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".
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".
Kelis (LABEL:Indie) Harlem-bred vocalist Kelis went to Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. 2 years later with the support of producers The Neptunes, she landed herself a recording deal. In mid-1999, Kelis was singing alongside rap troublemaker Ol’ Dirty Bastard on his cut "Got Your Money," and her signature Technicolor-spiraled afro & colorful style sparked critics' interests.
Gucci Mane (LABEL:Major) Radric Davis (born February 2, 1980), better known by his stage name Gucci Mane, is an American rapper. He debuted in 2005 with Trap House and followed with albums such as Hard to Kill in 2006, Trap-A-Thon and Back to the Trap House in 2007.
Pharoahe Monch (LABEL:Indie) Troy Donald Jamerson (born October 31, 1972), better known by his stage name Pharoahe Monch is an African-American rapper. He is known for his complex lyrics, complex delivery, and internal and multisyllabic rhyme schemes.
N*E*R*D (LABEL:Major) N.E.R.D. (the acronym of No One Ever Really Dies, stylized as N*E*R*D) is an American rock, funk, and hip hop band. Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo were signed by Teddy Riley to Virgin Records as a duo, The Neptunes.
Dr Dre (LABEL:Major) Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, record executive, entrepreneur, and occasional actor. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and a former co-owner and artist of Death Row Records.
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.
Marvin Lawrence (LABEL:Indie) Central Florida’s 21 year old new rising star Marvin Lawrence is spreading his talent through a fresh exciting new style that many artists have not yet thought to approach in Hip Hop. His inspirations have come from the many different styles and genre of music and people including Michael Jackson Journey and his father Anthony Lawrence which have molded him into the ingenious artist he is today.
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.
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.
KRS-One (LABEL:Indie) Kris Lawrence Parker (born August 20 1965), better known by his stage name KRS-One, is an American MC and producer. Over his career, he has been known by several pseudonyms including "Kris Parker", "The Blastmaster", "The Teacha", and "The Philosopher".
OJ Da Juiceman (LABEL:Indie) Otis Williams, Jr. (born November 26, 1981), better known as OJ Da Juiceman, is an American rapper and a member of 1017 Brick Squad. OJ Da Juiceman is also founder of vanity label 32 Entertainment.
Fabolous (LABEL:Major) With two platinum albums (2001's Ghetto Fabolous and 2003's Street Dreams) and one Gold (2004's Real Talk) to his credit, the veteran hitmaker still exudes a rookie-of-the year swagger. After recording for both Elektra and Atlantic Records, Fab is enjoying a home coming with the legendary Def Jam label.
Tyrese Gibson (LABEL:Unsigned) Since the fateful day a high-wattage kid charmed the world singing “Always Coca-Cola” in a now famous ad campaign for the soft drink giant, Tyrese Gibson has evolved into a coveted entertainment juggernaut, creating some of the most compelling and exalted artistic works of his generation.
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.
Pitbull (LABEL:Unsigned) Armando Christian Pérez (born January 15, 1981), better known by his stage name Pitbull, is an American rapper, pop singer-songwriter and record producer. His first recorded performance was from the Lil Jon album Kings of Crunk in 2002, after which he released his debut album in 2004 titled M.I.A.M.I...Since then, he has released three other albums...
Reek Da Villian (LABEL:Indie) Tariek Williams (Roosevelt, Long Island, New York, United States), better known as Reek da Villian, is an American rapper, protégé of rap veteran Busta Rhymes and former member of the rap group Flipmode Squad.Reek is currently signed to Busta Rhymes' new label Conglomerate Records.
Shwayze (LABEL:Major) Aaron Smith (born May 29, 1986 in Malibu, CA), better known by his stage name Shwayze, is an American rapper. Born and raised in Malibu, California, Shwayze met Whitestarr frontman Cisco Adler at a nightclub. One night Shwayze jumped on stage during Whitestarr's performance and started freestyling, impressing Adler. They immediately began making music together, and landed a deal with Suretone Records.
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