We all love music yet but maybe not all kinds. This is for rap and hip hop fans and critics; a list of your favourite emcees according to their heights. You’ll see now that the stage really makes things look different…
1.Bushwick Bill 112cm / 3’8in
Jamaican-born American rapper is notable for his short stature.
2.Lil Kim 150cm / 4’1.1in
She secured her place as one of the few female rappers in a male dominated industry.
3.Lil Chuckee 155cm / 5’1in
Discovered by Lil Wayne in a video-shoot contest, he was the youngest rapper to be signed in a label.
4.Missy Elliott, Nicki Minaj, Trina 157cm / 5’1.8in
No female artist paralled Missy Elliott’s success. All three females are big time celebrities in the industry.
5.Eazy-E, Foxy Brown 159cm / 5’2.5in
American rapper Eazy-E was nicknamed ‘The Godfather of Gangsta Rap’ and ‘The Hip Hop Thugsta’. Foxy Brown is an American actress, model and rapper best known for her solo work and her brief stint as part of ‘The Firm’ a hip hop group.
6.Lauryn Hill, Lil Mama, Azealia Banks 161cm / 5’3.5in
Lauryn Hill is best known for being a member of the Fugees and for her album being amongst the greatest albums of all the time. She is also an actress, record producer, singer and song writer. Lil Mama and Azealia Banks are also a gifted musical artist.
7.Da Brat 163cm / 5’4in
Grammy-award American rap artist and actress Shawntae Harris popularly known as Da Brat is one of the first female sole rap artists to receive a platinum certification.
8.Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Big Boi, Lil Jon, Piles, Lil B 165cm / 5’5in
Do these rap artists have just their height in common? No, they are influential hip-hop stars in their own rights!
9.Bow Wow, Shawty Lo, Buckshot, Styles P, Pitbull, DJ Khaled, Ludacris 170cm / 5’6in
From hits to hits, these lists of entertainers are big successes in the music and entertainment industry as a whole.
10. Kanye West, T-Pain, Big Sean, Ice Cube, T.I , Tyga, Rocko, Mac Miller, Cormega, Eminem 173cm / 5’7in
With these talents all same height, it is safe to say that average height is the ‘height of rap’.
11.Tupac Shakur, Nas 176cm / 5’9in
American rapper, actor and producer Tupac has sold over 75 million records worldwide. He is ranked on the list of the greatest artists as well as most influential rappers of all time. Nas’ height is indeed irrelevant as he stands as one of the biggest and best rappers in history.
12.Andre 3000, Queen Latifah, Puff Daddy 178cm / 5’10.1in
Multiple-award winning P Diddy became one of hip-hop’s wealthiest because he dabbled into other businesses like media, fashion and booze. Queen Lateefah has been considered one of hip-hop’s pioneer feminist also a star in music, film and Television.
13.Birdman 180cm / 5’11in
He is one half of the former hip hop duo Big Tymers with producer Mannie Fresh. It is often speculated whether Lil Wayne is his son or not because he took him under his wings at an early age.
14.50 Cents, Rick Ross, Drake 183cm / 6’0in
50 cent is not just a rapper but a businessman, actor and investor. He was into drugs at first but left drug-dealing to pursue his musical career and even rose to prominence with G-Unit, East Coast hip hop group. Rick Ross is a rapper and convicted drug trafficker. They are all one of the world’s best selling rappers.
15.Dr Dre 185cm / 6’1in
Dr Dre is credited as a key figure in the popularization of West Coat G-funk. He has produced albums for and overseen the career of many successful rappers.
16.Jay Z 187cm / 6’1.5in
For him, rap was an escape from the drug-infested area in Brooklyn where he grew up. He has ranked consistently as one of the greatest rappers ever. This multiple award winning artist is one of the most financially successful hip hop artists in America.
17.The Notorious B. I. G, Riff Raff, Gucci Mane, Future 188cm / 6’2in
Biggie is today one of the music industry’s most admired artists. Several musicians have paid tribute to him in their songs. His musical style has continued and will continue to be emulated by countless up and coming artists.
18.J Cole, Flo Rida 191cm / 6’3in
J Cole is a badass rapper, record producer and songwriter. Since his debut in 2007, his releases have been worldwide successes. Miami-bred Flo rida has definitely ascended the platinum status in the industry.
19.The Game, G-Eazy 192cm / 6’3.5in
The Game is best known as a rapper in the west Coast hip hop scene, and for being one of Dr. Dre’s signers under Aftermath Records.
20.Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg 193cm / 6’4in
These two rap talents share more than just their height in common. They have been on top of their game for a while now; they have featured each other in their albums. They are definitely award winning entertainers.
21.2 Chainz 196cm / 6’5in
He was known to first play basketball while he was in high school. He started out his rap career with Playaz Circle, a Southern hip hop duo and from there made his way to the top.
22.Slim Thug 198cm / 6’6in
This American rapper got his name from his tall and lanky looks as a teenager. He gained mainstream attention after he contributed to the Mike Jones’ popular rap ‘Still Tippiin’.
23.Slim Dunkin 203cm / 6’8in
He is one of the tallest rappers we’ve seen.