rap·​per | \ ˈra-pər How to pronounce rapper (audio) \

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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The rapper has been busy carving her own space as a fashion and beauty icon, and her distinct style has already made an impression. Wendy Sy, Allure, "Cardi B’s Best Hair and Makeup Looks," 17 Oct. 2018 Offset posed yesterday in a canary yellow Dior men’s suit, which was a bit of a left turn for the rapper. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Lil Uzi Vert’s Color of Choice Puts Gen Z Yellow to Shame," 29 Jan. 2019 The Migos rapper has been trying to get Cardi back. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Offset Crashed Cardi B’s Set at Rolling Loud Festival, Surprising Her With Flowers in an Attempt to Win Her Back," 16 Dec. 2018 Joey’s moment of silence for STEEZ got the entire lineup onstage to show their love for the beloved rapper. Eric Diep, Billboard, "Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, The Underachievers & More Honor Capital STEEZ on 4th Annual STEEZ Day," 9 July 2018 Winfrey — who goes by Peewee Roscoe — was the tour manager for rapper Bryan Williams (Birdman), and had a Bloods gang beef with Dwayne Carter (Lil Wayne) that also involved a record label contract dispute. Ben Brasch, ajc, "Conviction reversed for man who allegedly shot up Lil Wayne’s tour bus," 29 June 2018 An impromptu memorial for the slain rapper XXXTentacion turned rowdy Tuesday night as hundreds of people gathered in the street in the Fairfax area, with some climbing onto rooftops and swarming moving cars as police ordered them to disperse. Alene Tchekmedyian, latimes.com, "Boisterous crowd blocks roadway in Fairfax area during memorial for slain rapper XXXTentacion," 20 June 2018 As soon as video footage surfaced, artists in hip-hop and beyond took to Twitter to share prayers for the 20-year-old rapper, including Juicy J, Lil Xan and XXX album collaborators Joey Bada$$ and Travis Barker. Taylor Weatherby, The Hollywood Reporter, "Fellow Musicians React to Reports of XXXTentacion's Death," 18 June 2018 Ariana Grande is speaking out for the first time since the death of famous rapper and ex-boyfriend Mac Miller. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Ariana Grande Posts Emotional Tribute to Mac Miller After His Death," 14 Sep. 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 How to pronounce rapper (audio) \

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: a person who performs rap music

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