Rappers in Music History

Historical Events


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1993-10-31 Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur

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2001-01-04 Rapper Vanilla Ice spends night in jail after allegedly ripping out some of his wife's hair during a row

Rapper Vanilla Ice
Rapper
Vanilla Ice

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2013-05-03 The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn is renamed after Beastie Boys' rapper Adam Yauch

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch

Famous Birthdays

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  • 1958-02-16 Ice-T [Tracy Marrow], Newark, New Jersey, American rapper and actor (New Jack City, Tank Girl, Crazy Six)

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1959-03-16 Flavor Flav, American rapper, and reality tv star

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
  • 1959-08-09 Kurtis Blow, rapper (Krushgroove-The Breaks), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960-08-01 Chuck D, [Chuck Ridenhour], US rapper (Public Enemy)
  • 1961-05-30 Trey Parker, rapper/actor (Newsies, Hull High)
  • 1961-08-02 Cold 187um, American rapper (Above the Law)
  • 1962-03-30 M C Hammer, [Stanley Kirk Burrell], rapper (Hammer Time), born in Oakland, California
  • 1963-01-26 Jazzie B, [Beresford Romeo], English rapper (Soul II Soul-Feel Free)

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1963-08-01 Coolio [Artis Leon Ivey Jr.], Monessen Pennsylvania, rapper (Gangsta Paradise)

Rapper Coolio
Rapper
Coolio
  • 1963-08-12 Sir Mix A Lot, American rapper
  • 1963-09-07 Eric Eazy-E Wright, rapper
  • 1964-02-29 Jahred Shane, Afro-Brazilian rapper/singer of Hed PE
  • 1964-03-10 Neneh Cherry, Stockholm Sweden, Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper (Money Love)
  • 1964-04-05 Christopher "Kid" Reid, American rapper (Kid 'n Play)
  • 1964-11-14 Joseph "Run" Simmons, New York, American rapper (Run DMC)
  • 1964-11-14 Rev Run, American rapper
  • 1965-01-22 Jazzy Jeff Townes, rapper (Parents Just Don't Understand)

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1965-02-18 Dr. Dre, [Andre Romelle Young], Compton, California, American rapper and record producer

Rapper Dr. Dre
Rapper
Dr. Dre

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1967-10-31 Vanilla Ice, American rapper (Ice Ice Baby) and actor (Cool as Ice)

Rapper Vanilla Ice
Rapper
Vanilla Ice

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1968-01-14 LL Cool J, [James Todd Smith], St Albans NY, rapper (Bigger & Deffer)

Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J

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1968-09-25 Will Smith [The Fresh Prince], actor/rapper (Men in Black, Independence Day, Fresh Prince)

Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith

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1968-10-22 Shaggy [Orville Richard Burrell], Kingston, Jamaica, reggae rapper (Boombastic)

Pop Singer and Rapper Shaggy
Pop Singer and Rapper
Shaggy

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1969-11-04 Puff Daddy [Sean Combs], American rapper and record producer (Come to Me, I'll be Missing You), born in New York City

Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy

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1969-12-04 Jay Z [Shawn Carter], American rapper and record producer (Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint), born in Brooklyn, New York City

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z

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1971-10-20 Snoop Dogg [Calvin Broadus], rapper (What's My Name, Gin & Juice), born in Long Beach, California

Rapper Snoop Dogg
Rapper
Snoop Dogg
  • 1971-12-16 Michael S McCary, [Boss], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men)
  • 1972-02-02 Tego Calderón, nominated reggaeton singer/rapper.
  • 1972-02-20 K-OS, Canadian musician/rapper
  • 1972-05-21 The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace], American rapper (Life After Death), born in NYC, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1972-08-12 Del "The Funkee Homosapian", rapper
  • 1972-09-23 Jermaine Dupri, Asheville, NC, record producer & rapper (Grammy - We Belong Together)
  • 1972-09-26 Shawn Stockman, [Slim], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men)

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1972-10-17 Eminem [Marshall Bruce Mathers III], Saint Joseph Missouri, rapper and movie star ('The Real Slim Shady', 'Stan' and '8 Mile')

Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

1992-04-26 Rapper and record producer Ice Cube (22) weds Kimberly Woodruff

Rapper Ice Cube
Rapper
Ice Cube
  • 1994-08-04 American rapper The Notorious B.I.G (22) weds Faith Evans

HeartWedding of Interest

1995-04-04 Rapper Tupac Shakur marries Keisha Morris (divorced 1996)

Rap Musician and Actor Tupac Shakur
Rap Musician and Actor
Tupac Shakur

HeartWedding of Interest

1995-08-07 Rapper LL Cool J (27) weds Simone Johnson

Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J

HeartWedding of Interest

1997-03-30 Rapper Vanilla Ice (29) weds Laura Giarritta

Rapper Vanilla Ice
Rapper
Vanilla Ice

HeartWedding of Interest

1997-06-12 Rapper and actor Snoop Dogg (25) weds high school sweetheart Shante Taylor at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey, California

Rapper Snoop Dogg
Rapper
Snoop Dogg

HeartWedding of Interest

1997-09-27 Grammy Award winning singer-rapper Coolio (34) weds Los Angeles DJ Josefa Salinas (37) in Las Vegas

Rapper Coolio
Rapper
Coolio

HeartWedding of Interest

1998-05-31 Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch (33) weds daughter of prominent Tibetan activists Dechen Wangdu in New York

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch

HeartWedding of Interest

1999-06-14 Rapper Eminem marries Kimberly Anne Scott for the 1st time

Rapper Eminem
Rapper
Eminem
  • 2001-12-31 Glamour model and actress Coco Austin (33) weds rapper-actor Ice-T (54) in Las Vegas, Nevada

HeartWedding of Interest

2004-09-18 Pop star Britney Spears (22) weds rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (26) in Studio City, California

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears
  • 2005-01-08 Rapper and actor Nas (32) weds R&B singer Kelis (25) at Morningside Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2006-01-14 Rapper Eminem marries Kimberly Anne Scott for the 2nd time

HeartWedding of Interest

2008-04-04 Singer-songwriter and actress Beyonce Knowles (30) weds rapper Jay-Z (43) at a 13,500-square foot penthouse apartment in New York

Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Singer
Beyoncé Knowles
Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z

HeartWedding of Interest

2008-04-30 Singer-songwriter Mariah Carey (41) weds actor and rapper Nick Cannon (31) at Bahamian estate on the island of Windermere

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
Actor & Rapper Nick Cannon
Actor & Rapper
Nick Cannon
  • 2008-07-12 Black Eyed Peas rapper Taboo (32) weds fashion publicist Jaymie Dizon (29) at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pasadena, California

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-05-22 Singer-songwriter and guitarist Alanis Morissette (38) weds rapper Mario Treadway (32) in Los Angeles

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Singer-Songwriter
Alanis Morissette

HeartWedding of Interest

2010-07-31 R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys (31) weds Grammy Award winning rapper Swizz Beatz (33) at a private home on the French island of Corsica

Singer-songwriter Alicia Keys
Singer-songwriter
Alicia Keys
  • 2013-07-08 Model Amber Rose (29) weds rapper Wiz Khalifa (25) in Pennsylvania
  • 2013-08-10 Rapper Kevin Federline (35) weds Victoria Price at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

HeartWedding of Interest

2014-05-24 Rapper and record producer Kanye West (36) weds model Kim Kardashian (33) at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West
  • 2014-06-14 Grammy Award winning rapper Eve (35) weds entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper at Cala Jondal Beach in Ibiza, Spain

Famous Divorces

  • 2004-06-08 "TLC" singer Tionne Watkins (34) divorces rapper Mack 10 (32) due to adultery after nearly 4 years of marriage

Broken-heartDivorce of Interest

2007-07-30 Pop star Britney Spears (25) divorces rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (29) due to irreconcilable differences after over two years of marriage

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears

Famous Deaths

  • 1990-07-15 Troy Dixon, rapper (Trouble T-Roy of Heavy D), dies at 22 of a fall
  • 1993-12-18 Charizma, American rapper (b. 1973)
  • 1995-03-26 Rapper-E (Eazy Eric Wright), dies at 31
  • 1996-07-31 Seagram Miller, American rapper (b. 1970)
  • 1997-03-09 The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace], American rapper shot dead at 24
  • 1999-02-15 Big L, American rapper (b. 1974)
  • 1999-03-28 Freaky Tah, American rapper (Lost Boyz) (b. 1971)
  • 1999-05-21 Karnail "Bugz" Pitts, American rapper (D12) (b. 1979)
  • 2000-02-07 Big Pun, Puerto Rican-American rapper (b. 1971)
  • 2000-11-16 Joe C., American rapper (b. 1974)
  • 2002-04-25 Lisa Lopes, American rapper (TLC) (b. 1971)
  • 2002-10-30 Jam Master Jay, American rapper and musician (Run DMC) (b. 1965)
  • 2003-11-26 Soulja Slim, American rapper (b. 1978)
  • 2004-11-01 Mac Dre, American rapper (b. 1970)
  • 2004-11-13 Ol' Dirty Bastard, American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan) (b. 1968)
  • 2006-02-10 J Dilla, American rapper/producer (b. 1974)
  • 2006-04-11 Proof, American rapper (D12) (b. 1973)
  • 2006-05-01 Big Hawk, American rapper (b.1969)
  • 2007-10-14 Big Moe, American rapper (b. 1974)
  • 2007-12-04 Pimp C, American Rapper (b. 1973)
  • 2008-04-20 VL Mike, American Rapper (b. 1976)
  • 2009-05-18 Dolla American Rapper a.k.a. Roderick Anthony Burton II (b.1987)
  • 2010-04-19 Keith "Guru" Elam, American rapper (b. 1966)
  • 2010-10-16 Eyedea, American rapper (Eyedea & Abilities) (b. 1981)
  • 2011-03-15 Nate Dogg, American rapper, Nathaniel Dwayne Hale. (b. 1969)

Famous Rappers