10 Best Rappers of 2009


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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 ...read more.

Coukie, you need to shut the hell up, who are you to say Eminem does not deserve first place, you have no damn right to say that. I like Lil' Wayne but just 3 things what I don't like about him
1. His damn raspy voice, it was better when he didn't have that rasp like in The Carter.
2. He sometimes doesn't make sense.
3. He is the only person who would rhyme ass with ass...
but you can say Lil' Wayne is better than Eminem because it does not matter, thats your opinion.

Eminem has already been classed as a legend in the rap world and he's still at large with Royce the 5'9. His Recovery album was the best selling album in the U.S.A last year. It's because he connects with his fans in ways that can't be explained

I think Beautiful was the best rap song, probably the best song of 2009. Relapse wasnt the same caliber of his other albums, but it is good to see hes back

Best rapper alive, lyrical genius, the king of rap.

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2Lil WayneDwayne 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 ...read more.

:-D and shut up eminem does not deserve it wayne does...
where the hell has eminem been in the past couple of years?
exactly.. (not to diss him because he is good just not better than wayne)
Wayne has been working his ass off so shut up with all that - Coukie

Wayne was the best rapper since early 2000's-09

no rapper comes close to lil waynes status. - jman16

3Kid Cudi Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.

Kid is one of the best rappers of the 2000's no doubt. If you don't respect the Cudi you can't be a rap fan.

He's a real, everyone can relate behind doors even if they are too scared to show the world their loneliness

The most human and relatable of all these "rappers". Cudi isn't just a musician, he's a philosopher.

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.

The countdown is of 2009, not of all time. Relapse sucked, and lil wayne only came out with rebirth which was even worse. The BLueprint 3 was amazing.

5Kanye 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.
6T.I.Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., better known by his stage names T.I. and Tip, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Atlanta, Georgia.

T.I. is sick! This is why hip-hop is still alive.T.I. is the best and will always be. Better than Lil Wayne. He can kill Lil Wayne in a rap battle.

Greatest rapper in the game.T.I. can murder anyone in a rap battle. 10 times better than Lil Wayne. King of the South!

This is why hip-hop is still alive.T.I. is doing amazing in the game. No othe rapper can beat T.I. he keeps it real in his lyrics and will always be the greatest ever. King of the South!

Paper trail, enough said...

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7DrakeAubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

drake is the illest rapper of all times... he is gonna take the throne in the next 2 years... don't say I neva told ys'll

This guy is great he has a good voice the best rapper who can also sing, Thank later is his best album so far

He is so good his songs are sick. His song over is the best but he has many more good songs he sould be ranked 1. Right after Lil Wayne

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8LudacrisChristopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor.
9Krayzie Bone

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He only dropped the best album of the year with Boy Meets World. The Ecology and When She Calls are two of the best songs I have ever heard. Very slept on artist.

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11NasNasir 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.

I would say one mic owned ever album, no matter how many platinums you've got

12Bizzy Bone
14Layzie Bone
15Nicki MinajNicki Minaj is an American rapper / pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe". Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. ...read more.
16Gucci Mane
17Young Jeezy
1850 CentCurtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, record, film, and television producer.
19New Boyz
20RaekwonCorey Quontrell Woods, better known by the stage name Raekwon, is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
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