Best Hip Hop Artists of the 2000s

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This list names the 10 best hip hop artists of the last 10 years. These rankings are based on sales, personal opinion, and lists of others. Please remember these rankings are of the best artists in the last TEN years and no previous work was included in rankings. Thank you and enjoy the list!

The Top Ten

1 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

His diss track record squashes any other two major rappers put together. His song making ability is top quality. Laugh, cry, party, or vent - no musician hits home with a listeners emotions like Em.

This track actually sucked I didn't like it at all it tastes like ass when you lick it

he's more a rap singer but he's still awesome - decorulez97

Marshall mathers lp worldwide got 32,000,000 sales from it do I need to say more? - burningninja06

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2 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.
3 T.I

Way better than Drake, Nelly and Lil Wayne and everyone.T.I. is the King and can beat anyone at a rap battle. King of the South!

Way better than Nelly. He is the greatest rapper and hip hop artist of all time. King of the South forever!

4 Lil Boosie Lil Boosie Torrence Hatch, born November 14, 1982, is an American rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He released his first independent album 'Youngest of the Camp' in 2000, followed by "For My Thugs" in 2002. He released two collaboration albums with Webbie, Ghetto Stories in 2003 and Gangsta Musik in 2004. In ...read more.
5 Z-Ro Z-Ro Joseph Wayne McVey IV, better known by his stage names Z-Ro and The Mo City Don, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas.
6 Lil Wyte Lil Wyte Patrick Lanshaw, better known by his stage name Lil Wyte, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee.
7 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

Only current rapper who has switched up the style for each album.

Chelsea are the best

Jay z and kanye west sets the rhythm for yo to just be on the dance floor with hip hoppers
Their songs ar best

8 Nas Nas 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.
9 Webbie Webbie Webster Gradney, Jr., born September 6, 1985, is an American rapper and actor from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He's been signed to the independent Trill Entertainment label since 2003. Before releasing his first solo album Savage Life in 2005, he would release two collaboration albums with Lil Boosie, Ghetto ...read more.
10 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. He was born on February 19, 1978

The Contenders

11 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.

This one man army is great! Listen to major distribution and my life!

12 Pitbull Pitbull Armando Christian Pérez, better known by his stage name Pitbull, is a Grammy (and Latin Grammy) winning Cuban-American rapper, songwriter and record producer.

All of you should go listen to Pit's albums before he became Mr Worldwide and they are all released in the 2000's
He can outrap everyone in the game
Give him the credits he deserves!

13 Ludacris Ludacris Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor.
14 Nelly Nelly Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., known professionally as, Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St.

I am shocked seeing that Nelly isn't at the top! Ha... throw away other rappers because Nelly is sure gonna kick their ass out!

15 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".

He deserves top 25 maybe even top 20 but definitely not the TOP 10 for Best Hip-Hop artist in the past 25 years! Drake over OutKast alone is ridiculous.

He sucks so bad he should be number 10000000000000000000000

Drake shoul not be the tenth one out of all the people that could have been tenth

16 Flo Rida Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American rapper and pop music artist from Carol City, Florida. He is known for songs such as "Low", "Right Round", "Sugar", "Club Can't Handel Me", "Good Feeling", "Whistle", "Wild Ones", "My House" and "GDFR."
17 OutKast OutKast Outkast is an American hip hop duo formed in 1991, in East Point, Atlanta, Georgia, composed of Atlanta-based rappers André "André 3000" Benjamin (formerly known as Dré) and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton. The duo achieved both critical acclaim and commercial success in the 1990s and early 2000s, helping ...read more.

They are still popular to this day! they are still played at many parties! I love them so much

18 Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., (born, October 20, 1971) known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and television personality from Long Beach, California.
19 Aesop Rock Aesop Rock
20 Fat Joe
21 Jay-Z Jay-Z 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.

For Jay to start in the Marcy Project. Now a successful business Family Man. Making major moves other than music. Plus to be very cool with President Obama cool Points Most definitely.

He should be hire

22 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the worst rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, ...read more.
23 Usher Usher Usher Terry Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Born in Dallas, but raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee was where he lived until moving to Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 12 where his mother put him in local singing competitions all over the city.

he is the most amazing hip hop artist right up there with Justin drew - ariluvsjb

He is not a hip hop artist - DaWyteNight

24 DMX DMX Earl Simmons, known professionally as DMX and Dark Man X, is an American rapper and actor. He was born on December 18, 1970.
25 Rakim Rakim William Michael Griffin, Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim, is an American rapper. He was born on January 28, 1968.
26 Dr. Dre Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur born on February 18, 1965 in Compton, CA. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.
27 Slim Thug Slim Thug Slim Thug gained mainstream attention for his contribution to the popular single from rapper Mike Jones, "Still Tippin'".
28 South Park Mexican South Park Mexican
29 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg ...read more.
30 Ja Rule

So many damn hits...

31 Hilltop Hoods Hilltop Hoods Hilltop Hoods is an Australian hip hop group that formed in 1994 in Adelaide, South Australia. The group's founders are Suffa and MC Pressure, who were joined by DJ Debris.
32 Bun B Bun B Bernard Freeman, known by his stage name Bun B, is an American rapper and was one half of the southern rap duo UGK.
33 K-Rino K-Rino
34 Ace Hood Ace Hood Antoine McColister, better known by his stage name Ace Hood, is an American rapper. He was born in Port St. Lucie, Florida and raised in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
35 Plies Plies Algernod Lanier Washington, better known by his stage name Plies, is an American rapper. He is known for his singles such as "Shawty", "Hypnotized", and "Bust It Baby." Unlike his sing-songy singles, Plies' albums mostly contain realistic material about the street life and trying to survive. His first ...read more.
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