Musicians - Artists

by 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 ...

2. Eminem

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 ...

3. NWA

Soundtrack | New Jack City

Members have included Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, M.C. Ren, DJ Yella, and Arabian Prince.

4. Eazy-E

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 ...

6. Darryl McDaniels

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 ...

7. Joseph Simmons

Soundtrack | Die Hard

Joseph Simmons was born on November 14, 1964 in Queens, New York, USA. He has been married to Justine Simmons since June 25, 1994. They have four children. He was previously married to Valerie Vaughn.

8. Rick Rubin

Soundtrack | Battleship

Rick Rubin was born on March 10, 1963 in Long Island, New York, USA as Frederick Jay Rubin.

9. Nas

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 ...

10. Jay Z

Self | MADtv

Shawn Corey Carter was born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Raised in Brooklyn, 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 ...

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 ...

12. Kool G. Rap

Soundtrack | Colors

Kool G. Rap was born on July 20, 1964 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Nathaniel Thomas Wilson.

13. KRS-One

Soundtrack | The Manchurian Candidate

KRS-One was born on August 20, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Lawrence Parker. He was previously married to Ms. Melodie.

14. Mac Miller

Actor | Scary Movie 5

Mac Miller was born on January 19, 1992 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA as Malcolm James McCormick. He died on September 7, 2018 in San Fernando Valley, California, USA.

15. Snoop Dogg

Actor | Training Day

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 ...

16. Cashis

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 ...

18. Big Sean

Soundtrack | Transformers: The Last Knight

Big Sean was born as Sean Michael Anderson.

19. Obie Trice

Soundtrack | Cradle 2 the Grave

Obie Trice was born on November 14, 1977 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Obie Trice III. He is an actor, known for Cradle 2 the Grave (2003), 8 Mile (2002) and Case 39 (2009).

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.

Al's family...

21. Proof

Actor | 8 Mile

Proof was born on October 2, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as DeShaun Holton. He was married to Sharonda. He died on April 11, 2006 in Detroit.

22. Stat Quo

Soundtrack | Case 39

Stat Quo was born as Stanley Benton.

23. Swift

Soundtrack | The Longest Yard

Swift was born on March 16, 1976 as Ondre Moore.



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