Getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is an honor coveted by many a celebrity but one that few ever get to enjoy. And for rappers, the chances of getting a star on the Walk are even slimmer. To date, only 16 people in the hip-hop space have been blessed with a star.

The most recent rhymers enshrined on the prestigious Hollywood Walk of Fame are Dr. Dre, who got his star unveiled on March 19, 2024, followed by Ice-T, who had his star unveiled on Feb. 17, 2023. Ludacris, meanwhile, celebrated his achievement just months after Ice-T on May 18, 2023, followed by the late hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur, who received the honor posthumously on June 7, 2023.

When Ice-T was announced back in January of 2023, the New Jersey-born, Los Angeles-bred MC took the time to jokingly look back on how far he’s come via Twitter.

"When I think about how many times I got arrested in Hollywood," tweeted the rapper-actor about the honor. "This is a trip."

ice t reacts on twitter to the announcement of receiving a star on the hollywood walk of fame

On the day of his unveiling, Ludacris hit up Instagram describing the monumental occasion as one of the best days of his life.

"When the best days of my life are considered, make sure to put this one in the rankings," the Fast and Furious thespian wrote accompanied by a number of photos from that day.

First conceived in 1953 and constructed in 1960 on both Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, the Walk of Fame is one of Hollywood's most recognizable public attractions. When it first started, the Walk's inductees were only motion picture stars, but the selection committee opened up its honoree requirements to include singers, athletes and television acts over the years. You don't even have to be a human to score a star on the walk. TV's lovable rescue dog, Lassie, for example, has a star on the Walk.

Queen Latifah was the first rapper to be awarded a star on the Walk in January of 2006 for her contributions to not only music but television and cinema as well. Let's not forget the New Jersey native and Flavor Unit frontwoman has been honored with an Academy Award and received an Emmy.

All of these major names rooted in rap music being honored in such a way proves that after 50 years since its inception, hip-hop will leave its mark everywhere. Here's a look at each person in hip-hop who has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

See Every Rapper With a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

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