Best Rappers of All Time

The Contenders: Page 2

21 Tech N9ne Tech N9ne ...read more.

People forget what makes an MC an MC. An MC has two elements: delivery and lyrics. The best MC should have the best combination of those. Tech N9ne has better delivery than ANYONE. EVER. BY WAY FAR. I don't think his lyrics are quite the most complex, but his rhyme schemes are crazy. Pay attention to what words rhyme and you can tell. That being said, his lyrics are still some of the best ever. I think only Eminem, Lupe, Pac, and Nas can compare in lyrics.

Here are some things that are included in this argument that have nothing to do with being a great M popularity, impact on the game, beats, sales, and awards. Those all have to do with money. Tech didn't go for a major record deal, because he wanted to do his own thing. Therefore, he doesn't have money to spend on high-profile producers or advertising. This also means he's not as widely known, popular, high-selling, and he can't make much of an impact on the game. This is about to change though, as he seems to be becoming a ...more

Tech n9ne is a real rapper and if lil wayne is number three then I'm a monkey's uncle. Tech should be in the top ten for sure.

For those of you who don't know tech nine, he is exactly what the perfect rapper is in most people's book. He is faster than anybody in the top ten especially lil Wayne and it's a shame they work together now. He has killer lyrics and a good voice to with it. For some reason he goes unnoticed and it's a shame

Aaron Yates is definitely above immortal technique. I think he should be top five. he's better than biggie, but only by a tiny lil bit

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22 KRS-One KRS-One

Lil Wayne? Really? I love reading all the comments that say Lil Wayne or Drake or Wiz Khalifa should be number 1, it's just so funny! Rakim, Nas, Big L, KRS-One, 2Pac, Biggy, Big Daddy Kane, Percee P, Big Pun, Slick Rick, Kool G Rap, Immortal Technique put a BULLET in your fake rappers. Laugh out loud at all these people saying, "yo dawg, wayne is the truth man, listen to his lyrics man, they're so deep and he kills everyone else, even 2pac dawg" Man, hip-hop is dead in the mainstream, DEAD. You're not listening to rap anymore, its just garbage pop with people thinking they're hard. It's okay kiddies keep drinking the kool-aid that these "rappers" feed you, it's all good.

He And Edo G with Ace in Art & ent. Show what the hip hop is. He is about the true school. He talking about emceing dying about breakers about graffiti about RAP and HIP HOP not about fake fame that giving money. I don't even guess how such a bustards as lil wayne could appear in this list He Is Not A Rapper! He Is Pop artist (far from best). One Day I'll meet KRS-one to say him what I do and show him that I wanna put the DJ's on your screens. Dj and MC do Rap!

Will work any rapper on this planet in a freestyle battle. Period the ultimate no contest no competition. Intellectual, technical, unearthly stage presence, can battle anyone on the planet. His best quality? Keeping it real he could sell out and sell more albums than any sucker MC rocking out on mtv, but has too much integrity.

How could he not be in the top 3 with rakim etc.?

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23 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.

I have been following Drake's music before he got signed and just released the mixtape comeback season, he is my favourite rapper right now. No other singer or rapper has lyrics like Drizzy right here! His emotion and lyrics that he gives and shows us is incredible! He talks personal and is relatable to nearly everyone, he has a song for every person for every mood! A fantastic genius! He can also sing as well as rap his new album Take Care is the most phenomenal thing I've heard in a long time, every single song I can listen to without skipping this shows he's wicked! His flows are also Unique! Not heard drake? Man listen and vote for him, he needs to be in the top ten of this list!

When you think of Best-of-All-times, you have to think about lyricism, think about delivery, originality, and sincerity in the rhymes. Then when you acknowledge that, you have to think about production quality and consistency. He has the most #1 singles of all times, and he's ben out for only 3-4 years! He touches on raw thoughts and feeling that a lot of guys shy away from because they fear ridicule, but this young man embodies realism in his music and he rarely, if ever, puts out a sub-par song.

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Kendrick, Biggie And 2Pac Are Great. Drake Is The Most Overrated Man In Music. The Only Good Song He's Got Is Forever Thanks To Eminem And Kanye. - 12cc

Drake. Where do I start? He's had more number ones on the Billboard Rap Songs then anyone else. All 4 of his albums have gotten a 75 rating or better on Metacritic. He's DIFFERENT. He has emotion, he doesn't rap about pussies and money and weed and clothes and guns, and he sings. Because anyone cam say they rap, but you need something more these days. Drake raps from the heart and mind, which really establishes him. All of his songs sound different, and he's a mastermind. Plus it's awesome how's he a better rapper than his mentor Lil Wayne. I don't think he's the greatest of all time. In fact, there are about half a dozen better rappers (Em, Pac, Big, Nas, Busta...) But man is this guy underrated. He has delivery, originality, sincerity, and lyricism in his rhymes. His producers are amazing and most of his songs are great! Drake deserves to be top 10! PLEASE VOTE FOR DRAKE! - bubbles1111

By the time he is done rapping, he will be one of the greatest ever. As of now... no. You have to respect the legends like Tupac biggie dre Eminem jay etc but just wait. Drizzy will go down in history

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24 The Game The Game Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game, is an American rapper and actor. He was born on November 29, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. Game spent most of his childhood in foster care (up until high school) even though he knew all of his brothers and sisters. Since 2002, Game ...read more.

The West Coast Nas in my opinion a mile ahead of any rapper out now

J.R. writer is the best out their in my book... He's putting out punchlines no one would of never think of

I Like Eminem And Tupac They Are both Good Rappers But then I heard the game's song my life and I was like Wow this is a lot better than eminem or tupac GIVE GAME A CHANCE!

He is the underrated rapper of all time. I think Game should be in top 15 or 20.

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25 Big Pun Big Pun Christopher Lee Rios, better known by his stage name Big Pun, was an American rapper. Emerging from the underground hip hop scene in The Bronx borough of New York City, in the early 1990s, he was the first Latino rapper to have an album certified platinum as a solo act. ...read more.

Can't believe Pun ain't in the Top 10 (yet)! For me he definitely is one of the best - if not THE BEST. EVER!

Hands down ain't no one and I mean no one can come up with the bars he comes up with underground battle mainstream you name it he did it and better he was featured on more mc cd mix tapes underground to prove one point ain't noe * with me! He put the best mc of that time on one track and killed it better no doubt pun is #1

Big Pun the best lyricist alive on his time. Gotta give him props! First Puerto Rican to ever hit Platinum.

Arguably the best flow of all time, having him outside the top 15 is a bloody disgrace

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26 Busta Rhymes Busta Rhymes Trevor George Smith, Jr., better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, record producer and record executive.

SO FAST I need to look at the lyrics to understand what he is saying. HAHA that's what's so great about him.

Fastest rapper I know. I mean look at his name! Bust-a-rhyme. And he studied by him self! Who else can rap that fast without any lessons?

Busta Rhymes is the best rapper I've ever heard his awesome, he should be number one rapper of all times

This is a huge insult he is so underrated should be top 15

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27 DMX DMX

That's the best rapper for me. I like songs of DMX, they are about real life of the people, world situation, past and future.

Without the drugs and court cases, he would have owned the rap business. I wish he would get rehabilitated and come back. Still listening to him today!

Cause his raps has a lot of meaning and he inspires those of which that really look of the value in his music. Unlike some of the rapper today he put his soul into his music. That is the value of rap.

He is my champ I really love him ; I know him as father of the rap.

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28 Eunhyuk Eunhyuk Lee Hyuk-jae, better known by his stage name Eunhyuk, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer and actor.

Hyukjae! He has style, rhythm, and gets rid of that stereotype "Asians Can't Rap" He even makes his own lyrics and composes the best part is, you can feel love in his lyrics. Unlike most rappers here in the US where they're full of hate and cursing, Hyukjae can make a girl feel special through his rapping. Eunhyuk, our dancing machine, Jewel, and anchovy! Don't cry baby! Love you

He is the best rapper ever in our hearts! Super Junior is always the best! Please vote for him! Yesterday, He was #41 but today #25 Good job ELFs! Keep voting! He is not strong as you see, he is very tearful, he is person too, right? With ELF, they're always number 1

Eunhyuk is Amazing! He is very talented and he is able to broke all stereotypes! His rap is also more difficult because he sings in Korean!

Eunhyuk the best rapper in th world

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29 Hichkas Hichkas Sorush Lashkary (born May 10, 1985) better known by his stage name Hichkas (Persian: Hiĉkas - هیچکس‎‎; meaning "Nobody") is an Iranian rapper from Tehran. Hichkas is considered as one of pioneers of "Persian Rap" and "Persian Urban music.

Best rapper of all time, he's taking the Persian rap to another level, got some amazing skills and lyrics.

The Best Rapper In The World
He will work with snoop dogg and other famous rapper

Hichkas Father of rap in the Iran

He is a real underground rapper

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30 Yong Jun-hyung

The Joker has his own original raps. All of them are unique and different. His rap is different from the USA rap we've got used to

The Joker deserves more credit than you give him. If had more opportunity he can really show what he is capable of. He is definitely the number 1 rapper in Korea and he is just now starting in songwriting and composing. Great voice and rhythm

He is the best rapper if you know him for sure you will love him

His "story-telling" style of rapping is unique and makes him stand out the most from other rapper I've heard before. His rapping part makes a lot of songs featuring him as rapper distinctive. His rapping part can be very ballad but strong at the same time. Beside rapping, he can sing, write, produce, compose and act. You should listen to his songs and get addicted like I did.

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31 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.

Ill mind of hopsin 4 just listen too it and you'll understand best underground rapper out and he's too nice at skateboarding

This list is whack. Seriously, hopsin should be way farther up! I hate all these stupid ymcmb guys and posers who all they talk about is money. Lil Wayne top 5? NO.

He's one of the only good rappers out there today, he's flows good, his lyrics are clever, and he speaks the truth

Hopsin should be higher on this list he is a legend

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32 Ludacris Ludacris Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor.

Hugly underrated,
He sould be in the top 5,
His is songs like act a fool, how low, get back, Addicted to money, Move Bitch and specialy the intro of his 2010 album(Battle Of The Sexes) are awesome.
He fast and a very tallented good rapper.
I also appreciate Lil Wayne, Eminem, Krayzei Bone and T. I. but Ludacris is also a good rapper and should deserve the place with them.

Of course you like Lil Wayne, let me guess you think Nicki minaj and drake are good rappers as well? It's a shame you listen to Eminem as well and his brilliance is being shuffled amongst the trash you like.

Dude's flow is ridiculous. If he isn't at the top, he's definitely close. He deserves a hell of a lot more credit than he gets.

Luda's definitely. Top 5... He's got the sickest lyrics besides wayne...

Pimpin be easy you mad cause you worth a couple hundred grand and I.m worth million's and yo beef ain't legit so Please stay off the T.I.P. of my d! ck he is top 10 all the way very lyrical - roadrage

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33 Lupe Fiasco Lupe Fiasco Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. He also performs as the frontman of rock band Japanese Cartoon ...read more.

Lyrically insane... Songs such as "Dumb it down" makes everyone understand he doesn't want to just be a commercial rapper, but would much rather keep spitting the way he does, weather people like it or not. In addition to amazing lyrical, political songs and insane word play; he has also been able to produce catchy and very popular songs such as: "Kick Push" "Daydreamin'" "Superstar" and "The Show Goes On". Overall the best rapper who manages to spread over all realms of rap... Except pointless "money, cars and girls" rapping... All of his songs are real life and legit. Want to know more about how he thinks... Try understanding "Dumb it down" and say then that this guy isn't a genius. Also amazing in live concerts... Gets the whole crowd involved and leaves everyone happy while leaving everything on the stage every time. Lastly, he originally made both "nothing' on you (feat. Bruno Mars)" and ...more

Not only does he entertain, but he gets a good message across in all the songs I've heard from him. Most rappers you hear of today, only talk about money and hoes and so much other meaningless stuff, while Lupe actually cares and raps about things meaningful. And, not to offend anyone, but I really like his music and I'm a high class white girl living in the suburbs of Texas.

He's the best by a landslide. He uses words in such a way that his songs just sound that much better.

Well he made a lot of hits and he has a very able to listen voice!

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34 AZ AZ

It drives me crazy how underrated of a rapper this guy is. He is an underground rapper that raps with mainstream dudes like Nas, yet keeps it real the whole time. He talks about important subjects and touches on how money and fame can be corrupting. It is undeniable that he should be among the best rappers to ever live since he has lyrical poetry down to a science. They convey deep emotion that goes under the surface of the average listener. He is definitely a rapper that you have to sit down and listen carefully to truly comprehend. Doe or Die is the album all new fans of AZ need to listen to beginning to end, since its fully showcases his lyrical abilities. - InhaleDeep

Most underrated rapper out there. Definitely needs more credit for the talent he has already

Just listen to his awesome voice, his smooth temper and intentional words! Best ever

AZ along with Immortal Technique in my opinion are the 2 most underrated rappers of all time. If NAS consistently works with you, then you are a beast on the mic - AiJ

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35 Scarface Scarface Brad Terrence Jordan, better known by his stage name Scarface, is an American rapper, music producer, and author.

It's a shame that he is behind trash rappers like, Ja Rule, 50 Cent, and Wiz Khalifa. This guys may be the greatest rapper to ever come out of the South, just listen to the "I've Seen a Man Die" and see what I mean. He deserves to be at least top 10, this list is a joke - CrossRoad

8. With Scarface's deep voice blended in with his ill rhymes, he has become one of the most underrated rappers of any generation and by a long-shot the best member of the Geto Boys, one of the 10 bets rap groups of all time(in my opinion). Alone he had 2 classics: the Diary and the Fix, and w/ the Geto Boys, he had 2 more: We can't be stopped and Grip it! On that other level: which was 2pac's favorite album. Scarface is one of the pioneers of southern rap, and is also the best. Best album w/ the Geto Boys: We can't be stopped. Best solo album: The Diary. Best song:I seen a man die. Best collaboration:Cry ft. 2pac. Best verse: verse 2 of Cry ft. 2pac. Best single: I seen a man die.

Your favourite rappers favourite rapper! One of the best 2 ever put it down and definitely deserving of a place in any top ten rap list! Part of the group(Geto boyz)that was censored by his own label!

This list is a result of white people voting on which rapper has the most hype behind their name. Typical whiteboy list, eminem being first followed by pac and biggie. This list is garbage and should be redone so great rappers aren't forgotten. How TF is Scarface and Ghostface Killa this far down? You're telling me that 50 Cent is better than not only them, but Big L Akim and LL Cool J? GTFFOH. And Eminem the best rapper in existence?!?!?!? I swear I just entered a different dimension where nothing makes sense.

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36 Kool G Rap Kool G Rap Nathaniel Thomas Wilson, better known by his stage name Kool G Rap is an American rapper from the Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York City.

This guys lyrics were so great! He is better than Lil Wayne, Drake and all those other Pop Artists! - roblist2

Put gangsta rap on the map on the east coast one of the best lyricist of all time created his own rap genre called mafiso rap and is a real gangster without acting hard - hiphop10

This guy is underrated... His flow, lyrics, delivery etc is crazy. How could lil' wayne, drake etc are better than him!

The only reason I know this guy is because of Complex. Hey Mr. Mr. is one of the worst songs I've ever heard. - WonkeyDude98

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37 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.

B.O.B. can kill the mike and always stays strong to himself and his music

Yo B.O.B's flow is like none other. He is killing it and I think he is a legend in the making. And he should be in the top 20. And I don't see how John Cena is a better rapper than him.

In my opinion I think B.O.B. is the best rapper because his rapping is suitable for all ages. B.O. B's rapping does not commonly have any censored language and he is really catchy

I've recently started getting into his music, and I am actually heavily impressed. This guy has good flow. - Mcgillacuddy

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38 Royce Da 5'9 Royce Da 5'9 Ryan Daniel Montgomery, better known by his stage name Royce da 5'9", is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan.

How is Royce not in the top 20's? Furthermore, how is it the he is the only Slaughterhouse member on this list?

This list is obviously a joke; just look at where Jada and Fab are. Here's a useful note: mainstream doesn't reflect lyrical skill.

Royce is a beast listen to his song writer's block. He could compete with Eminem

royce must be at least in top 20 because he has good flow. he is competing with eminem you know. He has nice lyrics and good flow.

He is too tall for be on this position

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39 Kid Cudi Kid Cudi Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.

Okay. Cudi can rap and sing. He is fantastic live and he's a great entertainer. He also writes his own songs. Lil wayne doesn't. Lil wayne should not be in the top 50. He's an arrogant person who's songs all sound the same. Name one song of his that doesn't say how great he is or the money or women he gets. Cudi writes about what he feels and he should get more credit for that. His songs are sad sometimes but at least there not all the same. He can also rap pretty fast, but chooses to have a flow more than speed. He is the best in my book

Anyone who thinks John Cena is ahead of cudder is slow. If kid cudi doesn't belong in the top ten rappers, he deserves to be in the top ten musicians for sure. He touches so many genres and his music has something for everybody.

Nobody has ever rapped like Cudi has. He is a visionary and really knows how to turn some heads with his music.

Not so relevant these days, but he was great during his early days, both man on the moon albums are fantastic, and indicud is also a decent album. Putting him at 39 is a disservice in my opinion, especially when you consider the influence he had on artists such as Drake, Kanye West, etc.

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40 Mehrad Hidden Mehrad Hidden

The Best Group Iranian Hip Hop Pioneers ZedBazi

Zedbazi is the best
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Zed bazi is the best persian rap group that known by their special style and lyrics, the member of this group are:
Mehrad hidden: best voice between all the iranian signer, till her enemies like him!
Sohrab mj: master of joint, not words enough to describe him!
Jj:lovely man in the group with his special lyrics!
Cijal: god of sence!
Nasiim: the quin of iranian, s hiphop!

One of the best producers in world

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