Top Ten Rap Group Members that Made It Big Solo

The Top Ten

1 Eminem (D12) Eminem (D12) Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.
2 Ice Cube (N.W.A.) Ice Cube (N.W.A.) O'Shea Jackson, born June 15, 1969 in Baldwin Hills, CA, known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A and later joined the seminal gangster rap group N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, ...read more.
3 Dr. Dre (N.W.A) Dr. Dre (N.W.A) Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur born on February 18, 1965 in Compton, CA. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.
4 Big L (Three the Hard Way) Big L (Three the Hard Way) Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), best known by his stage name Big L, was an American hip hop recording artist, born and raised in Harlem, New York City, New York. Coleman embarked on his career in rapping, with the hip hop trio, Three the Hard Way. His first notable appearance came ...read more.
5 Eazy-E (N.W.A.) Eazy-E (N.W.A.) Eric Lynn Wright better known by his stage name "Eazy-E", was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. He is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta Rap". He was born to Richard and Kathie Wright in Compton, California. On March 26, 1995 Eazy-E dies from complications ...read more.
6 KRS-One (Boogie Down Productions) KRS-One (Boogie Down Productions)
7 Method Man (Wu-Tang Clan) Method Man (Wu-Tang Clan) Clifford Smith, better known by his stage name Method Man, is an American rapper, producer, and actor. He is known as a member of the East Coast hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He is also one half of the hip hop duo Method Man & Redman.
8 Ghostface Killah (Wu-Tang Clan) Ghostface Killah (Wu-Tang Clan) Dennis Coles, better known by his stage name Ghostface Killah, is an American rapper and prominent member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
9 MF Doom (Madvillain) MF Doom (Madvillain) Daniel Dumile, also known as MF DOOM, is a British-born hip hop recording artist who spent most of his life in the United States.
10 Ice-T (Body Count) Ice-T (Body Count) Tracy Lauren Marrow, better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American musician, rapper, songwriter, actor, record executive, record producer, and author.

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11 Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan) Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan) Corey Quontrell Woods, better known by the stage name Raekwon, is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
12 Infinite (Gorilla Warfare)
13 Missy Elliott (Sista) Missy Elliott (Sista) Melissa Arnette Elliott is an American musician, hip hop recording artist, dancer and record producer.
14 Tyler, the Creator (Odd Future) Tyler, the Creator (Odd Future) Tyler Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991), better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper, record producer, and music video director. ...read more.
15 Earl Sweatshirt (Odd Future) Earl Sweatshirt (Odd Future) Thebe Neruda Kgositsile, better known by his stage name Earl Sweatshirt, is an American rapper, record producer, and disc jockey from Los Angeles, California.
16 Jadakiss (The Lox)
17 Lauryn Hill (Fugees) Lauryn Hill (Fugees) Lauryn Noelle Hill is an American singer, rapper and songwriter. She is known for being a member of Fugees and for her solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which won many awards and broke several sales records.
18 Wyclef Jean (Fugees) Wyclef Jean (Fugees) Nel Ust Wyclef Jean, better known by his professional name Wyclef Jean, is a Haitian rapper, musician and actor.
19 Will Smith (DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince) Will Smith (DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince) Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He is best known for his acting career overall. He has been in many popular movies, These include, but are not limited to, the Men in Black franchise, The Pursuit of Happyness, and After Earth. He is ...read more.
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