He hit the spotlight with his album Deeper Than Rap and became MTV's Hottest MC in the Game in 2012 after founding the record label Maybach Music Group.
YouTube and Vine phenomenon who collaborates with his younger brother <a title='Phillip Hudson' href='/famous/phillip-hudson.htm'>Phillip Hudson</a> on rap and comedy videos. One of their most popular videos is called "Ratchet Girl Anthem (She Ratcheeet)."
Iconic rapper who was in the group 213 with <a title='Snoop Dogg' href='/famous/snoop-dogg.htm'>Snoop Dogg</a> and <a title='Warren G' href='/famous/warren-g-harding.htm'>Warren G</a> and is best known for his song "Regulate." His album, Music & Me, reached number three on the Billboard hip-hop charts in 2001.
Samuel Cook or Sam Cooke (as he was professionally known) was one of the greatest American singers. He was also a song writer, recording artist and entrepreneur. He is famously remembered as the ˜King of Soul' for his contribution to popular music and importance as a singer and composer within the genre. He was even credited as the ˜the inventor of soul music' by AllMusic biographer Bruce Eder. He created a connection between soul and pop music, and boasted a diverse collection that entertained audiences belonging to varied ethnicities and cultures. He influenced other popular musicians like Aretha Franklin, Art Garfunkel, Rod Stewart, Bobby Womack, Curtis Mayfield, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Billy Preston, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding and James Brown. He delivered around 30 hits in eight years and even after death, three of his posthumously released songs became immensely popular. Some of his hit songs are ˜Chain Gang', ˜You Send Me', ˜Cupid', ˜A Change Is Gonna Come', ˜Wonderful World', and ˜Twistin' the Night Away'. He was one of the pioneers who explored the business prospect of a musical career and launched his own record label and publishing company. He also actively participated in the Civil Rights Movement. He died at a young age of 33 and there was a lot of mystery and speculation surrounding the circumstances of his death.
Bandleader, singer, songwriter, and producer who worked in many different genres, like funk and blues. He released "Rocket 88."
Blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter who has won multiple Grammy Awards, including for Best Traditional Blues Recording in 1990 and 1998.
Journalist for both ESPN magazine and ESPN.com. Earlier in his career, he worked as a sports reporter for the Kansas City Star and for the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Dancer and rapper known for the release of his debut single "IDGAF" to SoundCloud in 2015. The multi-talented artist has also become popular through his YouTube channel where he has posted a variety of dance battles and choreography.
Football coach best remembered for his time at Millsaps College, where he led the Majors from 1964-1988.