Born in California but raised in Detroit, rapper Big Sean made big news in 2007 when he signed with Kanye West's recently formed label, G.O.O.D. Music. Sean had met West through a hip-hop radio station in Detroit. He was just trying to impress the superstar by displaying his freestyle skills, but after Sean's in-studio performance, West offered him a recording contract and helped set up his debut mixtape, Finally Famous Vol. 1, released in 2007. Full Bio
Redemption is a hard feat to achieve no matter where you are in life, but in the music industry it's even more difficult. Jonn Hart is achieving just that with venturing into a new dimension as a solo artist. Jonn Hart was once one-fourth of Californian R&B-singing sensation, Tha Outfit. Being a part of Tha Outfit already prepped Hart with a taste of fame and experience of what the music business is genuinely like, even giving him opportunities to perform in front of thousands of people, and collaborate with Hip-Hop legends such as E-40, and Baby Bash. Full Bio.
The best hip-hop, like any other fine art, is a byproduct of dedication to craft. There's simply no replacement for putting in the time and energy it takes to represent the culture properly. At only 19 years young, Driicky Graham knows this as well as anyone. In the early 90's, a three year-old Graham co-starred in the video for Lord's of The Underground's "Tic Toc," a baby with a mouth full of silver fronts, rapping along to DoItAll's verse. Full Bio.
V.I.C. is an Atlanta-based rapper affiliated with Soulja Boy who debuted in 2008 with the snap music hit "Get Silly." Highly reminiscent of the 2007 chart-topper "Crank That (Soulja Boy)," the single was produced by Soulja Boy, released on Young Mogul/Warner Bros. Records, and debuted on BET's 106 & Park on February 14, 2008, before becoming a hit a few months later. V.I.C.'s affiliation with Soulja Boy extended to an opening slot on the latter's 21 & Under Tour with Lil Mama in spring 2008. Full Bio
St. Louis rapper Huey (aka Baby Huey) started dropping beats with a friend on his neighborhood block of Arlington Ave. during his mid-teens, taking inspiration from fellow Dirty South stars like Chingy, Nelly, and Ludacris. Writing songs was something fun to do, but when Huey's older brother brought in music veteran Angela Richardson, Huey's ambitions became more serious. Full Bio
Rapping since he was just nine years old, Shreveport, LA's Hurricane Chris burst onto the national scene in 2007 with his catchy single "A Bay Bay." After gaining some local attention with his indie singles "Ya Hear Me" and "Yep" along with some mixtape appearances, Hurricane Chris caught local legend DJ Hollyhood Bay Bay being welcomed at a club with the audience chanting "Hey Bay Bay!" Full Bio