Say Cheese! Throwback School Pics of 15 R&B And Rap Artists

October 4, 2012  |  
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You’ve already seen some of today’s most popular R&B artists and rappers when they were just tiny tots, but here are 15 high school pictures that are bound to bring back even more memories. Can you guess these faces?




50 Cent

Jamie Foxx



Lil’ Wayne



Snoop Dogg

P. Diddy

Chris Brown

Will Smith

Trey Songz

Lupe Fiasco

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  • Urbangirl

    Drake looks 40 not 15…IJS

  • DaisyDooks

    Thanks, MN, for the portfolio..

  • DaisyDooks

    These were some nice pics. Kudos to all of them. Their mama’s must be proud.

  • DaisyDooks

    Ok, Kanye & Diddy look like each other in their pics. Puffy was debonair.

  • DaisyDooks

    OMG, Snoop looked like a burgeoning lawyer–very corporate.

  • DaisyDooks

    Pharrell looked a little sweet. He has awesome cheekbones, though.

  • DaisyDooks

    Little Wayne was a cute little chocolate boy. I thought Kanye’s pic was PDiddy–at first glance.

  • DaisyDooks

    Fiddy looked handsome with those Asian eyelids.

  • tony

    Kanye West looks like Kurtis Blow.

  • sammi_lu

    Nelly could be a little girl his features are so soft and that’s the same!

    • DaisyDooks

      I thought the same thing about Drake.

  • Now What Now??

    Kanye West looks like Kurtis Blow. I’m almost sure people have told him that too. Lol.

    • DaisyDooks

      Kurtis Blow? U sure is old school, ain’t cha? “These are the breaks….”

  • TanTan78

    What about the ladies? I know you have some J.J. Fad, M.C. Lyte, Nikki D., or Silk tymes Leather high school pics, easily.

    • jboat123

      i wanna see them when they were preteens mmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • imjustsaying….

    ugly then even more ugly now…..

  • TraceFace

    Nelly’s pic was so cute! Ludacris looks like he was the class clown!

    • jboat123


    • DaisyDooks

      Nelly looked like he wanted a carrot. He’s channeling Bugs Bunny.

  • FAMURattler85

    Jamie Foxx looks like he could have modeled for Soul Glo.

    • Just saying!!

      lmao exactly what I was thinking hahaha!

  • vintagebrat

    funny how money can make you look better.

  • Sheena

    OMG poor Jamie! I always thought that pic was a joke. and I guess Luda’s face has always been super animated like. Snoop was a cutie! Lupe looks high as a kite in that last pic! But all the guys look the same, there weren’t any shockers.

  • MssassyQ

    Dang Jamie Foxx look like a skinny mike tyson.

    • vintagebrat

      omg, i said the same thing

    • DaisyDooks

      Wow, I can see it now.

  • MLS2698

    Jaime, I wish that Jerrie Curl had not been invented, but in your defense, I have a school pic wearing one, too! I just always remembered……less activator is more!

  • Talentless Kim

    I could totally see Kim K dating Kanye in high school. NOT!

    • DaisyDooks

      Not on the south side of Chicago…