T.I: He has plenty to be thankful for - a new album, a Hollywood action flick and most importantly, freedom.

Rick Ross: Rick Ross is no stranger to resiliency, and is now pushing a dope new album filled with Diddy-backed confidence.

Big Boi: On the eve of Big Boi’s first Andree 300-less LP, Sir Luscious Left Foot is as cool as ever.

Tech N9ne: Strange Music, led by underground mainstay Tech N9ne, has been redefining the independent business model for 10 years.

Duck Down Records: For lovers of purist boom-bap, New York City based Duck Down Records has been rap’s most-reliable supplier.

…and Drake, Nicki Minaj, Juvenile and Chiddy Bang.