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    What 19 Early-'00s Hip-Hop Artists Look Like Today

    Oh hip-hop, you've come so far.

    1. Ja Rule

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    Biggest early-'00s hit: "Always On Time" Feat. Ashanti.

    2. T.I.

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    Biggest early-'00s hit: "Bring Em Out."

    3. Missy Elliott

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    Biggest early-'00s hit: "Work It."

    4. 50 Cent

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    Biggest early-'00s hit: "Candy Shop" Feat. Olivia (even though "In Da Club" is where it's at.)

    5. Eminem

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    Biggest early-'00s hit: "Lose Yourself."

    6. Jay Z

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    Biggest early-'00s hit: "03 Bonnie & Clyde."

    7. Cam'ron

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    Biggest early-'00s hit: "Hey Ma."

    8. Nelly

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    Biggest early-'00s hit: "Grillz" Feat. Paul Wall, and Ali & Gipp.

    9. Kanye West

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    Biggest early-'00s hit: "Gold Digger" Feat. Jamie Foxx.

    10. Remy Ma

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    Biggest early-'00s hit: "Conceited"

    11. Andre 3000 of Outkast

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    Biggest early-'00s hit: "Hey Ya!"

    12. Big Boi of Outkast

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    Biggest early-'00s hit: "Ms. Jackson" (It's really "Hey Ya!" but we all know that was 3 Stacks' song)

    13. Lil Wayne

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    Biggest early-'00s hit: "Lollipop" Feat. Static Major

    14. Young Jeezy

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    Biggest early-'00s hit: "Soul Survivor" Feat. Akon.

    15. Eve

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    Biggest early-'00s hit: "Gangsta Lovin'" Feat. Alicia Keys

    16. Lil Jon

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    Biggest early-'00s hit: "Snap Yo Fingers" Feat. E-40 & Sean Paul of The YoungBloodz

    17. Ludacris

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    Biggest early-'00s hit: "Stand Up" Feat. Shawnna.

    18. Rick Ross

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    Biggest early-'00s hit: "Hustlin'."

    19. The Game

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    Biggest early-'00s hit: "Hate It or Love It" Feat. 50 Cent

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