Top Ten Rappers of the 21st Century


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he's unstoppable once he puts his mind 2 it he says the most amazing things that sound crazy but it makes sence not 1 rapper would go head up with him with out getten there feelings hurt eminem will get on you about anything hair shoes anything
Eminem is the Best he always does what ever he can to stay on top Hes "" THE KING OF RAP "" not only the 21st century but forever
Hes the best rapper out there, has so many top songs its crazy,
his best song is either No love ft. lil wayne or when im gone!
check him out, the best there is by far!
k bye.
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2Kanye West
Kanye creates new music, something not heard before and that's what makes him so good. His albums also feature lots of levels of different emotions and his music is good for almost every occasion. His life is also pretty interesting with lots of scandals and he has lots of talents like fashion etc. He is the best rapper/artist of the high art of the 21st century.
Kanye West is not just able to give exciting and mainstream music but is able to interchge his voice making each song different and every other album better than its predeccesor
Kanye had some of the best rap albums of the 21st century, MBDTF was groundbreaking, graduation and college dropout was great as well.
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350 Cent
50 should Be in The top 10 because he been running hip hop from 02-07 and has arguably 2 classic albums with one of them being the highest debut in hip hop. He also has sold like over 30 million records worldwide and has accoplished what jay and diddy have in a shorter period with less material and last but not least he has won almost every beef he has been in if 50 cent ain't a hip hop legend I don't know who is!
50 made a huge impact on hip-hop. he destroyed more careers than any other rapper and made others succesful such as The Game. He maybe isn't the most talented rapper, but the most successful one. And theres a reason why he's so successful, its cuz he's really good.
waidy from MIA!
50 cent is one of the best rappers of the 21st century because he's invented he've won every beef that he's been in. he said it himself, he "I want them to love me like they loved pac". 2pac was an instinct killer, and nobody has come closer to that than 50 cent!
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T.I. is the sexiest rapper alive and he keeps it real in all of his songs he is the best. I love all of his songs. but I don't think that kanye west is better then him they should have put him in 5 and T.I. in 3
Greatest in the game. Some rappers call him the "Jay-Z" of the south. That has lots of meaning. Rappers these days are trying to copy his swag and style but just can't because there is only one king and that's T.I.
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5Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick is good but he's not the in the TOP 10. Think of Em, Jay Z, 50, Kanye, Dre, etc.
No words can describe
So good way better than lil Wayne. why do people like his music. He just raps about money and women. Plus his voice sucks. But Kendrick lamar is straight outta compton


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JAY Z is literally a genius. He's been rocking the rap world ever since '96 with Reasonable Doubt, and hasn't really slowed down for the most part. He is the true king and has the best flow. Where Eminem may have the best lines, and Kanye may be the most "showy", JAY Z is a real master of ALL aspects of rap - lyrics, beats, marketing, and performance.
Jay 7 is th king of rap
Every rap is a story and comes from Jay's heart. His rhymes have meanings and they make sense. He's sold the most albums, put out the most songs, and has a collection of awards to show it. By far the best rapper ALIVE, and its not even close!
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Clever rapper one of my favorite rappers
To good to be this low, real music that can relate to everyone.
Drakes is one of the 21st centuries best artists. he's music is great and he can sing and rao
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8Mike Shinoda
Best rapper in the world.. Not only Linkin Park fans love him, but also all the people in the world.. He should be at least be in the top 5
What the hell mike shinoda at 20. No way he is the rapper of the century. No one can beat him except eminem and jayz. He is the rocking rapper. Listen place for my head by linkin park, he raps crazily. He should be on top3.
Mike Shinoda is extremely underrated but his contribution to Linkin Park is invaluable, not to mention his sick 'Styles of Beyond' project; think 'Remember the Name'.
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9Tinie Tempah
You should listen to
"Written in the Stars"
its awesome
Dude pass out was great
He makes great music with catchey words and amazing beats!
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Eminem sucks chipmunk's penis while icp f's his butt

The Contenders

11Dr. Dre
I'm guessing he's only at 15 cause he's not done much in the last 13 years (other than produce)? If not this is ridiculous...

12Lil Wayne
WEEY is the best evenbeter than that youngmoola baby
He's just great, enough said
He's everything about the modern rap industry
I love lil weezy but his mouth is just ew
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His voice is really amazing and he is my favourite singer
Flo rida has a rare voice
Flo ride should be at least over kanye west and lil wayne. Flo ride is awesome
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14J. Cole
Flo rida or Tinie Tempah? Are y'all kidding me? J cole even makes the legends go damn.
One of the best rappers listen to Powertrip he did unbelievable!

I'm gonna protest lecrae should be in the top ten
Best Christian rapper ever
Damn good rapper, shows a change in lifestyle while still keeping tradition in rap
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16A$AP Rocky

17Kid Cudi
Really a champion whose raps are easy to chill too, yet he also has deep songs. Some of everything but its all great. Disappointed to see him this low. He's definitely top 5 quality.
Kid Cudi is a beast. He might be new but his skills are way better than most of the rappers on the top ten. I think he is way better than fiddy. and chipmunk, who is that?
The lonely stoner seems to free his mind at night, at at at night. On some real
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18Lupe Fiasco
The fact that he isn't in the top 50 is sad. He is amazing and is a real dude


Pitbull rules!... At least my 7 yo son thinks so

Hopsin should definitely be higher in this list
Hopsin is amazing he should be higher in the list. If you listen to his songs and listen to his flow and lyrics you should be able to recognize his skill
Listen to "ill mind of hopsin 5 & 6". He is the realist rapper ever... But don't take my word for it listen to his music.

22Snoop Dogg

23Wiz Khalifa
Wiz should be on the top ten! He's way better then the rest
Khalifa has an amazing balance of music and lyrics

24Machine Gun Kelly
Machine gun Kelly is amazing! Not only his lyrics but his image. He gives 110% no matter what. He should definitely be higher up on this list.
Mgk is crazy! He isn't better than Em or Jay but he should be top 7ish. He raps about real stuff and you can feel the guys passion when he raps. Listen to a couple of his songs!

25Tech N9ne
He is the realest rapper out there. He is constantly talking about life and his songs have sick beats. He is the fastest rapper out there and all his stuff is raw so check him out if you are interested in some good rap.
How can he not be on the list tech n9ne is the best
Tech is the best at what he does yall don't know the rap game

26Big Sean
Big Sean is awesome...
Big Sean is the best

27Young Jeezy

28Immortal Technique


30Tyler, the Creator
Dudes. Come on Tyler should be number 7

31Sean Kingston

He writes his own lyrics, he is completely transparent when he raps. While staying true to the roots of rap, he undoubtedly brings something new to the table, in a manner that won't be stopping anytime soon. He is utterly amazing, and doesn't forget to give kudos to people he collaborates with or features in his songs. He is fiercely independent, attracting people to him that ultimately become part of his fandom, the Shark Face Gang. I could literally write an essay about why he should be in the top ten, that is, if I had that kind of time on my hands.
I love Macklemore he isn't afraid 2 share what he thinks and believes
Emerging rapper, is gonna be amazing'
But can't compete with the big Em, he's amazig

33Meek Mill
Everything he touches is gold! Meek is definitely the best rapper alive. Put him on any song he'll be the standout. His freestyle to the motto is crazy and pretty much all his songs are good.

If we can't bring back pac and biggie and them, he's the best today!
He is so good. Great rapper. Can't stop listening to him

34Jay Rock

35Big K.R.I.T.

36Nicki Minaj
I Love Nicki Minaj she is the best female rapper out you can not compare Lil Kim to her she is amazing Lil Kim is nothing just a mediocre daily rapper who has no talent and accuses people of stealing the style she never had!
Nicki minaj is really good raping

37The Game
Game is the best
Speaks the truf more than any rapper in the nation




40Norm Ender

41Tinchy Stryder

42Ice Cube

43Sagopa Kajmer

44Ace Hood

We love HICHKAS :X

46Eko Fresh

47Trae Tha Truth

He would eat all of these candy rappers alive,

He is the best...

He has an excellent performance and a good voice. He is also so charismatic.

50Will Smith
Will smith doesn't even rap no more so why is he on this list?

One of the best

52South Park Mexican

One of the best rapper out there

One of the best around, for real


One of the best rappers hands down


55Lil Kim


His producer, Budo, supplies dope beats while Grieves has poetic and meaningful lyrics

58Ed Sheeran
He raps so rapidly, it's unbelievable. At least you can understand him, and you can totally relate to any of his songs. However, he is not only a rapper but also, and more commonly known as a naturally flame-haired British singer-songwriter.

Best Lyrical Out And Ambitious And Very Smart And Unique Type Of Styke

60Mac Miller
He's cute, and makes hits and has his own T.V. show!

61Neele Scar

62Chris Brown


64Pusha T

65Wyclef Jean

66Jay Electronica
Even with no album, he is a cut above any artist out, period. His content and lyrics are unparralelled.


Can spit fast and intelligent lyrics.

69Kristoff Krane
Hands down the best at freestyles. He takes topics from the audience and incorporates them all.

Amazing lyrics. Just listen to him

71Mikill Pane
Fast British rapper. Unexplainably authentic and original.


73Schoolboy Q
The best rapper. Just go listen to collard greens or man of the year and his 2 albums habits and contradictions and also setbacks


75Earl Sweatshirt


77Chris Webby
Rising up to fame, already has a big fan base rapping for real!

78George Watsky

792 Chainz

80Mack Maine
Give him a listen

He is a king and best

82Gudda Gudda

83Professor Green
Dope MC listen to Read All About It, Monster, Falling Down, Just Be Good To Green (Featuring Lilly Allen), and Jungle. Pure Fire

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