Rappers in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music


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Birthdays 101 - 200 of 319

  • 1972-05-20 Busta Rhymes [Trevor George Smith Jr.], American rapper (The Coming), born in New York City
  • 1972-05-21 The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace], American rapper (Life After Death), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1972-08-12 Del The Funky Homosapien [Teren Delvon Jones], American rapper (Mistadobalina), born in Oakland, California
  • 1972-09-23 Jermaine Dupri, record producer & rapper (Grammy - We Belong Together), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1972-09-26 Shawn Stockman [Slim], American rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestEminem

1972-10-17 Eminem [Marshall Bruce Mathers III], American rapper and movie star (The Real Slim Shady, Stan and 8 Mile), born in St. Joseph, Missouri

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
Eminem
  • 1972-10-19 Pras [Prakazrel Michel], Haitian-American rapper, songwriter and producer (The Fugees), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1972-11-23 Kurupt [Ricardo Emmanuel Brown], American rapper and actor (Tha Dogg Pound), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1973-09-14 Nas [Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones] American rapper (It Was Written), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1973-11-14 Moka Only [Daniel Denton], Canadian rapper, born in Langford, British Columbia
  • 1974-02-21 Wish Bone [Charles C. Scruggs], American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1974-04-08 Chino XL [Derek Keith Barbosa], American rapper and actor, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1974-04-14 Shawntae Harris, American rapper, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • 1974-05-21 Havoc [Kejuan Muchita], American rapper (Mobb Deep), born in Queensbridge, Queens, New York
  • 1974-05-30 Big L [Lamont Coleman], American rapper (Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous), born in Harlem, New York (d. 1999)
  • 1974-06-06 Uncle Kracker [Matthew Shafer], American singer and rapper ("Follow Me"; "Drift Away"), born in Mount Clemens, Michigan
  • 1974-08-16 Killah Priest [Walter Reed], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1974-08-20 Big Moe [Kenneth Doniell Moore], American rapper (Screwed Up Click), born in Houston, Texas (d. 2007)
  • 1974-09-13 Keith Murray, American rapper (Def Squad), born in Roosevelt, Long Island, New York
  • 1974-09-18 Xzibit [Alvin Nathaniel Joiner], American rapper and actor (At the Speed of Life, Pimp My Ride), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1974-10-14 Shaggy 2 Dope [Joseph Utsler], American rapper (Psychopathic Records), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1974-11-02 Nelly [Cornell Haynes Jr.], American rapper, born in Austin, Texas
  • 1974-11-02 Prodigy [Albert Johnson], American rapper (Mobb Deep), born in Hempstead, Long Island, New York (d. 2017)
  • 1974-11-09 Joe C. [Joseph Calleja], American rapper (hype man for Kid Rock), born in Taylor, Michigan (d. 2000)
  • 1974-11-28 apl.de.ap [Allan Pineda Lindo], Filipino-American rapper and producer (Black Eyed Peas - "I Gotta Feeling"), born in Angeles, Philippines
  • 1974-12-09 Canibus [Germaine Williams], American rapper, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1975-02-10 Kool Savas, German rapper, born in Aachen, Germany
  • 1975-03-15 Will.i.am [Adams], American singer-songwriter, rapper, musician (Black Eyed Peas - "I Gotta Feeling"), born in East Los Angeles, California
  • 1975-04-05 Juicy J [Jordan Houston], American rapper, songwriter, and record producer (Three 6 Mafia), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1975-04-06 Dannon Phillip Pampolina, rapper and drummer (Party)
  • 1975-05-27 André 3000 [Benjamin], American rapper (Outkast), and actor, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1975-05-27 Jadakiss [Jason Phillips], American rapper (The Lox), born in Yonkers, New York
  • 1975-07-06 50 Cent [Curtis James Jackson III], American rapper and businessman, born in Queens, New York
  • 1975-07-11 Lil' Kim [Kimberly Denise Jones], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1975-07-14 Taboo [Jaime Gomez], American rapper (Black Eyed Peas), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1975-07-18 M.I.A [Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam], British-Sri Lankan rapper (Paper Planes, Sunshowers), born in London, England
  • 1975-08-11 Chris Kelly [Mack Daddy], rapper (Kris Kross-Warm it Up), born in Teaneck, New Jersey
  • 1975-09-05 Jamie Spaniolo, American horrorcore rapper, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1975-09-23 Layzie Bone [Steven Howse], American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1975-10-03 Talib Kweli [Greene], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1975-11-12 Tevin Jermod Campbell, American rapper, born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1975-11-17 Lord Infamous [Ricky T Dunigan], American rapper (Three 6 Mafia), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1975-12-03 Mickey Avalon [Yeshe Perl], American rapper, born in Hollywood, California
  • 1975-12-19 Casual [Jon Owens], American rapper (Smash Rockwell), born in Oakland, California
  • 1976-01-28 Rick Ross [William Leonard Roberts II] American rapper and songwriter (Port Of Miami), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi
  • 1976-02-04 Cam'ron [Cameron Ezike Gile], American rapper, born in East Harlem, New York
  • 1976-02-10 Kev Brown, American rapper & hip hop producer, born in Landover, Maryland

Person of interestJa Rule

1976-02-29 Ja Rule, American rapper (Between Me and You, Always on Time) and actor, born in NYC, New York

Rapper Ja Rule
Rapper
Ja Rule
  • 1976-03-25 Juvenile [Terius Gray], American rapper (The Hot Boys), born in Magnolia, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1976-05-21 Kardinal Offishall [Jason Drew Harrow], Canadian rapper, born in Scarsborough, Ontario
  • 1976-06-07 Necro [Ron Braunstein], Jewish American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1976-06-13 (Jason) "J" Brown, British singer and rapper (Five), born in Aldershot, England
  • 1976-07-05 Bizarre, American rapper (D12), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1976-07-15 Jim Jones, African Puerto Rican American rapper
  • 1976-09-06 N.O.R.E. [Victor Santiago, Jr.], American rapper, born in Queens, New York
  • 1976-09-12 Bizzy Bone [Bryon Anthony McCane], American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony), born in Columbus, Ohio
  • 1976-11-26 Jean Grae [Tsidi Ibrahim], South African-American rapper (The Evil Jeanius), born in Capetown, South Africa
  • 1977-01-21 Rick Ross, American rapper
  • 1977-02-03 Daddy Yankee [Ramón Rodríguez], reggaeton singer and rapper (Despacito), born in San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1977-03-11 Andre Nickatina, American rapper
  • 1977-04-21 Doseone [Adam Drucker], American rapper (co-founder of Anticon), born in Napa, Idaho

Person of interestJohn Cena

1977-04-23 John Cena, American professional wrestler, rapper and actor (The Marine), born in West Newbury, Massachusetts

Professional Wrestler and Actor John Cena
Professional Wrestler and Actor
John Cena

Person of interestKanye West

1977-06-08 Kanye West, American rapper, songwriter, and record producer, born in Atlanta, Georgia

Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West
  • 1977-07-05 Royce Da 5'9" [Ryan Daniel Montgomery], American rapper, born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1977-08-27 Mase [Mason Durell Betha], American rapper (Harlem World), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1977-09-09 Soulja Slim [James Adarryl Tapp Jr.], American rapper (Slow Motion), born in Magnolia Projects, New Orleans (d. 2003)
  • 1977-09-11 Ludacris [Christopher Bridges], American rapper and actor (Back for the First Time, Fast and Furious), born in Champaign, Illinois
  • 1977-09-12 2 Chainz [Tauheed Epps], American rapper, born in College Park, Georgia
  • 1977-09-28 (Young) Jeezy [Jay Wayne Jenkins], American rapper and songwriter (Trap Or Die 3), born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1977-10-12 Jay Jenkins, American rapper also known as "Young Jeezy", born in Columbia, South Carolina
  • 1977-11-14 Obie Trice, American rapper
  • 1977-11-18 Fabolous [John David Jackson], American rapper (From Nothin' to Somethin'), born in Brooklyn, New York City
  • 1977-12-04 Big Pokey [Milton Powell], American rapper (Screwed Up Click), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1978-02-19 Immortal Technique, American rapper
  • 1978-03-06 Saukrates [Karl Amani Wailoo], Canadian rapper (Big Black Lincoln), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1978-03-31 Tony Yayo [Marvin Bernard], American rapper (G-Unit - "So Seductive"), born in Queens, New York City
  • 1978-05-08 Jang Woo Hyuk, Korean singer, rapper, and dancer (HOT; JTL), and actor, born in Daegu, South Korea
  • 1978-06-15 RoRo [Romell Chapman], American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1978-06-23 Memphis Bleek, American rapper
  • 1978-09-07 Adrian [General Austin] Witcher, American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Columbus, Georgia
  • 1978-09-13 Swizz Beatz [Kasseem Dean], American rapper and record producer (Full Surface Records), born in NYC, New York
  • 1978-09-28 Bushido [Anis Ferchichi], German rapper, born in Bonn, West Germany
  • 1978-10-19 Chris Sellers, American rapper (Another Bad Creation), born in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 1978-11-10 Eve [Jeffers-Cooper], American rapper and actress, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1978-11-27 Mike Skinner, British singer-songwriter and rapper (The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free), born in Chipping Barnet, London, England
  • 1978-12-03 Trina [Katrina Laverne Taylor], American rapper (Glamorest Life), born in Miami, Florida
  • 1978-12-16 Kaine [Eric Jackson], American rapper (Ying Yang Twins - U.S.A. (United State of Atlanta)), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1978-12-31 Papoose [Shamele Mackie], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1979-01-10 Chris "Daddy Mac" Smith, American rapper (Kris Kross - "Jump"), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1979-01-15 Young Dro [D'Juan Hart], American rapper (Shoulder Lean), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1979-01-19 Wiley, English Rapper (Grime), born in Bow, London
  • 1979-01-19 Spider Loc [Curtis Williams], American rapper (G-Unit), and actor, born in Compton, California
  • 1979-02-16 Eric Mun, Korean rapper (Shinhwa)
  • 1979-02-19 Mariska [Anna Maria Rahikainen], Finnish rapper, born in Helsinki, Finland
  • 1979-02-23 D-Roc [D'Angelo Holmes], American rapper (Ying Yang Twins), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1979-03-09 Chingy [Howard Bailey, Jr.], American rapper (Right Thurr), born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1979-06-30 Matisyahu [Matthew Miller], Hasidic Jewish Reggae singer and rapper ("One Day"), born in West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • 1979-07-24 Stat Quo [Stanley Benton], American rapper, born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1979-09-06 Foxy Brown [Inga Marchand], Trinidadian-American rapper (Ill Na Na, Broken Silence), born in NYC, New York
  • 1979-09-17 Flo Rida [Tramar Dillard], American rapper, born in Carol City, Florida

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