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Jay-Z - 68% match to Kanye West

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Shawn Corey Carter, 4 December 1969, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. Raised in Brooklyn, Carter was a school friend of the Notorious B.I.G. He first started releasing records in the late 80s, part-financing his music by hustling. In 1990, he appeared on records by his close friend Jaz (‘The Originators’) and Original Flavor (‘Can I Get Open’), and Read more

Drake - 64% match to Kanye West

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
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Kendrick Lamar - 64% match to Kanye West

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Kid Cudi - 55% match to Kanye West

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Outkast - 45% match to Kanye West

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This hip-hop duo comprises Dre aka André 3000 (André Benjamin, 27 May 1975, Georgia, USA) and Big Boi (b. Antwan André Patton, 1 February 1975, Savannah, Georgia, USA), who first met while studying at Atlanta’s Tri-City high school. The duo signed a recording contract with L.A. And Babyface’s LaFace imprint prior to graduation, and immediately Read more

Lupe Fiasco - 38% match to Kanye West

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, 17 February 1982, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This Chicago-based rapper made his national breakthrough in 2006 after over five years on the sidelines, with a major factor in his success his friendship with the ubiquitous Kanye West.Rapping from an early age, he adopted his unusual stage moniker from a childhood nickname and made his Read more

Rick Ross - 38% match to Kanye West

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

J. Cole - 37% match to Kanye West

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Tyler, The Creator - 35% match to Kanye West

Genres: Urban & Rap
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A$AP Rocky - 33% match to Kanye West

Genres: Urban & Rap
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2 Chainz - 31% match to Kanye West

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Dr. Dre - 29% match to Kanye West

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Common - 28% match to Kanye West

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

Future - 28% match to Kanye West

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Nas - 26% match to Kanye West

Genres: R&B / Soul 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


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