7. Pusha T
Label: G.O.O.D. Music
From: Norfolk, VA
Active Since: 1992
Career Highlights: As part of Clipse, the debut album Lord Willin' was certified gold, co-founder and co-chief executive officer of Re-Up Records, signed to G.O.O.D. Music in 2010, dropped his major label debut Fear of God II: Let Us Pray which received a number of positive reviews.
Mr. Thornton's been pushing his share of the weight as half of the Clipse, but now he's a solo stud on Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music, which means his future is as bright as his past. So far the alignment has birthed bangers like "New God Flow." Now we're ready for his forthcoming debut album.