Best Rappers of 2017Ark-M
The Top Ten
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...
Humble is greatV 333 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.
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.
Nah this ain't it famV 180 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.
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
Greatest Rapper of the New AgeV 68 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.
Paints Pictures with his music, The greatest of All Time, Has made forever classics.V 121 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.
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.
So much hate for this guy and I don't get it at all. yhh he sings but that's because his fan base is more than just some hood man and he has to cater for them as well. listen to any Drake song where he raps and he comes with them fire barz. Duno man maybe they just go way over certain peoples headsV 107 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
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.
Fastest rapper of all timeV 250 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
An awesome rapper
He's awesome his music is the best love him so much my favorite!
No! He is trash! - DaWyteNightV 199 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
Joey could body all those mumble rappers without even using half of his brain capacity. Shame people vote for Lil Uzi more than Joey.
Him and Cole are the best of our generation. All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ was the best album of 2017. DAMN was trash, yeah I said it! - DaWyteNight
His new album is fireš"„š"„š"„way better than kendrickV 47 Comments
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&2
Tyler is a geniusV 26 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!
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
Bounce Back(switched his flow 5 times in the same song)
One Man Could Change The World and Light (both amazing fights against the system)
No Favors(best brag song ever tied with Humble by K. Dot)
I'll admit Double or nothing wasnt GREAT, but this man is still extremely underrated.
the artists who actually deserve a spot abuve BIG would be
4. (this is where Sean should be)
the artists that are above him just did better this year, Logic blew up with 1800 and Everybody, DAMN. is basically albu of the year, and drake released Look Alive's verse, God's Plan(which has been number one for a while) Sean deserves number 4. by the way, WHY THE HECK IS J COLE HERE? HE didn't RELEASE ANYTHING BIG THIS YEAR. at this point j cole fans are just reaching for Ws. I mean 2018s K.O.D. is amazing but its 2018
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 had the best album of 2017 - jameshowardV 17 Comments
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
Thank you! I hate it when people say he's a bad rapper because he was in jail! - Not_A_Weeaboo
When He raps I just blow away
X is a god his music got me through so much and I want to thank him for that but I can't so #llj long live king JahsehV 124 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
Do you see this coatV 14 Comments
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
The best Hip Hop collective of all time!V 80 Comments
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
Doesn't deserve to be called a rapper. He sings with auto-tune. - DaWyteNightV 54 Comments
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.
Been changing the game and always pulls bangersV 48 Comments
I read naruto and I was sold
The best with Caroline and red Mercedes and last but not least spice girl
I think Amine is up coming best rapper
bloodV 6 Comments
Love his music! I wonder when the English versions will come out..
He sucks, Lamar will smoke the hell out of him
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.
Nobody raps like he doesV 15 Comments
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
Pick one. - DarkBoi-X
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!
Listen to his albums and tell me he ain't top 10
Forget all that mainstream. We need more pure talent and fire skills. Rittz is for sure in top 10
You know this list is a joke when lil uzi vert is higher than Rittz - DaWyteNightV 34 Comments
Most underrated rapper in business
Super underrated, his rap Is so varying and original.
Please listen to his texts. Love the meanings of his songs and originality. Underrated.
He sings Glourious, Gold old Days, Marmalade, Canāt hold us and and we danced this rapper is top 10V 8 Comments
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 apart
He is coming up next
He is just amazing! His new album beerbongs and bentleys is just way better than Lil Uzi Vert!V 6 Comments
This dude about to blow up! His new album is amazing!
This guy has excelled, he's one of the best new rappers for sure.
Top 5 of 2017 no doubt about it. And probably top 3 of 2018
He should be #1 - jameshowardV 1 Comment
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!
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.
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)
Not a rapper - DaWyteNight
He isn't a rapper, he doesn't sing or make beats, why is he on this list.
DJ Khaled sucks everything he has ever put out is trash
Dj khaled is a djV 11 Comments
Not a rapper but definitely the best rap producer to this day. - ZDNSR
I like him.
If metro don't trust you I'm gona shoot u
Because he motorvatie many people not just the kids but also the older people
Best of all
She is one of the worst rappers I have ever listened to, absolutely HORRIBLE
No she is trash put her on top 10 worst rappers
She is the most ghetto, annoying, repulsive human being. That tape that leaked better end her career. Stick to your love and hip hop show you skank
She is a good rapperV 20 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 20
Bloody AmazingV 5 Comments
They ranked post malone over nas and almost all the artists on here have nothing on nas
Better than everybody on this list
Nas should be in top 10! No doubt
Best rapper everV 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.
LordV 1 Comment
Better than kobe and shaq combined lol
Isn't this guy a basketball player - venomouskillingmachine
Damian lillard is a good rapper
Bruh Lyrics harder than his 3,sV 3 Comments
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
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
He's my favorite rapper. He should be in the top ten. MGK has been working his butt off and I love that. His lyrics are also so deep.
MGK killed literally every track he's been on. He's enjoying life more than most other rappers. Apart from his overboosted bass savage songs, he also makes songs with some really good story on it. Lace up.
Machine gun kelly is the very definition of hip hop.V 24 Comments
Lit songs should be in top 10
One of the hardest working rappers out there now
He is the best, better than any other, his best songs are Marilyn, Tumblr girls, been on, plan, sober, him & I, let's get lost, good life, me myself & I, you don't own me
Helps through rough timesV 19 Comments
Trash mumble rap
He's not technically a great rapper. But his anti style approach to rap music, and experimentation in sound should be commended. What you may consider mumbly garbage to others is experimental and unique.
He doesn't belong on the list of rappers since he doesn't consider himself one. But he's great overall no doubt.
Bees kneesV 43 Comments
This guy is the worst - venomouskillingmachine
Hood lyrics, legendary bars
Kodak Black would be top 5 if he made songs like roll in peace and occasionally codeine dreaming and transport in.
Ok how the f is he below lil yachty? HE MADE ROLL IN PEACE! And I'm not even gonna talk abput nicki minaj, should be at least in the top tenV 25 Comments
How is he 0%?
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.
He only 16 and he all ready amazing. He gonna be the best 1 day
Greatest rapper alive, best bars could destroy anyone
Better than Tupac and Biggie. - SnuckleBergV 32 Comments
Should be in top 10
Look up "ascension - gorillaz ft. Vince staples" and you Will love him
How tf are half these clowns above VinceV 2 Comments
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 Ending
Amazing artist. One of my top 10 honestlyV 6 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
You can't see him
The time is now
John Cena is a wrestler.
HE SHOULD BE NUMBER 1!V 4 Comments
Very Good. He can spit out rap in English OR German, and sometimes does both. - ChaelDwyer
Got 70% of his albums.. Tru PRINCE
The realest rapper alive
He should be top ten
FireV 10 Comments
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-n0
He's one of the only dudes out right now that's super lyrical but isn't always preaching about social issues. Dude just goes out there and spits. Also love how he murders rappers on there own beats.
Why are so many people sleeping on this manV 12 Comments
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?
She is perfect
She's better than Cardi BV 20 Comments
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