Rap (Reference)

The reference list includes records that have been obtained and/or rated (in blue) as well as many other records that have been recommended from various sources.


Abhi the Nomad

Above the Law [1990– ]

Ab-Soul (1987– )

Kevin Abstract (1996– )

Aceyalone (1970– )

Action Bronson (1983– )

Ad the Voice

Add-2 (1986– )

Aesop Rock (1976– )

Afros [1990– ]

Ahmad

Riz Ahmed (1982– )

Akala

Akrobatik [1998– ]

Alchemist (1975– )

Alias

AMG

Amil

Aminé (1994– )

Anderson .Paak (1986– )

Anti-Pop Consortium [2000– ]

Antoinette

Arabian Prince

Armand Hammer

Arrested Development [1988–1996]

ASAP Ferg (1988– )

ASAP Rocky (1988– )

Ashanti (1980– )

Astronautalis (1981– )

Atmosphere [1998– ]

Audio Two [1988–1992]

August Greene

Automato

Automator

Awol One

Iggy Azalea (1990– )

Cardi B (1992– )

Eric B. and Rakim [1985–1992]

Max B (1978– )

Baby Dayliner

Backxwash

Joey Bada$$ (1995– )

Bahamadia

Bali Baby

Afrika Bambaataa (1960– )

Bang On! [2012– ]

Azealia Banks (1991– )

Lloyd Banks

David Banner

MC Paul Barman

Rob Base (1967– )

BbyMutha (1989– )

BBU!

Beans

The Beastie Boys [1984– ]

Beat Dominator

The Beatnuts

Miri Ben-Ari

Benny the Butcher (1984– )

B.G.

Bhad Bhabie (2003– )

Big Boi (1975– )

Big Daddy Kane

Big Freedia

Big K.R.I.T. (1986– )

Big L

Big Moe

Big Punisher (1971–2000)

Big Sean (1988– )

Big Tymers [1998– ]

Bigg Jus

Birdman (1969– )

Bishop Nehru (1996– )

B.J. the Chicago Kid (1984– )

Bktherula

6lack

Black Eyed Peas [1998– ]

Black Milk (1983– )

Black Moon [1993– ]

Black Rob

Black Sheep [1990– ]

Black Thought (1971– )

Blackalicious [1994– ]

Blackstreet [1994– ]

Namir Blade

Yugen Blakrok

Mykki Blanco (1986– )

Kurtis Blow (1959– )

Blowfly (1945– )

Blu (1983– )

Blueface (1997– )

Blueprint

B.o.B (1988– )

Boldy James (1982– )

Jorun Bombay

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Boogie

Boogie Down Productions [1986–1992]

Boom Bip

Duke Bootee (1951–2021)

The Brand New Heavies [1991– ]

Brand Nubian [1989– ]

Break Bread [2004– ]

Brockhampton [2017– ]

Brokin English Klik [1993– ]

Brooklyn Funk Essentials

Brookzill!

Brotha Lynch Hung

Brother Ali (1978– )

Brother Reade

Apollo Brown (1980– )

Danny Brown (1981– )

Foxy Brown (1979– )

Buck 65 (1972– )

Joe Budden

Bump J.

Bun B (1973– )

Busdriver (1978– )

Bushwick Bill

BWP

Cadence Weapon (1986– )

Cage

Cakes Da Killa

Jenna Camille (1990– )

Camp Lo [1997– ]

Cam'ron

Candyman (1968– )

Canibus (1974– )

Cannibal Ox

Capital D

Capital Tax [1993– ]

Capone-N-Noreaga [1997– ]

Cappadonna (1969– )

Loyle Carner

Playboi Carti (1996– )

Cash Money and Marvelous [1988– ]

Cash Money Millionaires [2000– ]

Chance the Rapper (1993– )

Neneh Cherry (1964– )

Chiddy Bang

Chika (1997– )

The Child of Lov

Childish Gambino (1983– )

Lando Chill

Chill Rob G

Chimurenga Renaissance [2014– ]

Chubb Rock (1968– )

Cities Aviv

City Girls

Clipping [2013– ]

Clipse [1999– ]

Cold Crush Brothers

J. Cole (1985– )

Kweku Collins

Common (1972– )

Company Flow [1996– ]

Compton's Most Wanted [1989– ]

Conway the Machine (1982– )

Cookie Crew

The Cool Kids [2008– ]

Coolio

Dana Coppafeel

Cormega

The Coup [1993– ]

Chris Crack

Crack Ignaz

Criminal Nation [1990– ]

CunninLynguists

CupcakKe (1997– )

Currensy (1981– )

Denzel Curry (1995– )

Cut Chemist

Cypress Hill [1991– ]

Czarface

Chuck D (1960– )

Da Brat (1974– )

Da Lench Mob [1992– ]

DaBaby (1991– )

Dälek

Damu the Fudgemunk (1984– )

Dana Dane

Danger Doom

Danny! (1983– )

Das EFX [1992– ]

Das Racist [2010– ]

Dave (1998– )

DaVinci

Dead Prez [2000– ]

Speech Debelle

Mos Def

Def Jef

Definition of Sound

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]

Dilated Peoples [2000–2007]

J Dilla (1974–2006)

The Diplomats [1996– ]

The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy [1990–1993]

Divine Styler

Dizzee Rascal

DJ Faust

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

DJ Khaled [1975– ]

DJ Kool (1959– )

DJ Magic Mike (1967– )

DJ Muggs

DJ Quik (1970– )

DJ Red Alert

DJ Screw

DMX

D-Nice (1970– )

D.O.C. [1989– ]

Doja Cat (1995– )

Doomtree

Doseone

Downtown Science

DPZ [2002– ]

Dr. Dre (1965– )

Dr. Yen Lo

Drake (1986– )

Drakeo the Ruler

Mac Dre (1970– )

Dream Warriors [1988– ]

Dreamville

Dreezy (1994– )

D12

Dueling Experts

Dungeon Family

Dutchavelli (1993– )

Dynamix II

Open Mike Eagle (1980– )

EarthGang

Eazy-E (1964–95)

Ed O.G. and Da Bulldogs [1990– ]

Edan [2000– ]

E-40

The Egyptian Lover

8tball and MJG

Jay Electronica (1976– )

Missy Elliott

El-P (1975– )

Elzhi (1979– )

Eminem (1972– )

Enemy Radio

Epic Beard Men

EPMD [1987– ]

Esham

Willie Evans Jr.

Eve

Everlast

Evidence (1976– )

Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire

Eyedea and Abilities

Factor

Fannypack [2003– ]

The Fat Boys [1982– ]

Fat Tony (1988– )

Father

Father MC

Felt [2005– ]

R.A.P. Ferreira (1992– )

50 Cent (1976– )

Flatbush Zombies [2016– ]

Food for Animals [2008– ]

John Forté

See'J Foster

Freddie Foxxx (1969– )

Sage Francis (1977– )

Michael Franti

Freestyle Fellowship [1992–1999]

Freeway

Doug E. Fresh (1966– )

The Fugees [1987– ]

Full Force

Funkdoobiest [1993– ]

Funkmaster Flex

Funkytown Pros [1991– ]

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– )

Gerardo (1965– )

Geto Boys [1990– ]

Gettovetts [1988– ]

Ghetts (1984– )

Ghostface Killah

Ghostpoet

Freddie Gibbs (1982– )

The Gift of Gab (1972– )

Gnarls Barkley [2006– ]

The Goats [1992– ]

GoldLink (1993– )

Goodie Mob [1995– ]

Jean Grae (1976– )

Grand Puba

Grandmaster Flash (1958– )

Gravediggaz [1994– ]

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– )

Heavy D and the Boyz [1986– ]

Heems (1985– )

G Herbo (1995– )

Hermitofthewoods

Hieroglyphics

The High and Mighty [1997– ]

Lauryn Hill

Homeboy Sandman (1980– )

House of Pain [1990– ]

Siul Hughes

J Hus (1996– )

Nipsey Hussle (1985– )

HWA [1990–1994]

I Love Makonnen (1989– )

Ice Cube (1969– )

Ice-T (1959– )

Illogic (1980– )

Injury Reserve [2015– ]

Inspectah Deck

Intelligent Hoodlum

Bobby J From Rockaway

Jeremiah Jae (1989– )

Jake One

Jneiro Jarel

Jay-Z (1970– )

Jazz Spastiks

Wyclef Jean

Jedi Mind Tricks

Mick Jenkins (1991– )

Jeru the Damaja

J.I.D (1990– )

Bobby Jimmy

J-Live [2001– ]

JME (1985– )

Jonwayne

JPEGMafia (1989– )

J-Rocc

Juice Wrld (1998–2019)

Juicy J (1975– )

Jungle Brothers [1986– ]

Junglepussy (1991– )

Jurassic 5 [1995– ]

Just-Ice

Juvenile

K Solo

Ka (1972– )

K.A.A.N.

Kamaiyah

Kano (1985– )

Ras Kass (1973– )

Wiz Khalifa (1987– )

Kid Cudi

Kid Frost

Kid 'n Play [1987–1993]

Kid Sensation

Killah Priest

Killer Mike (1975– )

King Geedorah

King Sun

King Tee

Roy Kinsey

Kitty

KMD [1991– ]

K'Naan (1978– )

Kno

Knxwledge (1988– )

Kokayi

Kool A.D. (1983– )

Kool G Rap and DJ Polo [1989– ]

Kool Keith (1963– )

Kool Moe Dee [1963– ]

The Koreatown Oddity (1984– )

Kris Kross [1991– ]

KRS-One (1965– )

Kurupt (1972– )

Kwamé

Talib Kweli

Kyle (1993– )

L.A. Star

Mike Ladd

Lady Lykez

The Lady of Rage

Kendrick Lamar (1987– )

Latin Alliance [1991– ]

Latyrx

Leaders of the New School [1991–1993]

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 Scrappy (1984– )

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

Luke

Lupe Fiasco (1981– )

Lushlife

Lyrics Born (1972– )

Craig Mack

Macklemore (1983– )

Madlib (1973– )

Madvillain [2004– ]

MaG

Tkay Maidza (1996– )

Main Attrakionz

Main Source [1991– ]

Gucci Mane (1980– )

Roc Marciano (1978– )

Marky Mark

Biz Markie (1964– )

Marley Marl (1962– )

Marlowe

Maroon

Maroons

Mase (1978– )

Masta Ace (1966– )

Master P. (1970– )

Maxilla Blue

Maxo Kream (1990– )

¡Mayday! [2012– ]

MC Brains

MC Breed

MC Esoteric

MC Frontalot (1973– )

MC Hammer (1962– )

MC Hawking

MC Lyte

MC Serch

MC Shy D

MC Solaar

McEnroe [1999– ]

Medhane

Meek Mill (1987– )

Megan Thee Stallion (1995– )

MellowHype [2010– ]

Mellow Man Ace (1967– )

Vic Mensa (1993– )

Method Man

Mexstep

MF Doom (1971–2020)

Michete

Haviah Mighty (1992– )

Migos

MIKE

Mac Miller (1992–2018)

Flo Milli (2000– )

Milo (1992– )

Nicki Minaj (1982– )

Mr. Lif (1974– )

Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire

Mix Master Mike (1970– )

Mobb Deep [1992– ]

Pharoahe Monch (1972– )

M1

Monster Rally

M.O.P. [1996– ]

Moor Mother

More or Les

Movement Ex [1990– ]

M-Phazes

Ms. Jade [2002– ]

Ali Shaheed Muhammad (1970– )

Murs (1978– )

Musiq

Mystikal [1995– ]

Nacho Picasso

Naeem

Nas (1973– )

Rico Nasty (1997– )

Naughty by Nature [1991– ]

Nelly (1974– )

NERD [2002– ]

Nice and Smooth [1985– ]

Nine 11 Thesaurus [2011– ]

9th Wonder (1975– )

Noname (1991– )

Non-Prophets [2003– ]

N.O.R.E.

Northern State [2002– ]

Notorious B.I.G. (1972–97)

N.W.A. [1986–1991]

NxWorries

Rodney O.

070 Shake (1997– )

Odd Future

Oddisee (1985– )

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya (1990– )

Oh No (1979– )

Ol' Dirty Bastard (1968–2004)

Old Man Saxon

Shaquille O'Neal

Onra

Onyx [1993– ]

Oompa

Orishas [2000– ]

OutKast [1992– ]

Kassa Overall

Overweight Pooch

Genesis Owusu (1998– )

Pa Salieu

Paris (1967– )

Man Parrish

Peanut Butter Wolf

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– )

Positive K

Post Malone (1995– )

PRhyme

Prince Paul (1967– )

Princess Nokia (1991– )

Prodigy

Professor Griff

Professor X

Psalm One

Public Enemy [1982– ]

Joey Purp

Pusha T (1977– )

Schoolboy Q (1986– )

Q-Tip (1970– )

Quad City DJ's [1996– ]

Quakers [2012– ]

Quasimoto [2000– ]

Queen Key (1996– )

Queen Latifah (1970– )

Quelle Chris (1984– )

Kojey Radical (1993– )

Rae Sremmurd

Raekwon (1968– )

Rahzel

Rakaa

Rakim

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– )

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– )

Scarface

Schoolly-D

Travis Scott (1992– )

Screwball [1999– ]

Scroobius Pip (1981– )

Serengeti

7L and Esoteric

Shabazz Palaces [2009– ]

Shad (1982– )

Roxanne Shanté

2nd II None [1991– ]

Shazzy

Showbiz

Beanie Sigel

Guilty Simpson

Sims

Sir Mix-A-Lot (1963– )

69 Boyz

Skepta

Ski Beatz

Pipi Skid

Skyzoo (1982– )

Slick Rick (1965– )

Slowthai (1994– )

Slum Village [1999– ]

Smino (1991– )

Snoop Dogg (1972– )

Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Snow

SOB X RBE

SOL Development

Sole (1977– )

Son of Bazerk

Sonic Sum

Soulja Boy Tell Em (1990– )

Souls of Mischief [1993– ]

Spank Rock

Bubba Sparxxx

Spearhead [1994– ]

Special Ed (1974– )

Speech

Spillage Village

Alexander Spit

Spoonie Gee

Stalley

Vince Staples (1993– )

Starlito

Statik Selektah (1982– )

Steady B

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– ]

SWV [1992– ]

Tanya Morgan [2006– ]

Skatemaster Tate

Tech N9ne (1971– )

TeeJayx6

Tinie Tempah (1988– )

Kate Tempest (1985– )

THEESatisfaction

Third Bass [1987–1995]

Three Times Dope

T.I. (1980– )

Timbaland and Magoo [1997– ]

Celph Titled

Tone-Loc

Too Short (1966– )

Total [1996– ]

T-Pain

AJ Tracey (1994– )

The Treacherous Three

A Tribe Called Quest [1988–1998]

Trick Daddy

Troy Ave (1985– )

Donnie Trumpet

TTC

21 Savage (1992– )

Twice Thou

Twista (1973– )

2 Black 2 Strong [1991–1992]

2 Chainz (1977– )

Two Fingers

Two Fresh

Two Kings and a Cipher

2 Live Crew [1986– ]

Two Weeks Notice

2Pac (1971–96)

Ty Dolla $ign (1982– )

Tyler, the Creator (1991– )

UGK [1994– ]

U-God

Ultramagnetic MC's [1988–1993]

The Uncluded [2013– ]

The Underachievers [2003– ]

Unsung Heroes [1996– ]

US3 [1993– ]

UTD

U.T.F.O. [1984–1989]

Valee

Lars Vaular (1984– )

Viceversah

Bob Vylan

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– )

World Class Wreckin' Cru

Wu-Tang Clan [1992– ]

Kembe X

Mia X (1970– )

X-Clan [1989–1992]

The X-Ecutioners

Xscape [1993– ]

YBN Cordae (1997– )

YelaWolf (1979– )

Y.G. (1990– )

Yo Yo (1971– )

Young Fathers [2011– ]

Young Jeezy

Young M.A (1992– )

Young MC (1967– )

Young Nudy (1992– )

Young Thug (1992– )

YoungBoy Never Broke Again (1999– )

YU

Z Man

Zion I [1998– ]

Various Artists


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