Best Rappers of 2012
The Top Ten
True, this guy has been quiet for about two years, but he has an album coming soon and he is still an elite rapper. If you forgot about Em listen to The Marshall Matters Lp, and The Slim Shady Lp.
He's the best of all rappers,
Why he is not on the top, this guy is the king of rap and he deserves to be on top forever
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I had a difficult time choosing between J Cole and Kendrick for the #1 spot. They are hands down the two best rappers right now. Growing up Kendrick admired Tupac, maybe that's why he's so lyrical. This Compton dude is brilliant and if you have not cheek out Section 80 and Good Kid, M.A.A.D City.
11th, what not only has this guy just made the album of the year, probably one of the best albums in the 21st century. This guy raps about his childhood in Compton and about his brother and friend getting killed while Lil Wayne and Rick Ross etc rap utter bull. #1 by a mile.
Kendrick lamar merks on all these rappers, just listen to the art of peer pressure, swimming pools and bitch don't kill my vibe. I mean come on, he beat nas, kanye west, jayz and J cole for best lyricist of the year.
Can I ask how Eminem is at the top of this. No disrespect because he is one of my favourite rappers of all time, but I can't say apart from a good verse on My life with 50 cent I can't say he did much else. Wheras Kendrick was so damm good this year.V 22 Comments
Lil Wayne is an amazing rapper no wonder he is number 1. If you haven't heard the song HOW TO LOVE BY LIL' Wayne you need to right now because it is the most inspirational song ever
As JAY-Z has said many times he passed on the mantle of the best in the game to young Carter and told him to go further and go harder, something Weezy is living up to, Best in the world today
Lil wayne is the greatest rapper alive now... He do what no artist can do which is walk in the studio with no pen or paper n spit like he been writing for days
Jay and yeezy said he was he brought drake and nickiV 18 Comments
He goes harder then anyone in the game right now. Eminem needs to collaborate with him. Cleveland in the building!
Mgk is brilliant, he has two sides, one of joy, the other of pain!
Mgk is the best out of anyone on this list without a doubt waka 1st? Really? Listen to "SEE MY TEARS" that song alone makes him better than anyone on this list!
Amazing rapper with an even more amazing movementV 7 Comments
True rapper who can rap fast and actually raps about his life. The guys a genius with his lyrics and never sleeps. When he freestyles my jaw drops because its insane.
He's a beast and he is the best rapper out there right now he could be the best rapper to live one day he has some really really great songs I think that he will be the best rapper of all time one day just keep watching him because he is amazing
One great mixtape, and a great album, I think meek mill finally did it. Last year meek mill was known by very few people, but now meek mill is indeed a house hold name.
MEEK MILL IS THE BEST RAPPER AND EVEN THOUGH HE IS FEATURED HE ALWAYS KILLS IT AND MOST OF THE TIME HE SAVES A SONG FROM BECOMING BORINGV 1 Comment
Two years ago Drezzy would have been a top five rapper. But he has fallen off since then, although he's not as lyrical as some of the other rappers in the list he has an excellent delivery. Listen to Thank me later or Take Care (they're always playing in the radio).
Drake is easily one of the best rappers in the game right now. His lyrics are very easy to relate to. He doesn't just rap, he makes music. The dude is crazy talented and just look at what he has done at just the age of 26. 2 amazing albums now that NTWS dropped I've decided that it is going to be a favorite of mine from now on. Let a lone Take Care being one of the best albums in the last 10 years, in my opinion. Straight fire on features. He can kill the beat with crazy flow or slow it down and sing. Total package.
Yal Need To Stop hating on frizzy, unless he overflows Nothing Was The Same with too much R&B, he said he was going to have a different sound to this album and when he shows people it they are all like who is rapping and he says, "that's me.", well that better mean more rap, less R&B, and less raping about girls like he used to not way back before he was big time, like there are very few songs about girls in his 2007 comeback season, that's what I need to see out of drizzy another album like comeback season where he gives real rap, with his improves self. You can see drizzy killing raps on other people's songs all the time and he needs to do that on this album. If he does he is the best, if he doesn't add me to that list of haters.
Drizzy is NOT the best rapper on this list. Questionable bar for bar whether he is even a top 5 rapper on this list. But Who cares because that is not what Drizzy is about. His Flow and Overall as an artist he is the best. If you only listen to rap then you probably wont like drizzy but if you branch into other places like pop and R&B then you will love drake's combo.V 4 Comments
But favourite rapper of all time is DMX but if you're looking at the best rappers of 2012 then you have to look at someone who consistently was around in 2012, not just an album and a feature. Because Tech N9ne has had so much out in 2012 and 100% of it was amazing, he is the best rapper of 2012. Seriously... He came out with 3 EP's with high quality tracks on them, played a couple of shows during the first few months of 2012, had songs he was featured in, and still has enough material to release an album in 2013 and be featured in several songs in the year of 2013. Only Lil Wayne has done that much in a year, and that is with whack lyrics and rushed songs. Tech N9ne killed it in 2012!
My number one favorite rap artist. Better than Wayne, better than Drake, and whoever else you put ahead of him. He's far better than that overrated Eminem you guys have placed in number 1, again...
Every time this guy picks up a mic he kills everything in his path, my favorite song with him is just a feature but "bloody murdah" is an example of what he's capable of
I ain't fan of fast rap and T9,but he is definitely better than dumbass Fake Drake.V 1 Comment
2 chainz has been in the game for a while, but in 2012, he really made it big. His album based on a T.R.U. story went to number one on the billboard 200 chart. If you really take the time to listen to some of his music you'll see he's really a great rapper. People hate on him because he is new and different and people hate different. I love 2 chainz for being different. We can't have all rappers be the same, and 2 chainz shows us this through lyrics, beats and music.
You is a good rapper keep it up
2Chaniz is the best rapper in the game listen to no lie its a really great song
Tauheed Epps, also known as 2 Chainz, is an American rapper. He is more popular when contributing guest verses to people like Kanye West, B. o. B and Lil Wayne. His latest album, ColleGrove, came out last year.V 2 Comments
Horrible list bro; the best rappers right now are Kendrick Lamar, J cole, Dee-1, Lupe Fiasco, Big K.R.I.T., and Eminem.
Trouble Man is the best album of 2012
Hell yeah #1 love all his songs
What Type Of List Is This Kendrick Lamar shouldn't Be First what!V 10 Comments
He might not be as good as he once was, but he is still a good rapper. If you forgotten Kanye's greatness listen to my favorite personal album The College Drop Out.
Nobody in today's rap game can create music like Kanye can. Nobody!
Kanye west is the best rapper of this century no other rapper can top his skills.
KANYE WEST IS THE MOST CREATIVE RAPPER IN HISTORY
He's awesome! All his songs have been great hits
HE IS SUPPOSED TO BE NUMBER 1! NOT 32
EVERY SONG HE HAS ARE GREAT HITS
I'm in love with everything he does!
His rapping is so unique. No one raps like him. He has great rhythm, beats, vocals, all in one song.
Wiz is the best rapper alive no one is working as hard as him
He is the best rapper in the world he is GV 6 Comments
Yes get him in the top ten guys! He deserves it! Check out Freaks and Geeks, You See Me, and Bonfire if you have any doubts about him!
Sour face, unnecessary, silk pillow, bonfire, 1 up...
He good at hip hop/rap
He is great, he is the best, he should be number 1 number 4.
He is suppose to be number 1 he is a great rapper
I kind of like RR but now that he will be the opening act for Deadmau5 he may not be as popular as he used to be.V 3 Comments
A$AP blew up as quick in 2012 as I've seen any rapper. Releases one mix tape at the end of 2011 and by the end of 2012 his album is one of the most hyped in the industry. Now that's quality...
The kid is fresh as hell.. He's got a great style and he's proved that he can roll, and even kill the "big boys" in rap... Long. Live. ASAP
Are you kidding me? He's is so humble and he's so much better than any of these 17 rappers placed before him. All rappers are awful compared to him. Is this a joke?
yepV 1 Comment
This website is a rip off look at this MACKLEMORE and number 19 do not go together
I don't think they have even heard thrift shop
Make the money don't let the money make you
They were 2012 wonder of "thrift shop"
How does 2chainz come in front of wiz and big Sean? People must be deaf
Listen to generation lost by him
Tyga with the Last Kings! He's my inspiration and is easily the best rapper in YMCMB. Personally, I think Tyga deserves to be number 1. He kills it every song and no one can compete.
Best rapper alive no doubt
Tyga u r my best singer and my dream is u 2nd numbers in rappers
His Jesus piece album is arguably the best rap album of 2012
And I know what you all thinking what about nas's life is good, kendrick lamar's good kid maad city
Believe me when you listen to this album you'l forget about those others
I wasnt a big fan of the game until this album
I mean yes I have listened to his previous albums but this was what brought me really close to his music
OFWGKTA my boy earl in the top 20s!
Is probably the only rapper that isn't in the rap game trying to rap about what everyone els is, he's trying to make his own flow'
Only rapper out there who still boasts a positive message and has a killer flow to match
How is hopsin behind as many people as he is? He has potential to be a legend and he's behind Makelmore, Minaj, and 2chainz what?
Another rapper who people hate on because he is different and new, shows us that he really is the king of the trap with an album, triple f life: fans, friends & family, and an even better mixtape, salute me or shoot me 4 (banned from america. )
Waka is 1 of the top 10 rappers from the southV 1 Comment
The modern day Tupac or Nas. Much like both of this legendary mcs his songs go beyond rap. He tells stories: listen to Warm Up and Friday Night Lights to see for your self.
Is hard to believe this guy is in his 30s, but he's been around for a while. Lupe might be the most underrated rapper all time when you think of how great he is. The guy is incredibly lyrical, some his best songs are Kick Push, Daydreaming, and Hip hop save my life.
Not 26th position am expecting 2nd or 6th position
Chris Brown should be in top 5 not top 40 who ever did this you is dum - London33
Who can bet him? ? ? I love him
He is God Father
Ye mosht sarbaz is the best
HE IS THE POISON OF ENEMIESV 1 Comment
Kid cudi is good and One of the top
Tens listen to Man on the moon best álbum ever
Big K.R.I.T. combines todays dirty south rap sound with some older sounding southern rap and makes something worth the while, live from the underground.
Is hard to believe how underrated the guy is, he's one of the better rappers to come about in the last three years or so. He's best work includes Krit wuz here and Live from the underground.
You just gotta love his delivery and what his rap tells. You just gotta love Ace Hood I tell ya
With three mixtapes out this year, ace unveals plans for a brand new album next year. Ace shows us why he really is the motovation of hustlers around the globe.
Ace hood is good even thought I picked rick ross I loved the song called buggati
I love her best she is good in rapping
Nicki is not only the best female rapper of all time but she is definitely top rapper period. Even other rappers name her the best! It's Barbie bitch!
He's the best
He makes old songs into awesome and makes meaningful raps
Yo are my zakhar
HE IS OUR ZAKHAR
Pitbull's making a big impact on mainstream rap music of the year
He has Global Warming, Feel This Moment and also Outta Nowhere
Eminem has fallen off hard since Recovery making bad rap music with bad beats
Replace him with Pitbull
He's the now!
He's unbeatable should at least be in the top 3V 5 Comments
His Album Thousand Thoughts was the Best Selling Asian Rap Album according to Flipkart.
The flow, music and lyrics of his songs in the album were uncomparable.
He Also performed in Coke Studio, becoming the 1st Rap artist to do so. - kavyakaur
Ganjack I with you
No one makes better songs than future.. Future is the hottest thing in antlanta ever since Gucci mane.. Come join bricksuad future please
Best rapper alive.. Period!
The guy needs no introduction, he's maybe the best rapper all time, your favorite rapper's idol. The reason why he's not #1 is because he's not as relevant as he once was. If you want to cheek out the greatest rap album all time, Illmatic.
T.I. is my favorite rapper of all time, but for 2012 I'd have to give it to Kendrick. I voted for Nas though, because he should be in the top 5 for 2012. Definitely better than Wiz, 2Chainz, Future, and others. Eminem shouldn't be #1. He's good but overrated.
Nas is easily at the top this year. Hopsin, MGK, and maybe Kendrick Lamar are also near the top as well.
He is the BEST rapper ever seenV 1 Comment
Mac miller deserve to be wayy higher than this. #37? Get outta here.
Complex rhyme schemes, clever lyrics, storylines. Great flow, funny as hell and the rest of Odd Future is sick too. Should definitely be top ten.
Yonkers has to be the best
Juicy j has been making great rap music for a while, but this year he really makes it big. He takes his old classic three 6 mafia sound, and combines it with todays rap music sound to make something very great.
Stay trippy is at the top right now
He's the best!
Like his beats though
What he's dr. dre why tf is he at #43
Very very god amigo wolf best lyrics
He is the best rapper. With best bully lyrics. And he was sincere enough to say he knws he is going to hell in his track the profess
Soulja Boy sucks. Get him off this list.
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