Here are the top ten rappers of all time, ranging from tenth to first.
KRS-One’s catalogue is one of the best ever in hip hop. Between his solo and Boogie Down Production, The Blastmaster probably has more classics in his discography than 99% of the rappers out there.
With a booming voice, a fearsome mic attack, relentless rhymes and fearsome battle reputation,KRS-One has been dropping knowledge non-stop for over thirty years. KRS-One is not just a GOAT, he is one of the best rappers of all time.
Eminem is one of the controversial rappers of all time and still dropping dope rap songs. Rap fans forget how dope Eminem really is. He is the best when it comes to rhyming.
He is blessed with a tongue-twisting flow and the ability to to put together some f the most intricate rhymes. Eminem is good when it comes to rhyming, breath control, and flows.
8. Ghostface Killah
Ghostface Killah is the best rapper from the Wu-Tang Clan. A top five hip hop storyteller. The most consistent, hardest working artist.
While Ghostface has decade worth of classics in his catalogue, “Mighty Healthy” is his perfect song.
Rakim elevated rap from simple rhyme patterns into an intricate artform. The God MC approached the art of rapping like a jazz musician–effortless, smooth and with no boundaries.
There have been so many things written about Rakim that anything I write now would be superfluous. The bottom line is : Rakim is one of the greatest rapper of all time.
6. Ice Cube
Rap fans forget things easily, they don’t really know the history of the greatest rappers of all times. They see Ice Cube these days as a Hollywood actor who sometimes raps. But in the early 90s, there were a few back-to-back years where Ice Cube was absolutely the best rapper alive.
He was the main lyrical force behind the ground-breaking Straight Outta Campton and went on to drop two of the greatest rap album of all time.
5. Andre 3000
Andre 3000 had become greatest guest rapper of all time even before he was destroying guest verses, stacks, alongside Big Boi, started the Southern hop takeover, as OutKast, putting out four classics back-to-back.
4. Tupac Shakur
Even though Tupac is no more, his songs are still played world wide. There are a lot of hip hop heads out there who get triggered when someone declares Tupac is the greatest rapper of all time.
Tupac could do better than any other rapper in history was completely pour his heart out when he’s rapping.
3. The Notorious B.I.G
Coming up in New York during the 90s, Big was surrounded by monster rappers like Nas, Prodigy in Queens ridge, Wu-Tang, Jay-Z in the neighbouring projects.
But with Puffy’s guiding hand, Big rolled past all those rappers, that’s why he is arguably among the greatest rappers of all time.
There are nine tracks off llmatic that would have been suitable for being the best Nas song of all time. But “Made You Look” is just so goddamn perfect. It is the quintessential lyrical performance by the Queensbridge legends.
Jay-Z is the greatest rapper of all time, I know some people will disagree with me but is the truth. Picking out one song by a rapper whose catalogue is as deep as Jay-Z’s -whose career spans over three decades–is almost an important task. Do you go for the quintessential hustler track ” Dead Presidents,” the star-making performance on “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)”. To write about Jay-Z alone can take more than ten hours of my time, if you don’t believe Jay-Z is the best rapper of all time, do research on it and come back to this article.
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