20 Childhood Photos of Rappers From Before They Were Famous

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The following iconic rappers all worked hard to cultivate the necessary “street” image to succeed in the hip-hop game, but in these days of social media the past was always going to catch up with them. Here we present 20 adorable – or adorably dorky – childhood pictures of your favorite rap stars. You’ll never have seen them like this before.

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20. Drake

Aubrey “Drake” Graham has clearly kept his smile as he’s matured. Still, he has good reason to smile given that he’s moved in excess of five million records and won multiple awards.

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19. Eminem

Who would have thought that such a cherubic little kid would grow up to be such a controversial rapper? And yet that’s precisely what Marshall Mathers III, a.k.a. Eminem, did.

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