Kyle Myricks (Born in Massillon, Ohio, United States), better know by his stage name Stalley is an American rapper. currently signed to Rick Ross's label, Maybach Music Group, who started his rap career after major injury setbacks in Basketball. Stalley shifted his focus towards music and in 2008 he teamed up with Ohio's DJ, Terry Urban to release his first mixtape titled Goin' Ape. This followed with several mixtape releases in 2009, MadStalley: The Autobiography, 2011, Lincoln Way Nights, and 2012's release, Savage Journey to the American Dream.
The Tones are progressive masters in the creation of soulful, honest hip hop in its most appealing form. Being compared to the likes of Blackstar, Tribe Called Quest, Slum Village, De La Soul, Little Brother and even Mobb Deep, many might wonder how such a sound can be derived from the California Bay Area.
This versatile duo consists of rapper-producer, Retro, and rapper-singer, Suhn. Since the group first formed in 2001, The Tones have toured with the likes of Common, Slum Village, Little Brother, Roots’ drummer QuestLove, and Dr.
Method Man (born Clifford Smith, March 2, 1971 in Hempstead, Long Island, New York) is an American rapper and member of the hip-hop collective, Wu-Tang Clan. He is also well-known for his work both as a solo artist and with frequent collaborator Redman, as well as for recent forays into acting. Method Man spent a childhood split between separated parents in Long Island and Staten Island, and in an apparent precursor to his career in hip hop was introduced both to playing drums and to
Streets is a rock band that Kansas vocalist Steve Walsh formed in the 80s. They released two albums for Atlantic Records starting with 1983's 1st, and 1985's Crimes in Mind. The former featured the hit If Love Should Go, but both albums didn't do very well in the sales market, and Atlantic dropped them in 1985. Wounded Bird Records reissued both the band's albums on CD in 2002. (Not to be confused with hip-hop act The Streets.)
Peter Wyeth is a Leicestershire born singer-songwriter who uses anything at his disposal to create songs and audio work that speak of (in his own words) the wonder of the world around him. Acoustic guitars and upside down tunings, minidiscs and looper pedals, toy singing birds and glockenspiels have all been seen used live during his act. During 90's, Pete was also known for being front man for the 3 piece band, Kookaburra, and prior to this, he was guitarist in Rev Head between 1988-91.
Mr. Lif (born Jeffrey Haynes) is a Boston rapper who is currently signed to New York independent label Definitive Jux. Besides his solo career, Lif is also a member of the hip hop group The Perceptionists with long-time friends and collaborators Akrobatik and DJ Fakts One. Mr. Lif grew up in the neighbourhood of Brighton in Boston, MA. For two years he attended Colgate University, dropping out after becoming enamored with the hip hop music being produced at the time.
Skillz (formerly Mad Skillz, born Donnie Shaquan Lewis in Richmond, Virginia) is an African-American rapper. Known as a talented freestyle rapper, Skillz has not received widespread acclaim outside of the hip-hop community, but within it is considered one of its best performers. He first made a name for himself by finishing in second place in a national freestyle competition in 1995, which resulted in a recording contract with Atlantic Records. Skillz' Atlantic debut, From Where???, and its single, The Nod Factor, were released in 1996, but sank without a trace.
Fatlip (b. Derrick Stewart in 1969) is an American rapper and former member of the alternative hip hop group The Pharcyde, which he was a member of from 1990 to 1995. After being fired from The Pharcyde, Fatlip began his solo career with the single "What's Up Fatlip?" in 2000, but did not release a solo debut album until 2005, when he released "The Loneliest Punk". Fatlip has appeared on songs by many artists, such as The Chemical Brothers, Neon Neon and N.A.S.A.
Born in Corona, Queens, and raised in Yonkers, Styles began rapping with Jadakiss, Kasaan and Sheek in 1994, as they all grew up in the same Yonkers, New York neighborhood. They eventually signed to Bad Boy Records, and recorded songs with Notorious B.I.G. and Puff Daddy. In 1998, The Lox released Money, Power & Respect. Soon thereafter, Styles P led the Lox on the now infamous quest to leave Bad Boy Records. When they were finally released, the Lox signed to Interscope. Shortly thereafter, a new Lox album and Jadakiss' solo album Kiss Tha Game Goodbye were released.