Top Ten Rappers in Their Prime in 2017

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Top rappers that are in their prime and don't have their best days behind them.

The Top Ten

1 Logic Logic Born on January 22, 1990, 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 become the most successful ...read more.

It's a five man race for the crown with Logic, Kendrick, Cole, Chance and Drake. However, logic is the best rapper right now his Lyrics are equal to Kendrick, Drake and Cole as displayed primarily in his albums Under Pressure and Incredible True Story and mixtape Welcome to Forever. And better than them overall showing his versatility and rivaling Chance the Rappers creativity in mixtapes Bobby Tarantino and album Everybody. - m18230

2 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick should be number one not this logic

Arguably the best lyricist in rap talks about actual issues in the world today... Has many amazing albums like Good Kid M.A.A.D City, Section.80, Damn, and to Pimp a Butterfly. he's been around for a while, but he's improved over time and found away to be more relevant than ever. - m18230

3 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

Somehow Drake has become underrated in the rap community. he has the lyrics, vibe and talent. He has produced many amazing albums and each new one that he puts out we have high expectations. Brings a little more than chance so far and still has more potential in my opinion, but only slightly. - m18230

4 Chance the Rapper Chance the Rapper

Considering his age and the fact he is independent its surprising he is where he is which goes to his work ethic. I had trouble placing 3-5. But his Coloring Book mixtape somehow was even better than Acid rap was and his unique style and enjoyment from that comes form music and personality put him at 4. - m18230

5 J Cole J Cole

It surprised me that I had Cole at 5 but that's what he fell too... I could have had him anywhere from 1-5 but to me it came down to sound and personal enjoyment as his lyrics are at least equal to Logic, Drake and Kendrick as shown in all his albums from The Come Up to 4 Your Eyes Only. And his is best album to me was Born Sinner, which I thought was just a little below the best from the others. I never thought I'd have Cole this low... - m18230

6 Boosie Badazz Boosie Badazz

The oldest guy on this list, but he is justified being here because of the amount of mixtapes and albums he drops (6 in 2016) while battling cancer and incarceration. Brings the streets back to rap. Great story teller and lyricist. Everything he drops is amazing but Best albums: Touch Down to Cause Hell, In My Feelings, Bad Az, Out My Feelings. - m18230

7 Big Sean Big Sean Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan.

Underrated lyricist. Listen to his early albums and his prowess in that area can be seen and even some of his newer songs. Otherwise great creativity and vibe. - m18230

8 Joey Badass Joey Badass Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known by his stage name Joey Badass, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor.

Youngest Rapper here. Just off of potential he's top ten not to mention what he's put out so far. - m18230

9 NF NF Nathan "Nate" John Feuerstein, whose stage name is NF, is an American Christian hip hop rapper, singer and musician.

Brings lyrics like few do. Real. Talks about his tragic experiences growing up and he has had many breakthroughs on the billboard charts showing his growing influence. - m18230

10 Future Future

The Contenders

11 Hopsin Hopsin Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California.

Too talented to not be on this list. One of the few artists that do everything (even videos and beats) himself. Best Albums: Ill Mind of Hopsin 5-8. Gazing at the Moonlight, Haywire, Raw. - m18230

12 Lecrae Lecrae Lecrae Devaughn Moore, mononymously known as Lecrae, is an American Christian hip hop artist, songwriter, record producer and actor.

The best rapper in the game! Lecrae has the vibe, he has the voice, and most importantly, he brings substance to Hip Hop! The way it's supposed to be.

13 Vince Staples Vince Staples
14 Earl Sweatshirt Earl Sweatshirt
15 Schoolboy Q
16 Dizzy Wright Dizzy Wright
17 Mac Miller Mac Miller Malcolm James McCormick, best known by his stage name Mac Miller, is an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
18 G-Eazy G-Eazy Gerald Earl Gillum, better known by his stage name G-Eazy, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Oakland, California.
19 Jarren Benton Jarren Benton Jarren Giovanni Benton is an American rapper from Decatur, Georgia. In early 2012, he signed to rapper Hopsin's independent record label Funk Volume and released a mixtape called Freebasing with Kevin Bacon in June 2012. A year later, on June 11, 2013 he released his debut studio album My Grandma's ...read more.
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