Best Rappers of 2012

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21The GameJayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game, is an American rapper and actor. He was born on November 29, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. Game spent most of his childhood in foster care (up until high school) even though he knew all of his brothers and sisters. Since 2002, Game more.

His Jesus piece album is arguably the best rap album of 2012
And I know what you all thinking what about nas's life is good, kendrick lamar's good kid maad city
Believe me when you listen to this album you'l forget about those others
I wasnt a big fan of the game until this album
I mean yes I have listened to his previous albums but this was what brought me really close to his music

22Earl Sweatshirt
23HopsinMarcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California.

Is probably the only rapper that isn't in the rap game trying to rap about what everyone els is, he's trying to make his own flow'

Only rapper out there who still boasts a positive message and has a killer flow to match

How is hopsin behind as many people as he is? He has potential to be a legend and he's behind Makelmore, Minaj, and 2chainz what?

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25Waka Flocka FlameJuaquin James Malphurs, better known by his stage name Waka Flocka Flame or simply Waka Flocka, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia.

Another rapper who people hate on because he is different and new, shows us that he really is the king of the trap with an album, triple f life: fans, friends & family, and an even better mixtape, salute me or shoot me 4 (banned from america. )

Waka is 1 of the top 10 rappers from the south

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26J Cole

The modern day Tupac or Nas. Much like both of this legendary mcs his songs go beyond rap. He tells stories: listen to Warm Up and Friday Night Lights to see for your self.

27Lupe FiascoWasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. He also performs as the frontman of rock band Japanese Cartoon more.

Is hard to believe this guy is in his 30s, but he's been around for a while. Lupe might be the most underrated rapper all time when you think of how great he is. The guy is incredibly lyrical, some his best songs are Kick Push, Daydreaming, and Hip hop save my life.

28Chris BrownChristopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in more.

Not 26th position am expecting 2nd or 6th position

Chris Brown should be in top 5 not top 40 who ever did this you is dum - London33

29Kid CudiScott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.

Kid cudi is good and One of the top
Tens listen to Man on the moon best álbum ever

30Big K.R.I.T.Justin Scott, better known by his stage name Big K.R.I.T., is an American rapper and record producer from Meridian, Mississippi.

Big K.R.I.T. combines todays dirty south rap sound with some older sounding southern rap and makes something worth the while, live from the underground.

Is hard to believe how underrated the guy is, he's one of the better rappers to come about in the last three years or so. He's best work includes Krit wuz here and Live from the underground.

31HichkasSorush Lashkary (born May 10, 1985) better known by his stage name Hichkas (Persian: Hiĉkas - هیچکس‎‎; meaning "Nobody") is an Iranian rapper from Tehran. Hichkas is considered as one of pioneers of "Persian Rap" and "Persian Urban music.V4 Comments
32Ace Hood

You just gotta love his delivery and what his rap tells. You just gotta love Ace Hood I tell ya

With three mixtapes out this year, ace unveals plans for a brand new album next year. Ace shows us why he really is the motovation of hustlers around the globe.

Ace hood is good even thought I picked rick ross I loved the song called buggati

33Nicki 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. more.

I love her best she is good in rapping

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34Flo RidaTramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American hip hop recording artist from Carol City, Florida.

He's the best
He makes old songs into awesome and makes meaningful raps

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His Album Thousand Thoughts was the Best Selling Asian Rap Album according to Flipkart.
The flow, music and lyrics of his songs in the album were uncomparable.
He Also performed in Coke Studio, becoming the 1st Rap artist to do so. - kavyakaur

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No one makes better songs than future.. Future is the hottest thing in antlanta ever since Gucci mane.. Come join bricksuad future please


He's unbeatable should at least be in the top 3

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39Gucci ManeV1 Comment
40AkonAliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.
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