Top 2012 Rappers ( God oF Hip Hop )

by gasemhacker | created - 18 Dec 2012 | updated - 19 Dec 2012 | Public

1. Eminem

Soundtrack | 8 Mile

Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Deborah R. (Nelson) and Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr., who were in a band together, Daddy Warbucks. He is of English, as well as some German, Scottish, and Swiss-German, ancestry. Marshall spent his early childhood being shoved ...

2. Busta Rhymes

Actor | Halloween: Resurrection

Busta Rhymes was born on May 20, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr.

3. Daddy Yankee

Soundtrack | The Do-Over

Daddy Yankee was born Ramon Ayala on February 3, 1976, in Villa Kennedy, Santruce, Puerto Rico. One of the top reggaetón (Spanish-language dancehall reggae) artists, he started to rhyme and sing at the age of 13. One of his first major appearances on record was on DJ Tony Touch's album "The ...

4. Lil' Wayne

Soundtrack | Suicide Squad

Lil' Wayne was born on September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. He was previously married to Toya Wright.

5. T.I.

Actor | Ant-Man

T.I. was born Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. on September 25, 1980, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Violeta Morgan and Clifford "Buddy" Harris, Sr. He is also known as T.I.P. and "Rubberband Man". T.I. is from the streets of Westside Bankhead Zone 1 in Atlanta. His original stage name, T.I.P., it stems from ...

6. 50 Cent

Soundtrack | Get Rich or Die Tryin'

Born in the South Jamaica section of Queens, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson has lived in New York City all his life. He was raised by his grandparents after his father ran out and his mother was shot when he was only eight. Growing up, the Queens rapper originally wanted to be a heavyweight boxer, but ...

7. T-Pain

Soundtrack | Tropic Thunder

Faheem Najm was born in Tallahassee, Florida to parents Shasheem Najm and Aliyah Najm. At the age of ten, Faheem reworked his bedroom into a studio and began composing music. Faheem graduated James S. Rickard's High School. He was part of the Tallahassee rap group Nappy Headz. In 2002, he founded ...

8. Jay Z

Soundtrack | The Great Gatsby

Shawn Corey Carter was born 4 December 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Raised in Brooklyn, Carter was a school friend of The Notorious B.I.G.. He first started releasing records in the late 1980s. In 1990, he appeared on records by his close friend, Jaz ("The Originators") and Original Flavor ("...

9. Pitbull

Actor | Epic

Pitbull was born on January 14, 1981 in Miami, Florida, USA as Armando Christian Pérez.

10. Snoop Dogg

Actor | Turbo

Snoop Dogg was born in Long Beach, California, to Beverly (Tate) and Vernell Varnado, who was a mail carrier and singer. His parents were both originally from Mississippi. He got his name from his mother, who jokingly remarked that he looked like the Peanuts character Snoopy. Snoop is known ...

11. Ludacris

Actor | Crash

Ludacris was born Christopher Brian Bridges in Champaign, Illinois, where he was raised, the son of Roberta Shields and Wayne Brian Bridges. At nine years old, he started rapping. He attended Emerson Middle School and, eventually, Oak Park and River Forest High School for his freshman year. ...

12. Don Omar

Soundtrack | Fast Five

William Omar Landrón Rivera is the oldest son of William Landrón and Luz Antonia Rivera. He was raised in Santurce, a barrio of San Juan, Puerto Rico, specifically in the Villa Palmeras area. From an early age, he showed interest in the music of Vico C and Brewley MC, but never actually followed it...

13. Lloyd Banks

Soundtrack | Gun

Lloyd Banks was born on April 30, 1982 in New Carrollton, Maryland, USA as Christopher Lloyd.

14. Apl.de.Ap

Soundtrack | G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Apl.de.Ap was born on November 28, 1974 in the Philippines as Allan Pineda Lindo.

15. Flo Rida

Soundtrack | Deadpool

Flo Rida was born on December 16, 1979 in Miami, Florida, USA as Tramar Dillard.