A rapper is a type of musician which features rhythmic speaking, a complex lyrical structure, and is often accompanied by a beat. Rap is part of the wider Hip Hop genre, which emerged in its current form in New York, USA. It became very popular in the 1980s and 1990s, with rappers such as Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G dominating the scene. More recently, it has been absorbed into more mainstream culture, and rap is now considered one of the most popular and accessible genres of music. Kanye West and Jay-Z who started out in the rap scene, are the of the worlds most successful musicians.

What is rap music?

Rap music is a vocal technique and makes up a part of hip-hop culture. It consists of rhythmic speech that is sung with a musical track that is called hip-hop. Rap music emerged into mainstream music in the 1980s with early stars like Grandmaster Flash and LL Cool J.

When did rap music start?


Rap music started in the early 1970s in New York City in the United States as it was commonly heard in block parties. Rapping occurred when DJs started to isolate the percussion breaks of funk songs and to extend them. The MC, Master of Ceremonies, then talked in between songs and interacted with the audience.

What is the difference between rap and hip-hop?

The difference between rap and hip hop is that hip hop is a culture made up of deejaying, MCing, graffiti, and dance, while rap is a form of music that emerged from Hip-Hop culture. They are sometimes differentiated by saying rap is something you do while hip-hop is a way of living.

Rappers Guides
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Bad Bunny
386000
5’11” | 1.80 m
March 10, 1994
Bad Bunny
180.000
1994.00
386000
GUIDE
3D
Bad Bunny
6’2” | 1.88 m
May 21, 1972
Biggie Smalls
188.000
1972.00
136000
GUIDE
3D
Biggie Smalls
Cardi B
1670000
5’3” | 1.60 m
October 11, 1992
Cardi B
160.000
1992.00
1670000
GUIDE
3D
Cardi B
5’9” | 1.75 m
September 25, 1983
Childish Gambino
175.000
1983.00
153000
GUIDE
3D
Childish Gambino
DMX
135000
5’10” | 1.78 m
December 18, 1970
DMX
178.000
1970.00
135000
GUIDE
3D
DMX
DaBaby
298000
5’8” | 1.73 m
December 22, 1991
DaBaby
173.000
1991.00
298000
GUIDE
3D
DaBaby
Dr. Dre
238000
6’1” | 1.85 m
February 18, 1965
Dr. Dre
185.000
1965.00
238000
GUIDE
3D
Dr. Dre
Drake
890000
6’0” | 1.83 m
October 24, 1986
Drake
183.000
2001.00
890000
GUIDE
3D
Drake
Eminem
1240000
5’8” | 1.73 m
October 17, 1972
Eminem
173.000
1972.00
1240000
GUIDE
3D
Eminem
Ice Cube
277000
5’8” | 1.73 m
June 15, 1969
Ice Cube
173.000
1969.00
277000
GUIDE
3D
Ice Cube
Jay-Z
211000
6’2” | 1.88 m
December 4, 1969
Jay-Z
188.000
1969.00
211000
GUIDE
3D
Jay-Z
5’8” | 1.73 m
June 8, 1977
Kanye West
173.000
1977.00
806000
GUIDE
3D
Kanye West
5’6” | 1.68 m
June 17, 1987
Kendrick Lamar
168.000
1987.00
750000
GUIDE
3D
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Pump
630000
5’6” | 1.68 m
August 17, 2000
Lil Pump
168.000
2000.00
630000
GUIDE
3D
Lil Pump
5’3” | 1.60 m
July 31, 1994
Lil Uzi Vert
160.000
1994.00
379000
GUIDE
3D
Lil Uzi Vert
Lizzo
244000
5’10” | 1.78 m
April 27, 1988
Lizzo
178.000
1988.00
244000
GUIDE
3D
Lizzo
5’2" | 1.57 m
July 1, 1971
Missy Elliott
157.000
1971.00
82200
GUIDE
3D
Missy Elliott
Nas
207000
5’8” | 1.73 m
September 14, 1973
Nas
173.000
1973.00
207000
GUIDE
3D
Nas
P Diddy
108000
5’10” | 1.78 m
November 4, 1969
P Diddy
178.000
1969.00
108000
GUIDE
3D
P Diddy
6’0” | 1.83 m
July 4, 1995
Post Malone
183.000
1995.00
876000
GUIDE
3D
Post Malone
6’4” | 1.93 m
October 20, 1971
Snoop Dogg
193.000
1971.00
335000
GUIDE
3D
Snoop Dogg
5’8” | 1.73 m
February 16, 1990
The Weeknd
173.000
1990.00
490000
GUIDE
3D
The Weeknd
5’9” | 1.75 m
June 16, 1971
Tupac Shakur
175.000
1971.00
358000
GUIDE
3D
Tupac Shakur
Kendrick Lamar
Collection of drawings of Kendrick Lamar measured with overall height

Kendrick Lamar is an American rapper and hip hop artist. He was born in California, in 1987 and released his first mixtape aged 16 which led him to securing a contract with an independent record label. He started gaining recognition in 2012 after the release of his first solo album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, which received critical acclaim. To date, he is considered one of the best hip hop artists in the world, and has won a total of 13 Grammy awards. Aside from his solo career, he is also a member of the hip hop group, Black Hippy.

Kendrick Lamar has a height of 5’6” (1.68 m).

Outlined silhouette drawings of Kendrick Lamar in a variety of poses
Kendrick Lamar is an American rapper and hip hop artist that started gaining recognition in 2012 after the release of his first solo album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, which received critical acclaim. To date, he is considered one of the best hip hop artists in the world, and has won 13 Grammy awards.

Kendrick Lamar has a height of 5’6” (1.68 m).

Outlined silhouette drawings of Kendrick Lamar in a variety of poses
Kendrick Lamar
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Years Active: 2004–present

Given Name
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
Birthday
June 17, 1987

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Kendrick Lamar front (rapping), side, side (rapping)

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Missy Elliott
Height comparison diagram of Missy Elliott compared to other musicians

Missy Elliott is an American rapper, singer and producer. She is one of the best-selling rappers of all time and is the only female rapper to have six albums with platinum sales. She is the recipient of five Grammy awards. Some of her most famous songs include Get Ur Freak On, Work It (Is it worth it? Let me work it. I put my thang down, flip it and reverse it), and Hot Boyz. In 2019 she collaborated with Lizzo on the song Tempo and released her new EP entitled Iconology.

Missy Elliott has a height of 5’2" (1.57 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Missy Elliott with overall height
Missy Elliott is an American rapper, singer and producer. She is one of the best-selling rappers of all time and is the only female rapper to have six albums with platinum sales. She is the recipient of five Grammy awards. Some of her most famous songs include Get Ur Freak On and Work It.

Missy Elliott has a height of 5’2" (1.57 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Missy Elliott with overall height
Missy Elliott
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5’2" | 1.57 m
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Years Active: 1991-present

Given Name
Melissa Arnette Elliott
Birthday
July 1, 1971

Drawings include:
Missy Elliott elevations (assorted), performing

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Lil Uzi Vert
Drawings of Lil Uzi Vert in a range of positions measured with overall height

Lil Uzi Vert is an American rapper. He was born in Philadelphia, in 1994, and began his rap career in 2010. He signed to Atlantic Records in 2015, and garnered a lot of music industry attention upon the release of his debut single, Money Longer, in 2016, which went on to be a double platinum selling track. Lil Uzi Vert cites Marilyn Manson as his ultimate inspiration, alongside Paramore, Pharrell Williams and Kanye West. His second studio album, Eternal Atake, was released in 2019. He is considered ‘one to watch’, and a future rising star.

Lil Uzi Vert has a height of 5’3” (1.60 m).

Outlined silhouette drawings of Lil Uzi Vert in a variety of poses
Lil Uzi Vert is an American rapper and was born in Philadelphia, in 1994, and began his rap career in 2010. He signed to Atlantic Records in 2015, and garnered music industry attention upon the release of his debut single, Money Longer, in 2016, which went on to be a double platinum selling track.

Lil Uzi Vert has a height of 5’3” (1.60 m).

Outlined silhouette drawings of Lil Uzi Vert in a variety of poses
Lil Uzi Vert
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Years Active: 2010–present

Given Name
Symere Woods
Birthday
July 31, 1994

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Lil Uzi Vert front (standing), dancing (front), front (rapping crouched)

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Childish Gambino
Height comparison diagram of Childish Gambino compared to other musicians

Childish Gambino is the stage name for Donald Glover, a famous American actor, producer, writer, singer, director, rapper, and comedian who has made big moves in the entertainment world. As Childish Gambino, Glover has released 6 studio albums, the first one being Camp, released in 2011. Winning 3 Grammy Awards for his latest album This Is America, Glover announced his plans to retire the musical alter-ego’s name in 2019, with one final 2-year tour ending with his last live performance as Childish Gambino at the famous Austin City Limits festival. While Glover may have put his music career to rest, he can be found in a number of popular tv shows including Atlanta, 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live, and Community.

Childish Gambino has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Childish Gambino with overall height
Childish Gambino is the stage name for Donald Glover, a famous American actor, producer, writer, singer, director, rapper, and comedian who has made big moves in the entertainment world. As Childish Gambino, Glover has released 6 studio albums, the first one being Camp, released in 2011.

Childish Gambino has a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Childish Gambino with overall height
Childish Gambino
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5’9” | 1.75 m
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Years Active: 2005-present

Given Name
Donald McKinley Glover Jr.
Birthday
September 25, 1983

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Childish Gambino elevations (assorted), performing

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Jay-Z
Size comparison drawings of Jay-Z comparing the heights of other related musicians

Jay Z is an American rapper, songwriter and producer. His real name is Shawn Corey Carter but he began using Jay Z at the beginning of his rap career. He is considered one of the best rappers of all time and is known for his fast rapping ability and his lyrical and allegorical verses. Jay Z is one of the most popular and best-selling musicians worldwide and is the recipient of 22 Grammy awards. His most famous collaborations include Umbrella with Rihanna, Empire State of Mind with Alicia Keys and Heartbreaker featuring Mariah Carey. Jay-Z is married to the Queen, Beyoncé.

Jay-Z has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Jay-Z with height measurements
Jay Z is an American rapper, songwriter and producer. His real name is Shawn Corey Carter but he began using Jay Z at the beginning of his rap career. He is considered one of the best rappers of all time and is known for his fast rapping ability and his lyrical and allegorical verses.

Jay-Z has a height of 6’2” (1.88 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Jay-Z with height measurements
Jay-Z
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6’2” | 1.88 m
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Years Active: 1988-present

Given Name
Shawn Corey Carter
Birthday
December 4, 1969

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Jay-Z elevations (assorted), performing

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