Hip-hop Heavenby big-gun | created - 22 Sep 2016 | updated - 24 Sep 2016 | Public
4. Joe C.
Actor | Osmosis Jones
Joe C. was born on November 9, 1974 in Taylor, Michigan, USA as Joseph Michael Calleja. He was an actor, known for Osmosis Jones (2001), The Simpsons (1989) and WWE Raw (1993). He died on November 16, 2000 in Taylor.
Soundtrack | Hak hap
Lamont Coleman was born on May 30, 1974 in Harlem, New York City, New York, USA. He died on February 15, 1999 in Harlem, Manhattan, New York City.
6. DJ Screw
Self | Soldiers United for Cash
DJ Screw was born on July 20, 1971 in Bastrop, Texas, USA as Robert Earl Davis Jr. He died on November 16, 2000 in Houston, Texas.
Screwed Up Click.
Actor | Bumrush
Bad News Brown.
10. Yafeu Fula
Soundtrack | xXx: State of the Union
Yafeu Akiyele Fula was born October 9, 1977 in Montclair, New Jersey to Yaasmyn Fula. His father Sekou Odinga is a political prisoner currently incarcerated. Yafeu's mother and father were both respected members of the Black Panther Party along with Tupac Shakur's mother Afeni Shakur. Yafeu's ...
11. Stephen Garrett
Soundtrack | Romeo Must Die
Stephen Garrett was a Grammy Award-winning American recording artist and record producer from Louisville, Kentucky, USA. He was a member of the R&B trio Playa. Stephen Garrett gained posthumous fame for writing and appearing on Lil Wayne's 2008 album Tha Carter III on the song "Lollipop". He was a ...
Soundtrack | Romeo Must Die
Talented. Beautiful. Modest. These three words described R&B singer-turned-actress Aaliyah perfectly.
Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Diane (Hankerson) and Michael Haughton. Her uncle was music manager Barry Hankerson and her brother is director Rashad Haughton. Aaliyah was ...
Soundtrack | Blade: Trinity
Ol' Dirty Bastard was born on November 15, 1968 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Russell Tyrone Jones. He was married to Icelene Jones. He died on November 13, 2004 in Manhattan, New York City.
20. Chris Kelly
Actor | A Different World
Chris Kelly was born on January 10, 1979 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He was an actor, known for A Different World (1987), Kris Kross: I Missed the Bus (1992) and Kris Kross: It's a Shame (1992). He died on May 1, 2013 in Atlanta.
Mac Daddy, Kriss Kross.
Self | The World Has No Eyedea
Eyedea was born on November 9, 1981 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA as Micheal Larsen. He died on October 16, 2010 in St. Paul.
Eyedea & Abilities.
Soundtrack | Space Cowboys
Controversial, flamboyant, and spontaneous are probably the best words to describe Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. Born in Philadelphia, and raised throughout the world as the daughter of a U.S. Army serviceman, Lisa Lopes became one of the most important trendsetters in the 1990s music scene. After ...
23. Francis Magalona
Francis Magalona was born on October 4, 1964 in Manila, Philippines as Francis Michael Durango Magalona. He was an actor, known for Kung aagawin mo ang lahat sa akin (1987), Engkanto (1992) and Txt (2006). He was married to Pia Arroyo. He died on March 6, 2009 in Mandaluyong City, Philippines.
24. Jam Master Jay
Soundtrack | Die Hard
Jam Master Jay was born on January 21, 1965 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA as Jason William Mizell. He was married to Terri Corley. He died on October 30, 2002 in Queens.
Jam Master Jay, Run DMC.
26. The Jacka
Self | Mics on Fire
The Jacka was born in August 1977 in Pittsburg, California, USA as Dominic Newton. He died on February 2, 2015 in Oakland, California.
27. Prince Ital Joe
Soundtrack | Renaissance Man
Prince Ital Joe was greatly influenced by the music of Bob Marley. His involvement with the Rastafarian movement has give Joe a sense of pride and a godly outlook on life. Based in the city of Los Angeles, Joe has worked for over ten years performing at private Hollywood parties and clubs. From ...
29. Sean Price
Soundtrack | Elizabethtown
Sean Price was born on March 17, 1972 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Sean Du-Val Price. He was married to Bernadette. He died on August 8, 2015 in Brooklyn.
31. Darren Robinson
Actor | Disorderlies
Darren Robinson was born on June 10, 1967 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was an actor, known for Disorderlies (1987), Krush Groove (1985) and Price of Glory (2000). He died on December 10, 1995 in Queens, New York City.
The Fat Boys.
32. M.C. Trouble
M.C. Trouble was born on July 30, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA as LaTasha Sheron Rogers. She was an actress and composer, known for MC Trouble feat. The Good Girls: I Wanna Make You Mine (1990) and Soul Train (1971). She died on June 4, 1991 in Los Angeles.
33. Tupac Shakur
Soundtrack | Poetic Justice
Born in New York City, Tupac grew up primarily in Harlem. In 1984, his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he became good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith. His family moved again in 1988 to Oakland, California. His first breakthrough in music came in 1991 as a member of the group Digital ...
37. Shawty Lo
Soundtrack | Todd's Pop Song Reviews
Shawty Lo was born on March 31, 1976 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Carlos Walker. He was an actor and composer, known for Todd's Pop Song Reviews (2009), Shawty Lo Feat. Lola Monroe & Tiffany Foxx, Jai Jai: Boss Bitch (2012) and Ace Hood Feat. Trey Songz, Rick Ross & Juelz Santana: Ride - ...
Soundtrack | Bad Boys
Christopher Wallace, a.k.a. Biggie Smalls, was born on May 21, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the son of Jamaican parents, Voletta Wallace, a pre-school teacher, and George Latore, a welder and small-time politician. He was raised in the poor Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant. ...
Soundtrack | The Watch
Eric Lynn Wright, better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper who performed solo and as a member of the group NWA Wright is affectionately called "The Godfather Of Gangsta Rap."
He was born in Compton, California. After dropping out of high school in the tenth grade, he supported ...
41. Adam Yauch
Soundtrack | Star Trek Beyond
Adam Yauch, an only child, was born on August 5, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Frances and Noel Yauch, who is a painter and architect. His father was Catholic (of Irish, German, and French descent) and his mother was Jewish. Adam attended Edward R. Murrow High School in the Midwood ...