Best Hip Hop Artists of the 2000s

This list names the 10 best hip hop artists of the last 10 years. These rankings are based on sales, personal opinion, and lists of others. Please remember these rankings are of the best artists in the last TEN years and no previous work was included in rankings. Thank you and enjoy the list!

The Top TenXW

1EminemEminem, 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 172 million albums making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce more.

His diss track record squashes any other two major rappers put together. His song making ability is top quality. Laugh, cry, party, or vent - no musician hits home with a listeners emotions like Em.

This track actually sucked I didn't like it at all it tastes like ass when you lick it

Having raised the bar for rappers, Eminem has shown the most deep sense of artistry ever to have been discovered. Definitely INTERSCOPEs luckiest discovery of the 2000's maybe even since U2

Slim is a lyrical genius, teamed up with dre he is unstoppable!

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2Kanye WestKanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching more.

Only current rapper who has switched up the style for each album.

Jay z and kanye west sets the rhythm for yo to just be on the dance floor with hip hoppers
Their songs ar best

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350 CentCurtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, record, film, and television producer.

This one man army is great! Listen to major distribution and my life!

4Jay-ZShawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.

For Jay to start in the Marcy Project. Now a successful business Family Man. Making major moves other than music. Plus to be very cool with President Obama cool Points Most definitely.

5LudacrisChristopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor.
6NasNasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper. 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.

Way better than Drake, Nelly and Lil Wayne and everyone.T.I. is the King and can beat anyone at a rap battle. King of the South!

Way better than Nelly. He is the greatest rapper and hip hop artist of all time. King of the South forever!

8Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., also known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age . He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career . He's often criticized for constantly talking about money, girls, and more.
9NellyCornell Iral Haynes, Jr., known professionally as, Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St.

I am shocked seeing that Nelly isn't at the top! Ha... throw away other rappers because Nelly is sure gonna kick their ass out!

10DrakeAubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

He deserves top 25 maybe even top 20 but definitely not the TOP 10 for Best Hip-Hop artist in the past 25 years! Drake over OutKast alone is ridiculous.

He sucks so bad he should be number 10000000000000000000000

Drake shoul not be the tenth one out of all the people that could have been tenth

The Contenders

12Snoop DoggCordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper and actor from Long Beach, California.
14Flo RidaTramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American hip hop recording artist from Carol City, Florida.
15UsherUsher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Dallas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee was where he lived until moving to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 12 where his mother put him in local singing competitions all over the city.

he is the most amazing hip hop artist right up there with Justin drew - ariluvsjb

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19Dr. DreAndre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.
20Slim ThugSlim Thug gained mainstream attention for his contribution to the popular single from rapper Mike Jones, "Still Tippin'".
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