Best Rappers of 2013

Best up and coming rappers or rappers who are still making music.

The Top Ten

1 Eminem Eminem Eminem, 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 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time . In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with ...read more.

You always have to respect slim shady. Opened the rap genre to so many listeners. His next album will be quality.

Eminem was beast as soon as he started out, and is still beast today.
You have to respect him no matter if you like him or not, if he is offensive
Or not, he is better than anyone else! I am 12 years old!

Eminem is the best rapper I have ever heard. He is my inspiration. His music has helped me through so much during my life. His rapping influences me and makes me want to become a rapper myself. My favorite song of his is 25 to life. And Eminem is to me, the sexiest rapper alive.

Let's look at all of the people in the top 10: Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Drake, Kanye West, Macklemore, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, A$AP Rocky, and TI.

More than half of the top ten are mediocre to trash. The top 3 are good. Drake has never been a good rapper except in Forever. Yeezus was an absolute disaster. Macklemore should've been higher. Lil Wayne hasn't made a good song since 2011. Magna Carta Holy Grail was mediocre. A$AP Rocky is hopeless at this point. TI was in Blurred Lines. - WonkeyDude98

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2 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar

Listen to good kid maad city with skits and how the songs tie in and tell me otherwise

All Hail King Kendrick freshest rapper ever his flow is great and this lyrics are too deep for the ordinary rap fan

The tupac of this generation! Hands down best rapper of 2013

King kunta is the strongest among all these music craves and slaves...Lyrically powerful..my brother from another mother
and greatest inspiration

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3 J. Cole J. Cole Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer.

One of the most lyrical, deepest rappers of 2013, just listen to his newest album "Born Sinner" to see what I mean

J. Cole should be right behind Eminem. he song lyrics have meaning and talk about struggles of the African American men and women in their communities. he does have some songs that are about money and girls but that's why he shouldbe number two cause Eminem doesn't play and his rap is about real life and tough situations. not being hooked on drugs like it is a good thing

Him, Kendrick, Chance, Childish and everyone else are changing the game. If you don't like it, go listen to older stuff. Yes, Em and all these old school guys are still dope, but the game is changing and new faces are emerging. If anyone can even compete with Kendrick right now, its cole

Cole and Kendrick spit bars on every album

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

Drake shows talent in every song, not only in his voice, but also in his lyrics. He transmits so much energy, deepness and heart. He is special because no other rapper shows or rap their perspective and sense of life that Drakes shows. Drake you are my idol because you are the best example of being unique and following your oun heart no matter what others tell you. Thank you

King of hip hop today, when I say this I mean he is the most complete rapper we have today, Kendrick may be more of a pure MC, but doesn't have the perfect balance drake has to make commercial radio hits and still be a lyricist of meaning and purpose, This guys has been able to make the most number 1 rap singles in history in just 4 years. From stage performance to club presence to radio dominance and still remaining lyrically, this guy is at the top. Kanye told us its Drake season, he want lying.

Artistically speaking, Drake is probably number 1 Hip Hop artist today in the music industry along with Kanye, but he is not the king of Hip Hop. I think the king of Hip-Hop should be the best RAPPER out, skill-wise, MCing, and I think we can all agree that the best today is Kendrick.

Drake is a lyrical genius, hence he is always killing rappers career, all I can say is Nothing Was The Same September 17! It's going to be a classic and a memorable day in hip hop history

There is a higher human connection to his words than other rappers. Whatever mood he got ya.

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5 Macklemore Macklemore Ben Haggerty, known by his stage name Macklemore and formerly Professor Macklemore, is an American singer and songwriter from Seattle, Washington.

We can all relate to Macklemore's songs. Unlike other rappers his songs have meanings. He will always be number 1 in my mind and many people all over the nation.

Mack is the dopest of em all. He beats are fresh and unique. His lyrics capture and inspire the listeners. Ryan Lewis is a gnarly producer. King macklemore is the best

Macklemore is a beast. Opening new ground for rap (Thrift Shop is almost mocking mainstream rap), having some pretty awesome lyrics, knowing how to get people pumped up, an amazing sense of humor, and an awesome producer. He may not have the best flow or rhymes, but he makes up for it with inanely good lyrics and beats. - WonkeyDude98

Didn't he die of dysentery last year? Or get shot by a cop... One of the two anyway

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6 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye 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.

Kanye's creativity is matched by none. He is more than just a rapper but an artist whether it be his music, video visuals or even his eye for fashion there is no competition, eminem is great and one of the best but way over rated.

He's very clever with what he do with his rap. I enjoy his style. Nice. I public he say crazy things. But that's him.

Kanye is a beast, musically the only rapper to change the game completely

Although he is a jerk. He is also one of the best rappers in history

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7 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne 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.

Lil weezy Was born to be a rapper to people is a hobby but for him it's what his life, rapping to him is his way of talking, he is an idol to those who love rap, his punch-lines are just too good on one can touch them and they make total sense unlike other rappers

Multi platinum albums sold in row

Lil Wayne got free style, he is much more inspired than the others and so he has got what it takes to be a rapper

Lil Wayne gets hated on a lot and I think that its bull because Lil Wayne is one of the greatest rappers. I see people hating on him on Facebook and its just ignorant !

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8 Jay Z Jay Z Shawn 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 king of rap since 1990 and the 2nd oldest in the game shawn is the most famous rapper and ritchest married to pop star beyonce on of the biggest singer in the world and hottest stars and jay-z is friends with tons of rapper and famous basket ball player and is an enemy to the game who has been in the game for 11 years and jay-z has been in the game for around 24 years and is currently 44 years old and is enemy to birdman who came around 1998 so not as long.

He should be among the top 5. somebody fix this list

Jay Z is the best rapper
He should be in Top 5

Hov is the best! Listen to My First Song and vote again.

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9 ASAP Rocky ASAP Rocky Rakim Mayers, better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Harlem, New York.

A$AP needs to be top 15 his lines are so catchy with modern rap fans. While he goes hard in his verses, he also gets funny with some lyrics and he opens up one of the best rap songs of our generation, "f***** problem"

So much more talented and better then Macklemore. He should be in front of Macklemore

Every Single Track is awesome, because he had a Killer flow.

Should be top 5

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10 Sagopa Kajmer

I like to Sagopa and songs like this!

Not just 2013. Sagopa Kajmer is best rapper of ALL TIME!

SAGOPA KAJMER is number one rapper the world - ylcndmk

Don't speak Turkish but this Brotha can flow. I like it Yo!

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The Contenders

11 T.I. T.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.

Besides jay Z... He is the only one that still raps about songs that people can connect to... No one can really see him in the booth...

Tip should be in the top five of this list period in what kendrick doing down there?

I still to this day can't belive how underrated he is. He should be in the top 3, he got the swag, flow, lyrical talent, what more can you ask.

Long live the king

His ability to keep his street style and still connect with non hip hop lovers.. This guy is just the best.. I rate him number 1

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12 Wiz Khalifa Wiz Khalifa Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor.

Him and Kendrick Lamar are tied in my eyes

I respect wiz, he rhymes is amazing

Cameron Is a real good rapper he is the best.

No one understands how hard he works for him self and taylor gang

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13 Nas Nas Nasir 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.

Can't deny he is the best rapper. The best lyrical rapper.

Can't mad here lil Wayne.. Lil Wayne is whack

The greatest rapper to ever live in my opinion cause of his lyricism. Also has an impact on ppls lives. Best ever!

Greatest of all time

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14 B.o.B B.o.B Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., better known by his stage name B.o.B, is an American recording artist and music producer from Decatur, Georgia.

I think B.O. B's Underground Luxury is one of the best albums of all time. Straight up.

He is a awesome rapper I like the song airplanes by B.O. B

B.O. B is not only a rapper he is also a poet

He is so cool! I love nothing' on you!

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15 Wale

Wale is so dope. He needs to be up there with J. Cole

Wale is the beat rapper in #MMG and he should be in the top 5, and what the hell is Lil Tunechi doing in the top 3?!

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16 Hopsin Hopsin Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California.

Lil Wayne should not be on this list, nor should Drake. Hopsin should be higher, Joey Bada$$ should be able to fit in somewhere in this list and most of all, Dizzy Wright should. There is some really whack rappers on this list.

Great rapper, has been improving since he started, His first album Raw (2010) was great and knock madness will be on of the best releases of the year for sure, and his whole crew is great.

One of my favorite rappers at the time, he can be funny and also get a message across. Rap needs more people like Hopsin, he's been through some stuff with Ruthless but now he's doing good with his own record label. Single handedly one of the best, Lil Wayne shouldn't even be on this list. Hopsin should be at the top of this list, Eminem is over-rated.

Hopsin is on the rap game to kill, take over and rule. He lead the list

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17 Meek Mill

Drake meek mill an Kendrick Lamar are the best but I had to go with meek milly because he has the best flow and he was 14 he should have been 1 2 or3

"meek mill is the realist rapper out"

Meek Is One I The Hardest Rappers to Do It I Would Know From Living In Delaware And Getting Every Mixtape That Dropped. Meek Is The Only One Who Can Really Say " Started From The Bottom " Everyone Talks About How He Just Raps About Money, Chains, Cars, Watches, etc. Why wouldn't He. Meek Came From Nothing To Being One Of The Most Known Rappers Alive And I Hope To Be A Rapper On DreamChasers Label To Shine Like Him.

Meek will one day become the best rapper ever

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18 Tech N9ne Tech N9ne ...read more.

The best rapper I have ever heard of. He has such a unique flow and his lyrics are meaningful. He is like a storyteller while rapping but also is known for rapping really fast with amazing flow. No one around like him. Best ever. Technician for life.

Tech and his entire label are the kings of rap music. They rap about so much more than money, cars, women and other material possessions. Tech tells a story and they way he words his lyrics is so unique compared to any other rapper out there right now.

He is the best rapper alive. If you actually go through and listen to all of his music, you will actually see that he is a better lyricist than anyone else. Better on stage. Annunciates every word perfectly regardless of how quickly he double times the beat. GET OUT OF YOUR MAINSTREAM BUBBLE and listen to it! No one can even compete! Why do yall think eminem wont collaborate with him?

His lyrics are fierce and strong

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19 Ludacris Ludacris Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor.
20 Tyler, the Creator Tyler, the Creator

I love tyler because he's just crazy and makes awesome music. Its different than a lot of other artists and has good flow

This dude must be in first place!

He's just different and y'all should learn to appreciate his stuff c'mon... Should be around 10

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