&B bravado, soaring pop melodies and saucy grooves. His alchemy of rap, reggae and Latin styles has made Bash one of the most sought-out producers and writers in the game, leading to collaborations with everyone from Carlos Santana and Whitney Houston to Flo Rida and Jennifer Lopez.
Freddie Gibbs (LABEL:Indie) Fredrick Tipton (born June 14, 1982), better known by his stage names Freddie Gibbs and Gangsta Gibbs, is an American hip hop artist from Gary, IN. He has been active since 2001. Gibbs is also a member of the hip hop group, P.O.C.In April 2011, Gibbs was annonced signed to CTE, an Atlanta based label founded by rapper Young Jeezy.
Ol Dirty Bastard (LABEL:Unsigned) Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004)was an American rapper and occasional producer, who went by the stage name Ol' Dirty Bastard. He was one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan. He died in late 2004 of a drug overdose, two days before his 36th birthday.
Digital Underground (LABEL:Indie) Digital Underground was an alternative rap group from Oakland, California. Their personnel steadily changed and rotated along with each album and tour.Digital Underground's leader was Greg "Shock G" Jacobs...Shock G formed the group in 1987 with Jimi "Chopmaster J" Dright of Berkeley, California, and Tampa hip-hop radio deejay Kenneth "Kenny-K" Waters.
Jay Rock (LABEL:Major) Johnny Reed McKinzie, Jr.(born March 31, 1986), better known by his stage name Jay Rock, is an American rapper. He was named one of the top 13 most street artists by XXL. Rock is a member of hip hop supergroup Black Hippy...Rock signed to Strange Music and released his long-awaited debut studio album Follow Me Home on July 26, 2011.
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