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Famous Male Rappers

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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?"
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  • Lil Wayne
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    Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and actor. His career began in 1995, at the age of 12, when he was discovered by Birdman and joined Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label, and half of the duo The B.G.'z, alongside fellow New Orleans-based rapper B.G. The duo then joined the southern hip hop group Hot Boys, with Cash Money label-mates Juvenile and Turk, in 1997, which foresaw the release of their debut album, Get It How U Live!, that same year. The group became popular following the release of the platinum-selling album Guerrilla Warfare (1999)... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 38
    • Birthplace: Hollygrove, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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  • Eminem
    Photo: @Eminem / Twitter
    Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (; often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, film producer, and actor. He is consistently cited as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time and was labeled the "King of Hip Hop" by Rolling Stone magazine. In addition to his solo career, Eminem was a member of the hip hop group D12. He is also known for his collaborations with fellow Detroit-based rapper Royce da 5'9"; the two are collectively known as Bad Meets Evil. After his debut album Infinite (1996) and the extended play Slim Shady EP (1997), Eminem signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, United States of America, United States, with Territories

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  • Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by the stage names Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Puffy or Diddy, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive, actor and entrepreneur. Combs was born in New York City but was raised in Mount Vernon, New York. He worked as a talent director at Uptown Records before founding his own record label, Bad Boy Entertainment, in 1993. Combs' debut album, No Way Out (1997) has been certified seven times platinum. No Way Out was followed by successful albums such as Forever (1999), The Saga Continues... (2001) and Press Play (2006). In 2009, Combs formed the musical group (Dirty Money (duo)) and released the critically... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York

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  • Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, television producer, entrepreneur and investor. Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of the borough of Queens, Jackson began selling drugs at age twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic. He later began pursuing a musical career and in 2000 he produced Power of the Dollar for Columbia Records, but days before the planned release he was shot and the album was never released. In 2002, after Jackson released the compilation album Guess Who's Back?, he was discovered by Eminem and signed to Shady Records, under the aegis of Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment and... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 45
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York

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