Top Ten Rap/Hip-Hop Artists

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The Top Ten

em came from the deepest parts of the underground (if you know what I mean) and now he is the top, he is a great rapper, and raps about life, hate and love, his strangles, the poorness of our community, and comedy. he really deserves to be 1. however, 2pac should definitely be no. 2, he is a legend, and any rapper who says they weren't influenced by pac is definitely lying, I know both em and pac have influenced my style a lot too. nowa days nobody gives a sh** bout lyrics, just a good beat, man, lyrics is what rap should be about. I can't believe that artists like flo rida are even classified as rappers.
eminem is a true lyricist, he talks about life and problems in our society instead of girls money and cars. However, a lot of other old rappers did the same, the reason he deserves to be here is that he mixed real lyrics with great beats, a good hook, and he does it in a catchy voice. he also turned the rap industry upside down by becoming a multi-platinum white rapper
Eminem is undeniably on top of the hip hop game. People can't deny his skills. In a rap battle or freestyle he proves himself over and over again just as much as the controversial music in his albums. Eminem deserves every bit of respect, success, credibility and then some because he truly represents hip hop/rap well and one of music's finest and talented artists and yes it is completely true, because hip hop could definitely ill afford to lose him.
[Newest]Has a song for every mood... Always something you will enjoy

2Tupac Shakur
PAC deserves to be #1 he died to soon of course but if he was still here he would have out sold every rapper period he is a rap icon its more rapper's trying to either look like him or sound like him then any other rapper to ever rap think about it drama, ja rule, DMX need I say more
Dafuq is Lil Wanker doing here and higher than Pac?
If you vote for em your a racist

3Notorious B.I.G
I know Tupac was better. But, I had to vote for Biggie. NO way does the B.I.G. deserve to be way the F down here. Bumped him up from 16 to 15. A couple more votes will put him in the top 10 where he belongs.
Can't belive biggie is number 6 he should be at number 1 with Eminem
He is definitely #3 material.

4Kendrick Lamar
So much potential and such an early success! His rhymes tell deep stories of growing up as a troubled adolescent in Compton, and his flow is dead on smooth. Expect big things from Kendrick!
Has some of the best lyrics and one of the best rap albums ever and he still has much to come. Expect big things from king kendrick
KENDRICK is one of a kind what best punch lines of which he deserves to b on top 5... WELL RATED!
[Newest]I think he is one of the best rappers

Ny state of mind, one mic, and the world is yours. Best songs ever

The Highest selling rapper of all time, should at least be in the top ten, but I can't believe that 27 other suggestions have been placed here without Jay-Z, I mean hell. But Snoop and 50 Cent are better
Holy smokes most of people voting consider lil Wayne to b a rapper rather than a drug abused stoner loner.. jay z is the reason I listen rap along with Eminem. What the hell is drake doing here.


Because like his songs

7Dr. Dre
Best selling rapper of all time
Why is dre so far dwn the list he's a legend people!

Way better than Lil Wayne. T.I. will murder Lil Wayne in a rap battle. He wont even last a minute against the true and only king of the south. T.I. is the greatest ever!
Way better than Birdman, David Banner and Lil Wayne. T.I. can beat these rappers together in a rap battle. He will murder them. King forever.
TI gotta stop making top ten lists

9J. Cole

10Lil' Wayne
You're kidding right people?
Lil Wayne is far better than most of thesethe only two that keep up is Eminem and 2pac
Why Lil Wayne is not at no. 1 and Tupac should be behind him

The Contenders

11Norm Ender
Best rapper ever.
Socialist policy gangsta all in one!

12Kanye West
What the hell is Kanye West doing all the way down here? Granted I'm more of a rock n' roll guy but still the way that Kanye West makes and produces music never ceases to amaze me and he is undoubtedly my favorite Hip Hop artist. Should be in the top 5 at least. For me, Kanye West defines the meaning of Hip Hop!
Voted low because he's a douche, but as a musician, he has more tricks up his sleeve than the devil himself. Not to say he worships satan, but... never mind. Get him in the top ten, for Christ's sake.
He well better then lil Wayne should be second behind eminent

I think he's best because his song thin line means a lot and it's cool too.

14Busta Rhymes

I definitely think he's not #1 but he's not the worst either
Drake is all over hype and should not be in the top ten.
Drakes has been the greatest rapper since day one so I think he deserves to be the best rapper

1650 Cent

17Snoop Dogg
What can't belive snoop ain't in the top 10 that's crazy!


19Wiz Khalifa

20Big L

21Ice Cube
Best rapper alive and greater of gangsta rap

22Tech N9ne

Best Underground rapper besides Tech N9ne




26The Game
Realist gangster rapper still throwing up w's

27Mike Shinoda
Just 3 Words - Always the Best


I'll pay with my life to see mike making a song with eminem... It'd be awesome.
But mike is the best! LP rocks!

28David Banner


30Meek Mill
Meek should be top 15



33Young Jeezy

34Nicki Minaj

35Immortal Technique
He could become president of America

36Three 6 Mafia





41ASAP Rocky
Rocky is one of the hottest newcomers in the game-a rapper who's sure to have a real, lasting impact on the rap game. And let's not forget about that swag either.

42Method Man


44Soroush Hichkas

45Grandmaster Flash

46Lloyd Banks

47Big Sean
Recently he's just getting better and better.




51Mos Def
Most underrated and least talked about rapper. Guys, just hear his songs... he definitely deserves to be at least in the top 15, and way above rappers like Wale, J. Cole and Macklemore. The entire essence of rap has changed today, ergo a change in taste for rappers, Mos definitely's Mathematics stands way above most of the songs of almost all rappers.

52Sage the Gemini
The ultimate lyricist, Sage the Gemini, not being in the list, makes no sense!

53Lil B
It's a shame that he wasnt even added

54Rick Ross

55Reza Pishro




59Lil Jon


The best Christian rapper of all time

62R.A. the Rugged Man
Listen to Uncommon Valor and find out why people like him

The Truest One Living The Struggle

64Black Thought



67Jeru The Damaja




How is he not on this list. Please, PLEASE tell me. One of the best already, infact he's already up there with drake,j. Cole, and Kendrick. All of them made it but not logic... Guess this line off Till the end was true."it's logic, the one nobody would vouch for, how's that s#! % for an outro."

72Eazy E
Best standout rapper of any group of all time



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