Famous Black Rappers

 1 XXXTentacion

XXXTentacion
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 23, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: June 18, 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.

 2 DaBaby

DaBaby
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 22, 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.

 3 Lil Uzi Vert

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

Lil Uzi Vert is an American rapper whose music is defined by dark subject matters, which complements his androgynous fashion, eccentric hairstyles, facial piercings, and face tattoos. Lil Uzi Vert has often courted controversy by saying phrases associated with Satanism and adding satanic imagery to his Instagram account. He has also been accused of worshipping Satan.

 4 Juice WRLD

Juice WRLD
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: December 8, 2019

 5 NLE Choppa

NLE Choppa
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 1, 2002
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

NLE Choppa is one of the youngest male rappers to make a name for himself in the American rapping scene. Also a well-known Internet personality, NLE Choppa has posted several videos on his YouTube channel Awakened Choppa, inspiring many of his followers to fall back on spirituality and veganism.

 6 Roddy Ricch

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

Trap sensation Roddy Ricch is best known for his mixtape Feed Tha Streets II, which featured the Billboard Hot 100-charting track Die Young. Nipsey Hussle's track Racks in the Middle, featuring Ricch, got him a Grammy Award. Fans also loved Ricch's Hot 100-topping single The Box from his debut album.

 7 Travis Scott

Travis Scott
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 30, 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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 8 Polo G

Polo G
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 6, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

Polo G is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record executive. Polo G, who became famous for his Chicago drill sound, gradually adopted a more melodic style. Renowned for his vivid storytelling, Polo G's lyrics often reflect on subjects, such as mental health and racism. In 2020, he announced the launch of ODA Records, his own record label.

 9 Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 16, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: September 13, 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.

 10 Drake

Drake
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Canadian

 11 Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: March 31, 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.

 12 Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American
Chance the Rapper is best known for his Billboard-charting mixtape Coloring Book, which was the first streaming-only album to earn a Grammy. An avid social activist in Chicago, he owns the non-profit SocialWorks. He is known for his signature style of wearing a cap with the number "3" on it.

 13 Ski Mask the Slump God

Ski Mask the Slump God
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 14 Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 20, 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.

 

 15 YNW Melly

YNW Melly
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 1, 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.

 16 Moneybagg Yo

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

 17 50 Cent

50 cent
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 6, 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.

 18 Tyga

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

Tyga is a singer-songwriter, rapper, television personality, and actor. Although Tyga had a promising start to his music career, he faced a setback when he had to endure a long period of negative reviews and poor sales. He was also troubled by a series of legal issues. Despite his struggles, Tyga proved his mettle by releasing his hit album Legendary.

 19 Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa
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Famous As: Rapper & Songwriter
Birthdate: September 8, 1987
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
Rapper Wiz Khalifa shot to fame with his Billboard-topping track Black and Yellow. His single See You Again was part of the soundtrack of Furious 7 and topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 12 weeks. The Grammy-nominated artist is a supporter of cannabis usage and a martial arts enthusiast.

 20 Kodak Black

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

Kodak Black is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. He gained recognition after releasing hit albums, such as Painting Pictures and Dying to Live. A well-known philanthropist, Kodak Black announced in 2018 that he was in the process of building a school in Haiti. Over the years, he has also donated money for various charitable causes.

 21 Lil Mosey

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

 22 Busta Rhymes

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

 23 Tory Lanez

Tory Lanez
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 27, 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.

 24 A Boogie wit da Hoodie

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

 25 Lil Nas X

Lil Nas X
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 26 Bryson Tiller

Bryson Tiller
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 27 Rico Nasty

Rico Nasty
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Famous As: Musical Artist
Birthdate: May 7, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 28 Lil Tecca

Lil Tecca
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 26, 2002
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

 29 Flo Milli

Flo Milli
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 30 Yella Beezy

Yella Beezy
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 31 Luh Kel

Luh Kel
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 20, 2002
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 32 The Notorious B.I.G.

The Notorious B.I.G.
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American
Died: March 9, 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. 

 33 Saweetie

Saweetie
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Famous As: Rapper, Songwriter
Birthdate: July 2, 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.

 34 Trippie Redd

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

Rapper, singer, and songwriter, Trippie Redd, became an overnight sensation in 2017 with the release of his debut mixtape, A Love Letter to You. Many of his singles reached the Billboard Hot 100, further cementing his popularity. He has a troubled personal life and has been involved in numerous feuds and legal issues.

 35 Jeremih

Jeremih
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Record producer, Rapper, Singer
Birthdate: July 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 36 Stefflon Don

Stefflon Don
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: British

Stefflon Don is a singer-songwriter and rapper. Don's journey from working as a hairdresser and cake decorator to becoming a popular musician has been quite inspiring. In 2018, she was featured on the cover page of the final print edition of NME. Also a philanthropist, Don helped rapper Shocka by providing him money for his mother's cancer treatment in Nigeria.

 37 2 Chainz

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

2 Chainz is an American rapper, media personality, songwriter, and basketball player. One-half of the now-defunct hip hop duo Playaz Circle, 2 Chainz is credited with founding The Real University, his own independent record label. Also an entrepreneur, 2 Chainz owns Dabbing Sweaters, his own line of sweaters, and CEO Millionaires, a line of hoodies.

 38 Lil Bibby

Lil Bibby
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 39 JT

JT
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 40 NBA YoungBoy

NBA YoungBoy
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 20, 1999
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

NBA YoungBoy is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. He garnered a cult following between 2015 and 2017, during which he released eight successful, independent mixtapes. Rated highly among America's most controversial rappers, NBA YoungBoy has been arrested on a couple of occasions for charges, including attempted first degree murder.

 41 Eve

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

 42 Angel Haze

Angel Haze
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 43 YBN Nahmir

YBN Nahmir
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 18, 1999
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 44 LoLa Monroe

LoLa Monroe
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Ethiopian

 45 Nick Cannon

Nick Cannon
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 8, 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’.

 46 Teyana Taylor

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

R&B and hip-hop singer Teyana Taylor gained fame with MTV's My Super Sweet 16. She signed with Kanye West’s label and also appeared on the reality show Teyana and Iman, with her husband, NBA player Iman Shumpert. In December 2020, she announced her retirement from music through Instagram.

 47 Missy Elliott

Missy Elliott
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Four-time Grammy-winning rapper Missy Elliott, known for her chartbusting tracks such as Get Ur Freak On, was ranked fifth on Billboard’s 100 Greatest Music Video Artists of All Time list. She was initially part of the R&B group Sista and then collaborated with Timbaland in the collective Swing Mob

 48 Gunna

Gunna
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 49 G Herbo

G Herbo
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 8, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 50 Lupe Fiasco

Lupe Fiasco
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American