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...
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...
Erick Sermon (LABEL:Indie) 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.
Nickelus F (LABEL:Indie) Nickelus F (known as Nick Fury until 2004) is a rapper and contemporary R&B writer from Richmond, Virginia, United States. He is best known for being the Black Entertainment Television 106 & Park "Freestyle Friday" champion seven weeks in a row and being inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2007. Nickelus F is also known for his collaborations with rapper Drake.
Ja Rule (LABEL:Unsigned) Jeffrey Atkins (born February 29, 1976),better known by his stage name Ja Rule or Mockaveli, is an American rapper, singer, and actor from Queens, New York City. Ja Rule had several hits that made the top 20 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart...
Digable Planets (LABEL:Unsigned) The Digable Planets are an American Alternative Hip-hop trio based in New York City. They released their debut album Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space) in 1993, and their follow-up album Blowout Comb in 1994.
Shortly after this release the trio parted ways, citing "creative differences", though they've re-united to perform shows in more recent years.
Stalley (LABEL:Indie) Stalley is an American rapper from Massillon, Ohio. As an Indie artist, Stalley appeared on BET's 106 and Park, with music videos on MTV networks. Stalley is currently signed with Maybach Music Group, founded by Rick Ross, accompanied by artists Wale and Meek Mill. He dropped his fourth mixtape Savage Journey To The American Dream with Maybach Music Group.
Nipsey Hussle (LABEL:Indie) Ermias Asghedom, better known by his stage name Nipsey Hussle, is a West Coast rapper from Los Angeles, California.In 2009 he released a third mixtape, Bullets Ain't Got No Name, Vol. 3. He appeared with Drake on the song "Killer" and on the song "Upside Down" on Snoop Dogg's album Malice n Wonderland.In 2010 he appeared on the song "We Are the World 25 for Haiti".
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.
Heavy D (LABEL:Indie) Dwight Arrington Myers (May 24, 1967 – November 8, 2011),better known as Heavy D, was a Jamaican-born American rapper, record producer, singer, actor, and former leader of Heavy D & the Boyz, a hip hop group which included G-Whiz (Glen Parrish), "Trouble" T. Roy (Troy Dixon), and Eddie F (born Edward Ferrell).
Twista (LABEL:Major) Carl Terrell Mitchell (born November 27, 1972), better known by his stage name Twista, is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He is known for once holding the title of fastest rapper in the world according to Guinness World Records in 1992, being able to pronounce 598 syllables in 55 seconds.
Dj Khaled (LABEL:Indie) Khaled born November 26, 1975, he is an American record producer, radio personality, DJ, and record label executive.In 2006, Khaled released his debut album Listennn... the Album.
Following were We the Best (2007), We Global (2008), and Victory (2010). In 2009, Khaled became the president of record label Def Jam South.
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.
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.
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.
Kid Ink (LABEL:Indie) Brian Todd Collins (born April 1, 1986 in Los Angeles, CA), also known by his stage name Kid Ink, is an American rapper, producer, and songwriter from Los Angeles. He gained popularity after releasing Crash Landing, a mixtape which featured, DJ ill Will. He then released the mixtape, Daydreamer...and another mixtape named Wheels Up that featured artists like Sean Kingston.
Jim Jones (LABEL:Major) Joseph Guillermo Jones II (born July 15, 1976),better known by his stage name Jim Jones, is an American rapper and original member of The Diplomats, also known as Dipset. He is Co-CEO of Diplomat Records. Jones is also a noted video director under the name CAPO, for artists including Cam'ron, Remy Ma, and State Property.
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."
Schoolboy Q (LABEL:Indie) Quincy Matthew Hanley (born October 26, 1986), better known by his stage name Schoolboy Q (often stylized ScHoolboy Q), is an American hip hop recording artist signed to Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. Hanley is a member of hip hop supergroup Black Hippy...
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