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
The Weeknd
Scaled height comparison illustrations of The Weeknd in relation to other musicians

The Weeknd does R & B, pop, electropop, and synth-pop. His birth name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye; a Canadian citizen who prefers an original and eccentric music style. The Weeknd music career began in 2010 on YouTube, and among his best-selling albums include Beauty Behind the Madness, Starboy, and After Hours. Abel Makkonen Tesfaye is among the best-selling music artists and most streamed artists on Spotify. He has made a record on the Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart having three of his songs simultaneously taking over the top three positions. He holds nine Juno Awards, nine Billboard Music Awards, three Grammy Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards, five American Music Awards, and the Allan Slaight Award.

The Weeknd has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of The Weeknd labeled with overall height
The Weeknd does R & B, pop, electropop, and synth-pop. His birth name is Abel Makkonen Tesfaye; a Canadian citizen who prefers an original eccentric music style. The Weeknd music career began in 2010 on YouTube, and his best-selling albums include Beauty Behind the Madness, Starboy, and After Hours.

The Weeknd has a height of 5’8” (1.73 m).

Set of dimensioned drawings of The Weeknd labeled with overall height
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Years Active: 2010–present

Given Name
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye
Birthday
February 16, 1990

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The Weeknd elevations (assorted), performing

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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
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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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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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Years Active: 1996-present

Given Name
Kanye Omari West
Birthday
June 8, 1977

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Kanye West front (standing), side (rapping), walking (rapping)

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Drake
Series of illustrations of Drake walking and dancing with height labeled

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.

Drake
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Years Active: 2001-present

Given Name
Aubrey Drake Graham
Birthday
October 24, 1986

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Drake side elevation (walking), front (dancing), front (low dancing)

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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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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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