Once an underexposed form of expression, rap, today, has cemented a place of its own in the music industry! From the dusky dungeons to the glitzy nightclubs, and everywhere in between, rap blares out and loud from the speakers satiating the die-hard music aficionados their quest for rhyme and rhythm. A culture in itself, rappers from round the globe have made rapping a hot genre in music through their distinctive storytelling ability, characteristic creativity and fusion of voice. American rappers have highly influenced the world’s hip-hop culture. They have been pioneers in their art form and have made exceptional and incomparable contribution in the rapping industry. Be it the boy-next-door type Eminem or the hot and husky 50 Cent or the sultry Macklemore or the extraordinarily talented Nas, one thing that’s common to all of them is the raging demon avatar that they turn to when handed a microphone. Riveting and compelling are their raps as they make the most mountainous of subjects or the most trivial of matters rhyme in time to a beat. While some deliver it in a vivid street poetry style, the others deliver it through tongue twisters and still others using wordplay. Check this list of famous American rappers to know how their love for rap began and where did it take them to. Get inspired!
Megan Thee StallionMegan Thee Stallion
15 February 1995
Rapper
Daveed DiggsDaveed Diggs
24 January 1982
Actor

XXXTentacionXXXTentacion
23 January 1998
Rapper

6ix9ine6ix9ine
08 May 1996
Rapper

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971
Rapper

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor
Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
08 July 1998
Rapper

Travis ScottTravis Scott
30 April 1992
Rapper

Post MalonePost Malone
04 July 1995
Rapper
John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977
Wrestler, Rapper

Donald GloverDonald Glover
25 September 1983
Actor, Rapper
Tory LanezTory Lanez
27 July 1992
Rapper

Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980
Actor

Mac MillerMac Miller
19 January 1992
American Rapper, Singer

Dr. DreDr. Dre
18 February 1965
American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur

The Notorious B.I.G.The Notorious B.I.G.
21 May 1972
Rapper
YNW MellyYNW Melly
01 May 1999
Rapper

G-EazyG-Eazy
24 May 1989
Rapper

Lil PeepLil Peep
01 November 1996
Singer

R. KellyR. Kelly
08 January 1967
Singer-songwriter
50 cent50 Cent
06 July 1975
Rapper

Bobby ShmurdaBobby Shmurda
04 August 1994
Rapper
SaweetieSaweetie
02 July 1993
Rapper, Songwriter

Nipsey HussleNipsey Hussle
15 August 1985
Rapper

Ice CubeIce Cube
15 June 1969
Rapper
Big SeanBig Sean
25 March 1988
Rapper

DaBabyDaBaby
22 December 1991
Rapper
Kendrick LamarKendrick Lamar
17 June 1987
Rapper

NasNas
14 September 1973
Rapper

J. Cole J. Cole
28 January 1985
Rapper, Record Producer, Singer-Songwriter
Ice-TIce-T
16 February 1958
Rapper

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Frank OceanFrank Ocean
28 October 1987
Rapper
Chanel West CoastChanel West Coast
01 September 1988
Rapper

Kid CudiKid Cudi
30 January 1984
Rapper, Songwriter

Lil Uzi VertLil Uzi Vert
31 July 1994
Rapper

Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper
Lil BabyLil Baby
03 December 1994
Rapper
NellyNelly
02 November 1974
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter

Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Rapper

TygaTyga
19 November 1989
Rapper

Lisa LopesLisa Lopes
27 May 1971
Rapper
NLE ChoppaNLE Choppa
01 November 2002
Rapper

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

T.I.T.I.
25 September 1980
Hip-hop Artist

ASAP RockyASAP Rocky
03 October 1988
Rapper

Roddy RicchRoddy Ricch
22 October 1998
Rapper
Chief KeefChief Keef
15 August 1995
Rapper, Singer, Record Producer, Composer

Lil DurkLil Durk
19 October 1992
Rapper
LizzoLizzo
27 April 1988
Singer

Wiz KhalifaWiz Khalifa
08 September 1987
Rapper & Songwriter

Lil DickyLil Dicky
15 March 1988
Rapper
Aaron CarterAaron Carter
07 December 1987
Rapper

Young ThugYoung Thug
16 August 1991
Rapper
Andy MilonakisAndy Milonakis
30 January 1976
Comedian, Actor and Rapper

Trippie ReddTrippie Redd
18 June 1999
Rapper

KeshaKesha
01 March 1987
Singer-songwriter

Adam YauchAdam Yauch
05 August 1964
Rapper

Meek MillMeek Mill
06 May 1987
Hip-hop Artist
Rick RossRick Ross
28 January 1976
Rapper, Songwriter

DiploDiplo
10 November 1978
Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer

RZARZA
05 July 1969
Rapper

Playboi CartiPlayboi Carti
13 September 1996
Rapper
Kodak BlackKodak Black
11 June 1997
Rapper

Lil MoseyLil Mosey
26 January 2002
Rapper
Lil PumpLil Pump
17 August 2000
Rapper

Tyrese GibsonTyrese Gibson
30 December 1978
Rapper, Actor

T-PainT-Pain
30 September 1985
Rapper
Missy ElliottMissy Elliott
01 July 1971
Rapper

Chance the RapperChance the Rapper
16 April 1993
Rapper
Mike ShinodaMike Shinoda
11 February 1977
Musician, Record Producer & Artist

Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor
10 December 1990
Singer

Polo GPolo G
06 January 1999
Rapper
CeeLo GreenCeeLo Green
30 May 1974
Singer

Flavor FlavFlavor Flav
16 March 1959
Rapper
Utkarsh AmbudkarUtkarsh Ambudkar
08 December 1983
Actor, Rapper

Jay ParkJay Park
25 April 1987
Rapper

2 Chainz2 Chainz
12 September 1977
Rapper

Soulja BoySoulja Boy
28 July 1990
Rapper
Fat JoeFat Joe
19 August 1970
Rapper
Bo BurnhamBo Burnham
21 August 1990
Comedian

LogicLogic
22 January 1990
Rapper

BluefaceBlueface
20 January 1997
Rapper

Romeo MillerRomeo Miller
19 August 1989
Rapper, Model, Actor
Lil YachtyLil Yachty
23 August 1997
Rapper

Moneybagg YoMoneybagg Yo
22 September 1991
Rapper

RedfooRedfoo
03 September 1975
Rapper, Singer

Azealia BanksAzealia Banks
31 May 1991
Rapper, Actress

Montel Vontavious PorterMontel Vontavious Porter
28 October 1973
Professional Wrestler
MacklemoreMacklemore
19 June 1983
Rapper

Lil XanLil Xan
06 September 1996
Rapper
TimbalandTimbaland
10 March 1972
Rapper, Record Producer

Young M.AYoung M.A
03 April 1992
Rapper
Machine Gun KellyMachine Gun Kelly
22 April 1990
Rapper
Big PunBig Pun
09 November 1971
Rapper