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Jay-Z and Beyonce are rumored to be performing at the Royal Wedding this week. While it’s not yet clear if the King and Queen of hip-hop will put on for the royal couple, what is clear is that only royalty is good enough for royalty.

Just in case Jay-Z and Beyonce don’t perform for Prince William and his bride to be, Kate Middleton, we have compiled a list and brief history of many entertainers who have claimed the throne of their respective field.

While Hov has climbed his way from the projects to the Forbes list, he had a long road and like Prince William, he has to wait for his chance at the throne. So in honor of Prince William getting married so he can “Watch The Throne,” we thought it would be a pretty cool idea to highlight some other Kings and Queens of hip-pop.

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While Jay-Z might be the current King of New York or King of hip-hop, before him came the great Notorious B.I.G. Biggie changed the game more than he changed his moniker and like Frank White, Christopher Wallace was one of the most beloved Kings of New York.

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Biggie got his swag from the original King of New York, Christopher Walken’s character Frank White. If you have any doubt as to just why Biggie wanted to call himself Frank White, just click this link. “You’re all welcome!”

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Now Frank White is gangsta and he may have been the King of New York, but he’s not the King of gangster. That title belongs to Mr. Robert De Niro himself. He has had numerous roles playing a gangsta and no one does mafia swag like De Niro.

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Back to music for a second, we cannot forget the King of Pop. Michael Jackson‘s reign as the King of Pop was so great, that if you even think about calling someone else the King of Pop, the souls of lost subjects of MJ rise from their grave doing the “Thriller” dance and come to get you.

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Every great King of Pop must have their Queen of Pop right? Cue in Madonna. The Queen of Pop was elegant when she was on Michael’s arm and just as good when she was off his arm. All hail the “Material Girl.”

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Like most queens, she must past the throne on to someone else and that would be Lady Gaga. Now before some of you purists get upset and refuse to crown Gaga the Queen of Pop, she’s at least the Queen of Twitter. She had more followers than Jesus Christ.

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Then there are kings who will always be the King, like Tarzan, King of The Jungle.

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Some kingdoms have more than one king, like the Kings of Comedy. Steve Harvey, DL Hughley, Cedric The Entertainer and the late Bernie Mac. Their hilarity will live on forever in the form of DVD, video clips and hit TV shows.

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Now back to reality … reality TV that is. When its comes to unscripted television, the Queen of that market is non other than Kim Kardashian. This reality superstar has opened her life to the world and got a throne for it.

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Then there’s Wes Craven the King of “Scream.” Sure, he created the “Scream” series, but when it comes to horror, Wes Craven is the King. His dreams are what movies are made of.