Music

The Fugees

Lauryn Hill, with cousins Pras Michel and Wyclef Jean, formed The Fugees in 1993. While they only released two albums together, the group is considered one of the best hip hop groups of all-time, thanks to the Grammy-winning record The Score and the song "Killing Me Softly." After breaking up in...
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Notorious B.I.G

Notorious B.I.G. continues to be one of the most beloved rappers, even over a decade after his death. His debut album, Ready To Die , helped put the east coast back on the rap map in the 90s and added fuel to the east coast / west coast rap feud. His album Life After Death was released days after...
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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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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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Dr. Dre

Known as one of the founders of the West Coast G-Funk rap style, Dr. Dre ’s had decades of success thanks to his role as a rapper, producer and record label exec. His group NWA is one of the most influential rap groups of all time, and he’s credited with launching the careers of Snoop Dogg, Eminem...
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Kanye West

While Kanye West wanted to be a rapper, he started his career as a producer at the encouragement of record execs. After releasing his debut album in 2004, it was clear West was born to be the MC in the spotlight. On top of rapper, producer and musician, he can now add film director and fashion...
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Lauryn Hill

Born in New Jersey, Lauryn Hill got her start in the spotlight on TV’s As The World Turns and in Sister Act 2 with Whoopi Goldberg, where she showed off her vocal talents. In high school, she was asked to join a band that would become The Fugees, who would see much success with their album The...
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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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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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Snoop Doggy Dogg

Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., known by his stage names Snoop Doggy Dogg , Snoop Dogg, and more recently Snoop Lion, is a rapper, singer-songwriter, and actor who's sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Discovered by Dr. Dre in 1992, he collaborated on Dre’s debut The Chronic and released his debut...
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