Best Rappers of All Time

The Contenders: Page 4

61 Machine Gun Kelly Machine Gun Kelly Colson Baker, better known by his stage names MGK and Machine Gun Kelly, is an American rapper and actor, from Cleveland, Ohio.

MGK'S JUST AWESOME DUDES.. HE'S JUST A blast.. You may listen samples like INVINCIBLE... Where that's an awesome rapper dudes.. Must be below 5.. He's just fanta fabulous

Great flow fast and a great style. Should hook up with dre and slim and he'll become one of the best. Invincible/Wild boy/Chip of the block/Breaking news and see my tears are great this guy should at least be in the top 20. Oh and he's way better than most of those guys.

I honestly have no idea why he is nowhere on this list. Machine Gun Kelly is the best Artist in my mind. Lyrics are deep and meaningful. Besides Wild Boy, which is what most people only know him as. Listen to his other songs and you will see what I'm talking about. Amazing flow and very audible pronunciation. Very fan based and cares about his fans more than himself.

His rap was so amazing

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62 Proof Proof DeShaun Dupree Holton better known by his stage name Proof, was an American rapper and actor from Detroit, Michigan. During his career, he was a member of the groups 5 Elementz, Funky Cowboys, Promatic and most notably, D12. He was a close childhood friend of rapper Eminem, who lived on the same block, ...read more.

he was killed right before he was gonna blow up... he would of been much more famous by now - eatmaxeat

What 106 he should be 1st he was part of d12 and should of lived, would be so famous by now but he's not the only person that remember him is eminem with his tributes 'your never over' d12 split up because he died so he was oblivious a big loss

"Searching For Jerry Garcia" is a great album! If he was still alive, he would be in top 30... R.I.P. Proof!

HOW ON GODS EARTH IS TYGA ABOVE PROOF!

We should all hang our heads in shame for allowing this

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63 Talib Kweli

How is Wayne 3rd? That alone makes the list a joke, not counting 50 Cent. Otherwise, the list is pretty decent (not really). Vote for real hip hop.

The most keeping it realest rapper alive. But don't forget Mos definitely as well. But all the people here are voting for the commercial rappers instead of the rappers that are doing it not only for the paper!

Through talib's music I've found that there's ways to face life and that I do have a lot to look forward too in life as a father a man and how too enjoy good music

Blackstar is legendary...him and mos are such a great duo. Even on by himself, he can hold his own and is so lyrically talented. I can't believe he's at 68 - AiJ

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64 Black Thought

The fact that Black Thought is this low on a top rappers list has got to be the most out of control logic I have ever been exposed to. Whoever made this list should go back to listening to Country music.

Plus, Eminem is a great rapper but he is not number 1.

this list is bullcrap how the hell is lil wayne in the top 10 and black thought of the roots isn't even on the damn list. Black Thought of The Roots is definitely one of the best of all time -

Black Thought is probably one of the most underrated rappers EVER. The album Illadelph Halflife is a masterpiece. In my opinion, Black Thought is better than Jay Z, Dr Dre, Eminem and Lil Wayne by FAR.

GOAT EASILY - yoshimon3

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65 Canibus

The greatest battle rapper ever! At the very least is top 30. How many mcs can say they destroyed a legend in a battle

The Lyrical king, by far! Few other rappers got lyrics like this guy.

Has more content in one of his albums than most of these rappers, including eminem, in their career portfolio! check out the lyricism of the most quotable and bar monster rapper of all time! Before you start talking, check out albums C of tranquility, Rip the jacker, For whom the beat tolls...

Canibus best freestyler fast, educated and his fame was wiped out by a single rap battle when he broke his arm. Canibus is a legend better than Wayne and Manaj. I think 0.1% is a disgrace to voting for the best rappers. Canibus doesn't aim to say " I made it to the top 100 rappers" his goal is to be a competitive number 1 rapper.

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66 Tyga Tyga Tyga is a rapper that was born November 19, 1989. He was popular in 2012 and is best known for dating Kylie Jenner while she was still a minor.

He takes the worst traits from Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj. The only difference is that he lacks Wayne's charisma, Drake's wit, and Nicki's personality. - WonkeyDude98

Tyga is a rapper but for me it is one that has no future in the rap game, he has a style all his own and he created a technique and a way no other rapper rapper has. Its small personal brand is its brief cry he introduced in his songs, it is a trademark that distinguishes even the rest of the rappers. young and talented, Tyga could become if he continues on this path, one of the greatest rappers of all time, if not the best.

He has really good hits, he tries hard, he works hard for what he does. He should be in the top ten. Even though he may steal songs he puts his own spin on it to make it better than the original.

Tyga Should be Second,First Eminem

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67 Common Common Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., better known by his stage name Common, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, film producer and poet from Chicago, Illinois.

His lyrics are amazing, make sense - bringbackrealhiphop

Common Wrote argueably the greatest song in the history of hip hop.
I know all you rap newbies don't listen to a songs lyrics but try listening to "I used to Love H.E.R." - godzillaman

This guy is easily top 10 over 50 cent, lloyd Banks and that sucky Lil Wayne! - rdubz34

HE NEEDS TO BE HIGHER ON THIS LIST!

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68 Sohrab MJ Sohrab MJ

WoW, WE LOVE YOU MASTER JOINT
HE IS THE KILLER OF ALL CHAGHALS, HA HA

Mj is tehe best

This man very nice

Best sound - MJZZED

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69 Twista Twista

Twista is the fastest just cause yall heard one song listen to all of twists so twista is first busta rhymes is second

Why come Twista belong to # 66, he supposed to be belong at least at Top 5.

68 that's sad... Should be top 10 for sure some of these rappers don't hold a candle next to twista - craig18s

Far higher up please

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71 RZA RZA

Are you serious he should be in the at the top WU TANG forever

He is a genius. Great rapper who is way more talented then he is given credit for.

! RZA 95 R you serious?!

Rza in my mind is the lyrical genius

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72 Ghostface Killah Ghostface Killah Dennis Coles, better known by his stage name Ghostface Killah, is an American rapper and prominent member of the Wu-Tang Clan.

The most successful out of all the Wu Tang members, Ghostface spits fire. Throughout his whole career most of his albums have been given consistent praise amongst critics and listeners, despite his album Ghostdini bringing out a side of Ghostface in which his fans weren't expecting. However, besides this stumble Ghostface has given the world Supreme Clientele, Fishscale, More Fish, Apollo Kids and The Pretty Toney Album, plus his contributions to the greatest rap group ever, The Wu-Tang Clan (which is another completely different list). Ghostface Killah, has been in the rap game for a long time now, but shows no signs in slowing down, giving him a champion status in hip hop. - MickyG94

Man, how is this dude down at 81. He's top 20 AT LEAST... but I'd have a hard time leaving him out of top ten. - jimmyshoe85

A great artist that paint vivid pictures. You just have to understand the slang. That is what captivates you and you keep the record playing over and over until you get the slang. One of the most overlooked rapper of all time

should definitely be in the top 20, best member of the Wu-Tang Clan and that's saying something - robertoantonioortuso

A top 10 rapper of all time. - djdangerous

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73 Inspectah Deck Inspectah Deck Jason Hunter better known by his stage name Inspectah Deck, is an American rapper, producer, and member of the groups Wu-Tang Clan and Czarface.

Inspectah deck is definitely the number one, HANDS DOWN! He is like a rapper for college professors. I don't even care that none of you like him, because you wouldn't understand what he says anyways. So basically I'm saying his rap skill is off the charts not to mention his flow, which I don't think anybody could match. Number one. Listen to triumph by wu tang. Then you'll see. - originalmc

All of Wu tang definitely belongs above John Cena. - eatmaxeat

How is u-god ranked above deck? God is okay but deck is top 50 hands down - ChrisHenry

Triumph being my favorite track OF ALL TIME, there ain't no way deck should be this low on the list. Also what is lil Wayne doing so high up?

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74 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is an 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.

It's funny how people are so ignorant and have so much hate over this controversial artist. She's very successful, she definitely surpasses everyone from the top 20+... I'm not really sure why people don't accept her. People say she's fake... Say she has no talent... Say she's horrible. Do they even realize how hard it is to be in the business? To actually have millions of fans? 16 million twitter followers. That's right, more than Lil Wayne, Eminem, etc. She's not just making music but she's giving inspiration to millions of people, she's not only innovative in music but in fashion and acting. She's no doubt one of the most unique artists ever to walk in. It is her creativity that is so unique and different. She's not afraid to show it and be herself. She doesn't care who hates her or who doesn't like her. She doesn't want to please everyone. She wants to please her fans and those who support her. Being a female in the rap industry is automatically against her with common pop-culture ...more

She is the best I personally say she should be number 1 or 2 seriously has the best albums more fans and her songs blow you away if she is not the best you guys must be crazy I mean she has the most mysterious way of doing what she does best and if that's not a good reason well here's another nicki minaj is about expressing what she feels and does to grab our attention open your eyes this chick can rap I mean lil kim got nothing on her.. She has so many wonderful songs she doesn't deserve to be number 53

Nicki Minaj should be at number one! A lot of people believe that she's talentless but to be honest, they are so wrong. Nicki has this way to express herself in music! She gets really into it. Her voice changes in certain songs because she shows anger, kindness, and emotion her music. Anaconda was made to make over weighed girls feel good about themselves because apparently, butts are trending this year and Anaconda makes over weighed girls feel good about themselves. So many thick girls thanked Nicki for the song Anaconda, so stop judging it by the music video! Listen to the songs Marilyn Monroe, Masquerade, Save Me, Young Forever, Freedom, Champion, Grand Piano, Bed Of Lies, Mona Lisa, I Lied, Pills N Potions, and so many more emotional songs. It's simply that her not so emotional songs get really famous. I'm sick of so many people disrespecting Nicki. She shows a strong female lead! She inspires many woman to not be afraid to do something "unlady" like. Listen to the whole song of ...more

I think she is the best rapper in the world

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75 Chuck D

I'm not voting for Chuck D because he is the best rapper ever, personally, I think Eminem is, but there is NO WAY Chuck D and LL Cool J should be this far down. Chuck D led Public Enemy. Hello? Fear of a Black Planet? One of the best Rap albums of all time. He deserves too be much higher on this list just for making "Fight the Power" -- that song has to be in every real rap fan's top 5 of all-time.

A rapper with a social conscience, one whose lyrics were actually intelligent

This is sad that Chuck D is this far down the list. I respect others opinions, so I can tolerate him not being number one, but no one can tell me he is not in the top ten of all time. My personal fave for one main reason. His approach to rapping makes me feel like I'm reading a book. He is a story teller and def the best storyteller of the rappers. Plus, most of the rappers above in this list would not exist in the form they do if it were not for Chuck D. My other favorites include Tupac, second closest thing to reading a book. For smooth and original I would choose Eminem. For rhyming ability and flow, And machine gun delivery, Kraysie Bone.

He was one of ice cubes biggest influences and it takes a nation of millions to hold us back is one the greatest rap albums

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76 Tyler, The Creator Tyler, The Creator

His raps and freestyles are amazing. But he is so against the system he doesn't fit the pretense for a rapper, listening to classical jazz for inspiration for his songs about the odd (Stalking, murder and necrophilia to name a few), this man sees the world through different eyes. His rise to fame only documents that he evokes an unspoken part of us, a visionary to the dark and untouched part of our souls.

Tyler has some of the most original and creative ideas out there, not only the hip-hop scene but in all of music in general. I mean how many artists have full albums with underlying story lines, and not only that; have story lines that cross into other albums that make trilogies (perhaps, the story line theory is a bit of an argument in itself, but nonetheless definitely exists to some degree)? Lets also not forget what makes a good rapper; a rapper that can break the color barrier and start a cult following with a young fan base with no particular aimed demographic. His music is great too, lets not forget Tyler, like other OF members, is behind all the mixing and producing in all of his albums, which shows he's a talented musician talented on and off the mic. Definitely a well rounded artist, he's even evolving as an artist as we can see in his album 'Cherry Bomb', with his more alternative to hip-hop influences such as jazz coming through. No matter how much I say about Tyler, the ...more - Graham

Tyler's lyrics and flow are strange and different than every other rapper out there, but it seems to work for him. He is not afraid to push boundaries or speak his mind which is what makes him so cool and interesting. He deserves to be much farther up on the list.

Holy crap, his music has helped me out through very hard times. I have a divorced family, and it hurts me every single day, and Answer helped a lot through those times. And when I just want a bumping tune to listen to, I just listen to Tamale, to get a laugh or two but while going hard to it. Tyler The Creator and Eminem both have helped me through hard times, and they are my favorite rappers of all time. Tyler is the best current rapper (I don't really like Kendrick Lamar that much), he deserves to be top 20 at least!

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77 Young Jeezy Young Jeezy

Wow john cena better than young jeezy yea ok... Laugh out loud

Young Jeezy is the best
He is the coolest
Best beats and lyrics
He is just a chill guy
So I think he has to win
I even want to rap a song with him
Cause I like his songs and he's the best
Yo
Bigg Cash (the Netherlands)

What you people definitely don't know the true meaningof hiphop. Jeezy has songs that make you laugh, songs that make you cry, he is a great this is so disrespecting to put him this low.

He sucks cock - Rap_Boi

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78 Jadakiss

Whoever made this list needs to be shot in the face. Jada Styles are top 5.

Top 5 easily. Think about "We are the streets. " Great flow, lyrics.

The most lyrical and the best to ride a beat

No foreign rapper from Turkey, Iran, Pakistan or any of those countries should be higher than kiss. This guy was very talented. Kiss the game goodbye...need I say more?

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79 Childish Gambino Childish Gambino

Way better than Lil Wayne or 50 Cent. Should be in top ten, he makes his own beats, lyrics are dope, AND he can sing.

Newer to the game but steps up and shows he can hang with the greatest.

Total bad ass= donald glover. Amazing punchlines and an incredible flow for such an up in coming artist

Absolute legend

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80 Reza Pishro Reza Pishro Mohammad Reza Naseri Azad better known by his stage name Pishro is an Iranian rapper and producer from Tehran.

Reza is the best

Best Persian rapper in the history of persian rap.. Eminem of Persian Rap.. Nobody is better then him that's for sure

"Reza Pishro" is the leader of Persian Rap and no one can not stop him to become best rapper in the world. Soon...

His feats with Sorush hichkas in awsesome!

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