Rappers From Illinois

Illinois has produced a number of Rappers who have made it big. These include Young Dolph, Juice WRLD, R. Kelly, Lil Durk, Soulja Boy and others.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Juice WRLD

Juice WRLD
122
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: December 8, 2019
Rapper Juice Wrld is best remembered for his tracks Lucid Dreams and All Girls Are the Same. He was also part of the collective Internet Money. He died due to a drug-induced seizure at the age of 21. His posthumous album Legends Never Die topped the Billboard 200 chart.

 2 Ludacris

Ludacris
14
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Three-time Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris soared to fame with his second album, Back for the First Time. Fans also loved him as Tej Parker in The Fast and the Furious franchise. He owns a label, a line of headphones, and a restaurant. His Ludacris Foundation is associated with many youth initiatives. 

 3 Common

Common
23
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 13, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces

 4 Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper
66
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 16, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
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.

 5 Chief Keef

Chief Keef
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Famous As: Rapper, Singer, Record Producer, Composer
Birthdate: August 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo

Chief Keef is a hip-hop sensation who has revolutionized the drill and trap sub-genres. His track I Don’t Like was remixed by Kanye West and was featured on the Billboard Rap Top 20. He was dropped by the label Interscope for several legal issues and then formed his own label.

 6 Soulja Boy

Soulja Boy
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Soulja Boy is best known for his Billboard Hot 100-topping track Crank That. Named to the 2010 Forbes list of Hip-Hop Cash Kings, he revolutionized the art of promoting music through social media, especially through YouTube. He is part of a deal with the World Poker Fund.

 7 Polo G

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

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.

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 8 Lil Durk

Lil Durk
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra

Lil Durk is an American singer-songwriter and rapper. He is credited with founding a rap collective and record label called Only the Family (OTF). Over the years, Lil Durk has faced many legal issues, including his arrest for unlawfully carrying a weapon. He has also been involved in feuds with other rappers, such as Tyga, The Game, and Tay600.

 9 Kel Mitchell

Kel Mitchell
19
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo

Kel Mitchell is an American actor, musician, singer, stand-up comedian, and rapper. He is known for his work in TV series like All That and Kenan & Kel. Over the years, Kel Mitchell has also been working towards bettering the lives of black people; he was honored by the Carson Black Chamber for his show, The Back House Party.

 10 Young Dolph

Young Dolph
13
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo

 11 Earl Sweatshirt

Earl Sweatshirt
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Pisces

Rapper and record producer Earl Sweatshirt was previously known as Sly Tendencies. He was part of the hip-hop collective Odd Future. Following the release of his debut mixtape, his mother sent him to a Samoa boarding school. He went back to Los Angeles soon and began making music again.

 12 Fredo Santana

Fredo Santana
13
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 4, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
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.

 13 Da Brat

Da Brat
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Famous As: Rapper, Actress
Birthdate: April 14, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Rapper Shawntae Harris, better known as Da Brat, is best known for her debut album, Funkdafied, which made her the first solo female platinum certified rapper. The two-time Grammy nominee soared to fame with her hits such as Loverboy. She has also served prison time for assaulting a waitress.

 14 Lupe Fiasco

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

 15 SmokePurpp

SmokePurpp
18
Famous As: Rrapper & Pproducer
Birthdate: May 15, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus

 16 R. Kelly

R. Kelly
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: January 8, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn

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.

 17 G Herbo

G Herbo
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 8, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Rapper Herbert Randall Wright III, initially known as Lil Herb and now known as G Herbo, became famous for his collaborations with rapper Lil Bibby. He has contributed to various philanthropic ventures, too, and had once launched a campaign to safeguard the mental health of Black youngsters.  

 18 Jeremih

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

 19 Lil Bibby

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

 20 Cupcakke

Cupcakke
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 31, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini

 21 Vic Mensa

Vic Mensa
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Famous As: Founder of the hip-hop collective Savemoney
Birthdate: June 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini

 22 Lil Reese

Lil Reese
8
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 23 Twista

Twista
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: November 27, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 24 No I.D.

No I.D.
5
Famous As: Disc jockey
Birthdate: June 23, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer

 25 Noname

Noname
9
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo

 26 Boots Riley

Boots Riley
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries

 27 Tink

Tink
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 18, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces

 28 Montana of 300

Montana of 300
1
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: March 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces

 29 Shawnna

Shawnna
5
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: January 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 30 Ice JJ Fish

Ice JJ Fish
3
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo

 31 SahBabii

SahBabii
1
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: February 24, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces

 32 Futuristic

Futuristic
1
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 2, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini

 33 Chali 2na

Chali 2na
1
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer

 34 Nia Kay

Nia Kay
3
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 8, 2001
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 35 Shaquon Thomas

Shaquon Thomas
2
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: May 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: May 29, 2015

 36 LA Capone

LA Capone
0
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: September 18, 1996
Sun Sign: Virgo

 37 Lud Foe

Lud Foe
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 15, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer

 38 Tadoe

Tadoe
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 14, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer

 39 Queen Key

Queen Key
5
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: June 6, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini