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!
Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971
Rapper
Donald GloverDonald Glover
25 September 1983
Actor, Rapper

XXXTentacionXXXTentacion
23 January 1998
Rapper

John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977
Wrestler, Rapper

Travis ScottTravis Scott
30 April 1992
Rapper

Post MalonePost Malone
04 July 1995
Rapper
Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor

R. KellyR. Kelly
08 January 1967
Singer-songwriter

Dr. DreDr. Dre
18 February 1965
American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur
6ix9ine6ix9ine
08 May 1996
Rapper

Lil DickyLil Dicky
15 March 1988
Rapper, Comedian
Ice CubeIce Cube
15 June 1969
Rapper

The Notorious B.I.G.The Notorious B.I.G.
21 May 1972
Rapper

Megan Thee StallionMegan Thee Stallion
15 February 1995
Rapper

Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
08 July 1998
Rapper

50 cent50 Cent
06 July 1975
Rapper
Nipsey HussleNipsey Hussle
15 August 1985
Rapper

Mac MillerMac Miller
19 January 1992
American Rapper, Singer

Lil PeepLil Peep
01 November 1996
Singer

Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980
Rapper
Kendrick LamarKendrick Lamar
17 June 1987
Rapper

AkonAkon
16 April 1973
Rapper
Ice-TIce-T
16 February 1958
Rapper, Actor

YNW MellyYNW Melly
01 May 1999
Rapper

DaBabyDaBaby
22 December 1991
Rapper
Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper

Adam YauchAdam Yauch
05 August 1964
Rapper
LizzoLizzo
27 April 1988
Singer

Bobby ShmurdaBobby Shmurda
04 August 1994
Rapper

Kid CudiKid Cudi
30 January 1984
Rapper, Songwriter
Roddy RicchRoddy Ricch
22 October 1998
Rapper

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Lil Uzi VertLil Uzi Vert
31 July 1994
Rapper
Queen LatifahQueen Latifah
18 March 1970
Rapper

J. Cole J. Cole
28 January 1985
Rapper, Record Producer, Singer-Songwriter

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

Chanel West CoastChanel West Coast
01 September 1988
Rapper
Daveed DiggsDaveed Diggs
24 January 1982
Actor
Frank OceanFrank Ocean
28 October 1987
Rapper

Lisa LopesLisa Lopes
27 May 1971
Rapper

TygaTyga
19 November 1989
Rapper

NasNas
14 September 1973
Rapper
Lil BabyLil Baby
03 December 1994
Rapper

Trippie ReddTrippie Redd
18 June 1999
Rapper

ASAP RockyASAP Rocky
03 October 1988
Rapper

DiploDiplo
10 November 1978
Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer

Tory LanezTory Lanez
27 July 1992
Rapper
KeshaKesha
01 March 1987
Singer-songwriter

G-EazyG-Eazy
24 May 1989
Rapper
Wiz KhalifaWiz Khalifa
08 September 1987
Rapper & Songwriter

RZARZA
05 July 1969
Rapper

Young ThugYoung Thug
16 August 1991
Rapper
Lil PumpLil Pump
17 August 2000
Rapper

Lil MoseyLil Mosey
26 January 2002
Rapper
NellyNelly
02 November 1974
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter

SaweetieSaweetie
02 July 1993
Rapper, Songwriter

Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor
10 December 1990
Singer

LogicLogic
22 January 1990
Rapper

Meek MillMeek Mill
06 May 1987
Hip-hop Artist
Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor

Kodak BlackKodak Black
11 June 1997
Rapper

NLE ChoppaNLE Choppa
01 November 2002
Rapper

Chance the RapperChance the Rapper
16 April 1993
Hip-hop artist
Andy MilonakisAndy Milonakis
30 January 1976
Comedian, Actor and Rapper

Playboi CartiPlayboi Carti
13 September 1996
Rapper
Azealia BanksAzealia Banks
31 May 1991
Rapper, Actress

Aaron CarterAaron Carter
07 December 1987
Rapper

Tyrese GibsonTyrese Gibson
30 December 1978
Rapper, Actor
T-PainT-Pain
30 September 1985
Rapper

Machine Gun KellyMachine Gun Kelly
22 April 1990
Rapper
Chief KeefChief Keef
15 August 1995
Rapper, Singer, Record Producer, Composer

Rick RossRick Ross
28 January 1976
Rapper, Songwriter

Missy ElliottMissy Elliott
01 July 1971
Rapper
French MontanaFrench Montana
09 November 1984
Rapper

CeeLo GreenCeeLo Green
30 May 1974
Singer
Bo BurnhamBo Burnham
21 August 1990
Comedian

Justina ValentineJustina Valentine
14 February 1987
Rapper

Romeo MillerRomeo Miller
19 August 1989
Rapper, Model, Actor

Flavor FlavFlavor Flav
16 March 1959
Rapper
MacklemoreMacklemore
19 June 1983
Rapper
Young M.AYoung M.A
03 April 1992
Rapper

Polo GPolo G
06 January 1999
Rapper

2 Chainz2 Chainz
12 September 1977
Rapper

Lil XanLil Xan
06 September 1996
Rapper
Big SeanBig Sean
25 March 1988
Rapper

Lil YachtyLil Yachty
23 August 1997
Rapper

TimbalandTimbaland
10 March 1972
Rapper, Record Producer

Mike ShinodaMike Shinoda
11 February 1977
Musician, Record Producer & Artist

Fat JoeFat Joe
19 August 1970
Rapper

RasheedaRasheeda
25 May 1982
Rapper
Kel MitchellKel Mitchell
25 August 1978
Actor

Kevin GatesKevin Gates
05 February 1986
Rapper
Soulja BoySoulja Boy
28 July 1990
Rapper
Lil DurkLil Durk
19 October 1992
Rapper