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List of famous male rappers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male rappers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being rappers. There are thousand of males working as rappers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic rappers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a rapper then the people below should give you inspiration.

These people, like Marz and Lil Ric include images when available.

While this isn't a list of all male rappers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male rappers?" and "Who are the best male rappers?"
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Rappers
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Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, director, painter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records; he achieved recognition for his work on rapper Jay-Z's The Blueprint, as well as hit singles for musical artists including Alicia Keys, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. His style of production originally used high-pitched vocal samples from soul songs incorporated with his own drums and instruments. He later broadened his influences to include 1970s R&B, baroque pop, trip hop, arena rock, house, folk, alternative, electronica, synthpop, industrial, and classical music. West was raised in a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 40

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Rappers
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Christopher Maurice Brown "Chris" Brown is an American recording artist, dancer, and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows. Having signed with Jive Records in 2004, Brown released his self-titled debut studio album the following year. It peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 and was later certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. With his first single "Run It!" peaking atop the US Billboard Hot 100, Brown became the first male artist as a lead since Diddy in 1997 to have his debut single top the chart. His second album Exclusive ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 28

Birthplace: Tappahannock, Virginia, United States of America

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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Rappers
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Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay Z, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists and entrepreneurs in America. In 2014, Forbes estimated Jay Z's net worth at nearly $520 million. He is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 100 million records, while receiving 19 Grammy Awards for his musical work, and numerous additional nominations. Consistently ranked as one of the greatest rappers ever, he was ranked number one by MTV in their list of The Greatest MCs of All-Time in 2006. Three of his albums, Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album, are considered ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 48

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Rappers
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Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, and former model and rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, becoming famous for his 1991 debut as frontman with the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. He later transitioned to acting, and is now known for his roles in films. Two important roles in the 1990s were the drama Boogie Nights and the satirical war-comedy Three Kings. In the 2000s, he starred in the biographical disaster drama The Perfect Storm, the science fiction film Planet of the Apes, the musical comedy-drama Rock Star, the heist film The Italian Job, and the Martin Scorsese-directed crime drama The Departed for which he was nominated for an ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 46

Birthplace: Dorchester, Boston, USA, Massachusetts

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