Top 10 Best Rappers of the 2000s

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The Top Ten

No contest, Em was the absolute best last decade. Slim Shady LP, Marshall Mathers LP, and Eminem Show alone earn him that number one spot. One of the greatest of all time.
Eminem is simply the greatest, and the Eminem show is the greatest album of all time. Although, Recovery is pretty legendary
Eminem is my fave rapper bcus he explains in his songs about his problems not his richness or girls EMINEM 4EVER!


[Newest]In terms of actual rapping he is insanely good. However after The Eminem Show it all started going a bit pear shaped.

2Kanye West
best ever... RESPECT
stronger, love lockdown, good life, heartless, homecoming, gold digger, diamonds
how he isn't no 1
Kanye is the best period. He's influential. He started the cray craze. After he did it everyone did.
IT's so simple to put Kanye in front of everyone but Eminem, Em, in my humble opinion has fell off, but that's my feeling. In my eyes Kanye is #1, Em is 2, Fif is 3, Z is 4
[Newest]Words can't even describe Kanye's skill in his craft.

Come On Jay-Z Is Better Than Wayne. I Heard Wayne Until He Was In 2008. He and Drake Raps Bitin Off Of Big Sean. Jay-Z Made Songs With Legendary. Should Be #1


Jay Z is top 3 of all time, only behind 2 rappers whom passed before 2000. Em is top 5 but not #1.
This guy released his first album the same year as Eminem in 1996 but who been hot the whole 15 going on to 16 years. Lil wayne don't got nothing on Jay-Z


[Newest]Saying Kanye West is better than Jay Z is like saying Mace Windu is better than Yoda

4Lil' Wayne
Active gang member, like I said on another "Top Ten" about him, I can not get enough of this guy. He never gets boring! Whenever you think his songs start to get old, boom, he releases another three number ones accompanied by five other hits. He is, in my opinion, the best rapper ever and the fourth best artist ever including all genres and all artist ever! You can say that he is not the best based on the songs on his albums (I still think he is the best ever) but when you start including all the songs he has been featured in! He is just amazing, that is one man you can say has "swag out the shower. "(Birdman said this is one of the songs Wayne featured in by Birdman)


Are you kidding me, This guy can't hardly speak English right This guy should be kick out of the list. He just makes Hip-Hop/Rap look terrible
Good rapper.. Eminem is better though. He sounds sick! Kanye wets doesn't deserve second, Lil wayne does.
[Newest]I like how he raps

NaS needs to be in front of everyone. He is the best lyricist ever. It's obvious. How can people such as 50cent or The game Kanye West or Lil Wayne even be Considered to be in front of him. Blasphemy.
Haha? 12? He should be up top what rakim and KRS-One, people haven't heard illmatic I guess
Wow, this site is full of teenyboppers and Eminem fan boys, huh. Nas is the illest and took a poop on Jay Z. Eminem would look at this list and puke. So would 2Pac.

6Lupe Fiasco
A true artist who can be both mainstream and underground, easily the best of the new century with two quality albums and even lasers being his worst was a dope album along with cole world
He never made a song without a positive message. Case closed
lupe is a beast! Im a big fan of hip-hop and this guy is what is all about. He has killer metaphores and one of the sickest flows EVER!
[Newest]His words are powerful

The greatest rapper alive, T.I. he has developed through out time. The way that he doesn't join anyone ands stands for himself makes him one of the greatest ever in hip-hop. Lots of rappers these days are trying to copy T.I. 's swag and style, but just can't because there is only one true King in the game, T.I. king of the South!
T.I. is the greatest rapper ever! He spits sick lyrics and can murder anyone in a rap battle. King of the South forever!
T.I. is probably one of the only rappers that are the truth and you don't get tired of listening to his music.

8Snoop Dogg
He is the best rapper ever

950 Cent
He is the sole person on this list except maybe lil wayne that I can say is a gangster! This is the only rapper I can say has his own game. He is a scary guy. His voice is deep and original sound. He has many hits so I am just going to name a few. His most famous are "Candy Shop" and "In the Club. "


How can lil Wayne be better than 50? Get rich or die tryin and the massacre is classic lil Wayne's only good song is drop the world
He should be higher in the list honestly 50 cent is a great artist who can do any type of rap with his nice slow flow and he had get rich or die trying and he's still puttn out great music like my life, major distribution, and new day just too name a few.

10The Game
He has proved he can do gangster rap, hip hop and everything between em. He is original and not afraid to say what he wants. So many thought he was done after he left Aftermath then, BOOM Doctor's Advocate. CLASSIC
Anyway, most of decent rap roots before the 2000's, but game is for sure one the last real one on the scene
The Game respects the roots of hip hop more than every rapper today

The Contenders

11Young Jeezy

clearly the 2nd or 3rd best of 200 check his hit rap sheet
Nelly is better than young jeezy, should be number 9.

13Andre 3000/Big Boi
Andre 3000 is 1 of the top 5 rappers of all time.... not top 5 in how many album sales a person has or how hot a rapper is but top 5 best lyricists and rhymes
During 2004-06, they were one of if not THE best of that time, and still have it in them
Their songs are catchy, have great flow, and the lyrics are actually meaningful. I enjoy the different qualities of sound their songs have, so they all differ from one another.

14Royce da 5'9
Should be in the top 10 he raps with eminem and they formed Bad meets Evil. He has great lyrics as well and has a good flow.

15Dr. Dre

16Mike Shinoda
best rapper wether be in the linkin park songs or his fort minor ones, his songs has brought an attitude era. he is the best.....
Living legend as good as any rapper can be
Best rapper ever along with Eminem...

17Kendrick Lamar
Should be way higher. Hands down has the best flows, lyrics, wordplay, and production of this generation.
Kendrick Lamar is the new frontman of hip hop, next to J cole
Thanks to Kendrick lyricists are back!

18Tech N9ne
He should be higher then Lil Wayne. Wayne sucks

Should be way higher than 12th. Much better than The Game.
The Way I see it:
1. Rick Ross
2. Eminem
3. Drake
4. Kanye West
5. Lil Wayne
6. Jay Z'
7. Big Sean
8. Wale
9. Nelly
10. T-Pain.
Drake the ugly best rapper of our generation

20Immortal Technique


I love all songs and I want to see on 01 rank

23Norm Ender
Greatest Turk rapper


24Kid Cudi
Definitely top ten material
No doubt, he should have a place somewhere in the top ten.
Definitely should be higher up on this list. Cudi speaks truth about his hardships while most rappers *cough cough* Lil' Wayne, just rap about nothing. That is what got Eminem number one on this list because he's real about what he says and doesn't give a crap.

25Rick Ross
Rick Ross is the best rapper there is, he has a golden voice and his lyrics can't be competed with

26Juicy J

27Machine Gun Kelly
He is an inspiration to too many people!
MGK has changed my life he is a great rapper and deserves more respect then this this is all junk MGK needs to be number 1

28Mos Def

29Busta Rhymes
Busta Rhymes is the best. He has the best lyrics and is one of the fastest rappers alive.

Seriously where is DMX on this list everyone is a fan of his killer voice and beats this decade has been a great chance for him to show how good he is, don't mess with the dog!
DMX? Voice, style, flow, life. Everything in one person. You wanna hear a good rap? Vote for DMX. It's all. If you are dog, you are dog 4 life. !
X should be. 1.



Up their wit meek mill clearly better den big sean and mgk

34Wiz Khalifa
He should be higher


He should be in the charts! He's dope af!

great rapper, better singer



38Tinie Tempah

39ASAP Rocky

40Chance The Rapper

41Fred Durst

42Lil Boosie
Lil boosie is the hardest rappers out here noo one can freestyle better than him and he talks about stuff that happen to him not fake stuff
Boy I tell you when you hear his song its like you got to get love him

43Soulja Boy


45Flo Rida


47Lil Steph

48Theophilus London

49Anybody Killa
He raps from his heart in all the songs I've heard. Not to mention, he continues the name of the Juggalos in a new native American style. He has rhythm, great beats, and a skill, despite a lisp, that matches the best.


51Kelvin Jones

He should be in top rappers that came out 2000s

Just listen to "100 bars" enough said..

54Mac Miller
How is Malcolm not on the list?! He's redesigned the game!

55Meek Mill
Meek mill is one of the hardest rappers out here noo one can freestyle better than him and he talks about stuff that happen to him not fake stuff

56Brotha Lynch Hung


58Rich Homie Quan
Every song is a hit

59Sagopa Kajmer

Iranian rappers are the best.


62Tyler, The Creator
Changed the game, most creative rapper to ever live.

63Earl Sweatshirt
Top 5 lyrical rapper of all time, should be in top 5 of 2000's.


65Nicki Minaj
She is great I love her music please be respectful of my opinion we all have our own music fantasy enjoy.
Love her to death

66Pusha T

67Big Sean

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