Earl Sweatshirt (LABEL:Unsigned) Thebe Neruda Kgositsile (born February 24, 1994), better known by his stage name Earl Sweatshirt, is an American rapper and member of the Los Angeles based hip hop collective Odd Future.
Drake (LABEL:Major) Aubrey “Drake” Graham (born October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian actor, rapper and singer signed to Universal Records. So far he has released three mixtapes, 2006’s Room for Improvement, 2007’s Comeback Season, and 2009’s critically acclaimed So Far Gone, which is considered one of the best mixtapes of 2009.
T-Pain (LABEL:Unsigned) Bursting on the scene in 2005,
T-Pain has been awarded a Grammy, produced and written a plethora of chart-topping and platinum-selling singles, garnered "Songwriter of the Year" and "Producer of the Year" honors at the BMI Urban Awards and earned a BET Award. So it should come as little surprise that the musical maestro’s tremendous, self-produced third album, THR33 RINGZ, stands as a sonic odyssey brimming with innovation.
TI (LABEL:Unsigned) 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.
sirmixalot (LABEL:Indie) Anthony Ray (born August 12, 1963), better known by his stage name Sir Mix-a-Lot, is an emcee and producer based in Seattle, Washington. The founder of the Nastymix record label, he debuted in 1988 with Swass. Sir Mix-a-Lot is best known for his 1992 album Mack Daddy and its Grammy Award-winning single "Baby Got Back."
Diamond (LABEL:Unsigned) Brittany Nicole Carpentero (born May 20, 1988), better known by her stage name Diamond, is an American rapper and former member of the group Crime Mob.She was nominated the second time for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist at the BET Awards 2012. She stated that she will be releasing her new street LP "The Young Life" on July 31st, 2012.
Ying Yang Twins (LABEL:Major) The Ying Yang Twins is an Atlanta-based American hip hop duo consisting of Kaine (born Eric Jackson on December 16, 1978) and D-Roc (born De'Angelo Holmes on February 23, 1979). The group debuted in 2000 and rose to mainstream popularity in 2003 collaborating with Lil Jon in his single "Get Low".
Chamillionaire (LABEL:Major) Hakeem Seriki...better known by his stage name Chamillionaire, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment. Chamillionaire is also the founder and an original member of The Color Changin' Click...He signed to Universal Records in 2005 and released The Sound of Revenge under Universal.
Afrika Bambaataa (LABEL:Major) Afrika Bambaataa (born April 19, 1957) is an American DJ from the South Bronx, New York who was instrumental in the early development of hip hop throughout the 1980s.Afrika Bambaataa is one of the three originators of break-beat deejaying,and is respectfully known as the "Grandfather" and the Amen Ra of Universal Hip Hop Culture as well as the Father of The Electro Funk Sound.
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.
Jay Rock (LABEL:Major) Johnny Reed McKinzie, Jr.(born March 31, 1986), better known by his stage name Jay Rock, is an American rapper. He was named one of the top 13 most street artists by XXL. Rock is a member of hip hop supergroup Black Hippy...Rock signed to Strange Music and released his long-awaited debut studio album Follow Me Home on July 26, 2011.
Young Chris (LABEL:Major) Young Chris (born Christopher F. Ries in 1983) is a Grammy nominated American rapper and songwriter. A member of Philadelphia rap duo Young Gunz, formerly signed to Roc-A-Fella records through Beanie Sigel’s State Property collective, early success included the hit single "Can't Stop, Won't Stop". He is currently signed to Universal Motown through producer/songwriter Rico Love’s label imprint Division1.
Neako (LABEL:Unsigned) Nikko Bailey (born April 23, 1986), better known by the stage name Neako is an American rapper, producer and songwriter. He released his debut album, The Rubix Cube: Red Edition, in 2007 on his own imprint World Team Olympics. He signed to Taylor Gang Records and Gramercy Records in 2011, subsequently leaving the former in 2012.
Slick Rick (LABEL:Major) Born to Jamaican parents in South Wimbledon, London, on January 14, 1965, Slick Rick, born Ricky Martin Lloyd Walters, who has always been considered ahead of his time, is the most successful British-American rapper in music history. Brilliant word play, the effort-less ability to bring life to the stories he rhymed about, dead on pop-culture references and hilarious one-liners make him the wittiest rapper of all time.
Sean Paul (LABEL:Major) 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...
Dj Statik Slektah (LABEL:Major) Patrick Baril (Born January 23, 1982, in Lawrence, Massachusetts) better known as Statik Selektah, is an East Coast-based DJ, producer and CEO of Showoff Records. In 2003, Statik created ShowOff Marketing, which has had clients such as Reebok, G-Unit Records, Virgin Records, Capital, Universal Records, Diddy’s Vote or Die campaign and many others.
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.
Mc Lyte (LABEL:Indie) MC Lyte (born Lana Michele Moorer; October 11, 1971) is an American rapper who first gained fame in the late-1980s becoming the first solo female rapper to release a full album with 1988's critically acclaimed Lyte as a Rock.
Raekwon (LABEL:Major) Corey Woods (born January 12, 1970),better known by the stage name Raekwon, is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. He released his solo debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. Raekwon is often cited as one of the pioneers of the Mafioso rap sub-genre.
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.
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