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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 (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (; often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, film ...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. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor. His ...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 (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 ...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 (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011), known professionally as Nate Dogg, was an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and actor. Hale began his career as a member of the ...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 (born December 18, 1970), known professionally as DMX, is an American rapper and actor. He began rapping in the early 1990s, and released his debut album, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot ...more
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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
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Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean, (stylized as BIG SEAN), is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD ...more
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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
age 31
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is regarded as one of the most skillful and successful hip hop artists of his ...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 George Smith Jr. (born May 20, 1972), known professionally as Busta Rhymes, is an American rapper, singer, musician, record producer, record executive, and actor. Chuck D of Public Enemy ...more
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The Game is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
age 39
Jayceon Terrell Taylor (born November 29, 1979), better known by his stage name The Game (or simply Game), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is best known as a ...more
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The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Dec. at 25 (1972-1997)
Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), known professionally as The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, or Biggie, was an American rapper. He is widely considered to be ...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
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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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
age 36
Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known professionally as Nicki Minaj (), is a Trinidad and Tobago-born rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and model. Born in Saint James, Port of ...more
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Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
Dec. at 25 (1971-1996)
Tupac Amaru Shakur ( TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; born Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. He is ...more
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Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
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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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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 (born June 15, 1969), known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor, producer, director and writer. Ice Cube initially gained recognition in 1984 as a member of ...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 (born January 28, 1985) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born on a military base in Germany but raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Cole ...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 (September 7, 1964 – March 26, 1995), known professionally as Eazy-E, was an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. Dubbed the "Godfather of Gangsta Rap", ...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 ( ree-AN-ə; born February 20, 1988) is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, record producer, businesswoman, fashion designer, actress and philanthropist. She is known for ...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 (born May 27, 1975), better known by his stage name André 3000 (formerly Dre), is an American musician and actor best known for being part of hip hop duo ...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 (born September 8, 1987), known professionally as Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and actor. He released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006, ...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 M. Smith Jr. (born March 2, 1971), better known by his stage name Method Man, is an American rapper, record producer and actor. He is known as a member of the East Coast hip hop ...more
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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 23 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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The Weeknd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
age 29
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), better known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer.He has won three Grammy Awards, eight Billboard ...more
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Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like
age 41
Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), known professionally as Ludacris (), is an American rapper and actor. Ludacris is the founder of Disturbing tha Peace. Ludacris has won ...more