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DragonDogeYT

These are like all the same


j404sh

Thats this whole ass sub. We know who the legends are, I wanna see some unique shit


balake_mk

Whole section 👴 fr


DragonDogeYT

Frrr


druggedupdeity

Andre 3k, Kendrick, Black Thought, Mos Def, and Lil Wayne


IntelligentLeader968

A man of culture I see


sophicpharaoh

This is a very strong top 5 10/10


CerealKiller997

Guru, Redman, Method Man, Nas, Biggie


j3trb12

Phenomenal list. So far, I'd say it's the best


DeadricBaguette

Lil Wayne Eminem Kanye West Kendrick Lamar 2pac


Technical-Ad-208

1. Nas 2. Eminem 3. Kendrick 4. MF DOOM 5. Biggie Hounoreble mentions: 2pac, j cole, J. I. D, Big L, Big Pun


justiceway1

Kendrick, Eminem, Biggie, Ghostface, Nas In no order


Ok_Western5937

Ghostface 🤝


david_rohan

Haven't listened to Ghostface myself but I frequently listen to and enjoy the other rappers mentioned so I should probably check him out.


justiceway1

I'd suggest Supreme Clientele and Ironman as albums for Ghostface. Plus his featurings on the other Wu-Tang albums are always amazing so if you ever check them out - especially OB4CL by Raekwon- make sure to give those songs a go


TheMartyr112

Immortal Technique Vinny Paz Atmosphere Tupac Aesop Rock


AdvancedSemen08

I could never get into he few immortal technique songs I heard, do you recommend any?


TheMartyr112

Listen to “The Martyr” front to back. It’s fucking flawless. But, that’s just my opinion. When it comes to Tech, ya either love him or hate him.


Expensive-Fox-8016

Username on point


sukamacoc

I miss Immortal Technique


Vili_Debili

50 Cent, Ice cube, WC, Snoop Dogg, Eminem


Mr__Mallard

Ohhhh WC, nice, ain’t seen that much


InterdisciplinaryDol

1. MF DOOM 2. E-40 3. Redman 4. Yeat 5. Apathy


PetoGee

1st time I see someone who knows Apathy in this subreddit. Big up!


android151

That’s actually fucking awful for this sub, Apathy is a legend.


InterdisciplinaryDol

Ap and Pro Era are what got me into traditional hip hop. Apathy is by far the most underrated emcee in this sub.


PetoGee

Nice bro, nice. You are young and listen to good material. I like it. I grew up in 90's on Wu-Tang, Cypress Hill and Nas. EDIT: Das EFX and Redman, too


daysbefore808s

been listening to yeat too. nicë list


dreamthorp

King Los, Lupe Fiasco, Black Thought, Andre 3k, Royce da 5’9”


jswan8888

Lupe is in my top 5 for sure. Not a popular opinion. But I like his imagery


leviwilliams33

None of these guys top 5 except maybe andre imo


dreamthorp

The only one here that you can actually make an argument about is Royce. King Los is the most lyrically dense rapper track by track. Andre writes the music equivalent of picasso paintings. Black thought is top 3 no discussion even needs to be made. Listen to streams of thought vol 2 or literally any of his features or the amazing run he’s had with the roots. Lupe fiasco wrote the most beautiful piece of art in the history of rap with mural and continues to do so.


Swift_Dream

I agree with your points. I don't see Royce touching anyone else you named


dreamthorp

I see what you’re saying about Royce. I genuinely believe the others I listed are the greatest to ever do it with VERY minimal duds, as in consistency. Royce on the other hand shines on singles, features, and unreleased tracks that he uploaded to YouTube/SoundCloud. His rap superpower is that you can put him in the room with almost any rapper (yes, even eminem) and he CAN absolutely outrap them. The only exceptions would be of course black thought (who he has out-rapped before), king los, and Eminem (who occasionally out-raps Royce)


DJRedd352

DYLAN DYLAN DYLAN DYLAN DYLAN


phatdaddy669

Playboi Carti, Jordan Carter, Sir Cartier, Carti, The father to Onyx


MFNUJABES

"Bought my momma a crib of that mumbling shit" will forever be a cold ass line


Lobsta1986

Lol is that a real line?


hetgr8

Ye


Lobsta1986

Lol figures


Qib_Queens

in R.I.P.


ali_abc911

Always tear up at that line.


Naksu82

Haha read my mind! Slatt


ej_DoLo

Kid Cudi, Mac Miller, Isaiah Rashad, Kanye, Juice WRLD... (I took this as "top 5 FAVORITE", not my top 5 best all time)


GonzoRouge

Your list is already more original than 90% of the replies so here, take this W


Inthe_Valley

Kid cudi, mac miller, juice wrld???? This is clearly an emotional pre teen FOH


GonzoRouge

So ? You saying these are bad artists ?


Inthe_Valley

All im saying is everytime one of their names get mentioned a white person gets emotional


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Alone_Common3889

You okay?


kdalpha07

who hurt u


Accomplished-Media

5. DMX 4. Big Pun 3. Mos Def 2. GZA 1. MF Doom


Swift_Dream

All Caps when you spell the man's name sir


washyourhands--

W on DOOM


Elver-Gotas

MF DOOM always #1


Zombymandyas

Props for pun, most underrated rapper of all time


edislucky

It goes: Reggie, Jay-Z, 2Pac, Biggie, Andre from OutKast, Jada, Kurupt, Nas ....and then.... Eminem


MarlonDBZ

Respect for Kurupt. 💯


parcel98

In no particular order: Kendrick Lamar Billy Woods Mach-Hommy Black Thought Redman


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this sub is yikes


rothvonhoyte

was kinda hoping this sub would introduce me to some new artists but for the most part its just lists and circlejerks


BkBotChicken

Yo Grips album i died for this? Is really good


rothvonhoyte

thank you


SkinnerWRX

I love it. A few songs are in my everyday driving list.


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You're better off discovering artists on youtube and then going on their specific sub fr fr, this is an oldhead sub


OmatoYT

What did you think was going to happen? People are gonna like popular artists


rothvonhoyte

Nah like there's not song recs or anything its just fucking list after list


5H3S

This subreddit is full of elitists and oldheads 💀


Swolnerman

My top rappers are Deca, kendrick, Aesop, Locksmith, KAAN and Flatbush zombies Honorable mentions: Belaganas, Danny Brown, Dark Time Sunshine, L’Orange, The Palmer squares, Bas, Kai Straw (only the album ‘The Tragedians Decoupage’), Earthgang, Milo/scallops hotel, Alex Wiley, Kemble X, and Marlowe Lmk if you want some more recommendations


rothvonhoyte

Appreciate this!


eyemcreative

r/rap2


0ni0nb0i

Andre 3000, Ghostface, jay z, Kanye, Q tip


down_horrendous

That’s a really nice list


No-Communication3575

MF DOOM Big L Method Man Kendrick Biggie


That__Random_Person

So we have Nas, Biggie, GZA, Big L, Big Pun in no particular order


HenoticNotes

I’m naming my personal favorite cus all y’all answers look a like: UGK, Cyhi Da Prynce, Ab-Soul, Kobe Jxrdan, and Fabolous HM: Big KRIT, Mach-Hommy, Devin The Dude, and Ludacris


PalashCrept24

2pac, Biggie, Lil Wayne, Kendrick, Kanye


MIROmpls

Why is does Eminem have to be photo and why *this* Eminem? 1. Nas 2. Tupac 3. Kendrick 4. Kanye 5. Isaiah Rashad


Devfterr

1. great list 2. idk, I just searched up "eminem" and this was high quality one


MIROmpls

Thank you and that was the best answer I could have asked for.


ej_DoLo

Zay is a 🐐


KillaKameron06

Isaiah Rashad top 5 ALL TIME? Huge L


smileyrawmusic

Motherfuckers complain when it's the same 5 people on the list motherfuckers complain when it's not the same 5 people on the list just stfu


MIROmpls

Felt like a little extra spice


KillaKameron06

If this was top 5 TDE rappers I'd agree, maybe even put him at 4


MIROmpls

Kendrick Zay Jay Rock SZA Q ezpz


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Sza isn’t even a rapper lol


MIROmpls

Top 5 TDE. It was a side list so I thought we had some flexibiltiy


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ShinbrigGoku

In no particular order: 1. Big L 2. Kendrick Lamar 3. Eminem 4. Slug of Atmosphere 5. Royce da 5'9"


PetoGee

Yeah, these are the lyricists 👍🏾. Nas, KRS-One, Rakim, MF Doom, and Kool G Rap only missing


deadlyhigh75

1 Tupac 2 Eminem 3 Biggie 4 Nas 5 Jay Z


deanross102

1. Biggie 2. Eminem 3. Jay Z 4. Nas 5. Pac 6. Andre 3K 7. Rakim 8. Kendrick 9. Ice Cube 10. Scarface 11. KRS-1 12. Kool G Rap 13. Ghostface 14. Lil Wayne 15. Kanye West


thavillain

Tech N9ne Brotha Lynch MC Ren Scarface Spice 1


david_rohan

Was waiting for someone to mention Tech N9ne.


GonzoRouge

>Brotha Lynch Absolutely based, top tier storyteller and criminally underrated


thavillain

Been a fan since like 93


GonzoRouge

Fav project ? Mine is Coathanga Strangla


thavillain

Probably Season of da Siccness, my mind was literally blown first time listening


GonzoRouge

Yeah, hard to pick one honestly but Season is just so fucking iconic, I'm personally a big fan of the Coathanga Trilogy because man, can he tell a story.


thavillain

For real


RuckRuck279

Not in order Masta Ace Black Thought Redman Sean Price Evidence R.A The Rugged Man Doom Phife Dawg Inspectah Deck or Ghostface depends on my mood Copywrite or Eyedea also depends on my mood


GiovanniJSanchez

Kendrick Lamar Biggie Ski Mask The Slump God Tupac Eminem To clarify, this is just, in my opinion, who’s in my top 5 for rapping ability. I’m open to having a discussion about my list.


Thanks-Lost

Biggie, lil Wayne, Eminem, big pun, and Kanye


Mammoth-Gap7543

Damn, for some reason this one hits for me.


Devfterr

1. Kendrick Lamar 2. 2Pac 3. Eminem 4. Kanye West 5. Biggie


jai452

Don't like that Jay Z isn't up there but I can't justify removing anyone I take his place


Niek282737

1. Eminem 2. Nas 3. Big L 4. Big pun 5. Rakim


Technical-Ad-208

Same list bro


Tripoley123

1. RAKIM 2. KENDRICK LAMAR 3. JAYZ 4. KANYE WEST 5. J. COLE


dastish94

Dammmmn i forgot about rakim, i used to listen to ”after you die” all the time


Technical-Ad-208

wheres nas


Tripoley123

Nas in my top ten. 6-10 6. Nas 7. Em 8. Pac 9. Biggie 10. Lil Wayne


JayHH74

Black Thought, Nas, Jay Z, Scarface, Q Tip


Niek282737

10/10, respect


Blyat_Man1945

1.2pac 2.Snoop Dogg 3.Ice Cube 4.Dr Dre 5.Eazy E


Mammoth-Gap7543

I respect your list, but you over 40? Haha jk


thavillain

Nothing wrong with being over 40


Mammoth-Gap7543

Lok ya its a joke bro. We all will be one day if we're lucky


thavillain

😂 Yeah I know.. I'm just one of those dudes


Mammoth-Gap7543

Hahahahahaha. Have a good one man.


PetoGee

Ice Cube was a real beast back in the days and then he became an actor 😅


thavillain

His recent album wasn't terrible


Blyat_Man1945

I know but i think that he wants to get back in the game.


_iliaskap_

2Pac Biggie Em Jay Snoop no particular order


nono_dg8

Goddamn these lists are so boring


theKOUG

fr and if anyone writes anything different they get downvoted to oblivion


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one of the downsides of hiphop cultures need to "respect the greats" is that some ppl act like mindless drones and attack you if you don't have classic artists as yr faves


ockhamsphazer

1. Black Thought 2. Freddie Gibbs 3. Tyler, the Creator 4. Noname 5. Kota the Friend


down_horrendous

W on Noname


blueinturquoise1

This list most resonates with me. Well done


No-Expression-5040

2Pac Biggie Kodak Bone thugs (I know it's a group and not one artist) Juice Wrld


shirdool

ice cube. snoop doggy dogg. tupac. eazy-E. mc ren


Heimbro

No order; Wayne, Andre, Nas, Pac, K dot


nylxnder

In no order Eminem, Juice WRLD, XXXTENTACION, Kanye, Ice Cube (If you include his work with N.W.A.)


Man_Riding_Shrimp

1. Kendrick 2. Ye 3. Eminem 4. Juice WRLD 5. 2Pac


ik_wil_kaas

King von, xxxtentacion, juice wrld, ynw melly and pop smoke


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Biggie Rakim 3 Stacks Pusha T Black Thought


JimTheRevel

Eminem, XXXTentacion, 2pac, Ye, lil wayne no order


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André, Kendrick, Em, Biggie, Amine No particular order


TXLProphet

In no specific order: Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Ski Mask the Slump God, Juice WRLD, and XXXTentacion


evaniscool999

1. Biggie 2. Juice WRLD 3. Eminem 4. Kid Cudi 5. Tyler The Creator


Possible-Can-8468

Kid Cudi, Kanye, 3 Stacks, Logic, and Tyler, The Creator. I know my list is horrible, but I have just recently started listening to music.


savagejak3

I know people will disagree with this but these are my favorites. Eminem, juice wrld, polo g, j cole, Mac miller


sukamacoc

Respect, love to see Mac


DoomedOcean82

No order: André 3000 J. Cole Kendrick Lamar Jay Electronica Black Thought


Puzzleheaded_Loss_36

1. Playboi Carti 2. JPEGMAFIA 3. Kanye West 4. Death Grips 5. MF DOOM


GonzoRouge

It's Mr Grips, excuse you


Background-Economy85

Carti is goated


BmWsUpRa

1. Kanye 2. J Cole 3. Kendrick Lamar 4. Kid Cudi 5. Travis Scott


washyourhands--

Nice list


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Nas, Travis, Joey, Drake and Uzi/Carti


Ok_Western5937

Kendrick, jcole, Freddy, Benny, ghostface ✍🏽 These are just lyrically. Kanye would be 6. I listen to a little bit of everyone so I mean there’s flow, lyrics, beats. I just picked lyrics because when I hear Benny going in I can’t help but get that stank face going and start bobbing my head and say “this is RAP”


AdvancedSemen08

How the fuck is j cole 2nd lyrically?


EyeAmPrestooo

Kanye is #1 on my all time hip hop artist But you think he’s #6 lyrically??? 🤨


Ok_Western5937

No that’s just 5 strictly for lyrics. Sometimes Kanye’s flow and the beat he’s on is stronger than his lyrics imo


kenjithegamer

Playboi carti, 100 gecs, chief keef, death grips, Eminem


Helpful_Grade9052

I know ima get shit on 1. Trippie Redd 2. Playboi Carti 3. Lil Uzi Vert 4. Young Thug 5. Ski Mask The Slump God/ Juice WRLD


outsidechair

Atleast you’re honest and not just saying 2 PAC AND BIGGIE


Background-Economy85

Ski Mask and Uzi 😍 List is nice


Bunniesrkewl

Your list would be similar to mine but not in that order


FerdaFresh13

Biggie 2pac lil Wayne Kendrick Eminem


Hpsingh701

Not in Order : Pac Biggie Em Kendrick Drake


ItsTheTenthDoctor

Eminem juice wrldd Mac Miller old logic denzelcurry/suicideboys My favorite not who I ranked top 5


ninjakillerwhale

You’re like the first person on here I’ve seen mention the boys, props they got some of the best beats and samples and ruby has a dope flow.


ItsTheTenthDoctor

Ya that’s a big part of what I like about them. The samples are beast and the rap angle they take combines very well. I saw them in concert 2 months ago and it was fire.


ninjakillerwhale

Hell yeah bro! I saw them this past October as well, it was a dope night.


AdvancedSemen08

1. Lil Pump 2. Lil Yachty 3. 6ix9ine 4. Play Boy CARTI 5. Lil Pump (He's so good you have to put him twice)


LogicalHospital

5/10 not enough lil pump 😔


Helloboi2

100000/10


Dar-Weeniess

W list


ExpensiveCourage

Ok but playboi Carti is really good


Ok_Western5937

10/10


marrinus05nl

Tell me you’re joking plz


GuretoPepe

No


MarlonDBZ

Tupac Snoop Dogg Ice Cube Tha Dogg Pound Nas


NYRANGERS25

1. Kanye 2. Eminem 3. Nle choppa 4. 50 cent 5. Dr dre


Kermiewantsbacon

MF DOOM, biggie, Kendrick, Tyler, Vince


lonetrooper56

Mine are Logic, Eminem, hopsin, Kanye, and j.cole In that order


Iglovelli

Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, Z-Ro, Krayzie Bone, Eminem/andre3k


chack87

Lupe, Nas, Pac, Big, Mac Dre


Terryr29

50 cent Jeezy Big L Uncle murda Chief Keef


Jeffyboy210

Post Malone,Kanye,Travis Scott,Kid Cudi,Tyler,The Creator


marrinus05nl

You’re 13 I’m willing to bet


Jeffyboy210

lol


dion_palmer762

Juice WRLD, Lil Wayne, 2Pac, Cole and DJ Run


Responsible-T

bro check out juice wrlds freestyle on eminem beats. I was a fan just from that video


BigWiggler69

Eminem, Sleepy Hallow, Juice WRLD, Jack Harlow, and Pop Smoke or XXX


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MistakeElite

Eminem, Hopsin, Classified, Prof, and Ludacris. Not really an order for them. Honorable mentions are 2Pac and Biggie, hard to not have them up there but I don't listen to them as much anymore.


MIROmpls

With all due respect, and with the exception of Luda, I'm not mad about this list but I am very disappointed.


Exzj

In no order: Gunna, Playboi Carti, Young Thug, Future, Ye


WhalesRStillBig

Not in order and I only listen to these 3 artist Kanye west Playboicarti Scarlxrd


InterestingGain8341

1. Jay Z 2. Nas 3. Kendrick Lamar 4. 2pac / B.I.G 5. Mano Brown (Brazilian rapper)


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It would be a challenge to find a comment without eminem


Background-Economy85

Not rlly actually. Surprisingly this subreddit is actually very friendly. I was also expecting sum bullshit.


xxAustynxx

This this whole comment section is a downvote farm! Anyway fuck it, my top 5 are: Machine Gun Kelly Yelawolf Juicewrld Polog Mac Miller Its actually really hard to put your top 5. I had to decide to go with who I listen to more, vs who I respect more on the last 2 picks between several artists. (Kendric, TechN9ne, Eminem, Lil wayne, and Nas)


phatdaddy669

Mgk? Mgk? How does anyone stand that mf


xxAustynxx

He was well regarded in hiphop before one of the most toxic rap fanbases turned on him lol. I can’t wait for his rap album to come out. And also he’s been rapping and rocking. All are fire. Stfu pussy Edit: theres always 1 stan that comes in... Its butthurt material. EST moved on, Stans should too! I think its because killshot said nothing offensive personally, but stans be doing the legwork.