Rappers Who Were Once Homeless

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Before they made big bucks everyday, there are rappers who once did not even have shelter. Check out the list of these hip hop artists who lived in the streets before they hit the music biz:



Recording artist Pitbull performs onstage during the 2014 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 18, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Before he was known as Mr. Worldwide or Mr. 305, Pitbull used to live in the streets of Miami. He and his mom fought, causing him to lose his home. He got into substance abuse, but when he cleared his act up, he went home and became the Pitbull everyone knows about.

Snoop Dogg


Rapper/actor Snoop Dogg attends Fan Fest during the 2014 BET Experience At L.A. LIVE on June 28, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA.
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Snoop Dogg is easily one of the most famous rappers today, but before he got the fame and the money, he was just in the streets. In order for him to survive, he sold drugs. He eventually ended up in jail.



Jay-Z attends the “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in NYC
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It is quite hard to believe that this moneymaker was once a homeless person. He grew up in a family in which bread was considered a luxury. He was violent as a child and would do petty crimes to get money. However, because he was an ambitious person, and he slowly became one of the richest men today.