Rappers Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?  

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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?
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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750 469
Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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804 490
XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
B added Dec. at 20 (1998-2018) 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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768 537
Drake is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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520 360
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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341 212
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
chgamingthing added 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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485 350
Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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400 283
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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319 244
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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378 323
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
chgamingthing added 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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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Matt1345 added 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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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
96hamza.gamer96 added Juice WRLD age 20

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J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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305 242
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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429 377
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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242 193
ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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310 265
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
age 34 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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359 335
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
adria22l added 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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259 218
Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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227 188
Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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242 207
Logic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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240 223
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
25 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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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
chgamingthing added 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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Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
WillandMatt added Joyner Lucas is an American rapper from Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Quavo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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

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167 147
Mac Miller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Dec. at 26 (1992-2018) Malcolm James McCormick, best known by his stage name Mac Miller, was an American rapper and singer. He was also a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman. In early 2010, Mac ...more

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Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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238 234
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
1525053266880 added 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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Nas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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

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Kodak Black is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
1525053266880 added Dieuson Octave, better known by his stage name Kodak Black, is an American rapper from Pompano Beach, Florida.

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Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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) 34 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
B added 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) 35 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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120 141
Kid Cudi is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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

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122 143
Lil Yachty is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Big1400 added Miles Parks McCollum (born August 23, 1997), known professionally as Lil Yachty, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Yachty first gained recognition in August 2015 for his singles ...more

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Royce da 5'9
Matt1345 added 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

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DMX is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
1525053266880 added age 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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6ix9ine is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Big1400 added 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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DJ Khaled is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
1525053266880 added 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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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
1525053266880 added International Artist, The Bigger Artist Artist Julius Dubose (born December 6, 1995), better known by his stage name A Boogie wit da Hoodie (or simply A Boogie), is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is signed to ...more

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G-Eazy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
age 28 Gerald Earl Gillum better known by his stage name G-Eazy or Young Gerald, is an American rapper, songwriter and producer born and raised in Oakland, California. G has released numerous mixtapes ...more

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Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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Swae Lee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
1525053266880 added Swae Lee

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Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
1525053266880 added age 46 Aaron Dontez Yates, better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is an American rapper. In 1999, Yates and Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. He has sold over two million albums ...more

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Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Chris Abraham added 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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Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Big1400 added Lil Skies (born August 4, 1998) is a rapper from Pennsylvania who is best known for singles "Signs of Jealousy" and "Change Ya Life." In 2017, he signed a recording contract ...more

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Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Big1400 added 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