Hip Hop Artists Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like  

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List Rules Vote up the hip hop artists you wish you could sound like - based on their singing or rapping voices only.

If you could roll up to a party and magically have the skills and voice of any MC, rapper, or hip hop artist, who would you choose to sound like? Would you rap like Jay Z? Would you steal Rick Ross's booming voice? Or maybe you'd choose to sound like hip hop artists who can sing like Andree 3000? Females, maybe you'd kill to be able to belt it out like Rihanna or rap like Cardi B or Nicki Minaj. 

All true fans have an opinion on the best rappers and the hip hop stars with the best voices, but you aren't necessarily voting on that here. Vote up the best hip hop artists that you think it would be fun to actually sound like. Who would surprise your friends the most? What voice would get the most attention? 

Vote for the talented hip hop stars you want to sound like below and feel free to add anything you feel is missing! 

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Eminem age 45 Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known by his stage name Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of the group D12, ...more

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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Snoop Dogg age 46 Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr, best known by his stage name Snoop Dogg, is an American recording artist and actor from Long Beach, California. His music career began in 1992, when he was discovered ...more

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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Kendrick Lamar age 30 Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, better known as Kendrick Lamar, is an American hip hop recording artist from Compton, California. In 2004, Lamar signed to Carson-based independent record label, Top ...more

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The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
The Notorious B.I.G. Died at 25 (1972-1997) Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage names The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie or Biggie Smalls, was an American rapper. Wallace was raised in the Brooklyn borough of New York ...more

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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
50 Cent age 42 Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, singer, entrepreneur investor and actor from New York City. Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of the ...more

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Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Tupac Shakur Died at 25 (1971-1996) Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known by his stage names 2Pac and briefly as Makaveli, was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one ...more

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DMX is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Vaheh Budanov added DMX 47 Earl Simmons, better known by his stage names DMX and Dark Man X, is an American rapper and actor. In 1999, DMX released his best-selling album ...And Then There Was X, which featured the hit ...more

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Nate Dogg is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Nate Dogg Died at 42 (1969-2011) Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, better known by his stage name Nate Dogg, was an American singer, rapper, and actor. He was noted for his membership in rap trio 213 and his solo career in which he ...more

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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Big Sean age 30 Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. Big Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam Recordings in 2008, ...more

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Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
1519704292721 added Busta Rhymes age 45 Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American rapper, producer, and actor from Brooklyn. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the moniker Busta Rhymes, after ...more

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2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
2 Chainz age 40 Tauheed Epps (born September 12, 1977), known professionally as 2 Chainz (formerly Tity Boi), is an American rapper. Born and raised in College Park, Georgia, he initially gained recognition for ...more

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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Ice Cube age 48 O'Shea Jackson, Sr., better known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later ...more

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J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
J. Cole age 33 Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist, songwriter and record producer from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Cole first received ...more

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The Game is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
The Game age 38 Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game or simply Game, is an American rapper and actor. Game is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one ...more

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Eazy-E is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Michał Wnuk added Eazy-E Died at 32 (1963-1995) Eric Lynn Wright, better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. Wright is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta ...more

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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Nicki Minaj age 35 Onika Tanya Maraj, better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian rapper, singer and songwriter. Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York, ...more

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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Breezy1 added XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, better known by his stage name XXXTentacion, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Plantation, Florida, Onfroy spent most of his childhood in ...more

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Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Danny Brown age 37 Daniel Dewan Sewell, better known by his stage name Danny Brown, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan. He is known for his individuality, being described by MTV as ...more

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Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Wiz Khalifa age 30 Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by the stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper. He released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006, and signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007. His ...more

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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Chance The Rapper age 24 Chancelor Bennett, better known by his stage name Chance the Rapper, is an American hip hop recording artist from the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, he began to gain major ...more

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André 3000 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
André 3000 age 42 André Lauren Benjamin, better known by his stage name André 3000, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and actor, best known for being ...more

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Lil Wayne age 35 Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur from New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash ...more

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The Weeknd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
The Weeknd age 28 Abel Tesfaye, known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian PBR&B singer, songwriter, recording artist, and record producer. In late 2010, Tesfaye anonymously uploaded several songs to ...more

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Method Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Method Man age 47 Clifford Smith, better known by the stage name Method Man, is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. He took his stage name from the 1979 film Method Man. He is perhaps best known as a ...more

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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rihanna age 30 Robyn Rihanna Fenty, known by her stage name Rihanna, is a Barbadian singer, actress, and fashion designer. Born in Saint Michael, Barbados, her career began upon meeting record producer Evan ...more

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Future is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Future age 34 Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, better known by his stage name Future, is an American rapper, singer, and record producer from the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. After releasing a series of ...more

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Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Ludacris age 40 Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and actor. Along with his manager, Chaka Zulu, Ludacris is the ...more

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Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Gucci Mane age 38 Radric Delantic Davis, better known by his stage name Gucci Mane, is an American rapper. He debuted in 2005 with Trap House, followed by Hard to Kill in 2006, Trap-A-Thon, and Back to the Trap ...more

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Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Tyler, the Creator age 27 Tyler Gregory Okonma, better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper and record producer from California. Born in Ladera Heights, he rose to prominence as the leader ...more

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Pharrell Williams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Pharrell Williams age 44 Pharrell Williams, also known simply as Pharrell, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo the ...more

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Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Chris Brown age 28 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 ...more

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Rakim is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rakim age 50 William Michael Griffin, Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim, is an American rapper. One half of golden age hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, he is widely regarded as one of the most ...more

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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Travis Scott age 25 Jacques Webster, better known by his stage name Travis Scott, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from Houston, Texas. In 2012, Scott signed to Epic Records before ...more

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B-Real is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
1519704292721 added B-Real age 47 Louis Freese, better known by his stage name B-Real, is an American rapper, and a film and TV actor. He is best known for being the lead rapper in the hip hop group Cypress Hill.

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Ol' Dirty Bastard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
1519704292721 added Ol' Dirty Bastard Died at 36 (1968-2004) Russell Tyrone Jones, better known under his stage name Ol' Dirty Bastard, was an American rapper and occasional producer. He was one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, a rap group ...more

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Schoolboy Q is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
1519704292721 added Schoolboy Q age 31 Quincy Matthew Hanley, better known by his stage name Schoolboy Q, is an American hip hop recording artist from South Central Los Angeles, California. In 2009, Hanley signed to Carson-based ...more

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Missy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Missy Elliott age 46 Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer. Her first major success came as a songwriter with childhood friend and producer ...more

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Randy Savage is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Locoblast added Randy Savage Died at 59 (1952-2011) Randy Mario Poffo, better known by his ring name "Macho Man" Randy Savage, was an American professional wrestler and color commentator best known for his time in the World Wrestling ...more

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Lisa Lopes is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
1519704292721 added Lisa Lopes Died at 31 (1971-2002) Lisa Nicole Lopes, better known by her stage name Left Eye, was an American rapper, singer, dancer, musician, and songwriter. She achieved fame as a member of the R&B girl group TLC. Lopes ...more

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Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Çlirim Curri added Trippie Redd Michael White IV (born June 18, 1999), known professionally as Trippie Redd, is an American rapper and singer. He is best known for his songs "Love Scars", "Dark Knight

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Raekwon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Raekwon age 48 Corey Woods, better known by the stage name Raekwon, is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. He released his solo debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... in 1995, and has since ...more

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Krayzie Bone is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
1519704292721 added Krayzie Bone age 43 Anthony Henderson, better known as Krayzie Bone, is an American rapper, producer, and entrepreneur. He is a member of the rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

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Drake is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Drake age 31 Aubrey Drake Graham, who records under the mononym Drake, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. He was born in Toronto, Ontario. He first garnered recognition for his role as Jimmy Brooks ...more

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Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Young Thug age 25 Jeffrey Williams, better known by his stage name Young Thug, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He is known for the single "Stoner", as well as his collaborations with fellow ...more

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Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Beyoncé Knowles age 36 Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, she performed in various singing and dancing competitions as a child, and ...more

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Bizzy Bone is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
1519704292721 added Bizzy Bone age 41 Bryon Anthony McCane II, better known by his stage name Bizzy Bone, AKA 'Lil RIPsta, is an American rapper and the youngest member of the Cleveland rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Jay-Z age 48 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 ...more

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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Çlirim Curri added Lil Uzi Vert Symere Woods (born July 31, 1994), known professionally as Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip hop recording artist. Based in Philadelphia, he gained recognition after releasing his debut single, ...more

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Fetty Wap is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
ReaLfake added Fetty Wap Willie Maxwell II (born June 7, 1991), known professionally as Fetty Wap, is an American rapper. He rose to prominence after his debut single "Trap Queen", reached number two on the ...more

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Rick Ross is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Rick Ross age 42 William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper. In 2009, Ross founded the record label Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums ...more