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Ginuwine

Thanks to help from Jodeci, Missy Elliott and Timbaland, Ginuwine was one of the most prominent R&B artists of the 90s and early 2000s. His single "Pony" propelled his debut album Ginuwine… the Bachelor to platinum status after it came out in 1996. The singer remains active in his songwriting...
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Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige is one of the most diverse women in music, with 10 studio albums and over 150 guest appearances on others’ records. She’s produces, acts and occasionally even raps. However, her unique hip hop soul sound makes her special, and her voice shines especially on her album My Life , which...
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Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson , the youngest of the Jackson family, started singing and acting at age 7. After numerous TV roles, she put out her first album in 1982, and hit real musical success in 1986 with the release of Control . Ms. Jackson went on to win Grammy awards for not only songs, but also music...
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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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