Top Ten Rappers of the 21st Century
The Top Ten
he's unstoppable once he puts his mind 2 it he says the most amazing things that sound crazy but it makes sence not 1 rapper would go head up with him with out getten there feelings hurt eminem will get on you about anything hair shoes anything
Eminem is the Best he always does what ever he can to stay on top Hes "" THE KING OF RAP "" not only the 21st century but forever
Hes the best rapper out there, has so many top songs its crazy,
his best song is either No love ft. lil wayne or when im gone!
check him out, the best there is by far!
He is the best and will always be!
He is such a good lyricist. he deserves the top spot
So good way better than lil Wayne. why do people like his music. He just raps about money and women. Plus his voice sucks. But Kendrick lamar is straight outta compton - LegitGames12
2nd best after Eminem. Keeping the legacy of Tupac!
How is a person that HAS NOT ONE SINGLE classic album made it to the top ten? Hell even number one? How is a rapper like Eminem that basically has emotional problems and only raps about killing his mom and wife and killing others for no reason makes it to number one? This site is irrelevant. Kanye has made 3 classics and HAS MADE CLASSIC BEATS FOR OTHERS THAT HAS BEEN CLASSICS. Blueprint is thanks to him. Black Album, etc.
Kanye has such a special ability to create classically soulful--almost jazzy--songs on one album and then switch up to really synthesizing, futuristic tracks on another album. What makes Kanye such a great artist is his ability to bring every element of song and album into this beautiful harmony that makes you want to listen again and again. He's the one rapper whose songs are best listened to in order as an entire album, because it's the "big picture" of Kanye's work that truly tells a powerful story.
"How is a person that HAS NOT ONE SINGLE classic album made it to the top ten? Hell even number one? How is a rapper like Eminem that basically has emotional problems and only raps about killing his mom and wife and killing others for no reason makes it to number one? This site is irrelevant. Kanye has made 3 classics and HAS MADE CLASSIC BEATS FOR OTHERS THAT HAS BEEN CLASSICS. Blueprint is thanks to him. Black Album, etc."
You're stupid. Eminem is the best rapper out there and every one knows it.
6 out of his 7 albums have won grammys.
Kanye west is the most influential rapper on this list. When it comes to rapping itself he isn’t # 1, but when we’re talking about the production and the song itself, no one beats him. #3 or #4 would be a great spot and the only reason I say that, is because J.Cole has great bars, great flow, but the I just believe kanye is more talented, when it comes to bars, the production, or voice, Ye beats him in essentially every category. If Ye were to be put at #4, only person that could be above is Cole.
How the hell is kanye west higher than Cole? That guy doesn't even write his own lyrics! - DaWyteNight
J. cole is one of the few lyrical rappers I like - BreakFastBeast2005
Greatest story teller I've ever heard. Always has a song for any mood or occasion. Outsold Kanye. Honestly, as one of his biggest fans, wished that he would be more mainstream. His low-key, original attitude to hip-hop, while held in high regard by many - including myself - is what places him beneath Kendrick Lamar in public opinion. Strong fan-base that he has built up with great music. Personally, I feel though Kendrick is slightly more talented as a raw rapper, Cole's ability to produce and tell stories, which I believe no one has matched - bar the legends e.g. Nas, Rakim - places him above Kendrick as a rap artist.
Uh, how is Cole only #6? #7 is the first guy to go platinum in 25 years? #7 is the guy who dropped his sophomore album the same day as one of the best rappers of the century, but still outsold Kanye by over 30,000 copies? One of the realest lyrical rappers in the game is only #7? This is why people say he's underrated. This guy is practically the physical manifestation of Tupac and Biggie's legacy. He belongs right up there with Eminem and Jay-Z and all them. He's a visionary.
JAY Z is literally a genius. He's been rocking the rap world ever since '96 with Reasonable Doubt, and hasn't really slowed down for the most part. He is the true king and has the best flow. Where Eminem may have the best lines, and Kanye may be the most "showy", JAY Z is a real master of ALL aspects of rap - lyrics, beats, marketing, and performance.
Jay 7 is th king of rap
He's really good with rhymes and can really put messages behind each rap. The best is Run This Town ft. Rihanna and Kanye West
This list is absolutely hilarious. The only person that is anywhere Jay as of the last 12 years is Nas and Eminem. No one else in the 21st Century compare. Jigga for number ONE!
50 should Be in The top 10 because he been running hip hop from 02-07 and has arguably 2 classic albums with one of them being the highest debut in hip hop. He also has sold like over 30 million records worldwide and has accoplished what jay and diddy have in a shorter period with less material and last but not least he has won almost every beef he has been in if 50 cent ain't a hip hop legend I don't know who is!
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50 cent is one of the best rappers of the 21st century because he's invented he've won every beef that he's been in. he said it himself, he "I want them to love me like they loved pac". 2pac was an instinct killer, and nobody has come closer to that than 50 cent!
50 made a huge impact on hip-hop. he destroyed more careers than any other rapper and made others succesful such as The Game. He maybe isn't the most talented rapper, but the most successful one. And theres a reason why he's so successful, its cuz he's really good.
50 cent is the best no doubt... people love here in Africa next to tupac... G gg unit all the way
4 words for y'all,"i have not begun"
Best rapper in the world.. Not only Linkin Park fans love him, but also all the people in the world.. He should be at least be in the top 5
Very underrated. Very smooth and rhythmic rapping. Very creative and unique unlike other rappers like 2pac, Dre, 50 cent, etc. Unlike everyone else, he's a rock rapper who surprisingly isn't black. Much different from everyone else on this list and should be even higher
Mike Shinoda is extremely underrated but his contribution to Linkin Park is invaluable, not to mention his sick 'Styles of Beyond' project; think 'Remember the Name'.
One of the few in the top 10 who deserves to be in this list. - DaWyteNight
The fact that he isn't in the top 50 is sad. He is amazing and is a real dude
This dude is amazing... Talking about sense
Without a doubt one of if not the best lyricist in the 21st
Why is he even on the list he sucks.
Sad that people call him terrible despite not listening to a single one of his songs. The Lil' Wayne from 2008-2013 was actually an awesome rapper, with songs like No Love, 6 Foot 7 Foot and Mirror.
Na, people call him terrible because they have listened to his songs.
Lil Wayne sucks why is he on this list
The haters are just sad
Given this a rap list don't know why u guys saying his singing voice good
His voice is really amazing and he is my favourite singer
Great singer, beautiful voice, and cute, too
His voice is the best feature!
Really a champion whose raps are easy to chill too, yet he also has deep songs. Some of everything but its all great. Disappointed to see him this low. He's definitely top 5 quality.
Kid Cudi is a beast. He might be new but his skills are way better than most of the rappers on the top ten. I think he is way better than fiddy. and chipmunk, who is that?
The lonely stoner seems to free his mind at night, at at at night. On some real
Dude pass out was great
He is the best mike shinoda can't beat him
He makes great music with catchey words and amazing beats!
You should listen to
"Written in the Stars"
He was a part of pro era his lyrics are amazing interesting flow and is a great example of how he stands out in the crowd of rappers as one of the best rappers ever
He is still dearly missed. - TIG
Sucks he is dead he had great a great album called Amerikkkan corruption and he had a new album coming out but pro era changed it to KING STEELO songs like Free The Robots and APEX show off this guys skill
In my opinion is better than Machine Gun Kelly
Talented as hell
Talk about lyrical genius. This man, in my opinion, should be in the top 10. Childish Gambino has the ability to make all his music smooth and still classy. He balances a rapping career with his show Atlanta, which is also amazing. I just don't understand why he is so low on this list.
Listen to Bonfire by this guy. I haven't heard any other songs with that much absolute savagery. Every line is badass as hell, and it's a great hype song. His other tracks are good too, good beats, good message. Deserves to be way higher up on this list.
T.I. is the sexiest rapper alive and he keeps it real in all of his songs he is the best. I love all of his songs. but I don't think that kanye west is better then him they should have put him in 5 and T.I. in 3
Greatest in the game. Some rappers call him the "Jay-Z" of the south. That has lots of meaning. Rappers these days are trying to copy his swag and style but just can't because there is only one king and that's T.I.
HE REPPIN DA SOUTH STR88 UP and T.I DA SEXIEST HOTTEST RAPPER ALIVE G.H BABY...
T.I.P. is not only the hottest mc today. But he's the best lyrically since 2pac. He's one of the greatest ever.
Drake is up and coming
Drake is definitely a top 3 performer! Year after year and the guys music is constantly hitting charts. Never been to show better than his!
Clever rapper one of my favorite rappers
His lyrics are to dope to not listen to, why is he even down here. If you heard Who Do You Love by YG and Drake, you might change your mind.
I'm guessing he's only at 15 cause he's not done much in the last 13 years (other than produce)? If not this is ridiculous...
Dr. Dre helped Eminem get to where he is now and I'd dare say is probably the father of rap, making Eminem the son of rap cause without dre, we wouldn't have Eminem. Just my opinion on the way things worked out.
Dr. Dre is the father of rap. He got Eminem to where he is now and Eminem is the best rapper in the world. U have to listen to Mockingjay, When I'm Gone, Rap God, That's All She Wrote, and I Need A Doctor. Dre is the producer mostly, now.
Where is Denzel?
The best mix of new Hip-Hop and old Hip-Hop. Near the top of the ranks of people like Tyler, Kendrick, Drake and Logic. Even though he is appreciated a large amount, it still isn't enough. One of the best of the generation.
A$AP IS BRINING HIP HOP BACK. VOTE UP EVERYONE HE'S THE MODERN 2PAC HE'S OLD SCHOOL BUT ALSO NEW SCHOOL.
His music is so easy to really jam too and his lyrics are impressive. Easily in my top 5
Just needs one more great solo album to be placed among rap gods
Truly great, solid rapper. Dope lyrics, he's got talent.
How is chance not in the top 20?
I Love Nicki Minaj she is the best female rapper out you can not compare Lil Kim to her she is amazing Lil Kim is nothing just a mediocre daily rapper who has no talent and accuses people of stealing the style she never had!
Nicki Minaj makes good music. It is not lyrically good at all but they are fun.
She is really great at what she does.
Nicki minaj is really good raping
Lucadris makes a perfect combination of todays rap and the mix of the 2000s, still, his beats make the best rhythm, really a good rapper.
Top 25 easy sophisticated dope mafia flow
Rick Ross maded the game twist. he's the starter of 21 century rapping, along with other artists. His instrumentals are amazing by my opinion and should get a spot in the number ten.
This guy sucks - RobertWisdom
How come he even a rapper! He's crap and utter waste
Pitbull rules!... At least my 7 yo son thinks so
#2 best rapper of all time. Better than all the rappers who do mumble. Better than all the rappers who only talk about sex, drugs and gangs.
2nd fastest rapper. Some of the best lyrics of all time. Listen to Gangland, It Is What It Is and Go Hard. The best thing about is that he doesn't cuss. His story is awesome to. He used to be a gangster and now he’s a Christian rapper. Watchu Mean has a really good beat of your that type of person who only cares about the beat of a song.
I'm gonna protest lecrae should be in the top ten
Damn good rapper, shows a change in lifestyle while still keeping tradition in rap
Hopsin is amazing he should be higher in the list. If you listen to his songs and listen to his flow and lyrics you should be able to recognize his skill
Hopsin should definitely be higher in this list
Listen to "ill mind of hopsin 5 & 6". He is the realist rapper ever... But don't take my word for it listen to his music.
Hopsin is by far my favorite rapper, one of the best messages that an artist can have!
Well he is different and way more amazing.
Great rapper lyrics are much deeper and require a whole fan base and years to almost fully under stand should be in top ten
He has a new feel to him. His own style. I love and respect it! So much he should be in the top 10.
Maybe an awesome guy but how should I know I've never listened to him before!
Dudes. Come on Tyler should be number 7
THE BEST AND IS GOING TO COLLOBORATE KPOP GROUP NAMED 2NE1! PRODUCING THEIR FULL ALBUM! WAAAA THE BEST PRODUCER EVER!
Have you ever heard his raps they are flipping awesome I recommend the song geekin
Other than Kendrick Lamar, best rapper in the game right now. Underrated in so many ways, he's positively influenced the rap game as well & has persevered from a negative background and become one of the most successful rappers out there
Lol he is the first rapper I ever listened too and influenced me a lot
LOGIC IS DAD
Great sense of music
Chip is killing the grime scene right now
Eminem sucks chipmunk's penis while icp f's his butt
He writes his own lyrics, he is completely transparent when he raps. While staying true to the roots of rap, he undoubtedly brings something new to the table, in a manner that won't be stopping anytime soon. He is utterly amazing, and doesn't forget to give kudos to people he collaborates with or features in his songs. He is fiercely independent, attracting people to him that ultimately become part of his fandom, the Shark Face Gang. I could literally write an essay about why he should be in the top ten, that is, if I had that kind of time on my hands.
An indie artist who really does rap about what he believes in. Fighting against homophobia, racism, and drug addiction. Not to mention, actually acknowledging his white privilege. He's different than the other rappers in that sense and it makes me respect what he does. one of the few rappers (others mainly Christian ones) that I can actually stand. - keycha1n
I love Macklemore he isn't afraid 2 share what he thinks and believes
He is an awesome rapper who is one of the best white rappers around
Best Lyrical Out And Ambitious And Very Smart And Unique Type Of Styke
He is the best Iranian rapper
It's the best after mohammad yp
HE IS FATHER OF Iran RAP
Undisputed best of all time, no reason to be anywhere other than #1
He was the best know and forever
He literally shaped hip hop people he inspired are ranked higher than him that's crazy he should at the least number 2
Nas is awesome how is he 54
Wiz should be on the top ten! He's way better then the rest
Khalifa has an amazing balance of music and lyrics
Wiz is the best modern rapper and if you disagree you don't know rap
Should be at least top 15
Tech is, to me, second only to twisted insane in the entirety of rap. I'm a chopper fan, and this guy is one of the OG's, and is still one of the best. The hell is he not #1!?!?
He is the realest rapper out there. He is constantly talking about life and his songs have sick beats. He is the fastest rapper out there and all his stuff is raw so check him out if you are interested in some good rap.
Tech is the best to do it. His flow that goes along with his speed is so unique and cannot be touched
How can he not be on the list tech n9ne is the best
He is the best rapper and has been since he started in 1996
He has an excellent performance and a good voice. He is also so charismatic.
He is so lyrical
He is literally the best Rapper in the game right now. - TIG
Best upcoming rapper!
Game is the best
Speaks the truf more than any rapper in the nation - mhbnathanielo