Best Rappers of 2014

The Top Ten

1 Reza Pishro Reza Pishro Mohammad Reza Naseri Azad better known by his stage name Pishro is an Iranian rapper and producer from Tehran.

King of Tehran - 021

Reza Pishro! Shahe Tehran! In Iran we have a lot of amazing rappers. But! The thing about Pishro is that he has perfected himself in every possible manner instead of just focusing on one branch of rap. His music videos are admiring, he composes great beats, and he has at least one song in every subject of rap that has achieved great success. His voice is also unique. His rigid voice awakens you in great enlightenment. Last but not the least, he is a humble man which multiplies the love and respect his audience has for him by a thousand times. Overall he's the best thing that has happened to Iranian Hiphop.. and who knows? Maybe the world.

King of Persian rap


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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 more.

He is one of best rhymers of all time. Listen to rap god and you will see who is really the best


Eminent is the best no question about

Definitely the best rapper of 2013-2014. nas is a better rapper overall though - Totalbeasto001

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3 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 more.

It's early in the year to tell who's the best. But if this year is anything like last year, Kendrick will more than likely be making some of the larger impacts on hip-hop. This list shouldn't involve people like Eminem or Nas. They've already been through the ring and proven their skills and will forever be known as some of the best to ever do it. Eminem & Nas don't have to make any more impact on Hip-Hop because they've already made their impact.

Kendrick's flow and lyrical skill are very relevant for the hip hop of our generation, The current rap game needs more rappers like Kendrick, Eminem, Nas, J. Cole and people like that because rappers like Young Thug, Birdman, Chief Keef and other more or less trap music type rappers are poisoning the rap game if Pac and Biggie and rappers like them were still with us they wouldn't know what the hell to do with our generation of. Kendrick is the gift for the future

He will dominate this year especially after not winning a Grammy that should set him off even more

This list is bull. I'm not big on rap, but I do like hearing it but usually the 90's rap with Tupac, Biggie, Dre, and Snoop. I can't stand rap now except for Eminem and now Kendrick. This guy will be the rapper that saves rap. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

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4 Hichkas Hichkas Sorush Lashkary (born May 10, 1985) better known by his stage name Hichkas (Persian: Hiĉkas - هیچکس‎‎; meaning "Nobody") is an Iranian rapper from Tehran. Hichkas is considered as one of pioneers of "Persian Rap" and "Persian Urban music.

I love you hichkas and I don't belive pishro is first in the list you make him

His father of Iran rap and God of world rap I love you HICHKAS

Father of the Persian RAP

He's A Real Soldier For Hip Hop. - 021oldhamster

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5 Drake 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".

What drake is not terrible he's the best rapper today period all these other rappers just curse don't mean they re good

Get Drake off the list. He's fake. - Buxom69

Drake is the best and there is no question about it

Drake is badass he is all about meaningful and good listen to from time, Tuscan leather, heat of the moment, and how bout now

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6 Ho3ein Ho3ein

Ho3ein usually known by his amazing style. every time a new track comes out it makes a big blow! I think his first point is stunning style and flow then his special voice.

Ho3ein is Persian Rappers In Iran. King of Persian RAP With Gang & Weed Style! Very Very Good Text and Vocal In All Music.

Best rapper please vote him


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7 Bahram Bahram Called as one of the 50 people shaping the culture of the Middle East, by Huffington Post, Bahram Nouraei challenges the dominant artistic, cultural and philosophical consensus of the Iranian society . He constantly pushes himself out of his comfort zone to reach his own understanding of creativity more.

He is the best Iranian rapper.

He's my hero, I love him.

Best Rapper Of Iran

Bahram is not a rapper he is a god

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8 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.

Cole is the best mainstream lyricist we have today (you can swap Kendrick and cole for the 1 & 2 spots, doesn't matter) plus he's a great producer. He can do it all, he stays consistent. I've never heard a bad verse/song from this guy, he's gonna be here for a long time building a great legacy.

I have just recently found out about J. Cole and I am already really interested and I wanna buy all his music he is really good this rank is good for him

J Cole and Kendrick are the best. Both have meaningful lyrics and verses and there topics aren't about sniffing coke or hoes like most rappers, listen to crooked smile and you'll know what I mean

Cole is a fantastic rapper and producer

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9 Sadegh Sadegh

One of the most powerful Persian Rap. Iran LOVE SADEGH.

One the best Persian rapper

Sadegh is vip person he has great style

He is the god of calm when I listen to his voice and his song it makes me calm

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10 Yas Yas Yaser Bakhtiari, better known by his stage name Yas, is an Iranian rapper. Yas is one of the most popular rappers in Iran and Middle East. He is also known for his Faravahar pedant, a symbol of Iranian nationalism and Zoroastrianism, that he wears most of the time.

The best rapper in the world

The Most Famous Persian rapper

King of persian Rap

I live you boy

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The Contenders

11 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 more.

Kanye should be in the top 3 his music is way better than 2 chains and lil Wayne because unlike them his music makes sense and doesn't repeat itself with the same 1 word the whole time his music also has meaning unlike 2 chains and lil Wayne who rap about nothing

Not after what he did to taylor swift - andre56

Besides the taylor swift ish kanye west is good real good

12 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. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, more.

Lil Wayne is funny. Made a sharp turn down, not even a hill. Anyways anything after carter ii should of been postponed to a later life where real music hasn't been played.

Lil Wayne is horrible. When I listen to him all I hear is a cat with a seizure getting stuffed down a garbage disposal. He is clearly a bad influence to our young people these days. Get this fool off the list. I bet Iggy Azalea is better than him.

Lil Wayne is the best rapper I have ever know in my life and he is the best in the world

Wayne used to be a good rapper with the potential to leave a lasting legacy. Too bad he quit rapping in 2008. Now he just days the same thing over and over to different beats and hopes you idiots don't notice. Now he's ruined drake and nikki too. But I understand where he's coming from, why make quality music when you can recycle the same and make more money? After all, the dumb are mostly intrigued by the drum. - bagudrsi

Wayne been the rap game for a while it's my so I like him better than Eminem

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13 Jay-z 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 more.

What Jay-z should be second he's awesome at rapping

Should be up there

He is one of them rappers that you wanna listen to he is part of what rap USED to be Nas pac biggie (even though pac and biggie are dead) and Jay Z and Rakim are clearly the best

He is better than all other rappers I love him

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14 Amir Tataloo Amir Tataloo Amirhossein Maghsoudloo, better known by his stage name Amir Tataloo, is an Iranian singer and songwriter. An underground musician unauthorized by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Tataloo is "a rapper with so many fans" in words of Time and has a "strong fan base" among the youth in Iran more.

Tataloo is the best

Bieber of Persia has so many haters

He is best Persian singer

You're the best ❤️

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15 Shahin Najafi Shahin Najafi

Spell binder

The best Iranian rapper

God of pain rap

He is the best

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

Meek Mill is the best all time rapper if anything Kendrick Lamar should be first but then him second without a doubt he is one of the best rappers in the world atm should at least be in top 5.

This chart is so inaccurate he's definitely number one

Meek Mill is so dope most of my songs are by him

Has to be at least top ten

17 2 Chainz 2 Chainz Tauheed Epps, also 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.

Where's Chief Keef Though?

No 2 chains should not be here

2 chains is past hiz prime. Should be retired rite now

2 Chainz is awesome he should be higher than #5

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18 Nas 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.

Too good not to be on top ten.

He is superb best rapper

Nas should be like 5 or 3. rap music would be crap without rappers like him

I think nas because the media shouldn't go by who raping gangster all the time they surposely go by someone who spits knowledge and ganster rap this person nas is like a literacy legend rapper he surposely be up in the top 5

19 Wiz Khalifa 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.

Man he's really good try to get this dude to top 5 if you have anytime go listen to his music

Why is my boy Wiz not in the top 10?

Can't Say bad he is so Amazing Best song true colors

This guy is the boss he should be like 3 or 4

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20 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.

He's been here since the beginning and is considered one of the most powerful rappers in history

He is genius and my favorite

King of rap... Sexy voice

I like all his music and I want to be just like him... SIGHED TREVION

21 Ali Sorena Ali Sorena

ALONE MAN-we can't think about him, just we can break with his text's...

Alone man of Persian rap

Alone man is very good

Alone man and best in Iran

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22 Mehrad Hidden Mehrad Hidden Mehrad Hidden is a Iranian singer, rapper, and producer. He grew up listening and composing rock songs. At age 18, He formed the group Zedbazi with Saman Wilson.

Best voice that you can hear so lovely...

Mehrad is the best and no one can come instead of him.

His voice is very unique.

The best of the best we love you ♥

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23 Snoop Dogg/Zilla/Lion/Doggy Dogg

He a the best rapper ever back in the days I don't see why he not now

The old Snoop is the one people need to listen to the current snoop sucks

He should be #7 or #8

He is legend of rap

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24 Erfan

Wow... He's amazing. He's son of rap

Erfan is the best. He is the best in rap

Is the best. I like he

Erfan is the best

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25 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.

Probably the greatest and most "unique" rapper there is

He's an amazing rapper

Tyler is awesome and watch LOITER SUAD
Tyler on there an its hallarious

26 Fadaei Fadaei

Fadaei is a best...

He's a member of the rap fathers group, Hichkas

The genius of rap...

The best persian rapper and one of the best in the world

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27 Chance the Rapper 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 makes tasty ass jams

What is wrong with these people they just don't know him well you have to listen to his music,mixtapes,and other things that he makes they can't just judge him. Like what!

28 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.

Most dope of all fashion killa

All albums are a masterpiece. And express to the max just like Kendrick Lamar.

People vote 4 him his a good rapper he should be #7

A$AP is a real rapper, one of the only real G's left in the game, don't doubt rocky he will bring out some good music, Multiply, Wild for the night, goldie, etc

29 Schoolboy Q Schoolboy Q Quincy Matthew Hanley, better known by his stage name Schoolboy Q, is an American hip hop recording artist from South Central Los Angeles, California.

Good mentallity of rAP

Ehhh, he alright but he a little in the bitches and money section

30 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian American rapper/pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. more.

This girl isthe best rapper. This list is bonkers? I haven't heard about half the people!

What the hell is this doing in this list? I think someone wanted to add this in the Worst Rappers list and a mistake happened and put a key or two keys wrong and Nicki Minaj was added in this list. - GREYBOYY

No Nicki Minaj is the best rapper of all time or it least best female rapper of all time - SSJ

Who votes for these damn lists? Complex magazine named Nicki Minaj the best rapper of 2014! She proved her lyricism while giving fierce street rhymes and proved her reign and influence in pop and hip hop by releasing her highest single to date, "Anaconda" and by giving a killer verse on the tripple platinum hit "Bang Bang" and the platinum jam "Only." She also introduced the world to a new and more vulnerable side with "Pills N Potions" and her album the "Pinkprint" which was the 2nd highest selling first week album of 2014 selling 250k! It also outsold Iggy's which only sold 80k in the first week and she somehow still sits above Nicki @ 40 something on this list. This list also has people's names that I never heard about!

Am I the only one here who knows she is a porn star, a garbage singer with too many butt implants, and WHY THE HECK IS SHE ON HERE?!?! I'm really sure the person on here put this trashy butt lover on here by accident. If I see any other NM lovers then I will tell them to walk off a cliff into a pit of anacondas (get it? )

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31 Juicy J Juicy J Juicy J is a rapper from Memphis who was part of the rap group Three 6 Mafia, before he would leave the group in exchange for more money and solo success. He's often criticized for being a sellout and for having very mindless lyrics and only rapping about money, drugs, sex and partying.

I like the rap part in Dark Horse that he sang. it's my favorite part in the song!

Should be number 4



32 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 should be #1 on this list - jameshoward

New York's ace in the hole!

Joey gonna get his moment and correct the mainstream "rap" game!

This year his studio debut album. Can't wait, future of rap

33 Logic Logic Born on January 22, 1990, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. 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 more.

Come on people you have to recognize the future of rap Logic is the future of rap listen to his music he will be number one in the next year

Logic is better than half of these guys above him. He really has a story in raps and his album will show you too.

Sick behind the MIC and gets down on beats. Watch logic drop his album and nigh end up on the top 5. Better than Kanye, drake, lil Wayne.

Logic brings smooth flows with a good voice and relatable lyrics. Young stud. Look for him on the come up in the future

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34 Childish Gambino Childish Gambino Donald McKinley Glover Jr. is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, rapper, and DJ. He performs music under the stage name Childish Gambino and as a DJ under the name mcDJ.

On another level. Seems to do music he feels instead of what corps want. Different is good and D Glover seems to be onto something special.

Great Actor, Writer, Comedian and obviously Rapper!

Bino is a mastermind and IS THE BEST rapper in the game today! From songs such as LES to Outside, he always seems to tell great stories in his songs, and is very underestimated in what he does for sure.

His lyrics are just fire

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35 Amir Khalvat

Is very speed to speak Rap

He is my love rapper he is very fast speak to rap

GOD of rap... !

36 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. Hopsin was born on July 18, 1985. His first album was called Emurge but he's best known for his album titled Raw.

Flow is sick, goes so hard. I don't usually like skaters like tyler the creator and the new lil Wayne, but hop is so good

In my opinion one of the bests next to Eminem or Tupac. He talks about life just like Eminem and Tupac. Not dumb ass like Lil Wayne.

Realest rapper next to wiz

Hopsin without a doubt should be at least in the number 10 spot he deserves it

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37 Shayea

Shayea is king of rap

Is the best rapper Iranian.
Amazing. Why 123?

He is talent of kaqaz & Persian rap

Hi is young and rapr good nice

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38 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 born on September 25, 1980 in Atlanta, GA.

He is better than Drake.


39 Mac Miller Mac Miller Malcolm James McCormick (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), best known by his stage name Mac Miller, was an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was also a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman. Miller died of an apparent drug overdose on September 7, 2018.

Way better than MGK... Him and Bronson are the best white rappers right now

Best white rapper right now

One of them should be lower - andre56

40 Quf Quf

Quf one of the best

He's a member of rap fathers group, Hichkas
He's good in singing

Quf is the best rapper of iraan

The best of them is Qaf! ♥

41 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is an American hip hop group from Cleveland, Ohio. It consists of rappers Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Krayzie Bone and Flesh-N-Bone.

THEY THE BEST I can't believe THIS

42 MGK

Machine gun Kelly is legit. And he is bringing in more people from the white communities being a fare skinned rapper. He drops real lines and does it in style

Mgk is an amazing rapper.

MGK is better than Eminem

MGK is a newcommer but hands down will one day be as great as Eminem.

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43 Macklemore 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.

I think Macklemore Is amazing he writes his own songs his songs are always in the charts and he is great I concert

Macklemore is one of the best and most inspirational rappers I have heard.

Macklemore does not deserve to be here, he's a goofy white kid who dosnt know how to rap. There are a lot better rappers out there then him. He honestly sucks.

He is the best rapper ever

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44 Tyga Tyga Micheal Ray Stevenson, known by his stage name Tyga, is an American hip hop recording artist. In 2011, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

He has to be in the top 5

Coolest rapper ever

TYGA IS WAY BETTER THAN this dude Reza Pishro - Real-RyanAllenSheckler

He is the bestie

45 Rakim Rakim William Michael Griffin, Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim, is an American rapper. He was born on January 28, 1968.

Rakim should be either 2 or 3 with nas as 2 and pac as 1 and Kendrick as 4 and Eminem as 5

Best ever. Lyrics from 80s are still better than most lyrics today.

46 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 awesome! He should be #1

Big sean should be #19


He is the best ever 👌

47 Dr. Dre Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur born on February 18, 1965 in Compton, CA. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.

He is a great music composer

Guy is a legend

Good ilike his music


48 Behzad Pax Behzad Pax

King of diss love

King of diss love I love you ❤


49 Jafar

He is Best Of rap FUN in world

Jafar is the number1 rapper instagram : jafar_fan

He is the best rapper - mohammad_kqz

Jafar is the best

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50 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.

Earl's got lyrics. Definitely should be in top 10 in a real rap chart.

Earl sweatshirt is one of the best he is underrated


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