apl.de.ap (of The Black Eyed Peas)
MILESTONE: First Asian-American Rapper To Have a No. 1 Pop Hit.
Complex says: While Fresh Kid Ice founded a legendary crew, apl.de.ap founded The Black Eyed Peas (formerly known as Atban Klann), one of the most successful rap groups of the 2000s. Although we may not be the biggest fans of the Black Eyed Peas, there's no denying the fact that last year "Boom Boom Pow," "I Gotta Feeling," and "Imma Be" all hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. So even if apl.de.ap's contributions to those songs could be considered minor, his accomplishment are still major.