Check out these photos of a bunch of rappers in their early days.
Twitter account, Culture Central, shared a tweet on Sunday that features photos of “36 of your favorite rappers as kids.” It appears as though nearly all of the photos are from yearbooks or school photoshoots, and the ages of the artists range from as young as toddlers to as old as high school seniors. Though it got a few details wrong—the photo claiming to be T-Pain is actually a young Lil Jon, A$AP Rocky’s dollar sign is missing from his name, 50 Cent has a dollar sign in his name, for some reason—that were pointed out by Twitter users in the replies, the post is mostly accurate. Photos of plenty of the best (and some of the most mid) of the rap game are included, from OGs to newcomers, and some who are no longer with us.
36 of your favorite rappers as kids📷 pic.twitter.com/m3pjlypFaB
— Culture Central™️ (@CultureCentral_) January 12, 2020
In order, the tweet includes Post Malone, “T-Pain” (Lil Jon), Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, French Montana, A$AP Rocky, Diddy, Drake, Lil Pump, XXXTentacion, Nipsey Hussle, Chief Sosa, NBA Youngboy, Megan Thee Stallion, YNW Melly, Tay K, DaBaby, 21 Savage, T.I, Kodak Black, Cardi B, Jay-Z, Offset, Tyga, J. Cole, 50 Cent, Quavo, Eminem, 6ix9ine, Blueface, Lil Tecca, Trippie Redd, Future, Bhad Bhabie, Juice WRLD, and Travis Scott. Though plenty would argue that there are some names in this group that would certainly not qualify as their favourite rappers (Bhad Bhabie, for instance), it’s still sweet to see childhood photos of the artists we admire and look up to. Plenty of hip hop fans flooded the comments with their own responses to the post. Some took to dragging currently incarcerated rapper, YNW Melly, for how large his head appears in his photo.
So we just gonna ignore that young YNW Melly be lookin like that guy from Sky High 💀 pic.twitter.com/D5xOYWLc1l
— Jimmy (@jimmy_koski) January 12, 2020
Melly had Murder on his mind 💀
— avery (@bieberxeilish) January 12, 2020
YNW Melly be like pic.twitter.com/6ZVmEcN0zh
— tribbles (@troublewtribble) January 12, 2020
boutta slap this man and hear a rattle pic.twitter.com/0kAprXptrE
— Gloobur (@Glooburt) January 12, 2020
French Montana also got dragged relentlessly.
— Nick Perez (@Nik_stone_) January 12, 2020
— tylerbarrett (@_tylerbarrett) January 12, 2020
You know french got on a pair of clear bathing apes with dirty white socks lol😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/SVxlz8rWmL
— Snoman (@SnodaChef) January 12, 2020
Some noticed that A$AP Rocky practically looks exactly the same then as he does now (i.e., very good looking).
So are we just going to pretend that’s not a current picture of Asap Rocky pic.twitter.com/FRx5MSkMR7
— Diegss (@IamDiegss) January 12, 2020
rocky been pretty his whole life
— glock lesnar 🔫 (@bartholomew137) January 12, 2020
Overall, the post had people laughing and enjoying the throwbacks of their faves. Whose yearbook photo was this post missing that you’d want to see?