Independent Historian

Samuel Momodu is native of Nashville, Tennessee where he was born and raised. Momodu received his Associate of Arts Degree in History from Nashville State Community College in December 2014 and Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Tennessee State University in May 2016. Momodu’s main interest areas in history are African and African American History. He enjoys reading and researching about events that occurred in the past. He currently attends Southern New Hampshire University working on his Master of Arts Degree in History.

Chance The Rapper/ Chancelor Johnathan Bennett (1993- )

Chancelor Johnathan “Chance The Rapper” Bennett is a rapper, singer, and activist. Bennett was born on April 16, 1993 in Chicago, Illinois to Lisa Bennett and Ken Williams Bennett. He grew up in a middle-class neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. Bennett’s father worked … Read MoreChance The Rapper/ Chancelor Johnathan Bennett (1993- )

Meek Mill/ Robert Rihmeek Williams (1987- )

Robert Rihmeek Williams, also known as Meek Mill, is a rapper, songwriter, and activist. Williams was born on May 6, 1987 to Kathy Williams and an unnamed father in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Williams’s father died when he was five years old in a robbery attempt. Growing … Read MoreMeek Mill/ Robert Rihmeek Williams (1987- )

William Leonard Roberts II/ Rick Ross (1976- )

William Leonard Roberts II, also known as Rick Ross, is a rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Roberts was born on January 28, 1976, to William Leonard Roberts Sr. and Tommie Roberts in Clarksdale, Mississippi but the family relocated to Miami, Florida, when Ross was young. He … Read MoreWilliam Leonard Roberts II/ Rick Ross (1976- )

Kendrick Lamar/Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (1987-)

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth is an American Rapper and record producer. Lamar was born to Kenny Duckworth and Paula Oliver in Compton, California on June 17, 1987.  His parents named him after Eddie Kendricks, with the R&B music group, The Temptations. Growing up in Compton, many … Read MoreKendrick Lamar/Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (1987-)

Lil Wayne/Dewayne Michael Carter, Jr. (1982- )

Dewayne Michael Carter Jr is an American rapper, actor, and entrepreneur best known under the stage name, Lil Wayne. Carter was born on September 27, 1982 to Dwayne Michael Turner and Jacida Carter in New Orleans, Louisiana in improvised Hollygrove, a New Orleans neighborhood. Carter’s … Read MoreLil Wayne/Dewayne Michael Carter, Jr. (1982- )

Jayceon Terell “The Game” Taylor (1979- )

Jayceon Terell “The Game” Taylor is a rapper and actor credited with bringing the West Hip Hop Scene back into the mainstream during the 2000s. Taylor was born On November 29, 1979 to George Taylor and Lynette Baker in Compton, California. Both of Taylor’s parents … Read MoreJayceon Terell “The Game” Taylor (1979- )