Rappers With The Most Kids, Ranked From Lowest To Highest

Rap is the most well-known and popular music genre. Since it was first introduced in the ’70s with early rappers like The Sugarhill Gang, DJ Kool Herc, and Gil Scott-Heron, rap has evolved into a universe of its own. Many people now follow their favorite rappers with a passion, while others have amassed quite the following. Of course, being a talented and popular rapper is going to attract the ladies—many of which would be happy to have their baby!

Some rappers have a reputation for being “family men” (or women!)—strictly based on the number of kids they have. So which rappers have the highest number of children and are they all from the same partner? We found 15 rappers who have a very impressive family tree and leave a lot to their legacy. 

15. Lauryn Hill 

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 27, 2011. Singer Lauryn Hill, during her show at the Back2Black Festival at Leopoldina Station in the city of Rio de Janeiro

Grammy-award-winning Lauryn Hill broke onto the scene with her group The Fugees and she’s had a successful (if sometimes controversial) career ever since. The mother of many, the famous female rapper is six beautiful children—five of them with Rohan Marley, son of Bob Marley, and one with an unknown father.

14. Fetty Wap

SAN FRANCISO, CA - FEBRUARY 1, 2018: Fetty Wap in concert at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA

Fetty Wap, a Willie Junior Maxwell-born rapper, is one of the most prominent names in rap. He broke into the scene when his debut single “Trap Queen” reached number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart 2015: ” reached number two on the U.S. Fetty Wap has six childrenHis list of women includes Ariel Reese and Lehzae Zeona, Elayna Parker, Masika Kalish, Turquoise Miami, Turquoise Skyy, and Elaynna Parker.

13. Master P

Master P at the AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS, LA, CA 1/9/02
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Percy Robert Miller goes by the stage name Master P and has been on the scene since the late ’80s. Master P was the founder of No Limit Records and has since released numerous rap albums. He also served as the CEO for a short-lived internet television network called Better Black Television. The New Orleans native is the father of two children. seven children.

12. NBA Youngboy

NBA YoungBoy wears a white hoodie in a music video

NBA Youngboy, born Kentrell deSean Gaulden in 2015, has been gaining a following by releasing mixtapes of his own. He is now a regular on Billboard’s charts. NBA Youngboy, a young 20-year-old, is the father of seven children with six different women, the most recent child being born in January 2021 with Yaya Mayweather—although the true tally is unknown. Two of his kids (Kayden and Kacey) appeared in the music video for his single, “Talk with Kacey”.

11. Flavor Flav

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 26: Flavor Flav attends Republic Records Grammy After Party at 1 Hotel West Hollywood on January 26, 2020 in West Hollywood, California.
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Flavor Flav, also known as William Jonathan Drayton Jr. is another well-known long-time rapper. Flavor Flav is an iconic rapper known for his eccentric personality, large clock necklaces and founding Public Enemy alongside Chuck D. Flavor Flav founded his seven kids with three different women—Karen Ross, Angie Parker, and Elizabeth Trujillo. His youngest son was born in July 2019.

10. Future

A screenshot from Future's music video

Future, better known as Nayvadius DelMun Wilburn is from Atlanta, Georgia. His trap music creations are what made him one of the most influential rappers of 2010s. Future is, at least according to our knowledge, the father of at least eight childrenEach with a different woman, including Jessica Smith and Ciara. There are other women who have claimed he was the father of their children—however, paternity tests have not confirmed that information. 

9. Moneybagg Yo

New York, NY - September 12, 2019: Moneybagg Yo attends 5th Annual Diamond Ball benefiting the Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street
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DeMario DeWayne White Jr. is better known as Moneybagg Yo. He has produced an impressive litter. eight children(four sons, four daughters). His mixtapes from 2012, which were his first, gave rise to the American rapper. Since then, he’s clearly been very busy, with both music and babies.

8. Boosie

Rapper LIL BOOSIE attends the 2017 BET HIP-HOP AWARDS red carpet on Friday, October 6th, 2017 at the FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH AT THE JACKIE GLEAN THEATER - USA
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Also making the list with eight kids is Lil Boosie—also known as Boosie BadAzz and by his real name, Torrence Ivy Hatch Jr. Boosie started his rap career back in the 90s with hip hop collective Concentration Camp and along the way, he found multiple women to father his eight children.

7. The-Dream

Singer and Songwriter The Dream performs at the 2nd annual V103 Winterfest on December 10th 2016 at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia- USA
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Born with the name Terius Youngdell Nash, he is better known today as The-Dream—a rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He’s worked with artists such as Britney Spears, Rihanna, Beyonce, and Kanye West. The-Dream is The-Dream’s father. eight childrenNivea Hamilton (Christian Milian), Lydia Nam (and Lalonne Martin) were his four children. His oldest child was born 2005 and his youngest in 2017. 

6. Chief Keef

You can also find the list with nine childrenChief Keef was born Keith Farrelle Cozart. He is a Chicago-based rapper. First becoming a dad at the young age of 16 in 2011, most of Chief Keef’s children were born over a five-year span from four different mothers. The youngest of Chief Keef’s children was born in 2020. 

5. Dr. Dre

BARCELONA - MAY 30: Kendrick Lamar (American hip hop recording artist) performs at Heineken Primavera Sound 2014 Festival (PS14) on May 30, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.
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Dr. Dre, also known as Andre Romelle Young was one of the founding members for the rap group NWA. Now, he’s not only a rapper, but an audio engineer, record producer, and entrepreneur as well. According to some reports, the long-time celebrity rapper is believed have fathered ten children. Ben Westhoff’s award-winning book, Original Gangstas: The Untold History of Dr. Dre and Eazy-E, Ice Cube and Tupac Shakur and the Birth of West Coast Rap.

4. Peter Gunz

NEW YORK - MARCH 11: Rappers Young Gunz performs at the Lifebeat Hearts and Voices benefit for AIDS research on March 11, 2004 at Float, in New York City.
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Peter Gunz, a Grammy-award-winning rapper is best known for his time in the duo Lord Tariq (and Peter Gunz). This old-school rapper, based in New York City is now on the list. ten childrenFive girls and five guys, each with at least four different mothers. We know of Tara Wallace, Aminabuddafly, Erika, and two women whose mothers we don’t know. 

3. Shawty Lo

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 23:  Singer Shawty Lo performs at ASCAP's 21st Annual Rhythm and Soul Music Awards on June 23, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California.
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Carlos Rico Walker from Moultrie, Georgia was more well-known by his rapper name—Shawty Lo. Shawty Lo is a founder member of hip hop group D4L. He has a large extended family. 11 childrenHe had nine daughters and two sons. He had ten children with different women and his first child at 17 years old. However, he kept his private life very private until his death on September 21, 2016. 

2. Ol’ Dirty Bastard

BARCELONA - MAY 25: Wu-Tang Clan band, performs at Heineken Primavera Sound 2013 Festival on May 25, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. Consists of Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and Ol' Dirty Bastard.
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Ol’ Dirty Bastard made his mark in the rap world by being a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan from Staten Island, New York. Russell Tyrone Jones was ODB’s name. ODB was known for his profane lyrics and style. Ol’ Dirty Bastard has had long-time rumors about having 13 children, however, three of his children were with Icelene Jones–and she claims they’re the only kids he has. His first son now carries on his father’s legacy going by the nickname “Young Dirty Bastard.” ODB passed away at the age of 36 on November 13, 2004. 

1. DMX

MOSCOW - 18 SEPTEMBER,2014 : Famous rap singer Earl DMX Simmons performing live music show in night club.Hip hop star singing on stage.Rapper on scene.Concert lighting,crowded nightclub.

Claiming the number one spot for “rappers with the most kids” is DMX with a whopping 15 children. The rapper died in 2021. He was married to Tashera from 1999 to 2014. He had four children with Tashera Simmons, and also had a son by Desiree Lindstrom. Because he kept that information secret, it is not known who the other mothers were.