Chuck D
Chuck D, The Hard Rhymer. Legendary thinker, activist,..
Rakim
The God Rakim, Legendary MC, Prophet ..
KRS-One
Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone. The Teacha..
Ice-T
Gangster rap pioneer, OG status..
DMC
The King Of Rock, one of the founding members of the..
Grandmaster Flash
One of hip hop's pioneering DJ's and a member of..
Big Daddy Kane
Original member of The Juice Crew, Grammy..
Scarface
Legendary member of The Geto Boys and successful solo..
Ice Cube
Member of N.W.A with Dr. Dre, MC Ren, DJ Yella and the..
Speech
Founding member of the Grammy Award-winning Arrested..
B-Real
Front man for the legendary Cypress Hill, also a successful..
Nas
Legendary Queensbridge emcee, often listed, mentioned, and..
Erick Sermon
One half of EPMD, legendary emcee and producer, member..
Parrish Smith
One half of EPMD, member of The Hit Squad, has..
Redman
The legendary funk doc straight outta Jersey, seven solo..
Rev Run
One of the founding members of the groundbreaking Run-DMC,..
Melle Mel
One of the pioneers of old school hip hop as a lyricist..
Afrika Bambaataa
Groundbreaking DJ from the South Bronx who was..
Kool Herc
Jamaican-born DJ who is credited with originating hip hop..
Marley Marl
Producer for the Juice Crew during Hip Hop's Golden Age,..
DJ Premier
One half of the legendary Gang Starr with the late, great..
Kool Keith
Legendary emcee and founding member of the Ultramagnetic..
Lord Finesse
Producer and emcee from The Bronx, member of the..
King T
West Coast hip hop pioneer from Compton, California, also a..
Doug E. Fresh
Rapper, producer and beat box pioneer, also known as..
Pete Rock
Celebrated producer, DJ, remixer and rapper, one half of..
Queen Latifah
Groundbreaking rapper and singer, also an accomplished..
Sam Sever
New York based music producer and solo artist...
Kool G Rap
Legendary rapper, he is often cited as one of the most..
Money B
Original member of Digital Underground, successful solo..
Mellow Man Ace
Legendary emcee, known for bilingual delivery, also a..
Brother J
Grand Verbalizer Funkin' Lesson Brother J is the front man..
Doc Ice
Pioneering emcee as an original member of UTFO, also a..
DJ Jazzy Jeff
Groundbreaking turntablist and record producer, well..
Kurtis Blow
The first commercially successful rapper and the first..
Too $hort
Legendary rapper from Oakland who started his career at..
Large Professor
New York City-based hip hop record producer and..
Masta Ace
Legendary influential emcee from Brooklyn, New York,..
Kool Moe Dee
Original member of The Treacherous Three, went on to..
MC Ren
Member of the groundbreaking group N.W.A., also a..
Busta Rhymes
A member of Leaders Of The New School, he went on to..
Maestro Fresh Wes
Canadian hip hop pioneer, his outstanding..
Willie D
Legendary member of The Geto Boys, also a successful solo..
Yo-Yo
Grammy nominated rapper and actress, stressing female..
LL Cool J
Hip Hop pioneer and entrepreneur, actor in film and..
Ad Rock
Legendary emcee from the Beastie Boys, guitar player for..
Posdnuos
Emcee, producer, and one-third of the hip hop trio De La..
GZA/Genius
One of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan,..
MC Eiht
Founding member of Compton's Most Wanted, successful solo..
Doodlebug
One of the founding members of the Grammy Award winning..
CMG
A Bay Area legend on the microphone, one half of The..
RZA
Producer, emcee, actor, director and screenwriter. One of..
MCA
Legendary emcee from the Beastie Boys, bass player for the..
Q-Tip
One of the founding members of A Tribe Called Quest,..
Bumpy Knuckles
Legendary emcee, producer and radio show host, also..
Method Man
Grammy winning member of the Wu-Tang Clan, successful..
Mike D
Legendary emcee from the Beastie Boys, drummer for the..
Del The Funky Homosapien
Legendary emcee, member of the mighty..
OC
Original member of the Diggin' in The Crates crew,..
Trugoy The Dove
One-third of the hip hop trio De La Soul..
Phife Dawg
The Five Foot Assassin, one of the founding members of A..
Ras Kass
Incredibly talented emcee, regarded as one of the all time..
Wise Intelligent
Lead emcee for the legendary Poor Righteous..
Rampage
Original member of the Flipmode Squad, cousin of Busta..
Grandmaster Dee
Legendary DJ for the pioneering hip hop group..
Ghostface Killah
Member of the Wu-Tang Clan, successful solo artist,..
Biz Markie
Rapper, beatboxer, DJ, comedian, singer, reality..
Mikey D
Legendary emcee from Queens, New York, was a member of the..
Maseo
DJ and producer, one-third of the hip hop trio De La Soul...
Slimkid3
One of the four original members of Los Angeles innovative..
Cool Nutz
Portland, Oregon hip hop veteran, releasing albums since..
Tone Loc
Born in Los Angeles, California, best known for his deep,..
Ecstasy
Legendary rapper for 1/3 of the pioneering hip hop group..
Raekwon
The Chef, member of the Wu-Tang Clan, successful solo..
DJ Quik
Rapper and record producer, that has written, produced, and..
Donald D
Started his career as part of The B-Boys, working with..
MC Lyte
Legendary emcee, the first solo female rapper to release a..
Lord Jazz
Legendary DJ, Lords Of The Underground group member, also..
Masta Killa
Member of the Wu-Tang Clan, successful solo artist...
Slick Rick
Grammy-nominated British American rapper, best known for..
MC Serch
Former member of the legendary 3rd Bass, successful..
Milk Dee
One half of Audio Two, solo artist, also the older brother..
Jalil
Legendary rapper for 1/3 of the pioneering hip hop group..
Ali Shaheed Muhammad
One of the founding members of A Tribe Called..
Pete Nice
Legendary emcee, known as the Prime Minister, former..
Doitall
Emcee for Lords Of The Underground, also a successful solo..
DJ Spinderella
Grammy award winning DJ, producer, rapper and writer,..
Sen Dog
Member of Cypress Hill, Cuban-American rapper, older..
Grand Puba
Original member of Brand Nubian, successful solo artist...
Chino XL
Hip hop lyricist, battle rapper, and actor of Puerto Rican..
CL Smooth
Best known for his classic work with Pete Rock, also a..
Kurious
Legendary underground emcee, also a member of the Bamboo..
Dres
One half of Black Sheep, carrying on the name as a..
Salt
One of the founding members of the Grammy Award winning..
Inspectah Deck
Member of the Wu-Tang Clan, also a solo artist that..
Mr Funkee
Emcee for the legendary Lords Of The Underground...
Jarobi
Fourth member of A Tribe Called Quest, also part of the duo..
Snoop Dogg
West Coast rapper, singer, record producer, and actor,..
Lord Jamar
Original member of Brand Nubian, also a solo artist and..
Aceyalone
Original member of the legendary Freestyle Fellowship,..
DJ Muggs
Legendary DJ and producer for Cypress Hill, has also worked..
El Da Sensei
One half of the Artifacts, also a successful solo..
Fat Joe
Legendary Bronx rapper, CEO of Terror Squad Entertainment,..
Tash
One third of Tha Alkaholiks, also a successful solo artist...
Greg Nice
One half of Nice & Smooth, also a successful solo artist...
Chip Fu
One third of the Fu-Schnickens, also a successful solo..
Pepa
One of the founding members of the Grammy Award winning..
The D.O.C.
Legendary rapper from Dallas, Texas, a creative force..
Tame One
One half of the Artifacts, also a solo artist who has..
Sadat X
Original member of Brand Nubian, also a successful solo..
Keith Murray
Successful emcee, also a member of Def Squad with Erick..
Monie Love
Legendary emcee from London, England, member of the..
Myka 9
Original member of Freestyle Fellowship, successful solo..
Big Boi
One half of Outkast, successful solo artist...
Smooth B
One half of the legendary duo Nice & Smooth...
Kam
Hardcore political emcee, known for his powerfully..
Pharoahe Monch
One half of Organized Konfusion, known for his..
J-Ro
Legendary emcee from Tha Alkaholiks, also a regular..
Common
Grammy Award winning Chicago emcee, also a successful actor..
U-God
Member of the Wu-Tang Clan, also a solo artist, known for..
Andre 3000
One half of Outkast, rapper-singer-songwriter,..
Sir Mix-A-Lot
Grammy Award winning emcee and producer, based in..
Prodigy
One half of the Queensbridge duo, Mobb Deep, known for..
WC
Originally a rapper in the group Low Profile, and later..
Prince Po
One half of Organized Konfusion, also a successful solo..
E-Swift
One third of Tha Alkaholiks, legendary producer...
Jimmy Spicer
Hip hop pioneer from Brooklyn, New York, was managed by..
Dee Jay Ralph M
Legendary turntablist and producer for Funkdoobiest,..
Casual
Hieroglyphics emcee, known for his incredible freestyle..
Havoc
Emcee and record producer, one half of the Queensbridge..
Black Thought
Legendary emcee and member of The Roots, well known..
Bun B
One half of the Southern hip hop duo, UGK, a successful..
MF Doom
Member of KMD as Zev Love X, went on to find huge..
Showbiz
Legendary hip hop producer, one half of Showbiz & A.G.,..
DJ Lethal
DJ and producer for House Of Pain, La Coka Nostra and Limp..
Special Ed
Legendary emcee hailing from Brooklyn, New York, sold..
Chubb Rock
Legendary emcee from Brooklyn, New York, was also a..
Bahamadia
Philadelphia-born emcee, a member of the Gang Starr..
AG
Legendary emcee, one half of Showbiz & AG, original member..
Son Doobie
Original member of Funkdoobiest, also a successful solo..
Buckshot
Original member of Black Moon, co-founder of Duck Down..
J-Swift
Legendary producer from The Pharcyde, also a solo artist,..
Opio
Member of the mighty Souls Of Mischief, also a successful..
Roxanne Shante
Legendary hip-hop pioneer, born and raised in the..
Everlast
Started his career via Ice-T's Rhyme Syndicate, member of..
Sean Price
One half of the duo Heltah Skeltah, performing under the..
Diamond D
Producer and emcee from the Bronx, New York City, one of..
JuJu
Legendary emcee and producer from The Beatnuts, has worked..
Spice 1
Legendary emcee from Hayward, California, has recorded two..
Treach
Lead rapper from the legendary Naughty By Nature, also an..
Mic Geronimo
Legendary emcee from Queens, New York, affiliated with..
Warren G
West Coast rapper and producer, in 1990 he formed 213 with..
Grand Daddy I.U.
Legendary emcee from Queens, New York, has also..
E-40
Legendary rapper, entrepreneur, and investor from Vallejo,..
Tragedy Khadafi
Formerly known as Intelligent Hoodlum, legendary..
Danny Boy
Rapper and founding member of House Of Pain and the hip..
Sir Jinx
Started his career as a member of the group C.I.A. with Ice..
Psycho Les
Legendary emcee and producer from The Beatnuts, also a..
Rock
One half of the duo Heltah Skeltah, performing under the..
D-Nice
Multi-talented DJ, beatboxer, rapper, producer and..
Tajai
Member of the mighty Souls Of Mischief, also a successful..
Jeru The Damaja
Legendary emcee from Brooklyn, New York, well known..
Vin Rock
Original member and emcee from the legendary Naughty By..
E-A-Ski
Legendary rapper and producer from Oakland, California, has..
Saafir
Legendary emcee, producer and actor, member of the Golden..
Dee Jay Aladdin
Legendary DJ and producer from Compton, California,..
R.A. The Rugged Man
Legendary emcee from Long Island, New York, has..
The Lady Of Rage
Rapper and actress, well known for her work with..
Paradise Gray
The Arkitech Of X-Clan, South Bronx Hip-hop Pioneer,..
Krazy Drayz
One half of Das EFX, became popular in the early 1990's..
Percee P
Legendary emcee from the Patterson Projects in The South..
Skillz
Formally known as Mad Skillz, incredible freestyler, known..
L.A. Sunshine
Pioneering emcee, original member of The Treacherous..
DJ Yella
DJ, music producer, film director from Compton, California,..
Afrika Baby Bam
Original member of the Jungle Brothers, born in..
Sticky Fingaz
One of the original members of Onyx, solo artist, also..
Kay Gee
DJ and producer for the Grammy Award winning Naughty By..
Kurupt
Solo artist and member of Tha Dogg Pound, well known for..
Dana Dane
Legendary emcee, got his start as part of the Kangol Crew..
Skoob
One half of Das EFX, became popular in the early 1990's for..
King Sun
Legendary emcee from The Bronx, New York, known for his..
Schoolly D
Pioneering emcee from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his..
Mike Gee
Original member of the Jungle Brothers, born in Harlem, New..
Smoothe Da Hustler
Emcee from Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York, came..
Big Shug
Longtime member of the Gang Starr Foundation, originally..
Fredro Starr
One of the original members of Onyx, from Jamaica,..
Mack 10
Rapper and actor, was a member of Westside Connection with..
DJ Sammy B
Original member and DJ for the legendary Jungle Brothers...
Will Smith
Started his career as part of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh..
8Ball
Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, one half of the legendary..
A-Plus
Member of the mighty Souls Of Mischief, also a successful..
Tek
One half of the legendary Smif-n-Wessun, a member of the..
Celly Cel
Legendary rapper from Vallejo, California, he has..
Ladybug Mecca
Original member of the Grammy winning Digable Planets,..
Frost
Originally known as Kid Frost, legendary Mexican American..
AZ
Legendary emcee from Brooklyn, New York, also was a member..
Mad Lion
Dancehall, ragga musician and rapper, also a producer, he..
Daz Dillinger
Producer and rapper, well known for his work on and..
Buckwild
Legendary producer hailing from The Bronx, New York,..
Twista
Originally known as Tung Twista, once held the title of..
Edo G
Legendary emcee from Boston, Massachusetts, formed Edo.G..
Tha Chill
Co-founder of Compton's Most Wanted, part of the hip hop..
Steele
One half of the legendary Smif-n-Wessun, a member of the..
Trigger Tha Gambler
Emcee from Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York,..
Jayo Felony
Rapper from southeast San Diego, California, worked with..
K-Solo
Legendary emcee, original member of The Hit Squad with..
DJ Z-Trip
DJ and producer, best known as a pioneer of the mashup..
Rahzel
Incredible beatboxer, formerly a member of The Roots,..
MJG
Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, one half of the legendary..
Vex DaVortex
Original member of The Boogiemonsters, also a..
Da Brat
Atlanta based rapper and actress, her debut album,..
Luther Campbell
Also known as Luke Skyywalker, Uncle Luke or Luke,..
Positive K
Legendary emcee from the Bronx, New York City, one of the..
Shock G
Legendary lead vocalist for Digital Underground,..
Evil Dee
Original member of Da Beatminerz with his brother Mr. Walt,..
Jay-Z
Hugely successful rapper, songwriter, record producer and..
Spoonie Gee
One of the earliest rap artists, and one of the few rap..
Bushwick Bill
Member of The Geto Boys, also a successful solo..
Mannie Fresh
Artist and hip-hop producer, well known for his time..
Hakim Green
One half of the legendary Channel Live, also a..
Chill E.B.
Pioneering rap artist from The Bay Area, community..
Agallah
Also known as 8-Off the Assassin or Don Bishop, was a..
Prince Paul
Legendary producer and artist, was a member of..
Lil' Kim
Rapper and actress, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York,..
Kokane
Also known as Jerry B. Long, Jr., a rapper and singer from..
Cold Cris
Original member of Mad Flava from Dallas, Texas with Hype..
Billy Danze
One half of M.O.P. (Mash Out Posse) with Lil' Fame from..
Cee-Lo
Original member of the Goodie Mob, out of Atlanta, Georgia,..
Paris
Legendary rapper from San Francisco, California, known for..
Butterfly
Original member of the Grammy Award winning Digable..
Ant Banks
Legendary rapper and producer from Oakland, California,..
DJ Scratch
Legendary DJ for EPMD and multi-platinum producer, won..
Hype Dawg
Original member of Mad Flava from Dallas, Texas with Cold..
Lil' Fame
One half of M.O.P. (Mash Out Posse) with Billy Danze from..
Craig G
Legendary emcee from Queensbridge, New York, one of the..
Cold 187um
Also known as Big Hutch, got his start as part of the..
Ced-Gee
Producer, songwriter and performer from the Bronx, New..
Michael Franti
Legendary voice of The Disposable Heroes Of..
Xzibit
West Coast rapper, actor, and television host, began his..
MC Shan
Legendary emcee from Queens, New York, is the cousin of..
Krayzie Bone
Rapper, singer, performer, writer and original member..
Busy Bee
Legendary musician and emcee from The Bronx, New York City,..
Lauryn Hill
Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, rapper, record..
DJ Pooh
Legendary West Coast record producer, rapper, screenwriter..
Flavor Flav
The world's greatest hype man, original group member of..
Grandmaster Caz
Legendary emcee and DJ, in the late 70's he joined..
Def Jef
Originally from Harlem, New York City, his debut album Just..
Foxy Brown
Emcee from Brooklyn, New York, known for her solo work as..
Eric B
Hailing from Long Island, New York, one half of the..
Son Of Bazerk
Leader of the legendary Son of Bazerk crew, also..
DJ JS-1
Born and raised in Queens, spinning since the golden era of..
DJ Bobcat
Legendary DJ and multi-platinum producer who has worked..
Cormega
Successful solo emcee, came up as part of the early-'90s..
Awesome Dre
Detroit hip hop legend, Awesome Dre And The Hardcore..
Geechi Suede
One half of Camp Lo, also a member of 80 Blocks with..
Charlie Brown
Original member of Leaders Of The New School, with..
K-Dee
K-Dee, formally Kid Disaster, is most known for his album..
Paulie Nugent
Original member from Lordz Of Brooklyn, now recording..
Sonny Cheeba
One half of Camp Lo, also a member of 80 Blocks with..
Akinyele
Legendary emcee who recorded in the 1990s and early 2000s,..
Dinco D
Original member of Leaders Of The New School, with Busta..
Prince Markie Dee
One-third of the Fat Boys, went solo during the..
Scotty Edge
Original member from Lordz Of Brooklyn, now recording..
Don Jagwarr
A native of Trinidad, he provided the hook for Wicked by..
Jean Grae
Formerly known as What? What? in the mid 90's, she rose to..
Kool Rock Ski
The "dominating MC" and one-third of the Fat Boys,..
Ill Bill
Active since the early 90's, gained notoriety as part of..
Kaves
Original member of Lordz Of Brooklyn, legendary graffiti..
Oatie Kato
Frontman for The Goats in the early 90's, based out of..
Cappadonna
Member of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan and successful solo..
Craig Mack
Grammy nominated rapper, gained fame on Puff Daddy's Bad..
Christopher Kid Reid
One half of the legendary duo, Kid 'n Play,..
Christopher Play Martin
One half of the legendary duo Kid 'n Play,..
Esoteric
Veteran emcee, active since the mid-90's, one half of 7L &..
Rob Base
One half of Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, active since the late..
Missy Elliott
Rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, dancer,..
Mista Lawnge
Legendary producer/rapper, one half of Black Sheep..
Rahiem
Original member of the pioneering Hip-Hop group Grandmaster..
Sonny Seeza
Hardcore rapper from Brooklyn, New York, an original..
RBX
Long Beach rapper, known for various appearances on Death..
MC Hammer
Rapper, entrepreneur, spokesman and actor, had huge..
Mystikal
New Orleans based rapper and actor, unique flow and style..
Dr. Dre
Legendary rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and actor...
Eminem
Active since the mid-90's, Detroit-based emcee, record..
The Kidd Creole
One of the pioneers of classic hip hop, most famous..
Tracey Lee
Philadelphia emcee, well known for "The Theme (It's Party..
Talib Kweli
Brooklyn emcee, got his start in the mid-90's with..
Sick Jacken
Original member of The Psycho Realm with his brother..
DJ Toure
Veteran DJ, record producer and drummer, a member of hip..
Miilkbone
Legendary emcee from New Jersey, released his debut on..
Ski Beatz
Veteran producer, discovered by DJ Clark Kent, was a..
Yukmouth
Oakland rapper, original member of the Luniz with Numskull,..
Dru Down
Rapper and actor from Oakland, California, also a member of..
Defari
Successful solo artist, also works with DJ Babu as the..
DJ Hurricane
Legendary DJ, producer and rapper, known for his work..
Daddy-O
Legendary record producer and rapper, began his career as a..
DJ Ready Red
Legendary DJ, founding member of The Geto Boys..
Nine
Legendary rapper from The Bronx, known for his harsh,..
Battlecat
Legendary producer from Long Beach, California, has worked..
Pep Love
One of the founding members of the Hieroglyphics crew, made..
Big Mike
Legendary rapper from Houston, started out his career as a..
DJ Honda
Legendary Japanese hip hop DJ, turntablist, music producer,..
Al' Tariq
Original member of The Beatnuts with Psycho Les and JuJu,..
Boots Riley
Musician, vocalist, writer, and public speaker most..
Mr. Cheeks
Lead emcee for The Lost Boyz, from South Jamaica, Queens,..
DJ Shadow
DJ and music producer, prominent figure in the development..
A.D.O.R.
Legendary hip hop artist whose work includes the Pete..
Egyptian Lover
Legendary musician, vocalist, producer and DJ, played..
DJ Rob Swift
Legendary DJ and turntablist, former member of The..
Cut Chemist
Legendary DJ and record producer, active since the early..
Gift Of Gab
Incredible emcee, best known for performing in the Bay..
Justin Warfield
Musician and emcee, currently half of the darkwave..
Spyder D
Legendary classic emcee and producer from New York City,..
DJ Johnny Juice
Emmy & Image Award Nominated Composer, Producer,..
J-Zone
Legendary underground emcee, DJ, producer, writer and..
Akrobatik
Incredible emcee from the Dorchester neighborhood of..
Rah Digga
Skilled emcee and also an actress, well known as a..
Cage
Deadly emcee from New York City, made his debut on Prime..