Top 10 Realest Rappers

The Top Ten
1 Tupac Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.

He spoke from the perspective he was born and raised into. Lacked any sort of filter and therefore wasn't afraid to see things how they are and put it into words. He recognized and spoke out against the corruption within the government even calling out several specific figures. He was well aware of who was down with him and vice versa, giving all he could to those he loved. On the flip side he could see those who didn't care about him and his well being and would let that be known he felt the same. The rose that grew from the concrete.

Man I won't be able to survive when these fools aren't gonna be on the #1s in the top 10's. Man all the real fools wave your hand with me cause we love these fools. I'm 13 and not like most people. I hate those Lil Wayne rappers and stuff like that and even Eminem cause they make this world worse. I am one of those 5% of the world that votes for the reals, and with all of the reals we can still hold it down. People like Tupac, Biggie, Nas, Kurupt, DMX, 8Ball and MJG, Binary Star, Gang Starr, Scarface, Z-Ro, etc. Make the world a better place by showing out their REAL selfs.

Do I really have to say anything?! He is still the best and has been gone, but definitely not forgotten, for almost 14 years! He was a 'Bad Boy' in more ways than one! He was so much loved, like Elvis, that no one wants him to be gone! I sure wish he was here! But his music will live forever!

Never had an older brother, only Tupac telling me about life, making me feel like a king when I would have felt like a bit of dirt. Gave me confidence when I felt the whole world was against me. made me said no the a bad life and bad decisions by being there for me in the most powerful way possible.

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.

He always talks about his own real-life problem. Hard for some people to admit, but compared to most rappers, he is real in the sense that he doesn't exaggerate about "bitches" that he has and all the money that he makes even though he has more than most rappers. He always raps about what he wants and not what anyone wants him to. Also hard to argue with the fact that he's sold the most albums of any other rapper.

1 of course, best songs all time, best rankings all time, best albums all time, best voice all time, best no-auto tune rapper all time, best rapper all time, best rapper alive.
no doubt..

He of course lied, but that was clear, he always told his listeners he's just playing. But when he was not playing around, he was one of the most honest rappers to ever do it! And a great one to!

I believe he is one of the best. Most of his songs are about his struggle with his past. Something that people can relate to.

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

J Cole has a point to prove and he's not shy about it. He is so, so personal and deep and shows such beautiful emotions in his songs which give you chills down your spine, I love it!. He comes better and better with each track. His lyrical play is as sharp as needlepoint. Its an art form! He addresses real life problems especially with black people and their struggles. He is the best rapper alive and he ain't tryin' to be be everything like some rappers nowadays.

He's third here, but way lower on the best rappers list! What?! Underrated on this cite. He raps about experience, is down to earth and is one of the best lyricist with Kendrick and Drizzy!

J. Cole has got to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. He's unique on so many levels cause he talks about real. Every rapper now a days is sold out and all they care about is money. Every one of their songs sounds the same damn way. J Cole. ain't sold out like Drake and all those bitches. He doesn't need the trap beats or the auto tune, he's a lyrical god and most of all an inspiration and a good example for the future generation. He doesn't smoke and realizes women aren't just objects. Favorite songs are Let Nas Down, Lost Ones, Lights Please, Crooked Smile and just about all of them. Long live Cole World.

Great rapper he speaks about real life situations that he has witnessed and emotions that re inside him and expresses it in his music. Real rapper. He gonna be a great one

4 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.

Should be number 1. He's been getting a lot bigger for the last 3 years and he deserves to gain more attention. He is the realist rapper there is. He speaks his mind and calls out all the fake rappers. He acknowledges his mistakes, and the whole music industries mistakes. He changes lives through his lyrics. He spits raw.

Hopsin is real to me his flow is top 5 in the game right now, his ill mind of hopsin saga is some of the realest material ever put out he stays true to his personality and I think he's top 10 for sure, but he did kind of do the Joker dirty when he made it big

Hopsin talks about heavy topics and gets deep with his lyrics, has crazy wordplays and isn't always talking about getting money, smoking weed, and having sex with billions of women. He stays humble and does his own thing.

One of the realest rapper alive. He raps about the society and stuff that happens in daily life and he's fight against his record label.

5 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.

Nas is the realest, on his day he would destroy Pac and any other rapper. You can't get realer then NAS. Listen to his very first LP Illmatic which is probably the best LP ever all the way to his most recent album life is good. His lyrics have always stayed real even though the game is changing direction. HIP HOP IS DEAD

He's somebody who doesn't rap for money and fame but raps to send messages and influence people and has proven you don't need to be the highest selling to be the best ow try tell me he ain't real

Amazin, even though "N" and hip hop is dead werent what I thot theyed be still he's hard as hell.

I can understant that Eminem has more fans but you gotta accept that Nas is the realest... Don't go on rankings

6 Kid Cudi Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.

You don't know yet why, but Cudi has saved so many lives on this earth including mine. That's what makes him the realest. Wait until you see his collab album with Kanye. This will WAKE UP THE WAVE

Kid cudi is what he raps about, personally not my style I like my rapped thugged out and rappers who actually live that thug life they rap about but he should be higher

Kid cudis music is made to keep people and teens from suicide all his songs are about his emotions. He should be in the top 10

Few rapper admit his emotions like this dude. Definitely needs a higher listing

7 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.

He will forever be the best better than Eni men as rather than constantly writing about himself he write philosophies and writes about common problems and music isn't just about the beat but the stories the lyrics tell and if you really listen to his music you will understand why he's the best and always will be his lyrics are the best out there

Kendrick is incomparable with any rapper that's ever existed. You might compare him to Tupac, Nas, or J. Cole, but let's face it. He is unique with his flow and his lyricism, which make it seem as though he's reciting spoken word rather than rap (with a lot of his songs, but not all of them).

Kendrick should be in one of the top 10, and how is 2 chainz real and no. 10? He is fake, Kendrick should be in the top 10 because he's a great lyricist.

I would expect Kendrick to be right next to J cole. They both speak real deep stuff that can be heard and understood in our generation.

8 Immortal Technique Felipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru. He was born on February 19, 1978

This dude gets real about politics, social issues and just goes off blatantly about how he feels. He don't sugar coat. Plus he intelligent as hell, poverty of philosophy, dance with the devil, caught in a hustle, the martyr, the 3rd world, the 4th branch, any of his interviews. It goes on and on

Immortal Technique is a litarally a lyrical genius. He raps about the ghetto, the government, the poor living conditions of his home country, and of his mistakes. Dance with the devil is one of his greatest songs for sure. My favorite songs of his is no mercy. It is just amazing lyricaly.

He addresses real issues all the time, the only reason he isn't mainstream is because he won't become a sellout puppet, he is the GOAT of underground rap, he could probably beat most mainstream rappers, except maybe Eminem and Tupac.

Should definitely be higher than Hop and Eminem. Hop is good where he is, But Tech should be way farther than Eminem.

9 DMX Earl Simmons, known professionally as DMX and Dark Man X, was an American rapper and actor. He was born on December 18, 1970. He passed away on April 9th, 2021 after suffering a heart attack.

My opinion, should be #1 or 2 MAX. Maybe behind Nas. He lets it all out on the mic and his music is way more relatable. Pure emotion, raw passion, and true toughness that no other mc has. Drugs sorta messed him up but he uses all his struggles, anger, and experiences as inspiration for his music. His debut album was the greatest in my opinion. Only album that can give it competition is Nas' Illmatic. Definitely a true Hip Hop poet. Genius on the mic

EASY... dmx been through more than any other rapper and still keeps it real, he isn't a fake trying to act gangster, he's a gangster trying to stay true to god, as real as it gets, I'm SLIPPIN, I'm FALLIN, I can't GET UP!

After listnen to one of x's songs I want to mess someone up. this gets you pumped up man. my favorites-lord give me a sign, ruff ryders anthem, party up, shot down and many more

He's the real G.O.A.T DMX FOR LIFE, His Word His Voice His Life His Messages EVERYTHING HE SAYS IS REAL, DOGZ FOR LIFE, RUF RYDERZZ

10 Biggie

How can your favorite songs be warning dead wrong and the 10 crack commandments, those are some of his mediocre songs, you gotta put like gimme the loot, grab my gun, everyday struggle and bleed as pretty much like everyone's favorite biggie songs

BROOKLYN this guy was ill. favorite songs-10 crack commandments, warning and dead wrong

How is this fat in the top 5 he talk trash when pax died never responded to disses lol

Biggie has had a vary hard life I mean he was literally selling drugs at the age of 12.

The Contenders
11 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.

50 cent the realest rapper of all, I'm not saying he the best with words but deffinitely the one who did the things he talk about. If you go and ask in the hood about fifty everybody know how he got down, everybody remember fifty at the corner, and the kid raised up with no parents. His mixtapes are all raw and you can feel the pain and shiit he went through. NYC king forever

I love his old music. Now, he is a little too pop. But his old stuff like Power of the dollar, guess whose back, GRODT, and the massacre were all really good. His songs on all of those were unreal because he had an amazing flow to his songs which I don't think he has anymore.

Lyrically wack, and, for the last few years, just gains attention through talking trash about others. But nonetheless, he had great songs, his (workout)book formula 50 is great and inspiring, and you just can't doubt that he wasn't a real hustler!

I'm talkin bout his old stuff. the power of the dollar album was amazin. and get rich or die tryin was good 2. my favorites- lifes on the line, ghetto quoran, you ain't gangsta, peace god and the corner bodega

12 Game

Game Is definitely one of the realest rappers alive, grew up in Compton with his dad being a nutty drug addict gang banging blood like the rest of his family, all he seen from birth was drug, guns, his parents going out to do drive by's, Was then put into a foster care at a young age to when he got older moved back in with his mother and attended Compton high school, when the majority of students were part crip and his fam was huge into the bloods. Watch his family and friends die after getting shot at, got a scholarship to college which then he lost due to drugs, got back into gang banging hard after that, selling drive by's etc to where he was home alone one night and shot 5 times.

He should be no.2 because he is the best and realest Rapper after Tupac he was is and will be the best rapper there is no One to replace him NO ONE 2PAC 4LIFE

He reminds me of girls beefing over Facebook and then reuniting, posting pics of their bff and all the white girls . Sorry, he ain't that bad lyrically, but too much attention seeking from his side. His raps would've been much shorter if he'd let out all the names he's dropping. He looks like a gangsta, but if he opens his mouth, he's just a little white teen girl with a 'obey' cap

Very real, his lyrics are not just about killing, they mean something. Hence he is now bigger than 50.

13 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.

Why is he even here? - DaWyteNight

Everything chance puts out is goat

Realest rapper ever

14 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.

I don't even understand how in the world he is below lil Wayne on here should be at least in the top 10

I think 18 is to low for snoop. A true inspiration

You can't doubt his words. Word

How is he not no 2

15 Ice Cube O'Shea Jackson, born June 15, 1969 in Baldwin Hills, CA, known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A and later joined the seminal gangster rap group N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, ...read more.

He's the grand wizard of gangsta rap and the westcoast war lord! He never switched to pop or mainstream music! He's still rocking Chucks & Dickies like back in the day.
Real Rappers don't wear skinny jeans nor they do pop music!
Real Hip Hop Ain't Dead!

Sorry, but Cube was just a great actor. Eazy-E was the only gangsta in the group, Ice Cube never did the things he rapped about. He just put on a fabricated image because that's what he was told to do.

Ice cube has gotta be higher he has always stayed true to himself,never changed and great story teller with some of the best messages

Real rappers make disney movies?

16 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.

Doesn't need to talk about money drugs women or anything negative in his music. Always had a positive message that people need to hear. He should be higher on the list. People should give him more credit then he has.

Genuine artistry with his work. His content stems from such heart, dedication, and real-life issues. Doesn't rap about menial and materialistic. Using his platform to spread messages and education. Doesn't get credit because the general consensus isn't intelligent enough to understand his music.

Everything he says is real and about the real world. He is political and is not afraid to speak the truth. He raps about the struggles of the streets of Chicago and even raps about the crime struggles of America. His song Battle Scars is unbelievable and powerful than most rap songs about depression. In my opinion he is one of the top 3 most genuine artists ever. I don't understand how artists like Hopsin, J cole, and Lil Boozie got ahead of him

Should be in the top 15 for sure. Always speaks the truth about things that matter

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This dude spits facts and try to education the slang game. People need education

19 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. ...read more.

Fastest rapper of all time. Realist too, unlike other at the top of the list.

Best of all time

He should be at #4

20 Z-ro Joseph Wayne McVey IV, better known by his stage names Z-Ro and The Mo City Don, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas.

Z-ro should be number 1 on this list. He constantly calls out the music industry for being fake and how everybody selling their soul for fame. He talks on how he's been warned and had death threats but he don't give a f cause he's too real. Listen to the lyrics of devil in me.

Totally slept on rapper. Everybody in Texas knows him but you got people on this list voting for hopsin over z-ro? Jesus Christ.

Go ahead and try and find me one rap fan in Texas who can't sing along with Mo City Don. You won't be able to.

Any other rappers have real footage from prison in a video?

Z-Ro shouldn't even be double digits on this list, he should be around 5 or 6.

Z-ro should be much higher on this list...

21 KRS-One Lawrence "Kris" Parker, better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York City, New York.

KRS-One one of the realest rappers of all time.

22 Lil Boosie Torrence Hatch, born November 14, 1982, is an American rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He released his first independent album 'Youngest of the Camp' in 2000, followed by "For My Thugs" in 2002. He released two collaboration albums with Webbie, Ghetto Stories in 2003 and Gangsta Musik in 2004. In ...read more.

Every song by this artist expresses what he goes through and how he feels and he admits he's wrong and than give reasons of how his life was and why crap happens! Very real!

Boosie the the realest rapper dess alive and the bes we all kno that less b real he right under Tupac I ain't gotta say nun we just listen ta his music if you don't believe me or agree or just don't kno him man I kno when ima see him touchdown ima cry nun but love for Torrence Hatch oh yea for people that don't kno what touchdown mean it means come home...

FREE BOOSIE

Lil Boosie is the realist
He is constantly talking about watching his friends die like
Lil ivy
Or his friends dying
Decky boy
Bleak
Lil phat
Lil knicks
Lil ten just listen to
Baby gansta
Pen
Ivys twin
But heres my list of the top ten realist rapers
1) Lil Boosie
2) Lil Phat
3) Webbie
4) TKS
5) Tupac
6) Twista
7) plies
My opinion of the realist is the ones who talk about the pain theyve been through
I know lil boosie real cause he was trialed for killing 9 people but was found innocent

Lil boosie was almost charged for 5 murder cases, had two kids at a very young age, is in jail, how the hell is lil wayne in front

23 Big L Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), best known by his stage name Big L, was an American hip hop recording artist, born and raised in Harlem, New York City, New York. Coleman embarked on his career in rapping, with the hip hop trio, Three the Hard Way. His first notable appearance came ...read more.

Clever flow, mastered punchline rap, started his own label, could spit fast, didn't have beef with anyone in the industry, although his murder limited his rap career to only 7 years. He is still one of the most talented rappers of all time. In my opinion L in his prime could have ruined anyone on the mic.

Should really be number 1, lyrically tops Pac to me at least the way he broke down words was genius his rhymes were unheard of, the kid was truly ahead of his time

Why is everybody talking about how he can spit and could destroy any rapper? That might be true, but this is about real, not about who spits the best.

He could spit and and beat anybody in a freestyle battle even biggie but ain't make a lot of great songs

24 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.

One of the realest (and of the best) to ever grab a mic! He might have changed to mainstream after his first LP, but he was honest and was self-concsious, which many rappers lack though, they might brag and exegarate,but it's just a facade concealing their whiny confused selves. Back to Jay-Z, he keeps it 100 like maybe 10 other rappers do

No rapper has a better catalogue than Jay-Z. Maybe 2pac.
He just makes great music. It's all about the albums.

He's beast the best to ever do something not better than Wayne but still he's good

one of the best most of his songs are good I like his old stuff better though.

25 Haystak

My favorite and I don't really like rap

Hard to believe but em and stak go toe to toe bar for bar line fur line period

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