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  • Pharrell Williams
    Pharrell Williams (born April 5, 1973), also known simply as Pharrell , is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, musician, and fashion designer. He is also the lead vocalist and drumm...
  • Nicki Minaj
    Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known by her stage name Nicki Minaj ( /mɪˈnɑːʒ/), is a Trinidadian-born American musician. She was born in Saint James, T...
  • Tupac Shakur (1971 - 1996)
    Born in Brooklyn under the name Lesane Parish Crooks, Tupac Shakur received the name with which he came to be known to the world from his mother (Black Panther activist Afeni Shakur) in tribute to Inca...
  • Kanye West
    Quadruple threat Kanye West in a span of three short years went from hip-hop beatmaker to worldwide hitmaker, as his stellar production work for Jay-Z led to a major-label recording contract and, ultim...