Bobby Ray Simmons (born November 15, 1988 in Decatur, Georgia), better known by his stage name B.o.B, is a Grammy Award-nominated American rapper, singer and producer signed to <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/T.I." class="bbcode_artist">T.I.</a>'s Grand Hustle Label and Atlantic Records. In 2007 he released his debut EP Eastside, and has since released another EP, 12th Dimension, and five mixtapes. His debut album, B.o.B Presents The Adventures of Bobby Ray, was released in April 2010 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. The first single from the album, Nothin' on You featuring <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Bruno+Mars" class="bbcode_artist">Bruno Mars</a>, peaked at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Tag Team was a miami bass duo of DC the Brain Supreme (Cecil Glenn) and Steve Roll'n (Steve Gibson) from Florida, USA, best known for their 1993 hit "Whoomp! (There It Is)". They released two albums, 1993's Whoomp! (There it is), and 1995's Audio Entertainment. In 2000 a Tag Team grestest hits CD was released.
Born and Raised in the Northern Suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.
KC started a rap game in 1996 recording on cassettes and pc programs,
Also attempting his dream of being a vocalist in a Death Metal Band. With the lack of commitment from other band members,
KC found away to put both of his musical genres together
and start a one man rap metal band, Recording Guitar, Bass,
Drums and Vocals and also featuring instrumental production
Lady Lash is a Melbourne-based rapper of Aboriginal and Greek background. Lash features as part of the Push It Crew and the Dig Deep Project, both hip-hop associations prominent on the Melbourne rap scene. Born in the remote town of Ceduna, on the Great Australian Bight, she states the following description on her website: I'm a female aboriginal artist with multiple singing styles. Singing since I was a child and was heavily influenced by my Families wide and diverse taste in music - Rock, Country, Soul, Blues, Jazz and Old School Hip hop.
Inspired by the infectious afro-beat music of Nigeria and its neighbours, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra delivers contemporary African funk to Australian dancefloors. This mammoth ensemble comprises nineteen musicians hand-picked from Melbourne’s music scene. The experience and creativity of these established musicians energises the group’s original compositions and the sound of the entire band is a force to be reckoned with.
Trevor George Smith Jr. (born May 20, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York), better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American rapper and actor signed to Universal Motown. He began his rap career in the group Leaders of the New School, and then released his debut album, The Coming, in 1996. He has since released 1997's When Disaster Strikes, 1998's E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event): The Final World Front, 2000's Anarchy 2001's Genesis, 2002's It Ain't Safe No More, 2006's The Big Bang and 2009's Back on My B.
Patrick Junior C. Okogwu (born November 7th, 1988 in Plumstead, South London), better known by his stage name Tinie Tempah, is a rapper, MC and CEO of Disturbing London Records. Tinie gained national acclaim and chart success upon the release of his major label debut single Pass Out which debuted at #1 on the UK Singles Chart in March 2010. His debut album, titled Disc-Overy, is due for release in the UK on October 4th.
Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a Grammy award winning rapper, producer, author, designer and singer. He began making beats and rapping in the early 90s in Chicago, IL, United States when he formed the rap group GO GETTERS with Chicago natives GLC and Really Doe. He later gained nationwide popularity in New York when he began producing tracks for artists such as Jay-Z, Twista, Mase, Talib Kweli and Alicia Keys.
Gift Of Gab (Tim Parker) and Chief Xcel (Xavier Mosley) met at John F. Kennedy High School in 1987 in Sacramento, California and formed the group in the early 1990s. They released their first recording, "Swan Lake", on solesides records. The Solesides Crew consisted of the duo. as well as other friends of theirs they had met at University of California - Davis, including DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born and Lateef The Truth Speaker. The single was an underground hit, but label trouble prevented the duo from immediately capitalizing on their fame.
D12 (aka The Dirty Dozen and D-Twizzy) was initially formed in 1991 by Proof who invited local Detroit rappers such as Bizarre, Eminem and other members who would leave the crew before it achieved success including Eye Kyu, Killa Hawk and FuzZ. The group was a loose collective in the vein of Wu-Tang Clan. Several members began making names for themselves in hip hop during the late 1990s. Bizarre was named Inner City Entertainment's "Flava of the Week". He would also release an album entitled Attack Of The Weirdos and become a member of Tha Outsidaz with Eminem and Rah Digga.