Best Rappers of 2015

The Top Ten
1 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

Kendrick is so lyrically gifted he raps about what is making this world infected clashing with religion politics and inequality between women and races he thinks on such a sociological level its almost scary and his lyrics really hit the heart especially if you can relate to him kendrick usually talks to blacks in his raps making us realise we are magnificent and he's not scared to express this

You dudes are forgetting, Best rapper of 2015. "2015"

Eminem didn't even make any songs this year and your already topping him like god damn stop being an extreme fanboy, this site is way to one-sided to Eminem lol.

Kendrick definitely wins lol.

2 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

I'm a Stan and your not good enough Eminem fans if you don't know what a Stan it I have been with em since the start from watching him at underground battles till now he don't know me but I know everything about Marshall his age how many grammys he's won blood type height shoe size everything don't every doubt him or I will kill you

He's he's a very good rapper but I'm not sure why he's number one on this list. He hasn't released anything this year unlike Kendrick Lamar, who has released two better albums than all of Eminems. No disrespect to Eminem, but I don't think he should be number one on this list or the number one rapper of all time. He's good but not that good.

3 J Cole Jermaine Lamarr Cole is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. Born on a military base in Germany but raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Cole initially gained recognition as a rapper following the release of his debut mixtape, The Come Up, in early-2007.

J cole is amazing not only does lyrical content his beats are on point. I look up to J cole as a role model and all of that if I gotta say his latest album did amazing 2014 forrest hills. His top songs of all time are "workout", "no role modelz" and "she knows"

What makes J Cole special is his storytelling. Like Kendrick Lamar, he's one of those rappers with a great lyrical ability and flow. He's the most underrated artist ever and deserves some respect. 9/10

Cole is way better than Kendrick...Cole can take you into virtual reality, Kendrick can just paint you a picture...Cole is a young Nas-Kendrick is a young Kurrupt.. Big difference.

4 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".

You're crazy if you don't think Drake is the man. Every project since 2010 has gone platinum (solo), he (along with Kendrick won't discredit) released one of the most important albums in the last 10 years. He can adopt multiple flows, he is an above average lyricist and has a lot of technical skill. If you seriously doubt his rapping skills listen to 5 AM in Toronto from 2 years ago. Then come back and let me know how you feel.

You ain't doing it like you used to. You ain't hungry for it anymore, it's all about the money now. It is sad that this is coming from a fan.

5 Logic Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, is one of the most influential artists in the rap game today. He was Born on January 22, 1990, in Gaithersburg, Maryland and 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

There is no equal to the amount of swagger that this dude has. He is a super hardcore rapper who is into all of the nerdy stuff like Rubiks Cubes, Star Wars, Halo, the list goes on forever. He honestly does not care about what people think about him and his lyrics are illuminating in every sense of the world. Like Star Wars there is a Dark and Light side to Logic when you hear his rapping. He is a man that wants to shine light on the Hip-Hop world while also confronting some of the dark moments of his past. If you don't think that The Incredible True Story is spectacular then you honestly don't know true Hip-Hop/Rap at all frankly. He is among lyricists such as Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Nas, and more. The coolest thing is, he hasn't even peaked yet.

6 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

He is a rapper that is married to Beyoncé and I wonder if he has children and I think of you as is a good rapper almost but I never heard your music before and before when you did songs in the 2010s try to think of if Notorious B.I.G. was still alive what songs would you do with them end how many and jay you should play a popular new song with drake.

Jay Z is overrated but incrediblE. Also I don't know if he did anything in 2015. The last time he was active was in 2013 like Eminem was.

Jay-Z is like almost good as Dr Dre, ice cube,vSnoop Dogg, and maybe 50 cent. And needs to do new songs also with some popular rapper that's popular right now.

7 Dr Dre

He actually made a stunning comeback! Compton is a masterpiece although it's not as good as Straight Outta Compton. Also what makes him a lot better than Eminem is that he SIGNED Eminem. Even Eminem admitted that without Dre he'd suck.

Let us know your fans to tell us that if you ever saw DJ yella, MC ren, and ice cube again but think you saw ice cube a lot because he plays in movies.

Compton was his first album in years, it was pretty damn good.

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

Has launched one of the best rap albums in 2015 "B4DA$$ better than drake and all the other thrash rappers

Joey Badass is hands down better than Kendrick lamar

Joey badass Is hands down better than drake

9 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.

The Nasty Nasir Jones shidd what happened to the nikka last got a glimpse of him back in 2012 with "Life is Good". Stillmatic

I'm arsenio spear I'm a rapper cell see evil raw nas the best real talk

10 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.

This is the main dude that should be way higher. if 50 wanted to he can make a #1 album easily

When u talking bout hip pop 50cent is definitely a force to be recogned with,dude is unstoppable

The Contenders
11 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 under his real name. As an entrepreneur, Fiasco is the chief executive officer of 1st & 15th Entertainment.

One of the best albums of the year yet no one acknowledges it

12 Kanye West Ye (born Kanye Omari West; June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and fashion designer. He is regarded as one of the most influential, as well as controversial, artists of the 21st century... read more

This man has won 23 Grammys in 12 years, yea way more than Eminem who had a 4 year head start and 2 more than Hova and is the most critically acclaimed rapper he has never had just an okay album all of them are good and most are future classics this man made the classic debut College Dropout, he changed the game with his beautiful album 808's and Heartbreak influencing artist like Drake, Frank ocean and many other artists. He dropped a masterpiece, one of the greatest albums of all time in 2010 with the highly critically acclaimed My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy with his best song yet the breathtaking Runaway. He made a Dynasty album for years to come with jay z with Watch the Throne. And dropped the most experimental rap album of all time With Yeezus which included future classics blood on the leaves, black skinhead, and song of the year New Slaves. So far ye's 2015 follow up So Help me God will be another classic with the beautiful lullaby that is only one, one of the most unique songs I've heard in my life wolves with an incredible feature from Vic Mensa and All day sounded like a song from watch the throne and awesome which sounds like it has a 808's and Heartbreak influence this sounds like kanye's most unique album to date with a little bit of influence from all of his albums clashing together there's no arguing this is the greatest rapper of all time if not the greatest artist of all time.

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

His first two albums were average club bangers. With his third attempt Dark Sky Paradise, he stepped into not just a proper one, but an excellent one at that. Slept on, he now definitely deserves proper attention now.

Dude has BEEN at it, he is now on my top 15. This is coming from someone who didn't take you seriously from the start. Keep bringing the magic.

Big doesn't get the credit he deserves. Puts down some of the best verses in rap.

14 Azealia Banks Azealia Amanda Banks is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Raised in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, Banks began releasing music through MySpace in 2008, eventually being signed to XL Recordings at age 17. After releasing her debut single "212" to commercial success, she secured a recording contract with Interscope and Polydor Records, and later released her first extended play 1991 to minor chart success.

You are awesome and sexy

She is awesome.

15 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.

Hopsin is great, he hasn't had much success since the whole funk volume thing, but this guy is still an amazing rapper

Hopsin is an inspiration, who is one of the few rappers still alive, and producing music that has lyrcis that withhold some sort of meaning.

Love everything about his music, have every song but my fave two are kill her and sag my pants. Can't wait for more!

Your kidding right? This guy hopsin should be Top 10 easily, could argue top 5 too

16 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.

Tech is one of the best ever and is the best independent rapper of all time, so if all these other rappers are better than him just because they are in the mainstream media then these people don't know what rap is

Man. This guy is wack! His music is not your generic drake song. Tech n9ne is a unique and talented rapper who can compare to any modern day rapper. ANY RAPPER! He needs to be in the top ten.

I'm sorry, but have you heard his new album "Strangeulations, Vol. II"?
10/10 beats anything Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye West and J Cole have made.
What a word smith.

17 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.

Smooth flow. ASAP the most dope and the mob got every type of music

The dude is the best... he obviously belongs in the 90's era

Keep your classic raps up two thumbs up

18 Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was discovered by Brian "Baby" "Birdman" Williams at a very young age, and was signed to Cash Money Records, where he would be one quarter of the rap group Hot Boys. In the years to follow, he would go on to find his own more.

I'm not going to lie Lil wayne you can rap. I used to be your biggest fan. But now your songs are not haw they use to be. don't get me wrong you are already a legend. but you don't need to take that for granted. Your songs in th e early 00's was the best like nothings else was better to listen to then your music. But then you wanted to use auto-tune. and started being like these other rappers. rapping about nothing "money,sex,cars,houses,weed,booty,and your tattoos". Now look at now have no good songs so where you have to do remixes to other people songs. Plus the only good one was "Coco" because you was dissing out Birdman and Young thug. Heres the funny part after you left them you went right back to them. So that songs trash too

Wow. You people wouldn't know a good rapper if he punched you. Wheezy is simply the best.

Somebody's terrible voice isn't relevant to their rap skill. That applies to wheezy

He is horrible he should be arrested fired retired and needs to kill himself.

19 Big K.R.I.T. Justin Scott, better known by his stage name Big K.R.I.T., is an American rapper and record producer from Meridian, Mississippi.

This is the best rapper for all time by his biggest fan alive DeVontay Driver aka tay

20 Fetty Wap Willie Maxwell II, better known by his stage name Fetty Wap, is an American hip hop recording artist from Paterson, New Jersey.

He sucks... He only raps about crap... But he is cool. What happen to his missing eye?

He's one of the best starter's of 2015. Get this between the places of 1-10.

This is crap he's way better than top 20

You should write more songs

21 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.

Needs to be higher

Best rapper ever

22 Boosie Badazz
23 Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., (born October 20, 1971) known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and television personality from Long Beach, California.

Whats up snoopy we played your team do you remember the bakersfeild mustangs and I admire you for your young thug life.

24 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.

What? Wiz is definitely the best ever no question. Anybody who doesn't like wiz just doesn't like rap period!

25 LeCrae Lecrae Devaughn Moore, mononymously known as Lecrae, is an American Christian hip hop artist, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is also the co-founder of reach records.

This is the best Christian rapper ever! You don't even know he is talking about good stuff. He is a rapper that raps like he is a crazy porno who is stupid.

Best ever and knows God.. Great for people who realize there is a purpose in life and like rap.. The youth should listen to good rap like this

Yes! He should make a song with TobyMac or Michael W Smith next time!

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