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In its early stages Rap was largely populated by African-Americans. Over the years the game has seen all shades of races share the spotlight. All the while, some of our favorite MC’s have been the product of parents of differing races.

While not all have been upfront  about their mixed background, some have proudly flaunted their lineage through music, interviews, videos and social media. Maybe others were fearful of being ostracized? Regardless of what is truly flowing in their DNA, they should rest assured that all are welcomed.

So we present 10 rappers of mixed heritage in the following pages. Some should be common knowledge at this point and a couple might be unexpected—you’ll be surprised to find out who really has “Indian in their family.”

Not so coincidentally, check out The Swirl, a documentary by Moguldom Films that tackles this very topic. Learn more about The Swirl right here

Let us know who was the biggest shocker in the comments section below.


Fabolous in concert

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Fabolous (African-American & Dominican)

Fab hasn’t had a long history of waving the Dominican flag but has since made it a point to vacay in D.R. rather frequently as shown in his tour vlogs.


BET Awards '11 - Arrivals

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DJ Drama (Jamaican & Albanian)

While he isn’t a rapper, The Gangsta Grillz DJ has strong West Indian roots and even sported dread locks when he attended school.

2018 Soul Train Awards - Red Carpet

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Kid of Kid N Play (Jamaican & Irish)

Ever wondered when you were younger what exactly Kid was? Join the club. Happens to be he has a Jamaican father and an Irish mother.

Celebrities Attend The 68th NBA All-Star Game - Inside

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J. Cole (African-American & White)

Jermaine has never shied from his heritage and has frequently addressed growing up biracial.

Los Angeles Premiere of the new HBO Series EUPHORIA

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Drake (African-American & White))

By now you should know that Drizzy’s mother is a tiny Jewish woman who is a master Scrabble player and that his pops is an OG with a bossed up mustache to prove it.


GQ Men Of The Year Party

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Kid Cudi (Native American, Mexican & African American)

Mr. Rager’s father, who he lost at the age of 11, was half Native American and half Mexican.

Nicki Minaj

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Nicki Minaj (Indian & Afro-Trinidadian)

The queen of Rap makes no secret about her proud roots to the West Indian country of Trinidad And Tobago.


Logic Performing In Concert

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Logic (African-American & White)

Logic is a proud member XXL Magazine’s  2013 Freshman Class and a product of Black and white parents.


Latin American Music Awards 2019

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Neyo (African-American & Chinese)

As many people speculated, Neyo is 1/4 Chinese due to his grandfather.

LuxxBall 2016 Birthday Celebration for the Legendary Damon

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Foxy Brown (Trinidadian & Chinese)

Even though everyone thought she was really Filipino, Fox is part Trini and part Chinese. Her full government name is Inga DeCarlo Fung Marchand. 

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