Best Hip-Hop Artists of the 21st Century

Top 10 list of the greatest artists of the 21st century, from the 2000s to today's date.

The Top TenXW

1Kendrick LamarV1 Comment
2J. ColeJermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer.V1 Comment
3Kanye 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.V1 Comment
4G-EazyGerald Earl Gillum, better known by his stage name G-Eazy, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Oakland, California.V1 Comment
5Lil' Wayne
6DrakeAubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
7Big SeanSean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan.
8EminemEminem, 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.

Better than everybody except Kendrick Lamar

9Immortal TechniqueFelipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru.
10Tech N9ne ...read more.

The Contenders

11HopsinMarcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California.
12R.A. the Rugged Man
13Death Grips
14Kid CudiScott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.
15Tinie Tempah
16Ces Cru
17iMayday!
18Brotha Lynch Hung
19Royce da 5'9"Ryan Daniel Montgomery, better known by his stage name Royce da 5'9", is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan.
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