From: Queensbridge, NY
Signature Song: Cormega "They Forced My Hand" (2011)

There's no way to talk about Cormega without talking about Nas. Nasir gave Mega his start by letting him get on "Affirmative Action." The success of that song led to the formation of The Firm but for whatever reason, Cormega ended up getting kicked out of the group. Since then, he's remained rather salty about the whole affair. Regardless, his first two albums The Realness and The True Meaning were hailed as underground classics and praised for Mega's intricate rhyme schemes-even if every single song sounded like he was taking shots at Nas.