Best Rappers of the '90s

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The Top Ten

1
Tupac Shakur
R.I.P ghetto king of rap, 2pac stays in my heart forever, no rapper poured as much emotion and compassion into lyrics and delivery as makavelli.
Tupac Is the greatest rapper in all history.
Hitem'up, Thug luv, Troublesome 96', Ghost, California love, Dear mama, Soon As I Get home, Untouchables. And His Very Close Friend or They Call him Tupacs Cousin. Yaki Kadafi. R.I.P Both.
R.I.P. Tupac Shakur. You are missed. Great albums like 2pacalypse Now, Me Against The World, and Thug Life.
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2Notorious B.I.G.
Lyrical talent, complex rhyme schemes, uncompromising flow, and frankly one of the deepest back stories makes Biggie the best rapper ever.
The Notorious Biggie Smalls in my eyes is Number 1. To me his a legend that will live forever in the hip hop world. Nobody has inspired me like B.I. G has, the flow, the raps, stories, background and of course the persona that the legend had. Biggie, your my idol, rest in peace my hero, One Love
Just listen to dead wrong you'll know why
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3Nas
Nas holds the greatest hip hop album of all time in Illmatic. He also holds several other classics in Stillmatic, It Was Written, and The Lost Tapes. God's Son and Life Is Good are also excellent albums that will at some point be up for discussion as classics. No other MC has managed to rhyme at this level after being in the game so long. His lyrics are both technically impressive, as well as being incredibly creative. (Fetus, Rewind) At this point, Nas should be in every head's top 3 MC's of all time.
Best rapper ever and best rap album songs like halftime ny state of mind all classics
Powerful lyrics, I can, on mic, best songs eva.
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4Eazy-E
The Godfather of Gangsta Rap, Eazy E is greatest.
He may not of written his lyrics, but the way he rapped them and the sound of his voice and the music is why I vote Eazy
Crazy eazy e 3
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5Ice Cube
Best rapper ever because he is in the best rappers of all time al. L least I think so N.W. A the Lench Mob Etc...
Completely original, still doing it too.
Best rapper out of them all, realest of them all. No other rapper can compete with cube cept pac big and nas
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6Eminem
Always the best, doesn't matter that his super fame came in the 2000's, The Marshall Mathers Lp was the second best rap album of all time, recovery is the 1st, Eminem rules ever decennia
Will always be #1 End of discussion!
Is the best always will
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7Dr. Dre
Dre is the king of gangsta rap beats. I don't think anyone has ever made better beats then him, especially in his songs "Still Dre" "Forgot about Dre" and "Xxplosive".
"pioner of the rap scene"
I think that dr. Dre I better than any of the people in here and I love his betes
Josh blacklaw
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8Snoop Dogg
Snoop doggy dogg dropped doggystyle a major sick album! Why ain't he ahead of AZ?!?!
Doogystyle is the best he should be number 1 with dr dre I think he is better than biggie and tupac

9Big L
Big L is one of the best rappers of all time. If it weren't for his life ending early he would have continued to influence the rap world for years to come. Some of the fastest flows around

Big L RIP
pure talent! Lifestylez ov the Poor and Dangerous is one of the best rap albums ever made! just NY repping hip hop at its best with no crap track!
It's so amusing for me to see that "Big L" is not in the top tens. :/
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10Jay-Z
Are you guys all stupid? Reasonable doubt was flawless and one of the best rap albums ever made along with illmatic, ready to die and all eyes on me. Jay should be easily top 3 if not number one. There's no way in hell canibus, puffy, snoop and so many more should be above jay
Jay z should be in the top 10 Em is one of the best but he only released one album in the 90s and it was 1999 so he shouldn't be on here
Jay-z should be at least three or four.. You gotta be kidding me #10?

The Contenders

11The D.O.C.
You can't sleep on The D.O.C., he had flow back in the day and was before his time! He had substance, flow, and bomb beats. Believe that.

12LL Cool J
Better than all! Still Balling!
He is the best rapper of all time and is cool and he is also ll

13Canibus

14AZ
AZ is one of the most underrated and under appreciated rappers ever. It's hard to believe that Dre and Eminem beat him on this list. Tsk tsk
For sure the best that never seemed to make it big

15Raekwon

16Puffy Combs

17MC Ren

18Ghostface Killah

19OutKast
They are probably the best rap group from the south and with albums such as Aquemini and ATLiens in the 90's they proved that. They were extremely influential and ahead of their time and they should at least deserved to be mentioned when speaking of the "Golden Age" of hip hop. When it comes to rap, Andre 3000 was an amazing MC in the 90's and Big Boi was very good as well. Although they are a duo, you should at least add one, and if not both, for they are true pioneers of the Dirty South.
Some of the sickest beats definitely should be up at the top above jay z songs like players ball and southernplaysticcadilacmuzik were amazing songs. Thank you Big Boi and Andre for the real rap you and wu tang are my favorites
I cannot belive they are this far down. Some of the best lyrics you will ever find. I am very dissapointed.
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20Cypress Hill

21Redman

22Lil Kim

23Common
By the way Redman is 11 origionally
-AceOfThrones

24Zack De la Rocha

25GZA
He ain't called the genus for nothing. This man is a lyrical genius, he has the right voice, the right flow, and sick beats, love that classic new york accent. Easily top 3.

26Lil Wayne
Get this douche off this list he doesn't deserve it

27Busta Rhymes
THIS NIQQA BE SEXY

28Mobb Deep

29Paris

30Big Pun

31Method Man
Method man was the first member of the wu tang to make the first solo album called TICAL he has to be at least close to the top 10

32Diddy

3350 Cent

34Q-Tip

35MF DOOM
Just remember ALL CAPS when you spell the mans name

36Foxy Brown

37Black Thought

38Kurupt

39Guru

40Jeru the Damaja

41Kid Frost

42Jadakiss

43Mr. Capone-E
One of the best chicano rappers of the 90s

44Mos Def

45Talib Kweli

46Inspectah Deck

47Treach

48Posdnuos

49Bun B

50Biz Markie

51Blueprint

52Coolio

53Z-Ro

54Mystikal

55Juvenile

56Kool G Rap
THE BEST RAPPER PERIOD...

57Vanilla Ice

58Andre 3000

59Lauryn Hill

60Prodigy

61Rakim
Rakim's word play and near and inner rhymes really pulled him out from any other rapper into one of the best. Even with his latest album in 2006, he still rules the M.I. C
What Rakim should be top 4.

62DMX
Two albums in 6 months.

Nobody did that

63Wu Tang Clan

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