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RAP and HIP-HOP

The nation of hip-hop
 
It started out as Rap and became Hip-Hop, and it turned the musical world upside down.

 112   Jones, Daron; Keith, Michael; Parker, Quinnes; Scandrick, Marvin
 2 Live Crew   Skyywalker, Lukem
 311  
Mahoney, Tim
 3rd Bass   Berrin, Michael; Nash, Peter
 3T  Jackson, Tariano; Jackson, Taryll; Jackson, Tito
 Arrested Development  
Barnwell, Tim; Eshe, Montsho; Jones, Donald; Oje, Baba; Taree, Aerle; Thomas, Tod
 Az Yet   Allen, Dion; Anthony, Daryl; Nelson, Marc;
Rivera, Shawn
 B2K [Boys of the New Millennium]
  Fredericks, Druex; Grandberry, Omari; Houston, Jarrell; Thornton, De'Mario
 Beastie Boys, The 
Diamond, Mike; Horowitz, Adam; Schellenbach, Kate; Yauch, Adam
 Black Sheep  Titus, Andres; McLean, William
 Black Terrorists 
Chris 'Big Peace'; Lisa 'Ackee'; Shawn 'Skully B'; Tommy 'Bigga Black'
 Blackstreet  Hannibal, Chauncey; Riley, Teddy;
Williams, Eric
 Bone Thugs N Harmony  Henderson, Anthony; Howse, Stan; Howse, Steve; McCane, Bryon; Scruggs, Charles
 Boogie Down Productions 
Jones, Derrick; Parker, Kris
 Brand Nubian 
DeChalus, Lorenzo; Dixon, Maxwell; Murphy, Derek; Perry, Terence
 B-Rock & the Bizz 
Agee, Baron; Agee, Leevirt; Kitty; Maye, Thaddeus
 C-Block  Baltimore, Theresa; Holloway, Preston; Joseph, Georgio; White, James
 Cookie Crew   Banfield, Sue; Pryce, Debbie
 Cypress Hill 
Bobo, Eric; Freese, Louis; Muggerud, Lawrence; Reyes, Senen
 D12 
Carlisle, Von; Holton, DeShaun; Johnson, Rufus; Mathers, Marshall; Moore, Ondre; Porter, Denaun
 Damage 
Bromfield, Ras; Harriott, Andrez; Jones, Jade; Richards, Coree; Simpson, Noel
 Das EFX  Hines, Willie; Weston, Andre
 De La Soul  Jolicoeur, David; Mason, Vincent;
Mercer, Kelvin
 Digable Planets  Butler, Ishmael; Irving, Craig;
Vierra, Mary Ann
 Disposable Heroes of HipHoprisy  Franti, Michael;
Tse, Rono
 Dream Warriors 
Alert, Frank
 Dru Hill  Andrews, Mark; Anthony, Larry; Green, James; Ruffin, Tamir
 EPMD  Sermon, Erick; Smith, Parrish; Spivey, George
 EYC  Parker, Trey
 Fat Boys 
Morales, Mark; Robinson, Darren
 Fearless Four, The 
Barksdale, Daryl; Clee, Mike;
Grant, Mitchell; Jones, Tito; Rodriguez, Oscar jr; Thompson, Eddie
 Firm, The   Brown, Foxy; Jones, Nasir
 Fugees, The  Hill, Lauryn, Jean, Wyclef;
Michel, Pras 
 Fun Lovin' Criminals  Leiser, Brian; Morgan, Huey
 Fu-Schnickens 
O'Neal, Shaquille
 Gang Starr  Elam, Keith; Martin, Chris
 Geto Boys, The  Barnett, Mike; Dennis, Willie; Jordan, Brad; Shaw, Richard
 Ghost Town DJs  Terry, Rodney; Trawick, Kito;
Williams, Virgo
 Goodie Mob 
Barnett, Robert; Burton, Thomas; Gipp, Cameron; Knighton, Willie
 Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five 
Glover, Mel; Saddler, Joseph; Wiggins, Keith
 Gravediggaz 
Berkeley, Anthony
 Heavy D & the Boyz 
Dixon, Troy; Farrell, Eddie; Myers, Dwight; Parrish, Glen
 Herculeez & Big Tyme 
Mixon, Jamal; Mixon, Jerod
 Hieroglyphics 
Jones Teren; Owens, Jon
 House of Pain  DiMant, Leor; O'Connor, Danny;
Schrody, Eric
 H-Town  Conner, Keven; Conner, Shazam
 Jungle Brothers, The 
Bambaataa, Afrika Baby; Bobb, Colin; Burwell, Sammy; Small, Mike
 Kid n Play  Martin, Christopher; Reid, Christopher
 Kriss Kross   Kelly, Chris; Smith, Chris
 Limp Bizkit 
Borland, Wes; DiMant, Leor; Durst, Fred; Rivers, Sam
 Lost Boyz  Kelly, Terrance; Rogers, Raymond; Ruth, Eric; Spigg Nice
 LOX 
Jacobs, Sean; Phillips, Jason; Styles, David
 Mantronix 
Mantronik, Kurtis
 Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch 
Barrons, Hector; Ross, Scott; Wahlberg, Mark; Yancy, Terry
 Mobb Deep  Muchita, Kejuan
 Nas-D & Fred  Gray, Frederick; Williams, Darnell
 Naughty By Nature  Brown, Vinnie; Criss, Anthony;
Gist, Kier
 NWA  Jackson, O'Shea; Wright, Eric; Young, Andre
 OutKast  Benjamin, Andre; Patton, Antwan
 Pharcyde  Brown, Booty; Hardison, Tre
 PM Dawn 
Cordes, Attrell; Cordes, Jarrett
 Public Enemy  Drayton, William; Ridenhour, Carlton; Rogers, Norman
 Quad City DJs  LaFleur, JeLana; McGowan, Jayski
 Roots, The 
Gray, James; Hubbard, Leon; Jones, Kyle; Thompson, Ahmir; Trotter, Tariq
 Run-DMC 
McDaniels, Darryl; Mizell, Jason;
Simmons, Joe
 Salt-N-Pepa  Denton, Sandy; James, Cheryl;
Roper, Deidre
 Seduction 
Harris, April; Leon, Idalis; Loren, Sinoa; Visage, Michelle
 Society of Soul  Bailey, Ruben; Brown, Sleepy; Griffin, Espraronza; Wade, Rico
 St Lunatics Cleveland, Robert; Edwards, Corey; Harper, Tohri; Haynes, Cornell; Jones, Ali
 Stetsasonic 
Bolton, Glenn; Hemley, Marvin; Huston, Paul; Roman, Leonard; Simmons, Bobby; Wright, Martin
 SWV  [Sisters with Voices] 
Gamble, Cheryl
 Tha Dogg Pound  Brown, Ricardo
 Three 6 Mafia  Mitchell, Lola
 TLC  Lopes, Lisa; Thomas, Rozonda; Watkins, Tionne
 Tribe Called Quest, A 
Davis, Jonathan; Muhammad, Ali Shaheed; Taylor, Malik
 UTFO 
Bailey, Maurice; Campbell, Jeffrey; Fequiere, Shawn; Reeves, Fred
 Whodini  Carter, Drew; Fletcher, John; Hutchins, Jalil
 Wu-Tang Clan 
Coles, Dennis; Diggs, Robert; Grice, Gary; Hawkins, Lamont; Hunter, Jason; Jones, Russell; Smith, Clifford; Turner, Elgin; Woods, Corey
 Young & Restless  Johnson, Leonerist; Trahan, Charles

 ?uestlove  see:  Thompson, Ahmir
 50 Cent  see:  Jackson, Curtis
 Abel  see:  Garcia, Daniel
 Afroman  see:  Foreman, Joseph
 Agee, Baron 'B-Rock'  10-16-1971
 Agee, Leevirt  1-21-1970
 Aiken, Edmund 'Shinehead' 
          4-10-1962 London, England
 Alert, Frank 'Capitol Q' 
          8-10-1969 Port of Spain, Trinidad
 Allen, Dion 10-2-1970
 AMG  see:  Lewis, Jason
 Andrews, Mark 'Sisqó' 11-9-1978  Baltimore MD
 Andrez  see:  Harriott, Andrez
 Anthony, Daryl  9-6-1969
 Anthony, Larry 'Jazz'  4-23-1979  Baltimore MD
 Arnaud, Des 'Dat Nigga Daz'  5-25-1973
 Ashanti see:  Douglas, Ashanti
 Atkins, Jeff  'Ja Rule'  2-29-1976  Hollis NY
 Baby Stase  see:  Betha, Stason
 Bailey, Howard 'Chingy'  3-9-1980  St Louis MO
 Bailey, Maurice 'Mixmaster Ice' 
          4-22-1965 Brooklyn NY
 Bailey, Ruben 'Big Rube' 9-22-1971
 Baltimore, Theresa 'Misty' 11-28-1973
 Bambaataa, Afrika 4-10-1960  Bronx NY
 Bambaataa, Afrika Baby 6-22-1970 New York NY
 Banfield, Sue 'Susie Q' 3-10-1967  England
 Barcliff, Melvin 'Magoo' 7-12-1973
 Barksdale, Daryl 'DLB the Microphone Wizard' 
          4-25-1965
 Barnett, Mike <Big> 9-27-1971  New Orleans LA
 Barnett, Robert 'T-Mo' 2-2-1972
 Barnwell, Tim 'Headliner' 7-26-1967  Savannah GA
 Barrier, Eric 11-8-1965  Elmhurst NY
 Barrons, Hector 5-14-1967  Boston MA
 Base, Rob 5-18-1967  Harlem NY
 Bedward, Erroll 'Pumpkin' 1-21-1961  Bronx NY
 Benjamin, Andre 'Dre'  5-27-1974  Georgia
 Berkeley, Anthony 'Too Poetic' 11-15-1964
 Berrin, Michael 'MC Serch' 
          5-6-1967 Far Rockaway NY
 Betha, Mason 'Mase' & Stason 'Baby Stase'
          8-27-1978 Jacksonville FL
 Big Boi  see:  Patton, Antwan
 Big Gipp see:  Gipp, Cameron
 Big Lee  see: Jones, Ali
 Big Mello see: Davis, Curtis 
 Big Mike   see:  Barnett, Mike
 Big Pun[isher] see:  Rios, Christopher
 Big Rube see:  Bailey, Ruben
 Big Tyme  see:  Mixon, Jerod
 Biz Markie see:  Hall, Marcel
 Bizarre see:  Johnson, Rufus
 Bizzy Bone see:  McCane, Bryon
 Black Thought see:  Trotter, Tariq
 Blair, Timothy 'Tim Dog' 1-1-1967  Bronx NY
 Blake, David 'DJ Quik' 1-18-1970  Compton CA
 Blow, Kurtis 8-9-1959  Harlem NY
 Bobb, Colin 'Torture' 10-18-1974  Guyana
 Bobo, Eric 8-27-1968  New York NY
 Bolton, Glenn 'Daddy-O' 2-20-1961  Brooklyn NY
 Borland, Wes 2-7-1975  Nashville TN
 Born 2 B see:  Crook, Colin
 B-Real  see:  Freese, Louis
 Broadus, Calvin 'Snoop Dogg' 
          10-20-1971 Long Beach CA
 B-Rock  see:  Agee, Baron
 Bromfield, Ras 11-3-1976  England
 Brown, Andre 'Doctor Dre (i)' 
          12-5-1963 Westbury CT
 Brown, Booty 11-13-1964  Passaic NJ
 Brown, Foxy 9-6-1979  Brooklyn NY
 Brown, Ricardo 'Kurupt' 
          11-23-1972 Philadelphia PA
 Brown, Sleepy 1-24-1970
 Brown, Vinnie 9-17-1970  East Orange NJ
 Buckley, Ronald 'Lil' Bout It'  3-13-1982
 Burton, Thomas 'Cee-lo' 5-30-1974
 Burwell, Sammy B <DJ> 12-9-1967 New York NY
 Bushwick Bill  see:  Shaw, Richard
 Butler, Ishmael 'Butterfly' 7-3-1969  Brooklyn NY
 Butterfly  see:  Butler, Ishmael
 Campbell, Clive 'DJ Kool Herc' 
          4-16-1952 Kingston, Jamaica
 Campbell, Ian 'MC Ice' 
          3-22-1965 Nottingham, England
 Campbell, Jeffrey 'Educated Rapper' 
          7-4-1963 England
 Cam'ron  see:  Giles, Cameron
 Candyman see:  Shaffer, John
 Canibus  see:  Williams, Germaine
 Capitol Q  see:  Alert, Frank
 Carlisle, Von 'Kuniva' 12-10-1976 Detroit MI
 Carter, Drew 'Grandmaster Dee' 6-12-1962
 Carter, Dwayne 'Lil' Wayne' 
          9-27-1983 New Orleans LA
 Carter, Sean 'Jay-Z' 12-4-1969  Brooklyn NY
 Casual see:  Owens, Jon
 Cee-lo see:  Burton, Thomas
 Chapman, Percy 'Intelligent Hoodlum' 
          8-13-1971 Long Island City NY
 Chilli  see:  Thomas, Rozonda
 Chingy  see: Bailey, Howard
 Chris 'Big Peace' 6-20-1984  Queens NY
 Chubb Rock  see:  Simpson, Richard
 Chuck Chillout <DJ>  see:  Turner, Charles
 Chuck D  see:  Ridenhour, Carlton
 Chunky A  see:  Hall, Arsenio
 Clear, Duval 'Master Ace' 12-4-1966  Brooklyn NY
 Clee, Mike <Mighty> 3-10-1963
 Clef  see:  Jean, Wyclef
 Cleveland, Robert 'Kyjuan'  4-9-1979
 Coko see:  Gamble, Cheryl
 Coleman, Jason 'JC 001' 6-16-1966
 Coles, Dennis 'Ghostfaced Killah' 
          5-9-1970 Staten Island NY
 Colter, Vandy 9-12-1962  Brooklyn NY
 Combs, Sean 'Puff Daddy' 11-4-1969  Harlem NY
 Conner, Keven 'Dino' & Shazam  11-18-1974
 Coolio  see:  Ivey, Artis
 Copeland, Zane <Lil'> 7-11-1982  Yonkers NY
 Cordes, Attrell 'Prince Be' 
          5-15-1970 Jersey City NJ
 Cordes, Jarrett 'JC the Eternal'/'DJ Minute Mix' 
          7-17-1971 Jersey City NJ
 Coree  see:  Richards, Coree
 Cowboy  see:  Wiggins, Keith
 Cox, Malik ' Memphis Bleek' 
          6-23-1978 Brooklyn NY
 Criss, Anthony 'Treach' 12-2-1970  Newark NJ
 Crook, Colin 'Born 2 B' 1-29-1971  London, England
 Da Brat  see:  Harris, Shawntae
 Daddy Mack  see:  Smith, Chris
 Daddy-O  see:  Bolton, Glenn
 Danny Boy  see:  O'Connor, Danny
 Daron   see:  Jones, Daron
 Dat Nigga Daz   see:  Arnaud, Des
 David, Craig 5-5-1981  Southampton, England
 Davis, Curtis 'Big Mello' 8-7-1968 Houston TX 
 Davis, Jonathan 'Q-Tip' 4-10-1970  Harlem NY
 DBC  see:  Hemley, Marvin
 DeChalus, Lorenzo 'Lord Jamar' 
          9-17-1968 New Rochelle NY
 Del the Funkee Homosapien  see:  Jones, Teren
 Delite see:  Wright, Martin
 Dennis, Willie 11-1-1966  Houston TX
 Denton, Sandy 'Pepa' 11-9-1961  Jamaica NY
 Devastating Tito  see:  Jones, Tito
 Dewese, Mohandas 'Kool Moe Dee' 
          8-8-1963 New York NY
 Diamond, Mike 'D' 11-20-1965  New York NY
 Diggs, Robert 'RZA' 7-5-1969  Brooklyn NY
 Digital, Bobby  pseudonym of:  Diggs, Robert
 DiMant, Leor 'DJ Lethal' 12-18-1972  Latvia
 Dixon, Maxwell <Grand Puba> 
          3-4-1966 New Rochelle NY
 Dixon, Troy 'Trouble T-Roy' 10-19-1967
 DLB the Microphone Wizard see: Barksdale, Daryl
 DMC  see:  McDaniels, Darryl
 DMX  see:  Simmons, Earl
 D-Nice  see:  Jones, Derrick
 Doctor Dre (i)  see:  Brown, Andre
 Doctor Dre (ii)  see:  Young, Andre
 Doctor Ice  see:  Reeves, Fred
 Doodlebug  see:  Irving, Craig
 Douglas, Ashanti 10-13-1980  Glen Cove NY
 Dray  see:  Weston, Andre
 Drayton, William 'Flavor Flav' 
          3-16-1959 Roosevelt NY
 Dre  see:  Benjamin, Andre
 Dres  see:  Titus, Andres
 Dupri, Jermaine 9-23-1972  Asheville NC
 Durst, Fred 12-4-1971  Jacksonville FL
 E Double E  see:  Sermon, Erick
 E-40  see:  Stevens, Earl
 Eazy E  see:  Wright, Eric
 Ecstasy  see:  Fletcher, John
 Ed Lover   2-12-63  Hollis NY
 Eddie F <DJ>  see:  Farrell, Eddie
 Educated Rapper  see:  Campbell, Jeffrey
 Edwards, Corey 'Slow Down' 12-18-1978
 Elam, Keith 'Guru Keith E' 7-17-1966  Roxbury MA
 Elliott, Missy 7-1-1971 Portsmouth VA 
 Eminem  see:  Mathers, Marshall
 Eric B  see:  Barrier, Eric
 Eshe, Montsho 12-23-1974  Georgia
 Eve  see:  Jeffers, Eve
 Everlast  see:  Schrody, Eric
 Fabolous  see:  Jackson, John
 Farrell, Eddie 'DJ Eddie F'  3-25-1968  New York NY
 Fat Pat  see:  Hawkins, Patrick
 Fequiere, Shawn 'Kangol' 8-10-1966  Brooklyn NY
 Fixx-It 7-1-1970  Paramaribo, Surinam
 Flavor Flav see:  Drayton, William
 Flesh-N-Bone  see:  Howse, Stan
 Fletcher, John 'Ecstasy' 6-7-1964
 Fly Ty  see:  Williams, Tyrone
 Foreman, Joseph 'Afroman' 
          7-28-1974 Los Angeles CA
 Franklin, Shyheim 11-14-1977  Stapleton NY
 Franti, Michael 4-21-1967  Oakland CA
 Freaky Tah  see:  Rogers, Raymond
 Fred <DJ>  see:  Gray, Frederick
 Fredericks, Druex 'Lil' Fizz' 
          11-26-1985 Los Angeles CA
 Freese, Louis 'B-Real' 6-2-1970  Los Angeles CA
 Fresh Prince  see:  Smith, Will
 Fresh, Doug E  9-17-1966  Barbados
 Fruitkwan  see:  Simmons, Bobby
 G Whiz  see:  Parrish, Glen
 Gamble, Cheryl 'Coko' 6-13-1974  Brooklyn NY
 Gangsta Boo  see:  Mitchell, Lola
 Garcia, Daniel 'Abel' & David 'Kane'
          10-25-1976 Bronx NY
 Gardener, Heather B 11-13-1970  Jersey City NJ
 Genius/GZA  see:  Grice, Gary
 Gerardo  see:  Mejía, Gerardo
 Ghostfaced Killah  see:  Coles, Dennis
 Gibson, Tyrese 12-30-1978  Los Angeles CA
 Giles, Cameron 'Cam'ron' 2-4-1976  Harlem NY
 Gillette [, Sandra] 9-16-1973  Chicago IL
 Ginyard, Robert 'Rob Base' 3-18-1967 Harlem NY
 Gipp, Cameron 'Big Gipp' 4-28-1973
 Gist, Kier 'DJ Kay Gee' 9-15-1969  East Orange NJ
 Glenn, Charles 'Afrika Islam' 
          6-19-1962 New York NY
 Glover, Mel 'Melle Mel' 5-15-1962  New York NY
 Goldie  see:  Holloway, Preston
 Grand Puba Maxwell see:  Dixon, Maxwell
 Grandberry, Omari 'Omarion' 
          11-12-1984 Los Angeles CA 
 Grandmaster Dee see:  Carter, Drew
 Grandmaster Flash see:  Saddler, Joseph
 Grandmixer DST see:  Howells, Derek
 Grant, Mitchell 12-5-1959
 Gray, Frederick 'DJ Fred' 7-28-1967  Tampa FL
 Gray, James 'Kamal' 4-20-1976  Philadelphia PA
 Great Peso  see:  Grant, Mitchell
 Green, James 'Woody'  9-10-1977  Baltimore MD
 Grice, Gary 'Genius/GZA' 8-22-1966  Brooklyn NY
 Griffin, Espraronza  9-19-1969
 Griffin, Warren  11-10-1971
 Griffin, William 'Rakim'  1-28-1968  Wyandanch NY
 Guru Keith E see:  Elam, Keith
 Hall, Arsenio 'Chunky A'  2-12-1956  Cleveland OH
 Hall, Marcel 'Biz Markie' 4-8-1964  Harlem NY
 Hammer, M C 3-30-1962  Oakland CA
 Hannibal, Chauncey 11-21-1968  Paterson NJ
 Hardison, Tre 'Slim Kid' 10-5-1970  California
 Harper, Tohri 'Murphy Lee' 12-18-1982
 Harriott, Andrez 8-11-1977  England
 Harris, April 3-25-1967
 Harris, Shawntae 'Da Brat' 4-14-1974  Chicago IL
 Havoc see:  Muchita, Kejuan
 Hawkins, Lamont 'U-God' 
          11-10-1968 Staten Island NY
 Hawkins, Patrick 'Fat Pat' 12-4-1970  Houston TX
 Haynes, Cornell 'Nelly' 11-2-1974  Austin TX
 Headliner  see:  Barnwell, Tim
 Heather B  see:  Gardener, Heather
 Heavy D  see:  Myers, Dwight
 Hemley, Marvin 'DBC' 6-22-1959
 Henderson, Anthony 'Krayzie Bone' 
          6-3-1974 Cleveland OH
 Henson, Ronnie 5-20-1978  Baltimore MD
 Herculeez  see:  Mixon, Jamal
 Hexum, Nick 4-12-1970
 Hill, Lauryn 5-25-1975  South Orange NJ
 Hines, Willie 'Skoob' 11-27-1970  Brooklyn NY
 Holloway, Preston 'Goldie' 12-28-1967
 Hollywood <DJ>  12-10-1954  New York NY
 Holton, DeShaun 'Proof' 10-2-1975 Detroit MI
 Horowitz, Adam 'King Ad-Rock' 
          10-31-1966 New York NY
 Hoskins, Eric 'Money Ray' 
          9-30-1964 Charlotte NC
 Houston, Jarrell 'J Boog' 
          11-12-1985 Los Angeles CA
 Howells, Derek 'Grandmixer DST' 
          8-23-1960 Bronx NY
 Howse, Stan 'Flesh-N-Bone' 
          6-23-1973 Cleveland OH
 Howse, Steve 'Layzie Bone' 
          9-23-1974 Cleveland OH
 Hub  see:  Hubbard, Leon
 Hubbard, Leon 'Hub' 2-12-1965  Philadelphia PA
 Human Beat Box  see:  Robinson, Darren
 Hunter, Jason 'Inspecta Dek' 7-6-1968  Bronx NY
 Huston, Paul 'DJ Prince Paul' 
          4-2-1967 Amityville NY
 Hutchins, Jalil 11-10-1963
 Ice <MC>  see:  Campbell, Ian
 Ice Cube  see:  Jackson, O'Shea
 Ice-T  see:  Morrow, Tracy
 Icy Blu  see:  Urchick, Laurel
 Inspecta Dek see:  Hunter, Jason
 Intelligent Hoodlum  see:  Chapman, Percy
 Irving, Craig 'Doodlebug' 
          2-20-1969 Philadelphia PA
 Islam, Afrika  see:  Glenn, Charles
 Ivey, Artis 'Coolio' 8-1-1963  Compton CA
 J Boog   see:  Houston, Jarrell
 Ja Rule  see:  Atkins, Jeff
 Jackson, Curtis '50 Cent'  7-6-1976  Queens NY
 Jackson, John 'Fabolous' 11-18-1979  Brooklyn NY
 Jackson, Oscar 'Paris' 
          10-29-1967 San Francisco CA
 Jackson, O'Shea 'Ice Cube' 
          6-15-1969 Los Angeles CA
 Jackson, Tariano 'Taj'  8-4-1973  Los Angeles CA
 Jackson, Taryll  8-8-1975  Hollywood CA
 Jackson, Tito 'TJ'  7-16-1979  Los Angeles CA
 Jacobs, Sean 'Sheek'  9-30-1974  Yonkers NY
 Jadakiss  see:  Phillips, Jason
 Jade  see:  Jones, Jade
 Jalil  see:  Hutchins, Jalil
 Jam Master Jay  see:  Mizell, Jason
 Jamal-Ski  see:  Mitchell, Jamal
 James, Cheryl 'Salt'  3-28-1964  Brooklyn NY
 James, Mark 'The 45 King' 
          10-16-1961 New York NY
 Jay-Z  see:  Carter, Sean
 Jazz  see:  Anthony, Larry
 Jazzy Jeff  <DJ>  see:  Townes, Jeff
 JC 001  see:  Coleman, Jason
 JC the Eternal  see:  Cordes, Jarrett
 Jean, Wyclef 
          10-17-1970 Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
 Jeffers, Eve  11-10-1978  Philadelphia PA
 Johnson, Leonerist  10-14-1971
 Johnson, Rufus 'Bizarre'  7-5-1976 Detroit MI
 Jolicoeur, David 'Trugoy the Dove' 
          9-21-1968 Amityville NY
 Jones, Ali 'Big Lee'  7-13-1976
 Jones, Daron  12-28-1977
 Jones, Derrick 'D-Nice'  6-19-1970  Harlem NY
 Jones, Donald 'Rasa Don' 
          11-22-1968 New Jersey
 Jones, Jade  2-12-1979  England
 Jones, Kimberly 'Lil' Kim' 
          7-11-1975 Brooklyn NY
 Jones, Kyle 'Scratch'  8-29-1972  Camden NJ
 Jones, Nasir 'Nas'  9-14-1973 Queensbridge NY
 Jones, Russell 'ODB'  11-15-1968  Brooklyn NY
 Jones, Teren 'Del the Funkee Homosapien' 
          8-12-1972 Oakland CA
 Jones, Tito <Devastating>  5-27-1964



 Jordan, Brad 'Scarface'  11-9-1969  Houston TX
 Joseph, Georgio 'Red Dogg' 
          12-24-1969 California
 Jus <DJ>  see:  Spaulding, Justin
 Kamal  see:  Gray, James
 Kane   see:  Garcia, David
 Kane, Big Daddy 9-10-1968  Brooklyn NY
 Kangol  see:  Fequiere, Shawn
 Kay Gee <DJ>  see:  Gist, Kier
 Keith, Michael 12-19-1979
 Kelly, Chris 'Mack Daddy' 
          8-11-1978 Englewood NJ
 Kelly, Terrance 'Mr Cheeks'  3-28-1971
 Khujo see:  Knighton, Willie
 Kid  see:  Reid, Christopher
 Kid Frost  see:  Molina, Arturo jr
 Kid Rock  see:  Ritchie, Bob
 King Ad-Rock  see:  Horowitz, Adam
 King Sun  see:  Turnbow, Rahmakhan
 Kitty  10-6-1971
 Knight, Suge 4-19-1965  Compton GA
 Knighton, Willie 'Khujo' 3-13-1972
 Kon Artis  see:  Porter, Denaun
 Kool G Rap  see:  Wilson, Nathaniel
 Kool Herc <DJ>  see:  Campbell, Clive
 Kool Kollie  see:  Terry, Rodney
 Kool Moe Dee  see:  Dewese, Mohandas
 Kool Rock-ski  see:  Wimbley, Damon
 Krayzie Bone  see:  Henderson, Anthony
 Krazy Drayz  see:  Weston, Andre
 Krazy Eddie <DJ>  see:  Thompson, Eddie
 KRS-One  see:  Parker, Kris
 Krute, Fred 'DJ Red Alert'  11-27-1956 Harlem NY
 Kuniva  see:  Carlisle, Von
 Kurupt  see:  Brown, Ricardo
 Kyjuan  see: Cleveland, Robert
 Ladybug  see:  Vierra, Mary Ann
 LaFleur, JeLana  9-4-1973
 LaRock, Scott  3-2-1962  Bronx NY
 Layzie Bone  see:  Howse, Steve
 Lebrun, Calvin 'Mr Cee'  8-17-1966  Brooklyn NY
 Lee, Tracey 10-22-1970  Philadelphia PA
 Left Eye  see:  Lopes, Lisa
 Leiser, Brian 'Fast'  3-29-1972  Annapolis MD
 Leon, Idalis 6-15-1966
 Lethal <DJ> see:  Dimant, Leor
 Lewis, Jason 'AMG' 9-29-1970  Brooklyn NY
 Lil' Black  see:  Mackey, Nathan
 Lil' Bout It   see:  Buckley, Ronald
 Lil' Bow Wow   see:  Moss, Shad 
 Lil' Fizz   see:  Fredericks, Druex
 Lil' Johnny   see:  Manuel, Johnny
 Lil' Kim   see:  Jones, Kimberly
 Lil' Nique   see:  Walters, Dominique
 Lil' Romeo  see:  Miller, Percy (ii)
 Lil' Wayne  see:  Carter, Dwayne
 Lil' Zane  see:  Copeland, Zane
 Lisa 'Ackee' 7-29-1968  Kingston, Jamaica
 LL Cool J  see:  Smith, James
 Lopes, Lisa 'Left Eye' 
          5-27-1971 Philadelphia PA
 Lord Jamar  see:  DeChalus, Lorenzo
 Loren, Sinoa 12-6-1966
 Love, Monie  7-2-1970  London, England
 Lover, Ed  2-12-1963  Hollis NY
 Lyte <MC> see:  Moorer, Lana
 Mack 10  see:  Rolison, David
 Mack Daddy  see:  Kelly, Chris
 Mackey, Nathan 'Lil' Black' 4-8-1973  Elgin TX
 Magoo see:  Barcliff, Melvin
 Mahoney, Tim 2-17-1970
 Mantronik, Kurtis  9-4-1965  Jamaica
 Manuel, Johnny <Lil'> 1-4-1985  Flint MI
 Mark the 45 King <DJ>  see:  James, Mark
 Marky Mark  see:  Wahlberg, Mark
 Marley Marl see:  Williams, Marlon
 Martin, Chris 'DJ Premier' 
          10-4-1974 Brooklyn NY
 Martin, Christopher 'Play' 7-10-1962 Queens NY
 Martinez, Doug 'SA' 10-29-1970
 Marvin  see:  Scandrick, Marvin
 Mase  see:  Betha, Mason
 Mason, Vincent 'DJ Pace Master Mase' 
          3-24-1970 Brooklyn NY
 Masta Killa  see:  Turner, Elgin
 Master Ace see:  Clear, Duval
 Master O C <DJ> see:  Rodriguez, Oscar jr
 Master P  see:  Miller, Percy (i)
 Mathers, Marshall 'Eminem' 
          10-17-1973 Kansas City MO
 Maye, Thaddeus 'T-Bird' 1-12-1967 Mobile AL
 MC Remedee   8-16-1967 England
 MCA  see:  Yauch, Adam
 McCane, Bryon 'Bizzy Bone' 
          9-12-1976 Columbus OH
 McDaniels, Darryl 'DMC' 5-31-1964  Hollis NY
 McGowan, Jayski 5-29-1967
 McLean, William 'Mista Lawnge' 
          12-11-1970 Brooklyn NY
 Me Phi Me see:  Wilburn, La-Ron
 Mejía, Gerardo 4-16-1965  Guayaquil, Ecuador
 Melle Mel see:  Glover, Melvin
 Mellow Man Ace see:  Reyez,Ulpiano
 Memphis Bleek see:  Cox, Malik
 Mercer, Kelvin 'Posdnuos' 8-17-1964  Bronx NY
 Method Man  see:  Smith, Clifford
 Michel, Pras  10-19-1972  Haiti
 Mighty Mike C  see:  Clee, Mike
 Mike  see:  Keith, Michael
 Mike D  see:  Diamond, Mike
 Mike G  see:  Small, Mike
 Miker G <MC> 9-24-1967
 Miller, Percy 'Master P' 
          4-29-1970 New Orleans LA
 Miller, Percy jr 'Lil' Romeo' 
          8-19-1989 New Orleans LA
 Miller, Zyshonne 'Silkk the Shocker' 
          2-22-1980 New Orleans LA
 Minute Mix <DJ> see:  Cordes, Jarrett
 Mista Grimm  see:  Trawick, Rojai
 Mista Lawnge  see:  McLean, William
 Misty  see:  Baltimore, Theresa
 Mitchell, Jamal 'Jamal-Ski' 
          12-27-1967 New York NY
 Mitchell, Lola 'Gangsta Boo' 
          8-7-1979 Memphis TN
 Mixmaster Ice see:  Bailey, Maurice
 Mixon, Jamal 'Herculeez' 
          6-17-1985 Los Angeles CA
 Mixon, Jerod 'Big Tyme' 
          5-24-1983 Los Angeles CA
 Mizell, Jason 'Jam Master Jay' 
          1-21-1965 Hollis NY
 Molina, Arturo jr 'Kid Frost' 
          5-31-1962 Los Angeles CA
 Moltke, Shawn 'MC Shan' 
          9-9-1965 Elmhurst NY
 Mona Lisa 11-20-1979  New York NY
 Money Ray see:  Hoskins, Eric
 Moore, Ondre 'Swift' 3-17-1976 Detroit MI
 Moorer, Lana 'MC Lyte' 10-11-1970  Queens NY
 Morales, Mark 'Prince Markie Dee' 
          2-19-1960 Brooklyn NY
 Morgan, Huey  8-8-1968  New York NY
 Morrow, Tracy 'Ice-T' 2-16-1958  Newark NJ
 Mos Def  see:  Smith, Dante
 Moss, Shad 'Lil' Bow Wow' 
          3-9-1987 Columbus OH
 Mr Cee see:  Lebrun, Calvin
 Mr Cheeks see:  Kelly, Terrance
 Mr PPOP see:  White, James
 Muchita, Kejuan 'Havoc'
          5-21-1974 Queensbridge NY
 Muggerud, Lawrence 'Muggs <DJ>' 
          1-28-1968 Queens NY
 Muggs <DJ> see:  Muggerud, Lawrence
 Muhammad, Ali Shaheed 
          8-11-1970 Brooklyn NY
 Murphy, Derek 'Sadat X' 
          12-29-1968 New Rochelle NY
 Murphy Lee  see: Harper, Tohri
 Myers, Dwight 'Heavy D' 5-24-1967  Jamaica
 Nas  see:  Jones, Nasir
 Nas-D <MC> see:  Williams, Darnell
 Nash, Peter 'Prime Minister Pete Nice' 
          2-5-1967 Brooklyn NY
 Nelly  see: Haynes, Cornell
 Nelson, Marc 1-23-1971  Philadelphia PA
 Nikki D  see:  Strong, Nichele
 Nine  9-19-1969  New York NY
 Noble, Reggie 'Redman' 4-17-1974  Newark NJ
 Noel  see:  Simpson, Noel
 Nokio see:  Ruffin, Tamir
 Notorious BIG  see:  Wallace, Christopher
 O'Brien, Darrin 'Snow' 
          10-30-1969 North York, Canada
 O'Connor, Danny 'Danny Boy' 
          12-12-1968 Los Angeles CA
 ODB [Ol' Dirty Bastard] see:  Jones, Russell
 Oje, Baba 5-15-1932  Laurie MS
 Omarion  see:  Grandberry, Omari
 O'Neal, Shaquille  3-6-1972  Newark NJ
 Otto, John   3-22-1977  Jacksonville FL
 Owens, Dana 'Queen Latifah' 
          3-18-1970 East Orange NJ
 Owens, Jon 'Casual'  12-19-1975
 Pace Master Mase <DJ> see:  Mason, Vincent
 Paris  see:  Jackson, Oscar
 Parker, Kris 'KRS-One'  8-20-1965  Brooklyn NY
 Parker, Quinnes 'Q'  3-24-1977
 Parker, Trey  5-30-1972  Auburn AL
 Parrish, Glen 'G Whiz' 
          10-20-1968 New Rochelle NY
 Patton, Antwan 'Big Boi' 
          2-1-1975 Savannah GA
 Pearse, Thomas 'Tashan' 
          4-30-1962 Poughkeepsie NY 
 Pepa  see: Denton, Sandy
 Perry, Terence 'Sincere Allah' 
          6-5-1970 New Rochelle NY
 Pharrell  see: Williams, Pharrell
 Phife see:  Taylor, Malik
 Phillips, Jason 'Jadakiss' 
          5-22-1975 Yonkers NY
 Play  see:  Martin, Christopher
 PMD  see:  Smith, Parrish
 P-Nut  see:  Willis, Aaron
 Porter, Denaun 'Kon Artis' 12-7-1978 Detroit MI
 Posdnuos  see:  Mercer, Kelvin
 Pras  see:  Michel, Pras
 Premier <DJ>  see:  Martin, Chris
 Pretty Lou  see:  Ruth, Eric
 Prime Minister Pete Nice  see:  Nash, Peter
 Prince Be  see:  Cordes, Attrell
 Prince Markie Dee see:  Morales, Mark
 Prince Paul <DJ> see:  Huston, Paul
 Prince Rakeem  see:  Diggs, Robert
 Proof  see:  Holton, DeShaun
 Pryce, Debbie 'MC Remedee'
          8-16-1967 England
 Puff Daddy/Puffy  see:  Combs, Sean
 Pumpkin  see:  Bedward, Erroll
 Q  see:  Parker, Quinnes
 Q-Tip see:  Davis, Jonathan
 Queen Latifah see:  Owens, Dana
 Quik <DJ> see:  Blake, David
 Raekwon  see:  Woods, Corey
 Raheem  see:  Seres, Oscar
 Rakim  see:  Griffin, William
 Ras  see:  Bromfield, Ras
 Rasa Don  see:  Jones, Donald
 Ray, Anthony 'Sir Mix-a-Lot' 
          8-12-1963 Seattle WA
 Raymond, Usher 10-14-1979  Chattanooga TN
 Raz-B  see:  Thornton, De'Mario
 Red Alert <DJ> see:  Krute, Fred
 Red Dogg  see:  Joseph, Georgio
 Redman  see:  Noble, Reggie
 Reeves, Fred 'Doctor Ice' 3-2-1966 Brooklyn NY
 Reid, Christopher 'Kid' 4-5-1964  Bronx NY
 Remedee <MC>  see:  Pryce, Debbie
 Reyes, Senen 'Sen Dog' 
          11-20-1965 La Habana, Cuba
 Reyez, Ulpiano 'Mellow Man Ace' 
          4-12-1967 La Habana, Cuba
 Rhymes, Busta 5-20-1972  Brooklyn NY
 Richards, Coree 3-29-1978  England
 Rico see:  Wade, Rico
 Ridenhour, Carlton 'Chuck D' 
          8-1-1960 Roosevelt NY
 Riley, Teddy 10-8-1967  Harlem NY
 Rios, Christopher 'Big Pun' 11-9-1971
 Ritchie, Bob 'Kid Rock' 1-17-1971  Romeo MI
 Rivera, Shawn 11-4-1971
 Rivers, Sam 9-21-1977  Jacksonville FL
 Rob Base  see:  Ginyard, Robert
 Robinson, Darren 'Human Beat Box' 
          6-10-1967 New York NY
 Rock, Pete 6-21-1970  Mount Vernon NY
 Rodriguez, Oscar jr 'Master O C <DJ>' 
          9-22-1962
 Rogers, Kelis  8-21-1979  Harlem NY
 Rogers, Norman 'Terminator X' 
          8-25-1966 New York NY
 Rogers, Raymond 'Freaky Tah' 5-14-1971
 Rolison, David 'Mack 10' 
          8-9-1971 Inglewood CA
 Roman, Leonard 'Wise'  8-20-1965  Brooklyn NY
 Roper, Deidre 'DJ Spinderella' 
          8-3-1971 New York NY
 Ross, Scott 4-6-1969  Boston MA
 Ruffin, Tamir 'Nokio' 1-21-1980  Baltimore MD
 Run  see:  Simmons, Joe
 Ruth, Eric 'Pretty Lou' 11-21-1971
 RZA  see:  Diggs, Robert
 SA  see:  Martinez, Doug
 Sadat X  see:  Murphy, Derek
 Saddler, Joseph 'Grandmaster Flash' 
          1-1-1958 Barbados
 Salt  see:  James, Cheryl
 Sammy B <DJ>  see:  Burwell, Sammy
 Santana, Merlin  3-14-1976  New York NY
 Savage, Randy 'Macho Man' 
          11-15-1952 Sarasota FL 
 Scandrick, Marvin 9-25-1978
 Scarface  see:  Jordan, Brad
 Schellenbach, Kate 1-5-1966  New York NY
 Schoolly D  see:  Weaver, Jesse
 Schrody, Eric 'Everlast' 
          8-18-1969 Valley Stream NY
 Scott, Tony 10-3-1973  Paramaribo, Surinam
 Scratch (i) <DJ>  see:  Spivey, George
 Scratch (ii)  see:  Jones, Kyle
 Scruggs, Charles 'Wish Bone' 
          8-10-1977 Cleveland OH
 Sen Dog  see:  Reyes, Senen
 Serch <MC>  see:  Berrin, Michael
 Seres, Oscar 'Raheem'  7-6-1971 Houston TX
 Sermon, Erick 'E Double E' 
          11-25-1968 Brentwood NY
 Sexton, Chad 9-7-1970
 Shaffer, John 'Candyman' 
          6-25-1968 Los Angeles CA
 Shakur, Tupac 6-16-1971  Bronx NY
 Shan <MC>  see:  Moltke, Shawn
 Shanté, Roxanne  3-8-1970  Long Island NY
 Shaw, Richard 'Bushwick Bill' 
          12-8-1966 Kingston, Jamaica
 Shaw, Todd 'Too $hort' 
          4-28-1966 Los Angeles CA
 Shawn 'Skully B' 
          10-22-1976 Kingston, Jamaica
 Sheek  see:  Jacobs, Sean
 Shinehead  see:  Aiken, Edmund
 Shyheim  see:  Franklin, Shyheim
 Silkk the Shocker  see:  Miller, Zyshonne
 Simmons, Bobby 'Fruitkwan' 
          5-7-1967 Brooklyn NY
 Simmons, Earl 'DMX' 12-18-1970  Yonkers NY
 Simmons, Joe 'Run' 11-14-1964  Hollis NY
 Simpson, Noel  1-1-1975  England
 Simpson, Richard 'Chubb Rock' 
          5-28-1968 Jamaica
 Sincere Allah  see:  Perry, Terence
 Sir Mix-a-Lot  see:  Ray, Anthony
 Sisqó  see:  Andrews, Mark
 Skoob  see:  Hines, Willie
 Skyywalker, Luke 12-22-1960  Miami Beach FL
 Slick Rick  see:  Walters, Rick
 Slim Kid  see:  Hardison, Tre
 Slim Shady  see:  Mathers, Marshall
 Slow Down  see: Edwards, Corey
 Small, Mike G 5-13-1969  New York NY
 Smith, Anthony 'Tone-Loc' 
          3-3-1966 Los Angeles CA
 Smith, Chris 'Daddy Mack'
          1-10-1979 Atlanta GA
 Smith, Clifford 'Method Man'  4-1-1971
 Smith, Dante 'Mos Def' 
          12-11-1973 Brooklyn NY
 Smith, James 'LL Cool J'  8-16-1968 Queens NY
 Smith, Parrish 'PMD'  5-13-1968  Smithtown NY
 Smith, Will 'Fresh Prince' 
          9-25-1968 Philadelphia PA
 Smooth, C L  10-8-1968  New Rochelle NY
 Snoop Dogg  see:  Broadus, Calvin
 Snow  see:  O'Brien, Darrin
 Sparxxx, Bubba  3-6-1977  La Grange GA
 Spaulding, Justin 'DJ Jus' 
          9-13-1990 New York NY
 Speech  see:  Thomas, Todd
 Spigg Nice  9-1-1970
 Spinderella <DJ>  see:  Roper, Deidre
 Spivey, George 'DJ Scratch' 
          6-21-1968 Brooklyn NY
 Starski, Lovebug  7-13-1961  New York NY
 Stevens, Earl 'E-40'  11-15-1967  Vallejo CA
 Strong, Nichele 'Nikki D'  
          9-10-1968 Los Angeles CA
 Styles [, David] 11-28-1974  Corona NY
 Susie Q  see:  Banfield, Sue
 Swift  see:  Moore, Ondre
 Taj  see:  Jackson, Tariano
 Taree, Aerle 1-10-1973  Wisconsin
 Taryll  see:  Jackson, Taryll
 Tashan see: Pearse, Thomas 
 Taylor, Malik 'Phife' 11-20-1970  Queens NY
 T-Bird  see:  Maye, Thaddeus
 T-Boz  see:  Watkins, Tionne
 Terminator X  see:  Rogers, Norman
 Terry, Rodney 'Kool Kollie' 3-24-1961
 Thaws, Adrian 'Tricky' 
          1-27-1968 Bristol, England
 Thomas, Rozonda 'Chilli'  2-2-1971  Atlanta GA
 Thomas, Todd 'Speech' 
          10-25-1968 Milwaukee WI
 Thompson, Ahmir '?uestlove'  1-20-1971
 Thompson, Eddie 'DJ Krazy Eddie'  7-25-1960
 Thornton, De'Mario 'Raz-B' 
          6-13-1985 Cleveland OH
 Tim Dog see:  Blair, Timothy
 Titus, Andres 'Dres' 3-18-1967  Queens NY
 TJ  see:  Jackson, Tito
 T-Mo  see:  Barnett, Robert
 Tommy 'Bigga Black' 9-12-1975  Brooklyn NY
 Tone-Loc  see:  Smith, Anthony
 Too $hort  see:  Shaw, Todd
 Too Poetic  see:  Berkeley, Anthony
 Torture  see:  Bobb, Colin
 Townes, Jeff  'DJ Jazzy Jeff' 
          1-22-1965 Philadelphia PA
 Trahan, Charles 8-24-1971
 Trawick, Kito 12-15-1977
 Trawick, Rojai 'Mista Grimm' 
          8-21-1973 West Covina CA
 Treach  see:  Criss, Anthony
 Tricky  see:  Thaws, Adrian
 Trotter, Tariq 'Black Thought' 
          10-3-1973  Philadelphia PA
 Trouble T-Roy  see:  Dixon, Troy
 Trugoy the Dove see:  Jolicoeur, David
 Tse, Rono 12-8-1966  Hong Kong
 Turnbow, Rahmakhan 'King Sun' 
          2-23-1967 Paterson NJ
 Turner, Charles 'DJ Chuck Chillout' 
          10-22-1962  Bronx NY
 Turner, Elgin 'Masta Killa' 8-18-1968
 Tyrese  see:  Gibson, Tyrese
 U-God  see:  Hawkins, Lamont
 Urchick, Laurel 'Icy Blu' 6-1-1974  Austin TX
 Usher  see:  Raymond, Usher
 Vandy C  see:  Colter, Vandy
 Vanilla Ice  see:  VanWinkle, Robert
 VanWinkle, Robert 'Vanilla Ice' 
          10-31-1968 Miami Lakes FL
 Vierra, Mary Ann 'Ladybug' 
          7-25-1973 Silver Springs MD
 Vinnie  see:  Brown, Vinnie
 Visage, Michelle 9-20-1968  New York NY
 Wade, Rico 2-26-1972
 Wahlberg, Mark 'Marky Mark' 
          6-5-1971 Dorchester MA
 Wallace, Christopher 'Notorious BIG' 
          5-21-1972 Brooklyn NY
 Walters, Dominique 'Lil' Nique' 
          8-25-1990 Washington DC
 Walters, Rick <Slick> 
          1-14-1965 South Wimbledon, England
 Warren G  see:  Griffin, Warren
 Watkins, Tionne 'T-Boz' 
          4-26-1970 Des Moines IA
 Weaver, Jesse 'Schoolly D' 
          6-22-1966 Philadelphia PA
 Webb, C  3-1-1973  Detroit MI
 Weston, Andre 'Dray'  9-9-1970
 Whitaker, Yolanda 'Yo Yo' 
          8-4-1971 Los Angeles CA
 White, James 'Mr PPOP' 
          2-2-1967 Pennsylvania
 Wiggins, Keith 'Cowboy' 
          9-20-1960 New York NY
 Wilburn, La-Ron 'Me Phi Me' 
          12-8-1970 Flint MI
 Williams, Darnell 'MC Nas-D' 
          8-15-1971 Tampa FL
 Williams, Eric 7-17-1962  New Jersey
 Williams, Germaine 'Canibus' 
          12-9-1974 Jamaica
 Williams, Kameelah  3-8-1978
 Williams, Marlon 'Marley Marl' 
          9-30-1964 Queens NY
 Williams, Pharrell  4-5-1973
 Williams, Tyrone 'Fly Ty'  6-13-1957
 Williams, Virgo 6-23-1975
 Willie D see:  Dennis, Willie
 Willis, Aaron 'P-Nut' 6-5-1974
 Wilson, Nathaniel 'Kool G Rap' 
          7-20-1964 Jamaica NY
 Wimbley, Damon 'Kool Rock-ski'
          11-4-1966 New York NY
 Wise  see:  Roman, Leonard
 Wish Bone  see:  Scruggs, Charles
 Woods, Corey 'Raekwon' 1-12-1968
 Woody  see:  Green, James
 Wright, Eric 'Eazy E'  9-7-1963  Compton CA
 Wright, Martin 'Delite' 11-5-1959  Queens NY
 Yancy, Terry  9-11-1969  Boston MA
 Yauch, Adam 'MCA'  8-15-1967  Brooklyn NY
 Yo Yo see:  Whitaker, Yolanda
 Young MC  see:  Young, Marvin
 Young, Andre 'Doctor Dre (ii) 
          2-18-1965 Los Angeles CA
 Young, Marvin 'Young MC' 
          5-10-1967 London, England
 Zazueta, Zachary 'Noncents'  5-25-1983

Reggaeton [reggae hip hop]
 
 Nina Sky  Albino, Natalie & Nicole

 Albino, Natalie & Nicole 2-12-1981 Queens NY
 Ayala, Ramon 'Daddy Yankee' 
          2-3-1977 Rio Piedras PR
 Daddy Yankee see: Ayala, Ramon
 Don Chezina see: Garcia, Ricardo
 Don Omar see: Landrón, William
 Garcia, Ricardo 'Don Chezina' 
          1-13-1976 Fort Gordon GA
 Ivy Queen see: Pesante, Martha
 Landrón, William 'Don Omar' 
          2-10-1978 Villa Palmeras PR
 Lozado, Luis 'Vico C' 9-8-1971 Brooklyn NY
 Pesante, Martha 'Ivy Queen' 
          3-4-1972 Añasco PR
 Vico C see: Lozado, Luis
 

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