1 Sage the Gemini
Sage the Gemini is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer from Fairfield, California. He is probably most well known for being featured on the Flo Rida song "GDFR."
Super lyricist right here, just like Flo Rida and Juicy J.
He is the realest rapper nowadays. And it's NEVER a waste if effort to save the rap industry. - SelfDestruct
Saving the rap industry seems like a waste of effort.
2 Lupe Fiasco
Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. He also performs as the frontman of rock band Japanese Cartoon ...read more.
His last album was less than satisfactory, however, before that, he rapped about many worldy issues such as poverty and race issues, offering solutions and advice rather than complaints. He is different from most mainstream rappers who rap about money, drugs and hoes, so he would most likely be one to put hip hop back into reality
You have to be a total dumbass to put this idiot in the list. He is the worst rapper alive. - SelfDestruct
4 J. Cole
Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer.
5 Rick Ross
William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur.
Davood Ali Asgari, better known by his stage name Locksmith, is an American rapper from Richmond, California.
That could happen if he got mainstream attention but sadly in order for that to happen he'd have to dumb down his lyrics and content. - DaWyteNight
7 Trinidad James
Nicholas Williams, better known by his stage name Trinidad James, is an American rapper based out of Atlanta, Georgia.
He made a song about Taylor Swift
This dude can't save his own teeth, how is he going to save the rap industry?
Bad Rapper - KrazzyMadd
8 Joey Badass
Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known by his stage name Joey Badass, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor.
9 Gucci Mane
Radric Delantic Davis, known professionally as Gucci Mane, is an American rapper who has released 12 studio albums and over 70 mixtapes. In 2007, he founded his own label, 1017 Records. He helped to pioneer the hip hop subgenre of trap music alongside fellow Atlanta-based rappers T.I. and Young Jeezy. ...read more.
I don't know what's worse. Gucci Mane being on this list or the fact that he's #3. Do you people even know what good rap is?
He's part of the problem - KrazzyMadd
Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.
Eminem 19th, are you kidding me? And what the heck is sage the gemini number 1? They should switch places NOW
I don't get why why everybody is saying old Em was better. Personally, some of my favorite songs are post-Relapse
He's 9th you idiot. Can you read?
The blood of rap nowadays
Born on January 22, 1990, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, is one of the most influential artists in the rap game today, with amazing lyricism and flow. Logic first gained major fame through making 2013's edition of the XXL Top-10 Freshmen List, and has easily ...read more.
12 Rich Homie Quan
Dequantes Devontay Lamar, better known by his stage name Rich Homie Quan, is an American rapper and singer from Atlanta, Georgia.
Horrible rapper - KrazzyMadd
Jonathan McCollum, better known by his stage name Rittz, is an American rapper from Gwinnett County, Georgia.
14 2 Chainz
Tauheed Epps, known by his stage names 2 Chainz and formerly Tity Boi, is an American rapper from College Park, Georgia, and is often regarded as one of the most mediocre rappers of recent years. He started out in the southern rap duo Playaz Circle with fellow rapper Dolla Boy, before he would become ...read more.
He's funny, but he's a terrible rapper - KrazzyMadd
Lmao this guy can't even hit a bong.
SelfDestruct you are a dumbass.
Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California. Hopsin was born on July 18, 1985. His first album was called Emurge but he's best known for his album titled Raw.
19 French Montana
Karim Kharbouch, better known by his stage name French Montana, is an American rapper. Born in Morocco, he immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 13 years old.
How is he going to save the industry, by saying 5 words in 3 minutes? - KrazzyMadd
20 Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg ...read more.
I like Kendrick Lamar.
No. He is ruining rap. - SelfDestruct
22 Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian/American rapper / pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. ...read more.
NOPE! She is till ruining the rap industry.
23 Chris Webby
Christian Webster, better known by his stage name Chris Webby, is an American rapper from Norwalk, Connecticut.
24 Iggy Azalea
Amethyst Amelia Kelly, born June 7, 1990 known professionally as Iggy Azalea, is an Australian rapper, singer, songwriter, and model.
25 Soulja Boy
DeAndre Cortez Way, known professionally as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.
Why? He is one of the reasons hip hop started dying.
26 Lil B
Brandon Christopher McCartney, professionally known as Lil B and often known as The BasedGod, is an American rapper, record producer, author, activist and motivational speaker from Berkeley, California. He is often regarded as the pioneer of cloud rap.
You guys are idiots. He's only making the rap industry even worse.
Is this a joke? Please tell me this is a joke. How can the rap industry be saved by this guy? Haven't you heard his song Cailou Swag?
27 Joyner Lucas
Fair enough - 4our2wen0ty
28 Lil Wayne
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the worst rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, ...read more.
I will never understand the people who make these lists.
Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".
30 Kid Cudi
Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.
Nope! He is ruining the rap industry. - SelfDestruct
31 Tech N9ne
Aaron Dontez Yates, born November 8, 1971, better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is an American rapper. In 1999, Yates and business partner Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. He has sold over two million albums and has had his music featured in film, television, and video games. ...read more.
He just needs to pop up on the radio
32 Immortal Technique
Felipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru. He was born on February 19, 1978
33 Chuck D
Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, known professionally as Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer.
34 Bobby Shmurda
Ackquille Jean Pollard, known professionally as Bobby Shmurda, is an American rapper and songwriter from Brooklyn, New York.
35 ScHoolboy Q
Quincy Matthew Hanley, better known by his stage name Schoolboy Q, is an American hip hop recording artist from South Central Los Angeles, California.
One of the best rappers alive. He has a sense of humor, but he also has a serious side. The lyrical geniusness is the icing on the cupcake
36 Isaiah Rashad
Everything he's done so far has been great and he still has a lot of unexplored potential, plus he's on TDE and they're just pumping out great rappers
37 Danny Brown
38 Lil Ugly Mane
39 Tyler Joseph
Tyler Robert Joseph is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and rapper. He is best known as the lead vocalist and keyboardist for American musical duo Twenty One Pilots.
40 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.
41 Flo Rida
Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American rapper and pop music artist from Carol City, Florida. He is known for songs such as "Low", "Right Round", "Sugar", "Club Can't Handel Me", "Good Feeling", "Whistle", "Wild Ones", "My House" and "GDFR."
He is so lyrical just like Sage the Gemini. He is one of the only rappers today who actually can rap and he doesn't just rap about money, partying and girls.
He is like the realest lyricist nowadays, and it's never too late to save the rap industry.
Flo Rida is a God. He is one of the few rappers today who actually knows how to rap.
42 Juicy J
Jordan Houston, known by his stage name Juicy J, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. He was originally part of the Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia (originally called Triple 6 Mafia), however he would leave the group and sign to Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang in exchange for more money and solo ...read more.
Juicy J is one of the illest lyricists alive and he actually can rap unlike most rappers. Him, Flo Rida and Sage the Gemini are few of the only rappers who actually can rap and have talent, and their songs aren't about stupid things.
aye - BebuPaliwal
Nathan "Nate" John Feuerstein, whose stage name is NF, is an American Christian hip hop rapper, singer and musician from Gladwin, Michigan.