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Rappers & Hip-Hop Artists Turned Social Activists

Having achieved success in the music industry, these rappers and hip-hop artists use their fame and unique positions for social activism. Hip-hop artists, producers, actors, and entrepreneurs, these men and women are well known in the entertainment world. They understand that their voices are heard and use this to promote social change.

Big Sean
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Big Sean

Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper fro...

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Kendrick Lamar
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Kendrick Lamar

Platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar is one of the rare artists wh...

300,000 - 500,000
Lupe Fiasco
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Lupe Fiasco

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is a rapper, record prod...

75,000 - 150,000
Chance the Rapper
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Chance the Rapper

Chancelor Bennett, known by his stage name, Chance the Rapper, is a rapper, singer, songwr...

100,000 - 200,000
Emmanuel Jal
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Emmanuel Jal

Emmanuel Jal is a Sudanese musician, activist, entrepreneur, and former child soldier. Jal...

10,000 - 30,000
The Game
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The Game

Jayceon Terrell Taylor, known by his stage name, The Game, is a rapper, entrepreneur, reco...

35,000 - 0
Killer Mike
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Killer Mike

Michael Santiago Render, known by his stage name, Killer Mike, is a rapper, actor, and act...

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Vic Mensa
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Vic Mensa

Victor Kwesi Mensah, better known by his stage name Vic Mensa, is a hip-hop recording arti...

35,000 - 50,000
Vince Staples
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Vince Staples

Vincent Jamal Staples is an American rapper from the Ramona Park area of North Long Beach,...

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David Banner
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David Banner

David Banner is a Jackson, Mississippi, native and a Grammy Award-winning music producer, ...

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Akon
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Akon

Akon's shimmering, soulful voice has propelled countless hits across genres ranging from p...

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Common
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Common

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. (born March 13, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois), better known by his st...

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Bun B
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Bun B

Rapper Bun B (born Bernard Freeman) rose to fame as one-half of the Southern rap duo UGK. ...

20,000 - 60,000
Big Boi
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Big Boi

Antwan André Patton, better known by his stage name Big Boi, is an American rapper, songw...

40,000 - 75,000
Talib Kweli
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Talib Kweli

The Brooklyn-based MC Talib Kweli earned his stripes as one of the most lyrically-gifted, ...

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Immortal Technique
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Immortal Technique

Immortal Technique is a Peruvian-American hip-hop artist and activist known for lyrics tha...

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Pharrell Williams
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Pharrell Williams

Pharrell Williams, also known by his mononym Pharrell, is a singer-songwriter, rapper, rec...

500,000 - 1,000,000
Nicki Minaj
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Nicki Minaj

Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-American rapper, ...

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Mary J. Blige
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Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, and philanthropist. H...

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Lauryn Hill
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Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill is a singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actress. She is best kno...

150,000 - 300,000
Beyoncé
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Beyoncé

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, designer, and actress. ...

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J. Cole
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J. Cole

Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name, J. Cole, is an American hip-hop reco...

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Salt-N-Pepa
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Salt-N-Pepa

Salt-N-Pepa is an American hip-hop girl group. Formed in 1985, the band consists of Cheryl...

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Lizzo
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Lizzo

Melissa Jefferson, better known by her stage name Lizzo, is an alternative hip-hop artist ...

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JAY-Z
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JAY-Z

Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name, JAY-Z, is an American rapper and businessman....

1,000,000 - 2,000,000
21 Savage
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21 Savage

Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, better known by his stage name 21 Savage, is a rapper and activ...

10,000 - 30,000
Cardi B
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Cardi B

Belcalis Almanzar, known professionally as Cardi B, is a hip-hop recording artist, as well...

200,000 - 1,000,000
Megan Thee Stallion
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Megan Thee Stallion

Megan Pete, known by her stage name, Megan Thee Stallion, is a rapper, singer and songwrit...

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