rap·per | \ˈra-pər \

Definition of rapper 

: one that raps or is used for rapping: such as

a : a door knocker

b : a performer of rap music

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Growing up, when other kids his age were goofing off with each other, the rapper born Darold Ferguson Jr. was instead shadowing his father, who owned a Harlem boutique and designed the iconic Bad Boy Records logo. Dan Hyman, chicagotribune.com, "ASAP Ferg has taken everything — rap music, fashion, hype — by storm," 12 July 2018 The rapper has teamed with tech entrepreneur Summer Watson, who has worked at TuneIn and Playdom, to launch hip hop app heir. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, "Pusha T Launches Hip Hop App," 12 July 2018 Naturally, the rapper had to put his own spin on the trend his song inspired, attempting his own dance moves onstage. Maeve Mcdermott, USA TODAY, "Drake's 'In My Feelings' dance craze inspires celebs to try it themselves," 12 July 2018 The rapper confirmed her pregnancy in true Cardi style during a live performance on Saturday Night Live in a custom Christian Siriano dress that showed off her baby bump. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "Cardi B Has Given Birth to a Baby Girl—And Her Name Is a Tribute to Offset," 11 July 2018 The Migos rapper has an eight-year-old son named Jordan, a three-year-old son named Kody, and a three-year-old daughter named Kalea Marie. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Cardi B and Offset Officially Welcome Their Baby Girl," 11 July 2018 The rapper also broke his own record of most singles charting in the Hot 100 with 27, including every track from his latest LP. Essence.com, "The Quick Read: Another Woman Comes Forward Accusing Russell Simmons Of Rape," 11 July 2018 The 22-year-old rapper recently shared a photo of himself spending Fourth of July with Cole and her son. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "Keyshia Cole apologizes for fake pregnancy announcement, asks fans to stop body shamming her," 10 July 2018 The Ohio rapper born Albert Shepard is one of hip-hop’s most adept technicians and accomplished lyricists. Bill Brownlee, kansascity, "KC concerts July 12-18: Kenny Chesney, Imagine Dragons, Jason Isbell, Foreigner," 10 July 2018

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1640, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of rapper

: a person who performs rap music or speaks the words of a rap song


rap·per | \ˈra-pər \

Kids Definition of rapper

: a person who performs rap music

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