Top Ten Rappers of the 21st Century

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41 Big K.R.I.T. Big K.R.I.T. Justin Scott, better known by his stage name Big K.R.I.T., is an American rapper and record producer from Meridian, Mississippi.
42 Rick Ross Rick Ross William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur .

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.

43 Meek Mill

Everything he touches is gold! Meek is definitely the best rapper alive. Put him on any song he'll be the standout. His freestyle to the motto is crazy and pretty much all his songs are good.

If we can't bring back pac and biggie and them, he's the best today!

He is so good. Great rapper. Can't stop listening to him

Next time you go looking for a beef,pick on someone your own size homie...Drake s diss is enough to scrap you off this list bro

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44 Jay Rock
45 The Game The Game Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game, is an American rapper and actor. He was born on November 29, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. Game spent most of his childhood in foster care (up until high school) even though he knew all of his brothers and sisters. Since 2002, Game ...read more. V 2 Comments
46 T-Pain T-Pain Faheem Rashad Najm, better known by his stage name T-Pain, is an American recording artist and music producer from Tallahassee, Florida. V 1 Comment
47 B.o.B B.o.B Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., better known by his stage name B.o.B, is an American recording artist and music producer from Decatur, Georgia.

He brings a unique style to rapping, especially in how he is able to pair rapping and actual singing. Many of his songs have deep meanings, and the lyrics are great. But the best quality of his music is the complex rhythm of his songs, something most rappers do not have. A lot of rap, even really good rap, has a lazy beat consisting of only 2 or 3 different pieces.

AWESOME! Aerplanes part 1 & 2, So good, Arena, Headband, Magic and Both of us. All great songs.

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48 Professor Green

Dope MC listen to Read All About It, Monster, Falling Down, Just Be Good To Green (Featuring Lilly Allen), and Jungle. Pure Fire

49 Akon Akon Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.

He has an excellent performance and a good voice. He is also so charismatic.

50 Tinchy Stryder
51 Wale

Best Lyrical Out And Ambitious And Very Smart And Unique Type Of Styke

52 Bahram Bahram Called as one of the 50 people shaping the culture of the Middle East, by Huffington Post, Bahram Nouraei challenges the dominant artistic, cultural and philosophical consensus of the Iranian society . He constantly pushes himself out of his comfort zone to reach his own understanding of creativity ...read more.
53 Iyaz Iyaz
54 Nas Nas Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper. His album, Illmatic, is considered to be one of the best rap albums of all time. He is also considered to be one of the best rappers of all time.

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

What? he should be at the top..

55 Machine Gun Kelly Machine Gun Kelly George Francis Barnes Jr., better known as "Machine Gun Kelly", was an American gangster from Memphis, Tennessee, during the prohibition era.

Machine gun Kelly is amazing! Not only his lyrics but his image. He gives 110% no matter what. He should definitely be higher up on this list.

His works include the loud party anthems such as "Wild Boy" and "Pe$o", but he also has some of the realist I've ever heard like "Gone" and "Everyday". Based on pure talent and, arguably, the most dedicated fan base in hip hop, MGK should definitely be at least top 15.

I am in love with MGK, he should be top five. I hate to say it, but he's the next Eminem. He talks about stuff people can relate too, and he cares about his fans.

He is just lyrically great

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56 Norm Ender Norm Ender
57 Nelly Nelly Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., known professionally as, Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St.

He is the best rapper and has been since he started in 1996

58 Sagopa Kajmer
59 Badshah

Badshah is doing good work for hip-hop in India

He is best rapper

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

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

He is an awesome rapper who is one of the best white rappers around

I love Macklemore he isn't afraid 2 share what he thinks and believes

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