Best Rappers of 2012

The Contenders: Page 3

41 Nas Nas Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper. 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.

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 seen

V 1 Comment
42 Mac Miller Mac Miller Malcolm James McCormick, best known by his stage name Mac Miller, is an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Mac miller deserve to be wayy higher than this. #37? Get outta here.

43 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.

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

44 Juicy J Juicy J

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

45 Joey Badass Joey Badass Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known by his stage name Joey Badass, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor.

He's the best!

46 Dr. Dre Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. V 2 Comments
47 Amigo Wolf

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

49 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 sucks. Get him off this list.

50 Mike Shinoda Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer. V 1 Comment
51 Chief Keef Chief Keef Keith Cozart, better known by his stage name Chief Keef, is an American rapper and record producer from Chicago, Illinois.

Chief keef is one of my favorite rappers in 2012 with love sosa made him high in the rap game

Chief keef should be first his beats and songs are legendary the best I know

Chief keef is only 51 in best rappers of 2012. He should be top 20 maybe even 10. He dropped so many bangers that even Drake, Kanye, Birdman, and T.I. hopped on the bandwagon. You have to move him up.

V 1 Comment
52 Sohrab MJ
53 Pishro
54 Dee-1

Okay for those who never heard of him, he's a New Orleans rapper who has yet to break out. But the guy can flat out rap, remainds me of Lil Wayne when Wayne was still Wayne. His best work includes I hope they hear me vol. 1 and 2.

55 Schoolboy Q

I can't wait for this guy to break out. If you don't know who he is, he's a better Kid Codi, the best stonner rapper out (way better than Wiz Khalifa). Listen to habits and Contradictions.

56 Plies Plies Algernod Lanier Washington, better known by his stage name Plies, is an American rapper. He is known for his singles such as "Shawty", "Hypnotized", and "Bust It Baby." Unlike his sing-songy singles, Plies' albums mostly contain realistic material about the street life and trying to survive. His first more.

Unforchinatly Plies' album purple heart didn't make it out in 2012, but he gave us a preview with the on trial and on trial 2 mixtapes. Plies shows us who really is the voice of the streets this year.

57 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.

Yo gotti is yet another rapper who has been in the game for a while, and this year he makes it big with his album live from the kitchen. He combines the great memphis sound I love with todays rap sound (like juicy j), and makes something truely amazing.

58 J. Holiday

J holiday is the best the best two Nahum Grymes (born November 29, 1984), better known by his stage name J. Holiday, is an American recording artist and songwriter

59 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.

This guy is not given enough credit for rapping

Someone forget about this speedy rapper!

60 Young Jeezy Young Jeezy

Put on, that song is the best

Put on is the best song

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Persian Rappers of 2012 Best New Rappers of 2012 Music Artists You'd Like to Perform at the 2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremonies Best Soccer Players of 2012-2013 Top Ten Best Movies of 2012

List Stats

1,000 votes
69 listings
5 years, 305 days old

Top Remixes (17)

1. Eminem
2. Jay-Z
3. Kanye West
1. Eminem
2. Tech N9ne
3. Kendrick Lamar
1. Meek Mill
2. Kendrick Lamar
3. Rick Ross

View All 17


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.