1. In the nearly five years that he has been on New York's HOT 97, Peter Rosenberg has made an indelible mark on New York radio and the global hip-hop landscape. His voice can be heard every weekday morning on The Cipha Sounds and Rosenberg Show...   Read More

  2. In some way, shape or fashion everyone should be working to attain the American Dream. But in rare cases like that of rising rap star 2Chainz, he doesn't get enough sleep to dream. He's too busy making the finer things in life a part of his...   Read More

  3. Amber Rose is living the quintessential "American Dream" story. Amber is an American model, artist, actress, philanthropist and socialite. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 21, 1983 Amber Rose, is the daughter of a Cape Verdean mother...   Read More

  4. Native New Yorker Andrew Schulz is known for his edgy, street-smart, and unapologetic comedy that relates so well to the newest generation of comedy fans. He has made appearances on Hip Hop Squares, Failosophy, the VMAs and MTV Movie Awards. Most...   Read More

  5. Angie MartinezAngie Martinez

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    Part of the New York City hip-hop scene, Angie Martinez got her start working in radio. Raised in Brooklyn, Martinez was first introduced to music via her mother's diverse musical tastes (who was a program director for a jazz radio station)....   Read More

  6. Asher Roth is a white suburban rapper who broke through to mainstream success in 2009 with his commercial debut single, "I Love College." Born on August 11, 1985, in Morrisville, PA, a predominantly white suburban community of 10,000 people located...   Read More

  7. Bam first broke onto the national scene as a 13-year-old pro-skater known for his creative street style and wild antics. As a teenager, he created the CKY video series, which featured skating, pranks and stunts -- all filmed in his hometown of West...   Read More

  8. The legendary Biz Markie brings more than 26 years of solid hip-hop acumen and an overwhelming fan-base that stretches from New York City to Japan to Europe. At the age of 14, Marcel Hall dazzled his neighborhood under the alias of Biz Markie. His...   Read More

  9. "Breakfast is the first, most important meal of the day," Chiddy Bang MC Chidera "Chiddy" Anamege says. "We named our new album Breakfast because this is our first proper album, and the most important moment so far in our careers. Plus a lot...   Read More

  10. Childish Gambino is the rapper persona of Donald Glover, who doesn't exactly have the stereotypical hip-hop backstory. Yes, we know Jay-Z started as a big-time drug dealer from the Brooklyn projects; Glover didn't sell crack, though, but laughs --...   Read More

  11. Common (originally Common Sense) was a highly influential figure in rap's underground during the '90s, keeping the sophisticated lyrical technique and flowing syncopations of jazz-rap alive in an era when commercial gangsta rap was threatening to...   Read More

  12. Brooklyn native Damien Lemon's comedy career began from his seat in the back of public school classrooms over 20 years ago and continued at his college alma mater, Clark Atlanta University, where he fine-tuned his ability to make people laugh until...   Read More

  13. DeRay Davis has appeared in Jump The Broom, Semi Pro, Old Dogs, Imagine That, License To Wed, School For Scoundrels, Life As We Know It, The Cleaner, Scary Movie 4, The Fog, Barbershop 1 & 2, Johnson Family Vacation, Entourage, HBO'S Def...   Read More

  14. At the tender age of nine, Devin Star Tailes was introduced to her first cuss words. Her dad, mindful of his precocious daughter's vast music taste at such an early age, bought her Eminem's s LP--the uncensored version. "It...   Read More

  15. Artist, producer, record executive, record breaker, A&R, manager, engineer, crowd motivator... there isn't anything the man cannot do. DJ Khaled says for most of his life, people have told him "no" and defiantly he responded by telling them "yes!"...   Read More

  16. Donnell Rawlings is an overnight success a decade in the making. You've seen him on Comedy Central's critically celebrated Chappelle's Show as 'Ashy Larry' and as Day-Day Price on HBO's Emmy-Award winning series The Wire. His unique...   Read More

  17. Dov Davidoff grew up in a junkyard, lost his virginity at the age of twelve with a prostitute in Mexico, and is incredibly funny (all true).
    Combining hyper ADD with an amusingly acute take on things- Davidoff puts on one of the most high...   Read More

  18. Draya Michele is currently a model and aspiring actress in Los Angeles with several music videos and magazine covers to her credit. A controversial beauty with a history of dating players, the funny and engaging Draya says "I have a million haters....   Read More

  19. Drita D'avanzo is the wife of Lee D'avanzo, who federal prosecutors allege is the leader of a Bonanno and Colombo crime family farm team. While Drita's husband is serving time in prison for bank robbery (for the second time), she is left alone...   Read More

  20. Far East MovementFar East Movement

    Hamesh Shahani

    Electronic pop-rap group Far East Movement made their major-label debut in 2010. Founded in 2003, the group was originally a trio comprised of high-school companions Kev Nish (born Kevin Nishimura), Prohgress (James Roh), and J-Splif, all of whom...   Read More

  21. Fat Joe has 19 years in the music industry. He has 3 Grammy nominations, holds Two Source and Three Vibe awards and One Bet Hip Hop Award. He also has 1 platinum and 2 gold albums and 9 albums to his credit. He also has 3 #1 Hits, "Whats luv?,"...   Read More

  22. As one of the original members of the seminal '90s rap crew the Wu-Tang Clan, Ghostface Killah (aka Tony Starks) made an impact before he released his debut album, Ironman, late in 1996. Like all members of the Wu-Tang Clan, the rapper used the...   Read More

  23. Hannibal Buress has appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the Late Late show with Craig Ferguson, and numerous other late night TV shows. He has also made prime time appearances on...   Read More

  24. landed a recurring role on MTV's The Lyricist Lounge Show, as well as featured guest spots on The Chris Rock Show and Premium Blend. This led to his first big feature film, where he narrated and starred in the cult classic...   Read More

  25. Jessica White is one of the most popular supermodels of her generation, she is currently the face of Maybelline, a 9x Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Alum, and has walked down the coveted Victoria Secret Runway.

    Jessica secured her supermodel status...   Read More

  26. Actress, singer and dancer Kat Graham is best known for her role of Bonnie Bennet on the CW's #1 drama The Vampire Diaries.
    Born in Geneva, Switzerland, Kat Graham stepped into the entertainment industry at the ripe age of six. From then...   Read More

  27. Witty and versatile comedic genius Roland "Lil Duval" Powell shines on MTV2 as the host of the network's hit series "Ain't That America," the highly successful show which dishes on the staples of American life by sharing viral videos...   Read More

  28. In a blossoming hip-hop hotbed of talent, Malcolm "Mac Miller" McCormick isnext up out of Pittsburgh, PA. A recent graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School, Mac caught the eyes and ears of Rostrum Records, inking a deal in July2010. A multitalented...   Read More

  29. There's nothing like someone who has lived your story and Ohio's MC MGK resilience has become a beacon of hope for thousands of kids across America. Penning rhymes about everything from addiction to family issues, MGK is a symbol of relentless...   Read More

  30. MainoMaino

    Tony Cutajar

    A favorite on the New York mixtape circuit, Brooklyn rapper Maino, born Jermaine Coleman, grew up in the borough's Bedford-Stuyvesant section in a household with two drug-addicted parents. Lacking parental guidance, Coleman kept to the streets...   Read More

  31. Clifford Smith better known by his stage name Method Man, is an actor and member of the hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. As a solo artist, He won a Grammy for Best Rap performance for "I'll Be There for You/You're all I Need" with Mary J. Blige. ...   Read More

  32. Cited by People Magazine as one of the 'Top Ten most successful young people in Hollywood' and featured on the Cover of Black Enterprises' 40 Under 40, Nick Cannon, 31 years old is a successful, multi-faceted entertainer: film star, comedian,...   Read More

  33. If you have a television, odds are you've seen his face, and it was making you laugh. Maybe it was in the Chris Rock hit "Everybody Hates Chris;" or the TBS series "Glory Days" or maybe it was in one of his many memorable commercials. (Nicorette,...   Read More

  34. Rachel Feinstein grew up outside Washington DC, the daughter of a civil rights lawyer and a blues musician, giving her a keen eye for the absurd and unjust. She developed her hilarious, character-driven style by opening for her father's blues band...   Read More

  35. Voted one of Variety's "10 Comics to Watch," Ralphie May just filmed his record-setting fourth one-hour special for Comedy Central, proving that his relatable comedic genius is in higher demand than ever. "Too Big To Ignore" was filmed at the...   Read More

  36. Sherrod Small, one of the top stand-up comics coming out of New York City today, appears at clubs and colleges across the nation. With his witty commentary on politics, culture, and city life, Small has been quoted in The New York Times and on Fox...   Read More

  37. An icon of hip-hop culture and a pivotal part of the MTV News team, Sway has been a staple of the music-news arena for more than a decade. From giving Eminem, Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac their very first radio airplay on his local show in the...   Read More

  38. Over the last decade, the Kansas City recording artist has continued to build his Strange Music brand by developing a fervent following of devoted fans captivated by his uncanny energy and relentless touring schedule. By the mid-2000s, Tech N9ne...   Read More

  39. Staten Island born and bred Vinny Guadagnino is a self-described "mama's boy" and a natural entertainer. During the first season of "Jersey Shore," Vinny was known as the youngest, most innocent of the group, and avoided most of the drama in the...   Read More