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Famous Rappers

For hip hop fans all across the world, there are a few artists that will always and forever stay in their hearts. Regardless of which decade they hail from, this Melodyful article gives you a list of famous rappers that have stolen our hearts for sure.
Melodyful Staff
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2018
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Rap music is known as the music of the mind for a number of reasons. It consists of speaking the lyrics in rhyme and verse form, alongside an instrumental and synthesized beat. This style of music also accompanies many other additions like DJing, scratching, sampling, beat boxing simultaneously with rapping. It was initiated by the African-American and Jamaican youth in the Bronx of New York in the 1970s. Very soon it gained fame and publicity to become America's rap style of music and was imitated and improvised by music directors and singers from all over the world. Rap music mainly needs beat music and hence can also be recited without music, simply with beat boxers on the roll.

List of Rappers

Ever since some young boys from the Bronx came up with rap music, it has been pouring on to the streets and subways of New York. From the 1970s till today, these rappers have come a long way experiencing the ups and downs in the music industry. They've been rejected, let down, and insulted, but they never gave up trying to show the world what they had. Today, hip hop is one of the most highly sold music styles in the world. Given below are the names of such artists worth remembering for their valuable contributions to the world of hip hop.
  • Kool Moe Dee
  • Melle Mel
  • Baby Huey
  • Big Bank Hank
  • Missy Elliott
  • 50 Cent
  • Xzibit
  • Nelly
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Eminem
  • Ludacris
  • Lil Jon
  • Tony Yayo
  • Lloyd Banks
  • Surplus
  • Touhu
  • Lil Wayne
  • Jay-Z
  • Dr. Dre
  • Rakim
  • Ice Cube
  • Scarface
  • Ras Kass
  • Nas
  • T-Rock
  • T-pain
  • The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Tupac Shakur
  • Sir Mix-a-Lot
  • MC Hammer
  • Vanilla Ice
  • Eve
  • LL Cool J
  • Queen Latifah
  • Kanye West
  • Lupe Fiasco
  • No I.D.
  • Do or Die
  • Twista
  • Rhymefest
  • R. Kelly
  • Shawnna
  • The Legendary Traxster
  • Fast Eddie
  • Psalm One
  • Mr. Lee
  • Diverse
  • Young Blaze
  • Hotstylz
  • Skooda Chose
  • Young Von
  • Freddie Gibbs
  • GLC
  • Phonte Coleman
  • M.I
  • Mush Millions
  • Big K.R.I.T.
  • Common
  • Earatik Statik
  • Gerald Walker
  • Marz
  • Juice
  • Vakill
  • Warren G
  • Kurtis Blow
  • Lovebug Starski
  • CeeLo Green
  • P. Diddy
  • Swizz Beatz
Since rap came from combinations of various other music and rhythmic styles, there is a large collection of instruments that are used while composing. It is inspired by the singers experiences about life and can be put into words very simply and plainly. It is quite a skill to be able to memorize the lyrics and recite them continuously without stopping for an entire verse. This recitation is followed by either taking the high or low notes and singing the chorus with the music. Well, that's a tough job which comes with hard work and practice.

I am sure these famous rappers have been a source of inspiration to all of you who love rap. If you can add some more names to this list, take the liberty to do so.