Best East Coast Rappers

The Top Ten

1 The Notorious B.I.G. The Notorious B.I.G. Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage name, The Notorious B.I.G (a.k.a. Biggie Smalls), is consistently ranked as one of the best rappers of all time. The Notorious B.I.G was born May 21, 1972, he was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of 24 The Notorious B.I.G was murdered ...read more.

Frank White is the King of NY

2 Nas Nas Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper. His album, Illmatic, is considered to be one of the best rap albums of all time. He is also considered to be one of the best rappers of all time.

Honestly, he's one of the greatest and also one of the most underrated. Jay-Z shouldn't be more well-known than this dude

The man who revived the East

3 Rakim Rakim

Nobody better than the R

Lyrically rude with it, droppin' it ill and his flow is elite!

4 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.

It takes a combination of Longevity, Versatility, Consistency, Hit making and Real music to be the best rapper of all time. If you look at Jay-Z's entire body of work, at harshest there are 5 good songs on each album minimum... The Black Album? Name another rapper on the list that has had his streak. there are none. Nas had Illmatic YES, he is great still top 5 BUT Jay-Z has had So many great albums... Kingdom Come was probably him at his worst but I mean... If that's his worst... Give him respect.

He is the greatest mc of all time and all of his albums are platinum

5 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.
6 Big L Big L Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), best known by his stage name Big L, was an American hip hop recording artist, born and raised in Harlem, New York City, New York. Coleman embarked on his career in rapping, with the hip hop trio, Three the Hard Way. His first notable appearance came ...read more.

Big L is the king of punch lines. I would put him in all top 5 best east coast rappers of all time

7 Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane Antonio Hardy, better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor who started his career in 1986 as a member of the rap collective the Juice Crew.
8 50 Cent 50 Cent Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, record, film, and television producer.
9 Immortal Technique Immortal Technique Felipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru.
10 Mobb Deep Mobb Deep

The Contenders

11 Mos Def Mos Def Yasiin Bey, best known by his stage name Mos Def, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor and activist from Brooklyn, New York City, New York.
12 Logic Logic

Really underrated check out his music, must listen Gang-related, 44 bars, and Under Pressure

13 Krs-1
14 DMX DMX

Who We Be is a great song I don't really have a lot 2 do with Dark Man X but HE IS Aight

15 A$AP Rocky A$AP Rocky Rakim Mayers, better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Harlem, New York.
16 Puff Daddy

Love his production

P.Diddy is one of the 5 richest rappers not today..but in history HE MAKES SO MANY HITS HE HAS A SWIMMING CELL OF CASH COINS MONEY AND HOT GIRLS DO U HAVE that?

17 Lloyd Banks Lloyd Banks Christopher Charles Lloyd, better known by his stage name Lloyd Banks, is an American hip hop recording artist and member of East Coast hip hop group G-Unit, alongside childhood friends and fellow American rappers, 50 Cent and Tony Yayo.
18 LL Cool J LL Cool J
19 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.
20 Papoose
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