Musicians - Artistsby beaversgrad | created - 01 Jul 2016 | updated - 01 Jul 2016 | Public
Artists, Albums & Songs
1. Dr. Dre
Soundtrack | Training Day
Considered by many to be hip-hop's greatest producer, Dr. Dre (b. André Young, February 18, 1965) pioneered gangsta hip-hop and his own variation of the sound, dubbed G-Funk. His very early albums were violent but cautionary tales of the criminal mind, but Dre's records with NWA celebrated the ...
Soundtrack | 8 Mile
Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Deborah R. (Nelson) and Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr., who were in a band together, Daddy Warbucks. He is of English, as well as some German, Scottish, and Swiss-German, ancestry. Marshall spent his early childhood being shoved ...
Soundtrack | The Watch
Eric Lynn Wright, better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper who performed solo and as a member of the group NWA Wright is affectionately called "The Godfather Of Gangsta Rap."
He was born in Compton, California. After dropping out of high school in the tenth grade, he supported ...
Soundtrack | Die Hard
Darryl Matthews McDaniels was born on May 31, 1964, in Queens, New York. His birth parents are unknown. At the age of 3 months, Byford and Banna McDaniels adopted him. He attended Catholic schools in New York City and after graduation, he attended St. John's University in Queens, New York. During ...
Soundtrack | Belly
Nas, born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones on September 14, 1973, is the son of Olu Dara, an unconventional jazz musician. At age nine he was a member of the Devastatin' Seven in the mid-1980s, the fruits of which can be heard on his 1994 debut, "Illmatic," which was released on Columbia/SME later that ...
Soundtrack | The Great Gatsby
Shawn Corey Carter was born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York City. Carter was a school friend of The Notorious B.I.G.. He first started releasing records in the late 1980s. In 1990, he appeared on records by his close friend, Jaz ("The Originators") and Original Flavor ("Can I Get Open"), ...
11. ASAP Rocky
Soundtrack | Dope
American rapper from Harlem, New York City. Rakim is a member of the hip hop collective ASAP Mob, from which he adopted his moniker. Rocky released his debut mix-tape Live. Love. ASAP, in 2011. The success of his mix-tape led to a record deal with Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records, and Sony Music ...
14. Mac Miller
Actor | Scary Movie 5
Mac Miller was born on January 19, 1992 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Malcolm James McCormick. He was an actor and composer, known for Scary Movie 5 (2013), Grand Theft Auto V (2013) and Lethal Weapon (2016). He died on September 7, 2018 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA.
15. Snoop Dogg
Actor | Turbo
Snoop Dogg was born in Long Beach, California, to Beverly (Tate) and Vernell Varnado, who was a mail carrier and singer. His parents were both originally from Mississippi. He got his name from his mother, who jokingly remarked that he looked like the Peanuts character Snoopy. Snoop is known ...
Composer | Eminem: You Don't Know
American rapper, born and raised in Chicago, but relocated to Irvine, California in Orange County with his high school friend and producer Rikanatti to get away from the dangerous street life and to pursue his rap career. He is a member of the Gangster Disciples. Cashis' group "The Renegades" sent ...
17. Ryan Montgomery
Soundtrack | Fast Five
Ryan Montgomery, also known as Royce Da 59, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. Voted as one of the most underrated MCs in the rap industry, Royce has three full-length albums credited to his name, despite being through more career upheavals than most artists experience over their whole ...
20. The Alchemist
Soundtrack | Step Brothers
The Alchemist has been one of the most successful producers of hip-hop music in recent years. However, fans of hard-hitting hip-hop are amazed when they find out that one of the top producers of this genre of music is a Caucasian Jew from the affluent suburb of Beverly Hills, California.