Best Rappers of 2017
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
Joey Bad's album was miles better, as well as many other albums that came out that went under the radar because they weren't promoted. - DaWyteNight
There's no stopping Kendrick he is just showing everyone he is changing rap evolution and being one of the greatest...
Kendrick Lamar shows up any other rapper in this game he brings it back to old school which rap shouldve always been, all these new rappers doing there trap music and stuff is not rap its just a few words mumbled together with someone mixing up a track in the background but yet Kendrick could still show everyone he was the best with his song Humble (which I think was a diss to trap) where he showed any rapper from today he can do any kind of rap you throw it him
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.
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.
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.
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
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'm a huge Eminem fan in terms of 2017, Kendrick is already significantly the most successful and best. Hopefully Em will drop a new album soon... - ScorpiusYT
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
Easily top 3 in my opinion... no idea how Drake or Future got a spot above him.
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.
Drake's music is so relatable within my life and has such a good vibe that it really makes me feel happy. I love his music from back then, and today. His music has a very attractive sound to it. It makes you want to get up and dance!
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
Flower Boy was an amazing album - Ccecil
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
The Story Of OJ is probably one of the best rap songs to come out in the last decade. His project 4:44 that he recently released was outstanding and shows that the future of rap may not be as bad as we perceive it to be.
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
Slept on as hell. So many rappers copied his flow and not to mention he has the cleverest lines
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!
Whoever talks crap about lil uzi is dumb he is going to be the best rapper/rockstar until the day he dies, better start enjoying him he will be gone in 4 years
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
XXXTENTACION is the best rapper ever! I literally listen too him everyday...NO JOKE! He can freestyle about everything and make it good enough to go viral. His new album 17 everybody should go listen to it.
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
Everyone who isn't a mumble rapper and has at least some level of lyricism and skill is easily better. - DaWyteNight
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 list
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.
Macklemore the most lovable rapper
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
The dude can sing but raps like hell take red Mercedes
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
Travis's songs are musically creative and well made. However, sometimes he seems to fall short on his lyrics
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
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'
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
Rittz goes harder than 99 percent of rappers in the game today. Crazy flow and word play
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
I know what you guys mean when you say that he sounds boring or his lyrical skills aren't the best but I mean he hasn't got any education and he is making more money than you and in my opinion he is one of the most street and dopest rappers in the game I don't care what anyone says
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
Better than everybody
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
His ill mind series is the best, top 10 indeed
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!
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)
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.
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
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
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.
I think he will beat up kendrick lamar - Lilsavage
No Kendrick will beat his stupid ass and he'll also beat your ass - venomouskillingmachine
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 ever
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.
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
Better than kobe and shaq combined lol
Isn't this guy a basketball player - venomouskillingmachine
Damian lillard is a good rapper
He plays for the trail blazers
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.
He should be in the top 5
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
He's hella good
How is he 0%?
Should be in top 10
Look up "ascension - gorillaz ft. Vince staples" and you Will love him
How tf are half these clowns above Vince
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
This is the one I want to be able to make the trip to the one road to get greatness and have to be able to succeed
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
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.
The best rapper alive facts. Comes out with back to back albums and now he number 1 rapper after March this list needs to be updated by the way Kanye drake n chance need to drop.
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.
Kodak has a lot of talent that would be obvious to see if he wouldn't mumble as much and speak more clearly
You can't see him
The time is now
John Cena is a wrestler.
He is not a rapper
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
One of the greatest of all tile
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.
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.
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
Haters die, just enough
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
A completely legend, met him the other day. Such a humble chap.
A boogie is lit
Just listen to Look Back At It, Drowning, and Swervin - Bcash
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
A boogie is up and coming for sure! He keeps getting better
He's a really good rapper
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
Post Malone is the best