Chris BrownHe may need to sit in anger management for a few more months, but there's no denying that Chris is running the charts. His latest release, Fortune, hit number one on the Billboard charts, and continues to perform well in 22 countries.
DrakeOkay, yes, with reports that he had a full-out brawl with Chris Brown, Drake COULD be doing better. But Champagne Papi has been holding it down as one of the best new rap acts in recent years, despite being extremely un-gangsta.
Diggy SimmonsThe young Simmons spawn is not even 18 yet, but has many GROWN fans, thanks to his cypher during the BET Hip Hop Awards. His freestyle over Nas' "Made You Look" eventually went viral, and received tons of praise from vets like Kanye West. He was named one of Billboard's "Artists to Watch" in 2011, and made XXL's annual Freshmen list. This kid's talent cannot be contained.
J. ColeBeing the first rapper signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation is quite the feat. The kid had many successes in the mixtape world, and dropped his debut album last year.
Terrence JYeah, we sort of doubted him when he hit the scene as half of the replacement for our beloved Free and AJ on BET's 106 & Park. But Terrence is having the last laugh now. With an upcoming role on BET's The Game, and his breakout role in Think Like a Man, the sky's the limit for Terrence J's career.
T.I.Hopefully the rapper has finally learned his lesson after two stints in prison. He's quite the doting dad, as we've seen on his reality show, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle. But we also need him to put his crown back on as the King of the South, and release more hits.
Matt KempThe MLB star and Rihanna's reported former flame is holding things down in baseball. The LA Dodgers center fielder and Oklahoma native has a batting average of .296, 888 hits, and 140 home runs so far. He takes home a $10 million yearly paycheck. Not bad, Matt. Not bad.
David OtungaThe Harvard Law grad not only had a budding wrestling career (what a change of career paths, right?), but is also set to star with Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry in the film, The Hive.
Boris KodjoeThis gorgeous specimen of a man doesn't even have to open his mouth (but luckily when he does it doesn't make us cringe--plus he speaks three languages) to make this list. We'll get to see him on the big screen soon in the Resident Evil sequel, and on the small screen for a host of TV movies.
TygaThis skinny tatted-up LA native and Young Money artist, heats up the charts with hit singles like "Rack City" and "Faded".
Jesse WilliamsThe hot model and actor made us swoon as Dr. Jackson Avery on Grey's Anatomy. He'll continue to make us do so in upcoming films like They Die by Dawn, The Butler, and Snake and Mongoose.
Swizz BeatzThe super producer may have taken an L with the whole Mega Upload copyright infringement fiasco. But there's no denying the magic touch he has put on many of hip hop's greatest tracks.
LudacrisNot only is he a three-time Grammy Award winning rapper and lauded as an actor, but the Atlanta native is also quite the philanthropist. In 2011 he joined a joint effort with Dosomething.org and Better World Books to help restock library shelves in New Orleans. Also, the Ludacris Foundation has helped to empower and enlighten the community since 2011. He's quite the stand-up guy.
Joseline HernandezWe are so dead wrong for this one, but this feisty former stripper and up and coming rapper's name is definitely on the keyboards of every website in the blogosphere for her crazy antics on VH1's Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta.
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