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Sober Rappers Who Don't Drink or Do Drugs  

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While many musicians struggle with drugs and alcohol, others choose to remain sober or get clean after experiences with addiction. There are many sober rappers in the hip hop community. Some famous rappers who don't drink or do drugs went to rehab while other sober rappers quit cold turkey. A few famous rap stars who are sober even inspired other hip hop stars to kick their addictions for good.

Who will you find on this rappers who are sober list? Eminem credits fatherhood with helping him to get sober once and for all. 50 Cent has never been a big drinker or drug user. Other sober rappers include Macklemore, Kendrick Lamar, Ice-T, and Andre 3000.

Did you know so many hip hop stars were sober? Take a look at this list and find out which of your favorite rap stars abstain from drugs and alcohol.

Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Sober Rappers Who Don't Drink or Do Drugs
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Eminem credits fatherhood with helping him to get sober once and for all, as he realized he needed to stay alive for his kids. He said, of his sobriety:

"I couldn't believe that anybody could be naturally happy without being on something. So I would say to anybody, 'It does get better.'"

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Age: 46

Birthplace: Saint Joseph, Missouri, United States of America

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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Sober Rappers Who Don't Drink or Do Drugs
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50 Cent has never been a big drinker or drug user. The rapper stated during a Piers Morgan interview:

"I got a chance to watch a lot of my mother's sisters and brothers at different periods experiment with the use of drugs or alcohol and I see them respond so differently that I stay away."

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Age: 43

Birthplace: South Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Sober Rappers Who Don't Drink or Do Drugs
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Kendrick Lamar is sober and an advocate for drug-free living, as he grew up in a family that partied regularly and he saw the negative effects of drugs and alcohol. He spoke of his intention to stay sober, and encourage others to do the same, during an interview on the Arsenio Hall Show. 

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Age: 31

Birthplace: Compton, California

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Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Sober Rappers Who Don't Drink or Do Drugs
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Tyler, the Creator has a reputation for being a wild card, but some fans may be surprised to learn that he is also straightedge.

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Age: 27

Birthplace: Ladera Heights, California, United States of America

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