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List Rules Vote up the most famous rappers out right now, not just the best. No groups or duos. No dead rappers.

Everyone has their own idea of the best rappers today, but that doesn't necessarily denote the most famous rapper in the world right now. Sure, the best rapper in the world could also be the most famous, but this isn't always the case. While there's room for opinion, there are also plenty of qualifying factors to consider. For instance, how's their most recent album selling? How often are they in the news and media? How big is their fan base? Of course, you are the fan base. You as fans are buying the albums. And you're the reason why the media covers them. So, who is the most famous rapper out right now according to you fans?

When it comes to the most popular rappers, Kanye West is certainly going to find himself toward the top of the list. However, plenty of current hip-hop artists and top new school rappers who may not have his credentials could still be considered just as famous. How about Lil Uzi Vert? Could it be Childish Gambino? Or is it his TV and movie stardom that puts him in the spotlight? As you can see, choosing the most famous rappers today isn't going to be easy, but that's where you fans come in. 

Check out the list of famous rappers below and vote up the artists you think have the most fame right now. 

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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Drake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Kanye West age 40 Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, director, painter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella ...more

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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
B added XXXTentacion 20 years at death 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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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Post Malone Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist. He first gained major recognition in ...more

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Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Childish Gambino age 32 Donald McKinley Glover, also known by his stage name Childish Gambino, is an American actor, writer, comedian, rapper, singer, and producer. He first came to attention for his work with Derrick ...more

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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
chgamingthing added 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

The Greatest Rappers of All Time

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Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Cardi B Belcalis Almanzar (born October 11, 1992), known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and media personality. Born and raised in The Bronx, New York, she first ...more

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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
chgamingthing added Dr. Dre age 53 Andre Romelle Young, known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American record producer, rapper and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. ...more

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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Quavo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Quavo Quavious Keyate Marshall (born April 2, 1991), better known by his stage name Quavo, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known as a member of the rap trio ...more

The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
ASAP Rocky age 29 Rakim Mayers (born October 3, 1988), better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky (stylized as A$AP Rocky), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is a member of the hip ...more

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Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Matt1345 added 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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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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Nas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Nas age 44 Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known as Nas, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is the son of jazz musician Olu Dara. Since 1994, Nas has released eight ...more

List of Katy Perry Interviews

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Logic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Logic age 28 Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, known by his stage name Logic, is an American rapper. He was born and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He has amassed a large Internet following and is a member of ...more

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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
21 Savage Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (born October 22, 1992), known professionally as 21 Savage, is an American rapper known for his mixtapes The Slaughter Tape (2015) and Slaughter King (2015) and his EPs ...more

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Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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6ix9ine is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Big1400 added 6ix9ine age 22 Daniel Hernandez (born May 8, 1996), known by his stage name 6ix9ine ("six-nine"), also stylized Teka$hi 6ix9ine or Teka$hi69, is an American rapper. Hernandez's commercial debut ...more

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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
adria22l added 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

Famous People with the Same Real Name

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Lil Yachty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Big1400 added Lil Yachty Miles Parks McCollum, known professionally as Lil Yachty, is an American rapper and singer.

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Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
B added Ski Mask The Slump God 22 Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne, better known by his stage name Ski Mask the Slump God (or simply Ski Mask), is an American rapper from Broward County, Florida.

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Future is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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Kid Cudi is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Kid Cudi age 34 Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio. After moving to Brooklyn, New York, with aspirations of ...more

15 Celebrities Who Were Outed

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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Joey Badass age 23 Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known by his stage name Joey Badass, is an American hip hop recording artist from Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He is a co-founder of the hip-hop ...more

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Missy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
1525053266880 added 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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Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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YBN Nahmir is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Big1400 added YBN Nahmir Nick Simmons (born December 18, 1999), known professionally as YBN Nahmir, is an American rapper from Birmingham, Alabama. He is best known for his single "Rubbin Off the Paint", which ...more

Buttons You Push Everyday That Don't Actually Do Anything

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Lil B is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
1525053266880 added Lil B age 28 Brandon McCartney, professionally known as Lil B and often known as The BasedGod, is an American performance artist, author, motivational speaker, and prolific musical artist from Berkeley, ...more

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Lil Xan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
1525053266880 added Lil Xan Diego Leanos (born September 6, 1996), known professionally as Lil Xan, is an American rapper of Mexican descent from Redlands, California. He is best known for his breakout hit ...more

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DJ Khaled is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
1525053266880 added DJ Khaled age 42 Khaled Khaled, better known by his stage name DJ Khaled, is an American record producer, radio personality, rapper, DJ and record label executive. He is a radio host for the Miami-based urban ...more

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Lil Peep is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
1525053266880 added Lil Peep Gustav Åhr, known by his stage name Lil Peep, is an American rapper and singer. He was cited as one of the primary artists responsible for the post-emo revival with his style of hip hop ...more

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Royce da 5'9
Matt1345 added Royce da 5'9" age 40 Ryan Daniel Montgomery, better known by his stage name Royce da 5'9", is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. He is best known for his longtime association with Eminem as well as his ...more

The Best New Female Artists

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Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Chris Abraham added Lil Dicky David Andrew Burd (born March 15, 1988), better known by his stage name Lil Dicky or LD, is an American rapper and comedian. He came to prominence with the release of the music video to his song ...more

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Pusha T is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Pusha T age 40 Terrence Thornton, better known by his stage name Pusha T, is an American hip hop recording artist from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is also known as one half of hip hop duo Clipse, alongside ...more

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Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Lauryn Hill age 42 Lauryn Hill is an American singer–songwriter, rapper, producer, and actress. She is best known for being a member of the Fugees and for her solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Raised in ...more

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Lil Pump is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Lil Pump Gazzy Garcia (born August 17, 2000), known professionally as Lil Pump, is an American rapper and songwriter. He began uploading songs to music sharing website SoundCloud in 2016, gaining almost ...more

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Pitbull is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Pitbull age 37 Armando Christian Pérez, better known by his stage name Pitbull, is an American rapper from Miami, Florida. His first recorded mainstream performance was on a solo track from Lil Jon's ...more

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Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Big1400 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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YG is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
YG age 28 Keenon Dae'quan Ray Jackson, better known by his stage name YG, is an American rapper from Compton, California. In 2009, he released his debut single, "Toot It and Boot It", featuring ...more

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Smokepurpp is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Big1400 added Smokepurpp Omar Pineiro (born May 15, 1997), known professionally as Smokepurpp, is an American rapper from Miami, Florida. Pineiro found success on the audio distribution platform SoundCloud in 2017 after ...more