Best Rappers of 2013

Best up and coming rappers or rappers who are still making music.

The Top Ten

1 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 ...read more.

Listen to good kid maad city with skits and how the songs tie in and tell me otherwise

All Hail King Kendrick freshest rapper ever his flow is great and this lyrics are too deep for the ordinary rap fan

The tupac of this generation! Hands down best rapper of 2013

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2 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.

Eminem should allways be on the time of the best rapper list.

You always have to respect slim shady. Opened the rap genre to so many listeners. His next album will be quality.

You r the only rapper of the world you r best

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3 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.

One of the most lyrical, deepest rappers of 2013, just listen to his newest album "Born Sinner" to see what I mean

J. Cole should be right behind Eminem. he song lyrics have meaning and talk about struggles of the African American men and women in their communities. he does have some songs that are about money and girls but that's why he shouldbe number two cause Eminem doesn't play and his rap is about real life and tough situations. not being hooked on drugs like it is a good thing

Him, Kendrick, Chance, Childish and everyone else are changing the game. If you don't like it, go listen to older stuff. Yes, Em and all these old school guys are still dope, but the game is changing and new faces are emerging. If anyone can even compete with Kendrick right now, its cole

Should be number 1...

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4 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

Drake shows talent in every song, not only in his voice, but also in his lyrics. He transmits so much energy, deepness and heart. He is special because no other rapper shows or rap their perspective and sense of life that Drakes shows. Drake you are my idol because you are the best example of being unique and following your oun heart no matter what others tell you. Thank you

King of hip hop today, when I say this I mean he is the most complete rapper we have today, Kendrick may be more of a pure MC, but doesn't have the perfect balance drake has to make commercial radio hits and still be a lyricist of meaning and purpose, This guys has been able to make the most number 1 rap singles in history in just 4 years. From stage performance to club presence to radio dominance and still remaining lyrically, this guy is at the top. Kanye told us its Drake season, he want lying.

Artistically speaking, Drake is probably number 1 Hip Hop artist today in the music industry along with Kanye, but he is not the king of Hip Hop. I think the king of Hip-Hop should be the best RAPPER out, skill-wise, MCing, and I think we can all agree that the best today is Kendrick.

Drake is a lyrical genius, hence he is always killing rappers career, all I can say is Nothing Was The Same September 17! It's going to be a classic and a memorable day in hip hop history

There is a higher human connection to his words than other rappers. Whatever mood he got ya.

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5 Macklemore Macklemore Ben Haggerty, known by his stage name Macklemore and formerly Professor Macklemore, is an American singer and songwriter from Seattle, Washington.

We can all relate to Macklemore's songs. Unlike other rappers his songs have meanings. He will always be number 1 in my mind and many people all over the nation.

Mack is the dopest of em all. He beats are fresh and unique. His lyrics capture and inspire the listeners. Ryan Lewis is a gnarly producer. King macklemore is the best

Macklemore is a beast. Opening new ground for rap (Thrift Shop is almost mocking mainstream rap), having some pretty awesome lyrics, knowing how to get people pumped up, an amazing sense of humor, and an awesome producer. He may not have the best flow or rhymes, but he makes up for it with inanely good lyrics and beats. - WonkeyDude98

He ok,but I still respect his subject matter in his songs

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6 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.

Kanye's creativity is matched by none. He is more than just a rapper but an artist whether it be his music, video visuals or even his eye for fashion there is no competition, eminem is great and one of the best but way over rated.

He's very clever with what he do with his rap. I enjoy his style. Nice. I public he say crazy things. But that's him.

Kanye is a beast, musically the only rapper to change the game completely

Although he is a jerk. He is also one of the best rappers in history

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7 Jay Z Jay Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.

Jay z is nice

The king of rap since 1990 and the 2nd oldest in the game shawn is the most famous rapper and ritchest married to pop star beyonce on of the biggest singer in the world and hottest stars and jay-z is friends with tons of rapper and famous basket ball player and is an enemy to the game who has been in the game for 11 years and jay-z has been in the game for around 24 years and is currently 44 years old and is enemy to birdman who came around 1998 so not as long.

Its J-Hova for Gods sake. The Godfather of rap

Saturnist thumbs up for wiz khalifa

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8 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. He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career. He's often criticized for talking ...read more.

Lil weezy Was born to be a rapper to people is a hobby but for him it's what his life, rapping to him is his way of talking, he is an idol to those who love rap, his punch-lines are just too good on one can touch them and they make total sense unlike other rappers

Multi platinum albums sold in row

Lil Wayne got free style, he is much more inspired than the others and so he has got what it takes to be a rapper

Lil Wayne gets hated on a lot and I think that its bull because Lil Wayne is one of the greatest rappers. I see people hating on him on Facebook and its just ignorant !

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9 ASAP Rocky ASAP Rocky Rakim Mayers, better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Harlem, New York.

A$AP needs to be top 15 his lines are so catchy with modern rap fans. While he goes hard in his verses, he also gets funny with some lyrics and he opens up one of the best rap songs of our generation, "f***** problem"

Because he is the best

So much more talented and better then Macklemore. He should be in front of Macklemore

Should be top 5

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10 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 from Atlanta, Georgia.

Besides jay Z... He is the only one that still raps about songs that people can connect to... No one can really see him in the booth...

Tip should be in the top five of this list period in what kendrick doing down there?

I still to this day can't belive how underrated he is. He should be in the top 3, he got the swag, flow, lyrical talent, what more can you ask.

Long live the king

His ability to keep his street style and still connect with non hip hop lovers.. This guy is just the best.. I rate him number 1

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The Contenders

11 Wiz Khalifa Wiz Khalifa Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor.

He's just the man

He is so great rapper

Him and Kendrick Lamar are tied in my eyes

No one understands how hard he works for him self and taylor gang

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12 Sagopa Kajmer

King of The Turkish Rap

I like to Sagopa and songs like this!

Yeahh King Off Rap :D

He has amazing lyrics

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13 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.

Can't deny he is the best rapper. The best lyrical rapper.

Can't mad here lil Wayne.. Lil Wayne is whack

Nas the best rapper alive

One of the GOAT's this guy goes harddd on every song!

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14 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.

I think B.O. B's Underground Luxury is one of the best albums of all time. Straight up.

He is a awesome rapper I like the song airplanes by B.O. B

B.O. B is not only a rapper he is also a poet

He is so cool! I love nothing' on you!

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15 Wale

Wale is so dope. He needs to be up there with J. Cole

Wale is the beat rapper in #MMG and he should be in the top 5, and what the hell is Lil Tunechi doing in the top 3?!

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16 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.

Lil Wayne should not be on this list, nor should Drake. Hopsin should be higher, Joey Bada$$ should be able to fit in somewhere in this list and most of all, Dizzy Wright should. There is some really whack rappers on this list.

Great rapper, has been improving since he started, His first album Raw (2010) was great and knock madness will be on of the best releases of the year for sure, and his whole crew is great.

One of my favorite rappers at the time, he can be funny and also get a message across. Rap needs more people like Hopsin, he's been through some stuff with Ruthless but now he's doing good with his own record label. Single handedly one of the best, Lil Wayne shouldn't even be on this list. Hopsin should be at the top of this list, Eminem is over-rated.

Like seriously Wayne, kanye west and jay Z shouldn't be at the top 10 hopsin desreves 2 be at the top 10 just listen 2 ill mind 5 it will blow ya f*cking brains out laugh out loud (B.T. C)

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17 Meek Mill Meek Mill Robert Rihmeek Williams, better known by his stage name, Meek Mill, is an American hip hop recording artist.

Drake meek mill an Kendrick Lamar are the best but I had to go with meek milly because he has the best flow and he was 14 he should have been 1 2 or3

"meek mill is the realist rapper out"

Meek Is One I The Hardest Rappers to Do It I Would Know From Living In Delaware And Getting Every Mixtape That Dropped. Meek Is The Only One Who Can Really Say " Started From The Bottom " Everyone Talks About How He Just Raps About Money, Chains, Cars, Watches, etc. Why wouldn't He. Meek Came From Nothing To Being One Of The Most Known Rappers Alive And I Hope To Be A Rapper On DreamChasers Label To Shine Like Him.

Meek will one day become the best rapper ever

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18 Ludacris Ludacris Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor.
19 Tech N9ne Tech N9ne ...read more.

The best rapper I have ever heard of. He has such a unique flow and his lyrics are meaningful. He is like a storyteller while rapping but also is known for rapping really fast with amazing flow. No one around like him. Best ever. Technician for life.

Tech and his entire label are the kings of rap music. They rap about so much more than money, cars, women and other material possessions. Tech tells a story and they way he words his lyrics is so unique compared to any other rapper out there right now.

He is the best rapper alive. If you actually go through and listen to all of his music, you will actually see that he is a better lyricist than anyone else. Better on stage. Annunciates every word perfectly regardless of how quickly he double times the beat. GET OUT OF YOUR MAINSTREAM BUBBLE and listen to it! No one can even compete! Why do yall think eminem wont collaborate with him?

Okay, Tech N9ne raps about being the odd one out. He raps about not being perfect. He raps about pain and suffering and things you can relate to. At least that's the G side, there's also the king and the clown. His three faces of madness. He is indeed one of the best - Nervflo

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20 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.

I love tyler because he's just crazy and makes awesome music. Its different than a lot of other artists and has good flow

This dude must be in first place!

How's hopsin at a better placing then Tyler? did you even hear Wolf?

He's just different and y'all should learn to appreciate his stuff c'mon... Should be around 10

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21 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 ...read more.

Intelligent man doing intelligent thought provoking lyrics that should be seen as the best working after the great Food and liquor 2 and his repairs to Kendrick and the game in SLR 2

This man should be in the top 10 for sure. REAL rap. He defines it. Period.

All of his albums are classics or going to be classics

THE BEST RAPPER OF 2013!

22 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.

He is the best rapper this year and he will continue to be as good a 2pac, nas, and biggie. People who can appreciate rap music will understand his lyrics are some of the best anyone as ever seen and his flow is spot on. You can not beat Earl Sweatshirt

Earl sweats undeniable flow is one of the best around this young rapper will be something to watch this year when doris drops

How is Lil Wayne, Macklemore, Kanye West, and Wiz Khalifa better rappers than Earl. His flow and vocab put them all to shame

Better than Kendrick and Logic and Hopsin TRUTH
Should be after Em

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23 Chance the Rapper Chance the Rapper

This kid should be at the top no lie

He should be in top 10. Acid Rap made him great.

At least top five. Acid Rap was by far the best mixtape of 2013. It should definitely put him in the top five

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24 Machine Gun Kelly 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.

This guy is beyond wonderful, his new album black flag is wonderful, believe it or not since I started listening to him. I have gotten out of my depression some of his songs really speak to me, call him whatever you want I think he the best thing that I've come across

Okay first off, Black Flag was a mixtape. His only album is Lace Up, and he is working on his second album. 2nd of all, MGK can spit pretty fast, but he is not the fastest rapper of all time. I don't even think he tries to be.

He definitely is a very good musician and is starting to change the rap game. When time passes, he will go down as a legend. He has fans thatll stick with him no matter what, and his fanbase continues to grow. And he actually appreciates his fans more then most famous people, which is awesome.

Hang in there dude, more fame will come with time.

He is #1 to me his music speaks to mean and get me outta bad moods just gotta put his music on and I'm good. Can't wait to meet him.

Mind of a stoner

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25 Ace Hood Ace Hood

Ace is the best. His rap are real unlike a lot of other rappers

Ace hood is the best rapper In the world - tendani666

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26 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 ...read more.

Still one of the realest rappers

He is simply the best

One of the best. has 20-30 Amazing songs

Best voice. Great flow. Intelligent content in verses. Relevant information being presesnted even after 200+ songs. Constantly adapting / improving in a sea of mediocre artists. Many of which are on this list.

27 Yelawolf Yelawolf Michael Wayne Atha, better known as Yelawolf, is an American hip hop recording artist from Gadsden, Alabama. V 1 Comment
28 Rick Ross Rick Ross William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur .

The should be number 3

You re the best rapper

Mastermind is his second best album of all time. Needs to be higher on list

I just love how he rapps

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29 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.

Why is 50 Cent only at place 50? He's better then a lot of those wannabe rappers.

Please fools everyone knows that this is tupac of rap this a true outlaw people don't really know g unit all the way

50 is the real thing... Wonder y he is 18 position... That's an insult... He is sopose to be at the 1st top

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30 Kid Ink Kid Ink

Kid Ink is one of the realest artist right now

Amazing rapper. Plus, he is young so he is gonna get even better.

Besides Drake, he's the best mainstream rapper

MY Fave he's awesome

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31 Logic Logic Born on January 22, 1990, 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 become the most successful ...read more.

Logic will be on the top in 2014

Great flow great voice great lyrics. He deserves better

How is Logic so low on the list? His mixtapes alone kill half this list! Real lyricist! Come on people wake up please...

he's # 4

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32 2 Chainz 2 Chainz Tauheed Epps, als o 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 earlier this year .

He is the longest doesn't have the write style for rapping his flow sucks and doesn't really rym

2 Chainz is the top mc in the game right now.
His Music is just pure and he has the most dopest flow
Truly a True in Music

BOATS ME TIME and BASED ON A TRU STORY are just classic esp his singles I think he shld b #1 after all numbers don't lie you shld see the score board

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33 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.

Nicest rapper out of NY these days. Only kid in this genration who can hold his own against Kendrick

Man he is ill.. Him and Freddie Gibbs are the best upcoming rappers..

He is lyrical and has a nice flow

Better than 95% of these rappers...

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34 Tyga Tyga Tyga is a rapper that was born November 19, 1989. He was popular in 2012 and is best known for dating Kylie Jenner while she was still a minor.

I think tyga has more style than most rappers

I really like your rap

He gets no credit - jflan51

Sounds like a crying hyena

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

Big sean is the best rapper because he can sing about anything and can change he's flow ever song

Big Sean is super bra

This is a bull list

36 Dizzy Wright Dizzy Wright

Dizzy always puts everything he has into his lyrics. He doesn't just talk about sex or money, but he talks about his struggles and how he deals with them. Lil Wayne is trash I have heard vacuums sound better than him...

He's the next pac and is the best lyrics writter of all rappers, soon he will reach the top, PEACE!

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37 A$AP Rocky A$AP Rocky Rakim Mayers, better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Harlem, New York. V 1 Comment
38 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.

The best & fastest rapper of the world!
Vote for him

One of the guys that make sure he make the best in a track and he is G O O D

39 Childish Gambino Childish Gambino

Some of his songs are really deep and are about real life and then others are filled with savage rhymes and lyrics he is underrated and should be in top 10 at least

One of the best in the game, lyrically gifted. Deep and inspiring raps about everything. He's one to watch

He has to be in top 10. He's the most underrated rapper in the game. Because the internet was one of the best of 2013

This guy's music is unreal

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40 Norm Ender Norm Ender

Best of AllSTAR RAPPER

The king turkish rapper

41 Jarren Benton Jarren Benton Jarren Giovanni Benton is an American rapper from Decatur, Georgia. In early 2012, he signed to rapper Hopsin's independent record label Funk Volume and released a mixtape called Freebasing with Kevin Bacon in June 2012. A year later, on June 11, 2013 he released his debut studio album My Grandma's ...read more.

Such speed, clean flows, attitude and general insanity, how could this dude be so low on this list?

42 King Los

Way To Low! He Has The BEST Lyrics In The Game By Far Also Best Delivery, Structure And With A Crazy Flow! And The Best Freestyler Today. Way To Low

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43 Honey Singh

Awesome attitude. That alone keeps him out of the line

Best of all, bro. He will be world's top in 2014 to his deadline.

The best rapper of all time I have ever seen

He is Singh is king. Proud to Punjabi

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44 Pitbull Pitbull

What the hell? Pitbull deserves a better place than this...at least in top20! His creations are phenomenal...please vote!

Pitbull deserves the top 10

What is pitbull doing on this list, that bold white piece of crap

For this year and years to come,the only rapper that I consider better than Pitbull is Eminem
No one else can beat him
Not Tupac,not Biggie and certainly not Jay-Z
He has the best beats and the catchiest hooks and he rap for just about any genre
He shouldn't deserve so much hate cause he is the best after Eminem

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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.

I'm offended that he is this low and busta rhymes is above him! Busta rhymes has not been relevant since 2007.

Kid Cudi is at least top 20

It actually hurts to see cudi this low on the list. He's number 1 by far on my list.

I can't believe he is this low on the list. Yall don't know anything about real Hip-Hop

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46 Fabolous
47 Future Future
48 Ceza Ceza

Ceza is the best rapper in the world..in turkey...we love ceza so much..every time we come everywhere with him...

He is really fast when he is singing and you can still understand what his saying..:)

He is the best in Turkey and he sings always great songs. Hi from Macedonia!

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49 Chris Brown Chris Brown Christopher Maurice "Chris" Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several local talent shows from a young age. He is most well known for his physical assault towards the singer Rihanna in ...read more.

Beast listen to look at me know

What, dude doesn't even rap in 90 % of his tracks.. Nas, jay z, Kendrick Lamar, Wayne, in no particular order... Then the rest.. And I haven't seen him yet but childish gambino should somewhere in the top 30... probably higher

Chris Brown! He ia amazing he can sing and dance and he's not only a rapper he is a singer. Amazing!

He needs to be a RnB singer not a rapper

50 Kirko Bangz Kirko Bangz Kirk Jerel Randle (born August 20, 1989), better known by his stage name Kirko Bangz, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer signed to Atlantic Records. He is best known for his single, "Drank In My Cup" which was released in 2011 and peaked at number 28 on the US Billboard Hot ...read more.

Great rapper with song "Drank in my cup" great song should b at least top 30

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