LL Cool J (LABEL:Major) James Todd Smith (born January 14, 1968), better known as LL Cool J (an abbreviation for Ladies Love Cool James), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor from Bay Shore, New York. He is known for romantic ballads such as "I Need Love", "Around the Way Girl" and "Hey Lover" as well as pioneering hip-hop such as "I Can't Live Without My Radio", "I'm Bad", "The Boomin' System", and "Mama Said Knock You Out".
Soulja Boy Tell Em (LABEL:Major) DeAndre Cortez Way (born July 28, 1990), better known by his stage name Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.In September 2007, his single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
Jedi Mind Tricks (LABEL:Indie) For more than fifteen years, the name Jedi Mind Tricks has become synonymous with raw, gritty underground hip-hop. From their debut album, The Psycho-social, in 1996 to their seminal sophomore release, Violent By Design, to their musical expansion heard on Servants and Heaven, Kings in Hell, JMT has made an indelible impression on the independent music scene while arguably forging its own subgenre of rap.
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.
Afroman (LABEL:Indie) Joseph Edgar Foreman (born July 28, 1974), better known by his stage name Afroman, is an American rapper who came to prominence with his singles "Because I Got High" and "Crazy Rap". "Because I Got High" circulated around the Internet before becoming a hit worldwide. He was nominated for a Grammy award in 2002.
Philadelphia Freeway (LABEL:Major) Leslie Edward Pridgen (born August 6, 1978), better known by his stage name Freeway, is an American rapper. Best known for his tenure on Roc-A-Fella Records and his affiliation with Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel...The record labels Freeway is now with are Rhymesayers Entertainment and G-Unit Philly.
Machine Gun Kelly (LABEL:Major) Richard Colson Baker (born April 22, 1990), better known by his stage name Machine Gun Kelly or MGK, is an American rapper from Shaker Heights, Ohio, signed to Bad Boy and Interscope Records.His stage name was given for his rapid-fire lyrical flow and is a reference to notorious criminal George "Machine Gun" Kelly.
2 pac (LABEL:Major) Tupac Amaru Shakur was an inspiration to millions.While he was most famous for his rap career, but was also a gifted actor, poet and a thoughtful while outspoken advocate for the poor and the overlooked in America. During his life, he produced an immense amount of artistic work, which included albums, major Hollywood feature films, and published works. He was most prolific in the music industry, selling over 75 million albums.
Glasses Malone (LABEL:Major) Charles Phillipivory Penniman (born December 10, 1979), better known by his stage name Glasses Malone, is an American rapper. Malone grew up between both Watts and Compton neighborhoods in Los Angeles and signed with Cash Money Records in 2011.
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.
Danny Brown (LABEL:Indie) aniel Sewell (born March 16, 1981), better known by his stage name Danny Brown is an American independent hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan. Brown is known for his individuality, being described by MTV as "one of rap's most unique figures in recent memory."
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.
Strong Arm Steady (LABEL:Indie) Strong Arm Steady is a West Coast super-group, consisting of the cream of California’s underground hip-hop scene, namely Phil the Agony, Mitchy Slick and Krondon. Over the years, Strong Arm Steady has toured relentlessly and pounded the mixtape circuit for years, independently distributing over 200,000 mixtapes worldwide. Talib Kweli signed Strong Arm Steady to his Blacksmith Records label in 2007.
Rick Ross (LABEL:Major) William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper. He derived his stage name from the drug trafficker "Freeway" Ricky Ross, to whom he has no connection.Ross founded the record label Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums Deeper Than Rap and Teflon Don, Ross was also the first artist signed to Diddy's management company Ciroc Entertainment.
Kendrick Lamar (LABEL:Unsigned) 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.
Wu- Tang Clan (LABEL:Indie) Emerging in 1993,NY-based Wu-Tang Clan proved to be the most revolutionary rap group of the mid-'90s -- and only partially because of their music. Turning the standard concept of a hip-hop crew inside out, the Wu-Tang Clan were assembled as a loose congregation of nine MCs, almost as a support group.
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..
Killer Mike (LABEL:Major) Michael Render (born April 20, 1975), better known by his stage name Killer Mike, is an American rapper, signed to Grind Time Official through the SMC/Fontana Distribution. He made his debut on "Snappin' and Trappin'" on OutKast's 2000 LP Stankonia, and also appeared on the Grammy-winning song, "The Whole World", the single from OutKast's greatest hits album...
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