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!