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Kanye West - 100% match to Jay-Z

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Kanye Omari West, 8 June 1977, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. After making a name for himself in the rap world as a producer, Kanye West successfully launched his own recording career in the early years of the twenty-first century. He first rose to prominence during the late 90s, when he produced hit albums for Foxy Brown (Chyna Doll), Beanie Sigel (The Truth), and Ma$e’s Harle Read more

Nas - 89% match to Jay-Z

Genres: R&B / Soul Reggae Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones, 14 September 1973, Long Island, New York, USA. From the tough Queensbridge housing projects which brought the world Marley Marl, MC Shan and Intelligent Hoodlum, Nas made his name as a highly skilled rapper with the double whammy of 1994’s Illmatic and 1996’s It Was Written, albums whose music was crafted with a degree of subtlety and fore Read more

J. Cole - 88% match to Jay-Z

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Rick Ross - 73% match to Jay-Z

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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William Roberts, 21 January 1977, Carol City, Florida, USA. This imposing US rapper takes his stage name from a notorious Florida drug dealer and is not averse to boasting about his own time hustling on the streets. He left hustling behind to try his hand as an MC, working under the name of Teflon Don and grinding his way through the late 90s as an emerging figure on the Mia Read more

Big Sean - 62% match to Jay-Z

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Drake - 61% match to Jay-Z

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
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Fabolous - 57% match to Jay-Z

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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John David Jackson, 18 November 1977, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Jackson began recording in the late 90s under the Fabolous Sport moniker but enjoyed little recognition. He shot to fame in 2001 as the poster-boy of DJ Clue?’s new label, Desert Storm. Hired as much for his looks as his rapping ability, Fabolous was used by DJ Clue? to cash in on the populari Read more

Kendrick Lamar - 55% match to Jay-Z

Genres: Urban & Rap
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The Game - 55% match to Jay-Z

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jayceon Terrell Taylor, 29 November 1979, Los Angeles, California, USA. This west coast gangsta rapper shot to fame in 2004 on the strength of his association with Dr. Dre and 50 Cent. Taylor was raised in a foster home in Compton and, like many young men from his neighbourhood, followed a path into crime and dealing. His redemption came when he decided to take up rapping af Read more

T.I. - 52% match to Jay-Z

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Clifford Joseph Harris Jnr., 25 September 1980, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Rapper T.I. was one of countless up-and-coming artists to emerge from the south of the USA during the early twenty-first century. T.I. was first exposed to hip-hop at the age of seven, and by the time he was 11 he had decided to pursue a career in rap seriously (originally as T.I.P.). A few problems with Read more

Common - 50% match to Jay-Z

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Lonnie Rashied Lynn Jnr., 13 March 1972, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Originally recording under the expanded pseudonym Common Sense, Lynn is one of the more enlightened contemporary rappers, proffering a heady mix of verbiage and syncopated hip-hop rhythms. He made his debut in 1992 with Can I Borrow A Dollar?, a series of tracts on consumer identity with the occasional lapse in Read more

50 Cent - 47% match to Jay-Z

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Talib Kweli - 47% match to Jay-Z

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Talib Kweli Greene, 3 October 1975, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. One of the leading alternative rap artists of his generation, Kweli has amassed a body of work that stands alongside the Afrocentric rappers that inspired him as a teenager. As the son of two professors Kweli was always going to eschew the street thuggery of many of his contemporaries, and his musica Read more

2 Chainz - 45% match to Jay-Z

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Dr. Dre - 45% match to Jay-Z

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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