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Top Ten Rappers of all Time

Eminem​
Eminem​

Best Rappers of All Time The Top Ten 1 Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Tupac Shakur​
Tupac Shakur​

Top 10 Reasons Why Tupac Shakur Is the Best Rapper of All Time interactive top ten list at TheTopTens®. Vote, add to, or comment on the Top 10 Reasons Why Tupac Shakur Is the Best Rapper of All Time.

The Notorious ​B
The Notorious ​B

Greatest Rappers of All Time Diehard fans, music nerds and critics love lists. But in rap, rankings like this take on a special level of import: aside from moving a crowd (shouts to Rakim), MC means proving you’re the best.

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Jay-Z​
Jay-Z​

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Nas​
Nas​

The 10 Best Rappers of All Time. ... Before Nas’ debut album, ... god, all at the same time -- set a blueprint that rappers from Nas to Kendrick Lamar still follow ...

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Kendrick ​Lamar​
Kendrick ​Lamar​

Kendrick Lamar is a prime example of what a real rapper is. He's not a former gangster or a drug dealer. He raps his life story and his real life story of battling to stay straight growing up in Compton. Kendrick Lamar's beats are mellow, but his flow his faster than any others.

Rakim​
Rakim​

Rakim has maybe THE best flow of all time. And Jay-Z's puns and literary figures are far more nuanced and witty. Goes without saying, Kanye West is an underrated artist and rapper and he should be at least ahead of Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg.

Lil Wayne​
Lil Wayne​

According to Billboard, Missy Misdemeanor Elliott is the best-selling female rapper of all time, with over 30 million records sold in the United States alone.

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Kanye West​
Kanye West​

Kanye is clearly the front runner for best rapper of all time. He brought soul back to hip hop with his sick production skills, credited for the production of one of the best albums of all time (the Blueprint).

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Ice Cube​
Ice Cube​

Ice cube is the best rapper because lyrically he is the best nobody can compete with him he 10x better than Eminem, all Eminem does is diss his mom, ice cube disses anybody he wants ghe is not scared of anybody in the rap game, his lyrics give 10 slaps to young money, Eminem and the rest of the rappers.

Snoop Dogg​
Snoop Dogg​

Snoop Dogg has always been popular for his gangsta music, and has been a successful and known rapper in lots of places, he has had many people in his songs AND has made many, many songs. Snoop Dogg is my personal favorite rapper. He rides each beat he puts out with bomb lyrics and an amazing flow.

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André 3000​
André 3000​

André Lauren Benjamin, known by his stage name André 3000, is half of the hip-hop duo OutKast. He is widely considered to be the better half of the duo, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest rappers of all time.

Drake​
Drake​

But in rap, greatest-of-all-time rankings like this take on a special level of import: aside from moving a crowd (shouts to Rakim), MC means proving you’re the best. In no other genre do artists so blatantly express their desire to outdo competition. That made Billboard's list a more high-stakes undertaking than usual.

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Dr. Dre​
Dr. Dre​

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KRS-One​
KRS-One​

Greatest Rappers of All Time Diehard fans, music nerds and critics love lists. But in rap, rankings like this take on a special level of import: aside from moving a crowd (shouts to Rakim), MC means proving you’re the best.

source: billboard.com
Big Pun​
Big Pun​

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Ghostface ​Killah​
Ghostface ​Killah​

The 10 Best Rappers of All Time. ... Ghostface Killah stood out among them as ... god, all at the same time -- set a blueprint that rappers from Nas to Kendrick ...

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Big L​
Big L​

BIg L is the most hardcore rapper in the history of gangsta rapper's.... check out 7min freestyle most ill lyrics An underground legend that could have changed the game. L dicks all over almost any mc ever, definitely top 10 with rza, gza, deck, ghostface, meth, reakwon, big pun, Nas and biggie in no particular order, they're all the best. Done.

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50 Cent​
50 Cent​

Power of the dollar is the best rap album ever created. 50 cent is the best rapper on this list he should be way above wayne, after all this is a list of rappers not pop artists. All rappers claim they are gangsters, but 50 is the only true one. When you look at him he looks like one, which none of the other rappers have. That with a little magic makes a true rapper.

LL Cool J​
LL Cool J​

With Scarface's deep voice blended in with his ill rhymes, he has become one of the most underrated rappers of any generation and by a long-shot the best member of the Geto Boys, one of the 10 bets rap groups of all time(in my opinion).

J. Cole​
J. Cole​

J. Cole is, and or will be the greatest rapper alive. What I like best about him is his lyrical talent allows him to ALWAYS have a good verse in a song he sings, perhaps maybe even the best verse. He has a song for everything.

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Big Daddy ​Kane​
Big Daddy ​Kane​

In the book, Rap-Up: The Ultimate Guide To Hip-Hop And R&B, Cameron and Devin Lazerine say Big Daddy Kane is "widely seen as one of the best lyricists of his time and even today regularly gets name-checked by younger dudes", and music journalist Peter Shapiro says Kane is "perhaps the most complete MC ever".

AZ​
AZ​

Best Rappers of All Time The Top Ten 1 Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with ...

DMX​
DMX​

So here we go, the top 50 to 41 of the 50 greatest rappers of all time. 50. ... DMX – Greatest Rappers Of All Time. Discography: ...

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T.I.​
T.I.​

Diehard fans, music nerds and critics love lists. But in rap, greatest-of-all-time rankings like this take on a special level of import: aside from moving a crowd (shouts to Rakim), MC means proving you’re the best. In no other genre do artists so blatantly express their desire to outdo competition. That made Billboard's list a more high-stakes undertaking than usual.

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Lauryn Hill​
Lauryn Hill​

Kanye West referred to the year it dropped as the time “Lauryn Hill, when she won all those Grammys, she just couldn’t lose.” As in, it was unquestionable, and the reception was almost unanimous. Rarely does something like that actually happen—especially in rap, also known as the genre most populated by haters.

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Common​
Common​

Best Rappers of All Time The Top Ten 1 Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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Scarface​
Scarface​

So who were the Best Rappers of the ... Brad “Scarface” Jordan is the most underrated rapper of all time. Scarface is a ... Sign up for the Complex ...

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The Game​
The Game​

His album, Illmatic, is considered to be one of the best rap albums of all time. He is also considered to be one of the best rappers of all time. Knowledge and lyricism, A MC not just a Rapper. He knows brings discussions, He did that with hip hop is dead and the untitled album He gives you something to think about. He knows the history of hip hop and gives a strong answer to commercial rappers of today.

Method Man​
Method Man​

So here we go, the top 50 to 41 of the 50 greatest rappers of all time. 50. ... 43. Method Man – Greatest Rappers Of All Time. Discography: ...

Big Boi​
Big Boi​

Greatest Rappers of All Time Diehard fans, music nerds and critics love lists. But in rap, rankings like this take on a special level of import: aside from moving a crowd (shouts to Rakim), MC means proving you’re the best.

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Eazy-E​
Eazy-E​

Eeazy-Easily the best rapper of all times. Founded NWA( the best rap group of all time) and even after NWA, had an amazing solo career. Love that Dr. Dre/ Eazy-E Feud! In my personal opinion, Eazy-E is the best rapper in history. Nobody had as much charisma as the E did, and his flow and delivery were one of a kind.

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MF Doom​
MF Doom​

DOOM is no schmuck, he has proved according to his numerous classic albums and consistency that he can roll with the greats. Too me he is in my top 5 rappers. Nas MF DOOM Rakim GZA Ice Cube

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Kool G Rap​
Kool G Rap​

Without Kool G Rap, there would be no Nas, Raekwon, or Eminem. He is a rapper's rapper. He isn't all commercial like Eminem, Dre, or Jay-Z. Ask true hip-hop fans about Kool G Rap and they will tell you the real deal.

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Slick Rick​
Slick Rick​

In part 3 of the 50 greatest rappers of all time, Stop The Breaks looked at a range of rappers, including Xzibit, Royce da 5’9”, Talib Kweli, Lauryn Hill, Pharoahe Monch, Big Pun, GZA, Mos Def, Busta Rhymes and Slick Rick, and what made them the best to ever do it.

Mos Def​
Mos Def​

So here we go, Stop The Breaks looks at part 3, the top 30 to 21 of the 50 greatest rappers of all time. 30. ... 23. Mos Def – Greatest Rappers Of All Time.

Busta ​Rhymes​
Busta ​Rhymes​

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Nicki Minaj​
Nicki Minaj​

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Chuck D​
Chuck D​

In part 3 of the 50 greatest rappers of all time, Stop The Breaks looked at a range of rappers, including Xzibit, Royce da 5’9”, Talib Kweli, Lauryn Hill, Pharoahe Monch, Big Pun, GZA, Mos Def, Busta Rhymes and Slick Rick, and what made them the best to ever do it.

Lupe Fiasco​
Lupe Fiasco​

Best rapper of all time no matter what anyone says, Tupac is amazing, Eminem is even better however, when you literally have to sit down and and go through a rappers lyrics in order to fully comprehend the meaning of a song then that rapper is truly great! I would define Lupe Fiasco as a lyrical genius.

Redman​
Redman​

Whether rapping about project windows or fried chicken, Nas has a way of bringing pictures to life. He’s weathered the vagaries of the music industry and maintained a dedicated fan base. All his albums have been certified gold or platinum. That's a remarkable feat for a man not known for Top 40 hits. Nas is the greatest MC of all time.

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GZA​
GZA​

The 10 Greatest Rappers of All Time. Kofi ... The GZA’s delivery was ... with Illmatic, which may arguably go down as the greatest hip hop album of all time.

Talib Kweli​
Talib Kweli​

Talib Kweli is known to many as one of the best rappers of all time. List of the best Talib Kweli albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Talib Kweli discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Talib Kweli albums can be found at the top of the list.

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Pusha T​
Pusha T​

So here we go, the top 50 to 41 of the 50 greatest rappers of all time. 50. ... 49. Pusha T – Greatest Rappers Of All Time. Discography: ...

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Black Thought​
Black Thought​

In part 3 of the 50 greatest rappers of all time, Stop The Breaks looked at a range of rappers, ... Black Thought – Greatest Rappers Of All Time.

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Q-Tip​
Q-Tip​

Greatest Rappers of All Time Diehard fans, music nerds and critics love lists. But in rap, rankings like this take on a special level of import: aside from moving a crowd (shouts to Rakim), MC means proving you’re the best.

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Ludacris​
Ludacris​

Best Rappers of All Time The Top Ten 1 Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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Jadakiss​
Jadakiss​

The only real thing holding Jadakiss back from moving up higher in the list is the fact that he’s ... More in the 50 Greatest Rappers Of All Time series ...

Raekwon​
Raekwon​

So here we go, the top 50 to 41 of the 50 greatest rappers of all time. 50. ... Off the top, I can name Fabolous, the Dipset crew, Raekwon, ...

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Tech N9ne​
Tech N9ne​

Tech N9ne is the most underrated rapper ever but thanks to his incredibly loyal fanbase, he's also one of the most successful independent rappers ever. Tech was certainly ahead of his time when it came to business.

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RZA​
RZA​

Kool G Rap: It can be argued that without Kool G Rap, there would be no 'Gigwise Top 50 Rappers'. His multi-syllable rhyming style is a hallmark of Kool G Rap and became a style adopted by Jay-Z, Nas and basically every greatest of all time.

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