Artist Hometown: Compton, CA

The 26 year old Artist Problem aka Jason Martin is also known for being a writer, producer, engineer, song arranger and father. Problem was born in Germany, raised in Compton. His musical inspirations are Eminem, everything under the NWA tree, Lil Wayne, Isley brothers, Prince, Aaliyah, R.Kelly,


Artist Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Forged from a history of hardship and partying, Prof’s music and career reflect the dichotomy that his life has been. His music documents everything he has experienced; from adversities as a child, like his father setting fire to their home or sleeping on a bean bag growing up, to his adult

R.A. The Rugged Man

Artist Hometown: Long Island, NY

Few artists are ever as controversial as they are influential. New York legend R.A. the Rugged Man has lived up to such a moniker by simultaneously inspiring generations of rappers while being banned from every major record label’s offices and even barred from performing during the late-90s

Ryan Lewis

Artist Hometown: Seattle, WA

Ryan Lewis (born March 25, 1988) is an American music producer, musician, music video director, photographer, graphic designer, rapper and DJ currently based in Seattle. He is best known for his collaboration with American


Artist Hometown: Houston, TX

Brad Terrence Jordan (born November 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Scarface, is an African-American rapper from Houston, Texas and a member of the Geto Boys.[2] He is originally from South Park, Houston.[3] In 2012, The

Schoolboy Q

Artist Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Quincy Matthew Hanley (born October 26, 1986),[4] better known by his stage name Schoolboy Q (often stylized ScHoolboy Q), is an American hip hop recording artist signed to Top Dawg Entertainment and Interscope

Sean Price

Artist Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Sean Price is an American rapper and member of the hip hop supergroups Boot Camp Clik andRandom Axe with Guilty Simpson and producer Black Milk. He came to fame as one-half of the duo Heltah Skeltah, performing under the


Artist Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Restless and passionate but with an unflinching realism at his core, Sims has seen enough of life to know there are no easy answers. His second full-length release, Bad Time Zoo, out February 15th on Doomtree Records, reflects this rapper’s ongoing quest for solid understanding in a society


Artist Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

At seventeen, after a challenge from his Grandfather to write a rhyme, Skeme began taking his passion for music seriously. Skeme attended Los Angeles Recording School where he took engineering classes while trying to use the schools facilities to record one of his many mixtapes.

Smoke DZA

Artist Hometown: Harlem, New York

Sean Pompey (born February 8, 1984), better known by his stage name Smoke DZA, is an American hip hop recording artist from Harlem, New York City. He is signed to Jet Life Recordings. Smoke DZA decided on his moniker after being influenced by Chris Tucker's