Top Ten Rappers in Their Prime in 2017

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

The Top Ten

1 Logic 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.

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 and Cole as displayed primarily in his albums Under Pressure, Incredible True Story, and mixtapes Undeniable and Welcome to Forever. He even shows his versatility and rivals Chance the Rappers creativity in his mixtape Bobby Tarantino and album Everybody. - m18230

His phone number-titled song is pretty popular. It saved the lives of millions, I hear

He is the goat

2 J Cole Jermaine Lamarr Cole is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. Born on a military base in Germany but raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Cole initially gained recognition as a rapper following the release of his debut mixtape, The Come Up, in early-2007.

Cole is the best, not Kendrick. Damn was trash. - DaWyteNight

Cole is my favourite rapper but he ain't in his prime that was probably aroung 2014 forest hill drive

It surprised me that I had Cole this low... 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. His is best album to me was Born Sinner, which I put just a little below the best from Kendrick(Good Kid M.A.A.d City), Logic(Under Pressure) and Drake (Take Care). - m18230

3 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.

He hasn't been in his prime in years, he peaked back in 2011 when he dropped Section.80. Everything after that was just overrated and mediocre. Damn was trash.

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.

Kendrick Lamar is the best not logic

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

Kendrick Lamar is just a joke compared to this guy. - DaWyteNight

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

5 Chance the Rapper Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

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. His Coloring Book mixtape somehow was even better than Acid rap was and he has a very unique style and and personality. - m18230

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

Lyrics are insane, can rap really well and even sing.

He one of the greatest rappers alive

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

7 Killer Mike Michael Render, better known by his stage name Killer Mike, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor and activist from Atlanta, Georgia.
8 Denzel Curry Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper and songwriter from Miami Gardens, Florida. He released his debut full-length album, titled Nostalgic 64 on September 3, 2013. His second full-length album, titled Imperial, was released on March 9, 2016. His third album, Ta13oo, came ...read more.

I AM THE ONE

9 Drake 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".

Somehow Drake has become underrated in the rap community. he has the lyrics, voice 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.

Drake's prime was way back in 2009-2010. Ever since he became famous his music has declined. More life was hardly even real rap music. Views was trash. God's Plan is annoying. The last good thing he did was IYRTITL and he had ghostwriters on that.

10 Black Thought Tariq Luqmaan Trotter, better known as Black Thought, is an American artist who is the lead MC of the Philadelphia-based hip hop group The Roots, as well as an occasional actor.

The Contenders

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

Just a mediocre rapper overall. - DaWyteNight

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

12 Rittz Jonathan McCollum, better known by his stage name Rittz, is an American rapper from Gwinnett County, Georgia.
13 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.
14 Hopsin 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.

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

15 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.Best albums: Touch Down to Cause Hell, and In My Feelings and Bad Az. - m18230

He is out of his prime now - DaWyteNight

16 Tyler, The Creator Tyler Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991), better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper, record producer, and music video director. ...read more.
17 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.
18 Vince Staples Vincent Jamal Staples is an American rapper from Long Beach, California. He is part of the hip hop trio Cutthroat Boyz alongside fellow Californian rappers A$ton Matthews and Joey Fatts.
19 Mac Miller Malcolm James McCormick (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), best known by his stage name Mac Miller, was an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was also a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman. Miller died of an apparent drug overdose on September 7, 2018.
20 Mick Jenkins
21 Lecrae Lecrae Devaughn Moore, mononymously known as Lecrae, is an American Christian hip hop artist, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is also the co-founder of reach records.

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.

22 Earl Sweatshirt Thebe Neruda Kgositsile, better known by his stage name Earl Sweatshirt, is an American rapper, record producer, and disc jockey from Los Angeles, California.
23 Future
24 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.
25 Dizzy Wright La'Reonte Wright is an American rapper better known by his stage name Dizzy Wright. In December 2011, Wright signed to rapper Hopsin's independent record label Funk Volume.
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