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Kanye West

Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur and fashion designer.

West is among the most critically acclaimed musicians of the 21st century, with his music having spanned a broad range of styles, incorporating an eclectic range of influences including hip hop, soul, baroque pop, electro, indie rock, synth-pop, industrial, and gospel.

Outside of his music career, West’s success in the fashion industry has led to him being recognized as one of the most influential pop culture figures of his generation.

  • Full name: Kanye Omari West
  • Born: 8 June 1977 (age 42 years), Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: American rapper, singer, songwriter
  • Height: 1.73 m
  • Children: North West, Psalm West, Saint West, Chicago West
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Sean Combs

Sean John Combs, also known by the stage names Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Puffy, or Diddy, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, record executive, and actor.

Combs’ debut album, No Way Out (1997), has been certified seven times platinum. No Way Out was followed by successful albums such as Forever (1999), The Saga Continues… (2001), and Press Play (2006).

In 2009, Combs formed the musical group Dirty Money and released the critically and commercially successful album Last Train to Paris (2010).

Combs has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards, and is the producer of MTV’s Making the Band. In 2018, Forbes estimated his net worth at $825 million.

  • Full name: Sean John Combs
  • Born: 4 November 1969 (age 50 years), Harlem, New York, United States
  • Profession: American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, actor
  • Net worth: US$825 million (2018 estimate)
  • Partner(s): : Kimberly Porter (1994–2007); Cassie Ventura (2007–2018);
  • Children: Quincy Taylor Brown, Justin Dior Combs, King Combs, Chance Combs, D’Lila Star Combs, Jessie James Combs
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Coolio

Artis Leon Ivey Jr., known by his stage name Coolio, is an American rapper, actor, chef, and record producer.

Coolio achieved mainstream success in the mid-to-late 1990s with his albums It Takes a Thief, Gangsta’s Paradise, and My Soul.

He is best known for his 1995 Grammy Award-winning hit single “Gangsta’s Paradise”, as well as other singles “Fantastic Voyage” (1994), “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)” (1996) and “C U When U Get There” (1997).

  • Full name: Artis Leon Ivey Jr.
  • Born: 1 August 1963, Compton, California, United States
  • Profession: American rapper
  • Spouse: Josefa Salinas (m. 1996–2000)
  • Children: Grtis Ivey, Artisha Ivey, Brandi Ivey, Zhaneand Ivey
  • Albums: Gangsta’s Paradise, My Soul, It Takes a Thief
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Kid Cudi

Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor.

Cudi’s first full-length project, a mixtape titled A Kid Named Cudi (2008) caught the attention of American rapper-producer Kanye West, who signed Cudi to his GOOD Music label imprint in late 2008.

  • Full name: Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi
  • Born: 30 January 1984, Cleveland, Ohio, United States
  • Profession: American rapper and singer
  • Height: 1.74 m
  • Movies and TV shows: How to Make It in America
  • Children: Vada Wamwene Mescudi
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Timbaland

Timothy Zachary Mosley, known professionally as Timbaland, is an American record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ.

Timbaland’s first full credit production work was in 1996 on Ginuwine…the Bachelor for R&B singer Ginuwine.

  • Full name: Timothy Zachary Mosley
  • Born: 10 March 1972, Norfolk, Virginia, United States
  • Profession: American Singer, Rapper and Record producer
  • Height: 1.7 m
  • Net worth: US$85 million (2017)
  • Spouse: Monique Idlett (m. 2008)
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Nelly

Nelly is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri.

Nelly began music career with Midwest hip hop group St. Lunatics in 1993 and signed to Universal Records in 1999.

He is best known for his hits as as ‘Country Grammar’ and ‘Dilemma.’

  • Full name: Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.
  • Born: 2 November 1974, Austin, Texas, United States
  • Profession: American rapper, singer, songwriter
  • Net worth: US$60 million (2018)
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Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor.

His real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.

His music career began in 1992 when he was discovered by Dr. Dre and featured on Dre’s solo debut, “Deep Cover”, and then on Dre’s solo debut album, The Chronic.

He has since sold over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide.

  • Full name: Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.
  • Born: 20 October 1971, Long Beach, California, United States
  • Profession: American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor
  • Height: 1.93 m
  • Net worth: US$124 million (2017)
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Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur, best known by his stage name 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor. Many consider him as one of the most significant rappers of all time.

He has sold 75 million albums to date, making him one of the top-selling artists of all time.

A sensitive, well rounded, talented and troubled soul, Tupac was gunned down in Las Vegas on September 7, 1996 and died six days later. His murder has never been solved.

  • Full name: Tupac Amaru Shakur
  • Born: 16 June 1971, East Harlem, New York, United States
  • Assassinated: 13 September 1996, University Medical Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Profession: American rapper and actor
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50 Cent

50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, is an American rapper, actor, producer, and Businessman.

He became famous for his streetwise raps and rags-to-riches life story. He gained his fame with his 2003 debut album ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin.”

  • Full name: Curtis James Jackson III
  • Born: 6 July 1975 (age 44 years), South Jamaica, New York, United States
  • Profession: American rapper, actor, producer, and Businessman.
  • Height: 1.83 m
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Eminem

Eminem is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive and actor. He is one of the most controversial and best-selling artists of the early 21st century.

Very much known for one of the most influential rappers of all time. His 2000 album The Marshall Mathers LP is the fastest-selling album in rap history.

  • Full name: Marshall Bruce Mathers III
  • Born: 17 October 1972 (age 47 years), Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States
  • Profession: American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive and actor
  • Spouse: Kimberly Anne Scott (m. 2006–2006), Kimberly Anne Scott (m. 1999–2001)
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About Eminem

Eminem was born on 17 October 1972 in Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States.

He is only son child of Marshall Bruce Mathers Jr. and Deborah Rae “Debbie” (née Nelson). His mother nearly died during her 73-hour labour with him.

Eminem’s parents were in a band called Daddy Warbucks, playing in Ramada Inns along the Dakotas–Montana border before their separation.

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After his debut album Infinite (1996) and the extended play Slim Shady EP (1997), Eminem signed with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment and subsequently achieved mainstream popularity in 1999 with The Slim Shady LP and its lead single “My Name Is”.

His next two releases The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) and The Eminem Show (2002) were worldwide successes and were both nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

As a result of being a leading figure in a form of black music, Eminem was subject to comparisons to Elvis Presley at the time.

After the release of Encore in 2004, which faced heavy criticism by fans and critics for its lackluster quality, Eminem went on hiatus in 2005 partly due to a prescription drug addiction.

He released Relapse in 2009 and Recovery the following year, which both won Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album.

Recovery was the best-selling album of 2010 worldwide, making it his second album, after The Eminem Show in 2002, to be the best-selling album worldwide.

In the following years, he released the US number one albums The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Revival, Kamikaze and Music to Be Murdered By.

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Eminem starred in the drama film 8 Mile (2002) playing a fictionalized version of himself, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for “Lose Yourself”, making him the first hip hop artist to ever win the award.

He has made cameo appearances in the films The Wash (2001), Funny People (2009), and The Interview (2014), and the television series Entourage (2010).

Eminem has developed other ventures, including Shady Records, with manager Paul Rosenberg, which helped launch the careers of artists such as 50 Cent, Yelawolf and Obie Trice, among others. He has also established his own channel, Shade 45, on Sirius XM Radio.

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Eminem is among the best-selling music artists of all time. He was the best-selling music artist in the United States in the 2000s.

The Marshall Mathers LP, The Eminem Show, “Lose Yourself”, “Love the Way You Lie” and “Not Afraid” are all certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

He has won numerous awards, including 15 Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards, an Academy Award (for Best Original for “Lose Yourself”) and a MTV Europe Music Award for Global Icon.

Eminem has had ten number one albums on the Billboard 200, which all consecutively debuted at number one on the chart making him the only artist to achieve this, and five number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

Rolling Stone included Eminem in its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Songs, Singles & Works

2020

  • “Darkness”
  • “Godzilla” (featuring Juice Wrld)
  • “Premonition” (Intro)
  • “Unaccommodating” (featuring Young M.A)
  • “You Gon’ Learn” (featuring Royce da 5’9″ and White Gold)
  • “Alfred” (Interlude)
  • “Those Kinda Nights” (featuring Ed Sheeran)
  • “In Too Deep”
  • “Leaving Heaven” (featuring Skylar Grey)
  • “Yah Yah” (featuring Royce da 5’9″, Black Thought, Q-Tip and Denaun)
  • “Stepdad”
  • “Marsh”
  • “Never Love Again”
  • “Little Engine”
  • “Lock It Up” (featuring Anderson Paak)
  • “Farewell”
  • “No Regrets” (featuring Don Toliver)
  • “I Will” (featuring Kxng Crooked, Royce da 5’9″ and Joell Ortiz)

2019

  • “Homicide” (Logic featuring Eminem)
  • “Remember the Name” (Ed Sheeran featuring Eminem and 50 Cent)

2018

  • “Nowhere Fast” (featuring Kehlani)
  • “Remind Me”
  • “Fall”
  • “Killshot”
  • “Venom”
  • “Lucky You” (featuring Joyner Lucas)
  • “Caterpillar” (Royce da 5’9″ featuring Eminem and King Green)
  • “Majesty” (Nicki Minaj and Labrinth featuring Eminem)
  • “Chloraseptic (Remix)” Featuring 2 Chainz and Phresher
  • “The Ringer”
  • “Greatest”
  • “Normal”
  • “Em Calls Paul” (Skit)
  • “Stepping Stone”
  • “Not Alike” (featuring Royce da 5’9)
  • “Kamikaze”
  • “Nice Guy” (with Jessie Reyez)
  • “Good Guy” (featuring Jessie Reyez)

2017

  • “Walk on Water” (featuring Beyoncé)
  • “River” (featuring Ed Sheeran)
  • “Revenge” (Pink featuring Eminem)
  • “Untouchable”
  • “No Favors” (Big Sean featuring Eminem)
  • “Revenge” (Pink featuring Eminem)
  • “Believe”
  • “Like Home” (featuring Alicia Keys)
  • “Bad Husband” (featuring X Ambassadors)
  • “Tragic Endings” (featuring Skylar Grey)
  • “Revival (Interlude)”
  • “In Your Head”
  • “Chloraseptic” (featuring Phresher)
  • “Need Me” (featuring Pink)
  • “Framed”
  • “Castle”
  • “Arose”
  • “Heat”
  • “Offended”

2016

  • “Infinite” F.B.T Remix
  • “Campaign Speech”

2015

  • “Phenomenal”
  • “Kings Never Die” Featuring Gwen Stefani
  • “Best Friend” Yelawolf featuring Eminem
  • “The Hills” Eminem Remix with The Weeknd
  • “Medicine Man” (Dr. Dre featuring Eminem, Candice Pillay and Anderson .Paak)

2014

  • “Headlights” (featuring Nate Ruess)
  • “Guts Over Fear” (featuring Sia)
  • “Detroit vs. Everybody” (with Royce da 5’9″, Big Sean, Danny Brown, DeJ Loaf and Trick-Trick)
  • “Calm Down” (Busta Rhymes featuring Eminem)
  • “Twerk Dat Pop That” (Trick Trick featuring Eminem and Royce da 5’9″)

2013

  • “Berzerk”
  • “Survival”
  • “Rap God”
  • “The Monster” Featuring Rihanna
  • “Bad Guy”
  • “Rhyme or Reason”
  • “Legacy”
  • “Stronger Than I Was”
  • “Love Game” (featuring Kendrick Lamar)
  • “Desperation” (featuring Jamie N Commons)
  • “Beautiful Pain” (featuring Sia)
  • “Wicked Ways” (featuring X Ambassadors)

2012

  • “Throw That” Slaughterhouse featuring Eminem
  • “Our House” Slaughterhouse featuring Eminem & Skylar Grey
  • “My Life” 50 Cent featuring Eminem and Adam Levine
  • “C’mon Let Me Ride” Skylar Grey featuring Eminem
  • “Numb” (Rihanna featuring Eminem)

2011

  • “Space Bound”
  • “I Need a Doctor” (Dr. Dre featuring Eminem and Skylar Grey)
  • “Writer’s Block” (Royce da 5’9″ featuring Eminem)

2010

  • “Not Afraid”
  • “Love the Way You Lie” (featuring Rihanna)
  • “No Love” (featuring Lil Wayne)
  • “Airplanes, Part II” (B.o.B featuring Hayley Williams and Eminem)
  • “That’s All She Wrote” (T.I. featuring Eminem)
  • “Won’t Back Down” (featuring Pink)
  • “Cold Wind Blows”
  • “Talkin’ 2 Myself” (featuring Kobe)
  • “25 to Life”
  • “Cinderella Man”
  • “Love the Way You Lie (Part II)” (Rihanna featuring Eminem)

2009

  • “Crack a Bottle” (featuring Dr. Dre and 50 Cent)
  • “We Made You”
  • “3 a.m.”
  • “Old Time’s Sake” (featuring Dr. Dre)
  • “Beautiful”
  • “Hell Breaks Loose” (featuring Dr.  Dre)
  • “Elevator”
  • “Forever” (Drake featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem)
  • “Drop the World” (Lil Wayne featuring Eminem)
  • “Insane”
  • “Dr. West (skit)”
  • “My Mom”
  • “Bagpipes from Baghdad”
  • “Music Box”
  • “Drop the Bomb on ‘Em”
  • “Buffalo Bill”
  • “Taking My Ball”
  • “Careful What You Wish For”
  • “The Warning”

2007

  • “Touchdown” (T.I. featuring Eminem)
  • “Peep Show” (50 Cent featuring Eminem)

2006

  • “Shake That” (featuring Nate Dogg)
  • “You Don’t Know” (with 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Cashis)
  • “Jimmy Crack Corn” (with 50 Cent)
  • “Smack That” (Akon featuring Eminem)
  • “The Re-Up” (with 50 Cent)
  • “No Apologies”

2005

  • “Like Toy Soldiers”
  • “Mockingbird”
  • “Ass Like That”
  • “When I’m Gone”
  • “Welcome 2 Detroit” (Trick-Trick featuring Eminem)

2004

  • “One Day at a Time (Em’s Version)” (with 2Pac featuring Outlawz)
  • “Just Lose It”
  • “Encore” (featuring Dr. Dre and 50 Cent)
  • “Mosh”

2003

  • “Superman” (featuring Dina Rae)
  • “Sing for the Moment”
  • “Business”
  • “8 Mile”
  • “Hail Mary” (with 50 Cent and Busta Rhymes)

2002

  • “Hellbound” (with J-Black and Masta Ace)
  • “Without Me”
  • “Cleanin’ Out My Closet”
  • “Lose Yourself”
  • “Rock City” (Royce da 5’9″ featuring Eminem)
  • “My Dad’s Gone Crazy” (featuring Hailie Jade)
  • “Hailie’s Song”
  • “Say What You Say” (featuring Dr. Dre)
  • “‘Till I Collapse” (featuring Nate Dogg)
  • “White America”

2001

  • “I’m Back”

2000

  • “The Real Slim Shady”
  • “The Way I Am”
  • “Stan” (featuring Dido)
  • “Forgot About Dre” (Dr. Dre featuring Eminem)
  • “Kill You”

1999

  • “My Name Is”
  • “Role Model”
  • “Guilty Conscience” (featuring Dr. Dre)
  • “Dead Wrong” (The Notorious B.I.G. featuring Eminem)

1998

  • “Just Don’t Give a Fuck”

1996

  • “Infinite”

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