Top 10 Best Rappers of the 2000s
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! - theDARKSTAR
It's clearly Eminem for the 2000s but some of these comments are stupid. Recovery is not better than any albums before Relapse and it's close between Relapse and Recovery.V 41 Comments
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) - Cbs5612
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
He was okay back when he first started but COME ON, THIS GUY IS NOT ONE OF THE BEST. You can argue all you want who is but it's certainly not Lil Wayne.
The best rapper everV 12 Comments
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 - xXLennyKingXx
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 - xXLennyKingXx
Saying Kanye West is better than Jay Z is like saying Mace Windu is better than YodaV 5 Comments
Kanye West is recognized not only by the rap game but by singers worldwide!
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.
Words can't even describe Kanye's skill in his craft.V 8 Comments
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.
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.
Haha? 12? He should be up top what rakim and KRS-One, people haven't heard illmatic I guess
Just watch Illmatic and you will have so much respect for him, he's a great rapper who speaks the language of the struggles in Ny, and street life, and his own mother and father he is amazing.No dispute.V 7 Comments
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!V 2 Comments
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. " - Cbs5612
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.
Dre brought him up, now he's doing great by himself
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 probably one of the only rappers that are the truth and you don't get tired of listening to his music.
No doubt the greatest rapper ever Period!
T.I. is clearly the best between 2003-2009!V 5 Comments
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
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.
During 2004-06, they were one of if not THE best of that time, and still have it in them
clearly the 2nd or 3rd best of 200 check his hit rap sheet
Nelly is better than young jeezy, should be number 9.
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 Game and Nas are the best rappers as well as papoose.V 1 Comment
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.
The only person besides eye-kyu who could out rap Eminem in the same track
Should be way higher. Hands down has the best flows, lyrics, wordplay, and production of this generation.
His music actually serves a purpose, and edifies those who he intends on reaching. The dude is inspiring...
Kendrick Lamar is the new frontman of hip hop, next to J cole
He's this generation's 2pac.V 3 Comments
He should be higher then Lil Wayne. Wayne sucks
Has meaning. Way better then Lil Wayne
Drake the ugly best rapper of our generation
Should be way higher than 12th. Much better than The Game.
The Way I see it:
1. Rick Ross
4. Kanye West
5. Lil Wayne
6. Jay Z'
7. Big Sean
Nah, I respect opinions but I've seen better.
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...
The only rapper who does not sing for money and sex
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