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 1 
50 Cent
(Rapper)
50 Cent
112
Birthdate: July 6, 1975
Birthplace: South Jamaica, New York, United States

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.

 2 
Post Malone
(One of the Best-Selling Pop Singer-Songwriter and Has Won 10 Billboard Music Awards)
Post Malone
218
Birthdate: July 4, 1995
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States

Much appreciated for his introspective songwriting, singer-songwriter, Post Malone ,is the first-ever solo artist to top both the Billboard Rap Airplay and Adult Contemporary charts as a lead artist. His music covers a range of genres including country, grunge, rap, and R&B. He has been accused of  "appropriating" African-American culture and has been called a “culture vulture".

 3 
Pop Smoke
(American rapper closely associated with Brooklyn drill)
Pop Smoke
45
Birthdate: July 20, 1999
Birthplace: Canarsie, New York, United States
Died: February 19, 2020
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 4 
Saweetie
(Rapper and Songwriter Known for Her Single ‘Icy Grl’)
Saweetie
132
Birthdate: July 2, 1993
Birthplace: Santa Clara, California, United States

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.

 5 
Missy Elliott
(Rapper Known for Singles "Get Ur Freak On," "The Rain," and "Lose Control.")
Missy Elliott
75
Birthdate: July 1, 1971
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
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
 6 
RZA
(Rapper)
RZA
39
Birthdate: July 5, 1969
Birthplace: Brownsville, New York, United States
Rapper RZA leads the hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan and previously performed with Gravediggaz, under the name “The RZArector.” He is also known for his directorial debut, The Man with the Iron Fists; his appearance in films such as American Gangster; and his BAFTA-nominated music in Kill Bill: Volume 1.
 7 
Jaden Smith
(American Rapper, Actor and Son of Actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith )
Jaden Smith
161
Birthdate: July 8, 1998
Birthplace: Malibu, California, United States

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.

 8 
M.I.A.
(Rapper)
M.I.A.
45
Birthdate: July 18, 1975
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.
 9 
Burna Boy
(Singer)
Burna Boy
15
Birthdate: July 2, 1991
Birthplace: Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 10 
MF Doom
(Rapper Noted For his Supervillain Stage Persona)
MF Doom
5
Birthdate: July 13, 1971
Birthplace: Hounslow, London, England
Died: October 31, 2020
 11 
Lil’ Kim
(Rap Icon Popularly Known as 'Queen of Rap')
Lil’ Kim
57
Birthdate: July 11, 1974
Birthplace: Bedford-Stuyvesant, New York, United States
Kimberly Denise Jones, better known as Lil' Kim, rose from the streets of Brooklyn and became one of VH1's 100 Greatest Women in Music. She shared a Grammy for her collaborative track Lady Marmalade. Her songs talk about female desires. She has also inspired many with her risky fashion sense. 
 12 
PartyNextDoor
(Singer-Songwriter Known for His Albums ‘PartyNextDoor ‘ and ‘PNDColours’)
PartyNextDoor
18
Birthdate: July 3, 1993
Birthplace: Mississauga, Canada

PartyNextDoor is a Canadian rapper, singer, and record producer. He grew up listening to rappers, such as Jodeci, Boyz II Men, Blackstreet, and 112 and was inspired to pursue a career in music. His first mixtape was a moderate hit. Since then, he has released a few albums and several singles. He has been nominated for the Grammy Awards twice. 

 13 
Vince Staples
(Rapper)
Vince Staples
19
Birthdate: July 2, 1993
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
 14 
Hopsin
(Rapper)
Hopsin
26
Birthdate: July 18, 1985
Birthplace: Panorama City, Los Angeles, California
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 15 
Yung Lean
(Rapper, Songwriter, Fashion designer, Record Producer)
Yung Lean
12
Birthdate: July 18, 1996
Birthplace: Stockholm
Swedish rapper Yung Lean is best known for his track Ginseng Strip 2002 and for albums such as Unknown Memory. His music is known as sad rap, emo rap, and soundcloud rap, and he also performs with the band Död Mark. He has struggled with bipolar disorder and drug issues.
 16 
Kool G Rap
(Rapper)
Kool G Rap
7
Birthdate: July 20, 1968
Birthplace: Jamaica, New York, United States
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 17 
Fredo Santana
(Rapper Known for His Albums ‘Trappin Ain't Dead’ and ‘Fredo Kruger 2’)
Fredo Santana
19
Birthdate: July 4, 1990
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: January 19, 2018

Fredo Santana was an American rapper whose debut studio album peaked at number 45 on Billboard 200 chart. Santana suffered from drug addiction throughout his life and attributed his addiction to trauma experienced in his childhood. Eventually, his addiction took a toll on his health and he died in 2018 at the age of 27, joining the dreaded 27 Club.

 18 
6lack
(Rapper)
6lack
16
Birthdate: June 24, 1992
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland
 19 
Matisyahu
(Vocalist)
Matisyahu
13
Birthdate: June 30, 1979
Birthplace: West Chester, Pennsylvania

Grammy Award-nominated American Jewish singer Matisyahu is best known for mingling hip-hop and reggae with beatboxing. Known for tracks such as Chameleon, he has also stepped into acting of late, with roles such as that of Tzadok in the 2012 supernatural thriller The Possession. His work often reflects Jewish themes.

 20 
Kevin Abstract
(Rapper Famous For His Debut Album 'MTV1987')
Kevin Abstract
25
Birthdate: July 16, 1996
Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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 21 
Rich the Kid
(Rapper)
Rich the Kid
26
Birthdate: July 13, 1992
Birthplace: Queens, New York, United States
 22 
Safaree Samuels
(Rapper and Songwriter, Best Known as the Cast of VH1 Reality Show 'Love & Hip Hop")
Safaree Samuels
16
Birthdate: July 4, 1981
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Jamaican-American rapper Safaree Samuels started his career with The Hoodstars. He is also known as rapper Nicki Minaj’s former boyfriend. He once launched a sex toy line and later sold his porn videos on his OnlyFans account. He has also been part of the reality show Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.

 23 
Jeremih
(Singer-songwriter, Lyricist, Record producer, Rapper, Singer)
Jeremih
21
Birthdate: July 17, 1987
Birthplace: Chicago
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 24 
Simon Rex
(Entertainer)
Simon Rex
10
Birthdate: July 20, 1974
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 25 
Taboo
(Rapper)
Taboo
14
Birthdate: July 14, 1975
Birthplace: Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California
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Jim Jones (Rapper)
14
Birthdate: July 15, 1976
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 27 
Royce da 5'9
(Rapper)
Royce da 5'9
20
Birthdate: July 5, 1977
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 28 
Lil Bibby
(Rapper)
Lil Bibby
23
Birthdate: July 18, 1994
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 29 
Inspectah Deck
(Rapper)
Inspectah Deck
9
Birthdate: July 6, 1970
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA
 30 
Amanda Seales
(Comedian)
Amanda Seales
20
Birthdate: July 1, 1981
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 31 
JayDaYoungan
(American Rapper and Singer)
JayDaYoungan
18
Birthdate: July 15, 1998
Birthplace: Bogalusa, Louisiana, United States
Died: July 27, 2022
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 32 
Bbnos
(Canadian Singer, Songwriter, and Rapper)
Bbnos
4
Birthdate: June 30, 1995
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
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Snow Tha Product
(Rapper)
Snow Tha Product
15
Birthdate: June 24, 1987
Birthplace: San Jose, California, United States
 34 
Plies
(Rapper)
Plies
18
Birthdate: July 1, 1976
Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 35 
Capital Steez
(He was a founder of the Brooklyn-based rap collective Pro Era)
Capital Steez
3
Birthdate: July 7, 1993
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: December 23, 2012
 36 
Royce da 5'9
(Rapper)
Royce da 5'9
3
Birthdate: July 5, 1977
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 37 
Nichkhun
(Rapper - Member of The South Korean Boy Band '2PM')
Nichkhun
10
Birthdate: June 24, 1988
Birthplace: Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
Star of the upcoming movie Hong Kong Love Story, Nichkhun is a K-pop idol in his own right. The Thai-American rapper made waves with his band 2PM. The son of a CEO mother, Nichkhun, also known as the Thai Prince, grew up amid affluence and was educated in New Zealand. 
 38 
Angel Haze
(Rapper)
Angel Haze
28
Birthdate: July 10, 1991
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
 39 
Tablo
(Best Known as The Leader and Producer of Veteran Korean Hip-Hop Group 'Epik High')
Tablo
10
Birthdate: July 22, 1980
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Tablo is a Korean-Canadian composer, record producer, lyricist, and hip hop recording artist. He is best known for being the producer and leader of the popular alternative hip hop group, Epik High. He is also credited with founding High Ground, an independent music label, which housed bands like The Black Skirts and Hyukoh.

 40 
DJ Screw
14
Birthdate: July 20, 1971
Birthplace: Smithville, Texas, United States
Died: November 16, 2000
 41 
Kiely Williams
(Singer)
Kiely Williams
14
Birthdate: July 9, 1986
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 42 
Mac Dre
(Musician, Rapper)
Mac Dre
11
Birthdate: July 5, 1970
Birthplace: Oakland
Died: November 1, 2004
 43 
Yailin La Más Viral
(Dominican Rapper and Singer)
Yailin La Más Viral
2
Birthdate: July 4, 2002
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 44 
Guru
(Rapper)
Guru
6
Birthdate: July 17, 1961
Birthplace: Roxbury, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: April 19, 2010
 45 
Benzino
(American Urban Media Proprietor, Television Personality, Rapper, and Record Producer)
Benzino
9
Birthdate: July 18, 1965
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 46 
Comethazine
(Rapper)
Comethazine
15
Birthdate: July 6, 1998
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 47 
DJ Pooh
(Record producer, Rapper, Actor)
DJ Pooh
3
Birthdate: June 29, 1969
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 48 
Jamal Woolard
(Actor, Comedian, Rapper)
Jamal Woolard
4
Birthdate: July 8, 1980
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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No I.D.
(Disc jockey)
No I.D.
9
Birthdate: June 23, 1971
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Sarkodie
(Ghanaian Rapper and Songwriter Known for His Work in the Azonto Genre)
Sarkodie
3
Birthdate: July 10, 1985
Birthplace: Tema, Ghana

Popular Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie has made a substantial contribution to hip-hop and Afrobeats and is also considered a pioneer of the Azonto genre of music. Apart from his dance tracks, he is also known for his charitable work for underprivileged children. He owns a clothing and accessory line too.