American hip hop musicians

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    African-American rappers

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  2. American crunk musicians

    American crunk musicians

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  3. American hip hop DJs

    American hip hop DJs

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  4. American hip hop record producers

    American hip hop record producers

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  5. American beatboxers

    American beatboxers

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  6. East Coast hip hop musicians

    East Coast hip hop musicians

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  7. American hip hop groups

    American hip hop groups

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  8. Lyricist Lounge

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  9. Midwest hip hop musicians

    Midwest hip hop musicians

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  10. Psychopathic Records artists

    Psychopathic Records artists

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  11. Puerto Rican hip hop musicians

    Puerto Rican hip hop musicians

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  12. American rappers

    American rappers

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  13. American hip hop singers

    American hip hop singers

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  14. Southern hip hop musicians

    Southern hip hop musicians

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  15. West Coast hip hop musicians

    West Coast hip hop musicians

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  1. Alicia Keys
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    Alicia Keys

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    Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide. She became the best-selling new artist and best-selling R&B artist of 2001. The album earned Keys five Grammy Awards in 2002, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Fallin'" becoming the second American recording artist to win five Grammys in one night. Her second studio album, The Diary of Alicia Keys, was released in 2003 and was also another success worldwide, selling eight million copies. The album garnered her an additional four Grammy Awards in 2005. Later that year, she released her first live album, Unplugged, which debuted at number one in the United States. She became the first female to have an MTV Unplugged album to debut at number one and the highest since Nirvana in 1994.


  2. Mark Wahlberg
    #2

    Mark Wahlberg

    389,395 views

    Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born June 5, 1971) is an American actor, producer, businessman, and former model and rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, becoming famous for his 1991 debut as frontman with the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Wahlberg later transitioned to acting, appearing in films such as the drama Boogie Nights and the satirical war-comedy Three Kings during the 1990s. In the 2000s, he starred in the biographical disaster drama The Perfect Storm, the science fiction film Planet of the Apes, and the Martin Scorsese-directed crime drama The Departed, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In the 2010s, he starred in the action-comedy The Other Guys alongside Will Ferrell, the biographical sports drama The Fighter, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Picture nomination, the comedy Ted, the war film Lone Survivor, and the sci-fi action film Transformers: Age of Extinction.


  3. Pharrell Williams
    #3

    Pharrell Williams

    228,602 views

    Pharrell Lanscilo Williams (born April 5, 1973), also known by his mononym Pharrell (/fəˈrɛl/), is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer. Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo the Neptunes, producing soul, hip hop and R&B music. He is also the lead vocalist and drummer of rock, funk and hip hop band N*E*R*D, which he formed with Hugo and childhood friend Shay Haley. He released his first single "Frontin'" in 2003 and followed up with his debut solo album In My Mind in 2006. His second album, Girl, was released on March 3, 2014. It was preceded by the commercially successful single "Happy".


  4. Mary J. Blige
    #4

    Mary J. Blige

    166,644 views

    Mary Jane Blige (/ˈblʒ/; born January 11, 1971) is an American singer, songwriter, model, record producer and actress. Starting her career as a background singer on Uptown Records in 1989, Blige released her first album, What's the 411?, in 1992, and has released 11 studio albums since and made over 150 guest appearances on other albums and soundtracks.


  5. Daniel Simmons
    #5

    Daniel Simmons

    120,175 views

    Daniel Dwayne Simmons III (born March 21, 1995), better known by his stage name as Diggy Simmons or commonly just Diggy, is an American rapper, singer, and actor and the fourth child of Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons of Run DMC. He along with his parents and five siblings, were the primary subjects of the MTV reality television show Run's House. Diggy is also the youngest member of the hip-hop collective All City Chess Club.


  6. Daddy Yankee
    #6

    Daddy Yankee

    113,924 views

    Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez (born February 3, 1977), known by his stage name Daddy Yankee, is a Puerto Rican reggaeton singer, songwriter, producer and actor. Ayala was born in Río Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and was raised in the neighborhood of Villa Kennedy Housing Projects.


  7. Simon Rex
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    Simon Rex

    125,414 views

    Simon Rex Cutright (born July 20, 1974), better known as Simon Rex or Dirt Nasty, is an American actor, comedian, rapper, record producer, model, and former VJ. He is known for being an MTV VJ turned rapper and comedian under an alter ego, Dirt Nasty, which has received a cult following on social media websites. He has starred as Jeff Campbell in the first season of What I Like About You, as George Logan in Scary Movie 3 and 4, and as Dan Sanders in 5.


  8. Master P
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    Master P

    92,381 views

    Percy Robert Miller (born April 29, 1970) known by his stage name Master P or his business name P. Miller, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, author, filmmaker, record producer and philanthropist. He is the founder of the record label No Limit Records, which was relaunched as New No Limit Records through Universal Records and Koch Records, then again as Guttar Music Entertainment, and finally, currently, No Limit Forever Records. He is the founder and CEO of P. Miller Enterprises, an entertainment conglomerate, and Better Black Television, a cable television network.


  9. Lil' Fizz
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    Lil' Fizz

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    Dreux Pierre Frédéric (born November 26, 1985), known as Lil' Fizz, is an American rapper and actor. He was best known for being the youngest member and rapper of the R&B group, B2K. Currently, he stars on the television show Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.


  10. Hollywood Undead
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    Hollywood Undead

    42,828 views

    Hollywood Undead is an American rap rock band from Los Angeles, California, United States. They released their debut album, Swan Songs, on September 2, 2008, and their live CD/DVD Desperate Measures, on November 10, 2009. Their second studio album, American Tragedy, was released April 5, 2011. All of the band members use pseudonyms and wear their own unique mask, most of which are based on the common hockey goaltender design. The band members currently consist of Charlie Scene, Da Kurlzz, Danny, Funny Man, J-Dog, and Johnny 3 Tears. The band has sold over two million records in the United States alone, and about three million records worldwide. Their third studio album, titled Notes from the Underground, was released on January 8, 2013.


  11. Mike Will Made It
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    Mike Will Made It

    32,001 views

    Michael Len Williams II (born March 23, 1989), professionally known as Mike Will Made It (often stylized as Mike WiLL Made-It) or simply Mike Will, is an American record producer and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known for producing trap beats for several Southern hip hop artists as well as for producing several hit singles, such as "Mercy" by GOOD Music, "No Lie" by 2 Chainz, "Bandz a Make Her Dance" by Juicy J, "Pour It Up" by Rihanna, Faded by Mariah Carey, "Love Me" by Lil Wayne, "Body Party" by Ciara and "We Can't Stop" by Miley Cyrus, among others. He has released four mixtapes and plans to release his debut album Est. in 1989 Pt. 3 (The Album) in 2015, under Interscope Records and his label EarDrummers Entertainment.


  12. Mac Miller
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    Mac Miller

    37,038 views

    Malcolm James McCormick (born January 19, 1992), best known by his stage name Mac Miller, is an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is also a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman. Miller is also becoming known for taking on multiple alter-egos, under the aliases Delusional Thomas, Larry Lovestein and The Velvet Revival, respectively.


  13. Scott Storch
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    Scott Storch

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    Scott Spencer Storch (born December 16, 1973) is an American record producer. He produces hip hop music through his label, Storch Music Company. He also has his own music production company called Tuff Jew Productions LLC which is published by Reservoir Media Management.


  14. J-Boog
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    J-Boog

    16,069 views

    Jarell Damonte Houston Sr. (born August 11, 1985), known as J-Boog, is an American R&B singer, rapper, and actor. He was an member of R&B group B2K. He is also the cousin of Marques Houston.


  15. Devanny Pinn
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    Devanny Pinn

    8,850 views

    Devin Star Tailes (born July 2, 1989), better known as Dev (sometimes stylized as DEV or dEV), is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. She was discovered by the record label, Indie-Pop, and The Cataracs via Myspace after her friend Shane Crislip, posted her singing to some beats. Dev's song "Booty Bounce" was sampled in Far East Movement's hit single "Like a G6" which reached number 1 in the US, and sold over four million downloads in the country.


  16. Mike Posner
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    Mike Posner

    8,221 views

    Michael "Mike" Robert Henrion Posner (born February 12, 1988) is an American singer, songwriter, and producer. Posner released his debut album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff, on August 10, 2010. The album includes the US Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 single "Cooler than Me", his second single, "Please Don't Go", as well as his third single, "Bow Chicka Wow Wow". He is also known for writing "Sugar" by Maroon 5, "Boyfriend" by Justin Bieber, "Beneath Your Beautiful" by Labrinth, as well as songs for Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Nelly, TI, Snoop Dogg, Nick Jonas, Avicii, Austin Mahone, and more.


  17. Mickey Avalon
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    Mickey Avalon

    6,613 views

    Mickey Avalon (born Yeshe Perl; December 3, 1975) is an American rapper from Hollywood, California. His debut self-titled solo album was released Nov. 7, 2006 on Interscope/Shoot to Kill Records in association with MySpace Records. Frequent topics of Avalon's songs are his experiences with substance abuse and prostitution.


  18. Frank Ocean
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    Frank Ocean

    7,414 views

    Christopher Francis "Frank" Ocean (born Christopher Breaux October 28, 1987), is an American singer, songwriter and rapper. Ocean started his career as a ghostwriter for artists such as John Legend, Justin Bieber, and Brandy.


  19. Teddy Riley
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    Teddy Riley

    7,127 views

    Edward Theodore "Teddy" Riley (born October 8, 1967) is a Grammy Award–winning American singer-songwriter, musician, keyboardist and record producer credited with the creation of the new jack swing genre. Through his production work with Michael Jackson, Bobby Brown, Doug E. Fresh, Today, Keith Sweat, Heavy D., Usher, Jane Child, etc. and membership of the groups Guy and Blackstreet, Riley is credited with having a massive impact and seminal influence on the formation of contemporary R&B, hip-hop, soul and pop since the 1980s. Riley is reputed to be worth $80 million due to his productions."


  20. DJ Clue
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    DJ Clue

    4,953 views

    Ernesto Shaw (born January 8, 1975) better known as DJ Clue?, is an American disc jockey (DJ), record producer, and radio personality.


  21. D.J. Khaled
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    D.J. Khaled

    7,765 views

    Khaled bin Abdul Khaled (born November 26, 1975), better known by his stage name DJ Khaled, is an American record producer, radio personality, rapper, DJ and record label executive. He is a radio host for the Miami-based urban music radio station WEDR and the DJ for the hip hop group Terror Squad. In 2006, Khaled released his debut album Listennn... the Album. He went on to release We the Best (2007), We Global (2008), Victory (2010), We the Best Forever (2011), Kiss the Ring (2012) and Suffering from Success (2013). In 2009, Khaled became the president of record label Def Jam South and he is also the CEO and founder of We the Best Music Group. Currently, he hosts the weeknight program TakeOver on Miami-based urban music radio station WEDR with fellow host K. Foxx; Khaled states that he has worked for the station professionally since 2003. In 1998, Khaled worked as a DJ for M Luther Campbell for Campbell's Friday night WEDR radio show The Luke Show.


  22. Aesop Rock
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    Aesop Rock

    3,208 views

    Ian Matthias Bavitz (born June 5, 1976), better known by his stage name Aesop Rock, is an American hip hop recording artist and producer residing in Portland, Oregon. He was at the forefront of the new wave of underground and alternative hip hop acts that emerged during the late 1990s and early 2000s. He was signed to El-P's Definitive Jux label until it went on hiatus in 2010. betterPropaganda ranked him at number 19 at the Top 100 Artists of the Decade.


  23. Miri Ben-Ari
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    Miri Ben-Ari

    2,770 views

    Miri Ben-Ari (Hebrew: מירי בן-ארי‎; born December 4, 1978) is an Israeli-born American violinist. She currently resides in New Jersey.


  24. Miguel
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    Miguel

    2,996 views

    Miguel Jontel Pimentel (born October 23, 1985), who performs under the name Miguel, is a Grammy-winning American recording artist, singer, songwriter and producer. Signed to Jive Records in 2007, Miguel released his debut album, All I Want Is You, in November 2010. Although it was underpromoted and performed poorly upon its release, the album became a sleeper hit and helped Miguel garner commercial standing. After Jive's dissolution in 2011, he moved to RCA Records and released his second album Kaleidoscope Dream in 2012 to critical acclaim. On June 29, 2015, Miguel released his third album, Wildheart, which also received universal critical acclaim.


  25. Me'Shell NdegeOcello
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    Me'Shell NdegeOcello

    2,289 views

    Meshell Ndegeocello (/mɪˈʃɛl ndɛˈɡɛl/; born Michelle Lynn Johnson, August 29, 1968) is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, bassist, and vocalist. Her music incorporates a wide variety of influences, including funk, soul, jazz, hip hop, reggae and rock. She has received significant critical acclaim throughout her career, and has had ten career Grammy Award nominations. She has been credited for having "sparked the neo-soul movement."


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