Hip-hop music and rap are top-rated music genres at all times. It originated in the Bronx in the 70s and underwent numerous transformations through several talented artists. Rap artists are inspirational to their fans and tell stories of all kinds through their work. 

The world has experienced some of the best rappers, and today’s list talks about some of the most talented and famous rappers of all time. 

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Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur tops all rapper lists as he is considered one of the greatest and most influential rappers ever. He has also been considered one of the greatest artists of the American hip-hop genre. He was ranked 86th on the list of The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. His raps focused on social issues and addressed problems like racism and violence. 


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Eminem’s original name was Marshall Bruce Mathers III, a rapper, music producer, and actor. He was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, and is still considered one of the world’s best rappers. He was 83rd on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. He was also nicknamed the King of Hip Hop. As one of the best-selling rappers of all time, Eminem at one time sold over 300 million records worldwide. 

The Notorious B.I.G.

Also called Biggie Smalls and Biggie, The Notorious B.I.G was born as Christopher George Latore Wallance on 21st May 1972. Kick in the Door, Big Poppa, Juicy, and Warning are some of the top-rated raps by Biggie Smalls. He had two children with singer Faith Evans and is considered one of the classic rappers by listeners. The rapper was shot to death on 9th March 1997 while on a trip to promote His upcoming album, Life After Death. 


Considered one of the top-selling rappers in the world, Jay Z is married to world-famous singer Beyonce. He is also a record producer born in Brooklyn, New York, on 4th December 1969. Some of Jay-Z’s best-selling albums included The Blueprint, Reasonable Doubt, and The Black Album.

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Born on 14th September 1973, Nas’ Illmatic album is considered one of the best albums ever. He also received international acclaim for this album. Son of Jazz musician Olu Dara, Nas’ “It was Written” album topped Billboard 2022 and received internal appreciation. He was also ranked 2nd on The Source’s list of the Top 50 Lyricists of all Time.