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Chingy - 100% match to Nelly

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Howard Bailey Jnr., 9 March 1979, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. This US rapper burst into the mainstream charts in summer 2003 with the anthemic ‘Right Thurr’, a catchy slice of southern hip-hop that briefly threatened to unseat the reigning king of pop rap, Nelly. Chingy first began rapping in the early 90s, and before long had established a reputation on St. Louis Read more

T.I. - 94% match to Nelly

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

Usher - 76% match to Nelly

Genres: Dance R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Usher Raymond IV, 14 October 1978, Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. Originally drawn from LaFace Records’ seemingly inexhaustible wellspring of young R&B acts in the mid-90s, Usher is one of the few who can boast of real star quality and staying power. Indeed, after the release of his self-titled debut in 1994, there seemed to be a danger that he would become better kno Read more

Flo Rida - 70% match to Nelly

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Ludacris - 69% match to Nelly

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Christopher Brian Bridges, 11 September 1977, Champaign, Illinois, USA. One of the new wave of southern hip-hop artists to emerge at the turn of the new millennium, Bridges began rapping at an early age. He joined a Chicago, Illinois-based crew at the age of 12, before moving to Atlanta and rapping his way through high school. He landed a production job with the city’s Read more

Bow Wow - 67% match to Nelly

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s
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Akon - 61% match to Nelly

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Aliaune Thiam, 14 October 1981, Dakar, Senegal. The son of jazz percussionist Mor Thiam, Akon spent his early years in the west African country of Senegal before his family returned to the USA and settled in New Jersey. His parents relocated to Atlanta while he was still at high school, leaving the youngster to make the most of his freedom by running into trouble with the la Read more

Jamie Foxx - 60% match to Nelly

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Eric Bishop, 13 December 1967, Terrell, Texas, USA. Actor, comedian and R&B singer Jamie Foxx overcame a difficult upbringing to become one of the most prominent American performers of his generation. Adopted by his grandparents shortly after his birth, Eric Bishop endured a troubled adolescence to win a scholarship to study classical piano at the prestigious Juilliard S Read more

Ne-Yo - 59% match to Nelly

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Shaffer Chimere Smith, 18 October 1982, Camden, Arkansas, USA. This R&B singer-songwriter began his music career in the late 90s as a songwriter, co-writing material for an impressive number of artists including Mary J. Blige, B2K, Faith Evans, Jamie Foxx, Rihanna and Tyrese. His most notable success was as co-author of Mario’s 2004 chart-topper ‘Let Me Love Yo Read more

50 Cent - 58% match to Nelly

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Fabolous - 53% match to Nelly

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

T-Pain - 52% match to Nelly

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Faheem Najm, 30 June 1985, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. This former rapper turned singer-songwriter/producer enjoyed US success at the end of 2005 with the R&B/pop hit ‘I’m Sprung’. Najm began making music in his bedroom studio while still living with his parents, before graduating to live performance with the Florida-based rap outfit Nappy Headz. The quinte Read more

Chamillionaire - 50% match to Nelly

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Hakeem Seriki, 28 November 1979, Houston, Texas, USA. This southern rapper’s remarkable rise to the top of the US charts in 2006 paid testament to the potency of the Houston-based mixtape scene, with Chamillionaire the latest in a line of emcees from the city to cross from the underground to the mainstream. His fluid delivery and verbal dexterity marked Chamillionaire o Read more

G-Unit - 50% match to Nelly

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Owing to the extraordinary success of his official solo debut, Get Rich Or Die Tryin’, it was only a matter of time before US rapper 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson, 6 July 1975, Queens, New York City, New York, USA) launched his own collective, G-Unit. While many new fans assumed it was a freshly assembled outfit, it turns out that G-Unit’s history stretched back before 5 Read more

Snoop Dogg - 50% match to Nelly

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Soundtracks Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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