Top 10 Best Hip Hop Artistsroblist
The Top Ten
I guess this one is not about being a good rapper (where Slim is best too) but about being a good artist. Watch his lives! They are super. It isn't lip sync because he prepares his songs. SS forever.
His music videos! Just lose it, lose yourself, not afraid, love the way you lie, when I am gone etc...
(2 years later when I finish counting them). Best movie ever - 8 mile. Super autobiography.
IF Michael JACKSON IS CONSIDERED THE KING OF POP...
Eminem MUST BE THE GOD OF RAP...
KEEP rocking' EM...
Eminem's rapping style is unique. In every song, Slim has something novel to offer. After a really bad day, listening to Em's songs refreshes anyone who likes good music.
Nobody should say otherwiseV 169 Comments
All his songs have meaning, he was a tough guy who grew from concrete, when tupac was young he was poor and a lot of people crushed his dreams from him becoming a rapper so he was slangin to support his mother and younger sister, pac is a real man, when he and biggie died, hip hop died along with them. ALTHOUGH I am rooting for 2014 MAKAVELLI!
Well here is my 2 cents in this, I believe that if you ask who is the BEST RAPPER EVER? It would be Eminem because he is a very well rounded rapper. He got the whole package (flow, wordplay, technique, content, metaphors, etc.). But if you ask who is the BEST HIP HOP ARTIST OR MUSICIAN? I'm going to say TUPAC because he influence the game time. He rap every song from his heart and all of his songs had a purpose. More importantly, he made songs about REAL LIFE and wanted to change the world and life style through his music!
THE GOAT, made perhaps the greatest hip hop album of all time! All Eyez On Me, and every song makes a difference!
If Tupac where still alive, half the rappers now wouldn't even be rapping mumbleV 67 Comments
The rule "nobody's perfectdidn't apply to Biggie: You'll be hard pressed to prove he wasn't the most skillful ever on the mic. His approach to rhyming amazing his flow is untouchable he has the abillity to freestyle on the spot he has swagger charm example he charm faith evans and married her over 2 years and they thad a kid together, He his great as a person great beats and the first ever rapper to get a diamond the lyrical genius a big voice and big talent and a big lost after his tragic death it has been a big lost to the hip hop industry. HE change the world and he was peaceful. He and Tupac have set the highest bar no other rapper can hit.
The best hip hop rap artist ever he should be first place me and my mates think biggie is the strait up G he comes first in our list but I am not sad with third but he was better then Eminem but slim is one of the best he was the first hip hop artist I liked.
He is the Notorious B. I. G. the greatest rap lyricist of all time, and if he was still alive he would be the best there is in the Hip Hop industry - roblist
No.3 seriously? this guy is still king.V 28 Comments
Nas is an excellent rapper and deserves that coveted number 1 spot!
The best and always will be! The lyrics of Nas are amazing!
Nas should be in the top 5, his lyrics are amazing and he is one of the best rappers of all time
he justV 17 Comments
Bar none the greatest lyricist of all time. Deepest lyrics of all time. Sing about me, I'm dying of thirst is mind blowing. If you doubt me look up the lyrical analysis of that. He also has very intelligent insights on popular issues. Blacker the berry is also a great example on how his lyrics often can have many meanings and hold two thoughts. He makes a statement on racism the entire song, but at the end the song comes full circle which adds a whole new thought to it. He talks about the presence of racism in America the whole time, while hinting that what he is saying is hypocritical. At the end (I don't want to give it all away) another message that the song embodies is that racism can come from everybody and everybody has been racist. The most poetic lyrics and is technically adept - Themusicman
Kendrick Lamar could only be second to Tupac. Not only for his lyrics, which are pure poetry relating to every possible theme, from the hood ghetto life, to love, from politics to religion, black emancipation and so on, and each of these themes is seen and told by a whole new perspective; but he also has an outstanding sense of music, with old school, funky, jazz, blues, classic and soul influences. No better rapper or artist in general. He is making a revolution not only in the industry, but also in music history.
Kendrick entails three things most artistes lack; rap creativity, humility- he don' like money, but deeply loves God. And thirdly, truth about life. He actually talks about modern-day situations and challenges which makes us rethink about our own personal lives. Think of him as the only philosopher who raps- a musical and rapping philosopher.
He is the salvation of new this new generationV 28 Comments
Kanye's music is inspiring art. Every single track he puts out is fire and he's very talented and smart. Don't be fooled by the media, when they benefit they like him but when they don't they hate him.
The best hip hop artist in 2014 for me. The most creative, there's no album which looks like Yeezus, no album as enjoyable as his last album since his dropping!
Since College Dropout he still makes great music! His personality is also interesting and funny!
Kanye is god, he has really changed the game of rap, he showed that rap isn't always about being gangstar and ima shoot this
He is a geniusV 28 Comments
I wouldn't say Dre is the best rapper but he has had the biggest influence over Hip Hop/rap... he has made some of the kings of rap, including a god (Eminem) and has also made 2 of the best rap albums out there (2001 and The Chronic
Dr. Dre has without doubt the best beats of any producer to have ever been active in the rap scene. So even if he isn't the best rapper he is certainly the best producer.
Dr. Dre never wrote his own raps, he always had ghostwriters so I don't consider him a rapper
Dre is one of the best/most influential rappers of all timeV 9 Comments
JAY Z King of New York. Best Rapper Alive! All his albums are classic in rap history. Jay's dominance is largely fueled by his Grammy and BET omnipresence. Even if he hadn't taken home a single statue at these shows, his 16 Grammy nods and 23 BET nods would put him near the top; he earns the title thanks to his seven Grammy and nine BET wins, plus a handful of AMA and MTV wins.
I've always like Jay Z's flow and voice. I think he's 1 of the best Rappers ever.
This man has got talent - ROONEY
Jay-Z below Nas?V 14 Comments
Snoop Dogg is the Boss dogg and is the greatest Hip Hop artist of this century. He may not have many followers but his songs are superb and humorous. Rhythms are sensible and crakalakin. He's got the jagger outta all em' kids. Go Snoop Doggy Dogg! - damiantop10
I love Snoop Dogg cause his music makes me feel much more cool and awesome than I already am!
I like the voice of snoop Dogg and his raping style...
Whenever you think of rap, he immediately comes to mind. Greatest ever.V 12 Comments
Ice Cube GhostWrote Eazy-E's song! It is not far to have him infront of Ice Cube! That makes Ice Cube upset! The greatest rapper of all time is definitely O Shea, he is even better than Tupac! And the greatest member of the NWA!
The greatest hardcore West coast rapper of all time! A true innovator and legend in the game! Death Certificate was his best work!
I have no idea how he isn't in at least the top 5, he should definitely be ahead of Dre, considering he wrote many of his songs.
He is the best rapper of all timeV 12 Comments
Rakim should be in the top 10 and should be 1 or 2 on the list or at least 3 or 4. He paved the way for every rapper on the top 10 list.
Rakim Allah, appropriately named, transformed lyricism in adding newer facets, supported by the legendary DJing of Eric B, by accentuating rhythm and commensurately interspersing the rhyme frequency of his lyrics, as evidenced by "I Know You Got Soul" and "Lyrics of Fury." His idiosyncrasy in lyrical composition is unmatched and has influenced some of today's rappers, namely Eminem.
I am baffled this man is so far down. There wouldn't even be an Eminem, 2Pac, Biggie without the great Rakim! I appreciate and love those guys but until R gets to the top 5 MINIMUM, I'm off this whack site!
This guy makes good music. My top 10 (in no order) for me is RAKIM and Gang Starr (whom I cannot believe is not even on this list at all) and then Tupac, Notorious BIG, NWA, Wu Tang Clan, Ice-T, Mobb Deep, Run DMC and Onyx...these guys are REAL HIP HOP! Many of the artists listed suck or unknown...V 6 Comments
The Wu made such a big impact with its huge amount of members, each one of them with their unique style. RZA, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon, U-God, Masta Killah, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Ol' Dirty Bastard.
These guy's are awesome
They are the best ever!
Perfect Of Neck (Wu-Tang Foraker Jump Off)
the most flawless, rythmic rapper of all time!
his cool attitude is awesome
He's awesome, Biggest Hip Hop star of all time
50 Cent is one of my favorite rappers he has a very sad story behind him but is still rocking it In the Club
pimpV 14 Comments
Best group of rappers in the 80s Era of hip hop. - MymanqwV 2 Comments
How the hell is Big L below Drake? You people don't know real hip hop
He is the definition of the best hip hop
I have maad respect for big l and mad love for him my favorite song is unexpected flava Rest In Peace
BIG L WAY BETTER THEN EMINEMV 1 Comment
People don't understand WHO Eazy-E is! All that talk of Hip Hop and G Funk, if it wasn't for Eazy-E those spoiled idiots wouldn't know what it is! Eazy-E is better than Tupac, Biggie, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren, Nas, 50 Cent and even Snoop Dogg! The greatest legend in the music RIP Eric Lynn Wright, dead at 32!
The greatest gangster rapper of all time, and the greatest West Coast repper of all time! Eazy-E is one of the founders of G-Funk and he has paved the way for such rappers like The Game! He has done everything in the hip hop industry and I wish he was still alive, to give Lil Wayne a piece of his mind! Eazy-E was the greatest and always will be!
How could someone not like Eazy-E? He's a frickin pimp! but I do like all of these and it was really hard to true.. especially with 2Pac and Eminem in there.
Eazy e is the best gangsta rapper he told the world how comptonpd behaved with themV 7 Comments
Most dominant group of rappers in the 80s Era of hip hop in front of Run DMC. - Mymanqw
It's a rap group though
What the hell people, Eminem isn't near of being a hip hop artist he is hardly a rapper anymore, outkast is awesome
OutKast IS HIP HOP, plain and simple.
Most of the artists on this list are terrible.
Outkast have been in the game for a long time and they are the best duo ever.
It's Outkast. 'enough said.
Somehow drake is higher than outkast...please.
How is tribe called quest not placed higher than 22? They are the best MC in hip hop history; Tied with the roots and geto boys. However I don't even see the other two listed on here. Sad, that people consider the TURD FACE Lil Wayne better than the amazing, ATCQ
If Tribe isn't in your top ten and you listen to hip hop or rap then I don't know what you're listening to...
This site is whack saying these legends are worse that "Lil herb"
A Tribe Called Quest should be number 1. The Low End Theory one of the greatest LP's ever made, not just in hip hop. Then they made midnight marauders which is in the top five hip hop LP's of all time. The most consistent, influential and innovative group ever.V 4 Comments
B.O. B is way better than kanye west. I don't understand why hip hop songs are judged on the basis of beats and rapping style and not on lyrics. Some of bobby ray's songs are way more sensible than the songs of the listed top ten artists.
I puked seeing this
His songs are for money and the radio. He shouldn't be this high
Bruh this guy thinks the earth is flat...V 3 Comments
Unapologetic, abrasive, confident, daring and exceptional. Best artists out there, let alone best hip hop outfit
By far one of the most game changing hip hop groups of the decade. They have created a very unique sound that is extremly abrasive, but remains to be catchy. Albums like No Love Deep Web, Exmilitary, and The Money Store have truly let death grips have their place in history. I can't believe Fetty Wap and Iggy are above a true original group suchas this.V 1 Comment
Hop is real! Its wrong that Wiz Khalifa is higher than him on this list at the moment. Soon enough funk volume will be recognized and they will explode like a bomb!
Defiantly should be above Kanye on this list like damn where are these opinions coming from.
The fact that I had to add this god is depressing. Hop is back.
Hopsin is a million time better rapper than Lil Wayne so why is him to 23 place,this table should be reverse.V 2 Comments
Deep and meaningful lyrics, not a show off, doesn't try to show his money, cars or girls to others
Dance with the devil lyrics were too far dope.
Such an underrated rapper
His stuff is goodV 4 Comments
Tech collaborates complicated rhymes and has a very intricate sound. He should definitely be up there with the all time greats. He is the number 1 independent rapper in the world for the soul reason he refused to go mainstream. Created his own record label so no one will tell him how to write his music. He is a god among rappers and should be viewed as one
Tech has amazing lyrics, I think he is the best lyricist of all time and he has flow and speed that goes with his clever style
Raw talent he is better than anybody on this list except maybe Tupac. People just don't know his music for some reason.
Silly rapper and don't deserves to be here at all. Well its not useless music always, but not place 14 at all maybe place 50 if I'm on a nice sense.
To me Lil Wayne is the legend. He got most of the beats. You guys might not believe me but he actually got 3000+ songs right now. He's not even trying because he got so much money right now he don't even need anymore. If he was many people that's into hip hop will definitely listen to Lil Wayne. He's the only one that can still bring old school hip-hop right now.
I find Lil Wayne's voice is so ANNOYING & creepy especially when he adds auto tune to it. It sounds like fingers nails screeching down a chalk board. Auto tune & Rap should never be mixed.
I think Lil Wayne is the best artist in hip hop history.V 34 Comments
DOOM is an incredible rapper and producer. His wordplay is unique and fantastic, and he was part of the best hip hop album of the 2000s (Madvillainy). It pains me to see him this low.
He should be number 4 or even higher
Great rapper and producer
amazing - vizual_prophetV 1 Comment
21 is about accurate for the moment. Lil herb is only getting better everyday
T.I. can rap, sing, anything you can imagine. Lots of rappers try to copy his style these days.T.I. is the king of the South!
Were is T.I. he is the greatest ever! He can rap and sing, not like Lil Wayne, that dude is garbage.T.I. is and will always be the greatest. Period. King of the south!V 2 Comments
He can rap really fast!
God bless u puff
He would be dead without notorious B.I. G
I voted for SevenSixx, because there music is lyrical high energy at its best! The hard songs like, "No Love","Get It Started" & "Not My Fault" get me pumped up and the soft songs like, "Deep", "Be Like This" "Miss Me" will have you sit back and think about life. Thank you guys! SevenSixx for life!
Great stage presence, well written music, needs more music videos!
Not bad! Who are these guys?
There from Chicago, Illinois.
Best artist ever, not only do they do awesome songs, but they do awesome music videos. - jack2244
Come on Man Beastie Boys should at least be at top three. Their songs are so unique.
This list is trash.. License to ill is going on 30 years old and still goes hard..
Legends!V 3 Comments
Fort Minor isn't on this list, WHAT?! Best Hip-Hop Producer Mike Shinoda is its owner. So VOTE FOR FORT MINOR!
How is Lil' Wayne above Big Pun!?!
I like Pun!
Dmx has the style that no other hardcore rapper has
One of the best in my book should be up in top 5
What can I say about the Big dog in the hip hop he is diffently one of greatest rappers in the game he is undoutbley the best rapper alive, He has great rappering skills and great flow and he has a nack for telling a story in all of his songs.
One of the only rappers that have countless videos and websites pages dedicated to trying to figure out what the meaning of his lyrics are. No other rapper has the wordplay ability to create such elusive metaphors. Truly one of the smartest to ever grab the mic. Although the I am willing to admit he does have a weak flow at times and doesn't have such great production to back him up.
Lupe should be at least top 15. I'd put him somewhere in the top ten or at least just outside of it...This list is almost as sad as my life is...
I understand lack of interest for the uneducated, but this man can be unstoppable if he wants to. Giving him the thumbs up.
My favourite hip hop act of all time.
I generally don't like modern hip hop.
It's all about the 70s and 80s for me, and Grandmaster Flash is the king of hip hop in my eyes.
He invented using the turntable as an instrument.
Yall trippin if futuristic isn't at least top 20. He is a totally independent artist that fought his way to get were he is today and deserves no less. Just listen to his latest album "The Rise" on Soundcloud or YouTube!
Putting Arizona on the map. So sick!
His lyricism is absolutely incredible, as well as his production. All of this and he is young! He will only get better
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