If you are a hip hop geek and need some inspiration, then here’s a list for you. These artists have not only gained immense popularity but also set historical trademarks. Their performances and professional journeys have been remarkable and acknowledged by fans all over the world. They are an inspiration to tons of people who wish to become like them.
Aubrey Drake Graham is a youth icon popular by his middle name Drake. Drake is a sought-after singer, songwriter, actor, rapper, producer and a well-known businessman too. The inspirational sensation got his inspiration from Jay z and eclipse. He started his career as an actor and then moved toward singing and excelled in this field. His debut mixtape ‘Room for improvement’ and ‘thank me later’ become his most popular mixtape which was released in 2010. His next release ‘Take care’ helped him to win a Grammy award in the best rap album category.
He is regarded amongst the artists of greatest influence and social stature. His multiple hits are popular amongst people worldwide. He is an America based rapper, singer, film producer, actor, record producer. He was also rewarded with the title ‘king of hip hop’ by Rolling stone. Besides, he has also been a part of the popular hip hop group known by the name D12. His second album ‘The slim shady’ brought him his first Grammy award. He then released ‘The Eminem Show’ and ‘The Marshall Mathers LP’. Both the albums got diamond certification and grammy awards too.
Nicki Minaj is the professional name of multi-talented Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty. She is not just a singer but a popular songwriter, actress, model, and songwriter too. Minaj’s first album ‘pink’ made it to the top and immediately got triple platinum-certified. She has also been a part of the judging panel in the 12th season of American idol. She was the first woman to be included in the hottest MC list of MTV.
Terrence LeVarr Thornton decided to take up Pusha T as his stage name and is known by the same around the world. He has released three solo albums and ‘Daytona’ has been nominated for 2019’s grammy awards. He released infrared, The Story of Adidon are some of his most controversial releases as the former one accuses Drake and the latter one is a reply to Drake’s album. He preceded Kanye west as the President of GOOD MUSIC and is also popular by the name of Terrar.
Lamar is the ‘new king of hip hop’ and is one of the most successful rappers and singers of all time. His list of achievements goes a long way from being regarded as the ‘hottest MC in the game’ of MTV’s annual list to winning twelve Grammy awards and Pulitzer prize in music. His debut album ‘ the good kid’ and m.A.A.d city were accredited platinum certificate by RIAA. This popular songwriter, record producer, and rapper are also well known by the name k Dot.