From: Compton, CA
Active Since: 2002
Career Highlights: His debut album The Documentary was certified platinum twice and has sold over five million copies worldwide. His single "Hate It Or Love It" was nominated for two Grammy Awards, and his album Doctor's Advocate was named the best hip-hop album of 2006 by the New York Times.
Compton's rap star rolled over the game nearly a decade ago with his Dr. Dre-produced classic. His journey since has been rough, bouncing from 50 Cent's G-Unit imprint, releasing a dud or two, but then coming through with a solid effort in his latest RED Album. Dude's certainly not finished, though. Expect another full length project from him sooner than later.