Top 10 Rappers Who Haven't Had a Classic Album

A classic rap album is one that is iconic well-known, and widely recognized within the hip-hop community.

The Top Ten

1 Ludacris Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor.

Is this supposed to be rappers who are good but have not had a classic album because most rappers obviously have never had a classic album.

Chicken-N-Beer was the closest he had to a classic. - DaWyteNight

Chicken N Beer - RobertWisdom

2 Busta Rhymes Trevor George Smith, Jr., better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, record producer and record executive.

Extinction Level Event - RobertWisdom

Busta is trash

3 Jadakiss Jason Terrance Phillips (born May 27, 1975), better known by his stage name Jadakiss, is an American rapper and songwriter. He is known for being a member of the group The Lox, as well as being a member of the Ruff Ryders collective and for his solo work. His first solo album, Kiss Tha Game Goodbye, more.

It's not just because his flow is laid back, he just isn't a very good rapper. Stop making up excuses. Hell, Guru's flow is laid back and he definitely doesn't suck. Telling you kind of people that Jada actually isn't that great is like telling a kid that Santa doesn't exist. The dude is straight booty cheeks, he could put people to sleep.

I'm tired of white people saying Jadakiss sucks. Just because somebody has a laid back flow doesn't mean they suck. Eminem worshipping idiots.

Because Jada sucks

We Are The streets by The Lox counts. - RobertWisdom

4 Big L Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), best known by his stage name Big L, was an American hip hop recording artist, born and raised in Harlem, New York City, New York. Coleman embarked on his career in rapping, with the hip hop trio, Three the Hard Way. His first notable appearance came more.

Big L proved he was a great rapper and I believe if he lived for longer he would've released a classic album. - ParasN2000

What? Lifestylez Ov da Poor and Dangerous - DaWyteNight

5 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. more.
6 Canibus Germaine Williams, better known by his stage name Canibus, is a Jamaican born-American rapper and actor.
7 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 more.
8 MC Ren Lorenzo Jerald Patterson, better known by his stage name MC Ren, is an American rapper from Compton, California. He is the founder and owner of the record label Villain Entertainment. His moniker is derived from the middle letters in his first name.

Ren had a classic album with N.W.A. 'Straight Outta Compton' but not as a solo artist. - ParasN2000

9 Royce Da 5'9 Ryan Daniel Montgomery, better known by his stage name Royce da 5'9", is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan.
10 T.I. Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., better known by his stage names T.I. and Tip, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor born on September 25, 1980 in Atlanta, GA.

Trap Muzik comes pretty close - DaWyteNight

The Contenders

11 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.
12 Biggie Smalls Christopher George Latore Wallace, born May 21, 1972, better known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G (sometimes Biggie Smalls or just simply Biggie), is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. On March 9, 1997, he was murdered in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles, California at the age of only more.

Ready to Die is widely considered to be a classic, but that's debatable, since it's mostly only good for the production. There are only a few songs from that album that are still good today, the rest are just filler masked by great beats so dumb people think it's good rap. As for Life After Death, that album was the definition of commercialized mainstream pandering garbage, only a few good songs, and people only think of it as great because of Biggie's untimely death.

He has two overrated "classics" that aren't as good as people say.

Both of his albums are considered classics. - RobertWisdom


13 Fabolous

How could Fabolous have a classic album? In order to have a classic, you have to at least be a halfway decent rapper to begin with.

14 Bun B Bernard Freeman, known by his stage name Bun B, is an American rapper and was one half of the southern rap duo UGK.

Great rapper, but all his albums seem like compilations because almost every song has a feature.

15 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.

Killer Mike is the epitome of a good rapper who sucks at making music and putting albums together. In some songs he spits straight bars, but in others he is on the same level as Gucci Mane. At least he's in RTJ now so he has to concentrate on his lyrics.

R.A.P. Music is his best album, but it isn't quite a classic. - DaWyteNight

16 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.

Because Bob sucks. - RobertWisdom

I'm tired of black people saying B.O.B sucks. Just because he raps over pop-ish beats sometimes doesn't mean he sucks. Actually go back and listen to his old mixtapes before he became mainstream and you'll see that he doesn't suck. He has even been compared to the great Andre 3000 so clearly he has talent.

17 Cassidy

Good rapper, bad album maker. Too many songs for the ladies... - DaWyteNight

18 Eminem 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 more.

The description says held in high regard by THE HIP-HOP COMMUNITY. None of Eminem's albums are considered classics among The Hip-Hop community. They are considered classics by his fan base that doesn't know anything about Hip-Hop. - RobertWisdom

Lol who added him here? He has 2-3 albums that are regarded as classics.

The Marshall Mathers LP - DaWyteNight

19 Pusha T

Lord Willin' (Clipse album) - RobertWisdom

20 Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the most iconic 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 more.
21 Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of more.

Reasonable Doubt
Hardknock Life Vol. 2
The Blueprint - RobertWisdom

22 Rick Ross William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper and entrepreneur.
23 Denzel Curry Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper and songwriter from Carol City, 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.
24 Ras Kass

Soul on Ice - DaWyteNight

25 Shindy Michael Schindler, better known by his stage name Shindy, is a German rapper and music producer of Greek descent, born on November 7, 1988 in Bietigheim-Bissingen. more.

Get this off the list - RobertWisdom

26 Lil Uzi Vert Symere Woods, better known by his stage name Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip hop recording artist and songwriter.

He is trash - DaWyteNight

27 Freddie Gibbs
28 Elzhi
29 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.
30 Big Boi
31 Styles P
32 Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching more.

Late Registration
Graduation - RobertWisdom

33 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. more.

He sucks anyway - RobertWisdom

34 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".
35 Jeezy Young Jeezy is a hip hop artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He is most known for his album "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101", his loud, distinctive rap voice, his song "Put On", his longtime beef with rapper Gucci Mane, and for his tough talk and street lyrics.
36 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.
37 Plies Algernod Lanier Washington, better known by his stage name Plies, is an American rapper. He is known for his singles such as "Shawty", "Hypnotized", and "Bust It Baby." Unlike his sing-songy singles, Plies' albums mostly contain realistic material about the street life and trying to survive. His first more.
38 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 more.
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