Drake has cited several hip hop artists as influencing his rapping style, including Kanye West, Jay Z, and Lil Wayne, while also attributing various R&B artists as influential to the incorporation of the genre into his own music, including Aaliyah, and Usher.
Eminem is one of the greatest rappers of all time. He has created an army of loyal fans called 'stans'...me being a part of the same. The speciality about Em's raps is that he doesn't write and rhyme about girls, sex, lambos, and clubs like his industry fellowmates.
Nas is often named as one of the greatest hip-hop artists. MTV ranked him at #5 on their list of "The Greatest MCs of All Time". In 2012, The Source ranked him #2 on their list of the "Top 50 Lyricists of All Time". In 2013, Nas was ranked 4th on MTV's "Hottest MCs in the Game" list.
Minaj won the American Music Awards for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album in three different years for her first three albums. She has won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Video twice, for "Super Bass" and "Anaconda", and has won the Best Female Video Award once, for "Starships".
Andre Romelle Young: 1 (born February 18, 1965), better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics, and was previously co-owner of Death Row Records.
Curtis James Jackson III (born July 6, 1975), known professionally as 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, businessman, and investor. Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of the borough of Queens, Jackson began selling drugs at age twelve during the 1980s crack epidemic.
Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn (born November 20, 1983), known professionally as Future, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Wilburn first became involved in music as part of the Dungeon Family collective, where he was nicknamed "the Future".
One half of golden age hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential and most skilled MCs of all time. Eric B. & Rakim's album Paid in Full was named the greatest hip hop album of all time by MTV in 2006, while Rakim himself was ranked #4 on MTV's list of the Greatest MCs of All Time.
Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985) is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer. Born on a military base in Germany but raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Cole initially gained recognition as a rapper following the release of his debut mixtape, The Come Up, in early-2007.
T.I. vs. T.I.P. sold 468,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It was T.I.'s second chart-topper in a row: King opened at number one on the Billboard 200 with 522,000 copies in late March 2006.
Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper. Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam Recordings in 2008 and Roc Nation in 2014. After releasing a number of mixtapes, Sean released his debut studio album, Finally Famous, in 2011.
In 2006, when Combs refused to release musician Mase from his contractual obligations to allow him to join the group G-Unit, 50 Cent recorded a dis song, "Hip-Hop". The lyrics imply that Combs knew the identity of The Notorious B.I.G.'s murderer. The two later resolved the feud.
Taylor Gang, often shouted out in some of the top hip-hop songs in the past few years, is a record label of hip-hop artists initiated by rapper Wiz Khalifa in 2008. In addition to Khalifa, Taylor Gang members include hip-hop artists Juicy J, Chevy Woods, Ty Dolla Sign, Berner, Tuki Carter, Sledgren, J.R. Donato and first lady Courtney Noelle.
The Game is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene and for being one of Dr. Dre's signees under Aftermath Records. Born in Compton, California, he released his first mixtape You Know What It Is Vol. 1 in 2002; shortly after, he was signed to Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment label.
Wu-Tang Clan / ˈ w uː t æ ŋ k l æ n / is an American hip hop group from Staten Island, New York City, originally composed of East Coast rappers RZA, GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God and Masta Killa. Longtime collaborator Cappadonna became a member in 2007.
Belcalis Almanzar (born October 11, 1992), known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper. She first attracted attention for discussing her career as a stripper on social media; coupled with her "no filter attitude", she became an Internet celebrity through Instagram.
Terrence LeVarr Thornton (born May 13, 1977), better known by his stage name Pusha-T, is an American rapper and record executive. He initially gained major recognition as half of hip hop duo Clipse, alongside his brother Gene "No Malice" Thornton, with whom he founded Re-Up Records.
Along with fellow Atlanta-based rappers Big Boi and André 3000 of OutKast, Ludacris was one of the first and most influential "Dirty South" rappers to achieve mainstream success during the early 2000s. In 2014, Ludacris was featured in Forbes list titled "Hip-Hop Cash Kings", as he earned $8 million.
Radric Delantic Davis (born February 12, 1980), known professionally as Gucci Mane, is an American rapper. Since releasing his debut album Trap House in 2005, Gucci has gone on to release 12 studio albums and over 70 mixtapes. In 2007, Gucci Mane founded his own label, 1017 Records.
LL Cool J partnered with DJ Kay Slay to release a mixtape called "The Return of the G.O.A.T.". It was the first mixtape of his 24-year career and includes freestyling by LL Cool J in addition to other rappers giving their renditions of his songs. A track entitled "Hi Haterz" was leaked onto the internet on June 1, 2008.
Dennis Coles (born May 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Ghostface Killah, is an American rapper and member of the Wu-Tang Clan. After the group achieved breakthrough success in the aftermath of Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), the members went on to pursue solo careers to varying levels of success.
KRS-One has appeared on several songs with other artists, due to this he has received 9 Gold and 7 Platinum plaques. KRS-One has collaborated with several artists including Canadian Rap group Hellafactz, Jay-Roc N' Jakebeatz and New York producer Domingo among other.
Malone, like the late Lil Peep is part of the “SoundCloud rappers” subgenre of hip-hop—artists who gather their first fans on the Internet before they tour or hit mainstream radio. The video for Malone's first single, "White Iverson," racked up hundreds of millions of views on YouTube in its first month online and earned him a deal with Republic Records.
MTV has called him "one of hip-hop's greatest visual artists". Busta Rhymes was an original member of Leaders of the New School. He later went on and founded the record label Conglomerate (initially Flipmode Entertainment) and production crew The Conglomerate (formerly Flipmode Squad).
Symere Woods (born July 31, 1994), known professionally as Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip hop recording artist. Based in Philadelphia, he gained recognition after releasing his debut single, "Money Longer", and several mixtapes, including Luv Is Rage, Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World, and The Perfect Luv Tape.
3- 9t … h Wonder (Producer) - American hip hop producer from Raleigh, North Carolina. 4- Royal-Tee - American hip hop artist from Charlotte, North Carolina. 5- King Mez - American hip hop artist from Raleigh, North Carolina. 6- Rapper Pooh - Female hip hop artist from North Carolina. 7- Joe Scudda - American hip hop artist from North Carolina.
Christopher Lee Rios (November 10, 1971 – February 7, 2000), better known by his stage name Big Pun (short for Big Punisher), was an American rapper.Emerging from the underground hip hop scene in The Bronx borough of New York City in the early 1990s, he was the first Latino rapper to have an album certified platinum as a solo act.
As of 5:00 PM EST on Monday, September 11, 2017, here is a list of those 15 artists (and DJ Khaled), their overall position and the country that they rank highest in: 15. DJ Khaled (Canada)** 19. XXXTENTACION (United States) 24. French Montana (United Kingdom) 28. Drake (Canada) 34. Kendrick Lamar (United States) 36. Lil Uzi Vert (United States) 47.