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Based on the popular YouTube Channel 'Before They Were Famous' with over 3 Million YouTube Subscribers & nearly 1 Billion views. This is the audio version of those recordings documenting the rise to fame of both traditional stars but mainly internet stars. Artists in rap, comedy, instagram models & YouTubers. This channel profiles who they are, where they came from and how they reached the top of the entertainment industry. Thanks for tuning in.

Before They Were Famous Michael McCrudden

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Based on the popular YouTube Channel 'Before They Were Famous' with over 3 Million YouTube Subscribers & nearly 1 Billion views. This is the audio version of those recordings documenting the rise to fame of both traditional stars but mainly internet stars. Artists in rap, comedy, instagram models & YouTubers. This channel profiles who they are, where they came from and how they reached the top of the entertainment industry. Thanks for tuning in.

    Joe Biden | Before They Were Famous | Young Football Stud & Terrible Tragedy Early On In His Career

    Joe Biden | Before They Were Famous | Young Football Stud & Terrible Tragedy Early On In His Career

    Before Joe Biden Biden launched his campaign for U.S. president and is the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. Before Joe Biden would be impersonated by Jim Carrey on SNL. Before Joe Biden would be presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama in 2017. His 2008 presidential campaign never gained momentum, but Democratic nominee Barack Obama selected him as his running mate, and Biden went on to serve two terms as the 47th vice president of the United States. Previous to all this well Joe Biden was actually a bit of a football stud and we found a ton of old clips. But his life story is also one filled with loss and grief having lost his first wife and a child in a car crash early on in his career. He also almost lost his own life and needed complicated brain surgery. It's a remarkable story one that actually has a few similarities to a man of myth, Forest Gump, I kid you not. I'll explain that in just a minute but if he does become President this will be over 20 years in the making with him having made a run for the biggest job in the land back in 1998 but that time, things didn't go so well.

    • 10 min
    Busta Rhymes | Before They Were Famous | Weight Loss and Comeback With Czar

    Busta Rhymes | Before They Were Famous | Weight Loss and Comeback With Czar

    Before Busta Rhymes would become one of the most popular rappers of the ’90s with hits like “It’s A Party”, “Dangerous”, and “Gimme Some More”. Before Busta Rhymes would drop his newest album “Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God”. Before Busta Rhymes would shed a huge amount of body fat during lock-down and is now looking totally fit. Bust Rhymes is an OG legend when it comes to the rap game. This Brooklyn-born rapper and record producer has been making waves in the music scene since the late ’80s, spitting that mad type of rapid-fire flow that would give even Eminem a run for his money. After the recent release of his newest studio album: “Extinction Level Event 2: The Wrath of God” a sequel to his 1998 album, E.L.E: The Final World Front”, Busta has dropped ten studio albums on us over the span of twenty-four years, and boy is a title like that ever appropriate for the world we’re living in today, huh?

    • 8 min
    Tokyo's Revenge | Before They Were Famous | Breakout Rapper From TikTok

    Tokyo's Revenge | Before They Were Famous | Breakout Rapper From TikTok

    Before Tokyo’s Revenge would find breakthrough success off of his song “GOODMORNINGTOKYO!!” becoming a viral sensation on TikTok. Before Tokyo's Revenge would release: “MDNGHT (SIDE B)” and “TRAPPED IN TOKYO” with his friend and producer Clifford. Before Tokyo’s Revenge would have over 76K followers on SoundCloud, nearly 14K followers on Twitter, 192K followers on Instagram, and 205K subscribers on YouTube at the time of this recording. Tokyo’s Revenge isn’t your typical Tik Tok star. This rising star in the rap scene has chosen to keep almost all of his personal information to himself after appearing seemingly out of nowhere in 2018 with an aggressive style that has many people calling him the next XXXTENTACION even though he really hates all comparisons he hears about himself, especially from some very specific sources. Two years ago, Tokyo’s Revenge was homeless, but today he’s riding high off the backup of his breakout single “GOODMORNINGTOKYO!” a viral hit that’s peaked on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 and Rolling Stone’s Trending 25 charts at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively. In fact, this up-and-coming rapper has found such massive success with the track on TikTok, it’s been used in more than a million individual videos already and counting!

    • 9 min
    Boosie Badazz | Before They Were Famous | Baton Rouge Rapper Biography

    Boosie Badazz | Before They Were Famous | Baton Rouge Rapper Biography

    All it takes is one glimpse at Boosie Badazz’s career to tell you that he’s a driven man on a mission. Whether he’s battling it out in the music industry to become one of the top rappers in the game or struggling with his everyday battle with Diabetes, there ain’t no rest for this wicked rapper who’s passionate and dedicated to his craft. This American singer, songwriter, and actor have been rapping since the 1990s where he got his start as a member of the hip-hop collective but he eventually branched out onto his own to pursue a solo career in the 2000s. It hasn’t always been easy for Boosie and he once spent five years behind bars for a bunch of charges, he’s also managed to release seven solo studio albums as well as over 40 mixtapes, making him far more prolific than most people who have spent nearly half a decade locked-up. Find out more in today's video:

    • 9 min
    Duki | Before They Were Famous | Argentinian Rap Superstar

    Duki | Before They Were Famous | Argentinian Rap Superstar

    Before Duki would break out in the world of Latin American music with hit songs like: “Don’t Give a FO” and “LeBron”. Before Duki would celebrate turning 24 by releasing a brand-new eight-song EP appropriately entitled: “24”. Before Duki would have 1.2 Million followers on Twitter, 5.1 Million followers on Instagram, and over 4 Million subscribers on YouTube at the time of this recording. Injecting a little Latin flair into trap rap while still only at the very young age of 24-years-old, Duki is an up-and-coming Latin American artist who’s changing the rules of the industry. He’s sold-out shows at Luna Park – one of Argentina’s most prominent venues -- and he managed to do it without even having released an album yet at that time! He also headlined Buenos Aires Trap, the biggest Latin trap festival, along with Bad Bunny. Combining elements of cumbia, dancehall, reggaetón, and trap, Latin Trap has strayed further from the path of its originally harsh North American roots to create a style of music that in many ways is easier on the ears – not to mention more commercial. As the figurehead of the scene he’s representing, Duki is a beacon of Argentine trap and he’s shining his talents all over Latin America, which means it’s probably only a matter of time till he makes his way Stateside in a big way.

    • 8 min
    Anthony Davis | The Rich Life | Collaborations with Red Bull, Ruffles, Car Collection and LA Mansion

    Anthony Davis | The Rich Life | Collaborations with Red Bull, Ruffles, Car Collection and LA Mansion

    In 2012, AD signed a four-year, $23 million contract with the then New Orlean Hornets when he entered into the league by 2015, he signed a five-year contract extension worth $127 million - after demanding a trade in 2019, he joined The Lakers which was obviously a good move for him because he just won his first NBA Championship. Although he’s played out the remainder of his contract with The Lakers, it’s been reported that the team is confident that he’ll move forward with a five-year contract which is reported to be worth 202 million dollars. Conflicting reports say he may opt-out of his 28.7 million player option for the 2020-2021 season and resign with the Lakers with a new deal in which he’ll have options in terms of length. Let’s talk endorsement deals - where are those 10 million dollars coming from? Before his 2017-2018 season with The Pelicans, he signed a multi-year extension with Nike which gave him a huge boost. He then signed on with Ruffles potato chips in 2019 as an ambassador AND “creative partner” in developing new products. I mean, those chips are CLASSICS but that lime and jalapeño flavor sounds FIRE. In addition to Nike and Ruffles - there’s Foot Locker, Saks, and Redbull - plus, did I mention his limited-edition sneakers, The Ruffles Ridge Tops who he collaborated with famed sneaker designer Dominic Ciambrone aka The Shoe Surgeon on.

    • 10 min

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