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Ja Rule - 100% match to Nelly

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap Urban & Rap Action & Adventure Drama Comedy Horror Music & Radio Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Chingy - 83% match to Nelly

Genres: Urban & Rap Comedy
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

Ludacris - 64% match to Nelly

Genres: Action & Adventure Urban & Rap Drama Music Videos & Concerts Sports & Recreation Holiday & Seasonal Comedy Documentaries Musicals & The Arts 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

T.I. - 59% match to Nelly

Genres: Action & Adventure Urban & Rap Comedy Drama Television
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

Mario - 54% match to Nelly

Genres: Drama Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Mario Barrett, 27 August 1986, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. This teenage R&B sensation rose to prominence in 2002. Mario decided at an early age that he wanted to pursue a career in entertainment, as he began utilizing a karaoke machine and tinkering on his mother’s piano. Soon he began emulating renowned artists such as Usher and Stevie Wonder, and performed at numero Read more

Usher - 53% match to Nelly

Genres: R&B / Soul Comedy Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries Drama R&B / Soul Sci-Fi / Fantasy Urban & Rap Urban & Rap Westerns Dance
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

Akon - 52% match to Nelly

Genres: R&B / Soul Action & Adventure
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

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - 52% match to Nelly

Genres: Urban & Rap Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Fresh Prince, aka Will Smith (Willard Christopher Smith Jnr., 25 September 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA) is now just as famous for his acting career, which started when he played the streetwise tough suffering culture shock when transplanted into the affluent Beverley Hills household of television series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. However, this was initially v Read more

P. Diddy - 52% match to Nelly

Genres: Urban & Rap Drama Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap Comedy Dance
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Will Smith - 52% match to Nelly

Genres: Action & Adventure Sci-Fi / Fantasy Drama Comedy Television Westerns Urban & Rap Documentaries Kids & Family Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Willard Christopher Smith Jnr., 25 September 1968, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Rap music’s most successful crossover artist, Smith started his career as one half of DJ Jazzy Jeff And The Fresh Prince. Although it was lightweight in comparison with the threatening ‘street’ style of Public Enemy and N.W.A. , the duo’s inoffensive, bubblegum rap made th Read more

Flo Rida - 49% match to Nelly

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Ying Yang Twins - 48% match to Nelly

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Formed in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the Ying Yang Twins comprises friends Kaine (Eric Jackson, 16 December 1978, USA) and D-Roc (b. D’Angelo Holmes, 13 February 1979, USA). The duo first came together in 1996, after a mutual acquaintance introduced them. They quickly realized that their rhyming styles complimented each other perfectly, but the only problem was that D-Roc w Read more

Juvenile - 47% match to Nelly

Genres: Urban & Rap Urban & Rap Action & Adventure Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Terius Gray, 26 March 1975, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. This highly talented New Orleans, Louisiana, USA-based rapper earned his name from a youth spent on the streets. He originally made his mark on the southern underground scene in the early 90s as part of the trio 3Grand, before signing a short-term solo recording contract with Warlock Records, who released 1995’s B Read more

Ray J - 47% match to Nelly

Genres: Horror R&B / Soul Action & Adventure
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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William Ray Norwood Jnr., 17 January 1981, McComb, Mississippi, USA. The younger brother of R&B vocalist Brandy, Ray J broke into the world of entertainment at an early age. Born in Mississippi but raised in southern California, he began featuring in commercials at the age of eight, and by 12 was co-starring in the television series The Sinbad Show. Two years later he si Read more

Sean Kingston - 47% match to Nelly

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Kisean Anderson, 3 February 1990, Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies. This Florida-based US rapper was raised in Miami from the age of six, although the influence of his Caribbean roots is readily evident in his music. Kingston’s troubled upbringing resulted in a custodial sentence for breaking-and-entering at the age of 11, by which time his mother and sister had already l Read more


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