8 best rappers of all time:hip hop artistes hall of fame
Rap is a raw and captivating skill that only a select number of artistes have been able to turn into genius talent.
Certified and bona fide, this list covers the top 8 best rappers of all time . Infact, they are so good you don’t even have to be a rap fan to recognize and appreciate their hot entertainment value.
These special group of artistes all bring an interesting mix of styles, delivery, voices and personas to the table. Sadly, some of them are no longer with us, but their powerful legacies live on. They are undoubtedly the best of all time.
Lyrical,rhythmic, philosophical and sometimes loud they are all cut from different cloth.
They bring a beautiful flavour built on diversity and style to hip hop music . This is a combination that’s hard to resist. Making this talented group of artistes stand out now and always from the pack of talented rap stars out there. There is hardly much debate as they take their rightful places on the genius pedestal forever.
Let’s meet these rap entertainers who have helped make the genre a successful and lucrative art form.
Meet the very Best Hip Hop artistes in rap music history
American rapper, Songwriter, movie producer, record producer and actor Eminem is a 47 years old rap genius who has stunned us for almost two decades with his amazing rap and music talent. He is the highest selling hip-hop artiste of all time with more than 172 million albums sold. He is also one of the most popular and controversial rap musicians in the world today. Some of his most successful songs include: Stan, My name is, The real slim Shady, Cleanin’ out my closet, Love the way you lie, Mockingbird and many more huge hits. He is also considered one of the world’s fastest rappers, and has actually won the award more than once. The clarity and speed of his lyrical delivery is really awesome.
The Legendary Tupac Amaru Shakur , who was known popularly by his stage name, 2pac and Machiavelli was an American rapper and actor whose brilliant and tumultuous life and career were cut short at the young age of 25.
He has sold almost 80 million albums and is widely considered not just one of the greatest hip hop artistesever, but also one of the best music performers of all time.
Up until his tragic shooting in Las Vegas in 1996, he had already attained near cult status among his teeming fans. His death only made his popularity skyrocket.
3. The Notorious BIG
Real name Christopher George Latore Wallace, Aka biggie smalls, Or The Notorious BIG, was brilliant American rapper and songwriter who was killed in an unsolved drive by shooting on march 9th 1997.
He sold 17 million albums even though he released only 4 albums during his life. Of course he has sold far more records since his death at the age of 24. He is considered one of the best rap lyricists, and song writers in Hip hop history.
This talented rap star is considered by many hip hop insiders and fans as one of the best rappers of all time. Nas is definitely a candidate for the elite hip hop hall of fame. Real name Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, popularly known as Nas, is an American rapper , songwriter and businessman who has sold over 30 million albums during his illustrious career. The 46 year old is widely seen as a rap role model in the rap music industry.
5. Dr. Dre
Believe it or not, Rapper and genius music producer Dr. Dre has only two albums to his name, but what incredible albums they are! The veteran entertainer has contributed immensely to the hip hop world as he has helped make some of the stars on this list into the icons they are today. The artistes he helped shape include the next name on our list: Snoop Dogg, and Eminen. His influence on rap music is huge.
A great lyrical assassin and an even better producer, Dr.Dre makes the cut as one of the greatest rappers in history. His two albums are must haves for any fan. He is also one of the world’s richest musicians.
6. Snoop dogg
He hails from Long beach California and he has one of the most recognized faces and most unique styles in rap music today. Real Name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (I bet you wouldn’t have guessed that). The 48 year old with the help of Dr. Dre dominated the rap Charts of the mid 90s with an impressive array of his songs. His unique style and appealing delivery has endeared him to a great many fans over the year.The rapper whose net worth is over $120 million, is also and actor, music producer and entrepreneur.
7. Jay Z
Not surprisingly, this 49 year old Hip hop star has amassed a fortune during his career. Shawn Corey Carter AKA Jay Z has truly carved a place for himself among rap gods to become one best of all time.
Jay is also a super songwriter and entrepreneur. He is widely considered one of the best lyricists in music now.
He is also one of the most commercially successful musicians ever. Yes and lets not forget, he is married to Queen Bey; Beyonce. He certainly comes across like a man who has everything!
8. 50 cent
His real name is Curtis James Jackson aka 50 cent. The former drug dealer is an American Hip Hop star, actor, music, film, and television producer.
One of his albums ‘Get rich or die trying’ sold 15 million copies alone. After he was shot 9 times in 2000 he miraculously recovered and really turned his life around, by facing his music squarely. Some of his greatest hits include Many men, Candy shop, and In Da Club.
50 cent perfected a Slow and rhythmic style that is actually quite appealing.
Dead or alive these top 8 best rappers of all time. They are icons in the music industry as a whole.
Who are the greatest rappers of all time?
- The Notorious Big
- Dr. Dre
- Snoop Dog
- Jay Z
- 50 Cent
Remember fellas, this is not a ranked list. It is not arranged in the order of least to greatest or vice versa. And I bet you have a ton of other names you feel deserve a place on the above list. Why don’t you let me know who I may have missed out in the comments section.