10 Best Rappers Ever
Rapping is a very difficult type of music, and these are the 10 best rappers ever. Not everyone can do it. The form of rap changes with time and the rappers are the catalyst for this. The ten best rappers ever who changed the face of rapping are as follows.
- Notorious B.I.G or Biggie was among the best rappers ever. Rap is what it is today because of him. He completely changed the notion of old rap by bringing it to the public and making it popular. His rapping skills and flow were supernatural. No rapper till date could reach the height this rapper reached. He was fat and cock eyed and he was a sex symbol. He came from Brooklyn and conquered the world of rap. “Hypnotize” is perhaps his most famous song that he ever came out with.
- Mr. Nasir Jones better known as Nas was one of the best rappers ever and he rose to fame as a technical rapper. His best track is “Ether” and his first album called the “Illmatic”. It is still considered the best hip-hop debut ever. He reigned the world of hip-hop for fifteen long years but his reign started to decline during the 1990’s.
- Jay-Z is a very popular name in the world of rap. He is considered to be one of the best rappers ever to be still alive. Jay-Z rose to fame after the downfall of Notorious B.I.G and Nas. He is also from Brooklyn which is considered the birthplace of rap music. He is known for his swift flow and fiery narratives. His marriage with Beyonce made him even more popular. One of his most popular songs is “Empire State of Mind”
- Marshall Mathers popularly known as Eminem is among the best rappers ever. His ability to affect people with his words is great and his flow of words is very fast, which leaves his audience mesmerized. One of his earlier hits is “Losing Yourself” from the "8 Mile" soundtrack
- Ghostface Killah came to prominence as a member of a rap group named Wu-Tang Clan. He was the most talented artist among the group and that was easily visible.
- KRS-One is among the smartest and best rappers ever. He was a great poet and thus he infused great deal of poetry with his rapping. His raps were protests against the intake of harmful drugs and usage of guns. With his poetry and rap he targeted the minds and hearts of his fans and sent them good messages. “Return of the Boom Bap” stands out above his other albums.
- Tupac Shakur was a great story-teller. With the help of his rapping abilities he told stories. He had an extraordinary talent of portraying the gangster life with the help of his story telling ability. He was more popular than any other hip-hop star of his time. “California Love” is one of most popular and most recognized songs
- Rakim was again one of the best rappers ever. He was a great lyricist. In collaboration with Eric B he brought rap music into mainstream music in the 1980s. Rakim’s talent was so great that he has influenced many new rappers. “When I B on the Mic” is one of his most famous songs.
- Eazy-E, a member of NWA, was considered one of the fathers of gangster rap. He told stories about gangsters. His flow was very laid back and he told tales about gangster lives and violence, drugs and overt sexuality. “Gimmie That Nutt” is probably his most recognized song.
- Lil’Wayne is another great hip-hop artist. He has a very confident style and is one of the most original lyricists ever. Every hip-hop fan loves Lil’Wayne’ srapping. In his lyrics he does not talk about intellectual stuff or violent gangster stuff. May be this is the reason he reaches a larger audience. His innovative original lyrics took him to the height where he is now. “The Carter III” is one of his best albums.