DMX 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)...
Paul Wall Paul Michael Slayton (born March 11, 1981), better known by his stage name Paul Wall, is an American rapper. He is currently affiliated with Swishahouse Records, having released several albums under the label as well as collaborating with other rappers signed to the label.
Kendrick Lamar 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.
Heavy D 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).
Fashawn Fashawn's debut album, "Boys Meets World," was heralded by critics and fans alike as one of the best albums of 2009 for its gritty, street-wise and intelligent rhymes. Some even compared his introductory opus to Nas' brilliant "Illmatic." It was enough for XXL to name Fashawn to its list of hip-hop's best freshman.
Tech N9ne Aaron Dontez Yates (born November 8, 1971),better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is an American rapper from Kansas City, Missouri. In 1999, Yates and Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. Throughout his career, Yates has sold over one million albums and has had his music featured in film, television, and video games.
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.
Hurricane Chris Chris Dooley, Jr. (born 1989), better known by his stage name Hurricane Chris, is an American rapper.Chris's debut album, 51/50 Ratchet was released on October 2007, which contains the singles, including the top-ten hit "A Bay Bay", "The Hand Clap", and "Playas Rock". Chris's second studio album, Unleashed, which contains the singles, including "Halle Berry (She's Fine)", and "Headboard".
Tanya Morgan Tanya Morgan is a rap group. More than that, they’re a great rap group as evidenced by the acclaim they’ve received from the likes of Billboard, Vibe, SPIN, XXL Magazine, XLR8R, Los Angeles Times, The Onion, NY Magazine and a bevy of other press outlets who have praised the group throughout the duration of their career.
Wiz Khalifa In 2005 Wiz released his first mixtape, “Prince of the City: Welcome to Pistolvania.” The mixtape was quickly accepted by the local scene and began to gain buzz outside of Pittsburgh. Wiz soon dropped “Show and Prove,” which Okayplayer.com claimed was “arguably the best album of the year.”... A deal with Warner Bros. Records soon followed.
Rockie Fresh 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...
Sean Paul Sean Paul Ryan Francis Henriques (born January 9, 1973),who performs under stage name Sean Paul, is a Jamaican dancehall and reggae artist.In 2000, Sean Paul released his debut album, Stage One with VP Records.Pushed by the success of the singles "Gimme the Light" and the Billboard Hot 100 topper, "Get Busy", the album was a worldwide success...
Pusha T Terrence Thornton (born May 13, 1977), better known by his stage name Pusha T, is an American hip hop recording artist from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is also known as one half of hip hop duo Clipse, alongside his brother and fellow American rapper Gene "No Malice" Thornton. He is the co-founder and co-chief executive officer (CEO) of Re-Up Records along with his aforementioned brother.
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.
Bow Wow 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.
Chali 2na Charles Stewart (born in Chicago, Illinois), better known as Chali 2na is an American rapper and hip hop artist, formerly associated with the groups Jurassic 5 and Ozomatli.
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