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

Mac MillerMac Miller

19 January 1992

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur

16 June 1971

Nicki MinajNicki Minaj

08 December 1982

Kanye WestKanye West

08 June 1977

Bebe RexhaBebe Rexha

30 August 1989

Ja RuleJa Rule

29 February 1976

Gwen StefaniGwen Stefani

03 October 1969

Jay-ZJay-Z

04 December 1969

Donnie WahlbergDonnie Wahlberg

17 August 1969

Lil WayneLil Wayne

27 September 1982

Soulja BoySoulja Boy

28 July 1990

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J. Cole J. Cole

28 January 1985

Ice CubeIce Cube

15 June 1969

Dr. DreDr. Dre

18 February 1965

Mary J. BligeMary J. Blige

11 January 1971

Eazy-EEazy-E

07 September 1964

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Queen LatifahQueen Latifah

18 March 1970

Bobby BrownBobby Brown

05 February 1969

Gucci ManeGucci Mane

12 February 1980

Lil BabyLil Baby

03 December 1994

Trippie ReddTrippie Redd

18 June 1999

LL Cool JLL Cool J

14 January 1968

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Toni BraxtonToni Braxton

07 October 1967

Kelly RowlandKelly Rowland

11 February 1981

Brian Austin GreenBrian Austin Green

15 July 1973

Chance the RapperChance the Rapper

16 April 1993

Cassie VenturaCassie Ventura

26 August 1986

Rick RossRick Ross

28 January 1976

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Christina Milian Christina Milian

26 September 1981

Tory LanezTory Lanez

27 July 1992

Faith EvansFaith Evans

10 June 1973

Method ManMethod Man

01 April 1971

Playboi CartiPlayboi Carti

13 September 1996

Fetty WapFetty Wap

07 June 1991

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Fat JoeFat Joe

19 August 1970

Aaron CarterAaron Carter

07 December 1987

MC HammerMC Hammer

30 March 1962

Melody ThorntonMelody Thornton

28 September 1984

Machine Gun KellyMachine Gun Kelly

22 April 1990

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TobyMacTobyMac

22 October 1964

August Anthony Alsina, Jr. August Alsina

03 September 1992

Keri HilsonKeri Hilson

05 December 1982

FabolousFabolous

18 November 1977

Immortal TechniqueImmortal Technique

19 February 1978

Yo GottiYo Gotti

19 May 1981

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Young DolphYoung Dolph

11 August 1985

Rich Homie QuanRich Homie Quan

04 October 1989

NichkhunNichkhun

24 June 1988

Chuck DChuck D

01 August 1960

Tyler, The CreatorTyler, The Creator

06 March 1991

Lil TwistLil Twist

11 January 1993

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Lil BibbyLil Bibby

18 July 1994

Travis MillsTravis Mills

12 April 1989

PhoraPhora

11 October 1994

Saul WilliamsSaul Williams

29 February 1972

Belcalis AlmanzarBelcalis Almanzar

11 October 1992

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Hoodie AllenHoodie Allen

19 August 1988

Sage the GeminiSage the Gemini

20 June 1992

Bow WowBow Wow

09 March 1987

Street BudStreet Bud

30 July 2004

Brooke ValentineBrooke Valentine

05 October 1984

Kap GKap G

31 July 1994

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Amara La NegraAmara La Negra

04 October 1990

Baby KaelyBaby Kaely

22 February 2005

AshantiAshanti

13 October 1980

Kirshnik BallKirshnik Ball

18 June 1994

Joyner LucaJoyner Luca

17 August 1988

Kiari CephusKiari Cephus

14 December 1991

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Bahja RodriguezBahja Rodriguez

02 August 1996

will.i.amwill.i.am

15 March 1975

AminéAminé

18 April 1994

BlackbearBlackbear

27 November 1990

Lil JoJoLil JoJo

06 April 1994

DeetranadaDeetranada

25 June 2001

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PliesPlies

01 July 1976

Derek LuhDerek Luh

24 June 1992

Nora LumNora Lum

14 December 1988