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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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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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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
B added Died 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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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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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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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 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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J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 18 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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ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 19 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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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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Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Logic is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 25 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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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Quavo is listed (or ranked) 27 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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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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Mac Miller is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
Died 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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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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DMX is listed (or ranked) 31 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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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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Nas is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 34 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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Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 35 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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Kodak Black is listed (or ranked) 36 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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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Future is listed (or ranked) 38 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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Lil Yachty is listed (or ranked) 39 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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Kid Cudi is listed (or ranked) 40 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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6ix9ine is listed (or ranked) 41 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) 42 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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Akon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
1525053266880 added age 44 Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam, known as Akon, is an American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to prominence ...more

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G-Eazy is listed (or ranked) 44 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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Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 45 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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Redman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
1525053266880 added age 47 Reginald "Reggie" Noble, better known by his stage name Redman, is an American MC, rapper, DJ, record producer and actor. He came to fame in the early 1990s as an artist on the Def Jam ...more

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Xzibit is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
1525053266880 added age 43 Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, better known by his stage name Xzibit, is an American rapper, actor, and television host. He is known as the host of the MTV show Pimp My Ride, which brought him ...more

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Swae Lee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
1525053266880 added Swae Lee

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Metro Boomin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
1525053266880 added age 24

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Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 50 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