Top Ten Best MCs Ever

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1NasNasir 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.

Nas is one of the illest rappers ever, if you listen to 'One Mic' you would know that Nas it's not just a song, it's an experience. Nas is, in my opinion, the reigning king of the East Coast

Illmatic tells us why! N.Y. state Of Mind, It Ain't Hard To tell, One Love, Halftime, Life's A Bitch etc.

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2Rakim

Done it all! Number 9 on the list. Didn't stop just let it all out every time he entered the booth. He brought in a sound that only could get better and it did, he showed us what it meant to stick with something we loved and never give up on a dream. Knowing that he entered in a time where it was difficult to compete he still put forth the effort and made a name for himself.

Long in the game still drops bombs
Nice flows and great with beats

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3Tupac / 2pac

By far the best there has ever been, from the digital underground to death row Tupac changed the game forever! Every album that he put out had a meaning. Songs like Brenda's got a baby, changes, trapped, to hit em up, every song listed there descibed something different in the game. He could rap about anything, anyone and he would put it out there for them to hear it and didn't care.

2pac is the hottest guy around even though some believe he's not but I can listen to his music all day the song I listen to the most is Dear Mama

Lyrics actually meant something and he tried to improve the world

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4Biggie Smalls / The Notorious B.I.G.

I love it when you call me big papa! Bad boy for life... There is no Puff without Biggie and no bad boy without him. He was one of the best in his time and nobody can take that away from him. It was a tragedy when we lost him, we definitely lost a great.

The fact that John Cena is ranked higher than Guru on this list should tell you everything you need to know.

5EminemEminem, 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 ...read more.

Doing it BIG for years, being able to change his mood over the years from personalitys like Slim Shady the guy who did not give a f#%$ about no one but himself to the person that had a soft side and able to put it all out on the line to make videos with his daughter in it, which by the way was never been seen before.

You are my favorite pop singer. I like the way you shake your little brother. Do your best. I will be the happiest person to see your next album.

His unique style, voice, flow and talent for lyrics earns him a spot on my list

The best by far, no one is even close

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6Kool G RapNathaniel Thomas Wilson, better known by his stage name Kool G Rap is an American rapper from the Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York City.
7Big LLamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), best known by his stage name Big L, was an American hip hop recording artist, born and raised in Harlem, New York City, New York. Coleman embarked on his career in rapping, with the hip hop trio, Three the Hard Way. His first notable appearance came ...read more.
8Jay 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.

Rockafella Records is still going strong, signing artists like Kanye West, and going from once that was a label that bounced up and down to finally starting a firm cast of all-stars to help carry this label to into super stardum, and behind all this is the jigga himself Jay Z! He started it all there not letting his crowd down selling out with crazed fans waiting to hear songs like Hard Knock Lfe, 99 Problems, Dirt off Your Shoulder, and Excuse Me Miss! He is the catalyst that brought us into what we have listened to since the millenium.

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9Big PunChristopher Lee Rios, better known by his stage name Big Pun, 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. ...read more.
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11Kurupt
12Snoop DoggCordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper and actor from Long Beach, California.
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14Mike ShinodaMichael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.
15Kanye 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 ...read more.
16Busta RhymesTrevor George Smith, Jr., better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, record producer and record executive.
17Immortal TechniqueFelipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru.
18MC RenLorenzo Jerald Patterson, better known by his stage name MC Ren, is an American rapper from Compton, California. He is the founder and owner of the record label Villain Entertainment. His moniker is derived from the middle letters in his first name.
19DMX

In my opinion the best and after him are Ra and Nas
You can feel all the emotion in his songs and you know he puts his heart and soul in to his music
Listen to Right or wrong, I can feel it, The rain and tell me that DMX isn't the realest to do it, and I can bet my life on it that he would murder anyone who would dare to beef with him ( Listen to Get at me dog )...The G.O.A.T DMX!

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2. Kool G Rap
3. Nas
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2. Tupac / 2pac
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