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
3D
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
3D
Childish Gambino
DMX
135000
5’10” | 1.78 m
December 18, 1970
DMX
178.000
1970.00
135000
3D
DMX
DaBaby
298000
5’8” | 1.73 m
December 22, 1991
DaBaby
173.000
1991.00
298000
3D
DaBaby
Dr. Dre
238000
6’1” | 1.85 m
February 18, 1965
Dr. Dre
185.000
1965.00
238000
3D
Dr. Dre
Drake
890000
6’0” | 1.83 m
October 24, 1986
Drake
183.000
2001.00
890000
3D
Drake
Eminem
1240000
5’8” | 1.73 m
October 17, 1972
Eminem
173.000
1972.00
1240000
3D
Eminem
Ice Cube
277000
5’8” | 1.73 m
June 15, 1969
Ice Cube
173.000
1969.00
277000
3D
Ice Cube
Jay-Z
211000
6’2” | 1.88 m
December 4, 1969
Jay-Z
188.000
1969.00
211000
3D
Jay-Z
5’8” | 1.73 m
June 8, 1977
Kanye West
173.000
1977.00
806000
3D
Kanye West
5’6” | 1.68 m
June 17, 1987
Kendrick Lamar
168.000
1987.00
750000
3D
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Pump
630000
5’6” | 1.68 m
August 17, 2000
Lil Pump
168.000
2000.00
630000
3D
Lil Pump
5’3” | 1.60 m
July 31, 1994
Lil Uzi Vert
160.000
1994.00
379000
3D
Lil Uzi Vert
Lizzo
244000
5’10” | 1.78 m
April 27, 1988
Lizzo
178.000
1988.00
244000
3D
Lizzo
5’2" | 1.57 m
July 1, 1971
Missy Elliott
157.000
1971.00
82200
3D
Missy Elliott
Nas
207000
5’8” | 1.73 m
September 14, 1973
Nas
173.000
1973.00
207000
3D
Nas
P Diddy
108000
5’10” | 1.78 m
November 4, 1969
P Diddy
178.000
1969.00
108000
3D
P Diddy
6’0” | 1.83 m
July 4, 1995
Post Malone
183.000
1995.00
876000
3D
Post Malone
6’4” | 1.93 m
October 20, 1971
Snoop Dogg
193.000
1971.00
335000
3D
Snoop Dogg
5’8” | 1.73 m
February 16, 1990
The Weeknd
173.000
1990.00
490000
3D
The Weeknd
5’9” | 1.75 m
June 16, 1971
Tupac Shakur
175.000
1971.00
358000
3D
Tupac Shakur
Ice Cube
Height comparison diagram of Ice Cube compared to other musicians

Ice Cube is an American rapper and actor. In 1987 hse co-created the group N.W.A alongside Dr. Dre and Eazy-E and rose to fame after the release of their debut album Straight Outta Compton. Ice Cube is known for his politically driven and sometimes explicit and controversial, rap style. In 1991 he began his acting career when he appeared in Boyz n The Hood alongside Cuba Gooding JR and Regina King. Subsequent films include Are We There Yet? And 21 Jump Street. In 2015, he appeared in the biographical film Straight Outta Comptom, which documented the early journey of N.W.A. Ice Cube was played by his real-life son, O’Shea Jackson Jr.

Ice Cube has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Ice Cube with overall height
Ice Cube is an American rapper and actor. In 1987 hse co-created the group N.W.A alongside Dr. Dre and Eazy-E and rose to fame after the release of their debut album Straight Outta Compton. Ice Cube is known for his politically driven and sometimes explicit and controversial, rap style.

Ice Cube has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Ice Cube with overall height
Ice Cube
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Years Active: 1986-present

Given Name
O'Shea Jackson
Birthday
June 15, 1969

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Ice Cube elevations (assorted), performing

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Tupac Shakur | 2Pac
Height comparison diagram of Tupac Shakur compared to other musicians

Tupac Shakur is an American rapper and is widely considered to be one of the most influential of all time. He rose to fame in the 1990s as part of the West Coast hip-hop scene, releasing five studio albums to critical acclaim. His fifth and final album The 7 Day Theory ranked number 1 on the Billboard’s RnB and Hip-hop chart. Tupac’s work caused controversy at the time as he directly addressed issues of police brutality and racial inequality. Tupac was shot and killed in September 1996. He continues to be a symbol of political resistance.

Tupac Shakur had a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Tupac Shakur with overall height
Tupac is an American rapper and is widely considered to be one of the most influential of all time. He rose to fame in the 1990s as part of the West Coast hip-hop scene, releasing five studio albums to critical acclaim. His fifth and final album The 7 Day Theory ranked number 1 on the charts.

Tupac Shakur had a height of 5’9” (1.75 m).

Collection of elevation drawings of Tupac Shakur with overall height
Tupac Shakur | 2Pac
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Years Active: 1987-1996

Death: September 13, 1996 (25)

Given Name
Lesane Parish Crooks
Birthday
June 16, 1971

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Tupac Shakur elevations (assorted), performing

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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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Years Active: 2005-present

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

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DaBaby
Collection of drawings of DaBaby measured with overall height

DaBaby, Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, is an American rapper and songwriter, known for his hit song ‘Rockstar’ featuring Roddy Ricch which spent 7 non-consecutive weeks ranked number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. DaBaby stands out for his energetic personality and releases music in the genres of Hip Hop and Trap.

DaBaby began to rise to fame in 2019 after the release of his debut studio album, Baby on Baby, released in 2019. Later in 2019, DaBaby released his second album, Kirk, which debuted at number 1. His third album, Blame It on Baby, was released in 2020 and became his second consecutive number 1 album in the United States.

DaBaby has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

DaBaby, Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, is an American rapper and songwriter, known for his hit song ‘Rockstar’ featuring Roddy Ricch which spent 7 non-consecutive weeks ranked number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. DaBaby stands out for his energetic personality and releases music in Hip Hop and Trap.

DaBaby has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

DaBaby
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Years Active: 2015–present

Given Name
Jonathan Lyndale Kirk
Birthday
December 22, 1991

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DaBaby front, side, side (rapping), front (posing)

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Lizzo
Scaled height comparison illustrations of Lizzo in relation to other musicians

Lizzo is an American musician and all-round iconic woman. She released her first EP in 2016 but it was her 2019 album Cuz I love You which rocketed her to global fame. Her song Truth Hurts became a sleeper hit which topped the US Billboard charts two years after its release. Her other top hits include Boys, Good As Hell, and Juice.  Lizzo is known for her varied musical style which incorporates RnB, Hip Hop, Funk and Soul. She is also an actress and appeared in 2019 film, Hustlers, alongside Jennifer Lopez. She is a classically trained flute player.

Lizzo has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Lizzo labeled with overall height
Lizzo is an American musician and all-round iconic woman. She released her first EP in 2016 but it was her 2019 album Cuz I love You which rocketed her to global fame. Her song Truth Hurts became a sleeper hit which topped the US Billboard charts two years after its release.

Lizzo has a height of 5’10” (1.78 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of Lizzo labeled with overall height
Lizzo
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5’10” | 1.78 m
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Years Active: 2010-present

Given Name
Melissa Viviane Jefferson
Birthday
April 27, 1988

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Lizzo elevations (assorted), performing

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