yU was born Michael Willingham Jr. on April 14, 1978 in Cheverly, Maryland. The year of his birth forms the second half of his moniker – "the 78er" – with "yU" in reference to his battle rapping days on Davey D's Hip-Hop Corner website.
A combination of braggadocio and introspection, realism and imagination, wordplay and lyricism, all balanced out by a dash of humor. This is what best describes Kenn Starr, a self-proclaimed MC's emcee. This Suffolk, Virginia native penned his first rhyme at the age of ten and hasn't stopped since.
Prince George County, Maryland duo DTMD represents the youth movement among DMV hip hop. With Dunc on the beats and Toine on the mic, the moniker Dunc and Toine Makin' Dollas is a nod to the classic East Coast act EPMD, a duo that first hit stardom before Dunc and Toine were even born
The son of Sudanese and American parents, Amir Mohamed was born and raised in the United States capital city of Washington, D.C., spending hot summers in Khartoum learning Arabic and swimming in the Nile.
Median is an underground rapper from Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. He is a member of the Justus League. Unlike many other southern rappers who rhyme about being young, talented and stereotyped, Median raps about being young, talented and true.
http://has-lo.tumblr.com/ Philadelphia native, and rapper/producer Has-Lo has been contributing to hip hop, disguised as an artist you haven’t given props to yet. His songs are insightful, creative, and will make you think; something that music lacks today.
Blasphemy, the collaborative album from esteemed Mello Music Group producer Apollo Brown and Ras Kass, is a thought-provoking and highly personal treatise on the unspoken. The sub-rattling and operatic opener "How to Kill God", a scathing indictment of major religions and the transgressions enacted in their name, serves as a statement of purpose.
Born and raised in Alexandria VA, Big Pooh started rapping at age 13. It wasn't until meeting future group members Phonte and 9th Wonder at North Carolina Central University in 1998, however, that he committed himself to cultivating his craft. Big Pooh draws from a wide variety of musical influences, ranging from Pete Rock & C.
Phonte (b. Phonte Coleman) is a Grammy nominated American rapper, singer and songwriter. Phonte is one-half of the duo The Foreign Exchange, with Dutch producer Nicolay, and former member of the acclaimed North Carolina trio Little Brother, with Rapper Big Pooh & 9th Wonder.
TORAE was up four hours before you this morning. By the second time you hit snooze on any given day he could be in the booth recording your new favorite song, penning his next feature on a hot compilation or on his way to your town to give you the show you’ve been waiting for tonight.
Born in 1988 in Fresno, California, Fashawn grew up in a virtually parentless home. His father was incarcerated, while his mom was focused on feeding her drug addiction - a combination that caused a boy to become a man quicker than most.