Rap music or rather hip hop music has been in existence since 1970s. Its origin was in the United States and it’s mostly associated with the African Americans. Today the genre has spread nearly to every country in the world and the likes of Eminem who aren’t African are so good in it that they have become even better than many artist.in the world there so many rappers who have been in existence and some are still alive but whom among them deserves to be called the king of rap music.
Here is the list of top 10 best rappers of all time.
10. Andre 3000
Considered as one of the most influential rappers of all time he was born in 1975. many know him for being of (Outkast) along with Big Boi.in 2015 Andre was included in the list of top 10 greatest rappers of all time and in the top 10 best rappers of 2000s.some of the songs Andre has appeared on are “Play the Guitar” by B.o.B., “The Sleazy Remix”, “Walk It Out”, “Throw Some D’s”, “Green Light”, among others. Apart from being a rapper Andre 3000 is also an actor and has appeared on films such as Battle in Seattle, The Shield among others.
9. Ice cube
A co-founder of the Gangsta Rap has been ranked as one of the greatest MCs of all time, one of rap’s greatest storytellers, and one of the Hip Hop best artist of all time. Through his career which he has build it firmly through acting and music he has earned a title of the most controversial artist. Some of the most recent films Ice Cube has featured on are fist fight 2017, xXx: Return of Xander Cage 2017, Barbershop: The Next Cut 2016, Ride Along 2 2016 among others.
8. Snoop Doggy
Discovered by Dr. Dre in 1992, snoop Doggy career has been very successful making him one of the best rappers of our time. He has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide, and earned several awards. Some of snoop hit singles that truly define his prowess is “Gin & Juice”, “What’s My Name?”, “Snoop’s Upside Ya Head”, among others.
Among all Mcs who have ever been on the face of the earth Rakim is the most influential and most skilled of them all. Its anonymously agreed that Rakim is the greatest MC of all time in the hip hop genre. He has been an influence and an inspiration to some legendary rappers such as The Notorious B.I.G, Tupac, Eminem, Jay Z, 50 cent and many more. Some of his singles you should listen to are “Don’t Call Me”, “Guilty All the Same”, “Holy Are You”, “Walk These Streets”, among others.
6. Dr. Dre
The third richest rapper alive and one of the best record producers in the planet is one of the best rappers in the world. Dr Dre has produced albums and directed the careers of some of the best rappers we have in the world such as Snoop, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, The Game, 2 Pac, 50 cent among others. Some of his albums are such as Dr. Dre Presents the Aftermath, The Planets, among others.
5. Jay z
The second richest rapper alive, one of the best-selling hip hop artist and among the most awarded artists of today is among the best of all time. MTV named him the “Greatest MC of all time” and it’s a title we can’t dispute since Billboard ranked him too among the most successful rappers of the 2000s and Rolling stone as well. Some of his albums you might want to listen to are The Black Album (2003), Reasonable Doubt (1996), The Blueprint (2001) among others.
The record producer, an actor and a rapper is among the best rappers of all time a position Billboard has certified. MTV and About.com has ranked him as one of the greatest hip-hop artists, one of the greatest MCs of All Time and one of the hottest MCs in the Game. Some of Nas albums are Illmatic (1994), Life Is Good (2012), Hip Hop Is Dead, Nas, Life Is Good among others.
3. Notorious B.I.G.
Although Notorious died in 1997 even today he is ranked as one of the most influential and greatest rappers of all time. He was at the core of East Coast hip hop scene and even involved heavily in the growth of East Coast–West Coast hip hop feud. Some of his albums that he released before his death are Ready to Die in 1994, Life After Death among others.
One of the greatest artists of all time, one of the best and greatest rappers of all time are titles he has received from many publications such as Rolling stone, Vibe magazine, About.com, Billboard, among others even though he died in 1996 by being shot. Tupac started out his career as a roadie, backup dancer, MC before going out solo. Most of his songs he talked of racism, violence and social problems. The best of Tupac albums are 2Pacalypse Now (1991), Me Against the World (1995) and All Eyez on Me (1996). One of the best songs of Tupac you should listen to is “Dear mama”.
Born in 1972 Eminem is an icon in the world of hip-hop genre. He is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States, the Nielsen SoundScan era, and sixth best-selling hip-hop artist. Rolling Stone referred him as the “king of Hip Hop” while MTV Portugal ranked Eminem the seventh-biggest icon in pop-music history. As of today Eminem has sold over 172 million albums worldwide, received over 15 Grammy awards, Global Icon Award, and MTV Europe Music Awards among others. Some of Eminem songs are “My Band”, “How Come”, ” American pshyco 2″, “No Favors”, “Campaign Speech”, “bitch”.
The above rappers are the best of all time. They have influenced hundreds of other upcoming stars and their works to date have been the corner stone of what todays rap music is. For those who are looking for role models and icons to emulate these are the legends to. They have achieved all, their names have been written in the Guinness Book of Records, and in the halls of fame and for that reason we have decided they are the best rappers of all time.