Top 10 Realest Rappers


The Top Ten

1 Tupac Tupac Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was more.

Do I really have to say anything?! He is still the best and has been gone, but definitely not forgotten, for almost 14 years! He was a 'Bad Boy' in more ways than one! He was so much loved, like Elvis, that no one wants him to be gone! I sure wish he was here! But his music will live forever!

He was the reflection of the goverment, He is the realest rapper no doubt. He waas the voice for the people who grew up in the ghetto!

He spoke from the perspective he was born and raised into. Lacked any sort of filter and therefore wasn't afraid to see things how they are and put it into words. He recognized and spoke out against the corruption within the government even calling out several specific figures. He was well aware of who was down with him and vice versa, giving all he could to those he loved. On the flip side he could see those who didn't care about him and his well being and would let that be known he felt the same. The rose that grew from the concrete.


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2 Eminem 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.

He always talks about his own real-life problem. Hard for some people to admit, but compared to most rappers, he is real in the sense that he doesn't exaggerate about "bitches" that he has and all the money that he makes even though he has more than most rappers. He always raps about what he wants and not what anyone wants him to. Also hard to argue with the fact that he's sold the most albums of any other rapper.

Smart move on his part too about not bragging about money because he's the original white rapper and people could've taken that the wrong way really fast

1 of course, best songs all time, best rankings all time, best albums all time, best voice all time, best no-auto tune rapper all time, best rapper all time, best rapper alive.
no doubt..

He of course lied, but that was clear, he always told his listeners he's just playing. But when he was not playing around, he was one of the most honest rappers to ever do it! And a great one to!

For someone who is so high profile and gets so much fame he still remains so humble and down to earth

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3 NAS NAS Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper. His album, Illmatic, is considered to be one of the best rap albums of all time. He is also considered to be one of the best rappers of all time.

Nas is the realest, on his day he would destroy Pac and any other rapper. You can't get realer then NAS. Listen to his very first LP Illmatic which is probably the best LP ever all the way to his most recent album life is good. His lyrics have always stayed real even though the game is changing direction. HIP HOP IS DEAD

He's somebody who doesn't rap for money and fame but raps to send messages and influence people and has proven you don't need to be the highest selling to be the best ow try tell me he ain't real

Amazin, even though "N" and hip hop is dead werent what I thot theyed be still he's hard as hell. - southie187

Has the most realist lyrics. Huge inspiration on hip hop

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4 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.

One of the realest rapper alive. He raps about the society and stuff that happens in daily life and he's fight against his record label.

Should be number 1. He's been getting a lot bigger for the last 3 years and he deserves to gain more attention. He is the realist rapper there is. He speaks his mind and calls out all the fake rappers. He acknowledges his mistakes, and the whole music industries mistakes. He changes lives through his lyrics. He spits raw.

Hopsin talks about heavy topics and gets deep with his lyrics, has crazy wordplays and isn't always talking about getting money, smoking weed, and having sex with billions of women. He stays humble and does his own thing.

Overrated - venomouskillingmachine

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5 Immortal Technique Immortal Technique Felipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru.

Dance With The Devil goes hard. One on the realest rappers of all time, should be higher up on the list.

He addresses real issues all the time, the only reason he isn't mainstream is because he won't become a sellout puppet, he is the GOAT of underground rap, he could probably beat most mainstream rappers, except maybe Eminem and Tupac.

Should definitely be higher than Hop and Eminem. Hop is good where he is, But Tech should be way farther than Eminem.

Eminem is higher rated then Immoratl Technique in a ranking about "realness" :-) that's funny

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My opinion, should be #1 or 2 MAX. Maybe behind Nas. He lets it all out on the mic and his music is way more relatable. Pure emotion, raw passion, and true toughness that no other mc has. Drugs sorta messed him up but he uses all his struggles, anger, and experiences as inspiration for his music. His debut album was the greatest in my opinion. Only album that can give it competition is Nas' Illmatic. Definitely a true Hip Hop poet. Genius on the mic

EASY... dmx been through more than any other rapper and still keeps it real, he isn't a fake trying to act gangster, he's a gangster trying to stay true to god, as real as it gets, I'm SLIPPIN, I'm FALLIN, I can't GET UP!

"Feel the pain, feel the joy of a man who was never a boy"

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7 Biggie

How can your favorite songs be warning dead wrong and the 10 crack commandments, those are some of his mediocre songs, you gotta put like gimme the loot, grab my gun, everyday struggle and bleed as pretty much like everyone's favorite biggie songs

BROOKLYN this guy was ill. favorite songs-10 crack commandments, warning and dead wrong - southie187

How is this fat in the top 5 he talk trash when pax died never responded to disses lol

Common deserves top 5 without a doubt everything he raped about was all based of real life things he literally gave you a picture of how real and hard it really is in the hood.

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8 J. Cole J. Cole Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer.

J Cole has a point to prove and he's not shy about it. He is so, so personal and deep and shows such beautiful emotions in his songs which give you chills down your spine, I love it!. He comes better and better with each track. His lyrical play is as sharp as needlepoint. Its an art form! He addresses real life problems especially with black people and their struggles. He is the best rapper alive and he ain't tryin' to be be everything like some rappers nowadays.

Great rapper he speaks about real life situations that he has witnessed and emotions that re inside him and expresses it in his music. Real rapper. He gonna be a great one

Should be top 5 instead and take out Hopsin or immortal not saying there bad it's just cole is just more influential and has made more of a impact to the game

Love him... his story's actually so inspiring

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9 50 Cent 50 Cent Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, record, film, and television producer.

I'm talkin bout his old stuff. the power of the dollar album was amazin. and get rich or die tryin was good 2. my favorites- lifes on the line, ghetto quoran, you ain't gangsta, peace god and the corner bodega - southie187

I love his old music. Now, he is a little too pop. But his old stuff like Power of the dollar, guess whose back, GRODT, and the massacre were all really good. His songs on all of those were unreal because he had an amazing flow to his songs which I don't think he has anymore.

Lyrically wack, and, for the last few years, just gains attention through talking trash about others. But nonetheless, he had great songs, his (workout)book formula 50 is great and inspiring, and you just can't doubt that he wasn't a real hustler!

50 cent the realest rapper of all, I'm not saying he the best with words but deffinitely the one who did the things he talk about. If you go and ask in the hood about fifty everybody know how he got down, everybody remember fifty at the corner, and the kid raised up with no parents. His mixtapes are all raw and you can feel the pain and shiit he went through. NYC king forever

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10 Kendrick Lamar 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.

He is hands down realist rapper of this generation. Him and J. Cole he deserves higher than 15 on the list.

He will forever be the best better than Eni men as rather than constantly writing about himself he write philosophies and writes about common problems and music isn't just about the beat but the stories the lyrics tell and if you really listen to his music you will understand why he's the best and always will be his lyrics are the best out there

The absolute best, he needs to be in the top 10. Definitely the realest of this generation.

Definitely a legend in the making

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The Contenders

11 Kid Cudi Kid Cudi Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.

One of the realist of all time should be at least top 10

Few rapper admit his emotions like this dude. Definitely needs a higher listing

Kid cudi is what he raps about, personally not my style I like my rapped thugged out and rappers who actually live that thug life they rap about but he should be higher

You don't know yet why, but Cudi has saved so many lives on this earth including mine. That's what makes him the realest. Wait until you see his collab album with Kanye. This will WAKE UP THE WAVE

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12 Ice Cube Ice Cube O'Shea Jackson, born June 15, 1969, known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined the seminal gangster rap group N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, he built more.

He's the grand wizard of gangsta rap and the westcoast war lord! He never switched to pop or mainstream music! He's still rocking Chucks & Dickies like back in the day.
Real Rappers don't wear skinny jeans nor they do pop music!
Real Hip Hop Ain't Dead!

Ice cube has gotta be higher he has always stayed true to himself,never changed and great story teller with some of the best messages

Real rappers make disney movies?

Just if he makes one disney movie it doesn't mean he's a bad rapper - venomouskillingmachine

The Best of gangsta

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13 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.

He was real before you sold out. - Lasvegasxavier

one of the best most of his songs are good I like his old stuff better though. - southie187

#1 Guy. Why the hell is he here!?

Jay Z should be at number 1

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14 Game

Game Is definitely one of the realest rappers alive, grew up in Compton with his dad being a nutty drug addict gang banging blood like the rest of his family, all he seen from birth was drug, guns, his parents going out to do drive by's, Was then put into a foster care at a young age to when he got older moved back in with his mother and attended Compton high school, when the majority of students were part crip and his fam was huge into the bloods. Watch his family and friends die after getting shot at, got a scholarship to college which then he lost due to drugs, got back into gang banging hard after that, selling drive by's etc to where he was home alone one night and shot 5 times.

He should be no.2 because he is the best and realest Rapper after Tupac he was is and will be the best rapper there is no One to replace him NO ONE 2PAC 4LIFE

He reminds me of girls beefing over Facebook and then reuniting, posting pics of their bff and all the white girls . Sorry, he ain't that bad lyrically, but too much attention seeking from his side. His raps would've been much shorter if he'd let out all the names he's dropping. He looks like a gangsta, but if he opens his mouth, he's just a little white teen girl with a 'obey' cap

The game is 5 albums in. Where's 50? If he wasn't real, he would've been caught 9 years back.

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15 Lil Boosie Lil Boosie Torrence Hatch, born November 14, 1982, is an American rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He released his first independent album 'Youngest of the Camp' in 2000, followed by "For My Thugs" in 2002. He released two collaboration albums with Webbie, Ghetto Stories in 2003 and Gangsta Musik in 2004. In more.

Lil boosie was almost charged for 5 murder cases, had two kids at a very young age, is in jail, how the hell is lil wayne in front

Boosie keep it real in ALL his songs and he's bout that life.

Every song by this artist expresses what he goes through and how he feels and he admits he's wrong and than give reasons of how his life was and why crap happens! Very real!

Da realist since pac

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16 Big L 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.

Clever flow, mastered punchline rap, started his own label, could spit fast, didn't have beef with anyone in the industry, although his murder limited his rap career to only 7 years. He is still one of the most talented rappers of all time. In my opinion L in his prime could have ruined anyone on the mic.

Should really be number 1, lyrically tops Pac to me at least the way he broke down words was genius his rhymes were unheard of, the kid was truly ahead of his time

He could spit and and beat anybody in a freestyle battle even biggie but ain't make a lot of great songs

Too sick of a person

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17 Scarface Scarface Brad Terrence Jordan, better known by his stage name Scarface, is an American rapper, music producer, and author.

part of the geto boys. a sick rapper. hardcore - southie187

Scarface hands down is the realest rapper out there, Tupac said it himself and so did Bean Seigal

ya buddy

One of the realest and also played a part in reinforcing my "moral fiber"! "Sick" wouldn't be a worthy description of his words/lyrics 2 myself thus we all have our opinions. He's just 100℅ MARVIN

18 Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper and actor from Long Beach, California.

I don't even understand how in the world he is below lil Wayne on here should be at least in the top 10

How is he not no 2

I think 18 is to low for snoop. A true inspiration

You can't doubt his words. Word

19 Tech N9ne Tech N9ne more.

Fastest rapper of all time. Realist too, unlike other at the top of the list.

Best of all time

He should be at #4

20 Cormega

Up there with tupac. If you like pac you'll like mega! Don't listen to anything else you hear, the truth is this, tupac and cormega are the 2 realest rappers of all time.

21 Chance the Rapper Chance the Rapper

Everything chance puts out is goat

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22 South Park Mexican South Park Mexican

HE IS THE KING OF RAP! HIS LYRICS ARE LIKE.. And I'm black and this is the only rapper I listen to

He's the best rapper! Why is Lil Wayne even on this list!

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23 Meek Mill Meek Mill Robert Rihmeek Williams, better known by his stage name, Meek Mill, is an American hip hop recording artist.

Meek is one of the realist street rappers. When he raps I can actually visualize the picture he is creating with his lyrics.

Realist street rapper alive you funny you must ain't heard lil boosie albums ain't even close sorry

I love Meek's music.


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24 WC (Dub-C)

WC is probably the most under rated rapper ever along side Proof. WC is a real lyricist and is more real than a lot of the rappers today. He was a part of Westside Connections with Ice Cube and Mack 10. Look up The Streets by him and Nate Dogg, it'll show how gangsta he is and look up This Is Los Angeles, it'll show how real he is,

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26 Z-ro Z-ro Joseph Wayne McVey IV, better known by his stage names Z-Ro and The Mo City Don, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas.

Totally slept on rapper. Everybody in Texas knows him but you got people on this list voting for hopsin over z-ro? Jesus Christ.

Go ahead and try and find me one rap fan in Texas who can't sing along with Mo City Don. You won't be able to.

Any other rappers have real footage from prison in a video?

Z-Ro shouldn't even be double digits on this list, he should be around 5 or 6.

Z-ro should be much higher on this list...

You dam skippy

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27 Young Jeezy Young Jeezy

This should definitely be in the top 5. And why the hell is Lil Wayne even on this list? He's been famous since 14?

He wasn't in the top 5 this list is NOT legit whatsoever

Jeezy and boosie the realest

Yeeeaahhh let's get it... The real is here!

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28 Webbie Webbie

Webbie and lil boosie run the streets of baton rouge they are what they rap about trill ent ain't no joke and he should be top 15

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29 Pusha T Pusha T

Pusha T real. Did big things in the coke game, now making money rapping about it. That real

I can't say for sure, I mean I don't know him personally, I did n't watch him grow up or else. But I trust his raps. And his raps are great. Too damn underrated!

30 Big Pun Big Pun Christopher Lee Rios, better known by his stage name Big Pun, was an American rapper. Emerging from the underground hip hop scene in The Bronx borough of New York City, in the early 1990s, he was the first Latino rapper to have an album certified platinum as a solo act. more.

I agree with dude below me big pun is one of the top 5 greatest rappers ever and he was real to go along with it I feel the best lyricist of all time as well he should be top 10

How is Pun not in the top 10?

31 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 more.

Logic obviously deserves a higher rank than some of the other rappers listed, not simply because of his story, but effectively raps somewhat like Eminem, real, no obsession over women or money. He sincerely loves the fans. Waiting for 5/5/17!

This man has flow. His lyricism is beyond a gift and I feel as though he just hasn't been noticed/ appreciated yet. His skill and work ethic can surpass about 95% of the fake ass rappers today. He also solved a Rubix cube in one minute while free styling. He's a genius and can't wait to see what else he can do, check him out... you won't regret it

Growing pains 3, soul food, and welcome to forever he spit some real in all these songs

Fast flow you already know his flow to cold for the these weak ass rappers but you already know let's just keep it 💯

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34 Pimp C

Pimp c is one of the best rapper/producers he helped make music the way it is now by adding guitars, piano, trumpets, organs, etc. His music will always be remembered in the south. And don't forget bun B.


You are FOOLS it goes like this Scar Face Pimp C, that crazy ass white boy M,Biggie,Tupac, 50 and DRAKE and WEzzY, G-ALI deal with get outta here with Joe Budden and, Big Pun studio punks ha

jay-Z is aight but you guys put punks on this list lamo retard as rappers

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36 Kanye West 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.

He's not realest now, but his old songs, since College Dropout till the Graduation album, the songs are realest. - Whosme2011

I agree he ain't real anymore

Kanye is still one of the realest he doesn't deserve number one but at least 15, have you heard New Slaves or TLOP, not as good as the Graduation but still very good Albums.


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37 Lupe Fiasco Lupe Fiasco Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. He also performs as the frontman of rock band Japanese Cartoon more.

Genuine artistry with his work. His content stems from such heart, dedication, and real-life issues. Doesn't rap about menial and materialistic. Using his platform to spread messages and education. Doesn't get credit because the general consensus isn't intelligent enough to understand his music.

Doesn't need to talk about money drugs women or anything negative in his music. Always had a positive message that people need to hear. He should be higher on the list. People should give him more credit then he has.

Should be in the top 15 for sure. Always speaks the truth about things that matter

He is the realest how can snoop dog be ahead of lupe

38 Joe Budden

Joe Budden is the greatest of all time. He combines elements from all rappers and people that had inspired him greatly. He has the passion and conviction of Tupac, the hardcore lyricism and imagery of Nas, and the punchlines and at times the talent of the Notorious Big. Unfortunately, Joe is like none of these he is his own rapper and has the ability to drop a gem on a track and make it look effortless. Some of his best works to date vary but if you ask me... His most passionate and lyrical song is "Pray for Me" in which he pulls a DMX and has a heart-to-heart with God. One of Joe's most lyrically punishing verses come from his diss track directed to Saigon called "Pain in His Life". Give Joe a listen, he is the greatest to ever do it and you don't hear that often especially from someone who has listened to so much rap over the years and I know a lot about the art.

The most versatile, complete, lyrical, and pasisonate rapper to every grace a microphone. If you like rappers from slaughterhouse or rappers with a ton of passion (think tupac), look no further than joe budden. I have listened to rap for years and I knwo everything about the art. Joe Budden is the best rapper of all time. No doubt. He's got more passion than tupac, more lyrical skill that Nas, more wordplay than Jay-Z, more shock value than Eminem (even though I hate em) and definitely makes it all work effortlessly. I've never been more right about saying that someone that nobody knows.. Is the Greatest Rapper of All time.

Lmao if you think Joe Budden is the greatest rapper of all time you are smokin some heavy sherm

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40 Snow Tha Product

One of the sickest out there

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

Most of these rappers, while they still rap about real things, rap about mainstream things too. They're good rappers, and have some really good 'real' songs, but NF isn't mainstream at all. He raps about his issues, and he started out rapping to rap for himself, because it helps him. He doesn't care about trying to impress the mainstream media, nor does he prioritize profit as the most important thing to him. He definitely deserves at least top 25.

How could you leave us gets deep, a diffirent kind of deep though

most real

42 Xzibit Xzibit

One of the best West coast rappers to ever live, The realest rapper in L. A nowadays

ain't no other rapper compared to this cat Xzibit just too real

Doesn't he play on empire now?

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44 Dr. Dre Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. V 1 Comment
45 T.I. 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 from Atlanta, Georgia.

TI is one of the realest out there. He was hood and always will be despite becoming rich. He's the king of the south. Favorite rapper ever

Tip is one of the realest rappers out there. He raps about real things like close friends passing away and his life. He should be #3

T. I deserves more than this he is top 5 at least. Compared to the todays rappers he is the best/realest

What? TI is so low.. This man actually lived that life man..

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47 2 Chainz 2 Chainz Tauheed Epps, als o known as 2 Chainz, is an American rapper. He is more popular when contributing guest verses to people like Kanye West, B .o. B, and Lil Wayne . His latest album, ColleGrove, came out earlier this year .

Yea 2chainz is even better than future

That's not saying much because future sucks 2.

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49 Uncle Murda

only real hip hop fanz kno bout uncle murda. this cat got shot in the head and checked out the hospital 24 hours later wit the bullet still in his head then made a song bout it called " hard to kil" listen to it. - southie187

No competition. Nobody comes even close. Uncle Murda the hardest, the realest!

He actually lived his lyrics and diddent just portray the environment and other people actions
That's real

50 Childish Gambino Childish Gambino

He spits about the truth not like other rappers.

Real life all the time

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