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Em

Jay

LilWayne

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Rev2

Ice

Ludi

Diddy

DMX

Q

IceCube

Dre

Birdman

Snoop

When you reflect on hip-hop, journeying from the past up until the present, one realizes that there are some rappers who have been in the game quite a long time. Contributors like Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Ludacris, Lil Wayne, and many more have molded hip-hop over the years crafting the genre into what it is today. In their honor, XXL put together a gallery of the rappers throughout their careers, take a look.