Best Rappers of 2017

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The Top Ten

1 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar

HIS the one and only Kendrick lamar

The album "DAMN" just dropped. I'm 99.9% sure nothing is going to top this this year. Greatest of all time now, Kendrick Lamar

There's no stopping Kendrick he is just showing everyone he is changing rap evolution and being one of the greatest...

Is king kendrick lamar

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2 Chance the Rapper Chance the Rapper

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.

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!

Almost every other rapper just mumbles and swears and talks about sex, drugs and money, but this music is modern poetry

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. - booklover24

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3 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.

Best lyricist right now. Talks about real life scenarios. Doesn't talk about women, money, drugs 24/7. Definitely a man who everyone should consider to listen to. With his biracial existence and him addressing equality in his upcoming album titled "Everybody", everybody should hear what he has to say. Not to mention that him and his producers are making the hottest beats out right now.

Amazing lyricist and one of the best rappers today - he's so clever with his lyrics and his raps are real attention grabbers. His only real competition here could be Kendrick. Overall, Logic is very underrated..

The greatest rapper right now in my opinion. Not just with beats and flow with words, but with lyrics too. He raps about his drug related and violence filled life all the time in his songs. Being biracial, he knows what it's like to be discriminated on both sides, and uses that experience to rap and become one of the greatest rappers of this decade. Overall, Logic is the most underrated rapper out there and he is one of the best out there.

He is just a wide verity of real world problems like selling drugs in gang related suicide due to bulling in 1-800-273-8255 or how every one is equal in the song everybody and racism to African Americans in black Spider-Man

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4 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.

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

He is much different from all the other rappers today because he tells stories in all his songs and uses examples from reality such as social, economic, and government issues. He definitely deserves to be on the top.

We need more rappers like J. Cole. Has elite lyrics. Great producer, reminds me of nas a lot. Old school type beats that you can just vibe to. He's already a legend. Greatest rapper of the 10's in my opinion.

J. Cole should be number 2 on this list. Only Kendrick is better!

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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 and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

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.

Calling Drake a rapper is just wrong. He's alright, but not a rapper at all.

All of his songs have so much meaning, flow and rhythm. Loved him since the early 200's and watched him earn his way up. Well deserved. Couldn't have so much respect for any other rapper.

Calling Drake a rapper is a Crime.

Dude ain't no rapper. How he going to be on Num 5?

Drake is a singer. - Jaga

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6 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.

I honestly don't get how he is not listed as number one I have been studying the rap game whos been in and is beginning and the only rapper listed higher than him that's even close is kendrick be mad if you want or agree but no one competes with his lyrical skills or writing or freestyles definitely not his freestyles

Kendrick Lamar and Eminem are the best rapper in this generation! Kendrick is a consious and political rapper that is sleeping in many years, let the mumble rappers shine but now it is his prime, but Eminem is sleeping right now in rap scene but everyone still knows that he is the GOD of RAP and no body can defeat him.

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.

I don't really have much to say. All I have to say is he is great at rapping.

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

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

An awesome rapper

He's awesome his music is the best love him so much my favorite!

His music is catchy and if you want to just have fun and listen to music he's the guy! - booklover24

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8 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.

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

Flower Boy was an amazing album - Ccecil

Best rapper of all time. completely changed my life.

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9 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.

Should be top 3, he's only 22 and more lyrical then most of these mumble rappers

More lyrical than all mumble rappers...also could be the next great one - HipHopAintDead

Joey could body all those mumble rappers without even using half of his brain capacity. Shame people vote for Lil Uzi more than Joey.

Easily top 3 in my opinion... no idea how Drake or Future got a spot above him.

Good rapper

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

Funny how Big Sean is number 26 and Drake is number 2.. since Drake stole Big Sean's whole flow and has ghostwriters.. Big Sean is the most underrated rapper ever lol Top 5 easy!

Should be top 5 this dude is amazing.

Seriously? Drake doesn't even write his own lyrics... Big Sean is probably the most lyrical rapper of 2017, behind Kendrick Lamar

Currently my best rapper...playing dark sky paradise to date

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The Newcomers

? 6IX9INE

Man's a LEGEND

He's the best

? Jake Paul Jake Paul Jake Joseph Paul is an American actor and YouTube personality who rose to internet fame on the now-defunct video application Vine. Paul is known for playing the role of Dirk on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark.

Who the hell put jake paul as number 11? he's NOT A RAPPER...he's an idiot who makes a fool of him self on youtube?

More lyrical skill than that Kendrick lamar if I say so my self

Jake paul is a smart and good rapper put him 11

He 0

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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 ...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.

Ain't no one better than Kanye

While Kanye lacks the lyrical skills or versatility that Kendrick and Eminem were blessed with, he currently has the best discography in hip hop (I say currently because, although DAMN. did show Kendrick beginning to sell out to the mainstream, he has potential). Eminem, meanwhile, reached as many lows as he did highs throughout his career. Yes I am backing Yeezus and 808s, and I am sure many who hate haven't heard these albums themselves. I do not think he is undoubtedly better, but I do think he deserves to be higher on this list

The GOAT.

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12 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.

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" ...more - Martin_Canine

#1 never count Jay Z out remember his famous quote " I will not lose... ever."

He's not even relevant in 2017. His last decent album was in 2007 with American Gangster, he should hang it up. In my opinion he declined after he married beyonce. - DaWyteNight

He is much better then kayne west

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13 Migos Migos

They should most definitely be in the top 10

Like they all have flow and great ad libs and in January 2017 drop a fire album with like no bad songs

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

They are cool

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14 XXXTENTACION XXXTENTACION Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, better known by his stage name XXXTentacion, is an American rapper from Lauderhill, Florida.

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.

He is versatile, and although his Look At Me is the most famous one, he has other which he actually talks about his life. People judge him because he was locked up, which is pure hypocritical non sense, since big rappers were locked up too, it does not affect his music. He should be know for other songs like I spoke to devil in miame, Clarity, and other soundcloud stuff with real meaning

When He raps I just blow away

Litterally The god

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15 Travis Scott 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.

When I play goosebumps any girl let's me get in

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.

Every time I listen to any of his music I can just chill out and forget everything that I don't want to remember and I can relate to a lot of his lyrics

With Travis Scott you just chill and listen to is music. 2017 was definitely his year. He was on a song with SZA and his features are amazing! - booklover24

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16 Future Future

He is the worst rapper - DaWyteNight

Future is the best when I went to summer jam and I seen future I was so happy I want to see him again

He has the most relatable lyrics (except for mask off) and is self-created. He just shows young rappers that they can do very good in their career.

Best mumble rapper good rapper and artist

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17 Amine

I read naruto and I was sold

I think Amine is up coming best rapper

He is a future star and will be better then lil wayne

noo

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18 Young Thug Young Thug Jeffrey Lamar Williams, better known by his stage name Young Thug, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He became known for his commercial debut single "Stoner." Notable Albums/Mixtapes: Barter 6, Slime Season, Slime Season 2, I'm Up, Slime Season 3

Love his music! I wonder when the English versions will come out..

He sucks, Lamar will smoke the hell out of him

I think he will beat up kendrick lamar - Lilsavage

No Kendrick will beat his stupid ass and he'll also beat your ass - venomouskillingmachine

legend

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19 21 Savage 21 Savage Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, known professionally as 21 Savage, is an American hip hop recording artist from Atlanta, Georgia.

Possibly the most boring-sounding rapper to this day.

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

2017 was for sure 21 Savage's year! His songs are fire and you can understand what he says. he's great. He has emotional touchs to his music. You can't say that his album ISSA did not have one catchy song at all - booklover24

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

Most underrated rapper in business

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

Super underrated, his rap Is so varying and original.

He's just cool.

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