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50 Cent

With the help of Eminem and Dr. Dre, 50 Cent became one of the world's highest selling rappers with just his first two records. Curtis Jackson grew up in Queens, New York, and adopted the name 50 Cent as a metaphor for a life change after being released from prison. With that change, he focused on...
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Nelly

Nelly put the Midwest on the map for hip hop in 2001, with the release of his debut album Country Grammar . He’s since released 5 albums, won numerous Grammys, owns two clothing lines and has a blossoming acting career. Though he’s influenced by LL Cool J, Rakim, Run DMC and more, Nelly considers...
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Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige is one of the most diverse women in music, with 10 studio albums and over 150 guest appearances on others’ records. She’s produces, acts and occasionally even raps. However, her unique hip hop soul sound makes her special, and her voice shines especially on her album My Life , which...
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Black Eyed Peas

The Black Eyed Peas ’ first record deal came from rapper Eazy-E – unique as a rap group because they performed with a live backing band. In 1999, they added Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson to branch out into their signature futuristic pop sound. This lineup as earned them many award nominations and wins,...
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Salt-n-Pepa

Salt-n-Pepa , with their DJ Spinderella, was one of the first all-female rap groups, getting together in New York in 1985. The group found initial success with their single "Push It," but had massive success in the 90s with the album Very Necessary , featuring songs like "Shoop," "Whatta Man" and "...
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K-Ci & JoJo

K-Ci & JoJo are brothers Cedric and Joel Hailey. After their group Jodeci went on hiatus, they kept performing together, finding success thanks to a few guest spots, mainly on TuPac’s "How Do You Want It." Those side project turned into an album, with the single “All my Life” making K-Ci &...
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Jay-Z

Growing up in New York City, Jay-Z helped to put east coast rap back on the map. His own music, plus his many business ventures have helped him become one of the most successful hip-hop artists of all time. Among his awards are 17 Grammys, and being named the #1 best MC of all-time by MTV. Jay-Z...
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Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson , the youngest of the Jackson family, started singing and acting at age 7. After numerous TV roles, she put out her first album in 1982, and hit real musical success in 1986 with the release of Control . Ms. Jackson went on to win Grammy awards for not only songs, but also music...
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Mariah Carey

Known for her vocal range, Mariah Carey burst onto the scene in 1990 with her self-titled debut. Those signature high notes helped cement her as one of the leading female vocalist for the past 2 decades, a “songbird supreme” as the Guinness Book of Records calls her… and she continues to wow with...
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Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown found fame as part of the group New Edition, and found breakout success after he released his second solo album Don’t Be Cruel , which launched the singles "My Prerogative" and "Every Little Step." While his follow up albums were good, none matched the success of Don’t Be Cruel . Brown’...
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