Ne-Yo Ne Yo, Ne´Yo, Ne-Oh, Ne-You, Ne*Yo, NejoAmerican pop and R&B singer–songwriter, record producer, actor and rapper, born 18 October 1982 in Camden, Arkansas.
Lil' Wayne Lil Wanye, lil Wayne, Lil' Wayne, Lil'Wayne, Lil’ Wayne, Lill' WyneAmerican rapper born September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
P. Diddy "Diddy", ℗ Diddy, ℗Diddy, Diddy, P Diddy, P-DiddyRapper and producer, born November 4th, 1969 in Harlem, NY, US.
Puff Daddy New York's Finest Puff Daddy, P Daddy, P. Daddy, P.Daddy, Paff Daddy, PDRapper, singer, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur from US, born 4 November 1969.
French Montana @frenchmontana, Fren, French, French Montana (Coke Boys), Frenchie, FrenchyKarim Kharbouch (born November 9, 1984), known by his stage name French Montana, is an American rapper born in Morocco. He is the founder and CEO of CocaineCity. In 2012, he signed a joint venture recording deal with Maybach Music Group and Bad Boy Entertainment. His debut album, Excuse My French, was released in 2013.
Red Cafe .Redcafe, R.C Of Da Franchise, R.C., RC, RC of Da Franchise, Red CaféNew York rapper of Guyanese descent.
Rick Ross @mastermind, R. Ross, Ric Ross, Rick Ro$$, Rick Ross Of Cosmic Slop Shop, RickRo$$William Leonard Roberts II (born January 28, 1976), known professionally by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur. In 2009, Ross founded the record label Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums Deeper Than Rap, Teflon Don, God Forgives, I Don't, Mastermind, Hood Billionaire, Black Market, and Rather You Than Me. Ross was also the first artist signed to Diddy's management company Ciroc Entertainment. In early 2012, MTV named Ross as the Hottest MC in the Game. William Leonard Roberts II was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, and raised in Carol City, Florida. After graduating from Miami Carol City Senior High School, he attended the historically black college Albany State University on a football scholarship. Roberts worked as a correctional officer for 18 months from December 1995, until his resignation in June 1997. In his early years at Suave House Records, Roberts initially made his debut under the pseudonym Teflon Da Don. He made his recording debut on the song "Ain't Shhh to Discuss" on Erick Sermon's lone album for DreamWorks, Def Squad Presents Erick Onasis. In the mid-2000s, he changed his name to Rick Ross. He derived his stage name from the former drug kingpin "Freeway" Rick Ross, to whom he has no connection After being signed to Suave House Records, former label for rap duo 8Ball & MJG, he eventually signed a deal with Slip-n-Slide Records, which has been under the Def Jam label since 2006. While signed to Slip-n-Slide, Roberts toured with fellow rapper Trick Daddy and made guest performances on other Slip-n-Slide albums.
Future Future, Future HndrxxNayvadius DeMun Wilburn was born on November 20, 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia. He began using his stage name while performing as one of the members of the musical collective The Dungeon Family, where he was nicknamed "The Future". His first cousin, record producer, and Dungeon Family member Rico Wade, encouraged him to sharpen his writing skills and pursue a career as a rapper. He attended Columbia High School. Future voices his praise of Wade's musical influence and instruction, calling him the "mastermind" behind his sound. He soon came under the wing of Atlanta's own Rocko (4) who signed him to his label A1 Recordings. Since then his work ethic has driven him to his success. From 2010 to early 2011, Future released a series of mixtapes including 1000, Dirty Sprite and True Story. The latter included the single Tony Montana, in reference to the Scarface film. During that time, Future was also partnering with rapper Gucci Mane on their collaborative album Free Bricks, and co-wrote YC's single Racks. He gained popularity after his songs were played by DJ Esco at Magic City, a strip club in Atlanta deemed "largely responsible for launching the careers of artists." He is also the cousin of Organized Noize's Rico Wade.
Wale Walé, WhaleOlubowale Victor Akintimehin (born September 21, 1984), better known by his stage name Wale (/ˈwɔːleɪ/ WAW-lay), is an American rapper. He rose to prominence in 2006, when his song "Dig Dug (Shake It)" became popular in his hometown. Wale became locally recognized and continued recording music for the regional audience. Producer Mark Ronson discovered Wale in 2006 and signed him to Allido Records in 2007. While signed to that label, Wale released several mixtapes and appeared in national media including MTV and various Black-American-focused magazines. A song called "Ridin' in That Black Joint" was featured in the popular video game Saints Row 2's soundtrack in 2008. In 2008, Wale signed with Interscope Records for $1.3 million, and his debut album Attention Deficit was released in 2009 with the singles "Chillin", "Pretty Girls", and "World Tour". The album, although under-shipped, received positive reviews from critics. In early 2011, Wale signed with Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group, where members of the label released a compilation album, Self Made Vol. 1 on May 23, 2011. His second studio album, Ambition was released November 1, 2011, with mixed reviews. His third studio album, The Gifted, was released on June 25, 2013, to mainly positive reviews; it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. His second Billboard number one album The Album About Nothing was released on March 31, 2015.
Drake Drake K, Drakkardnoir, Drizzy, ドレイクBorn October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Ontario, Drake is a Canadian actor and recording artist, and one of the co-founder of the OVO Sound label. He originally became known for playing the character Jimmy Brooks on the TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation. As a rapper, he performs under the mononym Drake. Early in his career, Drake established a close affiliation with Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment before officially signing with the record label in June 2009. Drake is the son of Dennis Graham, a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis; and the nephew of musicians Larry Graham and Mabon "Teenie" Hodges. His father is African American (a native of Memphis, Tennessee) and his mother, an educator, is a white Jewish Canadian. His parents divorced when he was five, and he was raised by his mother in Toronto's wealthy Forest Hill neighbourhood, attending elementary school at Forest Hill Public School, and high school at Forest Hill Collegiate Institute, where he began acting, but did not graduate. He also spent many summers with his father in Memphis, Tennessee.