Best Rappers of 2017Ark-M
The Top Ten
HIS the one and only Kendrick lamar
Yeah, he is a VERY good rapper (maybe the best black rapper) - Dandeman7
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...V 334 Comments
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.
Def the best Kendrick is great but what logic has to say actually matters and takes hours of hard work to write. And logic has the best flow PERIOD.
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..
He is better than all of them other damn rappersV 183 Comments
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.
This guy is so versatile. Punchlines that can match any of the best in the game, lyrics so deep it's like he takes the words right out of your head, a flow good enough to make any fan of music want to just sit back and vibe. This man is the complete package. There is no other rapper whose style comes close. He is in a league of his own. By far the realist and most down to earth rapper in this generation. So humble. A poet down to the truest form of the word. Not as popular as Drake but definitely a better rapper. And I personally feel Kendrick is more hyped up given the whole Compton connection. Cole is definitely underrated and in some instances I feel that he is so humble, and tends to shy so far away from the media that he gets forgotten. Definitely #1 I'm my book.V 121 Comments
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.
Greatest Rapper of the New Age
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 poetryV 68 Comments
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
You guys must be dreaming if u think ems number 5 he is number 1
He's first.How 5? Impossible,he is the best ever
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.V 255 Comments
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
I just started listening to his music and he is the best...um sure he just found a fan for life...hope he gonna keep on making a lot of those thought provoking raps
Because joey hasent come out with anything in a while all he is, is just a good freestyles
Music with a message, about society and its challenges. More than just music but a messageV 47 Comments
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.
Good rapper,but not the best.I like his music,but Eminem is better.V 109 Comments
Tyler is a genius
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.
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.
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&2V 26 Comments
He had the best album of 2017 - jameshoward
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
Why the hell is Jay Z number 11? He came out with a top five best album this year, and is one of the best in the business. The Story if OJ was a lyrical and storytelling masterpiece. - dbonthetrack
No, him and his wife both sold out and suck now. - DaWyteNightV 17 Comments
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!
BIg sean is a good rapper drake is kind of crazy why is big sean number 10 and drake 5
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 LamarV 42 Comments
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 beats. Very lyrical.
An awesome rapper
LIL MOTHER UZI IN THE HOUSE - CHOLOHUBERV 199 Comments
2pac of OUR generation
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.
His song look at me is the best song ever
He is so good at rapping I love this man it sad to see him die R.I.P XXXTENTACION we will alway remember youV 130 Comments
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
Hell no, he didn't even release music in 2017 and he hasn't made good music in a long time. Also, he uses ghostwriters. You can't be the best if you don't write your own lyrics. - DaWyteNight
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 listV 14 Comments
Macklemore the most lovable rapper
Most underrated rapper in business
Really really REALLY underrated
Super underrated, his rap Is so varying and original.V 8 Comments
Naruto should marry Ash from pokemon
I read naruto and I was sold
The best with Caroline and red Mercedes and last but not least spice girlV 6 Comments
When I play goosebumps any girl let's me get in
So GOOOD can't name any better
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.
Rodeo is a masterpieceV 54 Comments
The best Hip Hop collective of all time!
Best they should be in top ten
They should most definitely be in the top 10
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'V 80 Comments
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!
You know this list is a joke when lil uzi vert is higher than Rittz - DaWyteNight
Forget all that mainstream. We need more pure talent and fire skills. Rittz is for sure in top 10
Rittz is one of the best on this list.. Should be 150 places higher than Khaled..(thought this list was about best rappers...)V 34 Comments
Top 5 of 2017 no doubt about it. And probably top 3 of 2018
He should be #1 - jameshoward
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!V 1 Comment
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...
Pick one. - DarkBoi-X
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 yearV 57 Comments
Amazing artist. One of my top 10 honestly
Hopsin should be top 10, undoubtedly
You hopsin is top 10 for sure. Get these ratchet ass rappers out of here.
NO. He's The Worst Rapper Ever And Has Made The Worst Song Of The Year, Happy EndingV 6 Comments
Ok, he has to be top 10. 2017 was his breakthrough year - Dandeman7
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)
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".
Not the next Mnms. The first NF.V 20 Comments
Dj khaled is a dj
Not a rapper - DaWyteNight
FAT ASS - CHOLOHUBER
He isn't a rapper, he doesn't sing or make beats, why is he on this list.V 11 Comments
Because he motorvatie many people not just the kids but also the older people
Best of all
Love his music! I wonder when the English versions will come out..
He sucks, Lamar will smoke the hell out of him
He is is good he is better than jay z and dj khaled and kayne he should be number 10 y'all just mad because y'all not a rapper
Unique sound that revolutionized the rap game. A true artist in his own sense who brings his own flair to the rap game. Uses music as an extension of himself to express his ideas and thoughts in his own artistic ways.V 16 Comments
Better than everybody on this list
Best rapper ever
They ranked post malone over nas and almost all the artists on here have nothing on nas
Nas should be in top 10! No doubtV 1 Comment
Best rapper out right now, real gangster doing real gangster rap.
How the hell is Asap 37th, fix it
A$ap should definitely be in the top 10. amazing rapper and person and very attractive.
the bestV 1 Comment
I like him for the same reason I like artists like the cunninlynguists or Watsky! points if you know any of these two. It is just a please to hear what he has to say and how he delivers his verses. Most of his best stuff are not singles so you gotta just listen to his album
The best of the best
Best player on the Blazers
Better than kobe and shaq combined lol
Isn't this guy a basketball player - venomouskillingmachine
Damian lillard is a good rapperV 4 Comments
MGK speaks truth about where he came from and what he went through! I can relate to his words and you can feel the passion this dude has for his career and his struggle. Badass rapper
Machine gun kelly is the very definition of hip hop.
He should be in the top 10. Damn, I don't believe...
Bro MGK is one of the better rappers out there and he's this low? Unbelievable.V 24 Comments
Helps through rough times
He meant to be number one
Lit songs should be in top 10
Best one in my opinion right nowV 19 Comments
How is he 0%?
How tf are half these clowns above Vince
Should be in top 10
Look up "ascension - gorillaz ft. Vince staples" and you Will love himV 2 Comments
On the 18:30 minute song "Apocalyptic Infinity" alone he showcases such a huge variety of flows (including a goosebumps doubletime part at least as impressive as Eminem's "Rap God" part), rhyming structures, careful observations on both the German and American hip hop scenes and their respective evolutions, and a perfect symbiosis with Digital Drama's lush and blissfully overproduces beat work, that every other rapper looks an amateur next to him. I wonder how he will be able to top that (I completely praised his 2015 debut album, but this year his second album completely blew it away - maybe his third will do the same). - Martin_Canine
SpongeBozz dropped his second album in early June, a double disc album with over 115 minutes of music, divided into two parts.
Disc 1 is a personal counter attack on all the people who betrayed and attacked him - especially his former friend turned archenemy Kollegah, Germany's most acclaimed and popular rapper at the moment, but also others. The album also deals with Jewish origin and his family. He demasked himself for this disc.
Disc 2 is a sequel to his debut album, and he raps in-character as SpongeBozz, a deranged violent cartoon character on drugs. He still disses the people he attacked on disc 1, but less personally and seriously, and more in a hollywood movie kind of way.
He delivers both discs with maximum lyrical and technical skill, he constantly rhymes at a level that surpasses Eminem, sometimes uses exceptionally fast double time rapping and perfectly uses several different flows. All of this is perfectly showcased on the 18:30 minute epic "Apocalyptic ...more - Martin_Canine
Ignore the SpongeBob costume, this is only so that people don't know his identity. Focus on the flow, the beat and especially how many syllables he rhymes (even if you don't understand German, you can hear that this is unusually complex):
https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=yMfgjVlGbUE - Martin_Canine
Really? This dude should be taken off of this list. So many retarded people basically gave him lots of money for saying "Gucci Gang" practically 30 times. Slurred speech, terrible voice, very ugly and looks like a rainbow mess, and is just terrible overall. He ain't an original rapper like Eminem. He was actually good. I would rather listen to him than Lil atrocious Pump.
Better than Tupac and Biggie. - SnuckleBerg
He only 16 and he all ready amazing. He gonna be the best 1 day
Greatest rapper alive, best bars could destroy anyoneV 32 Comments
Very Good. He can spit out rap in English OR German, and sometimes does both. - ChaelDwyer
HE SHOULD BE NUMBER 1!
John Cena is a wrestler.
You can't see him
The time is nowV 4 Comments
horrible - Genesyis
This guy is the worst - venomouskillingmachine
Kodak Black would be top 5 if he made songs like roll in peace and occasionally codeine dreaming and transport in.
Kodak black us the coldest out there right now!V 26 Comments
He is the worst rapper - DaWyteNight
Been changing the game and always pulls bangers
Future is the best when I went to summer jam and I seen future I was so happy I want to see him againV 49 Comments
East Atlanta Santa! Should be higher than this!
Ever since he got out of jail and he's been drug free, he's been making the best music ever!
He should at least be in the top 20V 5 Comments
He is the best
Got 70% of his albums.. Tru PRINCE
The realest rapper alive
He should be top tenV 10 Comments
Why are so many people sleeping on this man
How is this dude not top 10? He's amazing, he's up there with Eminem and Kendrick. It's a disgrace he is below Lil Pump on this list.
Can't believe I slept on this guy, he's a legend. He's able to tell a story better than anyone I've ever seen. He's very creative with his songs, providing two parts to each of stories. The word choice, flow, and beat are also on a godly level. Each song has a lot of meaning, and is so powerful it gets to you. He definitely deserves to raise above even the likes of Kendrick Lamar.
He's my favorite. He's fast, has a great rhyme scheme and can tell a vivid story. Seriously should be put way higher in the list (at least higher that lil pump). If you haven't already heard of him, do yourself a favor and check out his mask off remix, 'mask on' you won't regret it. https://m.youtube.com/watch? v=GYIHrd7e-n0V 12 Comments
Its Nicki come on
She's not a rapper I'm sad now
Nicki Minaj is one of the best rappers out right now. Her wordplay and cleverness is unmatched. There aren't many rappers out right now that make you think. There is a reason why she's worked with rappers like Nas, Jay-Z, Cam-ron, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Eminem. If your favorite rappers can see the talent, why can't you?
Just love herV 20 Comments
A completely legend, met him the other day. Such a humble chap.
Melody Gifted - A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
Best of all time
A boogie isn't all that yet but wit a lil practice and more music that's is just him spitting straight bars or with the melodic flows he'll be a rising rapper and be a young legend just like Drizzy Drake
FireV 13 Comments
Post Malone is the best
What? Austin owns 2017
Best rapper out there. Flow music everyone can enjoy. Going to be number 1 soon. Mixing the genre to a whole nother level.
Hits like rock star, congratulations, I fall apartV 6 Comments
This kid is very talented
He's unclear on his tracks but panda, president and gucci snakes are on top of my playlist so... peace, is the desiigner for ya'll :D - Ark-M
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