7. Donald Glover
Donald Glover is best known for his role as Troy Barnes on the NBC sitcom Community, but he also made some appearances on 30 Rock when he was a writer for the show, and was in a few movies, including Mystery Team and The Muppets. After entering his name into a Wu-Tang name generator, it spit out “Childish Gambino,” which Glover decided to use as his hip-hop stage name. Starting in 2008, he released a few independent albums and mixtapes, eventually gaining the attention of Glassnote Records and signing with them in 2011. He released his first studio album, Camp, with the label later that year and his second, Because of the Internet, in 2013.