Best Rappers of 2013

Best up and coming rappers or rappers who are still making music. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Eminem should allways be on the time of the best rapper list.
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!
[Newest]No doubt no wonder he wrote the song RAP GOD. 😙

2Kendrick 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
[Newest]A god, both lyrically and in terms of production quality.

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 fresher rapper who hit the top of his rhyme and has a good way to phrase. For me Gus,
He is the best in the world
[Newest]Drake is a very skilled rapper. No one does it quite like him. I love you Drake!

4J. Cole
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
Please tell me how j cole is #6? I'm going to break down the list with people that are supposedly above himm.. No wayy is lil Wayne over him he didn't do anything in 2013 no album few features nothing special who the hell is #4 keep it in the us please! Now I like drake but I believe j cole was stronger likeeise wit kendrick born sinner was the best album in my book it was real diverse and he did it himself! He didn't feature but only 2 artists that's what sets him apart and em is great but I just feel like he had a down year compared to his previod years

Lyrically cole is one of the best artists in the game his flow is on another level and born sinner proved it best artist of 2013
[Newest]Best rapper out right now in the category of lyrical content

5Lil Wayne
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
[Newest]Lil Wayne is the best! People stay hating on him, well a course broke people would. Get ya money up!

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 terrible rapper he's for white people that think they know rap but don't even know a single song by 2pac, eminem is a way better rapper. Macklemore only had a handful of hits, eminem had dozens
[Newest]Fast, sends good messages, and has great raps

7Sagopa Kajmer
King of The Turkish Rap
I like to Sagopa and songs like this!
Not just 2013. Sagopa Kajmer is best rapper of ALL TIME!
[Newest]He has amazing lyrics

8Kanye West
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
[Newest]Although he is a jerk. He is also one of the best rappers in history

9Jay Z
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.
Jay z is nice
Its J-Hova for Gods sake. The Godfather of rap
[Newest]Hov is the best! Listen to My First Song and vote again.

10Wiz Khalifa
He's just the man
He is so great rapper
Him and Kendrick Lamar are tied in my eyes
[Newest]No one understands how hard he works for him self and taylor gang

The Contenders

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

12ASAP Rocky
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"
Because he is the best
Asap rocky should be in front of machine gun Kelly and hospin
[Newest]Every Single Track is awesome, because he had a Killer flow.

Can't deny he is the best rapper. The best lyrical rapper.
Can't mad here lil Wayne.. Lil Wayne is whack
Nas the best rapper alive
[Newest]Greatest of all time

He is an amazing rapper!
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?!
The man! Dope shoe game as well
[Newest]Two words... No Hands

His song are cool "headband"
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

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.
For real Wayne should not even be on here, rappers like hopsin is should be at the top 5, didn't yall listen to ill mind 5 DAMN greatest rapper (its yo boy kirky juice)

17Machine Gun Kelly
This guy is beyond wonderful, his new album black flag is wonderful, believe it or not since I started listening to him. I have gotten out of my depression some of his songs really speak to me, call him whatever you want I think he the best thing that I've come across
Okay first off, Black Flag was a mixtape. His only album is Lace Up, and he is working on his second album. 2nd of all, MGK can spit pretty fast, but he is not the fastest rapper of all time. I don't even think he tries to be.

He definitely is a very good musician and is starting to change the rap game. When time passes, he will go down as a legend. He has fans thatll stick with him no matter what, and his fanbase continues to grow. And he actually appreciates his fans more then most famous people, which is awesome.

Hang in there dude, more fame will come with time.
He is #1 to me his music speaks to mean and get me outta bad moods just gotta put his music on and I'm good. Can't wait to meet him.
[Newest]Mind of a stoner


19Tech N9ne
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?
[Newest]His lyrics are fierce and strong

20Rick Ross
The should be number 3
You re the best rapper
Mastermind is his second best album of all time. Needs to be higher on list

21Tyler, 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

22Meek Mill
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.
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"
[Newest]Meek will one day become the best rapper ever

2350 Cent
50 is garbage and poon!
Why is 50 Cent only at place 50? He's better then a lot of those wannabe rappers.
[Newest]He is the best alive rapper

24Lupe Fiasco
Intelligent man doing intelligent thought provoking lyrics that should be seen as the best working after the great Food and liquor 2 and his repairs to Kendrick and the game in SLR 2
This man should be in the top 10 for sure. REAL rap. He defines it. Period.
All of his albums are classics or going to be classics

25Earl Sweatshirt
He is the best rapper this year and he will continue to be as good a 2pac, nas, and biggie. People who can appreciate rap music will understand his lyrics are some of the best anyone as ever seen and his flow is spot on. You can not beat Earl Sweatshirt
Earl sweats undeniable flow is one of the best around this young rapper will be something to watch this year when doris drops
How is Lil Wayne, Macklemore, Kanye West, and Wiz Khalifa better rappers than Earl. His flow and vocab put them all to shame
[Newest]Earls Should actually be in the top 20 in 2014.

26Ace Hood
One of my favorites is bugatti
Ace is the best. His rap are real unlike a lot of other rappers
Should be top 5 at least
[Newest]Ace hood is the best rapper In the world


27Norm Ender
The king turkish rapper

28Honey Singh
Yo yo honey singh
Honey singh is the best
Honey singh is best rapper
[Newest]Best of all, bro. He will be world's top in 2014 to his deadline.

29Chance the Rapper
This kid should be at the top no lie
How is he not in top 10, at least 6 or 5
Best rapper of 2013

Logic will be on the top in 2014
How is Logic so low on the list? His mixtapes alone kill half this list! Real lyricist! Come on people wake up please...
Him and Kendrick will be running the game after Eminem is done. He's too good his mixtapes are better than lil waynes best albums
[Newest]Great flow great voice great lyrics. He deserves better

What is pitbull doing on this list, that bold white piece of crap
What the hell? Pitbull deserves a better place than least in top20! His creations are phenomenal...please vote!
Pitbull deserves the top 10
[Newest]At last he best of best but he is deserve in top10

322 Chainz
You are so awesome
He is the longest doesn't have the write style for rapping his flow sucks and doesn't really rym
2 Chainz is the top mc in the game right now.
His Music is just pure and he has the most dopest flow
Truly a True in Music

What why is he in 53rd place

34The Game
Still one of the realest rappers
He is simply the best
One of the best. has 20-30 Amazing songs

35Kid Ink
Kid Ink is one of the realest artist right now
MY Fave he's awesome
Amazing rapper. Plus, he is young so he is gonna get even better.

36Joey Badass
Better than 95% of these rappers...
Nicest rapper out of NY these days. Only kid in this genration who can hold his own against Kendrick
He is lyrical and has a nice flow
[Newest]Man he is ill.. Him and Freddie Gibbs are the best upcoming rappers..

37Busta Rhymes
The best & fastest rapper of the world!
Vote for him
One of the guys that make sure he make the best in a track and he is G O O D

I think tyga has more style than most rappers
I really like your rap
He gets no credit


[Newest]Tyga is awesome. He makes the best raps

Flow, Speed, Music, Lyrics- All are at Best for this Awesome Rapper.
Hats of man.
Best Asian Rapper..
Awesome man.. The best I've ever heard
Best rapper of all time.he deserves better place than dis at least top 25
[Newest]He is the coolest rapper

Ceza is the best rapper in the turkey...we love ceza so much..every time we come everywhere with him...
He is really fast when he is singing and you can still understand what his saying..:)
So fast so good.HE is the best
[Newest]He is the best in Turkey and he sings always great songs. Hi from Macedonia!

41Dizzy Wright
Dizzy always puts everything he has into his lyrics. He doesn't just talk about sex or money, but he talks about his struggles and how he deals with them. Lil Wayne is trash I have heard vacuums sound better than him...
Should be in the top 3 rappers of 2013
Should be way higher

42A$AP Rocky
He is one of the best

43Kid Cudi
I'm offended that he is this low and busta rhymes is above him! Busta rhymes has not been relevant since 2007.
Kid Cudi is at least top 20
It actually hurts to see cudi this low on the list. He's number 1 by far on my list.

44King Los
Way To Low! He Has The BEST Lyrics In The Game By Far Also Best Delivery, Structure And With A Crazy Flow! And The Best Freestyler Today. Way To Low
Best rapper alive. True lyricist. Only if he were popular.


46Chris Brown
Beast listen to look at me know
What, dude doesn't even rap in 90 % of his tracks.. Nas, jay z, Kendrick Lamar, Wayne, in no particular order... Then the rest.. And I haven't seen him yet but childish gambino should somewhere in the top 30... probably higher
Chris Brown! He ia amazing he can sing and dance and he's not only a rapper he is a singer. Amazing!

47Big Sean
Big sean is the best rapper because he can sing about anything and can change he's flow ever song
Big Sean is super bra
This is a bull list

48Mac Miller
Mac Miller has amazing flow, from the jukebox to WMWTSO he has changed a lot but all his music is most dope. Only 21 and killing the game, watch this guy, he'll make it to the top.
Mac is an artist more so than just a rapper. He is truly underrated but I think everyone knows he'll be at the top in just a matter of time.
His lyrics are great and his flow is amazing

49Childish Gambino
One of the best in the game, lyrically gifted. Deep and inspiring raps about everything. He's one to watch
Can't even Believe this guy isn't on this list honestly, I checked twice.. Have you heard freaks n geeks, my shine, heartbeat. He's on that new Hipster Hop wave and the new s**t is the good s**t... He isn't #1 in the world but he's at least in the top 20, lyrical genius go listen to his tracks.

50Chief Keef
Best artist of 2013.
Chief keef go hard

51Jarren Benton
Such speed, clean flows, attitude and general insanity, how could this dude be so low on this list?


53Slug (Atmosphere)

Ab-soul is part of black hippy which is really great! I love him!



He is a good rapper. He reps d street

58Kirko Bangz
Great rapper with song "Drank in my cup" great song should b at least top 30

59Lil Twist

60Gucci Mane
King of the south top 25
Gucci in Top 25 mann

You guys don't know music till you hear King Los. His mixtapes and albums are unique and should be in the Number One spot along with XV in Number Two spot

62French Montana
French montana is one of the best rappers out there
HE bring out a new unique style!
That haa makes him the bestt



65Immortal Technique
Immortal Technique Is The Best!

66Meco Nace

67Flo Rida

68Sansar Salvo
Sansar salvo Albert de salvo!
More full sense of Tupac

69Soroush Hichkas
He is great and best in Iran and world
He Is The Father of Persian Rap And He Is Best In The World♥♥♥
He is amazing... He has a very special voice...
[Newest]He is the best

70Freddie Gibbs
Freddie Gibbs is the best upcoming rapper along with Joey Bada$$.. Don't believe me? Listen to his album 'Piñata'..
Freddie Gibbs should be in the top ten...



73Action Bronson
Way underrated. That shiraz joint is tight!

74Aesop Rock
Sadly, very few people understand the lyricism and complexity Aesop Rock generates. He is abstract, but he is remarkably abstract.


M.I is supposed to be among the best ten.
M. I is d bast


I voted him to say, what is he doing in this list?! Psy, not a rapper but still, his music makes my ears bleed. He sucks!
Best rapper ever! Best in Korea, wow how is he not higher

Best rapper in Nigeria 2013 and Godfather of rap in Naija

80Mode XL

81Method Man

Best of Turkish Rapper.

I love Rhymeistein ♥

What common should be 15


84Lil Durk

85Rich Homie Quan
The best rapper ever listen to his new mixtape I will never stop


87Brother Ali

88P Money
Not to be confused with P-Money

Savage is the best rapper I have heard in my life. And Dawn Raid Entertainment is the record company to listen to!


91Lil B

92Ugly Heroes
Best rap album of the year. Bar none.

Best of Turkish Rapper

94ASAP Ferg
He puts in work and he had a good rap song this year and all the trending rappers made a song with him named 'WORK'
He's should be in the top20

95D Black
D Black born in Ghana, He is one of the best rapper in africa 2013
He's good in Ghana

96Styles P

97Hodgy Beats
Hodgy is one of the best rappers atm the way he raps and delivers his flow is like no other he deserves to be higher along with his fellow crew members earl and tyler.

98Left Brain

He is the most know Christian rapper there is. He definitely has the talent to compete with these guys. He is just an awesome guy, though he is often over looked because of his lyrics.
Lecrae is awesome! His lyrics is the best and his songs are just great

100George Watsky

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