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.

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Post Malone
Collection of drawings of Post Malone measured with overall height

Post Malone was born Austin Richard Post in Syracuse, New York, in 1995. As a teenager, he was part of a heavy metal band, but moved into hip hop and rap. He released his first mixtape aged 16, entitled Young And After Them Riches. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career and later signed a record contract with Republic Records. His debut album was certified triple platinum and his second album debuted at number one on the Billboard album chart. He has won numerous accolades as well as being nominated for four Grammy awards. He chose ‘Malone’ as part of his stage name by finding it through a rap generator.

Post Malone has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Group of silhouette illustrations of Post Malone in assorted poses
Post Malone was born Austin Richard Post in Syracuse, New York, in 1995. As a teenager, he was part of a heavy metal band, but moved into hip hop and rap. He has been nominated for four Grammy awards. He chose ‘Malone’ as part of his stage name by finding it through a rap generator.

Post Malone has a height of 6’0” (1.83 m).

Group of silhouette illustrations of Post Malone in assorted poses
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July 4, 1995
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Austin Richard Post
Years Active
2013–present

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Post Malone front (peace), walking (side), side (rapping)

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Drake
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Drake was born in Ontario, in 1986. He self released three mixtapes, before being signed by Young Money entertainment, in 2009. His first studio album, Thank Me Later, debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. His next album earned him his first Grammy award in 2011. His music is often described as a mix of R&B, Hip hop, and rap. He is known for his lyrics about his personal life and relationships with women. His fourth album, Views, is Drake's best- selling album to date. He holds the record for the most successful digital singles artist.

Drake is 6 foot (1.83 m) tall.

Drake was born in Ontario, in 1986. He self released three mixtapes, before being signed by Young Money entertainment, in 2009. His first studio album, Thank Me Later, debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. His music is often described as a mix of R&B, Hip hop, and rap.

Drake is 6 foot (1.83 m) tall.

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Aubrey Drake Graham
Years Active
2001 to present

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Kanye West
Group of drawings of Kanye West standing and rapping with an overall height measurement

Kanye West was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1977. He began a career as a music producer, working to produce singles for artists such as Jay-z, Ludacris, and Janet Jackson. He pursued a solo career in the early 2000s, rising to fame upon the release of his debut album, College Dropout. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time and has won a total of 21 Grammy awards. Kanye West is married to reality television star Kim Kardashian and they have four children together. He also has a successful fashion line, named Yeezy, and a best selling shoe collaboration with Nike.

Kanye West is 5 foot 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

Kanye West pursued a solo career in the early 2000s, rising to fame upon the release of his debut album, College Dropout. He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time and has won a total of 21 Grammy awards. Kanye West is married to reality television star Kim Kardashian.

Kanye West is 5 foot 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

Kanye West
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Kanye Omari West
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1996 to present

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Eminem
Dimensioned collection of drawings of Eminem in various poses from standing to rapping with Eminem's height labeled

Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, in Missouri, in 1972. He began rapping as a teenager, but gained recognition when he performed and recorded as Slim Shady, his more violent alter ego. In 2000, Eminem released The Marshall Mathers LP to critical acclaim, selling 1.76 million copies in the first week. In 2002, he starred as a fictionalised version of himself in the film, 8 Mile, later winning an Academy Award for the song from the soundtrack, Just Lose It. He is one of the best-selling artists of all time, and has won fifteen Grammy awards. He is a controversial figure, and has been investigated for a number of crimes.

Eminem is 5 foot 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, in Missouri, in 1972. He began rapping as a teenager, but gained recognition when he performed as Slim Shady, his more violent alter ego. In 2000, Eminem released The Marshall Mathers LP to critical acclaim, selling 1.76 million copies in the first week.

Eminem is 5 foot 8 inches (1.73 m) tall.

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Marshall Bruce Mathers III
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1988 to present

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Eminem front (standing), side (rapping), front (rapping)

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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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June 17, 1987
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Kendrick Lamar Duckworth
Years Active
2004–present

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

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