Jedi Mind Tricks 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.
Busta Rhymes Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr.,(born May 20, 1972),better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American rapper, producer and actor. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the alias Busta Rhymes after NFL wide receiver George "Buster" Rhymes. Early in his career, he was known for his wild style and fashion, and today is best known for his intricate rapping technique...
P. Reign P. Reign (b. Raynford Humphries on January 8, 1984) is a Canadian hip hop artist, songwriter and rapper of Guyanese origin. He is signed with Reps Up Records.
Play N Skillz Play-N-Skillz are an American hip-hop electronic music record production duo from Irving, Texas, consisting of brothers Juan "Play" Salinas and Oscar "Skillz" Salinas, who are also rappers. They won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 2007 for their production on the single "Ridin'" by Chamillionaire and Krayzie Bone, and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album for Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III.
Insane Clown Posse When Insane Clown Posse (ICP) emerged from the darkness surrounding Detroit’s underground music scene in the early 90s, the world had yet to imagine the impact that the hardcore hip-hop style spawned by these two artists — Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope — would bring to bear on mainstream music.
Lil Mama Niatia Jessica Kirkland (born October 4, 1989) professionally known as Lil Mama, is an American rapper and singer-songwriter. She is currently a judge on America's Best Dance Crew.
The Cool Kids The Cool Kids is an American hip hop group. Consisting of rappers Antoine "Sir Michael Rocks" Reed (originally from Matteson, Illinois), Evan "Chuck Inglish" Ingersoll (originally from Mount Clemens, Michigan), and closely affiliated with 10ille, the group is based in Chicago, Illinois and Detroit, Michigan
Young Money An American record label founded by rapper Lil Wayne. Young Money's president is Lil Wayne's lifelong friend Mack Maine. The label is an imprint of Cash Money Records and is distributed by Universal Republic Records. Current artists include Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, Mack Maine, Jae Millz, Cory Gunz, Lil Twist, Gudda Gudda, Lil Chuckee, Short Dawg, T-Streets, and Shanell aka SnL.
Cypress Hill 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.
Knaan K'naan (born Keinan Abdi Warsame in 1978)is a Somali Canadian poet, rapper, singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist. He rose to prominence with the success of his single "Wavin' Flag", which was chosen as Coca-Cola's promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Besides hip-hop, K'naan's sound is influenced by elements of Somali music, Ethio-jazz and world music.
Kanye West Born on June 8, 1977, Kanye is an American musician, film director and fashion designer. West first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, where he eventually achieved recognition for his work on Jay-Z's album The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson.
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...
Omarion An American R&B singer, actor, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and former lead singer of the R&B group, B2K. Omarion was spotted at a young age by a manager, Christopher B. Stokes...This led to forming the group B2K, which disbanded after being successful for a few years. His third album Ollusion was released January 12, 2010 with the lead single I Get It In.
Juicy J Jordan Houston, better known by his stage name Juicy J is an Academy Award-winning American rapper song writter and record producer from Memphis, Tennessee and is the co-founder and a member of the duo Three 6 Mafia (formerly known as Triple Six Mafia). He is also the younger brother of fellow member, Project Pat. His second solo album, Hustle Till I Die, was released June 16, 2009.
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.
Pitbull 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...
Das EFX Das EFX is an American hip hop duo. It consists of emcees Skoob (also known as Books, born William "Willie" Hines, November 27, 1970) and Dray (also known as Krazy Drayzy, born Andre Weston, September 9, 1970). They rose to popularity in the early 1990s due to their affiliation with EPMD's Hit Squad and the duo's stream of consciousness lyrical delivery, which became one of the most influential lyrical styles in hip hop music during the early 1990s.
Mc Lyte 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.
Chingy Chingy has enjoyed a lot of success in his career, beginning with the summer 2003 smash hit "Right Thurr." Chingy was born Howard Bailey, Jr., on March 9, 1980, in St. Louis, MO. Chingy’s first single "Right Thurr" became a quick hit, peaking at number two on Billboard's Hot 100 and number one on Billboard’s Top 40 and Billboard’s Hot Rap Tracks.
Slaughterhouse Slaughterhouse is a hip hop supergroup consisting of rappers Crooked I, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5'9". They are currently signed to Shady and Interscope.Slaughterhouse currently plans to release their second studio album Welcome to: Our House, the first to be released under Shady Records, on August 28, 2012