Jean Grae

Artist Hometown: New York, NY

Jean Grae (born Tsidi Ibrahim,[1][2] November 26, 1976), formerly known as What? What?, is an American hip hop artist. She rose to prominence in the underground hip-hop scene in New York City and has since built an international fanbase.

Joey Badass

Artist Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott (born January 20, 1995), better known by his stage name Joey Badass (stylised as Joey Bada$$), is an independent American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. He is a member of the hip hop collective Pro.Era, with whom he has released two

Juicy J

Artist Hometown: Memphis, TN

Jordan Michael Houston (born April 5, 1977), better known by his stage name Juicy J, is an American rapper, record producer and Academy Award-winning songwriter. He is a member of the duo Three 6 Mafia and is currently signed to Taylor Gang Records. He has released

K.Flay

Artist Hometown: Chicago

You may not expect one of the most compelling new voices in hip hop to wield dual psychology and sociology degrees from Stanford University or find inspiration in the buttoned-up world of indie rock, but for K.Flay, defying expectations is simply part of the game. Kristine Flaherty grew up

Kendrick Lamar

Artist Hometown: Compton, CA

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth[1] (born June 17, 1987), simply known as Kendrick Lamar, previously known as K.Dot, is an American hip hop recording artist from Compton, California. He is currently signed to Top Dawg, Aftermath,

Killer Mike

Artist Hometown: Atlanta, GA

In the mid-90s, Killer Mike briefly attended Morehouse College, where he met producers The Beat Bullies and eventually Big Boi of OutKast. His music debut was a feature appearance on OutKast's "Snappin' & Trappin'" from the 2000

Kokayi

Artist Hometown: Washington, DC

A synaptic overload of afropunk/hip-hop/funk/rock/psychodiscobilly. Whichever box you seek to put him in, he explodes out of. Kokayi (Carl Walker) is a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, emcee, producer and educator. Pronounced “Ko-Kah-Yee” (or KOKE for short), this Washington

Lateef the Truthspeaker

Artist Hometown: Oakland, CA

Lateef the Truthspeaker (born Lateef K. Daumont, September 28, 1974 in Oakland, California)[1] also known as The Truthspeaker or simply Lateef, is an American hip-hop artist who is part of the groups Latyrx (with Lyrics Born) and The Maroons AKA Lateef and the Chief (with Blackalicious' Chief

Lazerbeak

Artist Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Lazerbeak is a thug. Do not be deceived by the nice-guy introductions backstage. Beak is responsible for some of the hardest lavabangers in hip hop, period. Catchy, rib-crushing, filthy. In his basement workshop, Beak works mostly with a MPC2000XL. He layers propulsive, hard-hitting drums

Lyrics Born

Artist Hometown: Berkley, CA

Amongst the dusty records of UC Davis’ KDVS college radio station, Tom Shimura, who currently makes records as Lyrics Born, found too much to love. Sandwiched between gatefold LPs, 12-inch singles, dub versions and white-labels was a reservoir of inspiration that he would draw on for the