Best Old School Rappers

The Top Ten

1 Tupac Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.

Overrated. He's boring in a lot of his songs. When I say that to people they're like he's a lyrical rapper but he isn't that lyrical he just raps about deep subjects. He's probably top 3 old school because he's deep but he he ain't nothing compared to Nas and Biggie - LilBigRed

Tupac is the greatest rapper of all time R.I.P - thug4life

Best rapper that ever lived hands down

I love Tupac he is best rapper eve

2 Notorious B.I.G. Christopher George Latore Wallace, born May 21, 1972, better known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G (sometimes Biggie Smalls or just simply Biggie), is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. On March 9, 1997, he was murdered in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles, California at the age of only ...read more.

So much better than 2Pac. Ridiculous flow and he is a top 10 lyricist of all time. He did it all. He had deep tracks, club bangers and diss tracks. He only had 3 albums but he had so many great songs that it is irrelevant to me - LilBigRed

He is the GOAT

He's NUMBER 1 MORONS

3 Ice Cube O'Shea Jackson, born June 15, 1969 in Baldwin Hills, CA, known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A and later joined the seminal gangster rap group N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, ...read more.

Ice Cube & Eazy-E get way less credit than Dr Dre when they 2 actually did most of the lyrics & work on NWA

Ice Cube technically is the head of NWA & when he left NWA was never the same

Ice Cube when he left actually got even more popular & is one of the most influential underrated rappers

Ice Cube has been in so many movies, hosts of T.V. programs, made many albums he is truly influential & that is why he is my favorite
1. Ice Cube
2. 2Pac
3. Cypress Hill
4. Snoop Dogg
5. Fugees
6. Eazy-E
7. Wu-Tang Clan
8. Notorious B.I.G.
9. Nate Dogg
10. Busta Rhymes

Ice Cube leaded NWA tot the top? , Ice Cube is the best old school rapper, cause his fast raps and skills, and I love it that he says he never lies on a song, so he wanna F*** The Police? Ha-ha awesome, but in new raps I prefer Eminem..

When Cube left NWA, NWA lost its charm.

NO. there is so much more to Old school rap and hiphop than hatred and Anger. Also so often in his songs his lyrics and flow is just weak.

4 Rakim William Michael Griffin, Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim, is an American rapper. He was born on January 28, 1968.

He's your favorites rapper favorite rapper period.

He just dope

5 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.

Illmatic is the best album. Should be number 1 - LilBigRed

Who dis fool lol I only know Tupac and Biggie. They’re essentially the equivalent of people today who say they’re heavily invested in Rock music but only know Queen and The Beatles. Nas would probably be either The Kinks or The Monkees And Ice Cube is The Rolling Stones since people at least know more than 2 Rolling Stones Songs.

Nas is the best lyricist of all time, he stays consistent with his records and his made the best rap album ever (Illmatic).

In my opinion, he should be top 3 definitely.

6 Eazy E Eric Lynn Wright better known by his stage name "Eazy-E", was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. He is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta Rap". He was born to Richard and Kathie Wright in Compton, California. On March 26, 1995 Eazy-E dies from complications ...read more.

I really can't listen to a Eazy E song without shedding a tear. I miss Tupac Bigge and Nate Dogg but Eazy had a horrible death. RIP you real G.

Damn eazy e was a rappin legend he made nwa if it weren't for him we would have no Dre or ice cube

Love him

7 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.

Greatest rapper of all time, the only problem with Big L was that in his first album he started making enemies that's why he died early...but anyways RIP BIG L will miss you

8 Snoop Doggy Dogg
9 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.
10 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.

Is he even old school I mean he has made music in 1996 and some very underground stuff in the 80's but he's more known for his music in the late 90's and early 2000's music which is the time right between old school and new school and 2pac and Nas and Dr. Dre has better music the his underground stuff

Favorite rapper ever but he ain't old school - LilBigRed

He's not old school, I think. - Luckys

The Contenders

11 Kool Moe Dee
12 Kool G Rap Nathaniel Thomas Wilson, better known by his stage name Kool G Rap is an American rapper from the Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York City.
13 KRS-ONE Lawrence "Kris" Parker, better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York City, New York.
14 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.

Dre brought u all the og's show this man some love

yes

15 Melle Mel
16 Method Man Clifford Smith, better known by his stage name Method Man, is an American rapper, producer, and actor. He is known as a member of the East Coast hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He is also one half of the hip hop duo Method Man & Redman.

Up with method man

Aye wutang forever

17 Chuck D Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, known professionally as Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer.
18 LL Cool J James Todd Smith, known professionally as LL Cool J, Is an American rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur from Queens, New York.

This dude is amazing I’m bad is good

19 Guru Keith Edward Elam (July 17, 1961 - April 19, 2010), better known by his stage name Guru, was an American rapper, producer and actor. He was a member of the hip hop duo Gang Starr, along with DJ Premier. He was born in Roxbury, Boston.
20 Ice T
21 Brotha Lynch

look at this, brotha lynch is in a top ten list about best rappers? I thought only the overrated ones would be there! brotha lynch's raps are at a totally different level than anyone on this list

22 MF Doom Daniel Dumile, also known as MF DOOM, is a British-born hip hop recording artist who spent most of his life in the United States.

Flow, lyrics, character, storytelling if we judge this list as being a straight out emcee then DOOM all the way listen to madvillain (greatest album of all time) tracks like Figaro, accordion, fancy clown, meat grinder, rhinestone cowboy, ALL CAPS amazing art

Greatest lyricist genius and has been rapping for 20 years Underrated

23 C.L. Smooth
24 Redman Reginald "Reggie" Noble, better known by his stage name Redman, is an American rapper, DJ, record producer, and actor.
25 The D.O.C.
26 Game Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game, is an American rapper and actor. He was born on November 29, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. Game spent most of his childhood in foster care (up until high school) even though he knew all of his brothers and sisters. Since 2002, Game ...read more.

How is The Game old school lol - DaWyteNight

27 DMX Earl Simmons, known professionally as DMX and Dark Man X, is an American rapper and actor. He was born on December 18, 1970.
28 Slick Rick
29 Mack 10
30 Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda (born 11 February 1977) is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer. He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band's rhythm guitarist, primary songwriter, keyboardist, producer, and co-lead vocalist. ...read more.

He is the best old school rapper.

31 BJ Knockout
32 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.
33 MC Ren Lorenzo Jerald Patterson, better known by his stage name MC Ren, is an American rapper from Compton, California. He is the founder and owner of the record label Villain Entertainment. His moniker is derived from the middle letters in his first name.
34 Lil Pump Gazzy Garcia (known professionally as Lil Pump, born August 17th, 2000) is an American rapper, producer and songwriter. Gazzy began his career in 2016 with a collaboration freestyle with Smokepurpp, which was eventually posted in Soundcloud to popular success. He broke out to mainstream the following ...read more.

How is he old school

Is the best

What! - DaWyteNight

NOT OLD SCHOOL

35 Night Lovell
36 Prodigy
37 Machine Gun Kelly Colson Baker, better known by his stage names MGK and Machine Gun Kelly, is an American rapper and actor, from Cleveland, Ohio.

Not old school - DaWyteNight

He is cool

38 Canibus Germaine Williams, better known by his stage name Canibus, is a Jamaican born-American rapper and actor.
39 Will Smith Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He is best known for his acting career overall. He has been in many popular movies, These include, but are not limited to, the Men in Black franchise, The Pursuit of Happyness, and After Earth. He is ...read more.
40 Q-Tip

He's one of my favorites

41 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.
42 Logic 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.
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