Before They Were Famous: The Bands Artists Were in Before They Got Big

Take heart, struggling artists. Before they became global icons, some of music’s biggest names were also toiling in obscurity under names that, we’re willing to bet, they now look back at with the same cringe-worthy feeling that opening your middle school yearbook produces. From Tupac Shakur to the newest kid on the superstar block, Macklemore, and everywhere in between, join us as we take a trip back to a time long, long before they were famous.

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