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.
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.
YG (LABEL:Major) Keenan Jackson (born March 9, 1990), most known by his stage name YG (short for Young Gangsta), is an African-American rapper and songwriter from Compton, California. He was signed by Def Jam in 2009 and released his first single titled "Toot It and Boot It", which peaked at #67 on the Billboard Hot 100, in 2010. He is most associated with the Jerkin' movement based in California...
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."
DMX (LABEL:Major) Multi-platinum selling DMX has delivered five No. 1 Billboard albums, earning him the undisputed title as the king of hardcore rap. With hits like "Ruff Ryders Anthem," "Who We Be," "Lord Give Me a Sign" and the Grammy-nominated "Party Up (Up In Here)...
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...
Fat Joe (LABEL:Indie) Joseph Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper, CEO of Terror Squad Entertainment, and member of musical groups D.I.T.C. and Terror Squad.
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.
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.
E-40 (LABEL:Major) Earl Stevens (born November 15, 1967) better known by his stage name E-40, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor from Vallejo, California. He is a member of the rap group The Click, and the founder of Sick Wid It Records. He has released over ten albums, appeared on numerous movie soundtracks, and has also done guest appearances on a host of other rap albums.
Rockie Fresh (LABEL:Unsigned) Donald Pullen (born April 16, 1991), better known by the stage name Rockie Fresh, is an American hip hop artist born in Chicago, Illinois. He released his debut mixtape Rockie's Modern Life, in 2009, and his sophomore mixtape The Otherside in 2010. He is known for his alternative rock influenced style of hip-hop...
Naughty By Nature (LABEL:Indie) Naughty By Nature’s self-titled debut album was released in 1991 and quickly assaulted the music charts with the instant mega #1 hit “O.P.P.” The group quickly became crossover stars, while maintaining their ghetto sensibility. To date, their success and longevity as a Hip-Hop group has been unparalleled.
Eminem (LABEL:Unsigned) Eminem is one of the best-selling artists in the world and is the best selling artist of the 2000s. He has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all time by many magazines including the Rolling Stone magazine which has ranked him 82nd on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.
Yo Gotti (LABEL:Unsigned) Yo Gotti’s self-created buzz in Memphis lead to a deal with TVT Records, home then to Lil Jon, Ying Yang Twins, Pitbull and others. But when the imprint went bankrupt in 2008, Yo Gotti paid for his contract himself only to quickly sign a lucrative deal for himself and his Inevitable Entertainment with Polo Grounds Music/J Records (now RCA).
Bow Wow (LABEL:Major) Shad Gregory Moss (born March 9, 1987), better known by his stage name Bow Wow (formerly Lil' Bow Wow), is an American rapper and actor. As Lil' Bow Wow, he released his first album, Beware of Dog in 2000 at age 13, which was followed by Doggy Bag 2001. In 2003, Bow Wow released his third album Unleashed, which was the first album released without using Lil' in his name.
Huey (LABEL:Major) Lawrence Franks, Jr. (born January 1, 1989), better known by his stage name Huey, is an American rapper from St. Louis, Missouri signed to Jive Records. Huey is best known for his 2006 debut single, "Pop, Lock & Drop It".
Lloyd Banks (LABEL:Indie) Christopher Charles Lloyd (born April 30, 1982),better known by his stage name Lloyd Banks, is a Multiracial American rapper and member of the rap group G-Unit. Raised in South Jamaica, Queens, he dropped out of high school in 1998. G-Unit released two albums, Beg for Mercy in 2003 and T.O.S. (Terminate on Sight) in 2008. Banks released his first solo album The Hunger for More in 2004...
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.
Laze & Royal (LABEL:Major) Laze & Royal is an Alternative Hip-Hop duo from Hollywood, CA. The group is made up of 23-year old twin brothers, Bennett "Laze" Armstrong and Justyn "Royal" Armstrong. Laze & Royal originally started as a group named 2XL which was later renamed Hollywood High School which was finally changed to "Laze & Royal.
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