Rap used to be my favorite genre of music until I shifted to trance and heavy metal and from then on I have never looked back. That is not the case with most of you out there, of that I am sure. Loads of our readers are hardcore rap and hip hop fans and this particular list goes out to you. Check out how much your favorite rap artist made in the year 2011. The list is ranked based on the annual earnings for the year 2011. Enjoy the read!
Christopher Brian Bridges was born on the 11th September of year 1977. He is an actor and a rapper from the States. He is also the co-founder of Disturbing the Peace. He has won a Screen Actors Guild, Critic’s Choice, MTV and three Grammy Awards. He was born in Champaign, Illinois at then moved to Atlanta Georgia. His career started in the year 1997. His latest record was released in the year 2010 called Battle of the Sexes. Interestingly, he started his career as a disc jockey.
His real name is Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam and he was born on the 16th April of 1973. He is a songwriter, record producer, rapper and also a businessman. He rose to fame in the year 2004 with the first single of his debut album Trouble. The single was called Locked Up. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri in United States and his career started in the year 1996. He originates from Dakar in Senegal. I loved his song by the name of ‘yeah’. That’s when I discovered him.
8. DR DRE
He was born on the 18th February of 1965 and his birth name is Andre Romelle Young. He is an entrepreneur, rapper, record producer and record executive. He founded and is currently the CEO of Aftermath Entertainment. He has produced albums for many acclaimed rappers such as Snoop Dogg, Eminem, 50 Cent and Game. He was born in Compton, California and his origins lie in Los Angeles, California. His career started in the year 1983 and he is known for this trademark ‘beats’ audio.
7. SNOOP DOGG
His actual name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. and he was born on the 20th October of year 1971. I personally do not like his work. He is an actor, rapper and record producer based in America. His career started in the year 1992 and is into Hip hop, reggae and dub. Due to many reasons he is also known as Snoop Lion now instead of Snoop Dogg. His debut album was released in 1993 by the name of ‘doggystyle’. It ranked number one on Billboard 200 and R&B charts.
He was born on the 17th October of 1972 in Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States. His career started in 1992. His birth name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III and he was originally known as Slim Shady. He is a rapper, record producer, actor and songwriter based in America. Eminem rose to popularity in the year 1999. He is one of the rappers I do not really like as well.