20. Royce Da 5'9"
From: Detroit, MI
Active Since: 1997
Career Highlights: His debut album Rock City peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Independent chart, as one-half of Bad Meets Evil with Eminem, the Hell: The Sequel debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts, his debut album with Slaughterhouse peaked at No. 25 on the Billboard 200, and his 2011 album Success Is Certain peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard R&B chart and No. 5 on Rap,
It feels that Royce Da 5'9" has been always at the cusps of mainstream success. He was the violently realistic half of Bad Meets Evil with Eminem in the late 90s-early 00s before the two had a falling out. Then a prison stint off a DUI charge also disrupted his career. But now, Royce is near the top of his game with last year's release of the great Hell: The Sequel as Bad Meets Evil and his affiliation with Slaughterhouse. Look for him to rip the mic on the upcoming welcome to: OUR HOUSE.