Best Rappers of All Time

The Contenders: Page 5

81 Zack De La Rocha Zack De La Rocha Zacharias Manuel "Zack" de la Rocha (born January 12, 1970) is an American musician, poet, rapper, and activist best known as the vocalist and lyricist of rap metal band Rage Against the Machine from 1991–2000, and after the band's reunion in 2007 until their last show in 2011. He left Rage Against ...read more.

Zack de la Rocha has been spitting some of the most difficult and most clever lines even more than Eminem since 1991. Zack is not only one of the few Mexican American artist who actually doesn't sound like a Mexican but an American protesting for what is right Zack easily can be put in the same level with Tupac when it comes to Rap poetry, and Freestyle level as Eminem. Zack rap skills were and are ahead of his time, and today he remains the most under rated rapper. Yes he is in a alternative rock/metal band, but that makes it even more clear, he was not trying to pursue money he was speaking the truth. You think Immortal is epic? Immortal Technique looks up to this guy. Listen to songs like. "Wake", "Bombtrack", "Voice of the Voiceless", "Guerrilla Radio", "Maria", "Bullet in the Head". By Rage Against the Machine.

Come on people! Ever hear of Rage against the Machine?

Listen to some, then come back and vote - madcowsarecrazy

An amazing rapper who speaks about true crap like government conspiracies and how america is going downhill

Should be nr 1 definitely - emilk

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82 Ice-T Ice-T

6 in the mornin' is a genre-defining track, I can't believe that Ice-T hasn't even made the top 50 here! These rankings are weighted way too heavily towards recent rappers.

The song "Cop Killer" is what earns Ice-T his spot on this list. Only NWA's "F*** the Police" has encountered as much controversy from law enforcement (can't imagine why) with one song. A couple of other things that help him out are his smokin' hot wife CoCo, and his legendary track 6 in the Mornin. - GangstaReppinDaCPT

Ice-T is a pioneer of not just Gangsta Rap, but all of Hip Hop. - copkiller

Ice - T is so good his rapping has such a good flow should be higher on the scale

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83 The D.O.C. The D.O.C.

No One Can Do It Better is essential rap/hip-hop material and it's a sin that he's not top-10, minimally. "Portrait of a Master Piece, " "The Formula, " "Whirlwind Pyramid, " the NWA crew on the "The Grand Finale" -- classic stuff!

I cannot believe that the D.O.C. is number 125 on this list. He revolutionized rap and had the best flow, lyrics and style. I understand why he is not Top 5 or even 10 because of the car crash, but he deserves much higher than 125. Much respect

"It's Funky Enough" is one of the best songs ever

He ghostwrote for Dre and NWA even before his accident, and contributed heavily to Dre's the Chronic. A true unsung hero of hip hop.

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84 Ya Boy

Ya boy 100 bars of death, some of the people I'm seeing past the 100 mark is unreal they should be in the top 30! Ya boy and meek mill should be at least in the top 30 what is this page about? Will.I.am cannot rap an he's higher? Wheres all the true g's at who listen to genuine rap music!

85 Nate Dogg Nate Dogg Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, better known by his stage name Nate Dogg, was an American rapper, singer, and actor. He was known as one of the pioneers of West Coast hip hop. He was noted for his membership in rap trio 213 and his solo career in which he collaborated with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Warren G, Tupac Shakur, ...read more.

Singer of the best lyrics, was a shame he was dead, unforgettable songs like Till I collapse and the next episode

He was the best chorus writter

Nate should be top 5, I don't are what anyone thinks! Listen to any of his songs and you'll understand. In all of his songs he is amazing. Great flow, boss lyrics and catchy as anything, even in his less popular songs. For him to be this low down is a disgrace, most people beating him are nobodies with no talent. When he died the world lost a great rapper. RIP Nate Dogg

Why is Nate so low on this list he and Warren G were one of the best duos rap ever had.

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86 Wale

Not the best ever but 117? The fact John Cena is like 40 shows the true knowledge of hip hop on this page... Which is absolutely none... I mean how are you gonna have Pun at 70? Absolute craziness... WALE is head and shoulders above any rapper from the freshman class except for Cole end of story

Young, up, and coming. Nice verse, good flows, and poetic. Give a couple of his mixtapes a listen and I promise you won't regret it.

What! HE SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 10! Wale makes real rap music, has great beats, and is definitely what mainstream rap needs! Listen to "Ambition" and you'll know what I mean! VOTE 4 WALE!

Wale is a beast better than kendrick lamar poetry wise this list needs to be redone and the person needs to pass a background test - roadrage

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87 Layzie Bone Layzie Bone Steven Howse is a hip-hop artist known primarily for being a member of the group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

His solo albums are underrated

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88 Xzibit Xzibit

X to the Z Xzibit, He has made some good songs over the years. Definitely one of the faces of West Coast Rap

Xzibit is the definition of a West Coast n****. Pimp My Ride is the best show ever made, and he is the best host

Xzibit is the best host, funniest guy ver on Pimp My Ride! And he is a very underrated guy in Hip-Hop

Yea what's the difference

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89 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

Master joint

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90 Earl Sweatshirt 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.

One of the best flows out there, with good lyrics, too. The guy has African poet and college professor genes in him, and he sure as hell uses them. No one can put together the multiple rhyme bars that Earl can do and not sound bad.
The reason he's over 100 is because he's in Odd Future and hasn't been recognized since 2010 when he was shipped off for releasing one of the best rap albums of the decade at age 16.
Wait til his first solo album after returning from boarding school, this man is gonna be on top.

This dude is on his way to number one and seriously is amazing I think of as a whole should be able to get at least top 20 they make their own beats and their own show and on top of it all they have literally the best time on stage and make their shows amazing but earl for sure has the most talent in that whole group

This man will own the game one day. The way he uses assonance is amazing and can rap about literally any subject to boot. Not to mention he is only 18 and has 3 ALBUMS coming out very soon.

Should be way higher in this list. Best lyricist on the planet.

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91 Cassidy

Cassidy is probably one of the top 5 lyricists in the game right now. He raps about stuff he's actually lived through and his bid in jail helped him mature asa person and artist so look out for this kid.

Honestly he's top 10. Like seriously? Maybe not the best but better than a lot of people that were picked before him. So stop listening to garbage and get serious laugh out loud

This guy is just great because he doesn't want to imitate anybody he is an original and not to mention that he had more than 5000 battle raps and never lost one of em!

Lyrically the best rapper ever especially in battle rap he did meek mill in real bad made freeway cry - roadrage

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92 Q-Tip

I'm at 169 and I finally see a member of tribe. And phife dawg is nowhere to be seen. I'm not even mad, I feel bad for these people filling the top 20 with drake and wayne

His category is self explanatory produce classic albums and part of native tongues and the first to the abstract rap and brought j dilla in 1996 another praised by the rap world. - garnetmuganda

I personally voted for 2Pac as the #1, but it is a shame to see rappers such as Chuck D (Public Enemy), Run (Run DMC), and Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest) this far down... Might have to do with the average age of voter though...

Where's the respect?

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93 Devlin

Devlin raps bout proper stuff. His freestyles are amazing. I hope everyone will know who he is because he is so much better than most of the people in the top 50 any day. Devlin spits quality.

He's awesome rapper... His lyrics reflect reality... N he also raps good..
He must be in top 50.. According to his rap quality

Just amazing, amazing talent and deserves to be in the top 50 anyday

94 Los

Without the slightest doubt... Los is the greatest rapper alive. His flow is impeccable, his lyrics are ridiculously clever, and when he raps everything is clear. Even if he's rapping extremely fast, you know exactly what he said. Almost every line is a punchline, like in the song "Duffle Bag", But the one song I would show someone that's just discovering him would be "Vintage Rolls Royce Interior".

When he goes mainstream... Its all over. He's going to make people like lil wayne look like a joke. I'm really hoping he teams up with Wiz, so It'll be interesting to see what he puts out in the future... In the mean time.. HELP SPREAD THE WORD! Everyone should become familiar with this diamond in the rough.

EASY top 5, once mainstream discovers him its over. His lyrics are clever, his flow is amazing and he can spit as fast as busta, he takes every young money beat and murders it, and nobody gives him the respect he deserves. Los is gonna take over the game

Los is easily top 5. Easily. In my opinion, Eminem has fallen off. He's still good, just not as good as he used to be. Los kills Wayne ANYDAY (often murders Wayne's beats). To be honest, I'd put Los top ten all time, but definitely top 5 current rappers. YOU'RE SLEEPIN' ON THIS DUDE

LoS is a beast. Freestyles sound like writtens and writtens sound like a work of art. Nobody is currently on his level. He's going to be the best thing that's ever happened to Bad Boy Records since Biggie.

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95 Ace Hood Ace Hood

He ain't deserve this much low rank.. He must be at the top of the rappers.. One of the most talented and rising rapper having best command on beats, rhythm and rhyme..

A underrated rapper he has the skills to be real good he deserve to be on the list top 20 or 15

He is very good rapper.. Should be on the top 20 of the listings..

He should among the first 15 rappers even liveth

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96 Akala

I don't know how anyone who listens to any of Akala's "Fire in the Booth" sessions can't vote him as Top 10. If you don't then musically, culturally, sociologically and rhythmically I'm not positive that you should be allowed to vote in this list at all.

Please search comedy history tragedy and listen to a lyrical genius at work by far the best underground UK rapper ever definitely should be top 10 not down at 560 or what ever

Deep political meaning, how isn't he higher

97 Saman Wilson Saman Wilson

God of gangsta rap

He is the father of GANGSTSA

The best gangesta in Iran
SAMAN WILSON

He is the best gangsta raper in Iran

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98 Lowkey

I agree with the message bellow that why is Rick Ross higher than Lowkey, also why is John Cena higher than Lowkey. Rick Ross is a fake and John Cena should stick to what he is good at wresting. If you listen Lowkey you will most likely be moved because his song means something and he stands up for what is right. Real rap is dieing.

I can't believe Rick Ross is higher than Lowkey, Lowkey is much more better. Lowkey songs have a meaning to it and you can waste your precious time listening to fake rap or you can listen to real rap artist like Lowkey, Immortal Techinque, Logic and many other artists.

Best rapper alive. Politics, rhymes, flow, beats, story, meaning and speed. This is rap.

Put him higher. - chronicpack

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99 Dan Bull Dan Bull Daniel G. L. "Dan" Bull is an English rapper and songwriter known best for his raps about video games, which he publishes on his YouTube channel, DBGames.

Same, and to be honest, I know I'm kinda signing my death warrant here, but in terms of speed, he can compete with Em.

He is amazing, and in terms of speed can compare with people like busta rhymes and tech n9ne

I'm a gamer geek so I like him

Why are people comparing this youtuber who raps about video games to professional rappers? What the hell - venomouskillingmachine

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100 Bizzy Bone Bizzy Bone

The fact that Lil Wayne is even on this list at all makes this a joke but I decided I would choose bizzy anyways because he's rapped with the best and listen to "Thug love" with Tupac in it and bizzy kills it.

Bizzy is by far the most underrated rapper on this list. Not number one but not number nine. He made bone who thy were and was discriminated against on first solo albums. Which I own every bone album ever produced. , I just don't understand the people that write their thoughts, you must be five years old to consider 50 cent. He is garbage on many levels for his rapping. I admit he is a good business man. But a top ten rapper, please com on. Look alive. Where are the real icons on this list. T.I. The quote king. Maybe. He lacks ion some areas, but where is jadakiss and ol dirty. Come on guys. Listen to theses guys. Droom d block to wutang. To slol. Pound for pound. Where is my top ten. And where is big pun. I think you guys need to do some research before you put 50 mike chioda or krazyie in a top ten list

Nobody can harmonize like bizzy. Great lyrics with excellent flow. Definitely the best freestyle rapper alive.

One of the best flows and voice.

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