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Name : Snoop Dogg (Calvin Cordozar Broadus)
Born : October 20, 1972
Country : born Long Beach, California, USA
Lives : USA                                                                                
famous rap singer Snoop Dogg
 
Calvin Cordozar Broadus was born on the 20th October, 1972 in Long Beach, California, USA and is a world-famous rapper, who is know Snoop Dogg (previously it was Snoop Doggy Dog).
Snoop Dogg has had his interest in music, when he was a child, by singing in a church choir and gradually started seeing himself in the rap style of music. He was connected with drugs and criminal already being a teenager and, finding himself in rap music, he became violent and aggressive towards other, where he ended up in a prison few times.

His first music album "Doggystyle" was recorded in 1993 in cooperation with Dre. The album got an astonishing success and its singles became number one in the charts, mostly in UK Charts. The next album was created in cooperation with rapper Dat Nigga Daz and Dj Pooh and it sold approximately 2 million copies.

Snoop Dogg had achieved a world fame and his performances were very popular and crowded. He has worked with many other world known rappers and has developed his acting skills by appearing in quite a number of different movies through the time.

His filmography includes such movies as Da Game of Life (1998), Hot Boyz (1999), Bones (2001), Whasango (2001), Baby Boy (2001), Starsky & Hutch (2004), Racing Stripes (2005) (voice), Boss'n Up (2005).

Name : Kanye West
Born : June 8, 1977
Country : born Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Lives : USA
famous rap singer Kanye West

Kanye West is a famous American rapper that was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia to Donda and Ray West. As a teenager West devoted himself to music and started performing in local venues. His popularity was achieved during this time when he wrote songs for such big R&B and Hip Hop stars as Ludacris, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Janet Jackson and Alicia Keys.

Currently West is also a record producer and owns a record label called "G.O.O.D.", which stands for Getting Out Our Dreams. But the rise to fame was very difficult for Kanye West, as he had problems with creating his rap image. In the year 2002 West released the single "Through the Wire", which was included in his album "The College Dropout" (released 2004). One year later Kanye West succeeded with the next music album "Late Registration".

West has created controversy by expressing his political views and his strong position against President George W. Bush and the State's policy towards black people in the USA.

Kanye West's filmography includes the movies: "Fuse 100%" (2004) (TV Series) and State Property 2 (2005).

Name : Xzibit (Alvin Nathaniel Joiner)
Born : January 8, 1974
Country : born Detroit, Michigan, USA
Lives : USA

  famous rap singer Xzibit

Xzibit (Alvin Nathaniel Joiner) was born on the 8th of January, 1974 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and has became known worldwide as a rapper and television presenter.

During his childhood Xzibit had problems with the police and with high school authorities for rebelling and causing public disturbances. The turning point in his life and his musical career was when he suddenly moved to Los Angeles, California without much money, but with a dream to express himself through music.

His first stop was being a member of the music band Likwit Crew, but in the year 1996 Xzibit managed to release his own first rap album, named "At The Speed Of Life", which became a hit. That was followed by the second album "40 Dayz & 40 Nightz" two years later in 1998. The rap album "Restless" was produced by Dr.Dre in 2000 and after a two year break Xzibit had new album called "Man Vs. Machine"in 2002.

Xzibit's has performed alongside some of the biggest names in the rap industry, including Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube.

Xzibit is known not just for his music career, but in film also, by playing roles in a number of movies in the early 2000s. For example, The Breaks (1999), The Slim Shady Show (2001), 8 Mile (2002), The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (2004), XXX: State of the Union (2005), Derailed (2005/I), and Gridiron Gang (2006).

Xzibit is famous for his TV reality show "Pimp My Ride", which is on the music channel MTV.

Xzibit has a son, named Tremaine.

 Name : Curtis Jackson (50 Cent) Also known as Fifty or Fiddy
Born : July 6, 1976
Country : born New York, United States
Lives : USA
 50 cent photo 3

 50 Cent was born Curtis Jackson on the 6th of July, 1976 in Queens New York. He had a far from normal upbringing that was filled with violence, drugs, and gang conflicts. Many friends and family members were killed, with his mother being killed under suspicious circumstances before he was a teenager. This orphaned the young "Fiddy" as his father played no part in his upbringing.

In April 2000 50 Cent was shot 9 times while he was standing out the front of his grandmother's house in Queens New York. Fifty spent several months recovering from the shooting and was also dropped from his record company (columbia Records). He did'nt quite though, and became more determined to succeed, recording more than 30 tracks for mix-tapes.

Curtis Jackson has been know as "50 Cent", "Fiddy" and "Fifty Cent". He made it big when he teamed up with fellow rapper Eminem and his Shady Records company. Eminem and Dr. Dre often collaborate and work together on music projects.

 Name : Nelly (Cornell Haynes Jr.)
Born : November 2, 1974
Country : born Austin, Texas, United States
Lives : USA                                                                                 Nelly photo 2

The famous American R&B and hip-hop musician Nelly was born as Cornell Haynes Jr. on November 2, 1974 in Texas.

At a very young age Nelly lived in Spain, but moved to the U.S. and continued to move house several more times. In his teenage years Nelly created a music band the St. Lunatics, which had gained a local recognition and popularity.

Nelly has created much interest in his work with hit songs like "Hot in Herre", "Dilemma", "Over and Over" and many others. Nelly has also worked in collaboration with other popular musicians like Jagged Edge, NSYNC, Fat Joe, and Mariah Carey.

The popular R&B and hip hop artist has won several awards including "Best New Artist" at the 1st Annual BET Awards in 2001, Best Rap Video of 2001 at the MTV Video Music Awards, named Breakthrough Stars of 2001 by People Magazine, won the 2002 American Music Award for "Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist", and won 6 Billboard Music Awards in 2002.

Nelly has also composed music to several movies including Scary Movie 2 (2001) and Bad Boys II (2003).

Nelly has two children: Cornell III Tre born in 1999 and Chanel born in 1994. Nelly had sister Jacqueline, but she died in the year 2005 from leukemia.

Name : Marshall Bruce Mathers III (Eminem)
Born : October 17, 1972
Country : born Saint Joseph, Missouri (USA) and raised in Detroit Michigan(USA) and Saint Joseph
Lives : USA
famous rap singer Eminem

Eminem was born as Marshall Bruce Mathers III on the 17th of October in 1972. Mathers was born in Missouri, USA and spent much of his upbringing moving from house to house.

Eminem grew up with a love for rapping and came across many challenging while pursuing a career as a rapper. White rap singers are rarely taken seriously or given much credit by African Americans. Marshall Mathers, or Eminem established himself as a famous rap artist, gaining respect from much of the black community and from the world with chart topping releases.

Eminem has caused much controversy with his violent lyrics. He has also been accused of of being homophobic, which may have prompted him to perform with the openly gay singer Elton John.

Eminem also has interests in acting, starring in the acclaimed 8 Mile film.

Name : Missy Elliott (Melissa Arnette Elliott)
Born : July 1, 1971
Country : born Portsmouth, Virginia, USA
Lives : USA
famous rap singer Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott is known as one of the best black female rap singers and hip hop artists in the world. Elliott was born as Melissa Arnette Elliott on July 1, 1971 in Virginia, USA.

Missy started her career as a musician in the late 80's as as a members of R&B band "Sista", which became popular in a short period of time. Missy Elliott began expressing herself as a singer and song writer.

In the middle of the 90's Elliott had started her own solo career, which began with her release in cooperation with other musicians "Cold Rock a Party" (1996), but her first debut album was "Supa Dupa Fly" in 1997. The album created much interest from many other musicians who sought to collaborate musically with her.

Elliott's music album "Under Construction" which was released in the year 2002 is known as her best selling album (it sold 2.1 million copies in United States).

Missy Elliott has collaborated with other artists like Janet Jackson, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Ciara,Mary J. Blige and others.


 


                                                                                              

 



 

 

 
 

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