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 46 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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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 2 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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1,107 727
Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 3 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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653 407
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 4 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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Drake is listed (or ranked) 5 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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677 460
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
age 47 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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763 552
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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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
age 36 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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575 488
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 11 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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591 480
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
age 34 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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505 462
50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 13 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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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 14 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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395 334
ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 15 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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372 317
Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 16 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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345 283
Quavo is listed (or ranked) 17 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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441 390
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
age 49 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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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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581 554
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
age 41 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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393 347
Logic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
age 29 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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434 403
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 22 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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524 529
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 24 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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The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Rapper In The World Right Now?
acapellasrverycool 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