Last year, Forbes named Diddy as the highest paid musician of 2017 with $130 million in earnings, and topped the Forbes Five: Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists 2017 list with $820 million. Dr. Dre, Drake, and Eminem also join the two moguls on the Forbes Five: Hip-Hop’s Wealthiest Artists 2018 list. Dr.
Kanye Omari West (born 8 June 1977) is an American rapper, record producer, film director, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West was raised in a middle-class household in Chicago, Illinois, and began rapping in the third grade, becoming involved in the city's hip hop scene.
Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), best known as The Notorious B.I.G., was an American rapper. He was also known as Biggie Smalls (after a character in the 1975 film Let's Do It Again). Wallace was raised in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.
The hip-hop community constantly debates about who’s the hottest rapper -- and now Nas weighs in with a current list of his own. The Queens lyricist sat down with Revolt TV chairman Andre Harrell for a special “Music Talk” segment that aired Christmas night (Dec.25).
Tupac Shakur. Tupac Amaru Shakur (16 June 1971 - 13 September 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac and briefly Makaveli, was an American rapper, record producer, actor and poet. Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide as of 2010, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
I feel like we’re going to have more and more dumbed down ignorant pop rappers like rick ross and less conscious rappers like lupe fiasco and wale. All signed rappers have to purposefully make a couple ignorant pop singles to sell records but it’s turning into a competition of who can be more ignorant.
O'Shea Jackson, Sr. (born June 15, 1969), known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined the seminal gangster rap group N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes).
Popular rap artists who make music like J. Cole are Kendrick Lamar and Logic. These two rappers discuss racism, relationships, and family problems in their lyrics. Other similar artists include Drake, Wale, Vic Mensa, Vince Staples, and Joey Bada$$. Vote up the best hip hop artists like J. Cole, and add any similar rappers who are missing from the list.
CLEVELAND, Ohio - So far, the 2018 concert schedule has been light on hip-hop. But Big Sean is looking to change that. The 29-year-old rap star has announced the dates for his "Unfriendly Reminder Tour," which includes a stop at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica on May 5.
Today 2 Chainz dropped the highly anticipated video for "Proud," which features all three rappers' mothers as the stars. 2 Chainz's mom, dripped out in her sons gold “Truu” necklace and gold-tinted Tom Ford Oliver shades, tackles the opening verse with as much energy as her son.
Of course, sexist comments like the ones Ross has made in the past are not endemic solely to the hip-hop industry ― the entire music industry is guilty. But the way sexism manifests itself in the world of hip-hop has a unique effect on fans and artists in the genre.
Joe Tacopina says Judge Genece Brinkley is "enamored" with the Philadelphia rapper and "crossed all conceivable lines." On Monday (Nov. 6), Meek Mill was sentenced two to four years in state prison for violating probation stemming from a 2008 gun and drug case.
But whereas Lil Uzi Vert is impudent and takes hip-hop bluster as a foundation, these artists instead tend toward the self-lacerating. For the last year or so, Lil Peep has been at the vanguard of this movement, blending hip-hop structure and attitude with the moody anguish of third-wave emo.
In this and splash photo Travis wears a jacket and trousers by Givenchy, shorts by Alexander Wang and a durag by Rags Worldwide. Waiting in the lobby of Atlanta's ritzy Four Seasons Hotel for Travis Scott to surface, his security guard, Mike Brown, shares some insight into the tardy rapper. "He's one of my most interesting clients," Brown says.
Too often, it seems, rappers make headlines for bad behavior -- so let's have a look at 10 hip-hop stars who have used their influence to make the world nicer. Too often, it seems, rappers make headlines for bad behavior -- so let's have a look at 10 hip-hop stars who have used their influence to make the world nicer.
Lauryn Hill (born 26 May 1975) is an American singer, rapper, record producer and actress. She is best known for being a member of the Fugees and for her solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Raised in South Orange, New Jersey, Hill began singing with her music-oriented family during her childhood.
Busta Rhymes. Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr. (born 20 May 1972), better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American rapper, record producer and actor from Brooklyn, New York. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the moniker Busta Rhymes after NFL wide receiver George "Buster" Rhymes.
Hip hop. Hip Hop lyrics have also been known for containing swear words. In particular, the word "bitch" is seen in countless songs, from NWA's "A Bitch Iz a bitch" to Missy Elliot's "She is a Bitch.". It is often used in the negative connotation of a woman who is a shallow "money grubber".
Dennis Coles (born May 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Ghostface Killah is an American rapper and prominent member of the Wu-Tang Clan. After the group achieved breakthrough success in the aftermath of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the members went on to pursue solo careers to varying levels of success.
In this song, LL Cool J pays homage to all the MC’s who inspired him to rap, and shout outs the new rappers coming out that he respects. The song samples “Tell Me If You Still Care” by The S.O.S. Band and the hook is a re-sung version of said song’s chorus.
Rapper Mad Skillz recently posted a message criticizing hip-hop's new generation of music that ruffled feathers, especially 21 Savage's, who shared a letter of his own asking "OG rappers" to refrain from judging the newer rappers and instead, help "make a change."
Eric Lynn Wright (September 7, 1964 – March 26, 1995), better known by his stage name Eazy-E who is affectionately called "The Godfather Of Gangsta Rap" was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. Wright was born to Richard and Kathie Wright in Compton, California...
On October 11, 2011, DMX performed at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards. He stated that he has been working "nonstop, every day" on his seventh album, which was later titled Undisputed. A video for a new track entitled "Last Hope" was released via the Internet on September 24, 2011, and was later included on The Weigh In EP released digitally on May 5, 2012.
Joey Bada$$ is an American, independent hip-hop Recording Artist, who hails from Brooklyn, New York. With his rugged style, an invigorating outcome of his Brooklyn neighborhood and surroundings, Joey Bada$$ has been a staple in the hip-hop industry for maintaining an authentic, unique and versatile sound.
Cameron Jibril Thomaz (born September 8, 1987), better known by the stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper. He released his debut album, in 2006, and signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007. His eurodance-influenced single, "I Know", received urban radio airplay, charting on the Rhythmic Top 40 and Hot Rap Tracks charts in 2008.
Rappers with "boy" names are among some of the most common rapper names in hip hop. Who is the best rapper with boy in their name? Including Ya Boy, Big Boi, and Soulja Boy, the list of rappers named boy something feature popular southern rappers as well as good west coast rappers and underrated rappers.
Corey Woods (born 12 January 1970), better known by his stage name Raekwon, is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. He released his solo debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... in 1995, and has since recorded numerous solo albums, as well as continuing to work with the Wu-Tang and providing an extensive number of guest appearances to other hip hop artist's works.
Ludacris has won Screen Actors Guild, Critic's Choice, MTV, and Grammy Awards. Along with fellow Atlanta-based rappers Big Boi and André 3000 of OutKast, Ludacris was one of the first and most influential "Dirty South" rappers to achieve mainstream success during the early 2000s. In 2014, Ludacris was featured in Forbes list titled "Hip-Hop Cash Kings", as he earned $8 million.