35 Best Illinois Rappers To Follow Right Now

Just like all the other U.S states’ rappers, the Illinois rappers have also contributed to the hip-hop music industry. There are some famous names in this Chief Keef, Ludacris, Chance, Common, and many more. Illinois has produced some of the best in the state. Let’s take a look at them one by one.

1. Chief Keef:

Chief Keef has been in the hip-hop music industry 2008 and is currently active. He was born on 15th August 1995 in Chicago, Illinois. He started his career in high school years and got pretty famous among his fellow students. Besides being a rapper, he is also a music producer, songwriter, and producer. His real name is Keith Farrelle Cozart.

He was charged with several felonies like possession of drugs and a couple of others. His first album was released in 2012, named “Finally Rich,” in which his famous song “I Don’t Like” was also released. His latest project came out in 2021, named “4NEM.” This Illinois rapper has more than 7 million followers on his Instagram account @chieffkeeffsossa, 7.9+ million monthly listeners on Spotify at Cheif Keef, and almost 500,000 followers on SoundCloud at Cheif Keef.

2. Vic Mensa:

Vic Mensa was born on 6th 1993 in Chicago, Illinois. He is a talented Illinois rapper and singer and has been active since 2009, and is currently working. He is also a producer and songwriter. His actual name is Victor Kwesi Mensah. Currently, he is working with “Roc Nation.”

He has worked with several famous hip-hop stars like Chance The Rapper during his career. His first song was released in 2014, named “Down On My Luck,” and then after some time, in 2017, he released his first album named “The Autobiography.” Mensa has around 766,000+ followers on Instagram at @vicmensa, 2.4+ million monthly listeners on Spotify at Vic Mensa, and around 331,000+ followers on SoundCloud at Vic Mensa.

3. Noname:

She does have a name, though, and that is Fatimah Nyeema Warner. This Illinois rapper was born on 18th September 1991 in Chicago, Illinois.

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