Gucci Mane aka gucci mane Laflare aka Big Cat Laflare aka Boss Jewelry man aka Bossman aka Gucci Gucci aka So Icey Boy aka Mr. Perfect aka Bouldercrest Bear aka Texaco Shawty aka SoICEO aka Laflare Mane
Tupac = one of the most influential, but died very young.
BIG = see Tupac
Eminem = bouts with drug problems, court cases, attention to the point where he can't conduct any portion of normalcy... No thanks.
I'd probably want to be like Jadakiss. Well respected lyricist, made enough money to retire now & probably live comfortably (if he doesn't blow all his cash on material goods), & though he's well known, he can still go out and about and not have too many people easily identify him.