Hip-hop Heaven

by big-gun | created - 22 Sep 2016 | updated - 24 Sep 2016 | Public

1. M.C. Breed

Soundtrack | Harsh Times

M.C. Breed was born on June 12, 1971 in Flint, Michigan, USA as Eric Breed. He died on November 22, 2008 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

2. DJ EZ Rock

Soundtrack | Iron Man 2

DJ EZ Rock died on April 27, 2014.

3. Dolla

Actor | T-Pain Feat. Lil Wayne: Can't Believe It

Dolla was born on November 22, 1987 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Roderick Anthony Burton II. He is an actor, known for T-Pain Feat. Lil Wayne: Can't Believe It (2008), Ciara Feat. Jeezy: Never Ever (2009) and Showtime at the Apollo (1987).

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.

Kid Rock.

5. Lamont Coleman

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.

Big L.

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.

8. Guru

Soundtrack | Any Given Sunday

Guru was born on July 17, 1961 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA as Keith Elam. He died on April 19, 2010 in Suffern, New York, USA.

9. Paul Dumas Frappier

Actor | Bumrush

Paul Dumas Frappier was born on May 8, 1977 in Haiti. He is known for his work on Bumrush (2011) and Music for a Blue Train (2003). He died on February 12, 2011 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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 ...

Yaki Kadafi.

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 ...

Static Major.

12. DJ AM

Actor | Iron Man 2

DJ AM was born on March 30, 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Adam Michael Goldstein. He was an actor and writer, known for Iron Man 2 (2010), Gone Too Far (2009) and Entourage (2004). He died on August 28, 2009 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

13. Nate Dogg

Soundtrack | I Spy

Nate Dogg was born on August 19, 1969 in Long Beach, California, USA as Nathaniel Dwayne Hale. He was married to La Toya. He died on March 15, 2011 in Long Beach.

14. Aaliyah

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 ...

16. Mac Dre

Soundtrack | Kicks

Mac Dre was born on July 5, 1970 in Vallejo, California, USA as Andre Hicks. He died on November 1, 2004 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA.

17. Proof

Soundtrack | The Longest Yard

Proof was born on October 2, 1973 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as DeShaun Holton. He was married to Sharonda. He died on April 11, 2006 in Detroit.

18. Big Bank Hank

Soundtrack | Martin

Big Bank Hank was born on January 11, 1957 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Henry Lee Jackson. He died on November 11, 2014 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA.

19. Ol' Dirty Bastard

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.

Wu-Tang Clan.

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.

21. Eyedea

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.

22. Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes

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

Actor | Kung aagawin mo ang lahat sa akin

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.

Francis M.

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.

25. Heavy D

Actor | Big Trouble

Heavy D was born on May 24, 1967 in Mandeville, Jamaica as Dwight Arrington Myers. He is known for his work on Big Trouble (2002), The Cider House Rules (1999) and Life (1999). He died on November 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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.

Mob Figaz.

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 ...

28. Chinx Drugz

Actor | Wale Feat. Chinx Drugz & Fatz: Let a Nigga Know

Chinx Drugz was an actor, known for Wale Feat. Chinx Drugz & Fatz: Let a Nigga Know (2013) and Chinx Drugz: Feelings (2014). He died on May 17, 2015 in Jamaica, Queens, New York City, New York, USA.

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.


30. Big Pun

Soundtrack | That Awkward Moment

Big Pun was born on November 9, 1971 in Bronx, New York, USA as Christopher Lee Rios. He was married to Liza Rios. He died on February 7, 2000 in White Plains, New York.

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

Actress | MC Trouble feat. The Good Girls: I Wanna Make You Mine

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 ...

35. Scott La Rock

Soundtrack | It's a Boy Girl Thing

Scott La Rock was born on March 2, 1962 in the USA as Scott Sterling. He died on August 27, 1987 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA.

36. Phife Dawg

Soundtrack | Get Carter

Phife Dawg was born on November 20, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Malik Isaac Taylor. He is known for his work on Get Carter (2000), Dope (2015) and Falling Down (1993). He died on March 22, 2016 in Oakley, California, USA.

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 - ...

38. The Notorious B.I.G.

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. ...

39. Bankroll Fresh

Actor | Da Trap

Bankroll Fresh was born on August 2, 1987 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Trentavious Zamon White. He died on March 4, 2016 in Atlanta.

40. Eazy-E

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 ...

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