Best Rappers of 2017

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

By the end of his career Kendrick Lamar will be considered Hip Hops greatest MC's. His bars, flow, and delivery is not only better than his counterparts, but on par with Rap's greatest Legends. Lamar has not only received critical acclaim by fans, but Raps greatest legends as well. He realeased back to back to back fire albums: GKMC, To Pimp. A Butterfly,and DAMN. His greatest album is To Pimp a Butterfly which as seen as one of the greatest albums of this generation by not only rap fans, but by listeners who aren't fans of Rap. Overall, wether you like is great lyrics, his beat, or the message he displays, KDOT is doing it way better than any other rap artist out there

2 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

This champion is the heck of a story teller! In 2017, hip hop was always the same! The music was quite relevant and boring with hardly any tone but a quiet little popping crystalic sound with a bass every five seconds. And people like Migos or 21 Savage only rap about money or anything entailing finances, but I guess 21 Savage is a bit cool. But when I watched "1-800-273-8255" live on YouTube, Robert explained why he wrote it, because every dweller on Earth is special and deserves life, and that life is a fragile thing, you only get one. I sure wish I could be saying that to Chester of Linkin Park now.

3 J. Cole Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer.

Should be above Drake for sure. Love the jazzy feel of his beats on his newest album. Not a bad album to date and each sound so different. One of the best lyricists today- brutally honest with a great flow and great rhymes. He's also able to educate and make you think in ways KRS-ONE would. He can tell stories like Nas. Always changing and evolving, yet he still sounds great in any song he's thrown into. Great producer. He's one of the few hip-hop artists I can listen to nowadays. Kendrick and Cole are too different to compare against each other, but both are great artists and take their art seriously

4 Chance the Rapper Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

He is probably the best up and coming rapper. He does not mumble and his music has depth. He also has very good lyrics and background music.

Chance the Rapper is one of the few rappers that has an actually meaning in his songs. He almost writes poetry. You know what he talks about in his songs.

How dare people put Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert over this guy he has the potential to be one of the greatest of all time!

5 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 have been a long-time fan of Eminem. The mumble raps that we hear from today's rappers are no match to the lyrically genius verses that you find in songs like 'No Love', 'Guts Over Fear', 'Kings Never Die', 'I need a Doctor', 'Till I Collapse' and the list goes. The songs have given many the strength to get through tough times. His recent album Revival is an evidence of him reaching a level which is not conceivable by all. Eminem should definitely be on the top.

With his new album, he is going to be the best rapper of this year, he has come back to the rap game, I suppose for the last time as he mentioned in "Castle" and "Arose". Those who listened to the album and didn't like it, listen once again, then you WILL understand the real power of Rap King. To be honest I also liked the Kendrick's album, but guess who's back guys, back again, Shady's back guys, tell a friend. Eminem is the true best rapper of all time.

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

Get this man over Lil Uzi please! He is so talented, the second best lyricist of the new School next to Kendrick (Yes he is better than Earl Sweatshirt in my opinion but Earl is great too). I abseloutely love his music, and All Amerikkan badass is one of the best projects of 17'

Released arguably one of the most classic mixtapes in 1999.
Only 22 and has the potential to become a top 5 rapper in the game in the next 3 years. Also leader of one of the best rap crews in hip hop, Pro Era.

His songs are amazing. I knew all the words of every song within a week of listening to his album All-Amerikkkan Badass. I think the only rapper I'd put him behind would be Logic.

7 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".

Considering drakes versatility he is one of the greatest rappers alive. He can make great hits like hotline bling to shoeing he can spit bars with back to back. He is at the top so a lot of hate is thrown his way. Hopefully people realize he is a walking legend now and not when he dead and then decide to listen.

Drake is literally the definition of cancer. His ass should have been taken off life support on degrassi when his ass was shot. Wheelchair having crippled muppet looking ass.

Drake's music is so relatable within my life and has such a good vibe that it really makes me feel happy. I love his music from back then, and today. His music has a very attractive sound to it. It makes you want to get up and dance!

8 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. He is well known for his hostile relations with his now deceased father, whom he addresses in multiple songs and albums telling the audience how much he distastes his father. Tyler has composed seven albums, which are Bastard (2009), Goblin (2011), Wolf (2013), Cherry Bomb (2015), Flower Boy (2017), IGOR (2019), and Call Me If You Get Lost (2021).

God I love tyler right now, his music has appealed to me ever since I've heard him, he doesn't care about being controversial and I love that, he actually puts meaning into his songs and I fully respect who he is and what he does.

Most unique style in the game right now and his newest album flower boy is amazing. I think he could have ranked in the top ten but that's just my opinion.

He is so good but no one really listens to him. He has a great new album called the flower boy and I love all of the songs. Him and logic should do be #1&2

Deep music that has meaning to it, gotta love Tyler. Unique, entertaining, just amazing all around.

9 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

I must say that Jay-Z was never one of my favorite American rappers despite he's always praised as one of the greatest. He never struck me as neither a conscious nor a pop rapper, and he tried out both. What he lacked for me is a personality or some sort of tradenark or gimmick to recognize him. "Watch the Throne" is nevertheless one of my favorite American hip hop albums, I always credited that to Kanye's irresistable insanity, but there are also moments were Jay steals the scene. Thing is: Jay has the flows and the lyrics, but not the charisma and excitement. I aknowledge he made some awesome hip hop, but I never went out like "wow that was crazy good". But now... I have to reconsider all of that. "4:44" was one hell of an album. Actually... it was almost Kanye level. It feels like Jay developed a certain unique feeling in the way he presents the music, that makes it both more personal and more experimental - I embrace both. Now... I own 2 other solo albums by him, "The Black Album" and "Kingdom Come" (I know more songs by him though)... time to give them another chance.
(You need to know, I am not into smooth and cool hip hop... I love the exciting and energetic one. Can be meaningful or simply fun. Tasteless even. I dig tasteless humor.)

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

His last two projects are seen as some of his weakest ones, but I think they are him at his best. He feels the political tension, mixing in his emotions and rapping about the power he has. His flow is second only to Logic. And Metro Boomin is the greatest producer of this year, and he will continue to be for many years to come.
Favorite Tracks
1. Savage Time
2. Moves
3. Sacrifices
4. Go Legend
5. In Tune

And why people say that Big Sean is corny? It doesn't make any sense. If their talking about his lyrics heres my question to you. have you heard what other music artist are saying in there music lyrics?

The Contenders
11 Lil Uzi Vert Symere Woods, better known by his stage name Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip hop recording artist and songwriter.

Honestly, I was expecting him to be #3 or #5 because I love all of his songs, especially XO Tour Life. My sisters and me are always blasting that song. His songs are so good so I was expecting them to be way higher. He has so many good songs that I just don't understand how he wasn't higher. He is my favorite rapper.

Doesn't always have the deepest songs but always comes through with catchy beats. This dude doesn't think too much and just puts out fire songs that you can't get out of your head

Catchy but that's mostly it. A lot of repetition and lack of the ingenious style that people like Biggie, Tupac, and Eminem had. Very unimprestive and overrated.

12 XXXTENTACION Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (January 23, 1998 - June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, was an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and criminal.

Whoever says he's made on song is retarded look at his soundcloud and look on youtube or look at anything else he has many songs and pretty much all of them have millions of hits, Look at Me blew up and made him mainstream but he is making more music since he got out of jail and he is going to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. He should by far be in the top 10, Drake shouldn't even be considered to be on the top 10 he doesn't even write his own lyrics.

Give him his clout. He is not broke, his net worth is over two million. He doesn't just scream, he pours his emotions into his songs and also has positively influential songs such as Hope, Riot, and Jocelyn Flores. One of the best coming up rappers of this generation. Has a steadily growing fan base and has came up faster than some of these rap legends. People claim that he's trash bandwaggoning off of "Look at me". Update: His song "Sad" just went platinum and he is beggining to be very well known.

13 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

By facts Mr.West is signing the new art and plus the release album Saint Pablo has a picture of a family and woman and says witch one. I think the culture relay s on false truth created by family lying about family is. In some cultures family's legally traded there young for money so witch one would you choose out of a woman that is willing to help you build the right culture or a lying family that will trade you for money. Simply I choose a woman because I have every need to give her. And she know that I have the money not to trade our young also it's not all about money but a man and that woman of truth will hold there own.

14 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 should be number 1!
His songs are so meaningful and he has changed so many peoples lives with songs like "Otherside". His songs are from the heart and he is deserving of the title of the best rapper in the world.

Please listen to his texts. Love the meanings of his songs and originality. Underrated.

Ok this is way too high like not even close. This guy isn't in the top 30 or even 40 so he's definitely not 16

15 Amine

The best with Caroline and red Mercedes and last but not least spice girl

16 Travis Scott Jacques Webster, better known by his stage name Travis Scott, is an American hip hop recording artist, record producer and musician from Houston, Texas.

Purely in terms of music, TRAVIS is hands down the best rapper of this time! His concerts are lit and he's also a fashion icon! His album Trap in the birds sing McKnight was fire... so was Rodeo and Days before Rodeo. He's coming in league of Kanye west and also collaborating with great artists such as Kendrick.

Travis is extremely underrated and made some INCREDIBLE music compared to a lot of the wack rappers of this rapper. Just take a listen to Days Before Rodeo and your opinions on Travis might change.

17 Rittz Jonathan McCollum, better known by his stage name Rittz, is an American rapper from Gwinnett County, Georgia.

Rittz should be in the top 3 for sure! There's a lot of rappers on this list that are pure garbage, and are way less talented than Rittz! Do the right thing, and put this GOAT at the top where he belongs!

Dog, rittz is is a crazy clear and fast rapper. His lyrics are one of the best in game, he's also a really nice guy. He doesn't usa auto tune like some of these dumbasses out here. He is all around a amazing rapper

Rittz has undeniably great flow and rhythm. There was a reason why he was apart of strange music. Rittz is definitely top 10 at the very least. #CNT

18 B-Nasty
19 Migos Migos is an American hip hop trio from Lawrenceville, Georgia, founded in 2008. They are composed of three rappers known by their stage names Takeoff, Quavo and Offset.

Good beats, cutting edge style, swag off the charts but their raps are trash and most for their songs sound the same. Too bad so many rapper are copying these guys. I can see why so many people like them but they ain't saying' nothing'

Migos should be higher on the list. There sound is so unique you wont hear anything like it ever. Their albums are fire and catchy! Their collaborations they do with other people is amazing too!

The 3 rappers have their own style of rapping. The guys are always coming through with their beats. And also dropped a fire album of 2017. The guys have been on several songs, that went Gold or Platinum this year. Top 10 for sure

20 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 guy has excelled, he's one of the best new rappers for sure.

This dude about to blow up! His new album is amazing!

Better than everybody

21 21 Savage Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (born October 22, 1992), better known by his stage name 21 Savage, is an American rapper. He received attention for projects such as Free Guwop (2015) as well as Savage Mode (2016, with Metro Boomin) before going on to release his debut album, Issa Album (2017). He is best... read more

Check out some of his interviews and you'll see what that guy went trough... I know he's not lyrical but he don't have any education. He's song are straight fire tough the beat, the rhymes and his voice. Lot of bass and a mellow vibe! 10 bad in a mansion...

Dude 21 Savage is a damn good rapper like someone said he isn't lyrical but his beats, and the meaning of his songs. Not just red oops or dip dip, but songs like Nothing new or special are amazing because of the emotional touch he puts on it. ISSA could and in my opinion should be Rap Album of the year

22 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.

You hopsin is top 10 for sure. Get these ratchet ass rappers out of here.

Amazing artist. One of my top 10 honestly

What is he doing at 87? Top 15 for sure

23 Blu
24 NF Nathan "Nate" John Feuerstein, whose stage name is NF, is an American Christian hip hop rapper, singer and musician from Gladwin, Michigan.

I HATE it when people are like "him being a christian is what makes him great blah blah blah". No. Being a killer rapper with and amazing flow and heartfelt lyrics are what make him a beast. Perception wasn't a very "christian" album but it was still a phenomenal album. The lyrics on Therapy Session and Mansion can be interpreted in either a christian or none christian way. To all the people reading this who don't know who he is try listening to "Remember This", "Intro III", "Mansion", "All I Have" and "Real".

His Christian beliefs and faith are what hold him back from being higher up on this list but honestly, he deserves respect for pumping out straight fire that rubs against media and what other rappers have to say. His beats are dope, his lyrics are unlike any other and he's even been compared to Eminem. This guy is amazing!

It's not just the christian rap and the flow that I think makes him such a good rapper. It's the fact that no other artist has music as deep as NF, don't even try to compare another artist saying that they have "Real Music" no music will ever get as real as NF

REAL MUSIC (Been here since Mansion)

His CHRISTIAN BELIEFS and FAITH is what makes him one of the best rappers out there, he has been compared to Eminem and he won. So yeah I'm pretty sure that his Christian faith is what makes NF himself. The best rapper out there, or at least in my opinion.

25 2 Chainz Tauheed Epps, known by his stage names 2 Chainz and formerly Tity Boi, is an American rapper from College Park, Georgia, and is often regarded as one of the most mediocre rappers of recent years. He started out in the southern rap duo Playaz Circle with fellow rapper Dolla Boy, before he would become ...read more.
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