Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper and entrepreneur born on September 14, 1973 in New York City. 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
Way better than biggie better lyrics songs beats the only thing biggie has better than nas is his flow
The man who revived the East
Illmatic, that's all u gotta say to justify this homie as number 2
2 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
3 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
Big l easily top 5
William Michael Griffin, Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim, is an American rapper. He was born on January 28, 1968.
Nobody better than the R
Lyrically rude with it, droppin' it ill and his flow is elite!
5 LL Cool J
James Todd Smith, known professionally as LL Cool J, Is an American rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur from Queens, New York.
Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of ...read more.
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
7 Immortal Technique
Felipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru. He was born on February 19, 1978
Earl Simmons, known professionally as DMX and Dark Man X, is an American rapper and actor. He was born on December 18, 1970.
Who We Be is a great song I don't really have a lot 2 do with Dark Man X but HE IS Aight
9 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.
10 Mobb Deep
Mobb Deep was an American hip hop music duo from Queensbridge Houses, New York. The group consisted of Havoc and Prodigy, and were a hardcore East Coast hip hop group.
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11 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.
Born on January 22, 1990, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, is one of the most influential artists in the rap game today, with amazing lyricism and flow. Logic first gained major fame through making 2013's edition of the XXL Top-10 Freshmen List, and has easily ...read more.
Really underrated check out his music, must listen Gang-related, 44 bars, and Under Pressure
13 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.
15 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.
16 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.
17 Joey Badass
Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known by his stage name Joey Badass, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor.
18 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.
21 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?
22 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.