24 Pics Of Rappers Before They Were Rich and Famous

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  • BeforeFame_09
    A$AP Rocky
  • KidCudi
    Kid Cudi
  • BeforeFame_06
    Chief Keef
  • BeforeFame_08
    Kanye
  • BeforeFame_011
    Meek Mill
  • childish-yearbook
    Childish Gambino
  • emkim
    Eminem
    Eminem with his wife KimCredit:WENNEMINEM'S DIVORCE FINALISED FOR SECOND TIMELATEST: Rapper EMINEM and KIMBERLY MATHERS were divorced once for the secondtime after reaching a settlement during a hearing at Macomb County CircuitCourt in Michigan yesterday (19DEC06). The former couple agreed to share custody of their daughter, HAILIE JADE, whoturns 11 years old on Christmas Day (25DEC06). According to the Detroit Free Press, it was not clear whether Kim was grantedthe financial support and attorney fees she'd been seeking from the STAN star. According to Chief Judge ANTONIO P VIVIANO, the couple "conducted themselveswith dignity and respect". Eminem, real name MARSHALL MATHERS, 34, and Kim, 31, were married on 14January (06) for the second time. Less than three months later, he filed for divorce. Their first marriagelasted from 1999 until 2001. The couple also adopted Kim's niece, ALAINA, 12. Kim also has a daughter,WHITNEY, from a previous relationship. (SS/WNWCPL/SC)
  • 50Cent_2
  • BeforeFame_05
    Nicki Minaj
  • 50cent_4
    50 Cent / Cam'ron
  • 50Cent_1
    50 Cent
  • 50Cent_3
    50 Cent
  • lil jon
    Lil Jon
  • diddy-yearbook
    Diddy
  • 50Cent_6
    50 Cent
  • BeforeFame_03
    Lil Wayne
  • BeforeFame_01
    Wale
  • BeforeFame_02
    Nicki Minaj
  • diddy16
    Diddy
  • Eminem
    Eminem
  • BeforeFame_04
    Nicki Minaj
  • BeforeFame_07
    Kanye
  • BeforeFame_010
    Drake
  • BOW-WOW-OLD-SCKOOOL
    Bow Wow

This gallery is for all you dreamers out there. Gathering together photos of rappers when their success was too only just a figment of imagination, XXL presents “Rappers Before The Fame.”

  • Hollywood Nicky

    Damn, A$APs weave tho. lol

  • SuperCR45 .

    haha asap

  • whitetrASH

    they look real lol

  • Tator

    Is that really Lil Jon?! Lol!

  • Obi Dat Trippy Goon

    lil john was a nerd

  • Soufwest832

    and they say ASAP ain gay..smh

  • Soufwest832

    they had to dig deep for bow wow and lil wayne lol coz them niggas got famous young

  • Robertcarvalho

    Asap looks Gay.