If you have grown up listening to Tupac, Eminem and Jay Z rap about Rolexes, Maybachs, ghetto, gangsters, and guns, then you will be hugely interested in exploring the lives of these impressive rosters of slick-tongued, sharp-witted emcees who are responsible for making hip-hop a transcending force in music today. Ever since its inception in the '70s, America has been the hotbed of hip-hop and rap. And while the previous generation of rappers were not as introspective, fashionable, and inventive as the new blood like Nas, Biggie or Kanye West, nevertheless they received top billing during their times for their pure lyricism, exceptional MC skills, head-turning persona, and braggadocio quotient. Many rappers have come and gone, but there are some hip-hop artistes whose legacies will live on for generations to come. Let us explore the timeline, trivia, and interesting facts on America's famous rap-gods, who broke new grounds and made the genre so excitingly mainstream, in the biographies below.
Miley CyrusMiley Cyrus
23 November 1992
Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani
03 October 1969
Singer, Songwriter, Fashion Designer, Actress

Kanye WestKanye West
08 June 1977
Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971
Rapper

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj
08 December 1982
Rapper

Mac MillerMac Miller
19 January 1992
American Rapper, Singer
Brian Austin GreenBrian Austin Green
15 July 1973
Actor

Lil WayneLil Wayne
27 September 1982
Hip-hop artist

The Notorious B.I.G.The Notorious B.I.G.
21 May 1972
Rapper
Dr. DreDr. Dre
18 February 1965
American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur

Bobby BrownBobby Brown
05 February 1969
Singer-Songwriter
Nora LumNora Lum
14 December 1988
Rapper

Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg
17 August 1969
Singer-songwriter

Playboi CartiPlayboi Carti
13 September 1996
Rapper

DaBabyDaBaby
22 December 1991
Rapper

Gucci ManeGucci Mane
12 February 1980
Hip Hop Singer
Eazy-EEazy-E
07 September 1964
Rapper

Lil BabyLil Baby
03 December 1994
Rapper

LizzoLizzo
27 April 1988
Singer

Bebe RexhaBebe Rexha
30 August 1989
Singer
Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Rapper

Tory LanezTory Lanez
27 July 1992
Rapper
LL Cool JLL Cool J
14 January 1968
Rapper, Actor

Kiari CephusKiari Cephus
14 December 1991
Hip Hop Star

Mary J. BligeMary J. Blige
11 January 1971
Singer-songwriter
J. Cole J. Cole
28 January 1985
Rapper, Record Producer, Singer-Songwriter

Kelly RowlandKelly Rowland
11 February 1981
Singer-songwriter
Christina Milian Christina Milian
26 September 1981
 

Trippie ReddTrippie Redd
18 June 1999
Rapper

AshantiAshanti
13 October 1980
Singer-songwriter
Chance the RapperChance the Rapper
16 April 1993
Rapper

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Bow WowBow Wow
09 March 1987
Rapper
Toni BraxtonToni Braxton
07 October 1967
American R&B Singer-songwriter & Musician

Roddy RicchRoddy Ricch
22 October 1998
Rapper

Method ManMethod Man
02 March 1971
Hip Hop Artist

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor
NF (Nathan John Feuerstein)NF (Nathan John Feuerstein)
30 March 1991
Rapper
Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor
10 December 1990
Singer

will.i.amwill.i.am
15 March 1975
Rapper, Singer-songwriter

Rick RossRick Ross
28 January 1976
Rapper, Songwriter

Aaron CarterAaron Carter
07 December 1987
Rapper
Polo GPolo G
06 January 1999
Rapper

Faith EvansFaith Evans
10 June 1973
American singer

Soulja BoySoulja Boy
28 July 1990
Rapper

T-PainT-Pain
30 September 1985
Rapper

MC HammerMC Hammer
30 March 1962
Hip-Hop Artist
Ja RuleJa Rule
29 February 1976
 

Fat JoeFat Joe
19 August 1970
Rapper
Cassie VenturaCassie Ventura
26 August 1986
Singer

Waka FlockaWaka Flocka Flame
31 May 1986
Singer, Rapper

Fetty WapFetty Wap
07 June 1991
Rapper, Singer
GhostemaneGhostemane
15 April 1991
Rapper

Joyner LucaJoyner Luca
17 August 1988
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter
BlackbearBlackbear
27 November 1990
Singer, Songwriter

Kirshnik BallKirshnik Ball
18 June 1994
Rapper/Singer

Bradley NowellBradley Nowell
22 February 1968
Musician

August Anthony Alsina, Jr. August Alsina
03 September 1992
Singer, Songwriter

Dee Dee RamoneDee Dee Ramone
18 September 1951
Musician
Keri HilsonKeri Hilson
05 December 1982
Singer-songwriter, Actor

Yo GottiYo Gotti
19 May 1981
Rapper

Saul WilliamsSaul Williams
29 February 1972
Singer, Musician, Poet

FabolousFabolous
18 November 1977
Rapper
6lack6lack
24 June 1992
Rapper

DJ ScrewDJ Screw
20 July 1971
Hip-hop DJ
Danger MouseDanger Mouse
29 July 1977
Musician

Machine Gun KellyMachine Gun Kelly
22 April 1990
Rapper

AminéAminé
18 April 1994
Rapper
Young DolphYoung Dolph
11 August 1985
Rapper

TobyMacTobyMac
22 October 1964
Hip-hop Artist
Immortal TechniqueImmortal Technique
19 February 1978
Hip Hop Singer

Lil BibbyLil Bibby
18 July 1994
Rapper

Chuck DChuck D
01 August 1960
Rapper
Jake WearyJake Weary
14 February 1990
Actor

Kevin AbstractKevin Abstract
16 July 1996
Rapper
ComethazineComethazine
06 July 1998
Rapper

PliesPlies
01 July 1976
Hip-hop Artist

Tristan WildsTristan Wilds
15 July 1989
Actor

Rich Homie QuanRich Homie Quan
04 October 1989
Rapper
PhoraPhora
11 October 1994
Rapper
Melody ThorntonMelody Thornton
28 September 1984
Singer-songwriter

Tayla ParxTayla Parx
16 September 1993
Songwriter

Brooke ValentineBrooke Valentine
05 October 1984
Singer

Travis MillsTravis Mills
12 April 1989
Actor
Amara La NegraAmara La Negra
04 October 1990
Rapper

Sage the GeminiSage the Gemini
20 June 1992
Rapper

Tyler, The CreatorTyler, The Creator
06 March 1991
Rapper

Hoodie AllenHoodie Allen
19 August 1988
Rapper

Lil TwistLil Twist
11 January 1993
Rapper
Jay-ZJay-Z
04 December 1969
Rapper

Kap GKap G
31 July 1994
Rapper
Bali BabyBali Baby
15 June 1997
Rapper

Kodie ShaneKodie Shane
28 October 1998
Singer
Dawin PolancoDawin Polanco
 
Singer, songwriter, Record Producer
Lil JoJoLil JoJo
06 April 1994
Hip-Hop Artist