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Best Rappers

Best Rappers

Rhythmic chantings that make street smart sense - that's rapping for you! Here's presenting the finest rappers of all time who have never failed to get us glued to their musical style and persona!
Melodyful Staff
We don't need any introduction to rapping and rap music! Indeed, it would be almost insulting to start on with an introduction to rap! Therefore, dolls 'n' dudes, let's make some noise, hit da club and get groovin' to some soul-busta rap music with some of da best rappers of all time! Lemme hear y'all say Yo!
Top Rappers of All Times
Here's a list of some famous rappers including top 10 rappers of all time. Check 'em out as you move what ya mamma gave ya to da sound of der myoozik!
  • Lil Wayne
  • Kayne West
  • Jay-Z
  • Eminem
  • 50 Cent
  • Nassir
  • Soulja Boy
  • Notorious B.I.G
  • LL Cool J
  • Ice Cube
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Tupac
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Nelly
  • Kurupt
  • Xzibit
  • Outkast
  • Ludacris
  • Chuck D
  • Slick Rick
  • Ice-T
  • Mobb Deep
  • Scarface
  • The Game
  • Ghostface Killah
  • Royce Da 5'9
  • T.I
  • Jadakiss
  • Joe Budden
  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Rakim
  • Method Man
  • Pharaohe Monch
  • Mos Def
  • Black Thought
  • Twista
  • GZA
  • Lil' Kim
  • DMX
  • Krayzie Bone
  • Lloyd Banks
  • Bizzy Bone
  • Dr. Dre
  • Sean P.
  • Redman
  • Raekwon
  • Andre Nickatina
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Slick Rick
  • Big L
  • D.O.C
  • Mak 10
  • Mc Ren
  • Eazy E
  • Yaki Khadafi
  • Warren G
  • KRS One
  • 9 Tray Bloods
  • Cincere
  • Big Pun
  • Common
  • Wu-Tang Clan
  • Lil' Bow Wow
  • Inspectah Deck
  • Foxy Brown
  • Lord Tariq
  • Chingy
  • Suge Knight
  • Akon
  • Melle Mel
  • Big Daddy Kane
  • Sean Combs
  • AZ
  • Lil' Jon
  • Heavy D
  • Spoonie Gee
  • Schoolly D
  • Nappy Roots
  • Jay Sean
  • Fredro Starr
  • B-Real
  • Tech N9ne
  • Masta Ace
  • Immortal Technique
  • Mike Shinoda
  • Will Smith
  • Z-Ro
  • Talib Kweli
  • Chamillionaire
  • Cassidy
  • Lil Boosie
  • Zack de la Rocha
  • T-Pain
  • Fabolous
  • Pharrell Williams
  • Andre 3000
  • Slug
  • Eyedea
  • Saul Williams
  • Illogic
  • El-P
These are some of the best rappers that have ever hit the rap music scene! I've tried to include as many good rappers as I could recollect in this list. I realize that different people have different preferences for rap artists and while one person may absolutely worship Kayne West, another may not consider West anywhere near 50 Cent! Perceptions, you see. However, do pardon me if I missed any!
Rappers Real Names
Has it ever occurred to you that most of us know these and many other rappers only by their stage names! Don't you wanna find out the real names of some of your favorite rappers? I bet you do! Let's take a look at the following rappers' list complete with their real names in the following table of rappers' real names!

Rappers' Stage Name Rappers' Real Name
50 Cent Curtis James Jackson III
Akon Aliaune Badara Akon Thiam
Eminem Marshall Bruce Mathers III
Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus
Nas Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones
Lupe Fiasco Wasalu Muhammad Jaco
Raekwon Corey Woods
Nelly Cornell Iral Haynes Jr.
T-Pain Fahim Rashid Najm
Soulja Boy DeAndre Cortez Way
Ghostface Killah Dennis Coles
Jay Z Shawn Corey Carter
Kayne West Kayne Omari West
Common Lonnie Rashied Lynn, Jr
LL Cool J James Todd Smith
Ice Cube O'Shea Jackson
Xzibit Alvin Nathaniel Joiner
Big L Lamont Coleman
Ludacris Christopher Brian Bridges
Rakim (Rakim Allah) William Michael Griffin, Jr
Will Smith Williard Christopher Smith
Tech N9ne Aaron Dontez Yates
Scarface Brad Jordan
Notorious B.I.G Christopher George Latore Wallace
Eazy E Eric Lynn Wright
2Pac or Tupac Tupac Amaru Shakur

The world will be ever-grateful to these and many other wonderful rappers who chose music as their via-media to knock sense into humanity's head by chanting about topics ranging from racism, law enforcement, world peace, poverty and injustice to love, flirtation, sexual liberty and teenage pregnancy. Rap music and lyrics are characterized by the use of slangs, sometimes expletives and smart, rhyming repertoire which add to its appeal and attract worldwide fan following! With some promising upcoming rappers like Drake and Wiz Khalifa, who rank among the top rap artistes of the decade, rap is here to stay and it would continue to keep the clubbing experience 'hot in herre'  for a very long time!
Well, that was some cool and interesting information with reference to some of the best artistes in the rap music genre! I'm sure all you rap freaks out there must be having record collections of most of these highly-reckoned rap icons. Rap music and lyrics have a quaint, street smart charm that completely alter the mood of any party and is the quintessential life pulse of any nightclub!