Famous British Rappers

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 1 
21 Savage
(Rapper)

21 Savage
84
Birthdate: October 22, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Newham, London, England

An influential rapper, 21 Savage's Guns Down, Paintballs Up movement, which he reportedly started to reduce gun violence, gave rise to many incidents involving paintball guns. Also a philanthropist, Savage created the 21 Savage Bank Account Campaign to help kids learn how to make and save money. In 2018, he donated $10,000 to fund an anti-bullying campaign in school.

 2 
M.I.A.
(Rapper)

M.I.A.
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Birthdate: July 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hounslow, United Kingdom
British-born Sri Lankan rapper Mathangi Arulpragasam, better known as M.I.A., soared to fame with her Billboard Hot 100-charting track Paper Planes. She became the first person of South Asian origin to be nominated for a Grammy and an Oscar in the same year. She has earned an MBE, too.

 3 
Stormzy
(Rapper)

Stormzy
43
Birthdate: July 26, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Croydon
Rapper and grime artist Stormzy gained fame with his freestyles as "Wicked Skengman." He is known for his chartbusting tracks Shut Up and Vossi Bop, the latter being his first number-one track in the U.K. His debut album became the first grime album to top the UK Albums Chart.
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 4 
Mel B
(Singer)

Mel B
36
Birthdate: May 29, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Harehills, West Yorkshire, England

Mel B is an English television personality and singer-songwriter. She gained international recognition as part of the popular pop girl group Spice Girls, which has sold more than 85 million records. Over the years, Mel B has been an important TV personality, appearing in several reality series as a participant as well as a judge.

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 5 
Central Cee
(Rapper)

Central Cee
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Birthdate: June 4, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

 6 
Skepta
(Rapper)

Skepta
12
Birthdate: September 19, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Tottenham, London

Skepta is a British record producer, songwriter, and rapper. He is credited with founding the independent record label Boy Better Know (BBK) along with his younger brother Jamie aka Jme. The record label has produced several successful albums so far.

 7 
Stefflon Don
(Rapper)

Stefflon Don
43
Birthdate: December 14, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom

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.

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 8 
Ed Skrein
(Actor)

Ed Skrein
20
Birthdate: March 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Camden, London, England

 9 
Craig David
(British singer-songwriter)

Craig David
9
Birthdate: May 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Southampton

 10 
Riz Ahmed
(Actor and Rapper Best Known for His Films: 'Nightcrawler', 'Sound of Metal' and the Album 'The Long Goodbye')

Riz Ahmed
18
Birthdate: December 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wembley, London, England

Riz Ahmed is a British actor and rapper best known for his role in the film Nightcrawler. Born to a British Pakistani family in London, he studied acting at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. He began his career in the 2000s. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award.  

 11 
Michael Dapaah
(Actor, Rapper, Comedian)

Michael Dapaah
16
Birthdate: August 10, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England

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Jacob Anderson
9
Birthdate: June 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England, UK

 13 
Tinie Tempah
(Rapper Known for Number-one Singles, 'Pass Out' and 'Written in the Stars')

Tinie Tempah
9
Birthdate: November 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Plumstead, London, England

Tinie Tempah is a British television presenter and rapper. He is credited with creating a company named Disturbing London which operates mainly as a record label. Over the course of his career, Tinie Tempah has won many prestigious awards, such as Brit Awards, MOBO Awards, and Urban Music Awards.

 14 
Jay Sean
(Singer-songwriter, Singer, Beatboxing)

Jay Sean
11
Birthdate: March 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hounslow

 15 
Labrinth
(Singer-songwriter)

Labrinth
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Birthdate: January 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London Borough of Hackney Hackney, London, England

 16 
Cher Lloyd
(Singer & Songwriter)

Cher Lloyd
12
Birthdate: July 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Malvern, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

 17 
J Hus
(Rapper, Singer)

J Hus
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Birthdate: May 26, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stratford, London

J Hus is a singer, rapper, and songwriter. He is credited with pioneering Afrobashment, a genre that became popular during the mid-2010s. He achieved international recognition in 2015 when he released the song Dem Boy Paigon. Apart from being a popular musician, J Hus is also a controversial figure; he was arrested in 2018 for carrying a knife in public.

 18 
Estelle
(Singer-songwriter)

Estelle
6
Birthdate: January 18, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England

 19 
Tricky
(Record producer)

Tricky
8
Birthdate: January 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Knowle West, United Kingdom

 20 
Dizzee Rascal
(Rapper who released the hit song "Dance wiv Me" in 2008.)

Dizzee Rascal
7
Birthdate: September 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

 21 
Bugzy Malone
(Rapper)

Bugzy Malone
10
Birthdate: December 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Manchester

 22 
Professor Green
(Rapper, Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Television personality)

Professor Green
7
Birthdate: November 27, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hackney, London, United Kingdom

 23 
Scarlxrd
(Rapper)

Scarlxrd
3
Birthdate: June 19, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England

 24 
Lady Leshurr
(Rapper and Singer-Songwriter Known for Her ‘Queen's Speech’ Series of Freestyles)

Lady Leshurr
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Birthdate: December 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kingshurst, Solihull, England
Rapper Lady Leshurr is best known for her freestyle series named Queen's Speech. She also collaborated with electronic dance duo Orbital for Wonky. She has appeared in films such as 1 Day and Lapse of Honour and has also competed on shows such as Dancing on Ice.

 25 
Example
(Musician)

Example
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Birthdate: June 20, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fulham, England

 26 
Taio Cruz
(Pop Singer Famous for His Album 'Departure' and 'Rokstarr')

Taio Cruz
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Birthdate: April 23, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, England

Taio Cruz is a British record producer, singer, and songwriter. He achieved international recognition after releasing his second studio album Rokstarr in 2009. Over the years, Cruz has won many awards, such as Brit Awards, ASCAP Awards, and Billboard Awards. Taio Cruz is also known for his philanthropic efforts; he works closely with nonprofit organizations like Little Kids Rock. 

 27 
Cadet
(Rapper)

Cadet
5
Birthdate: March 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Clapham, England
Died: February 9, 2019

Cadet was a British record producer, songwriter, and rapper. He is best remembered for his single Advice which featured on the UK Singles Chart at number 14. Cadet's promising career was cut short abruptly when he died in a car accident at the age of 28. His demise shook the music industry in the US and the UK.

Mike Skinner
3
Birthdate: November 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Birmingham

 29 
Big Narstie
(Rapper, MC)

Big Narstie
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Birthdate: November 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lambeth, London, England

 30 
Brian Harvey
(Musician)

Brian Harvey
2
Birthdate: August 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Walthamstow, London, England, UK

 31 
Akala
(Rapper)

Akala
5
Birthdate: December 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kentish Town, London, England

 32 
Shaznay Lewis
(Best Known as a Member of the All-Girl Group 'All Saints')

Shaznay Lewis
3
Birthdate: October 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Islington, London, England

 33 
Abz Love
(rapper)

Abz Love
2
Birthdate: June 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London Borough of Enfield, United Kingdom

 34 
Maxi Jazz
(Musician, Rapper & Singer-Songwriter)

Maxi Jazz
1
Birthdate: June 14, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brixton, London, United Kingdom

 35 
Anthony McPartlin
(Television Presenter, Actor)

Anthony McPartlin
4
Birthdate: November 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Newcastle upon Tyne

 36 
Lady Sovereign
(Rapper, Singer-songwriter)

Lady Sovereign
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Birthdate: December 19, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wembley, London, England

 37 
Lethal Bizzle
(Rapper, Actor)

Lethal Bizzle
2
Birthdate: September 14, 1984
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Walthamstow, London, England,

 38 
Shygirl
(Rapper, DJ)

Shygirl
1
Birthdate: May 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: South London, United Kingdom

 39 
Ms Banks
(Rapper)

Ms Banks
4
Birthdate: April 14, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England

 40 
Roots Manuva
(Rapper, Producer)

Roots Manuva
1
Birthdate: September 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England

 41 

Maverick Sabre
1
Birthdate: July 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hackney, London, England

 42 
Mams Taylor
(Singer, Songwriter & producer)

Mams Taylor
1
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: icklewood, London, United Kingdom

 43 
Ty
(Rapper)

Ty
1
Birthdate: August 17, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: May 7, 2020

 44 

Mumzy Stranger
1
Birthdate: January 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Plaistow, London, England

Mumzy Stranger is an English record producer, singer, songwriter, and rapper. Stranger, who sings in various languages including Hindi, English, Arabic, Bengali, and Punjabi, is the first musician of Bangladeshi origin to have entered and achieved success in the mainstream music industry in the UK. He has won several awards, such as UK Asian Music Awards and Urban Music Awards.

 45 
Akai Osei
(Actor)

Akai Osei
1
Birthdate: April 12, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lambeth, London

 46 

Edwin Onokhua
1
Birthdate: June 22, 2001
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England

 47 
Soph Aspin
(Rapper, Grime Artist)

Soph Aspin
2
Birthdate: August 19, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manchester, England

 48 
Jethro Sheeran
(Singer-songwriter)

Jethro Sheeran
0
Birthdate: January 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: United Kingdom

 49 
Josh Tate
(Rapper)

Josh Tate
1
Birthdate: May 28, 2003
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Blackpool, England

 50 
A J Jacobs
(Rapper)

A J Jacobs
0
Birthdate: March 13, 2001
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England