Singers 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
age 46 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
age 47 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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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
age 43 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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Nate Dogg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Dec. 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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DMX is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Vaheh Budanov added 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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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
age 31 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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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
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) 8 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
johnstonismyname added age 46 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) 9 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
age 41 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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The Game is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
age 39 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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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
age 36 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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The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Dec. 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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Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
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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Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Dec. 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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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
age 49 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) 16 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
age 34 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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Eazy-E is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Michał Wnuk added Dec. 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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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
age 31 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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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Breezy1 added 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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André 3000 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
age 43 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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Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
age 31 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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Method Man is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
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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The Weeknd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
age 29 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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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
age 25 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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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
age 36 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