MIMS Shawn Mims (born March 22, 1981), popularly known as Mims, is an American rapper.“This Is Why I’m Hot” marked a big leap, topping Billboard’s Top 100 from #32 the previous week, third-biggest jump in the chart’s history. The single strode well past platinum, selling 1.6 million digital copies. He created American King Music alongside business partners Corey Llewellyn & Erik Mendelson.
Strong Arm Steady 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.
XV Donavan Johnson (born July 9, 1985) better known by his stage name XV is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Wichita, Kansas. He first gained major attention after the release of his twelfth mixtape Everybody's Nobody. In which he received two awards from DJBooth.net.
Jody Breeze Jody Breeze is a southern spit-fire best known for his contribution to Block Entertainment’s landmark group, Boyz N Da Hood, and a solo artist on Shonuff Records. Now a free agent, Jody Breeze is ready to solidify his spot as a rap phenomenon amongst the greatest that ever did it.
Estelle Estelle Fanta Swaray (born 18 January 1980) commonly known as Estelle, and formerly as Est'elle, is an English Grammy Award winning R&B singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer. Estelle was born in London. After meeting John Legend, Estelle signed a record deal with V2 and Atlantic Records.
Juvenile Terius Gray, better known by his stage name Juvenile, (born March 25, 1975) is an American rapper, He is also a former member of hip-hop group the Hot Boys. At the age of 19, he began recording raps, releasing his debut album Being Myself in 1995. He became popular when his 1999 single Back That Thang Up was released. His greatest influence is Elton John.
TI Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. (born September 25, 1980), better known by his stage name T.I., is an American hip hop recording artist, film and music producer, actor and author. He is also the founder and co-chief executive officer (CEO) of Grand Hustle Records.
Lil Flip Wesley Eric Weston, Jr.(born March 3, 1981), better known by his stage name Lil' Flip, is an American multi-platinum hiphop artist best known for his singles Sunshine, "Game Over", "The Way We Ball", "I Can Do Dat" and Rollin on 20's from the 2 Fast 2 Furious Soundtrack.
Nipsey Hussle 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".
Nappy Roots Since Nappy Roots entered the music scene in 1998, they have remained real, humble, talented guys with inherent, undeniable southern swagger. After the international success of Watermelon, Chicken, & Grits, selling over 3 million albums, the members of Nappy Roots were flying high while still acutely aware of how far it could be to the bottom should they fall.
Spice 1 Robert L. Green, Jr., better known by his stage name Spice 1, is an American rapper born in Corsicana, Texas. He has consistently been releasing solo and group albums since 1992. Spice 1 was ranked number 56 in The Source magazine's Top 115 Hip-Hop Artists from 1988–2003. His self-titled debut was also listed in The Source's 100 Best Rap Albums.
N*E*R*D 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.
Laze & Royal 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.
Mike Jones Michael "Mike" Jones (born January 6, 1981) is an American southern rap artist, who initially was affiliated with the record label Swishahouse, then left to be the owner of Ice Age Entertainment.Before he was on Swishahouse he was in a group called Souf Folk and his alias was "Sache". He has released one album with Souf Folk called Country Thuggin.
Hodgy Beats Gerard Damien Long, better known by his stage name Hodgy Beats, is an American rapper and record producer. He is a member of the hip hop collective OFWGKTA as well as the duo MellowHype with
RiFF RAFF Horst Christian Simco, better known by the stage name Riff Raff, is a rapper from Houston, Texas. He was originally managed by Swishahouse co-founder OG Ron C. Then after being associated with Soulja Boy's imprint S.O.D.....
Digable Planets 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.
Twista 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.
Royce Da 5'9 Ryan Montgomery (born July 5, 1977) is an MC known by his stage name Royce Da 5'9". He is known for his early association with Eminem and subsequent solo career, during which he has released three studio albums and several mixtapes thus far. Royce is also known for writing hits for P. Diddy and Dr. Dre.
Lil Scrappy Darryl Kevin Richardson II (born January 19, 1984), better known by his stage name Lil Scrappy, is an American rapper.Richards was discovered by producer and performer Lil Jon while performing at a bar. Along with labelmates Trillville, Lil Scrappy was one of the first signings to Lil Jon's BME Recordings.