The Top 10 Most Talented and Respected Rappers of All Time

Everyone in this world has a specific choice in music and enjoys it—some like Jazz, some pop, and some rock. There’s a new emerging widespread genre that people love nowadays known as R.A.P. (rhythm and poetry). Rapping is pure art because the artist has to maintain long-term consistency to prove they are the best rapper.

Many people think rapping is easy and try to do it, but not all are famous and successful as it is pure art and takes years to build that consistency which is a treat to ears and not just noise. Here’s the list of the topmost famous rappers who are talked about the most every day in the world

  • Jay-Z


Although Jay-Z is very educated, rapper Jay-Z prefers to keep things clear. He can trade on improving and conveying his message because Jay-Z has been the most consistent rapper ever. He is the wealthiest musician in America. Jay-Z is one of the best-selling musicians and received 22 Grammy awards. Therefore, he is also on top of our list.

  • Eminem

He is a 15-time grammy award winner and has earned the status of being in the top 5 for his skills, creativity, and blazing lyrics. Eminem introduced a distinctive approach to rap listeners. Eminem has some of the best wordplay, and his songs are among the best-written. He was the first rapper to break through the underground combat scene. 

His freestyle skills are limitless, and his music is on another level in terms of complexity, language, and rhyming words you’d never think to mix when he is considering gaining popularity.

  • Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne’s real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. Lil Wayne is a Grammy Award-winning rapper who became one of the top-selling hip-hop artists in the early 21st century. He is well known for his hit albums, mixtapes, and singles, including Tha Block, Is Hot. Lil Wayne is a well-deserving candidate on the list. He has been enhancing his technique for decades, using multisyllabic rhyming, innovative rhyme schemes, and many wordplays. 

  • Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper born on June 16, 1971, in East Harlem, New York. 2Pac was killed on September 1996 at just the age of 25. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and was referred to multiple major publications, such as Rolling Stone, as one of the greatest music artists ever. 

Shakur was consistently ranked as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time, and he has been listed and ranked as one of the greatest artists of all genres by many publications, including Rolling Stone, which ranked him 86th on its list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.  

  • Nas Bin Jones 

Nasir bin Jones, also known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper born on September 14, 1973, in New York City. Nas has all of the qualities of a Rapper but is less rigid with the norms of technical rhyming. This looseness allows him to write lyrical substance that is significantly more detailed.

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. 

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  • Tech N9ne

Tech N9ne has the finest flow of all time. He is the one who constantly uses triplets, intricate rhyme schemes, strange time signatures, multisyllabic rhyming, etc. He refuses to break from his complication. He has sold over two million albums and featured his music on television, movies, and video games. 




Daniel Dumile, also known as MF DOOM, was a British-born hip-hop recording artist who spent his life in the United States. He died on October 31, 2020. However, his death wasn’t revealed until December 31. 


M.F. Doom was one of the most educated rappers a person has ever heard and wore a Doctor Doom mask. His lyrics were amusing and witty. Many people attempt to analyze his rhyming patterns, but they fall short. Even though M.F. Doom never found success because better-known rap artists held him in high regard. It hasn’t stopped him from making a name for himself in the underground scene, and he has even provided voiceovers for animated films.

  • The Notorious B.I.G

Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G., was an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York, born on May 21, 1972; on March 9, 1997, he was murdered in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles, California, at only 24. To this day, it’s unknown who murdered him.


The Notorious B.I.G. sold 17 million units worldwide, with four albums released. His first album Ready To Die (1994), is regarded as a hip-hop classic by most critics. The album contains well-known songs such as Juicy, Big Poppa, Warning, Suicidal Thoughts, and Machine Gun Funk.


  • 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, the,e greatest rapper of all time. By far, Kendrick has the most incredible storytelling out of any rapper ever. And he has the best production releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with the indie record label Top Dawg Entertainment (T.D.E.).

  •  Rakim

Rakim American rapper

Born on January 28, 1968, Rakim Allah (or simply Rakim) is an American rapper and record producer. One half of the golden age hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, he is regarded as one of the most influential and skilled M.C.s ever.

Rakim is considered a transformational in hip hop for raising the bar for MC technique higher than ever.

So, that was the list of the top 10 rappers whose songs are a treat to ears, and they changed the definitions in their time. Nothing stopped them from being famous. Some were even murdered but remembered to date, which is the most outstanding achievement. 

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