10 Best Rappers of 2009


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.

Coukie, you need to shut the hell up, who are you to say Eminem does not deserve first place, you have no damn right to say that. I like Lil' Wayne but just 3 things what I don't like about him
1. His damn raspy voice, it was better when he didn't have that rasp like in The Carter.
2. He sometimes doesn't make sense.
3. He is the only person who would rhyme ass with ass...
but you can say Lil' Wayne is better than Eminem because it does not matter, thats your opinion.

Eminem has already been classed as a legend in the rap world and he's still at large with Royce the 5'9. His Recovery album was the best selling album in the U.S.A last year. It's because he connects with his fans in ways that can't be explained

I think Beautiful was the best rap song, probably the best song of 2009. Relapse wasnt the same caliber of his other albums, but it is good to see hes back

Eminems versatility completely overshadows lil wayne he shouldn't even be in the top 10 it should go Eminem, Biggie small, Tu pac and so on Lil Waynes a joke

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2 Kid Cudi Kid Cudi Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.

Kid is one of the best rappers of the 2000's no doubt. If you don't respect the Cudi you can't be a rap fan.

Man on the moon was the greatest album of 2009 by far. He was so influential and helped so many people. Sad to now see him in rehab.

He's a real, everyone can relate behind doors even if they are too scared to show the world their loneliness

The most human and relatable of all these "rappers". Cudi isn't just a musician, he's a philosopher.

3 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.

:-D and shut up eminem does not deserve it wayne does...
where the hell has eminem been in the past couple of years?
exactly.. (not to diss him because he is good just not better than wayne)
Wayne has been working his ass off so shut up with all that - Coukie

Wayne was the best rapper since early 2000's-09

no rapper comes close to lil waynes status. - jman16

4 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.

The countdown is of 2009, not of all time. Relapse sucked, and lil wayne only came out with rebirth which was even worse. The BLueprint 3 was amazing.

5 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.
6 T.I. T.I. Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., better known by his stage names T.I. and Tip, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor born on September 25, 1980 in Atlanta, GA.

T.I. is sick! This is why hip-hop is still alive.T.I. is the best and will always be. Better than Lil Wayne. He can kill Lil Wayne in a rap battle.

Greatest rapper in the game.T.I. can murder anyone in a rap battle. 10 times better than Lil Wayne. King of the South!

Paper trail, enough said...

This is why hip-hop is still alive.T.I. is doing amazing in the game. No othe rapper can beat T.I. he keeps it real in his lyrics and will always be the greatest ever. King of the South!

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7 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".

drake is the illest rapper of all times... he is gonna take the throne in the next 2 years... don't say I neva told ys'll

This guy is great he has a good voice the best rapper who can also sing, Thank later is his best album so far

He is so good his songs are sick. His song over is the best but he has many more good songs he sould be ranked 1. Right after Lil Wayne

Drake is the best rapper alive! Liestien to his mixtapes I haven 6 mixtaper and 2 albums and chilli'n till take care to come out so liestien to drake for real rap

8 Ludacris Ludacris Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor.
9 Krayzie Bone Krayzie Bone Anthony Henderson, better known as Krayzie Bone, is an American rapper, producer, and entrepreneur. He is a member of the rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
10 Fabolous

The Contenders

11 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.

I would say one mic owned ever album, no matter how many platinums you've got

12 Bizzy Bone Bizzy Bone Bryon Anthony McCane II, better known by his stage name Bizzy Bone, AKA Lil' Ripsta, is an American rapper and the youngest member of the Cleveland rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
13 AZ AZ
14 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian American rapper/pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. ...read more.

She is my idol and I will never stop listening to her music!

15 Layzie Bone Layzie Bone Steven Howse is a hip-hop artist known primarily for being a member of the group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.
16 Gucci Mane Gucci Mane Radric Delantic Davis, known professionally as Gucci Mane, is an American rapper who has released 12 studio albums and over 70 mixtapes. In 2007, he founded his own label, 1017 Records. He helped to pioneer the hip hop subgenre of trap music alongside fellow Atlanta-based rappers T.I. and Young Jeezy. ...read more.
17 Young Jeezy Young Jeezy Young Jeezy is a hip hop artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He is most known for his album "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101", his loud, distinctive rap voice, his song "Put On", his longtime beef with rapper Gucci Mane, and for his tough talk and street lyrics.
18 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.
19 Soulja Boy Soulja Boy DeAndre Cortez Way, known professionally as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.
20 New Boyz
21 Raekwon Raekwon Corey Quontrell Woods, better known by the stage name Raekwon, is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
22 Birdman
23 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.
24 Fashawn

He only dropped the best album of the year with Boy Meets World. The Ecology and When She Calls are two of the best songs I have ever heard. Very slept on artist.

25 Logic 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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