The thing is while many of us can say this person does this or that and can therefore be a Muslim, not a good Muslim. Due to our limited knowledge of human nature and what goes on inside everyone head and heart. We really cannot comment or judge people; As worship consists of many different aspects; There is the worship of the heart (which only your aware of), worship of the tongue/lips (dua, praise, dacwah) and worship of the body/ physical (things that can be seen, hijab, abstaining from food/fasting and the motion of praying which both cross over with the other two). It is possible that a person can be lacking anyone of those forms of worship, in this case these rappers may have the worship of the heart and be missing the other forms of worship. The main problem with this is that people always say â€œI have a good heartâ€ you will not hear people saying â€œoh I have a bad heartâ€
We all know that there are different stages of being a Muslim; firstly the number of people who understand the shadah, its obligations and sincerely believe it and therefore Muslims are a minority among the so called Muslims (ISLAM); within that minority are Muminâ€™s (IMAN) and few of those such as the prophets, saxabah and righteous scholars reach the level of IXSAN (worshiping Allah as if you can see him, for if you canâ€™t see him, he can see you).
We also know that as the Prophet (PBUH) said that a Muslim is not a Mumin (believer) while committing major sins i.e., stealing, fornication, and alcohol; which shows that a person can still be a Muslim and be under the influence of the shyidan and commit these sins. it is therefore understandable that these rappers/singers, are Muslimâ€™s, however due to lack of time spent with good people and people of knowledge, the IMAN is decreasing and they will act in ways that a true believer will never act in; Iâ€™m sure that is a shik spends the amount of time a rapper spends in studioâ€™s, clubs and concerts, their IMAN will decrease let alone a normal person, whether they were raised as sunniâ€™s or not, as we are also vulnerable to the influence of shydian, the smart Muslims try to limit opportunities and opening a doors, which give the shyidan an open door to get to you.
Are they still Muslims: yes we cannot take them out of Islam, but it is probably best not to see them as role models and instead make dua for them and other Muslims, for Allah to guide them;
P.S. 7 I tried random use of full-stops and caps.