Famous Black Rappers

1Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Thee Stallion
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 15 February 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

An American rapper, singer, and songwriter, Megan Thee Stallion began rapping while she was still in her teens and used digital media platforms to promote her work. Her talent was appreciated by both fans and record labels and she eventually became the first female rapper to be signed by the American record label 300 Entertainment.

2XXXTentacion

XXXTentacion
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 23 January 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: 18 June 2018

A rapper and singer, XXXTentacion, gained fame with the success of the song, Look at Me, and release of albums like 17 and ?. In his personal life, he faced multiple legal issues from the beginning. He was shot dead at the young age of 20. XXXTentacion had a cult following among the youth owing to his depression and alienation thematic driven music.

36ix9ine

6ix9ine
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 08 May 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

A man whose music has been marked by an aggressive style of rapping, 6ix9ine is a figure who is as controversial as he is popular. Making waves in the music scene with his debut album in 2018, the upcoming rapper became involved in a string of sexual offenses and other felonies. Despite his legal issues, he continues to be popular.

4Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 16 June 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: 13 September 1996

Tupac Amaru Shakur, popularly known as 2Pac or Makaveli, is considered as one of the greatest American rappers of all time. Talent and trouble went hand in hand in Shakur’s journey to fame; the higher Shakur rose in his iconic status, the deeper he became entangled in gang violence and an infamous rivalry, which sadly led to his untimely demise.

5Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg
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Famous As: Actor
Birthday: 20 October 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Snoop Dogg is a famous American rapper whose life is a perfect example of rags-to-riches story. As a child, he did various odd jobs to help his family make ends meet. He started rapping as a young boy to distract himself from his unstable family life. He ran into trouble with the law as a teenager. However, once he released his debut album, there was no looking back.

 

6Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 08 July 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Jaden Smith, son of the famous Hollywood actor Will Smith, made his big screen debut with his father in The Pursuit of Happyness at a young age. Later, The Karate Kid proved to be a big movie for him. The young star, since then, has continued his acting career and simultaneously released two albums and launched his own clothing line.

7Travis Scott

Travis Scott
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 30 April 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

Travis Scott is a highly successful rapper, singer and songwriter. In 2016, his second albun, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight became his first number one album on the Billboard 200. It was followed by his album, Astroworld, which received widespread critical praise. His music is a fusion of fusion of traditional, hip hop, lo-fi and ambient.

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8Tory Lanez

Tory Lanez
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 27 July 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Canadian, American

Rapper, singer and songwriter, Tory Lanez’s debut studio album I Told You topped the charts in 2016. His subsequent albums, Memories Don't Die, Love Me Now, Chixtape 5 and Daystar were successful too. He was arrested once for violence and possessing a weapon. He has also been accused of shooting and wounding another rap artist, a charge Tory has denied.

9Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon
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Famous As: Actor
Birthday: 08 October 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

Nicholas Cannon is a comedian, rapper and television host. The Nick Cannon Show, America's Got Talent and The Masked Singer are some of his popular TV shows. He has also acted in films like Drumline, Love Don't Cost a Thing and Roll Bounce. Cannon has been accused of making racist and anti-Semitic remarks. He has called White people ‘savages’.

10The Notorious B.I.G.

The Notorious B.I.G.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 21 May 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: 09 March 1997

The Notorious B.I.G. was a rapper and songwriter and is considered one of the best ever. His debut album Ready to Die in 1994 was critically acclaimed. He was murdered in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles in September 1996. His album Life After Death was released two weeks after his death. 

11YNW Melly

YNW Melly
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 01 May 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

YNW Melly is an American rapper whose song Murder on My Mind became a huge hit, especially after Melly was charged with double-murder. In 2019, he pleaded not guilty and is currently awaiting trial. If proven guilty, he could face life imprisonment or even capital punishment. Apart from the double-murder charges, he is a suspect in the 2017 murder of a sheriff's deputy.

12R. Kelly

R. Kelly
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthday: 08 January 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

One of the best known R&B artists, R Kelly, who’s sung many chart-topping songs and has sold millions of records, has been accused of sexual abuse by many women. He and is facing several state and federal charges in the US. He was arrested in July 2019 on charges of sex trafficking and child pornography.

1350 Cent

50 cent
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 06 July 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

From selling drugs and getting arrested in his teens to becoming one of the world’s best-selling rappers, Curtis James Jackson III’s journey has been an interesting one. Better known by his stage name 50 Cent, his albums have sold in millions. However, despite being one of the richest celebrities, he filed for bankruptcy protection in 2015 due to financial troubles.

14Saweetie

Saweetie
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Famous As: Rapper, Songwriter
Birthday: 02 July 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

Saweetie is an American rapper gained recognition when she posted her debut single Icy Grl on SoundCloud. Subsequently, the video of the song broke the internet as it went on to gather 100 million views on YouTube. She was then signed by Warner Records, which increased her popularity. She is also signed to Artistry Worldwide, her manager Max Gousse's record label.

15Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 15 August 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: 31 March 2019

Nipsey Hussle was an American rapper who left behind quite a legacy when he was fatally shot at the age of 33. His death was met with a strong artistic response as more than 50 murals dedicated to him were painted in Los Angeles alone within a few months after his death. As a rapper and activist, Hussle influenced several youngsters.

16Master P

Master P
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 29 April 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

17DaBaby

DaBaby
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 22 December 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

American rapper and songwriter DaBaby gained critical acclaim and commercial success with his debut album Baby on Baby. Later, his two other albums Kirk and Blame It on Baby became huge successes and made him one of the biggest rappers in the US. Earlier his single Light Show and Baby Talk series of mixtape attracted quite a lot of attention.

18Nas

Nas
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 14 September 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

19Ice-T

Ice-T
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 16 February 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

20Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 28 October 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

21Lil Uzi Vert

Lil Uzi Vert
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 31 July 1994
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American

22Sean Combs

Sean Combs
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 04 November 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

23Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali
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Famous As: Actor
Birthday: 16 February 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

24Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 18 March 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

25Tyga

Tyga
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 19 November 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

26NLE Choppa

NLE Choppa
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 01 November 2002
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

27Anderson Paak

Anderson Paak
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Famous As: Singer
Birthday: 08 February 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

28Roddy Ricch

Roddy Ricch
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 22 October 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

29Lizzo

Lizzo
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Famous As: Singer
Birthday: 27 April 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

30Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa
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Famous As: Rapper & Songwriter
Birthday: 08 September 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

31André 3000

André 3000
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 27 May 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

32Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 09 April 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

33Trippie Redd

Trippie Redd
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 18 June 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

34Busta Rhymes

Busta Rhymes
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 20 May 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

35RZA

RZA
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 05 July 1969
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

36Kodak Black

Kodak Black
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 11 June 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

37Stormzy

Stormzy
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 26 July 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: British

38Lil Mosey

Lil Mosey
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 26 January 2002
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

39T-Pain

T-Pain
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 30 September 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

40Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 01 July 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

41Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 16 April 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

42Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor
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Famous As: Singer
Birthday: 10 December 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

43Polo G

Polo G
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 06 January 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

44CeeLo Green

CeeLo Green
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Famous As: Singer
Birthday: 30 May 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

452 Chainz

2 Chainz
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 12 September 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

46Moneybagg Yo

Moneybagg Yo
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 22 September 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

47Eve

Eve
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 10 November 1978
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

48Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah
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Famous As: Musician, Rapper, Singer
Birthday: 09 May 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

49A Boogie wit da Hoodie

A Boogie wit da Hoodie
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthday: 1995 AD
Nationality: American

50Sean Kingston

Sean Kingston
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthday: 03 February 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Jamaican