HOT Artists

Jay-Z

Growing up in New York City, Jay-Z helped to put east coast rap back on the map. His own music, plus his many business ventures have helped him become one of the most successful hip-hop artists of all time. Among his awards are 17 Grammys, and being named the #1 best MC of all-time by MTV. Jay-Z...
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K-Ci & JoJo

K-Ci & JoJo are brothers Cedric and Joel Hailey. After their group Jodeci went on hiatus, they kept performing together, finding success thanks to a few guest spots, mainly on TuPac’s "How Do You Want It." Those side project turned into an album, with the single “All my Life” making K-Ci &...
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Salt-n-Pepa

Salt-n-Pepa , with their DJ Spinderella, was one of the first all-female rap groups, getting together in New York in 1985. The group found initial success with their single "Push It," but had massive success in the 90s with the album Very Necessary , featuring songs like "Shoop," "Whatta Man" and "...
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Notorious B.I.G

Notorious B.I.G. continues to be one of the most beloved rappers, even over a decade after his death. His debut album, Ready To Die , helped put the east coast back on the rap map in the 90s and added fuel to the east coast / west coast rap feud. His album Life After Death was released days after...
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The Fugees

Lauryn Hill, with cousins Pras Michel and Wyclef Jean, formed The Fugees in 1993. While they only released two albums together, the group is considered one of the best hip hop groups of all-time, thanks to the Grammy-winning record The Score and the song "Killing Me Softly." After breaking up in...
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Eminem

Eminem helped put Detroit’s rap scene on the map when his album The Slim Shady LP dominated the charts in 1999, going on to win the Grammy for Best Rap Album. His next two albums got the same acclaim, making him the only artist to win Best Rap Album for three consecutive albums. With 11 albums and...
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Pitbull

Born in Miami, Pitbull’s unique Latin-flavored rap style comes from his Cuban roots. Pitbull got his first break from Lil Jon, who featured him prominently on the Kings of Crunk album. From there, the rapper got many guest verses and grew in popularity. In 2009, success came with the album...
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Black Eyed Peas

The Black Eyed Peas ’ first record deal came from rapper Eazy-E – unique as a rap group because they performed with a live backing band. In 1999, they added Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson to branch out into their signature futuristic pop sound. This lineup as earned them many award nominations and wins,...
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Destiny's Child

Formed in Houston in 1990, Destiny’s Child faced many lineup changes before finding their groove as a soulful hip hop foursome. Their second album brought critical and commercial success, but not without the drama that eventually left them as a trio. While Destiny’s Child has been considered one of...
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Nelly

Nelly put the Midwest on the map for hip hop in 2001, with the release of his debut album Country Grammar . He’s since released 5 albums, won numerous Grammys, owns two clothing lines and has a blossoming acting career. Though he’s influenced by LL Cool J, Rakim, Run DMC and more, Nelly considers...
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