Top Ten Best Rappers of 2010


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 more.

1. Eminem for Recovery the best selling album of 2010
2. Weezy F Baby born in a manger
3. Nicki Minaj for some great collaborations with other rappers
4. Kanye West for My Beautiful Dark Fantasy which received critical acclaim
5. Drake for Forever, Over and a decent debut album

Full lil Wayne.. his high weed ass gotta go bakk to jail where he actually sounds smart. That's the only place he'll ever sound smart. Eminen is a true rapper and only he can compete with Tupac. Wayne was better few years ago, but never better than Eminem. Eminem's rap is meaningful and/or makes sense.

Eminem is way better then those other rappers like seriously, listen to his lyrics they ACTUALLY make sense!

Eminem is a rapper with lyrics that are real and most of all make sense. He focuses solely on lyrics like a rapper should do and doesn't rely on controversy to sell records unlike Kanye West. He knows how to keep his lyrics real but still get his record played on the radio unlike Lil Wayne, Drake or the whole young money crew. He is definitely passionate about words and doesn't feel the need to mention weed every 2 lines like Wiz Khalifa. Eminem certainly is the most mature rapper on this list and is definitely deserving of the number 1 spot.

2 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".

Drakes verses take time to create, you see dreak is the best rapper to ever rap about love and relationships " fireworks ", 'best I ever had" "July" and "Say something" all talk bout his past relationships and what he's learnt. HE BROUGHT THE BEST METAHPORS 2 THE GAME.. even chris brown is stealing his style in his new songs. !

this man is the best. I may be 10 years old but I still know a good rapper when I hear 1. That sucka goes hard. When I heard his song fear and heard his Album Thank me later I was like BAM! He's probaly gonna make it as big as pac or biggy. And REALLY? you put eminem in front of HEARTBREAK DRAKE.

Drake. Obviously he's the new best rapper alive! No doubt this guy killed it in 2009 that was his year Drake has been nominated for several awards including Grammys, even being selected to perform at the 2010 Grammy award ceremony. Drake has also won several awards, including two Juno Awards in 2010 for Best New Artist, and Rap Recording of the Year. He's the best. - DrizzyDrakeFan

Drake is better than enimem rake has more albums and drake made his own songs drake raps about his life because in over he means he think in 2012 its gonna be over SO BEST RAPPER ALIVE IS DRAKE

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, more.

He wasn't even good in 2010. - DaWyteNight

Drake is overrated. Eminem just screams. Lil Wayne has amazing and talented voice and lyrics. Eminem better bow down to the real rap god, because Eminem's just the wannabe rap god.

Lil'Wayne is a beast he can school the others (best forever)one and only if you are you should be proud of weezy insted of hatin' onhim.

Young Talent...
Drop The World & Down (Jay Sean) Were Awesome...
But, Eninem is Also Good With Not Afraid.

4 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 more.

God, 95% of these artists are terrible. I only respect three of the rappers in the top 10. - DaWyteNight

We're talkin about 2010 right? So let's see who had the best album. Eminem's Recovery was good but was mostly built on the strength of its collabos. Lil Wayne released a garbage rock album and I Am An Overrated Stupid Human Being. Drake's album had no variety and rapped like he was a high schooler handlin fame for the first time. So that leaves Mr. West, possibly the most hated man on the planet at one time or another. mybeautiful darktwisted fantasy got a 94 on metacritic. I don't know wtf metacritic is but it gave Soulja Girl a 57 or somethin on the DeAndriana Way, so it's a reputable source. oh yeah JayZ's album dropped in 2009.

Greatest rapper/producer to ever live.


5 Wiz Khalifa Wiz Khalifa Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He was born on September 8, 1987.

Big wiz fan as a college dude... But you always gotta admit overall rapping you gotta give it to em. Lil Wayne second is depressing as well as drake so high, but he is really good still!

wiz is for sure number one and anyone can relate to him. TGOD

Now were talking' T.G.O.D

6 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.

Listen to some of his new album Distant Relatives, which is one of the best albums of 2010 - Atliens

Nas is the king of rap

Great flow, lyrics make sense

Obiously eminem is 1 but nas should be no. 2

7 Big Sean Big Sean Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan.

New album dark sky paradise
My last chris brown
Memories part 1 and 2

8 B.o.B B.o.B Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., better known by his stage name B.o.B, is an American recording artist and music producer from Decatur, Georgia.

Very very very very creative.. He can sing and he's shown that he can spit with the best of em.. Put's a lot of emotions in his music and is just genius.

bob and lupe are the best out right now, cudi wiz and others have potential

Creative, clean, and makes me want to hear more. Big fan.

His name is bob, and the songs that he makes are great

9 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 more.

One of the most talented MCs of all time with a great discography

10 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. more.

Wow, if Gucci Mane is the 10th best rapper of 2010 that really says how bad rap was during 2010. - DaWyteNight


Gucci is just Gucci, from drug dealing to southern top star he did it, his chosen beats kill all the other rappers beats plus he got the best flow from all the current rappers theirs no comparing... BUR!

Gucci mane is one of the realest rapper/trapper today. His lyrics is relevant to a whole region of people plus he killing the mixtape, jewlery, and whip game. Skeeurrt!


The Contenders

11 Rick Ross Rick Ross William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur.
12 J. Cole J. Cole Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer.

Best RAPPER of this generation. He is this generations version of Tupac straight up

The best lyricist of the decade, come on, he's at least in the top 5 on the list.

How are you gonna let BOB be above this man, come on son

Why is he here? He is seriously better than Rick Ross!

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13 Ice Cube 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, more.

Are you crazy? F*ck Lil Wayne, f*ck all fake ass rappers like him. Ice Cube is a legend, and nobody can be better rapper than Cube!

14 French Montana French Montana Karim Kharbouch, better known by his stage name French Montana, is an American rapper. Born in Morocco, he immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 13 years old.
15 Tyga Tyga Micheal Ray Stevenson, known by his stage name Tyga, is an American hip hop recording artist. In 2011, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

He s the best

I like rack city by him

16 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 more.

Boosie is the best of the best! And the realist rapper alive. The reason why he should be number 1 is because he real and raps about real life and his struggle. Boosie the next tupac! No doubt about it. - Dee92999

Is dope and spits fire and real one and rapps about reality

17 Hopsin Hopsin Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California. Hopsin was born on July 18, 1985. His first album was called Emurge but he's best known for his album titled Raw.

How is this not higher. Raw dropped this year and that album is amazing. - Rapsody

Now THIS is rap. It isn't dead after all

It doesn't getter better then this ill mind

18 Yo Gotti Yo Gotti Mario Mims, better known by his stage name Yo Gotti, is an American rapper. In 1996, Gotti released his debut album Youngsta's On a Come Up under the alias Lil Yo.
19 Snoop Dog

Drop it like its hot, drop it like its hot,

20 Tech N9ne Tech N9ne Aaron Dontez Yates, born November 8, 1971, better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is an American rapper. In 1999, Yates and business partner Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. He has sold over two million albums and has had his music featured in film, television, and video games. more.
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22 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.

50 you the best.. I loveu fifty.. you masive... 50 you ma favorite you are MY GOODDD I lovee.. you are the reason I'm alive ggggg unit... 50 cent is e HERO



23 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 more.

He makes the show go on. His raps means something. Eminem is great but he is not the best rapper ever though. I'm not saying he's worst than lupe but he doesn't need to be.1 on every list on this website. Lupe= for kids in the ghetto, that's good. 50 cent, I saw his interview with oprah and he seems like a nice great guy, even my mom likes him, but his rapping equals bash, cut, steal, shoot, kill, and every cuss and insulting word created constantly. Nicki minaj acts like she belongs in a mental hospital and says b! Tch a lot and ho. Tyler the creator= jokes about rape, incest and homosexuals, that's terrible.P. diddy=um, well, this guy just sucks at rapping. Usher= doesn't even rap. Tech n9ne= a show off and my friend is always talking about how great he is. Snoop dogg =awesome rapper but shooting people wit dr dre and cussing a lot and saying the n word like 90% of all these rappers on this list, really? J. Cole= good storyteller but say the n word 70% of the time. Tyga= I like him ...more

24 Wale Wale Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, better known by his stage name Wale, is an American recording artist, record producer and actor.
25 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 more.

The best rapper of the decade, not counting those who made their name before 2010 (EM, J, Nas)

Nobody on this list is NEAR Kendrick's level except Nas and Eminem. Rick Ross has no flow and his lyrics are mediocre. Lil Wayne is about as bad as drake but he does have a few good 1 liners. Drake is good at story telling but can only rhyme the last words of lines. He has no compound or internal rhymes. Kanye has a few good lyrical songs but a lot of them are like drakes with the mediocre rhyming. Gucci just shouldn't be on the list. Big Sean's only good lyrical song is I do it. Jay-z is a biter like Wayne except they can't prove he bites even though he does. Jeezy can't rhyme but can story tell... Same with j cole. I ain't on Kendrick's dick but he averages 5 times more rhymes per song than anybody on the list except Eminem who is a word smith. Nas doesn't even rhyme as much but they are more unique. Kendrick's storytelling is great because it's complex and deep af

Kendrick lamar should be number 1 on this list, because he is capable of implementing deep and complex metaphors, that most the greats aren't even able to do, not to mention, he's studied the greats like Tupac, snoop dogg, and dr dre, and even if he doesn't end up being number 1, he should still be above lil Wayne

Kendrick he is good - tendani666

26 Curren$y

His a real rapper who came from the bottom, from the Nolia. He is one true ass rapper who doesn't spend time rapping about bullshit like weapon, money and hoes, and he could easily murk most of these radio cats in a battle. His flow is fantastic and he's all self made.

27 Tyler, The Creator Tyler, The Creator Tyler Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991), better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper, record producer, and music video director. more.


Goblin is the best album of the year

He is the fuqin ghee love his songs and him keep it real

28 Jeezy

the dude is one of the best in the game can't lose

Most hardest underated rapper alive

29 Norm Ender Norm Ender

Real Gangsta Listen-Norm Ender -Çıktık Yine Yollara

Norm life baby

The perfect

30 Waka Flocka Flame Waka Flocka Flame Juaquin James Malphurs, better known by his stage name Waka Flocka Flame or simply Waka Flocka, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia.
31 Mike Shinoda 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. more.

He is an awesome rap singer
he has rapped awesome in papercut, hit the floor, faint and many more for linkin park
he has also rapped for fort minor in songs like believe me, remember the name, where'd you go and many more

he's one of the coolest rappers

Shinoda all day biggest fan

Best gift given to the rap music ever...?
No one can beat his beats...
Has an awesome voice sounds good both in vocals & raps

32 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Onika Tanya Maraj, known professionally as Nicki Minaj (born December 8, 1982) is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Minaj is most known for her songs such as "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe". more.

She is the best when it comes to female rap she is like the lady gaga of rap she deserves the name mother monster just like lady gaga she tops the with her hits like super bass, your love, and fly. What the heck is she doing all the way down here she is very creative I mean nobody would have come up with pink Friday she should be in the top ten.

Queen Nicki needs to be in top ten. She needs to be second. I can understand Eminem, but in 2010, Nicki was the best breakout artist. - SammMinajj

33 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 the greatest rapper in the game. Is way better than all these rappers on this list. King of the South main!

T.I. is the greatest rapper of all time, PERIOD. He can beat anyone in a rap battle. Better than Lil Wayne and Ludacris. King of the South!

Why isn't T.I. on this list? No mercy was such an amazing album. He deserves to be the best of 2010. - stefanobalossi

The greatest of 2010 and of all time. No Mercy is a the best album of all time. "No Mercy" "that's all she Wrote" "Castle Walls" are such amazing songs.T.I. keeps it real and is not a fake posser like other rappers these days. King of the South forever.

34 The Game The 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 more.

Game speaks from the heart. man knows how to write songs love him - mhbnathanielo

Lyrics and flow
Proves he has heart listen to dreams
Knows what he can handle

35 P. Diddy

Its Diddy man he still running urban culture

he's a BEAST he should be up by 2 at least

36 Hichkas Hichkas Sorush Lashkary (born May 10, 1985) better known by his stage name Hichkas (Persian: Hiĉkas - هیچکس‎‎; meaning "Nobody") is an Iranian rapper from Tehran. Hichkas is considered as one of pioneers of "Persian Rap" and "Persian Urban music.
37 Mac Miller Mac Miller Malcolm James McCormick (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), best known by his stage name Mac Miller, was an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was also a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman. Miller died of an apparent drug overdose on September 7, 2018.

Just really entertaining to listen to

38 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.

Usher is not a rapper
But he has sung awesome in dj got us falling in love,
He has an awesome voice
Such a smooth voice
Please do vote him

39 Booba

Booba is a French rapper but if only not French people could understand hislyrics, he would be so respected, he kills all his lines


40 Busta Rhymes 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.

You need to be number one

41 Vic Mensa
42 South Park Mexican South Park Mexican

He is a beast

43 Earl Sweatshirt Earl Sweatshirt Thebe Neruda Kgositsile, better known by his stage name Earl Sweatshirt, is an American rapper, record producer, and disc jockey from Los Angeles, California.

When you subject a rebel to a process meant to sanitize and he still cuts deep, there's more at play than just the words. Earl is a poet first. He's found new ways to flex since returning from the Coral Reef Academy. Just check the intricately woven, occasionally reflective rhymes on his show-stealing "Oldie" performance. And the momentum seems to have carried over to his upcoming Sony debut, Doris. Lead single "Chum" easily made everyone's "best of" last year, setting up a perfect start to Earl's 2013 campaign.

The best rapper out he is amazing like I ain't even kidding I love all of his songs and I would like every1 else in the world to think so as well keep it up EARL

44 Biggie Smalls Biggie Smalls 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 more.

Greatest of all time no doubt

Also one of the best rip

45 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.

He's great to just lay back smoke a blunt and just drift off into the universe

46 Macklemore Macklemore Ben Haggerty, (born, June 19, 1983) known by his stage name Macklemore and formerly Professor Macklemore, is an American singer and songwriter from Seattle, Washington.

This guy has tons of emotion and heart in his raps. He may be new and not one of the best but he has talent and I'm sure he can rise up to the top.

47 Tupac 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 more.

Tupac is the greatest rappers of all time

Greatest rappers of all time

One of te best rappersto live rip tupac

48 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.

Soulja boy is the best

49 Despo Rutti
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