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Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

Updated April 12, 2020 28.1k votes 2.3k voters 15.3k views78 items

List RulesVote 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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  • Eminem1
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    474

    Eminem

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceSaint Joseph, Buchanan County, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (; often...  more
  • Snoop Dogg2
    627
    399

    Snoop Dogg

    Age: 48

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California, United States of America

    Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an...  more
  • The Notorious B.I.G.3
    534
    303

    The Notorious B.I.G.

    Dec. at 25 (1972-1997)

    BirthplaceClinton Hill, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), known professionally as The...  more
  • 50 Cent4
    461
    326

    50 Cent

    Age: 45

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American...  more
  • Kendrick Lamar5
    586
    413

    BirthplaceCompton, California

    Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper, songwriter, and record...  more
  • Ice Cube6
    451
    299

    Ice Cube

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceSouth Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    O'Shea Jackson (born June 15, 1969), known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper,...  more
  • J. Cole7
    434
    326

    J. Cole

    Age: 34

    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany

    Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and...  more
  • DMX8
    241
    165

    DMX

    Age: 47

    BirthplaceYonkers

    Earl Simmons (born December 18, 1970), known professionally as DMX, is an American rapper and...  more
  • Tupac Shakur9
    738
    411

    Tupac Shakur

    Dec. at 25 (1971-1996)

    BirthplaceEast Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Tupac Amaru Shakur ( TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; born Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971 – September...  more
  • Nate Dogg10
    319
    244

    Nate Dogg

    Dec. at 42 (1969-2011)

    BirthplaceClarksdale, Mississippi, United States of America

    Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011), known professionally as Nate Dogg,...  more
  • XXXTentacion11
    Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, better known by his stage name XXXTentacion, was an American rapper,...  more
  • Big Sean12
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    247

    Big Sean

    Age: 30

    BirthplaceSanta Monica, California

    Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean, is an...  more
  • Eazy-E13
    317
    219

    Eazy-E

    Dec. at 32 (1963-1995)

    BirthplaceCompton, California, United States of America

    Eric Lynn Wright (September 7, 1964 – March 26, 1995), known professionally as Eazy-E, was an...  more
  • Busta Rhymes14
    345
    280

    BirthplaceRed Hook, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Trevor George Smith Jr. (born May 20, 1972), known professionally as Busta Rhymes, is an...  more
  • Young Thug15
    246
    169

    Young Thug

    Age: 28

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Jeffrey Williams, better known by his stage name Young Thug, is an American rapper from...  more
  • André 300016
    291
    252

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    André Lauren Benjamin (born May 27, 1975), better known by his stage name André 3000 (formerly...  more
  • The Game17
    247
    216

    The Game

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Jayceon Terrell Taylor (born November 29, 1979), better known by his stage name The Game (or...  more
  • Wiz Khalifa18
    245
    214

    BirthplaceMinot, North Dakota

    Cameron Jibril Thomaz (born September 8, 1987), known professionally as Wiz Khalifa, is an...  more
  • Chance The Rapper19
    272
    250

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Chancelor Bennett (born April 16, 1993), better known by his stage name Chance the Rapper, is...  more
  • Eve20
    153
    117

    Eve

    Age: 41

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper (born November 10, 1978) is an American hip hop recording artist and...  more
  • 2 Chainz21
    255
    245

    2 Chainz

    Age: 43

    BirthplaceCollege Park, Georgia

    Tauheed Epps (born September 12, 1977), known professionally as 2 Chainz (formerly Tity Boi),...  more
  • Layzie Bone22
    143
    111

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, USA

    Steven Howse (born September 23, 1974) is a rapper known primarily for being a member of the...  more
  • Rihanna23
    255
    253

    Rihanna

    Age: 32

    BirthplaceSaint Michael Parish, Barbados

    Robyn Rihanna Fenty (born February 20, 1988) is a Barbadian singer, songwriter, record...  more
  • Method Man24
    221
    208

    Method Man

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceHempstead, New York, USA

    Clifford M. Smith Jr. (born March 2, 1971), better known by his stage name Method Man, is an...  more
  • The Weeknd25
    306
    284

    The Weeknd

    Age: 30

    BirthplaceScarborough, Toronto, Canada

    Abel Makkonen Tesfaye (born 16 February 1990), better known by his stage name The Weeknd, is a...  more