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.

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

Earl Simmons, better known as DMX (Dark Man X), loved Hip Hop, East Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, and hardcore hip hop. Besides being a singer and songwriter, the American was also an actor featuring in television series and films such as Romeo Must Die and Last Hour. Musically, he received several acclamations and commercial success with best-selling albums such as "... And Then There Was X," "Hell Is Hot," and "It's Dark."

At one time, he held position one on the Billboard 200 charts five times in a row from a debut album. Thus, being the first artist to achieve such a feat. DMX is a seven-time MTV Video music award nominee, three-time Grammy Award nominee, and took home the 2000 American Music and 1999 Billboard Music Awards. He has also left a memoir, "The Autobiography of DMX."

DMX had a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of DMX with height measurements
Earl Simmons, better known as DMX (Dark Man X), loved Hip Hop, East Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, and hardcore hip hop. Besides being a singer and songwriter, the American was also an actor featuring in television series and films such as Romeo Must Die and Last Hour.

DMX had a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of DMX with height measurements
DMX
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Years Active: 1991-2021

Death: April 9, 2021 (50)

Given Name
Earl Simmons
Birthday
December 18, 1970

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Nas
Size comparison drawings of Nas comparing the heights of other related musicians

Nas, born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, is most famously known as a rapper and producer from the 1990s who created some of the greatest hip hop albums of all time such as Ilmatic. Nas has made 13 studio albums and has created over 70 singles. Out of the 13 albums, 7 of them went platinum. Nas has been accredited for being one of the greatest storytellers in hip hop and has received high praise for his ability to produce beats to rap to that match flawlessly. Throughout his career, Nas had feuds with other famous rappers including Jay Z and the late TuPac. After an almost 3 decade career, Nas is worth over 70 million dollars.

Nas has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Nas with height measurements
Nas, born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, is most famously known as a rapper and producer from the 1990s who created some of the greatest hip hop albums of all time such as Ilmatic. Nas has made 13 studio albums and has created over 70 singles. Out of the 13 albums, 7 of them went platinum.

Nas has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Dimensioned elevation drawings of Nas with height measurements
Nas
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Years Active: 1989-present

Given Name
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones
Birthday
September 14, 1973

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Cardi B
Trio of drawings of Cardi B standing and performing with a measurement for her height

Cardi B is an American rapper. She was born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, in the Bronx, New York, in 1992. She began work as a stripper aged 19, and gained publicity for her social media posts, rising to fame as part of the cast of ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’. She has had three number ones on the Billboard Hot 100, and her debut studio album was certified triple platinum. Cardi B is the only woman to date to have won a Grammy for best rap album. She is married to American rapper Offset - they have one child together. She is a supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders, and has endorsed him in his Presidential run.

Cardi B is 5 foot 3 inches (1.60 m) tall.

Cardi B is an American rapper born in the Bronx, New York, in 1992. She began work as a stripper aged 19, and gained publicity for her social media posts, rising to fame as part of the cast of ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’. Cardi B is the only woman to date to have won a Grammy for best rap album.

Cardi B is 5 foot 3 inches (1.60 m) tall.

Cardi B
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Years Active: 2015-present

Given Name
Belcalis Marlenis Almanzar
Birthday
October 11, 1992

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Lil Pump
Set of illustrations of Lil Pump in various poses measured with overall height

Lil Pump was born Gazzy Garcia, in Miami, in the year 2000. He released his debut single on the streaming service Soundcloud, in 2016, earning recognition within the underground rap scene. He released his first studio album in 2017 to critical acclaim, later signing a record deal with Warner Bros for $8 million. Although still young, he has already collaborated with DJ Khaled, Kanye West and Lil Wayne. He has a large social media following but is often criticised for his public drug taking. He is also known for his catchphrase - ‘esskeetit’.

Lil Pump has a height of 5’6” (1.68 m).

Group of silhouette illustrations of Lil Pump in assorted poses
Lil Pump was born Gazzy Garcia, in Miami, in the year 2000. He released his debut single on the streaming service Soundcloud, in 2016, earning recognition within the underground rap scene. He has a large social media following and is known for his catchphrase - ‘esskeetit’.

Lil Pump has a height of 5’6” (1.68 m).

Group of silhouette illustrations of Lil Pump in assorted poses
Lil Pump
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Years Active: 2015–present

Given Name
Gazzy Garcia
Birthday
August 17, 2000

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Lil Pump front (rapping), walking (peace), side (rapping)

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Dr. Dre
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Dr. Dre in relation to other musicians

Dr. Dre is an American rapper, songwriter and record executive. He began his career in 1985 as part of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru and later released his own debut rap album entitled The Chronic to critical success. His most famous tracks include Nothing But A G Thang and Let Me Ride. Dr. Dre moved on to production and management, founding both Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. He has produced albums for Eminem, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar. He is one of the wealthiest Hip-hop stars, with an estimated net worth of $800 million. He is a controversial figure; his history as a perpetrator of domestic violence was documented in the television biopic Surviving Compton.

Dr. Dre has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Dr. Dre labeled with overall height
Dr. Dre is an American rapper, songwriter and record executive. He began his career in 1985 as part of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru and later released his own debut rap album entitled The Chronic to critical success. His most famous tracks include Nothing But A G Thang and Let Me Ride.

Dr. Dre has a height of 6’1” (1.85 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Dr. Dre labeled with overall height
Dr. Dre
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6’1” | 1.85 m
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Years Active: 1985-present

Given Name
Andre Romelle Young
Birthday
February 18, 1965

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Dr. Dre elevations (assorted), performing

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