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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 rapper, 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 46
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (; often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, film ...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?
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Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is regarded as one of the most skillful and successful hip hop artists of his ...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. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor. His ...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 (born February 18, 1965), known professionally as Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and ...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?
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Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, television producer, entrepreneur and investor. Born in the South ...more

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Drake is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
age 32
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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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
age 41
Kanye Omari West (; born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. His musical career has been marked by dramatic changes in ...more

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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 8 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) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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Jacques Berman Webster II (born April 30, 1992), known professionally as Travis Scott, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Scott signed to Epic Records before ...more

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and actor. His career began in ...more

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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known professionally as Nicki Minaj (), is a Trinidad and Tobago-born rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and model. Born in Saint James, Port of ...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?
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Jarad Anthony Higgins (December 2, 1998 – December 8, 2019), known professionally as Juice WRLD, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was best known for ...more

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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?
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Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born on a military base in Germany but raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Cole ...more

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Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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Cameron Jibril Thomaz (born September 8, 1987), known professionally as Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and actor. He released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006, ...more

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Logic is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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Sir Robert Bryson Hall II (born January 22, 1990), known by his stage name Logic, is an American rapper. He was born and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He has amassed a large Internet ...more

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Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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Gary Maurice "Joyner" Lucas, Jr. (born August 17, 1988) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, poet, and actor from Worcester, Massachusetts. Lucas gained ...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 (born December 4, 1969), known professionally as Jay-Z (stylized as JAY-Z), is an American rapper, songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and record executive. Considered among ...more

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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?
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Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam ...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?
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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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Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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Donald McKinley Glover Jr. (born September 25, 1983) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, musician, and DJ. He performs music under the stage name Childish Gambino and as ...more

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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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O'Shea Jackson (born June 15, 1969), known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper, actor, producer, director and writer. Ice Cube initially gained recognition in 1984 as a member of ...more

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A Boogie wit da Hoodie ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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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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Royce da 5'9" is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
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