The Cool Kids (LABEL:Indie) The Cool Kids is an American hip hop group. Consisting of rappers Antoine "Sir Michael Rocks" Reed (originally from Matteson, Illinois), Evan "Chuck Inglish" Ingersoll (originally from Mount Clemens, Michigan), and closely affiliated with 10ille, the group is based in Chicago, Illinois and Detroit, Michigan
EPMD (LABEL:Indie) EPMD is an American hip hop group from Brentwood, New York. The group's name is a concatenation of the members' name "E" and "PMD" or an acronym for "Erick and Parrish Making Dollars", referencing its members, emcees Erick Sermon ("E" aka E Double) and Parrish Smith ("PMD" aka Parrish Mic Doc). The group is one of the most prominent acts in east coast hip hop.
Cypress Hill (LABEL:Major) Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California. Cypress Hill was the first Cuban-American/Latino hip hop group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums, selling over 18 million albums worldwide. It is one of the most well-known groups in West Coast rap and Hip Hop in general and was critically acclaimed for their first two groundbreaking albums.
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.
Jadakiss (LABEL:Major) 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.
A Tribe Called Quest (LABEL:Major) A Tribe Called Quest is one of Hip Hops most legendary, beloved and revered groups of all time and for good reason. Easily recognized for their unique approach to rap music by employing jazz infused soundscapes to Afro centric rhymes, sans the jaded and often nihilistic aggressive posturing associated with hip-hop...
Tyga (LABEL:Unsigned) 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.
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.
Scolla (LABEL:Indie) Scolla is a Detroit rapper, singer, and producer at heart. His team, the RLES Society, includes artists from Pittsburgh (Devin Miles, Jo' Christo), West Virginia (Huey Mack), and Detroit (K-Bunz, GPitts, 80 Stacks, USR). He is represented and supported by Fab 5 Entertainment, a group of Pittsburgh transplants originally from Atlanta and Philadelphia.
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.
Chris Brown (LABEL:Major) Brown’s fans around the world embraced him when he started releasing music on the internet, most notably the mix tapes that included his # 1 singles “Deuces” and “No BS.” It was the reaction to these songs that convinced the trailblazing singer-dancer-actor to title his new album, F.A.M.E..
Ya Boy (LABEL:Major) William Joseph Crawford (born January 28, 1984), better known by his stage name Ya Boy, is an American rapper from the Fillmore District, San Francisco. He is a younger cousin of San Francisco rapper San Quinn and also the cousin of Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson. He is currently signed to both of Akon's labels Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution.
Lecrae (LABEL:Indie) Lecrae Moore is an American Christian hip hop artist signed to Reach Records, the record label that he co-founded.Lecrae has released the groundbreaking album After the Music Stops and the first Christian Rap album to ever sit in the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Gospel Charts--Rebel. Led by the classic single‚ “Jesus Musik,” After the Music Stops slowly spread to the mainstream market with other hits such as “Praying For You” and “Send Me.
Kardinall Offishall (LABEL:Major) Jason D. Harrow (born May 12, 1976), better known by his stage name Kardinal Offishall, is a Canadian rapper and record producer. He is often credited as Canada's "hip-hop ambassador", and is best known for his distinctive reggae and dancehall-influenced style of hip-hop.
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.
Big Boi (LABEL:Major) Antwan André Patton (born February 1, 1975), better known by his stage name Big Boi, is an American rapper, song-writer, record producer and actor, best known for being a member of American hip hop duo OutKast alongside André 3000. His work in the duo has produced six studio albums. During the duo's hiatus, he and André 3000 each announced plans to release a solo album.
Layzie Bone (LABEL:Major) Layzie Bone (born Steven Howse on September 23, 1975) is rapper and hip-hop artist known primarily for being a member of the group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. He has also has gone by the names L-Burna and The #1 Assassin. He is the younger brother of fellow group member Flesh-N-Bone. He is also a member of the rap group Bone Brothers and CEO of the record label Harmony Howse Entertainment.
Ice T (LABEL:Major) Tracy Marrow (born February 16, 1958), better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American musician and actor. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, and moved to the Crenshaw district of Los Angeles when he was in the 7th grade. After graduating from high school, he served in the United States Army for four years. He began his career as a rapper in the 1980s...
Tony Yayo (LABEL:Major) Marvin Bernard (born on March 31, 1978),better known by his stage name Tony Yayo, is a rapper and member of the hip hop group G-Unit. Tony Yayo was brought up in South Jamaica, Queens, New York and is longtime friends with 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks. He is signed to 50 Cent's record label G-Unit Records and recently signed a deal with EMI which will release his second untitled album.
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