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!
Nipsey HussleNipsey Hussle
15 August 1985
Rapper
XXXTentacionXXXTentacion
23 January 1998
Rapper

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur
16 June 1971
Rapper

Post MalonePost Malone
04 July 1995
Rapper

LizzoLizzo
27 April 1988
Singer

John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977
Wrestler, Rapper
Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg
20 October 1971
Actor

Donald GloverDonald Glover
25 September 1983
Actor, Rapper

6ix9ine6ix9ine
08 May 1996
Rapper

Travis ScottTravis Scott
30 April 1992
Rapper
Mac MillerMac Miller
19 January 1992
American Rapper, Singer

Jaden Smith Jaden Smith
08 July 1998
Actor, Rapper
The Notorious BThe Notorious B.I.G.
21 May 1972
Rapper

Lil PeepLil Peep
01 November 1996
Singer

50 cent50 Cent
06 July 1975
Rapper, Composer, Businessperson, Record producer
YNW MellyYNW Melly
01 May 1999
Rapper

Megan Thee StallionMegan Thee Stallion
15 February 1995
Rapper
Kodak BlackKodak Black
11 June 1997
Rapper

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

Sean CombsSean Combs
04 November 1969
Rapper, Record Producer
T.I.T.I.
25 September 1980
Hip-hop Artist

Kendrick LamarKendrick Lamar
17 June 1987
Rapper
R. KellyR. Kelly
08 January 1967
Singer-songwriter

Lil PumpLil Pump
17 August 2000
Rapper

Lil XanLil Xan
06 September 1996
Rapper

Lisa LopesLisa Lopes
27 May 1971
Rapper
Wiz KhalifaWiz Khalifa
08 September 1987
American Rapper & Songwriter
NasNas
14 September 1973
Rapper

DaBabyDaBaby
22 December 1991
Rapper

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

Chanel West CoastChanel West Coast
01 September 1988
Rapper
Lil Uzi VertLil Uzi Vert
31 July 1994
Rapper, Songwriter

Lil DickyLil Dicky
15 March 1988
Rapper, Comedian

G-EazyG-Eazy
24 May 1989
Rapper

Frank OceanFrank Ocean
28 October 1987
Rapper

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Ice-TIce-T
16 February 1958
Rapper, Actor
Tech N9neTech N9ne
08 November 1971
Rapper

TygaTyga
19 November 1989
Rapper
Nick CannonNick Cannon
08 October 1980
Rapper

DiploDiplo
10 November 1978
Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer

AkonAkon
16 April 1973
Rapper
ASAP RockyASAP Rocky
03 October 1988
Rapper

Meek MillMeek Mill
06 May 1987
Hip-hop Artist
Chance the RapperChance the Rapper
16 April 1993
Hip-hop artist

Playboi CartiPlayboi Carti
13 September 1996
Rapper

BluefaceBlueface
20 January 1997
Rapper

Lil BabyLil Baby
03 December 1994
Rapper

Swae LeeSwae Lee
07 June 1993
Songwriter
Trippie ReddTrippie Redd
18 June 1999
Rapper

Kid CudiKid Cudi
30 January 1984
Rapper, Songwriter

Young ThugYoung Thug
16 August 1991
Rapper

Chief KeefChief Keef
15 August 1995
Rapper, Singer, Record Producer, Composer
Rick RossRick Ross
28 January 1976
Rapper, Songwriter

RZARZA
05 July 1969
Rapper
KeshaKesha
01 March 1987
Singer-songwriter

Missy ElliottMissy Elliott
01 July 1971
Rapper

Andy MilonakisAndy Milonakis
30 January 1976
Comedian, Actor and Rapper
Lil YachtyLil Yachty
23 August 1997
Rapper

French MontanaFrench Montana
09 November 1984
Rapper
MacklemoreMacklemore
19 June 1983
Rapper

Bobby ShmurdaBobby Shmurda
04 August 1994
Rapper

Teyana TaylorTeyana Taylor
10 December 1990
Singer
Denzel CurryDenzel Curry
16 February 1995
Rapper

Steve-OSteve-O
13 June 1974
Actor
NellyNelly
02 November 1974
Rapper, Singer, Songwriter

2 Chainz2 Chainz
12 September 1977
Rapper

Trey SongzTrey Songz
28 November 1984
Singer-songwriter

Soulja BoySoulja Boy
28 July 1990
Rapper
Big SeanBig Sean
25 March 1988
Rapper

Karlie ReddKarlie Redd
15 April 1978
Reality TV Star, Model, Rapper

Tyrese GibsonTyrese Gibson
30 December 1978
Rapper, Actor

T-PainT-Pain
30 September 1985
Rapper
LogicLogic
22 January 1990
Rapper

SaweetieSaweetie
02 July 1993
Rapper, Songwriter

Bo BurnhamBo Burnham
21 August 1990
Comedian

Lil DurkLil Durk
19 October 1992
Rapper

Kevin GatesKevin Gates
05 February 1986
Rapper
Todrick HallTodrick Hall
04 April 1985
Singer

Lil SkiesLil Skies
04 August 1998
Rapper
Flavor FlavFlavor Flav
16 March 1959
Rapper

Kel MitchellKel Mitchell
25 August 1978
Actor

Earl SweatshirtEarl Sweatshirt
24 February 1994
Rapper
Fat JoeFat Joe
19 August 1970
Rapper

Jay ParkJay Park
25 April 1987
Rapper
Tory LanezTory Lanez
27 July 1992
Rapper

Ty Dolla SignTy Dolla Sign
13 April 1985
Rapper

Ski Mask the Slump GodSki Mask the Slump God
18 April 1996
Rapper

CeeLo GreenCeeLo Green
30 May 1974
Singer
TimbalandTimbaland
10 March 1972
Rapper, Record Producer

Lil MoseyLil Mosey
26 January 2002
Rapper
Mike ShinodaMike Shinoda
11 February 1977
Musician, Record Producer & Artist

Remy MaRemy Ma
30 May 1980
Rapper, Songwriter

Dave EastDave East
03 June 1988
Rapper

Roddy RicchRoddy Ricch
22 October 1998
Rapper
Rico NastyRico Nasty
07 May 1997
Musical Artist