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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Besides comparing the singing videos between the Monster and the rapper, all the other clues line up perfectly. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Who Is 'The Masked Singer' Winner? A Gigantic Clue Basically Revealed the Answer," 21 Feb. 2019 The rapper also had an over-the-top baby shower, complete with 26,000 flowers, before officially welcoming Kulture into the world in July with a nude, naked Instagram post. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Cardi B Posts First Photo of Daughter Kulture In the Aftermath of Her Split With Offset," 6 Dec. 2018 The 20-year-old rapper will have an open-casket funeral, his lawyer J. David Bogenschutz, confirms to People. Morgan Baila, refinery29.com, "XXXTentacion Will Have An Open-Casket Funeral," 25 June 2018 Marsalis dismissed West's statement as part of the rappers' ongoing marketing campaign. Doug Maccash, NOLA.com, "More Nine Inch Nails tickets go on sale Thursday (May 24); this time online," 23 May 2018 But the buzz-cut rapper isn’t the only advocate of this challenging trend. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "From John Lennon to Beyoncé—the Strange Story of Tiny Sunglasses," 5 Mar. 2019 On Instagram, the rapper shared a snap of herself, Offset, and their daughter Kulture relaxing on a couch. Vogue, "Cardi B Shares a Rare Family Photo With Offset and Baby Kulture," 25 Feb. 2019 The nominated rapper wowed the crowd in her own right, but the unsung hero of her set was her fiercely talented pianist, Chloe Flower. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Pianist Chloe Flower Opens Up About Her Fierce Grammys Performance with Cardi B," 12 Feb. 2019 The Broward slaying of rapper XXXTentacion a month ago has left many young fans wondering whether to mourn or condemn the 20-year-old rising star. Isabella Rafky, miamiherald, "Young fans mourn XXXTentacion, but many judge slain rapper by his violent past," 12 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 How to pronounce rapper (audio) \

Kids Definition of rapper

: a person who performs rap music

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