Billboard Breaks Down The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

In honour of the 50th-anniversary of hip-hop, billboard announces the top 50 greatest rappers of all time. Let’s check out the top 10 artists on this list. For a full list, check it out here.

1. Jay-Z

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At number one, we have Jay-Z.

Jay-Z is the first rap artist to be inducted into the Hall Of Fame. From many years of success and longevity in the music industry, he earns his spot in the number-one spot.

2. Kendrick Lamar

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At number two, Kendrick Lamar takes the spot.

The rapper is a x16 Grammy winner. He created havoc with his albums Untitled Unmastered, DAMN, and his newest album Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers.

3. Nas

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Third, we have the legendary Nas.

Nas began his career in 1991 and has since released 11 studio albums, two greatest hits compilations, and two mixtapes. He is known for his lyrical creativity and storytelling.

4. Tupac

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Next up, Tupac.

Tupac is an American rapper, actor, and activist. He is considered one of the most influential and successful rappers of all time. His music tackled topics such as racial inequality, poverty, and violence.

5. Eminem

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In 5th spot we have Eminem.

‘Slim-shady’ is one of the most successful and influential rappers of all time, having sold over 220 million records worldwide. He is also the first artist to have eight consecutive number-one albums on the US Billboard 200 chart.

6. The Notorious B.I.G

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In the 6th spot, We got Notorious B.I.G.

B.I.G is known as one of the greatest hiphop artists of all time. He released two studio albums, Ready to Die and Life After Death, both of which were critically and commercially successful. His music explored themes of crime and violence, as well as the struggles of growing up in a povertystricken environment.

7. Lil Wayne

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Next up, Lil Wayne.

Wayne has become one of the most successful rappers in the world, selling over 100 million records. His music has been a mix of various genres, including rap, hiphop, pop, and rock. He has released several critically acclaimed albums, including Tha Carter, Tha Carter II, and Tha Carter III, which won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album.

8. Drake

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Canadian rapper, Drake takes the number eight spot.

Drake has released five studio albums, won three Grammy Awards, and has broken numerous records for streaming and chart performance.

9. Snoop Dog

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Next, we have, Snoop Dog

Snoop has sold over 23 million albums in the United States and 35 million albums worldwide. He has released 14 solo studio albums and collaborated with numerous other artists.

10. Nicki Minaj

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In 10th place, we have the queen of rap. Nicki Minaj

She is one of the most successful and recognizable female rappers of all time and has released four studio albums since 2010. She has one of the most notable fan bases behind her, the barbs. 

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