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?
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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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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
chgamingthing added age 54
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) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Matt1345 added 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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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
adria22l added 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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Drake is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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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Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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Joyner Lucas is an American rapper from Worcester, Massachusetts.
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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
age 26
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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J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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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Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
acapellasrverycool 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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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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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Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
age 35
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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Logic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 20 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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ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
age 30
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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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
chgamingthing added 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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Royce da 5'9
Matt1345 added age 41
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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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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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DMX is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
acapellasrverycool added age 48
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