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Snoop Dogg
(Rapper)
Snoop Dogg
260
Birthdate: October 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra

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.

 

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Dr. Dre
(Rapper, Record Producer & Entrepreneur)
Dr. Dre
168
Birthdate: February 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Rapper, record producer, and audio engineer, Dr. Dre, is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. He is credited with the popularization of  West Coast G-funk, a sub-genre of hip hop. After establishing himself in the music industry, he promoted the careers of many other rappers, including 2Pac and Snoop Dogg.

 3 
Ice Cube
(Rapper - Contributed Significantly to the Development of 'Gangsta Rap')
Ice Cube
136
Birthdate: June 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini

Ice Cube played an important role in contributing to gangsta rap's popularity. His lyrics for N.W.A's album Straight Outta Compton redrew boundaries and shaped West Coast rap's identity. Because of his lyrics, that explain black nationalism and black struggle, Ice Cube went on to influence a host of rappers and is considered one of the greatest rappers ever.

 4 
Eazy-E
(Rapper Known as the 'Godfather of Gangsta Rap')
Eazy-E
135
Birthdate: September 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: March 26, 1995

Widely regarded as the godfather of gangsta rap, Eazy-E was a rapper and record producer. He played a major role in popularizing gangsta rap and West Coast rap by forming N.W.A, which is considered one of the most influential and greatest hip hop groups of all time. Eazy-E died at the age of 30 after being diagnosed with AIDS.

 5 
Kendrick Lamar
(Regarded As One of the Greatest Rappers of All Time)
Kendrick Lamar
115
Birthdate: June 17, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini

Kendrick Lamar is regarded as one of the greatest lyricists and rappers of all time. He is also considered one of the most influential celebrities of his generation; such has been his impact on the music industry. In 2016, he was named in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

 6 
Donald Glover
(Rapper & Actor)
Donald Glover
112
Birthdate: September 25, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra

The actor, rapper, writer and director, Donald Glover Jr became famous after playing the role of a college student In the sitcom, Community, from 2009 to 2013. He also stars in the FX series Atlanta. He has also acted in a number of commercially successful films. His albums have done well and he won a Grammy award for the single Redbone.

 7 
Doja Cat
(For Her song "Candy" which set off the "Sweet Spot" viral dance on TikTok)
Doja Cat
143
Birthdate: October 21, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra

Singer and rapper, Doja Cat, is best known for the music video for her song Mooo!, which went viral in 2018 and made her an international sensation. She subsequently went on to become a social media celebrity with millions of followers across platforms. She often kindles controversies because of her social media comments on sensitive issues.

 8 
Nipsey Hussle
170
Birthdate: August 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
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.

 9 
Tyler, The Creator
(Co-Founder of The Alternative Hip Hop Group 'Odd Future')
Tyler, The Creator
105
Birthdate: March 6, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 10 
Frank Ocean
(Rapper and Grammy Award Winner for His Album 'Channel Orange')
Frank Ocean
83
Birthdate: October 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Regarded as one of the most acclaimed musical artists of his generation, Frank Ocean is recognized for his unconventional production techniques and wide vocal range. He is credited with revitalizing and popularizing jazz and funk-influenced R&B. He is also regarded as a representative of alternative R&B. He was named in Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world list.

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Tyga
(Rapper)
Tyga
143
Birthdate: November 19, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio

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.

 12 
Nick Cannon
(TV Host, Actor and Rapper)
Nick Cannon
176
Birthdate: October 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra

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’.

 13 
Saweetie
(Rapper and Songwriter Known for Her Single ‘Icy Grl’)
Saweetie
132
Birthdate: July 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer

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.

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Tyrese Gibson
(Rapper, Actor)
Tyrese Gibson
84
Birthdate: December 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Grammy-nominated singer/rapper Tyrese Gibson is best known for his chartbusting track Sweet Lady. Fans also loved him as Roman Pearce in the Fast & Furious franchise and as Robert Epps in the Transformers movies. He has also written a three-volume comic book series and two New York Times bestsellers.
 15 
Big Sean
(Rapper and Record Producer)
Big Sean
62
Birthdate: March 25, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries

An American rapper and songwriter, Big Sean has worked with reputed record labels, such as Def Jam Recordings, GOOD Music, and Roc Nation. Known for living a luxurious life, he acquired an 11,000 square foot home in Beverly Hills for $8.7 million. Also known for his good fashion sense, he launched a clothing company called Aura Gold in 2013.

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Tay-K 47
(Rapper)
Tay-K 47
57
Birthdate: June 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Gemini
Rapper Tay-K is best known for his Billboard-charting and platinum-certified track The Race. The same day the song was released, U.S. marshals arrested him on murder charges in New Jersey. He was convicted in the case involving the death of Ethan Walker and was later indicted for another murder.
 17 
Coolio
(Rapper Best Known for His Singles ‘Gangsta's Paradise’ and ‘My Soul’)
Coolio
13
Birthdate: August 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: September 8, 2022
Rapper Coolio soared to fame with his Grammy-winning single Gangsta's Paradise. He continued winning accolades with hits such as C U When U Get There. He later released a cookbook and hosted the culinary show Cookin' with Coolio. He was also part of WC and the Maad Circle.
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Roddy Ricch
(Rapper, Singer-Songwriter Best Known for His Single ’Die Young’)
Roddy Ricch
93
Birthdate: October 22, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra

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.

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The Game (Rapper)
(American Rapper Best Known for His Albums ‘Untold Story’ and ‘The Documentary’)
The Game (Rapper)
55
Birthdate: November 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Rapper Jayceon Terrell Taylor, or The Game, is best known for leading the West Coast hip-hop circuit. He began his career with Dr. Dre’s label, Aftermath. His album The Documentary went double-platinum and his collaboration with 50 Cent, Hate It or Love It, was nominated for two Grammys.
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Blueface
(Rapper)
Blueface
103
Birthdate: January 20, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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will.i.am
(American Rapper, Singer-Songwriter, Founding and Lead Member of the Musical Group ‘Black Eyed Peas’)
will.i.am
55
Birthdate: March 15, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Rapper and music producer William James Adams Jr., better known as “will.i.am,” is a founding member of the Black Eyed Peas. He went solo later and released tracks such as the NBA Live theme Go! The seven-time Grammy-winning artist also wrote Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign theme Yes We Can.
 22 
Mike Shinoda
(Co-Founder Of Rock Band Linkin Park)
Mike Shinoda
22
Birthdate: February 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Mike Shinoda, founding member, vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and songwriter of the rock band Linkin Park, was also part of the hip-hop project Fort Minor. A graphic designer too, he has displayed his artwork and designed his band’s album covers. He released an EP expressing his emotions after Chester Bennington's death.
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G-Eazy
(Rapper Best Known for His Album 'These Things Happen')
G-Eazy
77
Birthdate: May 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini

G-Eazy’s success as a rapper can be gauged from the performance of his studio albums, such as When It's Dark Out and The Beautiful & Damned. Although a socially responsible person, G-Eazy was arrested in 2018 on suspicion of assault and use of narcotics. He later pleaded guilty to assault against an official, narcotics possession, and violent resistance.

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MC Hammer
(One of the Most Significant Rappers and Dancers of All Time)
MC Hammer
15
Birthdate: March 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Rap legend MC Hammer, a pioneer of the pop-rap genre, became the first hip-hop artist to earn the “diamond” status. He is also known for his chartbusting tracks such as U Can't Touch This and his signature "Hammer pants." He later became a preacher and hosted his own reality show.
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Swae Lee
(Rapper and Singer Known for His Singles ‘No Flex Zone’, ‘No Type’ and ‘Black Beatles’)
Swae Lee
57
Birthdate: June 7, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini

Swae Lee is an American singer, rapper and songwriter, who is considered as the “Songbird of the Generation” because of the melody he imparts to his songs. Born Khalif Malik Ibn Shaman Brown, Swae Lee, who is part of the popular hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd, was featured in the popular 2017 song Unforgettable. He is also known as ‘Kid The Great’.

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O'Shea Jackson Jr.
(Actor)
O'Shea Jackson Jr.
28
Birthdate: February 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
 27 
MC Ren
(Rapper, Songwriter, Record producer)
MC Ren
30
Birthdate: June 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
 28 
Jaden Smith
(American Rapper, Actor and Son of Actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith )
Jaden Smith
161
Birthdate: July 8, 1998
Sun Sign: Cancer

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.

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Daveed Diggs
46
Birthdate: January 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius

With a Grammy and a Tony award in his pocket, Daveed Daniele Diggs is one of the most sought-after actors in Hollywood, thanks to his incredible performance in the critically-acclaimed Broadway production of Hamilton. Having founded Clipping, an experimental hip hop band, Diggs has an extensive career that spans across various domains, from music to theatre to television and films.

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Keenon Jackson
(Rapper Known for His Singles 'Toot It and Boot It' and 'Don't Tell 'Em')
Keenon Jackson
28
Birthdate: March 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces

Keenon Jackson is an American actor and rapper whose 2013 single My Nigga, for which he collaborated with Rich Homie Quan and Young Jeezy, won the 2014 BET Hip Hop Award for Best Collabo, Duo or Group. One of the most controversial rappers of the current generation, Keenon Jackson was arrested in 2020 on robbery charges and was detained for arraignment.

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Zack de la Rocha
(Vocalist and Lyricist of the Rock Band 'Rage Against the Machine')
Zack de la Rocha
23
Birthdate: January 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Rapper Zack de la Rocha, the vocalist for the rock band Rage Against the Machine, also formed the duo One Day as a Lion with drummer Jon Theodore. He supports vegetarianism and the Zapatista (EZLN) movement of Mexico. He also testified against the U.S.’s treatment of Abu-Jamal, at the U.N. 

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Redfoo
(Rapper & Songwriter Best Known for Being Part of the Musical Duo 'LMFAO')
Redfoo
22
Birthdate: September 3, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo

Redfoo is an American DJ, singer, rapper, composer, record producer, and dancer. He is credited with forming the popular electronic dance music duo LMFAO along with his nephew SkyBlu. A multi-talented personality, Redfoo is also a tennis player who made an honest attempt to qualify for the 2013 US Open tournament. He also owns a line of Party Rock clothing.

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Mahershala Ali
(The First Muslim Actor to Win an Oscar)
Mahershala Ali
26
Birthdate: February 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Mahershala Ali is an American rapper and actor. One of the finest and most decorated actors of his generation, Ali has won many prestigious awards such as Screen Actors Guild Awards, Academy Awards, Primetime Emmy Award, and Golden Globe Award. In 2019, Mahershala Ali was included in Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world list.

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Scott Caan
(Actor & Director Who Starred as Detective Sergeant Danny "Danno" Williams in the CBS television series 'Hawaii Five-0')
Scott Caan
24
Birthdate: August 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo

Scott Caan is an American actor and musician. He is credited with co-founding the now-defunct hip hop group The Whooliganz. As an actor, he is known for playing Detective Sergeant Danny Williams in the police procedural TV series Hawaii Five-0. Also a humanitarian, Scott Caan is closely associated with organizations, such as Surfers Healing, Life Rolls On, and TheraSURF.

 35 
Nate Dogg
(Rapper Best Known for His Song ‘Regulate')
Nate Dogg
39
Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 15, 2011

Nicknamed King of Hooks, American singer and rapper Nate Dogg is best known for his collaborations with other celebrated rappers like Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Dr. Dre.  Equally successful as a solo artist, he had recorded three solo albums as well as a string of singles, concurrently charting 16 times on the Billboard Hot 100 as a featured artist.

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Vince Staples
(Rapper)
Vince Staples
19
Birthdate: July 2, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Warren G
(Rapper, Record producer, Singer, Composer)
Warren G
16
Birthdate: November 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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DJ Yella
(Rapper)
DJ Yella
22
Birthdate: December 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 39 
Lil Xan
(Rapper & Songwriter Best Known for His Song 'Betrayed')
Lil Xan
80
Birthdate: September 6, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo
Mexican-American rapper Nicholas Diego Leanos, better known by his pseudonym, "Lil Xan," soared to fame with his platinum-certified track Betrayed from his album Total Xanarchy. His stage name is the shortened form of Xanax, another name for the drug alprazolam, which is why he once considered using the nickname "Diego."
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Omarion
(Rapper)
Omarion
28
Birthdate: November 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Grammy-nominated singer Omari Ishmael Grandberry, better known as Omarion, gained fame as the lead vocalist of the R&B band B2K, which delivered hits such as Bump and Girlfriend. His solo album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200. He has also appeared in films such as Fat Albert.
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Hopsin
(Rapper)
Hopsin
26
Birthdate: July 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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David Faustino
(Actor)
David Faustino
10
Birthdate: March 3, 1974
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Anderson Paak
(Singer)
Anderson Paak
19
Birthdate: February 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Orlando Brown
(Actor, Voice Actor, Singer)
Orlando Brown
21
Birthdate: December 4, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Orlando Brown is an American actor, singer, and rapper. After starting his career as a child actor, Brown went on to establish himself in the entertainment industry. Unfortunately, his personal life, entangled with legal issues, has overshadowed his professional achievements so far. He has been arrested several times with various charges.

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E-40
(Rapper)
E-40
22
Birthdate: November 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Kevin Federline
(American Television Personality, Rapper and Actor)
Kevin Federline
21
Birthdate: March 21, 1978
Sun Sign: Aries
Kevin Federline, or K-Fed, started as a backup dancer and later gained fame as Britney Spears’s husband. Following his divorce from Spears, they were part of a long child custody battle. Federline has also been a rapper and wrestler, and has appeared on reality shows such as Excess Baggage
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Simon Rex
(Entertainer)
Simon Rex
10
Birthdate: July 20, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Taboo
(Rapper)
Taboo
14
Birthdate: July 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Amanda Seales
(Comedian)
Amanda Seales
20
Birthdate: July 1, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Kyle Harvey
(Rapper)
Kyle Harvey
13
Birthdate: May 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)