Famous People Born In Compton

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Dr. Dre
(Rapper, Record Producer & Entrepreneur)
Dr. Dre
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Rapper, record producer, and audio engineer, Dr. Dre, is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. He is credited with the popularization of  West Coast G-funk, a sub-genre of hip hop. After establishing himself in the music industry, he promoted the careers of many other rappers, including 2Pac and Snoop Dogg.

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Eazy-E
(Rapper Known as the 'Godfather of Gangsta Rap')
Eazy-E
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 26, 1995

Widely regarded as the godfather of gangsta rap, Eazy-E was a rapper and record producer. He played a major role in popularizing gangsta rap and West Coast rap by forming N.W.A, which is considered one of the most influential and greatest hip hop groups of all time. Eazy-E died at the age of 30 after being diagnosed with AIDS.

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Kendrick Lamar
(Regarded As One of the Greatest Rappers of All Time)
Kendrick Lamar
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini

Kendrick Lamar is regarded as one of the greatest lyricists and rappers of all time. He is also considered one of the most influential celebrities of his generation; such has been his impact on the music industry. In 2016, he was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

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Tyga
(Rapper)
Tyga
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Birthdate: November 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Tyga is a singer-songwriter, rapper, television personality, and actor. Although Tyga had a promising start to his music career, he faced a setback when he had to endure a long period of negative reviews and poor sales. He was also troubled by a series of legal issues. Despite his struggles, Tyga proved his mettle by releasing his hit album Legendary.

 5 
Coolio
(Rapper Best Known for His Singles ‘Gangsta's Paradise’ and ‘My Soul’)
Coolio
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 8, 2022
Rapper Coolio soared to fame with his Grammy-winning single Gangsta's Paradise. He continued winning accolades with hits such as C U When U Get There. He later released a cookbook and hosted the culinary show Cookin' with Coolio. He was also part of WC and the Maad Circle.
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Anthony Anderson
(Best Known for His Role in the Sitcom 'Black-Ish' and Series 'K-Ville' and 'Law & Order')
Anthony Anderson
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Birthdate: August 15, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo
Anthony Anderson of All About the Andersons fame gained fame as Andre in Black-ish and as Bryan Brown in The Bernie Mac Show. He has also hosted To Tell the Truth and been a judge on Iron Chef America, apart from appearing in films such as The Departed and Transformers.
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The Game (Rapper)
(American Rapper Best Known for His Albums ‘Untold Story’ and ‘The Documentary’)
The Game (Rapper)
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Rapper Jayceon Terrell Taylor, or The Game, is best known for leading the West Coast hip-hop circuit. He began his career with Dr. Dre’s label, Aftermath. His album The Documentary went double-platinum and his collaboration with 50 Cent, Hate It or Love It, was nominated for two Grammys.
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DeMar DeRozan
(American Basketball Player Who Plays as a Shooting Guard / Small Forward)
DeMar DeRozan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo

DeMar DeRozan is an American basketball player who currently plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA. A four-time NBA All-Star, DeRozan has also been an important member of the United States national team, helping the team win gold medals at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Roddy Ricch
(Rapper, Singer-Songwriter Best Known for His Single ’Die Young’)
Roddy Ricch
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 22, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra

Trap sensation Roddy Ricch is best known for his mixtape Feed Tha Streets II, which featured the Billboard Hot 100-charting track Die Young. Nipsey Hussle's track Racks in the Middle, featuring Ricch, got him a Grammy Award. Fans also loved Ricch's Hot 100-topping single The Box from his debut album.

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Suge Knight
(American Music Executive Who is Considered a Central Figure in Gangsta Rap's Commercial Success in the 1990s)
Suge Knight
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries

American businessman and co-founder of a successful music label. Death Row Records, Suge Knight has been a controversial figure. He had been in and out of prison for a number of years for charges like theft, racketeering, attempt to murder and parole violation, before he was sentenced to 28 years in prison for the a hit-and-run incident in October 2018.

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Krist Novoselic
(Musician)
Krist Novoselic
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 16, 1965
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Richard Sherman
(One of the Greatest Football Cornerbacks of All Time)
Richard Sherman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries

Richard Sherman is an American football player who currently plays for the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL. Prior to his association with the San Francisco 49ers, Sherman represented the Seattle Seahawks and helped them win their first Super Bowl. Richard Sherman is widely considered one of the greatest cornerbacks in the history of the National Football League.

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Lisa Leslie
(Basketball player)
Lisa Leslie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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MC Ren
(Rapper, Songwriter, Record producer)
MC Ren
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Keenon Jackson
(Rapper Known for His Singles 'Toot It and Boot It' and 'Don't Tell 'Em')
Keenon Jackson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces

Keenon Jackson is an American actor and rapper whose 2013 single My Nigga, for which he collaborated with Rich Homie Quan and Young Jeezy, won the 2014 BET Hip Hop Award for Best Collabo, Duo or Group. One of the most controversial rappers of the current generation, Keenon Jackson was arrested in 2020 on robbery charges and was detained for arraignment.

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Vince Staples
(Rapper)
Vince Staples
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
 17 
Brandon Jennings
(Basketball player)
Brandon Jennings
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Tom Lister Jr.
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Birthdate: June 24, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: December 10, 2020

Tom Lister Jr. was an American actor whose career spanned four decades. Often cast to play negative roles, Tom Lister Jr. thrived playing bad guys and bullies in popular movies. Tom, who also dabbled in professional wrestling, passed away on December 10, 2020, leaving a vacuum in the film industry.

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Tayshaun Prince
(Former Basketball player at small forward position)
Tayshaun Prince
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Marcellus Wiley
(American Football Player)
Marcellus Wiley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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DJ Quik
(Rapper)
DJ Quik
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Danielle Herrington
(American Model)
Danielle Herrington
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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John Brown
(American Bodybuilder)
John Brown
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Listed In: Sportspersons
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David Irving
(American football player)
David Irving
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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MC Eiht
(Rapper)
MC Eiht
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 22, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Hardy Nickerson
(Coach, American football player)
Hardy Nickerson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Maurice Barnett
(YouTube Star)
Maurice Barnett
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: October 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
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Corey Benjamin
(Basketball player)
Corey Benjamin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 24, 1978
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Whitney Alford
(American Esthetician and Make-Up Artist Who is Engaged to Rapper Kendrick Lamar)
Whitney Alford
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 12, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Steven Fernandez
(American Professional Skateboarder)
Steven Fernandez
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 27, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Bobby Jones
(Equatorial Guinean Professional Basketball Player)
Bobby Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Malaysia Pargo
(Reality TV Personality)
Malaysia Pargo
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Birthdate: August 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)