30 World-Class Male Rappers to Follow Right Now

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30 World-Class Male Rapper of Modern Times

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The list of all male rappers in the hip-hop industry is long. But not all of them are great and famous enough to be called “World-Class.” So, we have listed some of the best male rappers in the industry. Let’s see.

30 World-Class Male Rapper of Modern Times

The hip-hop genre is among the top and most famous music genres in the world. It is also a reality that there are more male rappers in the industry than female rappers.

Today, we are listing some of the best male rappers in the hip-hop industry. Now I know we are not listing all the male rappers here because there are a lot.

We will list the most followed and top male rappers in the industry. This article will take a quick look at their career, albums, social media presence, and some other things as well. Let’s begin, shall we?

Snoop Dogg:

Well, there are not many people that don’t know about Snoop Dogg. He is among the best male rappers of all time. His raps, songs, albums, and all other projects are just classy. His age is around 50 years as of 2021.

He was born on 20th October 1971 in Long Beach, California, USA. He began his career in 1992 and has been in the industry since then. His actual name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.

Besides being a rapper, he is also a songwriter, actor, music producer, and businessperson. He has released many great albums/songs since his debut. Some of them are “Doggystyle,” “The Doggfather,” “No Limit Top Dogg” “Ego Trippin’,” “Bush,” and many others.

Dogg has more than 69.9 million followers on Instagram at @snoopdogg, more than 25.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify at Snoop Dogg, and around 1.03 million+ followers on SoundCloud at Snoop Dogg.

JAY-Z:

His actual name is Shawn Corey Carter. He began his career in 1986 and has been active since then. His age is around 52 years as of 2021. Jay-Z is also a songwriter, actor, music producer, and businessman.

He was born on 4th December 1969 in New York City, USA. He also has released many great songs/albums like “Reasonable Doubt,” “In My Lifetime, Vol. 1,” “The Blueprint,” “The Dynasty: Roc La Familia,” “The Black Album,” “Kingdom Come” and several others.

Jay-Z has around 216,000+ followers on Instagram at @allthingsjayz, more than 26.8 million monthly listeners on Spotify at JAY-Z, and around 47,600+ followers on SoundCloud at Jay-Z.

Eminem:

I just can’t help putting Eminem in all of our best male rappers’ lists because he is all worthy of these mentions. He was born on 17th October 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri, USA. His age is around 49 years as of 2021.

His actual name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III. He began his career in 1988 and has been active since then. He is also a songwriter, music producer, and actor. His famous albums/songs are “Encore,” “Relapse,” “Recovery,” “Revival,” “Kamikaze,” and many others.

Eminem has around 35.1 million+ followers on Instagram at @eminem, around 53.2 million+ monthly listeners on Spotify at Eminem, and more than 1.16 million followers on SoundCloud at Eminem.

50 Cent:

Cent began his career in 1996 and has been active ever since. He is around 46 years as of 2021. He was born on 6th July 1975 in Queens, New York, USA.

His actual name is Curtis James Jackson III. Besides being a rapper, he is also a T. V. director, actor, songwriter, and music producer. Curtis’ famous releases are “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” “The Massacre,” “Curtis,” “Before I Self Destruct,” “Animal Ambition,” and others.

Curtis has more than 27.7 million followers on Instagram at @50cent, more than 23.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify at 50 Cent, and around 1.82 million+ followers on SoundCloud at 50 Cent.

J. Cole:

His birth date is 28th January 1985, and his birthplace is Frankfurt, Hesse, West Germany. He is also a songwriter, basketball player, music producer, and singer. He began his career in 2007 and has been active since then.

Cole’s real name is Jermaine Lamarr Cole. His famous albums/songs are “Cole World: The Sideline Story,” “Born Sinner,” “2014 Forest Hills Drive,” “KOD” and many others.

He has more than 7.5 million followers on Instagram at @realcoleworld, around 28.4 million+ monthly listeners on Spotify at J. Cole, and more than 2.47 million followers on SoundCloud at J. Cole.

Kanye West/Ye:

You can call him Ye or Kanye West; it does not matter. But be it Ye or Kanye West, he is among the most famous and followed male rappers in the world. His age is 44 years as of 2021.

Rapping is not the only thing that keeps him in the news; there are others. His actual name is Kanye Omari West. He was born on 8th June 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. He began his career in 1996 and is still active.

He was married to Kim Kardashian from 2014 to 2021. He has four kids. His famous releases are “The College Dropout” “Late Registration” “Graduation” “Yeezus” “The Life of Pablo” and others.

West has more than 14.7 million followers on Instagram at @kanyewest, more than 47.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify at Kanye West, and around 1.24 million+ followers on SoundCloud at Kanye West.

André 3000:

He was born on 27th May 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. His age is around 46 years as of 2021. He has been in the industry since 1992. His actual name is André Lauren Benjamin.

Besides being a rapper, this male rapper is also a songwriter, singer, music producer, and actor. His famous releases are “Hey Ya!” “Ms. Jackson,” “Life Of The Party,” “So Fresh, So Clean,” “B.O.B,” and several others.

André has around 619,000+ followers on Instagram at @andre3000, more than 1.1 million monthly listeners on Spotify at Andre 3000, and around 36,800+ followers on SoundCloud at Andre 3000.

Nas:

This male rapper was born on 14th September 1973 in New York City, USA. He began his career in 1991 and is still active. His age is around 48 years as of 2021. His actual name is Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones.

Besides being a rapper, he is also a songwriter, actor, and businessperson. His famous releases are “Illmatic,” “It Was Written,” “I Am…” “Stillmatic,” “God’s Son,” “Street’s Disciple,” and many others.

He has more than 6.5 million followers on Instagram at @nas, more than 9.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify at Nas, and around 371,000+ followers on SoundCloud at Nasir Jones.

Drake:

Drake has a fabulous social media presence on our top male rappers’ list. He was born on 24th October 1986 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His age is 35 years as of 2021.

His actual name is Aubrey Drake Graham. He began his career in 2001 and has been active since then. His famous albums/songs are “Thank Me Later,” “Take Care,” “Nothing Was The Same,” “Views,” and many others.

He has more than 103 million followers on Instagram at @champagnepapi, more than 53.7 million monthly listeners on Spotify at Drake, and around 2.9 million+ followers on SoundCloud at octobersveryown.

Dr. Dre:

This male rapper has been in the industry since 1985 and is still active. He was born on 18th February 1965 in Compton, California, USA. His age is around 57 years as of 2022.

His actual name is Andre Romelle Young. He is also a songwriter, music producer, and actor. His top albums/songs are “The Chronic,” “2001,” “Compton,” “The Wash,” and many others.

He has more than 6.6 million followers on Instagram at @drdre, over 25.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify at Dr. Dre, and around 90,100+ followers on SoundCloud at Dr. Dre.

Big Sean:

He was born on 25th March 1988 in Santa Monica, California, USA. His age is around 33 years as of 2021. He began his career in 2007 and has been in the hip-hop industry since then.

Sean’s real name is Sean Michael Leonard Anderson. His famous albums/songs are “Finally Famous” “Hall of Fame” “Dark Sky Paradise” “I Decided” “Detroit” and many others.

His Instagram account has 14.4 million+ followers at @bigsean, he has more than 20.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify at Big Sean, and he has around 9.5 million+ followers on SoundCloud at Big Sean.

Nick Cannon:

His age is around 41 years as of 2021. He was born on 8th October 1980 in San Diego, California, USA. He began his career in 1998 and has been in the industry since then.

Cannon’s real name is Nicholas Scott Cannon. He has released many famous albums/songs since his debut, like “Nick Cannon,” “White People Party Music,” “The Invitation,” “My Pimpin,” “Hey Nick,” and many others.

He has more than 5.6 million followers on Instagram at @nickcannon, more than 271,200 monthly listeners on Spotify at Nick Cannon, and around 6,600+ followers on SoundCloud at Nick Cannon.

Sean Combs:

This male rapper is around 52 years as of 2021. He began his career in 1990 and has been giving some great albums, songs, mixtapes since his debut. His actual name is Sean John Combs.

He was born on 4th November 1969 in New York City, USA. Besides being a rapper, he is also a music producer, actor, entrepreneur, and songwriter. His famous releases are “No Way Out,” “Forever,” “The Saga Continues…” “Press Play” and many others.

Combs has around 18.3 million+ followers on Instagram at @diddy, more than 8.1 million monthly listeners on Spotify at Diddy, and it appears that he does not have an official SoundCloud account.

Bow Wow:

His actual name is Shad Gregory Moss. He was born on 9th March 1987 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. His age is around 34 years as of 2021. He began his career in 1993 and is still active.

Besides being a rapper, he is also a songwriter and actor. His famous albums/songs are “Beware of Dog,” “Doggy Bag,” “Unleashed,” “Wanted,” “The Price of Fame,” and several others.

He has more than 4.7 million followers on Instagram at @shadmoss, more than 3.1 million monthly listeners on Spotify at Bow Wow, and around 3,900+ followers on SoundCloud at Bow Wow.

A$AP Rocky:

This male rapper was born on 3rd October 1988 in New York City, USA. He began his career in 2007 and has been active in the hip-hop industry since then.

His actual name is Rakim Athelaston Mayers. His age is around 33 years as of 2021. His famous albums/songs are “Long. Live. ASAP” “At. Long. Last. ASAP” “Testing,” and many others.

He has more than 14.4 million followers on Instagram at @asaprocky, more than 22.8 million monthly listeners on Spotify at A$AP Rocky, and over 3.37 million followers on SoundCloud at A$AP Rocky.

Rick Ross:

He began his career in 2000 and has been rapping, songwriting, music producing since then. His age is around 46 years as of 2022. His actual name is William Leonard Roberts II.

Ross was born on 28th January 1976 in Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA. He has four kids. He has released many famous albums and songs since his debut. Some of them are “Port of Miami,” “Trilla,” “Deeper Than Rap,” “Teflon Don,” “God Forgives, I Don’t,” and many others.

Rick has around 14.1 million+ followers on Instagram at @richforever, more than 13.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify at Rick Ross, and around 172,000+ followers on SoundCloud at rickyrozaymmg.

LL Cool J:

Cool J’s real name is James Todd Smith. His age is around 54 years as of 2021. This male rapper began his career in 1984 and is still active. He was born on 14th January 1968 in Bay Shore, New York, USA.

Besides being a rapper, he is also an actor, songwriter, and music producer. His famous releases are “Radio” “Bigger and Deffer,” “Walking with a Panther,” “Mr. Smith” and many others.

He has more than 2.6 million followers on Instagram at @llcoolj, more than 3.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify at LL Cool J, and around 9,100+ followers on SoundCloud at LL Cool J.

Kid Cudi:

This “kid” began his career in 2003 and has been in the industry since then. This male rapper’s age is 38 years as of 2022. Besides being a rapper, he is also a guitarist, singer, and songwriter.

His actual name is Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi. He was born on 30th January 1984 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. His famous albums/songs are “Man on the Moon: The End of Day,” “Indicud,” “Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon,” and many others.

Cudi has more than 3.3 million followers on Instagram at @kidcudi, more than 24.1 million monthly listeners on Spotify at Kid Cudi, and more than 379,000 followers on SoundCloud at Kid Cudi.

Ice Cube:

Cube was born on 15th June 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA. His age is around 52 years as of 2021. He began his career in 1986 and has been in the industry since then.

Besides being a rapper, he is also a writer, actor, film producer, and songwriter. His famous releases are “Death Certificate,” “The Predator,” “Lethal Injection,” “Raw Footage,” “I Am The West,” and several others.

He has around 22.7 million+ followers on Instagram at @icecube, more than 11.8 million monthly listeners on Spotify at Ice Cube, and around 120,000+ followers on SoundCloud at Ice Cube.

Travis Scott:

Travis is a pro-gamer, as well as a great male rapper. His age is around 30 years as of 2021. He was born on 30th April 1991 in Houston, Texas, USA. He began his career in 2008 and has been active since then.

His actual name is Jacques Bermon Webster II. Besides being a rapper, he is also a singer, songwriter, and music producer. His famous releases are “Rodeo,” “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight,” “Astroworld,” “Utopia,” and many others.

He has more than 44.6 million followers on Instagram at @travisscott, more than 39.7 million monthly listeners on Spotify at Travis Scott, and around 2.14 million+ followers on SoundCloud at Travis Scott.

Wiz Khalifa:

Just another khalifa who is among the most well-known celebrities in the world. This Khalifa just holds a mic in his hands. His age is around 34 years as of 2021. His actual name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz.

He began his career in 2005 and has been in the industry since then. He was born on 8th September 1987 in Minot, North Dakota, USA. His notable releases are “Show and Prove,” “Deal or No Deal,” “Rolling Papers,” “O.N.I.F.C,” “Blacc Hollywood,” and many others.

Khalifa has around 35.2 million+ followers on Instagram at @wizkhalifa, more than 29.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify at Wiz Khalifa, and around 1.23 million+ followers on SoundCloud at Wiz Khalifa.

Common:

His name might be “Common,” but his talent definitely is not. This male rapper is around 49 years as of 2021. His actual name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn. His birth date is 13th March 1972.

Common was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He began his career in 1991 and has been in the industry since then. His notable releases are “Can I Borrow A Dollar?” “Ressurection,” “Electric Circus,” “Be,” “Finding Forever,” and many others.

He has more than 3.7 million followers on Instagram at @common, around 2.9 million+ monthly listeners on Spotify at Common, and around 30,400+ followers on SoundCloud at ThinkCommon.

Ludacris:

You must have watched the “Fast & Furious” film series, and you must also know about Tej. So, besides being a successful actor, he is a rapper, songwriter, and music producer. His actual name is Christopher Brian Bridges.

He was born on 11th September 1977 in Champaign, Illinois, USA. His age is around 44 years as of 2021. He began his rapping career in 1998 and is still active. His notable releases are “Incognegro,” “Word of Mouf,” “Chicken-n-Beer,” and many others.

Ludacris has around 13.3 million+ followers on Instagram at @ludacris, around 6.1 million+ monthly listeners on Spotify at Ludacris, and around 100,000+ followers on SoundCloud at Ludacris.

Donald Glover:

His age is around 38 years as of 2021. He has been in the industry since 2005. Donald’s real name is Donald McKinley Glover Jr. He was born on 25th September 1983 in Edwards, California, USA.

Besides being a rapper, he is also a songwriter, actor, comedian, music producer, and director. His famous albums/songs are “Camp,” “Because The Internet,” “Awaken, My Love!” “3.15.20” and many others.

He has more than 3.9 million followers on Instagram at @donaldglover, around 16.3 million+ monthly listeners on Spotify at Childish Gambino, and more than 1.23 million followers on SoundCloud at Childish Gambino.

21 Savage:

This Male rapper is British by nationality. His age is 29 years as of 2021. His actual name is Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph. He began his career in 2012 and has been in the industry since then.

He was born on 22nd October 1992 in London, England, UK. Some of his famous albums/songs are “Issa Album,” “I Am > I Was,” “Savage Mode,” “Without Warning,” and many others.

Savage has around 13.1 million+ followers on Instagram at @21savage, more than 26.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify at 21 Savage, and more than 1.31 million followers on SoundCloud at 21 Savage.

Birdman:

He was born on 15th February 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. His age is around 53 years as of 2021. His actual name is Bryan Christopher Brooks. He began his career in 1990 and is still active.

Besides being a rapper, he is also a songwriter and music producer. His notable releases are “Birdman,” “Fast Money,” “5 Star Stunna,” “Priceless,” and many others.

Birdman has around 4.4 million+ followers on Instagram at @birdman, more than 3.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify at Birdman, and around 14,400+ followers on SoundCloud at Birdman.

Chuck D:

This male rapper has been in the hip-hop industry since 1984 and has released many great albums/songs. His age is around 61 years as of 2021. He was born on 1st August 1960 in Long Island, New York, USA.

His actual name is Carlton Douglas Ridenhour. He is also a songwriter. His notable releases are “Yo! Bum Rush The Show,” “Fear of a Black Planet,” “He Got Game,” “There’s a Poison Goin’ On,” “Man Plans God Laughs,” and several others.

Chuck has more than 688,000 followers on Instagram at @mrchuckd_pe, more than 8,400 monthly listeners on Spotify at Chuck D, and it appears that he does not have an official SoundCloud account.

Method Man:

This “Man” has a different “method” of rapping, and he has worked on many projects. He has been in the industry since 1992. His age is around 50 years as of 2021. His actual name is Clifford Smith, Jr.

He was born on 2nd March 1971 In Hempstead, Long Island, New York, USA. His notable releases are “Tical,” “The Meth Lab,” “4:21… The Day After” “Meth Lab Season 2: The Lithium,” and many others.

Clifford has more than 2 million followers on Instagram at @methodmanofficial, more than 3.7 million monthly listeners on Spotify at Method Man, and around 25,900+ followers on SoundCloud at Method Man.

Lloyd Banks:

His age is around 39 years as of 2021. He began his career in 1999 and has been active since then. His actual name is Christopher Charles Lloyd. He was born on 30th April 1982 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

Besides being a rapper, he is also a songwriter. His notable releases are “The Hunger For More,” “Rotten Apple,” “The Course of the Inevitable,” “Beg For Mercy,” and many others.

He has around 766,000+ followers on Instagram at @lloydbanks, more than 3.6 million monthly listeners on Spotify at Lloyd Banks, and around 81,400+ followers on SoundCloud at Lloyd Banks.

T.I.:

His real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. His age is around 41 years as of 2021. He was born on 25th September 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. He is also a songwriter, music producer, and actor.

T.I. began his career in 1999 and has been active since then. His notable releases are “I’m Serious,” “Trap Muzik,” “Urban Legend,” “King,” “Paper Trail,” and several others.

He has more than 14.2 million followers on Instagram at @troubleman31, more than 9.9 million monthly listeners on Spotify at T.I., and around 119,000+ followers on SoundCloud at T.I.

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