Rap (Reference)

The reference list includes records that have been obtained and/or rated (in blue) as well as many other records that have been recommended from various sources.


Above the Law [1990– ]

Ab-Soul (1987– )

Kevin Abstract (1996– )

Aceyalone

Action Bronson (1983– )

Aesop Rock (1976– )

Afros [1990– ]

Ahmad

Akala

Akrobatik [1998– ]

Alchemist (1975– )

Alias

AMG

Amil

Anderson .Paak (1986– )

Anti-Pop Consortium [2000– ]

Antoinette

Arabian Prince

Arrested Development [1988–1996]

ASAP Ferg (1988– )

ASAP Rocky (1988– )

Ashanti (1980– )

Astronautalis (1981– )

Atmosphere [1998– ]

Audio Two [1988–1992]

Automato

Automator

Awol One

Iggy Azalea (1990– )

Eric B. and Rakim [1985–1992]

Max B (1978– )

Baby Dayliner

Joey Bada$$ (1995– )

Bahamadia

Afrika Bambaataa (1960– )

Bang On! [2012– ]

Azealia Banks (1991– )

Lloyd Banks

David Banner

MC Paul Barman

Rob Base (1967– )

BBU!

Beans

The Beastie Boys [1984– ]

Beat Dominator

The Beatnuts

Miri Ben-Ari

B.G.

Big Boi (1975– )

Big Daddy Kane

Big Freedia

Big K.R.I.T. (1986– )

Big L

Big Moe

Big Punisher (1971–2000)

Big Sean (1988– )

Big Tymers [1998– ]

Bigg Jus

Birdman (1969– )

Bishop Nehru (1996– )

Black Eyed Peas [1998– ]

Black Milk (1983– )

Black Moon [1993– ]

Black Rob

Black Sheep [1990– ]

Blackalicious [1994– ]

Blackstreet [1994– ]

Mykki Blanco (1986– )

Kurtis Blow (1959– )

Blowfly (1945– )

Blu (1983– )

Blueprint

B.o.B (1988– )

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Boogie Down Productions [1986–1992]

Boom Bip

The Brand New Heavies [1991– ]

Brand Nubian [1989– ]

Break Bread [2004– ]

Brokin English Klik [1993– ]

Brooklyn Funk Essentials

Brookzill!

Brotha Lynch Hung

Brother Ali (1978– )

Brother Reade

Apollo Brown

Danny Brown (1981– )

Foxy Brown (1979– )

Buck 65 (1972– )

Joe Budden

Bump J.

Bun B (1973– )

Busdriver

Bushwick Bill

BWP

Cadence Weapon (1986– )

Cage

Cakes Da Killa

Camp Lo [1997– ]

Cam'ron

Candyman (1968– )

Canibus (1974– )

Cannibal Ox

Capital D

Capital Tax [1993– ]

Capone-N-Noreaga [1997– ]

Cappadonna (1969– )

Loyle Carner

Playboi Carti (1996– )

Cash Money and Marvelous [1988– ]

Cash Money Millionaires [2000– ]

Chance the Rapper

Neneh Cherry (1964– )

Chiddy Bang

The Child of Lov

Childish Gambino (1983– )

Chill Rob G

Chimurenga Renaissance [2014– ]

Chubb Rock (1968– )

Cities Aviv

Clipping [2013– ]

Clipse [1999– ]

Cold Crush Brothers

J. Cole (1985– )

Kweku Collins

Common (1972– )

Company Flow [1996– ]

Compton's Most Wanted [1989– ]

Cookie Crew

The Cool Kids [2008– ]

Coolio

Dana Coppafeel

Cormega

The Coup [1993– ]

Crack Ignaz

Criminal Nation [1990– ]

Cunninlynguists

CupcakKe

Currensy (1981– )

Cut Chemist

Cypress Hill [1991– ]

Czarface

Chuck D (1960– )

Da Brat (1974– )

Da Lench Mob [1992– ]

Dälek

Dana Dane

Danger Doom

Danny! (1983– )

Das EFX [1992– ]

Das Racist [2010– ]

DaVinci

Dead Prez [2000– ]

Speech Debelle

Mos Def

Def Jef

Definition of Sound

Dej Loaf (1991– )

De La Soul [1987– ]

Dels

Del The Funky Homosapien (1972– )

Deltron 3030 [2000– ]

Dessa

Devin the Dude (1970– )

Diddy (1969– )

Die Antwoord [2009– ]

Digable Planets [1991– ]

Daveed Diggs (1982– )

Digital Underground [1987–1996]

Dilated Peoples [2000–2007]

J Dilla (1974–2006)

The Diplomats [1996– ]

The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy [1990–1993]

Divine Styler

Dizzee Rascal

DJ Faust

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince [1986–1993]

DJ Khaled [1975– ]

DJ Kool (1959– )

DJ Magic Mike (1967– )

DJ Muggs

DJ Quik (1970– )

DJ Red Alert

DJ Screw

DMX

D-Nice (1970– )

D.O.C. [1989– ]

Doomtree

Doseone

Downtown Science

DPZ [2002– ]

Dr. Dre (1965– )

Dr. Yen Lo

Drake (1986– )

Mac Dre (1970– )

Dream Warriors [1988– ]

Dreezy (1994– )

D12

Dungeon Family

Dynamix II

Open Mike Eagle (1980– )

Eazy-E (1964–95)

Ed O.G. and Da Bulldogs [1990– ]

Edan [2000– ]

E-40

The Egyptian Lover

8tball and MJG

Missy Elliott

El-P (1975– )

Elzhi (1979– )

Eminem (1972– )

EPMD [1987– ]

Esham

Willie Evans Jr.

Eve

Everlast

Evidence (1976– )

Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire

Eyedea and Abilities

Factor

Fannypack [2003– ]

The Fat Boys [1982– ]

Fat Tony (1988– )

Father

Father MC

Felt [2005– ]

50 Cent (1976– )

Flatbush Zombies [2016– ]

Food for Animals [2008– ]

John Forté

Freddie Foxxx (1969– )

Sage Francis (1977– )

Michael Franti

Freestyle Fellowship [1992–1999]

Freeway

Doug E. Fresh (1966– )

The Fugees [1987– ]

Full Force

Funkdoobiest [1993– ]

Funkmaster Flex

Funkytown Pros [1991– ]

Fu-Schnickens [1991– ]

Future (1983– )

Warren G (1971– )

Gaika

Game (1979– )

Big Baby Gandhi

Gang Starr [1989– ]

Kevin Gates

Domo Genesis (1991– )

Gerardo (1965– )

Geto Boys [1990– ]

Gettovetts [1988– ]

Ghostface Killah

Ghostpoet

Freddie Gibbs (1982– )

The Gift of Gab

Gnarls Barkley [2006– ]

The Goats [1992– ]

GoldLink (1993– )

Goodie Mob [1995– ]

Jean Grae

Grand Puba

Grandmaster Flash (1958– )

Gravediggaz [1994– ]

Cee-Lo Green

The Green Seed

Grieves

Tha Grimm Teachaz [2011– ]

Tee Grizzley (1994– )

G-Side

Guru

GZA / Genius

Hail Mary Mallon [2011– ]

Handsome Boy Modeling School [1999– ]

Scotty Hard

Umar Bin Hassan

Angel Haze (1991– )

Heavy D and the Boyz [1986– ]

Heems (1985– )

Hermitofthewoods

Hieroglyphics

The High and Mighty [1997– ]

Lauryn Hill

Homeboy Sandman (1980– )

House of Pain [1990– ]

J Hus (1996– )

HWA [1990–1994]

I Love Makonnen (1989– )

Ice Cube (1969– )

Ice-T (1959– )

Illogic (1980– )

Injury Reserve [2015– ]

Inspectah Deck

Intelligent Hoodlum

Jeremiah Jae (1989– )

Jake One

Jneiro Jarel

Jay-Z (1970– )

Jazz Spastiks

Wyclef Jean

Jedi Mind Tricks

Jeru the Damaja

J.I.D (1990– )

Bobby Jimmy

J-Live [2001– ]

JME (1985– )

Jonwayne

J-Rocc

Juicy J (1975– )

Jungle Brothers [1986– ]

Jurassic 5 [1995– ]

Just-Ice

Juvenile

K Solo

Ka (1972– )

Kamaiyah

Kano (1985– )

Wiz Khalifa (1987– )

Kid Cudi

Kid Frost

Kid 'n Play [1987–1993]

Kid Sensation

Killah Priest

Killer Mike (1975– )

King Geedorah

King Sun

King Tee

Kitty

KMD [1991– ]

K'Naan (1978– )

Kno

Knxwledge

Kokayi

Kool A.D. (1983– )

Kool G Rap and DJ Polo [1989– ]

Kool Keith (1963– )

Kool Moe Dee [1963– ]

Kris Kross [1991– ]

KRS-One

Kurupt (1972– )

Kwamé

Talib Kweli

Kyle (1993– )

L.A. Star

Mike Ladd

The Lady of Rage

Kendrick Lamar (1987– )

Latin Alliance [1991– ]

Latyrx

Leaders of the New School [1991–1993]

The Left [2010– ]

Le1f

Dan Le Sac

Lester Bangs

Mac Lethal

Lifers Group

Lifesavas [2001– ]

Lil B (1989– )

Lil Dicky (1988– )

Lil' Kim (1975– )

Lil Scrappy (1984– )

Lil Wayne (1982– )

Lil Yachty (1997– )

Linkoban

Little Simz (1994– )

Lizzo (1988– )

L.L. Cool J (1968– )

Logic (1990– )

Theophilus London

L'Orange

Monie Love

L'Trimm [1987– ]

Ludacris

Luke

Lupe Fiasco (1981– )

Lushlife

Lyrics Born (1972– )

Craig Mack

Macklemore (1983– )

Madlib (1973– )

Madvillain [2004– ]

MaG

Main Attrakionz

Main Source [1991– ]

Gucci Mane (1980– )

Roc Marciano

Marky Mark

Biz Markie (1964– )

Marley Marl (1962– )

Maroon

Maroons

Mase (1978– )

Masta Ace

Master P. (1970– )

Maxilla Blue

¡Mayday! [2012– ]

MC Brains

MC Breed

MC Esoteric

MC Hammer (1962– )

MC Hawking

MC Lyte

MC Serch

MC Shy D

MC Solaar

McEnroe [1999– ]

Meek Mill (1987– )

MellowHype [2010– ]

Mellow Man Ace (1967– )

Vic Mensa (1993– )

Method Man

MF Doom (1971– )

Michete

Migos

Mac Miller (1992– )

Milo (1992– )

Nicki Minaj (1982– )

Mr. Lif (1974– )

Mix Master Mike (1970– )

Mobb Deep [1992– ]

Pharoahe Monch (1972– )

M1

Monster Rally

M.O.P. [1996– ]

Moor Mother

More or Les

Movement Ex [1990– ]

M-Phazes

Ms. Jade [2002– ]

Murs (1978– )

Musiq

Mystikal [1995– ]

Nacho Picasso

Nas (1973– )

Naughty by Nature [1991– ]

Nelly (1974– )

NERD [2002– ]

Nice and Smooth [1985– ]

Nine 11 Thesaurus [2011– ]

9th Wonder (1975– )

Noname (1991– )

Non-Prophets [2003– ]

N.O.R.E.

Northern State [2002– ]

Notorious B.I.G. (1972–97)

N.W.A. [1986–1991]

NxWorries

Rodney O.

Odd Future

Oddisee (1985– )

Nnamdi Ogbonnaya (1990– )

Oh No (1979– )

Ol' Dirty Bastard (1968–2004)

Shaquille O'Neal

Onra

Onyx [1993– ]

Orishas [2000– ]

OutKast [1992– ]

Kassa Overall

Overweight Pooch

Paris (1967– )

Man Parrish

Peanut Butter Wolf

The Perceptionists [2005– ]

The Pharcyde [1990– ]

Phonte

Pitbull (1981– )

Plan B (1983– )

P.M. Dawn [1988– ]

Poor Righteous Teachers

P.O.S. (1981– )

Positive K

PRhyme

Prince Paul (1967– )

Prodigy

Professor Griff

Professor X

Psalm One

Public Enemy [1982– ]

Joey Purp

Pusha T (1977– )

Schoolboy Q (1986– )

Q-Tip (1970– )

Quad City DJ's [1996– ]

Quakers [2012– ]

Quasimoto [2000– ]

Queen Latifah (1970– )

Rae Sremmurd

Raekwon (1968– )

Rahzel

Rakaa

Rakim

Random Axe

Rapsody (1988– )

Rashad

Isaiah Rashad (1991– )

Ratking

Raury (1996– )

J. Rawls (1974– )

The Real Roxanne

Redman

Rhymefest (1977– )

Busta Rhymes (1972– )

RJD2 (1976– )

Pete Rock (1970– )

Mark Ronson (1975– )

The Roots [1993– ]

Roots Manuva (1972– )

Asher Roth (1985– )

Run-DMC [1982– ]

Run the Jewels

Rye Rye (1990– )

RZA

Saigon (1977– )

St. Lunatics [2001– ]

Salt-N-Pepa [1985– ]

Scarface

Schoolly-D

Travis Scott (1992– )

Screwball [1999– ]

Scroobius Pip (1981– )

Serengeti

7L and Esoteric

Shabazz Palaces [2009– ]

Shad (1982– )

Roxanne Shanté

2nd II None [1991– ]

Shazzy

Showbiz

Beanie Sigel

Guilty Simpson

Sims

Sir Mix-A-Lot (1963– )

69 Boyz

Skepta

Ski Beatz

Pipi Skid

Skyzoo (1982– )

Slick Rick (1965– )

Slum Village [1999– ]

Smino (1991– )

Snoop Dogg (1972– )

Snow

Sole (1977– )

Son of Bazerk

Sonic Sum

Soulja Boy Tell Em (1990– )

Souls of Mischief [1993– ]

Spank Rock

Bubba Sparxxx

Spearhead [1994– ]

Special Ed (1974– )

Speech

Alexander Spit

Spoonie Gee

Stalley

Vince Staples (1993– )

Starlito

Statik Selektah (1982– )

Steady B

Step Brothers

Stereo MC's [1990– ]

Stetsasonic [1986–1992]

Stik Figa

Stormzy (1993– )

The Streets

Strong Arm Steady

Subtitle [2003– ]

The Sugarhill Gang [1979– ]

Sunz of Man

Sway and King Tech

Earl Sweatshirt (1994– )

Swet Shop Boys [2014– ]

Swollen Members [1999– ]

SWV [1992– ]

Tanya Morgan [2006– ]

Skatemaster Tate

Tech N9ne (1971– )

Tinie Tempah (1988– )

Kate Tempest (1985– )

THEESatisfaction

Third Bass [1987–1995]

Three Times Dope

T.I. (1980– )

Timbaland and Magoo [1997– ]

Celph Titled

Tone-Loc

Too Short (1966– )

Total [1996– ]

T-Pain

The Treacherous Three

A Tribe Called Quest [1988–1998]

Trick Daddy

Troy Ave (1985– )

Donnie Trumpet

TTC

21 Savage (1992– )

Twice Thou

Twista (1973– )

2 Black 2 Strong [1991–1992]

2 Chainz (1977– )

Two Fingers

Two Fresh

Two Kings and a Cipher

2 Live Crew [1986– ]

2Pac (1971–96)

Tyler, the Creator (1991– )

UGK [1994– ]

U-God

Ultramagnetic MC's [1988–1993]

The Uncluded [2013– ]

The Underachievers [2003– ]

Unsung Heroes [1996– ]

US3 [1993– ]

UTD

U.T.F.O. [1984–1989]

Lars Vaular (1984– )

Viceversah

Waka Flocka Flame (1986– )

Wale (1984– )

Fetty Wap (1991– )

Justin Warfield

Watsky (1986– )

Kanye West (1977– )

The White Mandingos

Whodini

Saul Williams

Jamila Woods

World Class Wreckin' Cru

Wu-Tang Clan [1992– ]

Kembe X

Mia X

X-Clan [1989–1992]

The X-Ecutioners

Xscape [1993– ]

YelaWolf (1979– )

Y.G. (1990– )

Yo Yo (1971– )

Young Fathers

Young Jeezy

Young MC (1967– )

Young Thug (1992– )

YU

Z Man

Zion I [1998– ]

Various Artists


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