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!
R. KellyR. Kelly

08 January 1967

XXXTentacionXXXTentacion

23 January 1998

Post MalonePost Malone

04 July 1995

6ix9ine6ix9ine

08 May 1996

Tupac ShakurTupac Shakur

16 June 1971

Travis ScottTravis Scott

30 April 1992

Donald GloverDonald Glover

25 September 1983

John CenaJohn Cena

23 April 1977

Snoop DoggSnoop Dogg

20 October 1971

YNW MellyYNW Melly

01 May 1999

J. Cole J. Cole

28 January 1985

Mac MillerMac Miller

19 January 1992

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Lil PumpLil Pump

17 August 2000

Danielle BregoliDanielle Bregoli

26 March 2003

Dr. DreDr. Dre

18 February 1965

Jaden Smith Jaden Smith

08 July 1998

T.I.T.I.

25 September 1980

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Kodak BlackKodak Black

11 June 1997

Kendrick LamarKendrick Lamar

17 June 1987

50 cent50 Cent

06 July 1975

Sean CombsSean Combs

04 November 1969

Lil XanLil Xan

06 September 1996

Nick CannonNick Cannon

08 October 1980

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NasNas

14 September 1973

Lisa LopesLisa Lopes

27 May 1971

Chanel West CoastChanel West Coast

01 September 1988

BluefaceBlueface

20 January 1997

Wiz KhalifaWiz Khalifa

08 September 1987

Lil Uzi VertLil Uzi Vert

31 July 1994

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Tech N9neTech N9ne

08 November 1971

G-EazyG-Eazy

24 May 1989

Ice-TIce-T

16 February 1958

2 Chainz2 Chainz

12 September 1977

ASAP RockyASAP Rocky

03 October 1988

TygaTyga

19 November 1989

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AkonAkon

16 April 1973

Meek MillMeek Mill

06 May 1987

Chance the RapperChance the Rapper

16 April 1993

Frank OceanFrank Ocean

28 October 1987

Soulja BoySoulja Boy

28 July 1990

Swae LeeSwae Lee

07 June 1993

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Lil BabyLil Baby

03 December 1994

Lil DickyLil Dicky

15 March 1988

Trippie ReddTrippie Redd

18 June 1999

DiploDiplo

10 November 1978

Bobby ShmurdaBobby Shmurda

04 August 1994

Young ThugYoung Thug

16 August 1991

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Big SeanBig Sean

25 March 1988

KeshaKesha

01 March 1987

Chief KeefChief Keef

15 August 1995

Bo BurnhamBo Burnham

21 August 1990

Kid CudiKid Cudi

30 January 1984

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Young M.AYoung M.A

03 April 1992

Andy MilonakisAndy Milonakis

30 January 1976

MacklemoreMacklemore

19 June 1983

Lil SkiesLil Skies

04 August 1998

Lil YachtyLil Yachty

23 August 1997

Missy ElliottMissy Elliott

01 July 1971

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Rick RossRick Ross

28 January 1976

NellyNelly

02 November 1974

Playboi CartiPlayboi Carti

13 September 1996

Tyrese GibsonTyrese Gibson

30 December 1978

French MontanaFrench Montana

09 November 1984

Sheck WesSheck Wes

10 September 1998

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Tory LanezTory Lanez

27 July 1992

Jay ParkJay Park

25 April 1987

Flavor FlavFlavor Flav

16 March 1959

Denzel CurryDenzel Curry

16 February 1995

Remy MaRemy Ma

30 May 1980

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Kevin GatesKevin Gates

05 February 1986

LogicLogic

22 January 1990

Lil MoseyLil Mosey

26 January 2002

Mike ShinodaMike Shinoda

11 February 1977

TimbalandTimbaland

10 March 1972

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Daveed DiggsDaveed Diggs

24 January 1982

Earl SweatshirtEarl Sweatshirt

24 February 1994

Fat JoeFat Joe

19 August 1970