Examples: Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, RZA, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Jay Rock

You might be a rapper if... Dr. Dre has asked you to contribute to the white whale of rap, his "upcoming" album, Detox. It's a rite of passage for all rhymesayers to write a verse for Dre's opus, so if you haven't been approached to pen in the living legend's voice, then you better not list "rapper" as an occupation on your tax forms.