Rap


Abhi the Nomad

Ab-Soul (1987– )

Kevin Abstract (1996– )

Aceyalone (1970– )

Action Bronson (1983– )

Ad the Voice

Add-2 (1986– )

Aesop Rock (1976– )

Ahmad

Riz Ahmed (1982– )

Akala

Akrobatik [1998– ]

Alchemist (1975– )

Alias

Aminé (1994– )

Anderson .Paak (1986– )

Anti-Pop Consortium [2000– ]

Armand Hammer

Arrested Development [1988–1996]

ASAP Ferg (1988– )

ASAP Rocky (1988– )

Astronautalis (1981– )

Atmosphere [1998– ]

August Greene

Automato

Automator

Awol One

Iggy Azalea (1990– )

Cardi B (1992– )

Eric B. and Rakim [1985–1992]

Backxwash

Joey Bada$$ (1995– )

Bali Baby

Afrika Bambaataa (1960– )

Bang On! [2012– ]

Azealia Banks (1991– )

Lloyd Banks

MC Paul Barman

BbyMutha (1989– )

BBU!

Beans

The Beastie Boys [1984– ]

Miri Ben-Ari

Benny the Butcher (1984– )

Bfb Da Packman

Bhad Bhabie (2003– )

Big Boi (1975– )

Big Daddy Kane

Big Freedia

Big K.R.I.T. (1986– )

Big Moe

Big Punisher (1971–2000)

Big Sean (1988– )

Birdman (1969– )

Bishop Nehru (1996– )

B.J. the Chicago Kid (1984– )

Bktherula

6lack

Black Eyed Peas [1998– ]

Black Milk (1983– )

Black Sheep [1990– ]

Black Thought (1971– )

Blackalicious [1994– ]

Namir Blade

Yugen Blakrok

Mykki Blanco (1986– )

Kurtis Blow (1959– )

Blu (1983– )

Blueface (1997– )

Blueprint

B.o.B (1988– )

Boldy James (1982– )

Jorun Bombay

Boogie

Boogie Down Productions [1986–1992]

Duke Bootee (1951–2021)

Brand Nubian [1989– ]

Break Bread [2004– ]

Brockhampton [2017– ]

Brookzill!

Brother Ali (1978– )

Brother Reade

Apollo Brown (1980– )

Danny Brown (1981– )

Buck 65 (1972– )

Busdriver (1978– )

BWP

Cadence Weapon (1986– )

Cage

Cakes Da Killa

Jenna Camille (1990– )

Canibus (1974– )

Cannibal Ox

Capital D

Cappadonna (1969– )

Loyle Carner

Playboi Carti (1996– )

Chance the Rapper (1993– )

Neneh Cherry (1964– )

Chiddy Bang

Chika (1997– )

The Child of Lov

Childish Gambino (1983– )

Lando Chill

Chimurenga Renaissance [2014– ]

Cities Aviv

City Girls

Clipping [2013– ]

Clipse [1999– ]

J. Cole (1985– )

Kweku Collins

Common (1972– )

Conway the Machine (1982– )

Cookie Crew

The Cool Kids [2008– ]

Coolio

Dana Coppafeel

The Coup [1993– ]

Chris Crack

Crack Ignaz

CunninLynguists

CupcakKe (1997– )

Currensy (1981– )

Denzel Curry (1995– )

Cypress Hill [1991– ]

Czarface

Chuck D (1960– )

DaBaby (1991– )

Dälek

Danger Doom

Danny! (1983– )

Das Racist [2010– ]

Dave (1998– )

DaVinci

Dead Prez [2000– ]

Speech Debelle

Mos Def

Dej Loaf (1991– )

De La Soul [1987– ]

Dels

Del The Funky Homosapien (1972– )

Deltron 3030 [2000– ]

Dem Atlas (1992– )

Dessa (1981– )

Devin the Dude (1970– )

Diddy (1969– )

Die Antwoord [2009– ]

Digable Planets [1991– ]

Daveed Diggs (1982– )

Digital Underground [1987–1996]

J Dilla (1974–2006)

The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy [1990–1993]

McKinley Dixon

Dizzee Rascal

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince [1986–1993]

DJ Khaled [1975– ]

DJ Muggs

DJ Quik (1970– )

DJ Screw

Doja Cat (1995– )

Doomtree

Downtown Science

Dr. Dre (1965– )

Dr. Yen Lo

Drake (1986– )

Drakeo the Ruler

Dream Warriors [1988– ]

Dreamville

Dreezy (1994– )

D12

Dueling Experts

Dungeon Family

Dutchavelli (1993– )

Open Mike Eagle (1980– )

EarthGang

Eazy-E (1964–95)

Jay Electronica (1976– )

Missy Elliott

El-P (1975– )

Elzhi (1979– )

Eminem (1972– )

Enemy Radio

Epic Beard Men

EPMD [1987– ]

Willie Evans Jr.

Evidence (1976– )

Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire

Eyedea (1981–2010)

Factor

Fannypack [2003– ]

The Fat Boys [1982– ]

Fat Tony (1988– )

Father

Felt [2005– ]

R.A.P. Ferreira (1992– )

50 Cent (1976– )

Flatbush Zombies [2016– ]

John Forté

See'J Foster

Sage Francis (1977– )

Freestyle Fellowship [1992–1999]

The Fugees [1987– ]

Funkmaster Flex

Fu-Schnickens [1991–1995]

Future (1983– )

Warren G (1971– )

Gaika

Game (1979– )

Big Baby Gandhi

Gang Starr [1989– ]

Kevin Gates

G-Eazy (1989– )

Domo Genesis (1991– )

Gettovetts [1988– ]

Ghetts (1984– )

Ghostface Killah

Ghostpoet

Freddie Gibbs (1982– )

The Gift of Gab (1972–2021)

Gnarls Barkley [2006– ]

The Goats [1992– ]

GoldLink (1993– )

Goodie Mob [1995– ]

Jean Grae (1976– )

Grandmaster Flash (1958– )

Cee-Lo Green

The Green Seed

Grieves

Tha Grimm Teachaz [2011– ]

Tee Grizzley (1994– )

G-Side

Gunna (1993– )

Guru

GZA / Genius

Hail Mary Mallon [2011– ]

Handsome Boy Modeling School [1999–2004]

Scotty Hard

Umar Bin Hassan

Angel Haze (1991– )

Headie One (1994– )

Heems (1985– )

G Herbo (1995– )

Hermitofthewoods

Lauryn Hill

Homeboy Sandman (1980– )

House of Pain [1990– ]

Siul Hughes

J Hus (1996– )

Nipsey Hussle (1985– )

I Love Makonnen (1989– )

Ice Cube (1969– )

Ice-T (1959– )

Injury Reserve [2015– ]

Inspectah Deck

Bobby J From Rockaway

Jay-Z (1970– )

Jazz Spastiks

Wyclef Jean

Mick Jenkins (1991– )

J.I.D (1990– )

J-Live [2001– ]

JME (1985– )

Jonwayne

JPEGMafia (1989– )

J-Rocc

Juice Wrld (1998–2019)

Juicy J (1975– )

Jungle Brothers [1986– ]

Junglepussy (1991– )

Ka (1972– )

K.A.A.N.

Kamaiyah

Kano (1985– )

Ras Kass (1973– )

Wiz Khalifa (1987– )

Khrysis

Kid Cudi

Kid 'n Play [1987–1993]

Killah Priest

Killer Mike (1975– )

Roy Kinsey

Kitty

KMD [1991– ]

K'Naan (1978– )

Kno

Knxwledge (1988– )

Kool A.D. (1983– )

Kool Keith (1963– )

Kool Moe Dee [1963– ]

The Koreatown Oddity (1984– )

Kris Kross [1991– ]

KRS-One (1965– )

Talib Kweli

Kyle (1993– )

Mike Ladd

Lady Lykez

The Lady of Rage

Kendrick Lamar (1987– )

Latyrx

The Left [2010– ]

Leikeli47

Le1f

Dan Le Sac

Lester Bangs

Mac Lethal

Lifers Group

Lifesavas [2001– ]

Lil B (1989– )

Lil Baby (1994– )

Lil Dicky (1988– )

Lil' Kim (1975– )

Lil Nas X (1999– )

Lil Tjay (2001– )

Lil Uzi Vert (1994– )

Lil Wayne (1982– )

Lil Yachty (1997– )

Linkoban

Little Brother [2003– ]

Little Simz (1994– )

Liv.e

Lizzo (1988– )

L.L. Cool J (1968– )

Logic (1990– )

Theophilus London

L'Orange

Monie Love

L'Trimm [1987– ]

Ludacris

Lukah

Lupe Fiasco (1981– )

Lushlife

Lyrics Born (1972– )

Mach-Hommy

Macklemore (1983– )

Madlib (1973– )

Madvillain [2004– ]

MaG

Tkay Maidza (1996– )

Main Attrakionz

Gucci Mane (1980– )

Roc Marciano (1978– )

Biz Markie (1964–2021)

Marley Marl (1962– )

Marlowe

Maroon

Maroons

Mase (1978– )

Masta Ace (1966– )

Maxo Kream (1990– )

¡Mayday! [2012– ]

MC Esoteric

MC Frontalot (1973– )

MC Hawking

MC Lyte

McEnroe [1999– ]

Medhane

Meek Mill (1987– )

Megan Thee Stallion (1995– )

MellowHype [2010– ]

Vic Mensa (1993– )

Method Man

Mexstep

MF Doom (1971–2020)

Michete

Haviah Mighty (1992– )

Migos

MIKE (1998– )

Mac Miller (1992–2018)

Flo Milli (2000– )

Milo (1992– )

Nicki Minaj (1982– )

Mr. Lif (1974– )

Mobb Deep [1992– ]

Pharoahe Monch (1972– )

M1

Monster Rally

M.O.P. [1996– ]

Moor Mother

M-Phazes

Ali Shaheed Muhammad (1970– )

Murs (1978– )

Mystikal [1995– ]

Nacho Picasso

Naeem

Nas (1973– )

Rico Nasty (1997– )

Naughty by Nature [1991– ]

Navy Blue (1997– )

Nelly (1974– )

NERD [2002– ]

Nine 11 Thesaurus [2011– ]

9th Wonder (1975– )

Noname (1991– )

Non-Prophets [2003– ]

Northern State [2002– ]

Notorious B.I.G. (1972–97)

N.W.A. [1986–1991]

NxWorries

070 Shake (1997– )

Odd Future

Oddisee (1985– )

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya (1990– )

Oh No (1979– )

Ol' Dirty Bastard (1968–2004)

Old Man Saxon

Onra

Oompa

OutKast [1992– ]

Kassa Overall

Overweight Pooch

Genesis Owusu (1998– )

Pa Salieu

Paris (1967– )

People Under the Stairs

The Perceptionists [2005– ]

The Pharcyde [1990– ]

Phonte (1978– )

Pink Siifu

Pitbull (1981– )

Plan B (1983– )

Playboy Tre

P.M. Dawn [1988– ]

Polo G (1999– )

Poor Righteous Teachers

Pop Smoke (1999–2020)

P.O.S. (1981– )

Post Malone (1995– )

PRhyme

Prince Paul (1967– )

Princess Nokia (1991– )

Psalm One

Public Enemy [1982– ]

Joey Purp

Pusha T (1977– )

Schoolboy Q (1986– )

Q-Tip (1970– )

Quakers [2012– ]

Quasimoto [2000– ]

Queen Key (1996– )

Queen Latifah (1970– )

Quelle Chris (1984– )

Kojey Radical (1993– )

Rae Sremmurd

Raekwon (1968– )

Rakaa

Random Axe

Rapsody (1988– )

Rashad

Isaiah Rashad (1991– )

Ratking

Raury (1996– )

Raw Poetic

J. Rawls (1974– )

The Real Roxanne

Redman

Rhymefest (1977– )

Busta Rhymes (1972– )

Roddy Ricch (1998– )

Riders Against the Storm (RAS)

Riddlore

RJD2 (1976– )

Jay Rock (1986– )

Pete Rock (1970– )

The Roots [1993– ]

Roots Manuva (1972– )

Roshin

Asher Roth (1985– )

Royce Da 5'9" (1977– )

Run-DMC [1982– ]

Run the Jewels [2013– ]

Bree Runway (1992– )

Rye Rye (1990– )

RZA

Saba (1994– )

Saigon (1977– )

Saint Jhn (1986– )

St. Lunatics [2001– ]

Dua Saleh

Salt-N-Pepa [1985– ]

Sa-Roc (1981– )

Travis Scott (1992– )

Scroobius Pip (1981– )

Serengeti

7L and Esoteric

Shabazz Palaces [2009– ]

Shad (1982– )

Roxanne Shanté

Shazzy

Showbiz

Guilty Simpson

Sims

Skepta

Ski Beatz

Pipi Skid

Skyzoo (1982– )

Slick Rick (1965– )

Slowthai (1994– )

Smino (1991– )

Snoop Dogg (1972– )

Snotty Nose Rez Kids

SOL Development

Sole (1977– )

Soulja Boy Tell Em (1990– )

Souls of Mischief [1993– ]

Spank Rock

Bubba Sparxxx

Spearhead [1994– ]

Spillage Village

Alexander Spit

Spoonie Gee

Stalley

Vince Staples (1993– )

Starlito

Statik Selektah (1982– )

Step Brothers

Stereo MC's [1990– ]

Stetsasonic [1986–1992]

Stik Figa

STL GLD

Stormzy (1993– )

Stove God Cooks

The Streets (1979– )

Strong Arm Steady

Subtitle [2003– ]

Sudan Archives

The Sugarhill Gang [1979– ]

Sunz of Man

Supa Bwe (1989– )

Sway and King Tech

Earl Sweatshirt (1994– )

Swet Shop Boys [2014– ]

Swindle

Swollen Members [1999– ]

Tanya Morgan [2006– ]

Tech N9ne (1971– )

TeeJayx6

Tinie Tempah (1988– )

Kate Tempest (1985– )

THEESatisfaction

Third Bass [1987–1995]

T.I. (1980– )

Timbaland and Magoo [1997– ]

Celph Titled

Tone-Loc

Too Short (1966– )

T-Pain

AJ Tracey (1994– )

The Treacherous Three

A Tribe Called Quest [1988–1998]

Troy Ave (1985– )

Donnie Trumpet

21 Savage (1992– )

Twista (1973– )

2 Black 2 Strong [1991–1992]

2 Chainz (1977– )

Two Fingers

Two Fresh

Two Weeks Notice

2Pac (1971–96)

Ty Dolla $ign (1982– )

Tyler, the Creator (1991– )

UGK [1994– ]

The Uncluded [2013– ]

The Underachievers [2003– ]

Unsung Heroes [1996– ]

US3 [1993– ]

UTD

Valee

Lars Vaular (1984– )

Viceversah

Waka Flocka Flame (1986– )

Wale (1984– )

Fetty Wap (1991– )

Justin Warfield

Watsky (1986– )

Rod Wave (1999– )

Sheck Wes (1998– )

Kanye West (1977– )

Westside Gunn (1982– )

Tierra Whack

The White Mandingos

Whodini

Wiki (1993– )

Saul Williams (1972– )

Wilma Vritra

Billy Woods

Jamila Woods (1989– )

Wu-Tang Clan [1992– ]

Kembe X

Mia X (1970– )

The X-Ecutioners

YBN Cordae (1997– )

YelaWolf (1979– )

Y.G. (1990– )

Yo Yo (1971– )

Young Fathers [2011– ]

Young Jeezy

Young M.A (1992– )

Young Nudy (1992– )

Young Stoner Life

Young Thug (1992– )

YoungBoy Never Broke Again (1999– )

YU

Z-Man

Various Artists


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