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10 Baltimore Rappers That You Need to Know



C.O.M.P., which stands for “Clever on Many Perspectives,” hails from Baltimore City with a title none other can claim being the second youngest artist being signed to Def Jam Recordings through Chocolate City Music. During his Tenure with Def Jam in the early 2000s, C.O.M.P. was featured as a character in the video game Def Jam Vendetta. C.O.M.P. was also featured on a few major film soundtracks including Cradle to the Grave featuring DMX and Jet Li, which sold over one million copies. In 2004, C.O.M.P. was a featured artist along with Jadakiss in Ghostface Killa’s single, “Run.” After achieving a level of mainstream success, C.O.M.P. has turned to focusing more on solo projects such as Man with a Hand, which released in 2009 and received a wide response from both fans as well as the media.

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