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The People's Choice: YOUR Top 10 Greatest MC's of All Time

By May 15, 2006

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In the next couple of weeks, I'll unveil a list of the 50 truly greatest people to ever breathe on a microphone. (If the NBA playoff series doesn't distract me well enough, that is). But, before that, I want you to give me your own top 10 greatest MC's in order of greatness. Your picks will be instrumental to the final Top 50. Here's your chance to have a say on the final selections as opposed to shooting off 200 e-mails demanding an explanation on why rapper X didn't make the cut. No pun intended. In fact, both X's will be on the list, but, you get my drift. Anyway, feel free to add on to the "Top 10 MC's" thread in the forum. The poll will end on May 22nd, 2006. So, jump right in!

Comments

October 23, 2006 at 9:47 pm
(1) J.D. says:

This is my list of the greatest rappers of all time. I will put down their name and the reason why they deserve thi spot. I know you might not agree with me or you might agree with me. It’s my opinion deal with it.

10)Jay-Z- The reason he is on this list, is his influance on other rappers and being a good Lyricist. The reason why he is so low is because he bites other rappers. Even before I heard Swagger Jacker I knew he was jacking too many lines.
9)Big L- The most underrated rapper in history, more than likely because of his death at age 24. But Big L’s punchlines are crazy he is the best rapper at punchlines. I see alot of him in Cassidy and Papoose.
8)Big Pun- This fool’s flow is scary, the way he would put about 8 rhymes in one bar is good. He could rap fast for his size as well.
7)KRS One- Teach on teacher, he’ll slay MC’s from left to right with his lyrics. KRS One killed Nelly years after he’s been out and the man made “The Bridge Is Over”. And people in Oueenbridge still were bumping it.
6)Chuck D- I think all black people would put him in their list of greatest rappers. We needed a rapper like this to wake some people up, he had a good voice too. Chuck D made Flava Flay by the way.
5)Rakim- Like my brother said he even looks like he be a legend. His flow has been copied so many times. Even though he came out years ago, Rakim was serious and aint no Joke. Come on it’s Rakim.
4)Eminem- Yeah he’s white but his lyrics sound like a black man wrote them. I’m just playing Eminem’s style is so unique and different. It’s messed up cuz if Eminem was black he be higher on alot of list.
3)Nas- One Mic, in the booth made illmatic a classic. Nas is still as good as he started, not album wise. Lyric wise he still basically has it. Not very mainstream but still can be notice in both worlds.
2)The Notorious B.I.G.- He’s on everybody list, alot of rappers bite his rhymes, he is the best at flow the way he stretched his words to fall with the beat has never been done. He would be number one on my list but over all this next rapper is better.
1)2pac- You know what time it is. You know who was going to be number one. He has the best voice, song choice, delivery, if he was a lyricist like the others he be even more dangerous.

That’s my list I know I had alot to say. Common, Mos Def, and Kanye West were close. And NWA & RUN DMC are groupes. Suge HillGang, GrandMaster Flash are good but not like these rappers.

January 31, 2011 at 9:38 am
(2) greg says:

2pac maybe a rapper but NEVER a mc. I think some of you guys dont know real hip hop.
Having him a head of the likes of KRS 1, Chuck D, Eminem, Nas, Jay Z, Rakim, Biggie, Slick Rick, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Kanye West and even Lupe Fiasco is a joke.
2pac is a great entertainer and can write good rhymes but thats it.

June 16, 2011 at 6:29 am
(3) GREGD says:

u are an idiot if u think lupe and kanye are better than pac.and the insinuation that pac is not emcee speaks levels about ur level of intelligence(pea nut brained)JUST GO AND DROWN URSELF LOSERRRRRRRR

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October 25, 2006 at 4:59 pm
(5) J.D. says:

Chino Xl, Canibus, Snoop Dogg, and LL Cool J were close too. And I’m going to rewrite my list.
10)Jay-Z
9)KRS-One
8)Big Pun
7)Big L
6)Chuck D
5)Rakim
4)Eminem
3)Nas
2)The Notorious B.I.G.(Very close to #1)
1)2pac

peace

September 24, 2011 at 4:13 am
(6) K-Dub says:

Legit list man 5 stars

December 9, 2006 at 11:51 pm
(7) yazne says:

10.Snoop
9.Krs-One
8.Jay-z
7.Big Pun
6.Nas
5.Kool Mo Dee
4.Rakim
3.Big
2.Tupac
1.Eminem

December 13, 2006 at 12:01 am
(8) ed says:

10.Snoop dogg
9.Kanye west
8.Nas
7.KRS-One
6.Biggie
5.Rakim
4.Chuck D
3.Eminem
2.Dr. Dre
1.2pac

December 13, 2006 at 12:07 am
(9) edward says:

10.Snoop Dogg
9.Kanye West
8.Nas
7.Jay z
6.Krs- one
5.Eminem
4.Biggie
3.Chuck D
2.Dr.Dre
1.2pac

December 13, 2006 at 10:09 am
(10) O.C. says:

10.Ja Rule
9.Joe Budden
8.Rakim
7.Big L
6.Snoop Dogg
5.Notorious B.I.G.
4.Jay-z
3.Eminem
2.Nas
1.Tupac

December 15, 2006 at 9:46 pm
(11) nae nae says:

im doing this list based on pure lyrical ability and nothing else

10.jay-z
9.nas
8.joe budden
7.eminem
6.rakim
5.papoose
4.big l
3.B.I.G.
2.canibus
1.CHINO XL- dude has neva got no respect but aint no doubt in my mind when it comes to pure lyrical ability -delivery punchlines metaphors similes and just wordplay in general there is no one better

December 19, 2006 at 7:33 pm
(12) DominiRicanHeavyweight says:

1)KRS-ONE
2)Rakim
3)Big Daddy Kane
4)Biggie
5)Jeru The Damaja
6)Ice Cube
7)Kool G Rap
8)Ice-T
9)Big Pun
10)Nas

Others worthy of this list:

Snoop
GrandMaster Melle Mel
Kool Moe Dee
Spoonie G
Sha Rock
Wu-Tang
Just-Ice
RUN-DMC
Eminem
Uncle L (LL Cool J)
Tupac
Ras Kass
Master Ace
3rd Bass
Tribe Called QUest
Busta Rhymes
Big-L
Cannibus
Queen Latifah
MC Lyte
Bahamadia
CL Smooth
Red Man
Heavy-D
Chub Rock
MC Eght

December 20, 2006 at 6:22 pm
(13) jonS says:

what about underground?
royce da 59? canibus? killa kaunn is alright

Rakim is still #1, with the whole internal rhyming thing he made. he changed the game

December 22, 2006 at 7:31 pm
(14) G-UNot says:

10 thru 1 = All 50 cent and G-Unit…

December 25, 2006 at 7:54 pm
(15) Skateboard B says:

10. ICE CUBE
9. TALIB KWELI
8. CHUCK D
7. BIG DADDY KANE
6. EMINEM
5. RAKIM
4. NAS
3. JAY
2. PAC
1. BIG

December 25, 2006 at 7:55 pm
(16) Skateboard B says:

CHEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 25, 2006 at 8:00 pm
(17) blake says:

10.YOUNG JEEZY
9. YOUNG DRO
8. YOUNG JOC
7. UGK
6. SLIM THUG
5. PAUL WALL
4. MIKE JONES
3. CHAMILLIONAIRE
2. RICK ROSS
1. LIL WEEZY

May 25, 2011 at 9:02 pm
(18) Jack says:

You don’t deserve to be commenting on this web site. Jeezy is an average rapper at best, young dro and joc are jokes, ugk is good, slim thug is horrible, paul wall is worse, mike jones is the worst out of all these guys, chamillionaire is good, rick ross is average and lil wayne is one of the worst rappers of this generation.

December 26, 2006 at 3:35 pm
(19) KO says:

some of ya’ll are sick.

10. Rakim
9. LL Cool J
8 Ludacris
7. Lil’ Wayne
6. Common
5. Nas
4. Eminem
3. Jay-Z
2. Biggie
1. Tu-Pac

December 29, 2006 at 3:22 pm
(20) DonVinzone says:

10: Ice Cube
9: Run DMC
8: LL Cool J
7: Jay Z
6: Nas
5: Snoop Dogg
4: B.I.G
3: Dr. Dre
2: Eminem
1: Tupac

January 3, 2007 at 1:44 pm
(21) jay says:

look man i dont really got a list but ya’ll all know cassidy is prolly one of the best god bless him. i mean he just got into that accident in october so we’re hopin for a full recovery so we can get back on tha grind ya dig?

January 4, 2007 at 4:37 pm
(22) TIMMY says:

cassidy 2pac biggie big pun the game big L THe outlaws

April 24, 2011 at 1:24 am
(23) Esteban blondet says:

wow dude i findely found someone who recognice big pun and big l like come on people always talk about biggie pac but come on any true hip pop fan will now dat big pun is one of the greatest dat touch the mic…..
big pun
biggie
tupac
big l
kool g rap
jay z

January 6, 2007 at 4:02 pm
(24) December4554 says:

10. busta rhymes
9. kool g rap
8. ice cube
7. Big daddy kane
6. Dr.dre
5. Jay-z
4. Wu-tang
3. Biggie
2. Nas
1. Tupac
i love eminem i have all of his cd’s. he’s one of the best but not top 10.

January 8, 2007 at 9:20 am
(25) Niko says:

10: Immortal Technique (Very underrated rapper, dont agree on his politics, but you deffo cant take away his crazy skillz)
9: Ice Cube
8: Talib Kweli
7: Wu-Tang
6: Dre
5: KRS-One
4: Biggie
3: Rakim
2: 2Pac
1: Nas

January 8, 2007 at 9:57 pm
(26) ej madden says:

1.Big L
2.Rakim
3.Biggie
4.Tupac
5.Nas
6.Krs-1
7.Dr Dre
8.Eminem
9.Big Daddy Kane
10.Jay-Z/Kool G Rap…want to give it to both

January 12, 2007 at 3:44 pm
(27) deaz beatz says:

1. 2pac
2. dr. dre
3. eminem
4. nas
5. jay-z
6. ludacis
7. biggie
8. fabolous
9. eazy-e
10. wu tang

also snoop, ice cube, ll cool j….

January 13, 2007 at 2:06 pm
(28) K says:

PLease Tell Me What Else I Am Missing:

Top 10 Rappers
1. 2pac
2. Notorious B.I.G.
3. Big L
4. Big Punisher
5. Nas
6. Eminem
7. Snoop Dogg
8. Ice Cube
9. Jay-Z
10. Rakim* Because I Only Heard some of his songs and they were good but i just ordered 3 albums from amazon Paid In Full, The 18th Letter, & The Master. Some People told me after hearing these Rakim should be higher up on my list.

Top 5 Favorite Rap Groups
1. Wu-Tang-Clan
2. Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony
3. N.W.A.
4. Run DMC
5. Public Enemy

Top 5 New (Upcoming) Rap Artist Today
1. Papoose
2. The Game
3. Lupe Fiasco
4. Hussein Fatal
5. *** Can’t Decide between a list of rappers Some People give me names.

The purpose of this is that I want people to tell me any flaws in this list. Please do not include personal biased but only lyricism, flow, sales (no underground stuff, because its almost immposible to find songs and keep up with the information), overall influence on the Rap Game, and sound/beats/voice. Please tell me who I am missing or should listen to.

January 15, 2007 at 5:42 pm
(29) ItzMurda says:

1.2Pac(excuse me rather Makaveli)
2.Eminem/Notorious P.I.G(cant deside wich one)
3.GANG STARR(one of the best yet)
4.Hova(Dont like hov’ but i can hear hes rhymes clear, thats a good thing)
5.Snoop D-O-Double-G(pimp-pimp Horey!)
6.Ice Cube
7.Nas
8.Big L
9.Rakim
10.Eazy-E(i know he dont deserve sittin here, but I dont hear hes s*** that much)

January 19, 2007 at 9:11 am
(30) Bronx,Ny says:

10.Papoose(Lyrical beast)
9.Common(Deep)
8.Notorious B.I.G.(Flow)
7.Snoop Dogg(Doggystyle sayz it all)
6.Big L(Punchez)
5.Rakim(Complexity)
4.Jay-Z(Classic)
3.NaS(Storyteller)
2.EminEm(Controversial)
1.Tupac(Imagery)

January 20, 2007 at 12:20 pm
(31) Riamo says:

10PHAROAHE MONCH (Pharoahe)
9 MOS DEF (Mighty Mos)
8 GURU (Baldhead Slick)
7 LL COOL J (GOAT)
6 RZA (Bobby Digital)
5 BIG PUN (Punisher)
4 BIG (Notorious)
3 RAKIM (Allah)
2 2PAC (Pac)
1 KRS1 (The Blastmaster)

January 21, 2007 at 12:24 am
(32) GODIS says:

10 LL Cool J
9. Big Boi
8. Andre 3000
7. Rakim
6. Jay-Z
5. The Notorious B.I.G.
4. KRS-ONE
3. DMX
2. Tupac
1 Nas

January 23, 2007 at 3:55 pm
(33) Genius says:

1. Big L
2. Papoose
3. Big Pun
4. Eminem
5. AZ
6. Kool G Rap
7. Masta Ace
8. DMX
9. Killa Cam
10. Nas

January 25, 2007 at 6:13 pm
(34) AO says:

Top 10 greatest MC of all-time

1.2Pac(No one is better; no and’s if’s or but’s about it and this is coming from a person who’s favorite MC is Nas)
2.Nas
3.Rakim
4.Jay-Z
5.The Notorious B.I.G(Top 5 but can’t get Top 3 do to longevity)
6.KRS-One
7.Kool-G-Rap
8.L.L Cool J
9.Eminem
10.Tie Ghost-Face-Killa/Snoop Doggy Dogg

January 27, 2007 at 3:52 am
(35) ROK BOX says:

1. run dmc
2. kool g rap
3. nas
4. krs one
5. biggie smalls
6. hova
7. 50 cent
8. redman
9. odb
10. big l

January 27, 2007 at 3:53 am
(36) rok BOX says:

thas me et up there and chris max wit that list . one

February 1, 2007 at 4:38 am
(37) Justin says:

1. Tupac
2. Eminem
3. Notorious B.I.G.
4. Nas
5. Big L
6. Immortal Technique
7. Ice Cube
8. Jay Z
9. Big Pun

February 3, 2007 at 11:54 am
(38) lloydy says:

1) 2pac (without a doubt)
2) biggy
3) nas
4) snoop dog
5) the game
6) kanye west
7) dr dre
8) will smith
9) p.diddy
10) ll cool jay

February 4, 2007 at 12:53 am
(39) tony montana says:

1. BIG
2. 2PAC
3. BIG L
4. NAS
5. Rakim
6. Eminem
7. Big Pun
8. Ice Cube
9. Redman
10.Immortal Technique

February 5, 2007 at 1:09 am
(40) DAVE says:

1. Nas
2. Rakim
3. AZ
4. BIG
5. Eminem
6. Ghostface
7. Tupac
8. Snoop
9. Dre
10. COOLIO!!!!

February 5, 2007 at 1:17 am
(41) Dylan says:

1. Dylan
2. Dylan
3. Dylan
4. Dylan
5. Dylan
6. P. Diddy
7. Wyclef
8. Chopper
9. Baps
10. The Black Sheep!!!!!!!

February 8, 2007 at 4:20 pm
(42) DM says:

Will Smith is the worst rapper EVER!!! Sorry I left Rakim off.
10) Scarface
9) Eazy-E
8) DMX
7) Eminem
6) Nas
5) The Game
4) Dr.Dre
3) Ice Cube
2) The Notorious B.I.G
1) Tupac Amaru Shakur (nobody else comes close)

February 9, 2007 at 7:30 am
(43) shaolin munk says:

Im just gunna say Rakim is number 1. No competition. I cant believe how many ppl put MC’s like dre, eazy e or 50cent in a top 10 let alone in front of the god MC Ra.

February 10, 2007 at 8:54 pm
(44) emi says:

1..Biggie Smalls(hes the greatest)
2..nas
3..jay Z
4..Big L
5..2crap sorry 2pac

August 16, 2011 at 7:15 pm
(45) Isaiah says:

Your Dumb. 2Pac is the greatest no matter what.

February 12, 2007 at 1:14 pm
(46) kevin says:

biggie pac jay-z nas rakim krs1 ll cool j scareface ice cube big dady cane andre3000

February 12, 2007 at 1:20 pm
(47) Brian says:

1. Nas
2. Biggie
3. Tupac
4. Eminem
5. Dre
6. Jay Z
7. Talib Kweli
8. Common
9. Wu Tang
10. Mos Def

Others – Rakim, Ice Cube, AZ, Snoop, Jadakiss, Nate Dogg

Upcomers – Lupe Fiasco, The Game, Lil Wayne

February 12, 2007 at 1:44 pm
(48) John says:

1. 2Pac
2. The Notorious B.I.G.
3. Dr. Dre
4. Eminem
5. Jay-Z
6. LL Cool J
7. Nas
8. Diddy
9. Snoop Dogg
10. 50 Cent

Others-The Game, Common, OutKast

Upcomers-Lloyd Banks, Lil Wayne

February 12, 2007 at 1:49 pm
(49) KJ says:

1. Dr. Dre

February 12, 2007 at 1:54 pm
(50) KJ says:

1. Dr. Dre
2. Biggie
3. Tupac
4. Eminem
5. Jay-Z
6. Nas
7. Common
8. Wu Tang Clan
9. Snoop Dogg
10. 50 Cent

upcomers- The Game, Obie Trice, LLoyd Banks

February 17, 2007 at 3:04 pm
(51) RealTalk says:

culdnt choose a top 10 so i just made a list of my greatest mc’s NOT IN ORDER!

TUPAC
EMINEM
NAS
BIG L
FABOLOUS
JAY-Z
CHAMILLIONAIRE
PAPOOSE
THE GAME
YOUNG BUCK
KANYE WEST
BIGGIE
LUDACRIS
ANDRE 3000
BIG BOI AND MANY MORE!!!!!

February 20, 2007 at 1:15 am
(52) viny says:

10.Method Man
9.Snoop Dogg
8.K.R.S. One
7.Tupac
6.Ice cube
5.Jay-Z
4.Nas
3.Eminem
2.Rakim
1.Notorious B.I.G.

February 20, 2007 at 7:50 pm
(53) B James says:

10)Eminem
9)Jay-Z
8)Ice Cube
7)Big Daddy Kane
6)KRS-One
5)GZA/Genius-(Best similes I’ve ever heard check out songs like animal planet, labels, fame anything)
4)Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie Smalls)
3)Tupac Shakur (2Pac, Makaveli)
2)Nas
1)Rakim

February 21, 2007 at 10:49 am
(54) crniZmaj says:

10)Kanye West
9)MethodMan
8)Common
7)Nas
6)Rakim
5)MosDef
4)Eminem
3)2Pac
2)BlackThougt
1)Talib Kweli

February 23, 2007 at 6:36 pm
(55) jt says:

My fav 10
10
10Method and Red
9Mistah FAB
8Papoose
7Saigon
6Tech N9ne/ SLim Thug
5Lil Wayne
4Flip/Slim Thug/TI
3Ray Cash
2Luda
1The Game

February 23, 2007 at 6:37 pm
(56) jt says:

My fav 10-
10Method and Red
9Mistah FAB
8Papoose
7Saigon
6Tech N9ne/ SLim Thug
5Lil Wayne
4Flip/Slim Thug/TI
3Ray Cash
2Luda
1The Game

February 25, 2007 at 6:04 am
(57) Justin says:

1. Tupac
2. Eminem
3. Notorious B.I.G.
4. Nas
5. Big L
6. Jay Z
7. Big Pun
8. Ice Cube
9. Common
10. Immortal Technique

February 25, 2007 at 11:26 pm
(58) Andre says:

10)Biggie
9)Tupac-not really that talented but he has a huge fan base
8)Talib Kwali
7)Dre
6)Q-tip
5)The holr Wu tang clan-they are to sick
4)Mos Def-Just because he has the most potential
3)NAS
2)Jay-Z
1)Rakim-plain and simple OG

February 27, 2007 at 11:59 am
(59) MIHAIL says:

1) 2PAC
2) SNOOP DOGG
3) DR. DRE
4) NOTORIOS B.I.G
5) ICE CUBE
6) EMINEM
7) DMX
8) METHOD MAN
9) 50 CENT
10) XZIBIT

February 28, 2007 at 2:56 pm
(60) JMC says:

1.Rakim
2.KRS-One
3.Kool G. Rap
4.Nas
5.Big Daddy Kane
6.Slick Rick
7.Common
8.Black Thought
9.Redman
10.Ice Cube

February 28, 2007 at 8:18 pm
(61) ManMan says:

this is the real list:

Rappers

5.The Notorious B.I.G.
4.Nas
3.Ice Cube
2.Rakim
1.Tupac

Rap Groups

5.Wu-Tang Clan
4.Run DMC
3.Public Enemy
2.Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
1.NWA

Upcomers

5.Lil Wayne
4.Saigon
3.Lupe Fiasco
2.The Game
1.Papoose

and this one is random. the bay area because im from sacramento=)… jt u put mistah fab in your favs? wow

5.Yukmouth
4.Keak Da Sneak
3.E-40
2.Too $hort
1.Mac Dre

HONORABLE MENTIONS

DMX
Big Daddy Kane
Kool G Rap
Q Tip
Andre 3000
Talib Kweli
Mos Def
Big L
Big Pun
Jay-Z
Eminem
Common
Black Thought
Geto Boys
Immortal Technique
Snoop Doggy Dogg
Chamillionaire
Redman
Kanye West

February 28, 2007 at 10:55 pm
(62) Yazen says:

yall smetimes 4get bout Em Dre Snoop these niggas should b higha on da list!!!

March 1, 2007 at 1:52 am
(63) josh says:

based on lyrics

1.biggie
2. nas
3. big L
4. canibus
5. jadakiss
6.jay z
7.eminem
8. krs one
9 gza
10 2pac

March 1, 2007 at 10:45 am
(64) Godsoon says:

1- 2Pac;
2- Notorious BIG;
3- Nas;
4- Jay-Z;
5- Big L;
6- Big Punisher;
7- Rakim;
8- KRS One;
9- Scarface;
10- LL Cool J;

Others: Eminem;Kool G; Snoop Doog;Guru;Melle; Immortal Technique;Common;Ice Cube; etc

March 6, 2007 at 5:23 am
(65) chofdomo says:

1 2pac
2 jay-z
3 busta rhymes
4 eminem
5 notorious BIG
6 nas
7 kanye west
8 snoop dogg
9 ice cube
10 t.i.

March 6, 2007 at 10:25 pm
(66) Kevin says:

LMFAO look at Blakes list!!!! MIKE JONES

March 10, 2007 at 4:52 pm
(67) ricky says:

this is the dead set real list
5:dmx:lots of talent but not many good songs.
4:50 cent;50 has rose alot and the last few years with his good perfomances off and on the stager
3:eminem:1 of few succesful white rappers and has cum a very long way on his own
2:snoop dogg:has a huge fan base and is also very talented
1:tupac shakkur:this man is a legend and you just can’t argue asgainst his talent!

that concludes amd top 5!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dont do drugs:>)

March 12, 2007 at 3:25 pm
(68) aftermath says:

1. NAS
2. Prodigy of mobb deep before he signed wit g-unit
3. eminem
4. Biggie
5. jay-z

how can ppl say jay-z is better than nas? i mean sure hes good but hes not as good as nas. NOWHERE as good as nas

March 15, 2007 at 4:47 pm
(69) F.gate..E.7..East london says:

1. Pac
2. Eminem
3. Jay-Z
4. B.I.G
5. Bizzy Bone
6. NAs
7. Busta
8. Snoop
9. Kano [Learn About It]
10. Sway [Learn About It]

March 15, 2007 at 4:49 pm
(70) F.gate..E.7..East london says:

1. Pac
2. Eminem
3. Jay-Z
4. B.I.G
5. Bizzy Bone
6. NAs

I tell you ppl, its all about Pac! him and eminem are/were the best rappers.

Erika Badu – back in the day (puff)….
7. Busta
8. Snoop
9. Kano [Learn About It]
10. Sway [Learn About It]

March 20, 2007 at 1:07 pm
(71) XXAZXX says:

10- IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE- MOS UNDERRATTED RAPPER.
9-BUSTA RHYMES- BRING THE POWER TO LYRICS.
8-LL COOL J- BEEN IN THE GAME FOR EVER.AND IS CONSISTANT.
7-JADA KISS- MUHHH BEST PUNCH LINE RAPPER ALIVE.(REMEMBER 50…LOL)
6-BIG PUNISHER- JUS A LEGEND THAT AS REAL AS IT GETS.HIS MUSIC REFLICTS HIS REALNESS.
5.JAY-Z-(BEFORE SHAWN CARTER)- IM MEAN B4 99 PROBLEMS HE WAS THE TRUTH….THEN IDK WHAT HAPPEN.
4.NAS- JUS TOO MANY BANGERS TO EVEN ARGURE. VERY UNIQUE AND REAL.
3.BIG/EMINEM- BOTH THESES GUYS DROPPED HEAT ON EVERY RECORED. ONLY A HAND FULL OF WEAK VERSUS BETWEEN THE BOTH OF THEM.
2. NOBODY CAUSE PAC WAS ANOTHER LEVEL AHEAD.
1.COME’ON MAN….THE G.O.A.T… HE HAD THE GIFT.. THE POWER, PUNCH LINES,THE SMARTS, THE DILIVERY, JUST RAW TALENT HARNESTED. HE AINT DESERVE TO GO OUT LIKE THAT.

March 20, 2007 at 1:09 pm
(72) XXAZXX says:

10- IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE- MOS UNDERRATTED RAPPER.
9-BUSTA RHYMES- BRING THE POWER TO LYRICS.
8-LL COOL J- BEEN IN THE GAME FOR EVER.AND IS CONSISTANT.
7-JADA KISS- MUHHH BEST PUNCH LINE RAPPER ALIVE.(REMEMBER 50…LOL)
6-BIG PUNISHER- JUS A LEGEND THAT AS REAL AS IT GETS.HIS MUSIC REFLICTS HIS REALNESS.
5.JAY-Z-(BEFORE SHAWN CARTER)- IM MEAN B4 99 PROBLEMS HE WAS THE TRUTH….THEN IDK WHAT HAPPEN.
4.NAS- JUS TOO MANY BANGERS TO EVEN ARGURE. VERY UNIQUE AND JUS SICK ON THE MIC.
3.BIG/EMINEM- BOTH THESES GUYS DROPPED HEAT ON EVERY RECORED. ONLY A HAND FULL OF WEAK VERSUS BETWEEN THE BOTH OF THEM.
2. NOBODY CAUSE PAC WAS ANOTHER LEVEL AHEAD.
1.COME’ON MAN….THE G.O.A.T… HE HAD THE GIFT.. THE POWER, PUNCH LINES,THE SMARTS, THE DILIVERY, JUST RAW TALENT HARNESTED. HE AINT DESERVE TO GO OUT LIKE THAT.

March 25, 2007 at 10:22 pm
(73) mike says:

10)gza
9)big l
8)method man
7)biggie
6)andre
5)nas
4)jayz
3)inspektah deck
2)eminem
1)redman

March 28, 2007 at 9:39 pm
(74) Stefano says:

1. Biggie smalls (definately)
2. Nas (my personal favorite by far)
3. Tupac
4. Jigga
5. Eminem
The five best period

March 28, 2007 at 9:44 pm
(75) 242 or nuttin niggas says:

Nas is the realest f*ckin nigga in the game best story and sytles greater listen to these songs.
One mic
made you look
i gave you power
nas is like
just a moment
hate me now

March 30, 2007 at 8:51 pm
(76) isiah says:

1 bigey
2 2pac
3 canibus
4 nas
5 jay-z
6 slim
7 big l
8 big pun
9 ghostface
10 common

April 1, 2007 at 2:19 pm
(77) matthew says:

NO BODY SAID PAPOOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UM THE OWNER OF THIS WEBSITE OR THIS FORUM OR WHATEVER THIS IS. DO YOUR RESEARCH ON THIS MAN BECAUSE HE’S THE TRUTH!

April 2, 2007 at 9:28 pm
(78) stop n listen says:

10.Jay Z 9.Krs 1(he Is A Master When It Comes 2 Lyrics) 8.Yukmouth 7.Rakim(his Rhymes Are Outdated But Hes A Pioneer) 6.Cannibus 5.Ice Cube(he Is So Good When It Comes 2 Lyrics Listen 2 Amerikkkas Most Wanted) 4.Dead Prez(they Dont Care About Radio Play Its All About Lyrics) 3.Nas(with A Debut Like Illmattic Almost No one Can Touch Him) 2.Biggie(the Way His Lyrics Sucked U In U Would Think U Were Slingin Yayo) 1.2pac(one Word…Emotion)

April 8, 2007 at 9:24 am
(79) quisqueyas finest says:

10)Jay-Z
9)Raekwon
8)Fabolous
7)Bone Thugz n Harmony
6)AZ (prolly tha most underrated mc eva)
5)Eminem
4)Biggie
3)Rakim
2)Nas
1)Tupac

April 12, 2007 at 5:44 am
(80) PARRA South Africa says:

1. Pac, was, is and will always be the illest.
2. Nas, just like pac he’s a poet, lyricist, storyteller, who touches on religion, gangsterism, social development, and poverty. Articulative like Pac.
3. Biggie, for bragging
4. Jigga, for bragging
5. KRS one, tight rhymer
6. Busta, tight
7. DMX, storyteller
8. Snoop
9. Dre
10. Mos Def

April 14, 2007 at 6:53 pm
(81) memo says:

10.Jay-z
9.Nas
8.Mc Ren
7.Big Pun
6.Eazy-E
5.The Game
4.Dr. Dre
3.Proof
2.Tupac
1.Eminem

April 14, 2007 at 7:06 pm
(82) rns says:

10- Busta Rhymes
9- Big Pun
8- Eazy-E
7- Ice-T
6- Kurtis Blow
5- Snoop Dogg
4- Ice Cube
3- Run DMC
2- The Notorious B.I.G
1- 2Pac

April 17, 2007 at 6:00 am
(83) Joe says:

10)Chuck D
9)Jay-Z
8)Talib Kweli & Mos Def
7)Ice Cube
6)Common
5)Eminem
4)Nas
3)KRS-One
2)Rakim
1)2Pac

April 18, 2007 at 11:24 am
(84) mpg says:

1) Nas=> genius
2) Mos Def=> black on both sides, blackstar
3)Tupac
4)Common
5) KRS-One
6)Talib Kweli
7) Notorious BIG
8) Rakim
9) Lupe Fiasco
10) Erick Sermon

Close : Jay-Z, Eminem, Consequence, The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air(Will Smith), Chuck D, Kanye West, Rhymefest

April 26, 2007 at 5:47 pm
(85) jeff robertshaw says:

1: 2pac….no questions asked
2: BIG….close 2nd
3: Jay-Z
4: Lil Wayne
5: Snoop Dogg
6: NAS
7: Eazy-E……yall crazy if u dont gotem
8: Eminem
9: Dr. Dre
10: Young Jeezy……he and weezy are the illest now

April 28, 2007 at 9:14 pm
(86) Xtreminal says:

My Top 10:
1.2Pac/Tupac(USA)
2.Snoop Dogg(USA)
3.Ludacris(USA)
4.Twista(USA)
5.Eminem(USA)
6.Krayzie Bone(USA)
7.Big L(USA)
8.Serega(Russia)
9.50 Cent(USA)
10.Subliminal(Israel)

May 2, 2007 at 10:50 am
(87) $JaySlim$ says:

I’mma make a list of current rappers cause i aint old enough to know about all these legends….

(5) Juelz Santana
(4) The Game
(3) Rick Ross
(2) Lil Wayne(where has this guy been on yall list?)
(1) Young Jeezy(because he’s my favorite rapper)

May 2, 2007 at 10:51 am
(88) $JaySlim$ says:

I’mma make a list of current rappers cause i aint old enough to know about all these legends….

(5) Juelz Santana
(4) The Game
(3) Rick Ross
(2) Lil Wayne(where has this guy been on yall list?)
(1) Young Jeezy(because he’s my favorite rapper)

May 6, 2007 at 10:54 am
(89) ogr3x says:

p

May 14, 2007 at 12:46 pm
(90) Shiban says:

aight here’s what you call the real top 10 mc’s

1)2Pac
2)Rakim
3)Nas
4)KRS-One
5)Big Daddy Kane
6)Chuck D
7)Notorious B.I.G.
8)Scarface
9)Common
10)Jay-Z
you can’t tell me none of em dont belong

May 16, 2007 at 4:32 pm
(91) David A says:

dont forget about eazy-e

May 16, 2007 at 4:33 pm
(92) David A says:

dont forget about eazy-e

June 2, 2007 at 4:58 am
(93) wallstreet says:

1. Nas (name a rapper he didn’t influence)
2. Notorious Big
3. Jay Z
4. Krs one
5. Ice Cube
6. Tupac
7. Redman
8. Rakim
9. Black thought
10. Lil weezy

June 3, 2007 at 7:28 pm
(94) TJay says:

1.) 2pac
2.) Eminem
3.) Biggie
4.) Nas
5.) Big L
6.) Rakim
7.) Papoose
8.) KRS-One
9.) Jay-Z
10.) Big Pun

June 4, 2007 at 4:50 pm
(95) T-murda says:

10. Biggie
9. Tupac
8. Snoop
7. Dre
6. Cee-lo
5. Hova
4. Eminem
3. Andre 3000
2. Black Thought
1. Lil wayne

June 16, 2007 at 12:23 pm
(96) Spinx says:

hahahahahahahahaha!

Not sure about this, but mainly just wanted to laugh at anyone who put Dr Dre in their list! The guy had Ice Cube, D.O.C., Daz, MF Grimm and others write all his rhymes! And he still didn’t come up with a good delivery for them!

Anyway:

1. GZA
2. Poetic (aka Grym Reaper)
3. Biggie
4. Slick Rick
5. Rakim
6. Big L
7. KRS-One
8. Big Daddy Kane
9. Shabazz the Disciple
10. Mr. Lif

June 17, 2007 at 10:53 am
(97) Blaze says:

1.2pac(Tha Realest)
2.Eminem(One of the illest)
3.Biggie
4.Nas
5.Jay-z
6.Method Man(Nice flow)
7.Big Proof(underrated)
8.Raekwon
9.Krayzie Bone
1O.ODB(straight raw)

June 25, 2007 at 2:21 pm
(98) catty says:

1.Eminem
2.Dr.Dre
3.2Pac
4.Notorious B.I.G.
5.Eazy-E
6.Snoop Dogg
7.Obie Trice
8.Stat Quo
9.Redman
10.Hood Surgeon

June 30, 2007 at 5:36 pm
(99) werdna says:

10.Method Man
9.Will Smith
8.Dead Prez
7.Hussein Fatal
6.Common
5.Big L
4.Jay-z
3.The Game
2.Nas
1.Tupac

July 2, 2007 at 1:29 pm
(100) Patrick says:

1.Tupac
2.Big L
3.Rakim
4.Jay-Z
5.Nas
6.Eminem
7.Slick Rick
8.Notorius B.I.G
9..Krs-one
10.Guru

July 6, 2007 at 10:52 am
(101) Ty says:

10.Slick Rick
9.Big Daddy Kane
8.LL Cool J
7.KRS-One
6.Rakim
5.Eminem
4.Nas
3.2Pac
2.The Notorious B.I.G.
1.Jay-Z

July 10, 2007 at 4:58 am
(102) real vocal mc's says:

WOW get cha mind right 4 real deez r da best no dout so suck it e z
DA BEST AND DA TRUTH $4$ EVA
10.Common real nigga qoutes
9.KRS 1 hip hop lives
8.Eminem wite rappa
7.Tech N9ne suck it e z
6.The Game da game
5.Jay Z hova
4.Nas god’s son
3.Biggie da beast
2.Big Pun crazy!! lyrically freestylin profilin 100% puertoriqueno puta
1.Tupac 4 ever no1 else

July 15, 2007 at 9:05 pm
(103) Andy says:

Top 10 of all-time

1. Chuck D
2. Ice Cube
3. Eminem
4. Jay Z
5. 2 Pac
6. Biggie
6. Treach
7. Proof
8.The Game
9. Run
10. MCA

July 24, 2007 at 9:26 am
(104) steve says:

1. Tupac – had it all
2. 50 – crazy hooks
3. eminem – greatest white rapper of all time
4.biggie
5.jadakiss
6.ice cube
7.snoop dogg
8.ludacris
9.jay-z
10.ja rule

July 27, 2007 at 1:19 pm
(105) Hector says:

Ive been look at alot these top 10 and there just funny here is mind top ten for the must lyrical of all time I cant really put them in order:

Big pun
Big L
Tupac
Biggie
eminem
Rakim
Nas
Jay z
Cannibus

For the guys right now I want to say:
Papoose
Luda
Style P
Jada
Saigon
Terminology
Hell Rell
Cassidy
lupe fiasco
j hood

July 29, 2007 at 4:31 pm
(106) omar says:

2pac for me is #1 he was miles away from every1 else hu cud touch him

July 31, 2007 at 1:42 pm
(107) Soe says:

Nobody has mentioned the king of the underground TECH N9NE
and for those putting lil wayne on there lists he is not worth a spot on top ten

August 2, 2007 at 11:39 pm
(108) F.H. says:

lil wayes mixtapes like drought 3 are good and soe doesnt know.
kanye should be on here more like 10th or 9th

August 7, 2007 at 11:44 pm
(109) p says:

10.slick rick
9.tech n9ne
8.chamillionaire
7.rakim
6.biggie
5.nas
4.jay z
3.eminem
2.ice cube
1.who else but pac

August 7, 2007 at 11:46 pm
(110) bayboi says:

1. Rakim the God – Most influential MC of all time, wrote the greatest verse of all time
2. KRS-One – The most intelligent MC ever
3. 2pac – Poetic lyrics, Single handedly dominated from the West
4. B.I.G. – Dominated both underground and mainsteam
5. Nas – paints pictures of the streets with words
6. Jay-Z – From an ill MC to the Bill Gates of Hip-Hop/Rap
7. Big Daddy Kane – Swagger, Always Sharp Lyrics and deliveries
8. Eminem – Spits the most complex and clever lyrics
9. Chuck D – Recorded the greatest album of all time
10. LL Cool J – Name says it all

honorable mentions: Big L, talib qwali, common, mos def, ice cube, kool g rap, scarface.

best active mc: nas

August 8, 2007 at 1:57 am
(111) c2DA$MAKEMONEY$ says:

10. BUSTA RHYMES
9. IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE
8. BIG PUN
7.LIL WAYNE
6. CASSIDY
5. LUPE FIASCO
4. PAC
3. HOVA
2.COMMON
1. NAS (EASY)

August 8, 2007 at 1:59 am
(112) c2DA$MAKEMONEY$ says:

SOME OF YALL NEED TO KILL YA SELF

August 22, 2007 at 1:06 pm
(113) spacko says:

1st 2pac
2nd B.I.G
3rd Jay-Z
4th 50 cent
5th Nas
6th Kanye West
7th Dr Dre
8th Snoop
9th Krs one
10th Talib Kwali

August 29, 2007 at 1:44 am
(114) Mike says:

most of u people on here are dumb as hell if u put lil wayne and ludacris n 50 up there, this is the real list

1. Nas – probably the most lyrical MC to ever touch a mic…. Clever and very creative… Name one other rapper who told a story backwards

2. Big – Way ahead of his time, infuenced rappers that u love now… for instance, Jay-Z

3. Jay-Z – a Mc who can get lyrical and Switch it up n b commercial…

4. 2pac – Not very lyrical, but the realest Mc of all time… he spoke from experices and started movements.

5. Rakim – Paved the way for all MC’s and influenced one particular one…. Nas.

6. Eminem – After all the contreversy of this Mc, he still is mayb number 2 or 3 of his era..

7. KRS-ONE – What else can i say knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone..

8.

August 29, 2007 at 5:13 pm
(115) B-Monkey says:

1.GURU from GANGSTARR 2.RAKIM 3.SLIM SHADY 4.KRS ONE 5.NAS

September 4, 2007 at 7:21 pm
(116) humad hashmi says:

10 jay z 9 ludacris 8 dmx 7 snopp dogg 6 ll kool j 5 rakim 4 50 sent 3 eminem 2 biggie 1 pac

September 4, 2007 at 7:21 pm
(117) humad hashmi says:

10 jay z 9 ludacris 8 dmx 7 snopp dogg 6 ll kool j 5 rakim 4 50 sent 3 eminem 2 biggie 1 pac

September 5, 2007 at 1:17 am
(118) THe best rapper ever says:

WEEZY IS #1

September 5, 2007 at 8:00 pm
(119) Jeff says:

1 Notorious B.I.G. (great)
2 Lil Wayne (best alive, lyrical beast, mad swagga)
3 2Pac (real)
4 Jay Z (MJ)
5 Eminem (mad flow)
6 The Game (lyrical homicide)
7 Kanye West (all-around)
8 Nas (poet)
9 Busta Rhymes (rock da mic)
10 Method Man (mad lyricist)

September 18, 2007 at 1:52 pm
(120) Tongee says:

1. Rakim – Put on any of his tracks in a room and those who appreciate hip hop will bounce their heads and go “man this is REAL”… Lyrics of Fury still lives!!! Ask Nas who influence him…

2. Nas – Illmatic is to Hip Hop as the Bible is to Christians… From illmatic to Hip Hop is Dead, no one has been able to keep up to his lyrical potentcy…

3. KRS-ONE – Embodies all of what Hip Hop MCing is all about… Who was better at uplifting people, better a community…

4. Big Daddy Kane – Before the Late Notorious B.I.G and Jigga, BDK had everything from the lines to the style to keep Hip Hop fresh…

5. Notorious B.I.G – Would and Should easily be Top 3 if he was still alive…

6. 2Pac – Although he’s first on a lot of list and I believe that he was a great MC, He probably isn’t the greatest of all time… He is however probably the most influential because of those who tried to mirror his style but no matter who, no one has been up to par with him…

7. Kool G Rap – Wanted: Dead or Alive is still the most hardcore pure collection of lyrics to date…

8. Scarface – Look up Floetry in Hip Hop’s dictionary and he is your definition…

9. Ice Cube – with or Without NWA he took his game to another level whenever others said he was done… A true legend on the mic…

10. Jay-z – Maybe will probably make it higher on the list once he’s for real about retiring but as for now he’s barely makes it on the list… Jigga is still very good to ake it on the list however…

Notables…

Melle Mel, GURU, Eminem, Talib Kweli, Common, Redmen…

Here’s my take on some emcees on other peoples list… No crticism because everyone has their own opinion…

Eminem – Very good and played a huge role in developing what emceeing is today… One of the last true emcees…

Kanye West – Egotistic but the man speaks from his experience and yes he can be commercial but be real, whos not nowadays???? Still had that joint with 3 of the top 5 emcees in Classic…

Tech N9ne – Yes he has potential and anyone who’s into the underground scene heard of him already, Very talented…

Lil Wayne – Understand that he is good but please to make top ten you have to be a realist and realize that Weezy has not made stride for that except to claim what every emcee claims, That is that they are the best… Not bad however for a emcee who was dissed as a kid rapper when he came out…

Sorry for those who put 50, obie Trice or JaRule… I guess you havent gone beyond the radio huh…

September 24, 2007 at 1:36 pm
(121) jay says:

best rappers

1.wayne
2.plies
3.webbie
4.boosie
5.t.i
6.kanye
7.game
8.eminem
9.50
10.curtis patterson
7

October 5, 2007 at 12:06 pm
(122) Mittens2317 says:

10) Inspectah Deck
9) KRS-One
8) Big Daddy Kane
7) Jay-Z
6) Rakim
5) Big Punisher
4) Big L
3) Royce Da 5’9″
2) Eminem
1) Nas

October 8, 2007 at 3:11 pm
(123) humadhashmi says:

10 jayz 9 nas 8 dmx 7 lil wayne 6 kanye west 5 50 cent 4 rakim 3 eminem 2 biggie 1 tupac

October 15, 2007 at 3:31 pm
(124) MM says:

10.METHOD MAN
9.RAKIM
8.KRS-1
7.THE GAME
6.JAY-Z
5.DR.DRE
4.EMINEM
3.TUPAC
2.NAS
1.BIGGIE

October 15, 2007 at 11:27 pm
(125) Lucc says:

Yo What about Az?
doesnt he deserve it?

October 19, 2007 at 12:15 pm
(126) jag says:

1.big pun
2.notorious b.i.g
3.big l
4.2pac
5.nas
6.canibus
7.chino xl
8.dmx
9.method man
10.mobb deep

October 22, 2007 at 3:39 pm
(127) Daddy says:

1. Pac
2. Big L
3. Jay-Z
4. B.I.G
5. LL Cool J
6. Nas
7. Eazy-e
8. Slick rick
9. Rakim
10.Ma$e (old school)

October 22, 2007 at 3:39 pm
(128) SAUCE!!! says:

10)Lil Wayne
9)Slick Rick
8)Eazy-E (Eric Wright)
7)Mase (Before “Welcome Back”)
6)LL Cool J
5)Jay-Z
4)Nas
3)Eminem
2)Notorious B.I.G.
1)2Pac

Honorable Mentions– Cannabis, MC Ren, Ice Cube, Dre Dr., KRS-ONE, Redman

October 23, 2007 at 10:51 am
(129) Real Hip Hop says:

YO LMFAO AT SOME OF THESE CHOICES….

LIL WAYNE IS GARBAGE.

PLIES, YOUNG JEEZY, LIL BOOSIE ETC ARE ALL GARBAGE!!!!!!

LMAOOOOO AT ANY OF THOSE IN A TOP 10 BAHAHAHA

October 25, 2007 at 10:47 am
(130) Joey Dizzle says:

top ten best rappers ever.
10. U-god
9. Masta Killah
8. Method Man
7. Ghost Face
6. RZA
5. Raekwon
4. Inspectah deck
3. GZA
2. Jay-z
1. Nas

Just listen to
Illmatic, Reasoanble doubt,
Liquid Swordz, Only built for cuban Linx, Wu-tang Forever, Uncontrolled Substance.

Flat out Best rappers of all time without a doubt

October 27, 2007 at 2:38 am
(131) K-Dog says:

Ok I am not going to make a list here. It has already been done 123 times. Many of these mc’s are really good and many of them are overated. So now I am going to do something a little different. I am going to name a few groups that haven’t mentioned in the previous 123 entries. Everyone should listen to THE ARSONISTS, BINARY STAR and the HIEROGLYPHICS crew. If you pay attention to all of the elements that make a good mc, most of these rappers have it. They have great lyrics, flow, wordplay within their verses as well as with the other members in the group.
OH and by the way IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE needs more love. I saw him live over the summer and no other mc does it like he does.

Peace

November 4, 2007 at 1:49 pm
(132) NIGGA 4 Life says:

1. Cube
2. Tupac
3. Eazy-E
4. Dre
5. Biggy
6. Snoop
7. Nas
8. Scarface
9. Krazee Bone
10. Jay – Z

November 6, 2007 at 3:04 pm
(133) Itacesa says:

1. The Notorious B.I.G
2. Rakim
3. 2Pac
4. Jay-z
5. Nas
6. KRS-ONE
7. Big Daddy Kane
8. Ice Cube
9. Eminem
10. Scarface

November 6, 2007 at 3:11 pm
(134) Ru9a says:

1. The Notorious B.I.G
2. Rakim
3. 2Pac
4. Jay-z
5. Nas
6. KRS-ONE
7. Big Daddy Kane
8. Ice Cube
9. Eminem
10. Scarface
11. LL Cool J
12. Black Thought
13. Common Sense
14. Big Punisher
15. Ghostface Killah
16. André 3000
17. Snoop Dogg
18. Q-Tip
19. Lauryn Hill
20. Slick Rick
21. Kool G Rap
22. Redman
23. Big L
24. Method Man
25. Talib Kweli

November 7, 2007 at 9:32 pm
(135) Revan says:

#1 Notorious B.I.G.
#2 Tupac
#3 Nas
#4 Talib Kweli
#5 Snoop
#6 Ludacris
#7 Eminem
#8 Jay-z
#9 KRS-ONE
#10Rakim

November 14, 2007 at 8:43 am
(136) YOUNG G says:

1. THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G.
2. ICE CUBE
3. JAY-Z
4. NAS
5. BIG L
6. BIG PUNISHER
7. SNOOP DOGG
8. SCARFACE
9. EMINEM
10. 2PAC

November 29, 2007 at 2:17 pm
(137) Jamile says:

These r ma top 10 rappers of all time

1. Biggie
2. 2pa
3. Rakim
4. Jay-z
5. eminem
6. Big l
7. Chuck D
8. Nas
9. Lil Wayne
10.LL cool J

But the top Mc’s of this day are

1.Lil Wayne
2.T.I.
3.Kanye West
4.Jay-z
5.50 cents
6.Young Jeezy
7.Cassidy
8.Common
9.Jadakiss
10. Talib Kweli
These are my opinions
Im the next Rappa comin up in da Game

MIL SIM$
get at me http://www.myspace.com/milsims

November 29, 2007 at 8:20 pm
(138) SlobKilla says:

LOOK Lil Wayne Might Be A SNOOP But He
Do GO Hard

December 5, 2007 at 3:30 pm
(139) lukee-b says:

10.Mf Doom
9.GURU
8.Masta ace
7.Eminem
6.Notorious BIG
5.Aceyalone
4.Kool Keith
3.A Tribe Called Quest
2.Del Tha Funky Homosapien
1.KRS-ONE

December 5, 2007 at 4:29 pm
(140) Keon Walker says:

1)tupac
2)THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G
3Ludacris
4)T.I.
5)Snoop Dogg
6)Jay-Z
7)Lil Wayne
8)Cassidy
9)Eminem
10)Busta Ryhmes

December 11, 2007 at 7:45 pm
(141) jorman miles says:

1.lil wayne
2.jay z
3.cassidy
4.juelz santana
5.nas
6.t.i.
7.fabulous
8.2 pac
9. young jeezy
10.common

December 19, 2007 at 8:04 am
(142) Chris C. says:

My top 10 going by LYRICS

10.Common
9.Juelz Santana
8.The Game
7.Kanye West
6.Lupe Fiasco
5.Eminem
4.Jay-Z
3.Pac
2.Biggie
1.Lil’ Wayne (Weeziaveli says it ALL!!!)

March 20, 2008 at 10:58 pm
(143) Hawk1983 says:

Its hard to even start… I’ll break it up into old/new school (new being from 1990 and on:

Old School:
6.) MC Ren from NWA
5.) Bushwick Bill from Geto Boys
4.) Ice Cube
3.) Too Short
2.) Eazy E
1.) Rakim

Those are just legends, this is pretty much the list:

10.) Dmx
9.) Eminem
8.) B Real (First 4 Cypress Albums were fire)
7.) B.I.G
6.) Snoop
5.) Daddy Fat Sac and CEE-LO are tied
4.) Lil Wayne
3.) Talib Kweli
2.) 2pac
1.) Andre 3000- This guy does it all… Best part is he’s not out there talkin about “bitches and switches and ho’s and clothe’s and weed”… he’s talkin bout “time travelin, rhyme javelin, somethin mind unravelin”

Groups:
1.) Outkast without a doubt
2.) Bone Thugs
3.) Geto Boys
4.) UGK
5.) Cypress Hill
6.) Wu Tang
7.) NWA
8.) DMC

Jay Z is the most over-rated rapper ever. So is Nas. Every album is the same, never a surprise. Pretty good rappers, but anyone who claims they are “the greatest of all-time) will never be number one

March 23, 2008 at 2:32 pm
(144) James says:

10) Ludacris
9) Immortal Technique
8) DMX
7) Ice Cube
6) Papoose
5) Notorious BIG
4) Eminem
3) Jay-Z
2) Nas
1) 2Pac

5) A Tribe Called Quest
4) Run DMC
3) Public Enemy
2) Bone Thugs N Harmony
1) NWA

March 24, 2008 at 11:00 pm
(145) BEAN DIP!! says:

im sorry but some of you people dont know rap…..

10)afroman
9)kanye
8)DJ flex
7)DJ kahled
6)T-pain
5)snoop dogg
4)naughty by nature
3)cypress hill
2)T.I.
1)2Pac

March 30, 2008 at 8:30 pm
(146) killakam111 says:

1)big L
2)biggie
3)canibus
4)nas
5)pac
6)eminem
7)cassidy
8)GZA
9)papoose
10)jr writer

April 12, 2008 at 7:40 pm
(147) Casper4690 says:

The real list……

10)LL Cool J
9)Eminem
8)Big Daddy Kane
7)Ice Cube
6)KRS-One
5)Rakim
4)Nas
3)Jay-Z
2)The Notorious B.I.G
1)2pac

Greatest Albums

10)It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back- Public Enemy

9)Raising Hell-Run-DMC

8)Straight Outta Compton-N.W.A

7)Death Certificate or Amerikkkas Most Wanted-Ice Cube

6)All Eyez on Me or The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory -2-pac

5)Reasonable Doubt or The Blueprint- Jay-Z

4)Ready to Die or Life After Death- The Notorious B.I.G

3)The Chronic-Dr.Dre

2)Paid in Full- Eric B and Rakim

1)Illmatic-Nas

Greatest Rap Groups

10)UGK
9)Fugees
8)Geto Boys
7)Bone Thugs N Harmony
6)A Tribe Called Quest
5)Outkast
4)Wu Tang Clan
3)Run-DMC
2)Public Enemy
1)N.W.A

This is the Real list!!!No Doubt… Lil wayne, boosie, webbie, mike jones, slimthug and those other corny record studio thus are GARBAGE!!!!

April 14, 2008 at 10:07 pm
(148) DRC says:

1.PAC(aint nobaody gonaa touch it biggie suck and yall know it!)
2.Nas
3.Biggie
4.Dre
5.Snoop
6.Weezy
7.Gorila Zoe
8.Big Pun
9.Yo Gotti
10.Young Noble

April 27, 2008 at 11:35 pm
(149) Madison says:

in no particular order my list goes-

2pac
Eminem
Ice Cube
Nas
AZ
Lupe Fiasco
Immortal Technique
GZA\Method Man (Wu-Tang)
Tonedeff
Common

but number one of all time is MC. if you havent heard of him go to his myspace. quick.
http://www.myspace.com/elevatedmindsmc

May 3, 2008 at 2:04 pm
(150) Demaskee Holsey says:

The Greatest hip-hop MC of all time is…

2Pac was the greatest MC of all time better than Biggie, Jay, and Nas. I love 2Pac so much that I want to be like him. He’s the best rapper ever.

1. 2Pac
2. The Notorious B.I.G.
3. Jay-Z
4. Nas
5. Rakim
6. LL Cool J
7. Eminem
8. KRS-ONE
9. Ice Cube
10. Kool G Rap

Those were the greatest MCs of all time. Keep Hip-Hop alive baby!!! We the Greatest!!!

May 3, 2008 at 2:39 pm
(151) Demaskee Holsey says:

25 Greatest Rappers of all times

1. 2Pac
2. The Notorious B.I.G.
3. Earthquake
4. Jay-Z
5. DPJH
6. Nas
7. Ice Cream (D.W.B.)
8. KRS-ONE
9. Rakim
10. Scarface
11. Eminem
12. P. Doggy
13. LL Cool J
14. Kool G Rap
15. Snoop Dogg
16. Common
17. Tawaski Z Mason
18. Andre 3000 (OutKast)
19. Redman
20. Dr. Dre
21. Lil’ Wayne
22. 50 Cent
23. Kanye West
24. Nelly
25. Too Short

That was the greatest MCs of all times. The movie “The Greatest MC” hits in theaters coming soon in 2008. Keep hip-hop alive baby!! Grand Hustle, Pimp!! ASAP!!!

May 21, 2008 at 7:08 pm
(152) john says:

1.Tupac
1.Tupac
1.Tupac
1.Tupac
1.Tupac
1.Tupac
1.Tupac
1.Tupac

May 26, 2008 at 10:00 am
(153) gangsta 69 says:

10)immortal technique
9)del tha funkee homosapien
8)2pac
7)Big L
6)Guru
5)Eminem
4)Nas
3)KRS One
2)Biggie
1)Rakim

July 7, 2008 at 8:14 pm
(154) T.I.P. Dogg says:

The greatest rap lyrical MC is…

1) 2Pac-the best rapper ever because he was a poet. Everybody liked him so much that he can rap better than other rappers. He’s the greatest rapper ever!

1. 2Pac
2. The Notorious B.I.G.
3. Rakim
4. Nas
5. DPJH
6. KRS-ONE
7. Eminem
8. Slick Rick
9. Ice Cube
10. Common
11. LL Cool J
12. Chuck D
13. Andre 3000
14. Reverend Run
15. Gang
16. Jay-Z
17. Lil’ Wayne
18. Kool G Rap
19. MC Lyte
20. Blizzurp
21. Kanye West
22. Raekwon
23. 9 Watts
24. Busta Rhymes
25. Tawaski Z Mason

That was the greatest rap lyrical MCs of all time! Grand Hustle pimp!

July 8, 2008 at 9:41 pm
(155) Vlandro says:

01. BIG L
02. NAS
03. RAKIM
04. 2PAC
05. KRS-ONE
06. CHUCK D
07. BIGGIE
08. ICE CUBE
09. KOOL G RAP
10. GHOST &/or RAEK

special mentions to:
BIG DADDY KANE, REDMAN, AZ, GURU, RAY LUV, IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE,…

TOP ALBUMS.

01. ILLMATIC (NAS)
02. ENTER THE WU TANG (WU TANG CLAN)
03. ONLY BUILT 4 CUBAN LINX (RAEKWON & WU TANG)
04. DEATH CERTIFICATE (ICE CUBE)
05. THE INFAMOUS (MOBB DEEP)
06. STRICTLY 4 MY NIGGAZ (2PAC)
07. STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON (NWA)
08. READY TO DIE (BIGGIE)

July 15, 2008 at 9:43 am
(156) MIKE says:

1.PAC…THATS EASY, MORE CLASSICS THEN ANY OTHER RAPPER
2.jay-z…dont see why people hate so hard, has more hits and punch lines then most
3.em…cant hate white or not
4.big…should be top 3, but died to early, and i cant tell the future.
5.nas…could have been top 3, but only has one classic album.evreyone else has at least 2

6.sorry but Rakim was mostly before my time. everyone else are not these rappers level. anyone that put Dre, Easy-E, let me remind yall they dont/didnt write there own rhymes. any body that put down a rapper that came out after 01. sorry you where not old enough enjoy hip hop at its finest

July 23, 2008 at 7:01 pm
(157) Shaun says:

1)eminem (the grand master of songwriting aswell as pac)
2)tupac (cant choose between em and pac)
3)Biggie
4)snoop dogg (just off his head)
5)dre
6)dizzee rascal (fastest rapper in the world)
7)rakim
8)nas
9)twister
10)bone thugs

August 1, 2008 at 12:59 am
(158) jamesmeza23 says:

1. tupac
2. notorious b.i.g
3. jay-z
4. rakim
5. nas
6. eminem
7. krs-one
8. chuck d
9. ice cube
10. big daddy kane

August 8, 2008 at 8:18 pm
(159) rich says:

1) Biggie
2) KRS One
3) Rakim
4) Jay Z
5) Kool G. Rap
6) Big Daddy Kane
7) Snoop Doggy Dog
8) Tupac
9) Eminem
10) Ice Cube

No way in hell Tupac is a better MC than KRS-ONE, G-Rap, Biggie, Kane or Jay Z. I loved Pac, but Pac was no dope MC…dope poet and rhymes but MC…no

August 11, 2008 at 2:39 am
(160) Prospect says:

I read many of these lists, and for what I have seen you people know absolutely nothing about Hip Hop. Your lists are based merely on popularity, and on what the media says or those before you say. What really counts is technical ability, longevity, consistency, prime, and most importantly, what that emcee raps about in his songs. So here is, by far the most accurate Top 10.

10)Kool G Rap
9)Big Daddy Kane
8)Chuck D
7)LL Cool J
6)Nas
5)Biggie Smalls
4)Ice Cube
3)Tupac
2)KRS-One
1)Rakim

Honorable Mention: Jay-Z, Slick Rick, Scarface, Common, Gza.

August 11, 2008 at 10:47 pm
(161) DJ says:

1. 2Pac (all things considered- influence, skills, hits, flow…the top spot has to go to Pac in my opinion.)
2. Rakim (no explaination needed)
3. Andre 3000 (creativity, style, uniqueness, Skills)
4. Nas
5. BIG (only 2 albums)
6. Eminem (would be higher, talent wise just used the “terrible mother card” a bit too much for my taste.
7. Jay-Z
8. KRS 1 (one of the best lryically, but an inability to make hit songs.)
8. Big Daddy Kane
9. LL Cool J (longevity)
10. Redman

August 12, 2008 at 7:34 pm
(162) pudy says:

Unqustionable TUPAC is the best rapper ever ,,,, and no body deserves 2 be in one list with him ,,,,

August 14, 2008 at 5:37 pm
(163) MAMA says:

CAN ANYONE MAKE THEIR OWN LIST AND QUIT BITING OFF HENRYS! PLEASE!

August 17, 2008 at 8:39 pm
(164) nathan says:

1.2 pac
2.biggie
3.eminem
4.rakim
5.andra 3000

lil wayne is upcoming

August 23, 2008 at 4:22 am
(165) david says:

10.Snoop Dogg
9.Dr. Dre
8.Ice Cube
7.Big Daddy Kane
6.Nas
5.Jay-Z
4.Rakim
3.Big
2.Tupac
1.Eminem

August 23, 2008 at 4:37 am
(166) david says:

i read some of these and to leave Eminem out of the top 10 is a disgrace to rap.

if you get past the fact hes white, and actually listen to his lyrics, hes a lyrical genius, the best there is on the mic.

nobody can touch eminem, not pac, biggy, rakim or anybody.

and i know people will read this and be like “you dont know rap, blah blah blah” but those are the same people that would put t.i. or lil wayne infront of people like dre, eminem, snoop, pac, biggy, etc.

ive listened to rap for a while, so i know what im talking about when i say Eminem is the greatest mc of all time.

August 24, 2008 at 7:26 pm
(167) VBro says:

10. Antonio Hardy aka Big Daddy Kane
9. O’Shea Jackson aka Ice Cube
8. Andre Benjamin aka Andre 3000
7. Lawrence Parker aka KRS One
6. Rakim Allah aka Rakim
5. Nasir Jones aka Nas
4. Sean Carter aka Jay-Z
3. Marshall Mathers aka Eminem
2. Tupac Shakur aka 2Pac
1. Christopher Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G.

but lets throw in my top 25 just for good measure, eh?

25. Melvin Glover aka Melle Mel
24. Christopher Rios aka Big Pun
23. Mohandas Dewese aka Kool Moe Dee
22. Wasalu Jaco aka Lupe Fiasco
21. Clifford Harris, Jr. aka T.I.
20. Ricky Walters aka Slick Rick
19. Trevor Smith, Jr. aka Busta Rhymes
18. Dwayne Carter aka Lil’ Wayne
17. Kanye West
16. Corey Woods aka Raekwon
15. Brad Jordan aka Scarface
14. Nathaniel Wilson aka Kool G Rap
13. Lauryn Hill
12. Calvin Broadus aka Snoop Dogg
11. James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J

August 26, 2008 at 1:27 am
(168) KingofGR says:

All you guys have great lists but I believe Vbro’s is perfect. not only does he list some amazing MCs but he lists a full 25 which most of you cant argue at all. It includes all the best lyricists, and influential rappers ever. Gold medal to Vbro

August 26, 2008 at 1:47 am
(169) ony says:

jay-z the best ever point blank period

August 26, 2008 at 6:52 pm
(170) Cizzles says:

let me 1st start off by sayin dat any list wit 2pac in da top spot is a joke, i know there wus alot of em… as is any list dat includes Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Ja Rule, Eazy-E, lil wayne, young jeezy, or slim shady etc….

now wit dat being said… most of these lists, wit da exception of a few, r disgraceful… and if u never heard of Rakim, KRS-1, Big Daddy Kane or any MC from da golden age of Hip-Hop, not Rap… Hip-Hop, then dont even bother makin a list…

da most respectable list here is probably Tongee’s because it had da 3 aforementioned god MC’s on it…

I’m a do my best 2 keep my list as close 2 da essence of Hip-Hop as i can wit talent and lyrical capability being da most important factors…

1. Rakim (#1 simply because b4 him there wus no such thing as intense lyricism or complexity in rhymes… apart from dat, he has an obvious influence on sum of da most revered lyricists in Hip-Hop… Common, Talib Kweli and mostly notably Nas… ask any1 of these rhymeslingers and they’ll b da 1st 2 tell u who’s da G.O.A.T., any list when speakin of da greatest shud always hav him at da top or it is just invalid…)
2. Nas (witout a doubt da best of his generation, 94-present day… took Rakim’s flow and used it as a means 2 spread sum sociopolitical commentary… besides being da mastermind behind da greatest hip-hop album of all time and wut i believe 2 b da best catalog of albums, he is also a frontrunner 4 greatest lyricist of all time rivaled only by his major influence… and unquestionable versatility… personal fav)
2. KRS-1 (just as deservant of da #2 spot as any1… which is why it wus so damn hard 2 pick just 1… 1 of da foundin fathers of hip-hop and always used it as a means 2 educate da community… or at least after da death of his friend…)
4. Big Daddy Kane (started da whole playa persona dat would b adopted by countless others… B.I.G., Jigga, Snoop just 2 name a few… ask any Jay-Z fan about Kane… they probably wont know him… overall an intense wordsmith wit loads of swagger…)
5. The Notorious B.I.G. (carryin on da tradition of Kane’s player persona wit his own gritty twist… da king of wordplay and craftiness… always 1 of da more entertainin MC’s 2 hear, which is probably wut garnered him such mainstream appeal… and by da way, had he decided 2 respond 2 2pac through song and admitted 2 it, he wudda destroyed him… 4 all u Pac enthusiasts…)
6. Jay-Z (flawless flow, full of swagger… much like Kane and Big wit his player persona and 1 of da 1st charismatic rappers… heavy influence on today’s generation… 4 all u nonbelievers out there, hear Reasonable Doubt b4 criticizin his motives…)
7. Kool G Rap (pretty much invented hardcore rap… which i happen 2 b a fan of… intense rapid fire flow, multi syllable rhymes, gritty storytellin prowess… very overlooked when speakin of da greats…)
8. Ice Cube (da most gifted MC 2 emerge from da west coast… 4 all u Pac fans… not only helped put da region on da map but wus perhaps da best alive from 90-94… also 1 of da most furious on da mic…)
9. Scarface (da true king of da south… perhaps da most underrated ever… wit his wisdom of da streets… very poetical and very overlooked…)
10. Common (da true king of da midwest… 4 all u eminem and kanye followers… his lyrics and rhymes along wit his conversational style flow speaks volumes… very profound… we shud b thankful hes still deliveryin fresh material 2 this day…)

I think i shud now take this time 2 address da less informed… 2pac is a good rapper and all but his lyrics r not nearly as profound as these cats’ r and at times shallow… his flow sounded strenious, whereas Rakim, Nas, Kane, BIG etc. wus smooth throughout… da only reason he ever gets metioned amongst da greats is because he was very influential 2 many MC’s, none dat really stands out, and wut does it mean 2 b da realest? does it mean 2 talk about DA STRUGGLES? in case u hav yet 2 realize these cats all had sumthin important 2 say… i think u all just get caught up in da message he’s tryin 2 spread as opposed 2 his ability and effectiveness… maybe it’s because he’s so simplistic and easy 2 listen 2 dat has got u 2 thinkin dat Hip-Hop is about being conscious when it’s only a subgenre… wut about da 4 elements? i know MC’s r supposed 2 rap wut they see, but he wusnt particulary good at it… i dont know if any of his rhymes or verses ever blew my mind… i bet if he aint die so soon no1 wud consider him da best… and oh yeah all eyez on me is da most overrated album ever no1 even talks about da good songs on it, da lyrics remain shallow throughout… how do u want it is beyond gay…

as 4 Dr. Dre and Eazy-E… if they’re so good then how come they had ghostwriters? enuff said…

I won’t waste time addressin 50 and ja rule… let me just say this… yeah… they’re pioneers alright… da 1st singin rappers… bunch of pop stars…

August 28, 2008 at 10:40 am
(171) J-RoC...Hip Hop Since 88 says:

1.Jay-Z (Best ever hands down, stop hatin’)
2.Nas
3.B.I.G.
4.Pac
5.Eminem
6.Rakim
7.KRS One
8.Big Daddy Kane
9.LL Cool J
10.Andre 3000

Top 10 Now

1.Kanye West
2.Common
3.Lupe Fiasco
4.Common
5.Game
6.T.I.
7.Jadakiss
8.50 Cent
9.Drake
10.Fabolous

August 28, 2008 at 8:34 pm
(172) Cali g says:

1.tupac shakur
2.biggie smalls
3.nas
4.jay z
5.dr. dre
6.snoop
7.eazy e
8.scarface
9.eminem
10.mac dre

September 5, 2008 at 4:02 am
(173) tuRk says:

1:Tupac
2:Notorious B.I.G.
3:Big L
4:GZA
5:Nas
6:Guru from Gang Starr
7:KRS-One
8:Rakim
9:Raekwon + Ghostface Killah
10:Mos Def + Talib Kweli

September 5, 2008 at 4:03 am
(174) yNoT says:

1. Nas
2. B.I.G
3. Tupac
4. KRS-ONE
5. Rakim
6. Big L
7. GZA
8. Mos def/ Talib Kweli
9. AZ / Jadakiss
10. Mobb Deep old school

September 9, 2008 at 6:25 pm
(175) george says:

1 tupac
2 eminem
3 nas
4 biggie
5 dr dre
6 eazy e
7 snoop dogg
8 big L
9 rakim
10 the game

September 9, 2008 at 10:57 pm
(176) Nizah says:

10.Big L 9.Killah Priest 8.Method Man 7.Big Pun 6.KRS 1 5.Immortal Teqnique 4.Nas 3.GZA 2.RZA 1.(yall cant forget but u did)Canibus

September 10, 2008 at 12:04 pm
(177) Jon says:

10.Big Pun
9.KRS- One
8.Ice Cube
7.Eminem
6.Big L
5.2pac
4.Rakim
3.Notorious B.I.G
2.Jay-Z
1.Nas

September 12, 2008 at 9:19 am
(178) Anthony says:

This is the ultimate list

10 The Roots
09 Common
08 Mos Def & Talib Kweli
07 Tupac
06 Andre 3000 & Big Boi
05 Big Punisher
04 Wu-Tang
03 Big L
02 Heltah Skeltah
01 Nas

September 13, 2008 at 3:19 pm
(179) JRAM says:

1) 2pac
2) biggie
3) Big L
4) Big Pun
5) Nas
6) Jay Z
7) emeniem
8) Mos Def
9) Talib kweli
10) KRS One

September 14, 2008 at 8:49 pm
(180) Dom says:

top 10

1. Dr Dre
2. Big
3. Snoop Dogg
4. Eminem
5. 50 cent
6. Rakim
7. 2pac
8. obie trice
9. LL Cool J
10. Diddy

September 14, 2008 at 11:21 pm
(181) T.K. says:

Top 10

10.Young Buck(Best voice, so gangsta. To bad he got caught up with G-Unit, lost his credibility, but truely has some unreal verses)
9.The Game(Another who should be thankful he is away from G-Unit. Only getting better, should not retire)
8.AZ(Should be higher if he stayed current, unreal rhymes and flow. that “lifes a bitch” verse still blows me away)
7.Method Man(Just fun to listen to. So talented and witty. You gotta like Jonny Blaze)
6.Big Pun(Sick Lyrically, Consistent)
5.Rakim(Put together verses better than anyone. Only one close to biggies rhymes)
4.Nas(Consistent, good for a long period of time. still has it)
3.Jay-Z(Very creative, hustler music still applies)
2.Notorious B.I.G.(Best Rhymes, Best Punchlines, so smooth)
1.2Pac(A poet on the mic with the most amazing delivery, changed rap music.)

Honorable Mention: Eminem, Ice Cube, Big L, T.I., Snoop, Jeezy

September 15, 2008 at 7:32 am
(182) Dom says:

I left my top 10 the other day and after reading other peoples top 10 I wanted to listen to some off the older rappers that I didnt put in my top 10 the only real old school rapper I put in was Rakim. But after listenin to the old tunes this is my new top 10

1) Dr Dre ( still my #1 father of rap)
2) Big ( still my #2 great rhymes)
3) Big L ( After lisenin to him blew me away)
4) Snoop Dogg ( Just brilliant)
5) Eminem ( Very consistent)
6) 50 Cent ( My favourite Quick witted great lyrics and confident a true moneymaker)
7) Rakim (Seems to be he is higher on most others but it was tough to get in my top lot)
8) 2Pac (Good but not as good as people say)
9) Big Daddy Kane (Listened to him and loved it)
10) Young Buck ( I am a big 50 cent and g unit fan but cant diss buck his lyrics are sick and his voice is true gangsta)

September 15, 2008 at 9:04 pm
(183) BATE says:

TOP 10
1- 2PAC ( no doubt )
2- JayZ
3- Nas
4- Notorious BIG
5- Rakim
6- Eminem
7- Ice Cube
8- Andre 3000
9- Big L
10- Big Pun

September 16, 2008 at 6:14 pm
(184) ohyeeah says:

10. Slick Rick
9. Kool G Rap
8. Eminem
7. Rakim
6. KRS ONE
5. Nas
4. Big Daddy Kane
3. 2pac
2. Notorious B.I.G.
1. Jay-Z

September 18, 2008 at 7:32 am
(185) GAFLED UP ENT says:

NAS IS THE GREATEST RAPPER ALIVE OR IN HISTORY

JUST LISTEN TO NEW YORK STATE OF MIND WHEN HE WAS WRITING THAT TUPAC WAS PROBALLY DOING BALLET AND IF BIGGIE WAS SO POOR AND ATE SARDINES FOR DINNER AND USE TO STARVE WY WAS HE SO FAT???

September 19, 2008 at 7:41 pm
(186) Αngel says:

This is the correct list dudes.

1) Rakim
2) Krs – One
3) Nas
4) Big Daddy Kane
5) Biggie Smalls
6) Kool G Rap
7) Chuck D
8) Big L
9) Big Punisher
10) Jay-Z
11) Unfortunately, it’s an obligation to put 2pac in list, cuz he’s the most influential. And remember dead rappers are not always the best!

September 20, 2008 at 12:19 pm
(187) Young Juvito Aule says:

This is to easy of a question. We are talking about the top 10 “emcees” of all-time. Not the most lyrical, metaphorical or thugged-out. We are talking about the greatest hip-hop minds ever. Hip-Hop would not be hip-hop without these individuals:

10. KRS-One and the B.D.P. – Pioneers of the word ‘emcee’

9. Kanye West – Has, is and will continue to take hip-hop to higher heights.

8. The Beastie Boys – Why? They broke the walls of racially-induced stereotypes.

7. A Tribe Called Quest – Introduced “neo-soul” and genre-mixed hip-hop.

6. Eminem – ’8 Mile’ was based on a true story, his story.

5. 2 Pac – Not really an emcee, more like a thugged-out story telling poet. Who can disagree?

4. Erik B. and Rakim – The greatest of street-inflicted music. And I mean, real, genuine, no-holds-barred ‘music.’ I can’t stress them enough. One of the greatest of all-time.

3. Nas – Like ‘Pac, but very extra with the mic. He continues to be a political outlet for hip-hop and no one doesn’t crown him. He’s very witty and thoughtful, and most of all, he tells the TRUTH!

2. The Notorious B.I.G. – Many have tried and many failed to top him. His mind works so mysteriously, it’s hard not love him. He is not ‘liked,’ he is ‘loved.’ You can’t just ‘like’ B.I.G.

And the number #1 emcee of all-time is…

JAY-Z – I can’t stress this hip-hop mogul enough. Powerful and smart. Consistency always wins. Reasonable Doubt, Vol. 1, The Blueprint and American Gangster; all Classics. No one in the history of hip-hop has put out more unforgettable material than Jay-Z. No one has crossed the line that he has crossed for hip-hop, i.e., The Glastonbury. An entreprenuer and philanthropist; more for hip-hop than hip-hop itself. Wizard with the microphone casting spells on everyone who listens. You can’t argue with success. Period.

September 30, 2008 at 6:15 am
(188) Taurus says:

I cant believe how so many of you are making your list based on emoition,bling and region.first of all Rakim shouldnt be no where but #1 or #2 Rakim gave birth to Nas style and a slew of others Big Daddy Kane gave birth to B.I.G. and Jay Z and LL gave birth to many of the slots here..lol.anyone born in the early 90′s should not be making a list because after 93 rap started to get watered down with the exception of Wu-Tang,Canibis,The Roots and Tupac who would most likely be my #2 MC. first you have to know the difference between a rapper and a MC,a rapper raps to fans of hip hop/rap an MC raps to MC’s,rappers and fans.Rakim is in a class all alone if you dont think so look at his lyrics in word form for example-Follow the Leader,Lyrics of Fury,Musical Massacre,My Melody damn! even The Ghetto..they look like something your coolege professor would tell you to study and write essays on. Tupac,who’s lyrics are being studied now, gave a whole new level to the MC no one was making songs dedicated to their mom especially one who was on drugs.then he embodied what we all felt as a new generation and fear of God in our struggle with poverty and self conviction. Rakim brought knowledge of self,Tupac brought God and self conviction and the need to raise up after Chuck D initially started the deep political ryhme.now lets really get real im a guy but damn! there are two females that should be there who would rip some of these cats today,like…Antoinette checkout her song Who’s the Boss and MC Lyte.here is my Top Ten:
1.Rakim
2.Tupac
3.Big Daddy Kane
4.L.L. Cool J.(1986-92)
5.Chuck D
6.Scarface(Geto Boys)
7.Paris
8.Eminem
9.Canibus
10.MC Lyte or Antoinette

my list is based on rhyme structure and trend setting and Charisma.

September 30, 2008 at 6:34 am
(189) Taurus says:

Correction: I meant to say LL gave birth to most of the rappers styles in the other lists i have seen..

October 1, 2008 at 12:48 am
(190) Taurus says:

11.KRS 1
12.D.O.C.
13.Ice Cube
14.Pharoe Monch
15.Slick Rick
16.Method Man
17.Kool G. Rap
18.Big Pun
19.Andre 3000
20.Ice-T
21.Common
22.B.I.G.
23.Black Thought
24.Prodigy
25.Nas

October 2, 2008 at 2:41 pm
(191) Badboy says:

10.Ice Cube
9. Kanye West
8. Big L
7. Rakim
6. The Game
5. Jay-Z
4. B.I.G
3. 2Pac
2. Nas
1. Eminem

DNT ARGUE
HOW COULD EVERY 1 4GET THE GAME!!!

October 2, 2008 at 8:10 pm
(192) Troy says:

1. Jay Z. holding it down forever
2. Tupac Body of work incredible
3. Ice Cube without him no Dre, Em or 50
4. Rakim Influence
5. Nas still relevant,weak beats though
6. Biggie Smalls influential but only 2 c.d.s
7. AZ Forgotten one
8. LL Cool J. 10 ALBUMS SAYS IT ALL!
9. EMINEM COULD MAKE TOP 3, BUT FEW ALBUMS
10. krs1 THE TEACHER

October 2, 2008 at 8:31 pm
(193) tyshawnx01 says:

1. BIGGIE ;)
2. Kanye West
3. Lil Wayne
4. T.I.
5. Jay-Z

October 4, 2008 at 3:11 pm
(194) ruvie says:

1 2pac
2 nas
3 eminen
4 Dr Dre
5 biggie

October 8, 2008 at 10:07 am
(195) Barry says:

My ten greatest MC’s of all time is:1.Tupac,2.Thegame,3.Icecube,4.Eazy-E,5.Mack10,6.SnoopDogg,7.TooShort,8.MacDre,9.E-40,10.Twista

October 9, 2008 at 5:10 pm
(196) easyboy says:

1. Rakim
2. Jay-Z
3. Nas
4. Lil’ Wayne
5. Jadakiss
6. Biggie
7. Tupac

October 27, 2008 at 11:46 pm
(197) bx says:

1 jay-z
2 tupac
3 b.i.g.
4 Nas
5 kanye west
6 T.I.
7 Fabolous
8 Andree 3000
9 Eminem
10 Ludacris

October 29, 2008 at 10:55 pm
(198) insight man says:

1. 2Pac
2. Lupe Fiasco
3. Nas
4. Eminem
5. Lil Wayne
6. The Game
7. Gemini
8. TI
9. Chamillionaire
10. Young Jeezy

October 30, 2008 at 9:22 am
(199) Young Equality says:

(In No Order) The top 10 MC’s are..

1. Ray Long
2. Megalon aka Tommy Gunn
3. MF Grimm
4. Kev Roc
5. C-Rayz Walz
6. MF DOOM
7. GhostFace Killah
8. Kong
9. Rodan
10. The RZA

You can here Rodan, MF Grimm, Megalon, Kong, Ray Long, here – http://www.myspace.com/monstaislandczars4life, and on the top friends look for Darc Mind & you can here Kev Roc..they are amazing

October 30, 2008 at 3:59 pm
(200) JaMaria says:

I couldn’t even put them in order, but they are the best in my mind: Wu-Tang Clan, NAS, The Roots, Jay-Z, Rakim, Gangstarr, Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, Mobb Deep, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Common, Talib Kweli, Cool G Rap… (the list does go on)

November 2, 2008 at 4:36 pm
(201) Balla says:

1.Nas
2.Common
3.Jay Z
4.Mighty Mos Def
5.2pac
6.Notorious
7.Andre 3000
8.Ghostface
9.Gza
10.Talib Kweli

November 3, 2008 at 11:55 am
(202) Killa Cam says:

10. The Game
9. Joe Budden
8. Common
7. T.I.
6. Juelz Santana
5. Eminem
4. Nas
3. Lil Wayne
2. Notorious B.I.G.
1. Jay-Z

November 10, 2008 at 4:08 pm
(203) Dan Miller says:

how can you guys even think of not putting tupac as top of the list. This is a list of fact not personal opinoin putting people on there like The Game and 50 is crazy they haven’t been around long enough. weezy just made the list w/ tha carter 3 but as much as i like TI, Kanye, and The Game they just haven’t been hot for long enough
1.Tupac
2.Eminem
3.Notorious BIG
4.Rakim
5.Weezy
6.Jay-z
7.Ice Cube
8.Luda
9.Nas
10.Andre3000

November 14, 2008 at 10:19 am
(204) Tyler says:

1.Big L best MC ever to under rated if u dont know BIG L you should kill your self HES WAY BETTER THEN PAc.
2.Biggy Smallz
3.nas
4.slick rick
5. Dr.dre
6.

November 17, 2008 at 3:10 pm
(205) Josh says:

1. Eminem
2. Tupac
3. Jay-Z
4. Canibus
5. Rakim
6. Method Man
7. Nas
8. DR. Dre
9. Lil Wayne
10. Ludacris

November 17, 2008 at 7:05 pm
(206) anthony carter says:

Greatest mc 4real 1. 2pac 2. notoroius big 3. ice cube 4. rakim 5. ll cool j 5. nas 6. jay z 7. eazy e 8. methodman da tical 9. jadakiss 10. styles p

November 27, 2008 at 11:59 am
(207) PACMAN8510 says:

if you morons have lil wayne or papoose in your top u deserve to have ass kicked. now this the real 1.Tupac( no doubt greatest of all time)2.Biggie(if anyone could compete with pac this would be the 1st man to come to mind. 3. Eminem( now most people would say jay-z but he bogus to me. 4.Rakim. 5. Ice cube. 6. Nas (no doubt) 7.LL Cool J. 8. Snoop Dogg( laid back flow. speaks da truth. 9. Method MAN. 10. Jay-Z. Modern List. 1. T.I. (most would say wayne but u dont diss big and pac when they cant defend themselves.2. 50 Cent. 3. Kanye West( greatest thing jay-z could possibly make. 4. Lil Wayne no comment arrogant mf.

December 12, 2008 at 6:06 am
(208) Mac texas says:

I hav checked out all the list. there a few out of so many that i can look at and say that is a good list but this is my list
10.krs 1
9.jay z
8.ice cube
7.too short
6.rakim
5.biggie
4.scarface(my favorite rapper)
3.eminem
2.nas(i think is the best lyracist of all time)
1.2pac(the most influential and timeless mc hands down and thats just the way it is)

Top 5 groups
5.wu tang clan
4.outkast
3.nwa
2.geto boys
1.Ugk (rip pimp c)

December 22, 2008 at 10:46 pm
(209) HIP HOP JUNKIE says:

If were talking pure skills…everyones list should look like this. By skills i mean everything (lyricism, content, worplay, versatility, flow, story telling ability, metaphors, longevity, impact during his time)

1-Nas- longest career and has gotten better with time

2-Rakim- every rapper out has this man to thank…he was turning point from old school to modern rap

3-Biggie- probably the only rapper capable of doing EVERYTHING and BETTER than everyone out.

4-2PAC- The most influential rapper ever and his skills were second to none.

5-Jay Z- second longest rap carrer and if it wasnt for pac probably would have been the most influential rapper of all time.

6-Eminem- what this man did to hip hop is unbeleivable. You wanna talk about pure talent…this guy is just that. still needs more time to see where he falls in the history of hip hop

7- Big Daddy Kane- The definition of smooth. Who hasnt been influenced by this mans style.

8-KRS One- Musical Genius, this man has nothing but classic songs and one of the pioneers of the game

9-Pun- So much potential and such a shame a man with so much talent had his life cut short.

10-LL cool J- pioneer

December 29, 2008 at 5:27 pm
(210) DzfromBz says:

1. Notorious BIG (flow + punchlines + unique swag)
2. Nas (personal fav…lyrical engineer)
3. Jay Z (great career+ good lyrics)
4. Big Pun (lyrical beast)
5. 2pac (realest)
6. Eminem (illest white rapper by far)
7. Rakim (started a new trend)
8. Big L (best punchlines but short career)
9. Papoose (upcoming…has potential to be the BEST)
10.Ice Cube (has been consisten& is getting better w/ time)

January 2, 2009 at 9:22 pm
(211) dannyboy says:

10. Kool G Rap
9. GZA
8. Big Pun
7. Nas
6. Big Daddy Kane
5. B.I.G.
4. Big L
3. Eminem
2. KRS-One
1. Rakim

January 4, 2009 at 1:16 am
(212) Jon Magnusson says:

1. Pac
2. Biggie
3. Nas
4. Rakim
5.Chuck D
6. Ice Cube
7. Jay Z
8. Big Daddy Kane
9. Wu Tang (as a whole
10. Eminem

January 4, 2009 at 1:16 am
(213) Jon Magnusson says:

1. Pac
2. Biggie
3. Nas
4. Rakim
5.Chuck D
6. Ice Cube
7. Jay Z
8. Big Daddy Kane
9. Wu Tang (as a whole
10. Eminem

January 10, 2009 at 11:43 pm
(214) LA'sfinest says:

Most of these peeps don’t know whats up these two rappers gotta be in this order If a list has other MC’s in the top two, theres a mistake.
1)Tupac-These rappers now in days have noting on his lyrical style. Some of his lyrics were inspiring and had meaning ex. his book “The Rose that Grew from Concrete”
2)Notorious BIG-Biggie has to be the master of flow
Now tell me who can compare to these MC’s? and how?
and another thing why is lil wayne, papoose, juelz, and T.I on people’s list as the best MC’s?

January 16, 2009 at 11:25 pm
(215) aniem55 says:

1. The Notorious B.I.G. (greatest style and flow of lyrics you’ll ever see. EAST COAST REPRESENT.)
2. Dr. Dre
3. KRS-One
4. Ice Cube
5. 2Pac
6. Eminem
7. Jay-Z
8. Nas
9. Snoop Dogg
10. Rakim

Top 5 Groups:
1. NWA
2. Public Enemy
3. Cypress Hill
4. Run DMC
5. Bone Thugs N Harmony

January 18, 2009 at 10:20 pm
(216) adam says:

1.2pac/B.I.G
2.nas
3.KRS-one
4.NWA[EAZY E,DR.DRE,ice cube]
5.rakin
6.eminem
7.Bone THUGS
8.Jay-z
9.wu tang
10.LL COOL J[1986-1992]

WOULD OF BEEN ON THA LIST IF ALIVE
BIG L
BIP PUN
MAC DRE
PROOF
Aaliyah

fagget rappers dats killin rap

bitch ass lil wayne
garbage boy,u know who
Gay-unit
puffy,always makin money of his dead freind

January 23, 2009 at 4:50 am
(217) Matt says:

10. Big Daddy Kane
9. Rakim
8. Eminem
7. Lloyd Banks
6. Nas
5. Snoop Dogg
4. Tupac Shakur
3. 50 Cent
2. Notorious B.I.G.
1. Dr. Dre

January 31, 2009 at 4:18 pm
(218) Nick says:

10.scholly d
9.rza
8.nas
7.50 cent
6.dr.dre
5.snoop
4.andre nickatina
3.gza
2.tupac
1.MAC DRE

February 3, 2009 at 12:24 am
(219) David says:

10)Big Daddy Kane
9)eminem
8)KRS-one
7)Ice Cube
6)Nas
5)Easy-e
4)Rakim
3) Jay-z
2)Tupac
1)Biggie Smalls

February 5, 2009 at 10:11 pm
(220) DRE20 says:

My top ten MC’s

1.2pac
2.B.I.G
3.Ludacris
4.Busta Rhymes
5.Ice Cube

6.Jay-z
7.Nas
8.eminem
9.Andre3000
10.Snoop Dogg

February 8, 2009 at 10:55 am
(221) Mike says:

In no particular order except for the God, Rakim is by far the best MC of all time. A lot of people that are posting here appear to have only listened to rap the past 10 years. The Golden Age of Hip Hop in the early 90′s had the best MC’s of all time. Take a look at their freestyle abilities too, that is what makes an MC. These MC’s are by far the best.

Big Daddy Kane
Biggie
Slick Rick
Chuck D

February 21, 2009 at 1:56 pm
(222) Mike says:

1. 2Pac
2. The Notorious B.I.G.
3. Eminem
4. Jay-Z
5. Nas
6. Andre 3000
7. Rakim
8. KRS-One
9.Snoop Dogg (only because of Doggystyle)
10. Lil Wayne

March 17, 2009 at 5:29 pm
(223) WhiteBoy says:

First of all if u didnt include Pac,Em,BIG and Dmx u r CRAZY.
My list
1.2PAC – lots of respect for him though dont really like his beats
2.Eminem – Best white MC ever,my ultimate fav
3. DMX
4. Busta Rhymes
5. Dre – I kno its just he is great
6. Snoop
7. BIG – honestly dont like him
8. Nas – too over rated
9. Proof – now he is extremly umderated
10. Jay Z – personally HATE him, but still

March 20, 2009 at 9:41 am
(224) MarkyMark says:

you people who got 2pac as #1 are fools he is the most overrated rapper of all time. Big L and Biggie are the 2 best in my opinion either way they are both top 5. Big L would have been the greatest ever. Period. And props to whoever put Pharoahe Monch in their list he is an amazing lyricist. Papoose is str8 too. For rap groups Wu Tang is 10x better than NWA

March 21, 2009 at 12:07 am
(225) Kage says:

There is no right or wrong, no one’s list is fact. Every has their own taste.

In my honest opinion, here goes mine:

#1. The Notorious B.I.G.
#2. Rakim
#3. 2Pac
#4. Nas
#5. Eminem
#6. Jay-Z
#7. Big Daddy Kane
#8. Big L
#9. KRS-One
#10. Kool G. Rap
Honorable Mentions: Big Pun, Scarface, Snoop Dogg, Andre 3000, Chuck D, Ice Cube, Slick Rick, Ghostface Killah, LL Cool J, Common

It was hard deciding my #5 choice, because Jay-Z and Eminem were both so influential, but in the end, Eminem’s race barrier breaking did it for me. I based my list off who I’ve listened to over the years, influence, lyrical skill, and musical feel for hip-hop. Groups and duos are a whole ‘nother subject (gangstarr, c.l. smooth & pete rock, outkast, the roots, wu-tang, nwa, etc.)

March 23, 2009 at 5:47 pm
(226) Cody says:

10)LL Cool J
9)Big L
8)Jay Z
7)Rakim
6)Ice Cube
5)Snoop Dogg
4)Eminem
3)Dr. Dre
2)Biggie Smalls
1)2pac

March 24, 2009 at 1:13 pm
(227) Immortal says:

#1 Tupac aka MAKAVELI DA DON (No doubt!)
#2 Notorious B.I.G
#3 Ice Cube
#4 Dr. Dre
#5 The Game
#6 Snoop Dogg
#7 Warren G
#8 Jay-Z
#9 Eminem
#10 DMX

March 24, 2009 at 1:20 pm
(228) ME says:

1. PAC (Rest in peace)
2. BIG (Rest in peace)
3. Could be anyone of the rest.

March 25, 2009 at 8:24 am
(229) Piers says:

1. Mos Def
2. Tupac
3. Gang starr
4. Slick Rick

March 28, 2009 at 6:59 pm
(230) ? says:

10.JAY Z
9.LIL WAYNE
8.TOO SHORT
7.SNOOP DOGG
6.DR.DRE
5.METHOD MAN
4.LUDACRIS
3.NAS
2.BIGGIE SMALLS
1.2PAC

April 16, 2009 at 5:48 pm
(231) Omari says:

First and foremost I’m only 17 from BROOKLYN,now my top ten
Honorable Mentioned- LL,KRS-1,Raekwon,GZA,Lupe,Immortal Techniques,Snoop[1994-1997],and Common

10.Eminem- would be higher but some songs he plays around to much

9.Talib Kweli- great lyricist and battle rapper,true intellectual, brings a good message

8.Mos Def- Same as Talib, would be higher if he was consistant

7.2pac- Full of emotion,a poet, but overrated in my opinion

6.Jay-Z- [1994-2000] A bit overrated as well also rhyme jacker but his first album is classic

5.Big Daddy Kane- Dope Emcee, from flow to swagg/style

4.Big L- punchlines is out of this world, true lyricist

3.B.I.G- flows incredible, ready to die what more do I have to say

2.Big Pun- never gets the respect he deserves, ridiculous lyrics,flow,style,and approach

1.Nas/Rakim- In my eyes they’re the same lyrically insane,conscience,poets,deep, the true definitons of an emcee

April 16, 2009 at 5:55 pm
(232) Omari says:

I forgot to mention Kool G Rap… don’t know where to put him but Kool G is definitly up there

Weezy= trash,dodo…Im having to much fun LOL

April 16, 2009 at 5:57 pm
(233) Omari says:

Damn again I forgot someone AZ ight one

April 23, 2009 at 11:27 am
(234) dadddy says:

1.e-40
2.e-40
3.e-40
4.e-40
5.e-40
6.e-40
7.e-40
8.e-40
9.e-40
10.e-40

April 23, 2009 at 11:31 am
(235) daddy says:

1.biggie
2.rakim
3.tupac
4.jay-z
5.krs-one

April 23, 2009 at 11:36 am
(236) Anonymous says:

1. Tupac
2. Biggie
3. Mystikal
4. E-40
5. Jay-Z
6. Afro Man
7. Nas
8. Too Short
9. Eminem
10. Tech Nine

April 23, 2009 at 6:16 pm
(237) Zim says:

1. B.I.G

2. Canibus

3. Tupac

4. Rakim

5. Nas

6. Jay-z

7. Shyne

April 23, 2009 at 6:21 pm
(238) ZIm says:

1.canibus
2.b.i.g
3.nas

April 28, 2009 at 5:48 pm
(239) Starrr says:

1.Nas
2.50 Cent
3.Mobb Deep
4.Eminem
5.Busta Rhymes
6.Young Jeezy
7.Kanye West

April 28, 2009 at 5:50 pm
(240) Linnay says:

1.Kanye West
2.Young Jeezy
3.50 cent
4.Eminem
5.Busta Rhymes

May 1, 2009 at 10:55 am
(241) god says:

no way to order

1.)jayz
1.)nas
1.)biggie
1.)big l
1.)eminem

then everybody else

10 worst mcs of all time
1.)cameron
1.)lil wayne
1.)jim jones
1.)tony yayo
1.)icp
1.)bizarre
1.)young jeezy
1.)the game
1.)afro man
1.)the rest of d12

May 4, 2009 at 2:00 pm
(242) Michel says:

10-N.W.A.
9-KRS one
8-Raekwon “The Chef”
7-DR.Dre
6-Mobb deep
5-GZA/The genius
4-Inspectah Deck
3-Notorious BIG
2-Tupac Shakur
1-Nas

May 8, 2009 at 9:21 am
(243) keldy kel says:

man i saw this one list that was terrible but i aint goin sat nothin…heres mines…

10.common
9.ice cube
8. eazy-e
7.krsone
6.jay-z
5.eminem
4.nas
3.big l
2. biggie smalls
1.tupac

May 21, 2009 at 12:07 pm
(244) Toats Ma Goats says:

5. Jay-Z
4. Eminem
3. Big L
2. Notorious B.I.G.
1. 2Pac

June 13, 2009 at 12:08 pm
(245) G says:

10.Eazy E
9.Big Pun
8.AZ
7.Prodigy
6.Raekwon
5.Ghostface Killah
4.Rakim
3.Method Man
2.Big L
1.Nas

i dont really consider eminem as an MC

June 20, 2009 at 10:11 pm
(246) alex says:

1. 2pac
2. Rakim
3. Notorious B.I.G
4. KRS-one
5. Nas
6. Eminem
7. Big Daddy Kane
8. Jay-z
9. Slick Rick
10. Big L

Honorable mentions

Snoop Dogg
Mos Def
LL Cool J
Melle Mel
Ice Cube
Kanye West
AZ
GZA
Raekwon
Eazy E
Guru
Inspectah Dech
Q-Tip
Phife Dawg
Talib Kweli
Big Pun
Scarface
Chuck D
Common

June 23, 2009 at 1:24 am
(247) nano says:

10. Gift of Gab
9. BlackThought
8. Vinnie Paz
7. The Notorious B.I.G.
6. Ol’ Dirty Bastard
5. Kool G Rap
4. Aesop Rock
3. Immortal Technique
2. The Rza
1. The Gza

July 2, 2009 at 1:10 am
(248) luxnevaleave says:

10.Big L.
9.Jay-Z
8.Lil Weezy
7.Eminem
6.50 Cent
5.Ice Cube(completely changed the game)
4.Snoop Dogg
3.N.A.S.
2.Tupac(the man was a genius)
1.Bigge Smalls(aint no one better than notorious, tupac was close but he aint got the flow, the mastermind, or the background.Biggie started from the bottom and left the best, Tupac aint NEVER gonna be an MC like ma man Biggie was..and thats a fact.)

July 22, 2009 at 3:16 pm
(249) Scoonz says:

10. Method Man
09. Immortal Technique
08. The Game
07. 2pac
06. Kutt Calhoun
05. Krizz Kaliko
04. Notorious B.I.G
03. Q-Tip
02. Eyedea
01. Tech N9ne

July 23, 2009 at 12:18 am
(250) Mike says:

1.2pac 2.B.I.G. 3. Ice Cube 4.Eminem 5.Nas 6.Dr. Dre 7.E-40 8.Snoop Dogg 9.Jay-Z 10.Ludacris

July 24, 2009 at 8:04 am
(251) james says:

10.GZA
9.Jay-Z
8.Big L
7.Ice Cube
6.Big daddy kane
5.Notorious B.I.G.
4.KRS-One
3.NaS
2.2Pac
1.Rakim

Honorable mentions:
Chuck D
Common
Eminem
Big Pun
Black thought
Slick Rick
Kool G Rap
Inspectah Deck
Melle Mel
LL Cool J
Canibus
Jeru the Damaja
Q-Tip
RZA
Talib Kweli
Scarface
Eazy E
Snoop Dogg
AZ
Mos Def
Guru
Del the funky homosapien

July 24, 2009 at 8:08 am
(252) james says:

top 5 groups/duos:
5.Geto Boys
4.Public Enemy
3.A Tribe Called Quest
2.N.W.A.
1.Wu-Tang Clan

July 27, 2009 at 8:36 pm
(253) Brian Price says:

anybody who says tupsc is anythingbut first is an idiot

10.jay-z
9.ice cube
8.50 cent
7.eminem
6.dr. dre
5.snoop dogg
4.lil wayne
3.biggie
2.eazy-e
1.2pac

July 28, 2009 at 10:43 am
(254) james says:

i dont care what rappers people put in their top ten cus its their own opinion, but people who mention pop stars like lil wayne, 50 cent, T.I., Kanye West, ja rule, soulja boy and even busta rhymes just take the piss.

all of the above rappers are fakes and are just out for fame, why do you think that they attract more of the pop fans who probably listen to the likes of chris brown and akon.

however, it makes me feel good that there are real rap fans out there that still appreciate the work of rappers like 2pac, big l, rakim, a tribe called quest etc.

August 6, 2009 at 1:50 am
(255) J.Harris says:

1.2pac
2.Notorius B.I.G
3.Big L
4.Rakim
5.Eminem
6.Nas
7.Jay-z
8.Lil Wayne
9.Andre 3000
10.KRS-One

August 7, 2009 at 2:38 pm
(256) J.Black says:

I’m not shock so many put EM/JAYZ/LIL WAYNE so high on their list, that’s a shame 2 see people forget about what amde U love the music!!! Here’s my top 10

2PAC
ICECUBE
BIGGIE
SCARFACE
CUHCKD
WC
NAS
SNOOP
LLCOOLJ
ICET

Truth be told we can ever really come 2 a agreement on who is the best but if someone like EM took from guys like 2PAC/ICE CUBE/BIGGIE then he can’t go above them on any list period!!! If it wasn’t for the other artist there would be no EM or JAY Z!!!

August 12, 2009 at 2:06 pm
(257) slimshady says:

em

August 21, 2009 at 12:08 am
(258) taker says:

10-COMMON
9-MOS DEF
8-ANDRE 3K
7-EMINEM
6-KRS-ONE
5-RAKIM
4-JAYZ
3-BIGGIE
2-PAC
1-NAS

September 10, 2009 at 7:14 pm
(259) Wes says:

10. Snoop
9. Eminem
8.Big Daddy Kane
7. Ice Cube
6.Rakim
5.Dr.Dre
4.nas
3.Jay-Z
2.The Notroious B.I.G
1.Tupac

September 12, 2009 at 4:29 am
(260) Thugin says:

Top 5

1.2Pac Shakur
2.Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
3.The Notroious B.I.G
4.Naughty By Nature
5.Eazy-E

September 17, 2009 at 1:03 am
(261) KICKZ says:

10.Jay-Z
9.Bustah Rhymes
8.Method Man
7.Q-Tip
6.Rakim (Should Be Number1)
5.Andre 3000
4.Mos Def
3.Nas
2.B.I.G
1.2Pac

September 17, 2009 at 7:11 am
(262) Omie O aka Omron says:

My top ten list

#tupac-
#immortal tech
#cannibus
#rakim
#biggie smallz
#nas
#RZA
#raekwon
#odb

September 27, 2009 at 7:18 pm
(263) Jordan says:

1.Eminem
2.Tupac
3.Jay-Z
4.Rakim
5.Krs-1
6.Nas
7.Andre300
8.Drake
9.Lil Wayne
10.Dr.Dre

October 6, 2009 at 11:51 am
(264) yo DOWG says:

Best Rappers are
BIG
PAC
JAY
BONE THUGS
TWISTA
LUDACRIS
NAS
DRE
EAZY E
SNOOP
ICE CUBE
CASSIDY
LIL WAYNE
KID CUDDI

no list just the best

October 10, 2009 at 7:08 pm
(265) Huey says:

10-MC Ren
9-Posdnuos
8-Trugoy
7-Melle Mel
6-Kool Moe Dee
5-KRS One
4-Big Daddy Kane
3-Ice Cube
2-Rakim
1-Chuck D

October 14, 2009 at 5:42 pm
(266) JDUBZ89 says:

10)T.I.
9)SNOOP DOGGY DOGG
8)GURU
7)KRS-ONE
6)JAY-Z
5)EMINEM
4)RAKIM
3)NAS
2)B.I.G
1)TUPAC

October 16, 2009 at 2:59 pm
(267) Russell Ming says:

1) Del Tha Funky Homosapien- without a doubt the most cleaver, insightful, motivated, articulate, and original musician to play during the hip-hop era. I wish this dude would hit mainstream radio and turn music as a whole in the right direction. Not many rappers have done as much studying and worked as hard to perfect their art as Del and it most definitely shows. Del is what Jimi Hendrix was to rock and roll and what Miles Davis was to Jazz.
2) Rakim
3)Immortal Technique
4)Doom
5)KRS-One
6.)Nas
7.)Declaime
8.)Percee P
9.) Quasimoto (Madlib)
10.) Andre 3k

October 25, 2009 at 4:44 pm
(268) Bjargmundur says:

10.Phife Dawg
9.ODB
8.MF Doom
7.Buckshot
6.J-Lve
5.Charizma
4.Percee P
3.Brotha Lynch Hung (And his Crew)
2.B.I.G.
1.Redman

October 31, 2009 at 5:48 pm
(269) daragh says:

10.Krs One
9.Proof
8.Snoop Dogg
7.Jay Z
6.Nas
5.Ice Cube
4.DMX
3.Eminem
2.Biggie
1.2pac

November 3, 2009 at 12:36 pm
(270) Jack the ripper says:

1.Eminem
2.Jay-z
3.nas
4.notorious BIG
5.2pac
6. method man
7.luda
8.T.i.
9.Slick Rick
10. Cassidy

November 4, 2009 at 12:25 am
(271) bhaile says:

10. Cypress Hill
9. Big Pun
8. Ghostface Killah
7. Scarface
6. Andre 3000
5. Big Daddy Kane
4. Tech N9ne
3. Big L
2. Nas
1. Biggie

November 6, 2009 at 5:15 pm
(272) Homicide says:

SO good list but for all u bitches lol listen to tech n9ne im gonna give u some News on how good this INDEPENDANT RAPPER he is this nigga isent even MAINSTREAM and sells more records then everyone. im asking you JUST LISTEN TO THE LYRICS “listen:…;) thank you oh here is the website readdddddddddddddd…

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/nov/05/tech-n9ne-interview

November 15, 2009 at 8:43 pm
(273) Bradley says:

10. Birdman
9. The Game
8. Nas
7. Tupac
6. 50 cent
5. Drake
4. Ludacris
3.Jay Z
2. Lil Wayne
1. Eminem

I like old scoo and the new stuff :) ))) Lil wayne is so underrated and so is ludacris

November 18, 2009 at 5:04 pm
(274) CivekeekS says:

Hello There
I was at Natick Mall .Sales galore and crowds galore..Happy days are here again?.Same in your area?Staff was cut – so service is weaker.Off to shop..Friends say that Park City Mall is doing well also.

Spend money!

December 3, 2009 at 8:39 pm
(275) Critical says:

1. 2 pac
2. Eminem
3. Jay Z
4. Biggie
5. Nas

December 7, 2009 at 4:51 pm
(276) Dr. Fjezze says:

1 Eminem
2 Tupac Shakur
3 Dr dre
4 Big L
5 KRS one
6 Nas
7 Method man
8 Redman
9 Snoop dogg
10 Naughty by nature

Upcoming Cilvaringz

worthy mentions, everyone puttin it out there especially the Old school

December 12, 2009 at 7:38 pm
(277) Andy JB says:

best emcees ALIVE:

1. Birdman…….hell no just joking!

1.NaS

2. Eminem

3. Jay-Z

4. KRS-One

5. Rakim

6. Statik Selektah

7. AZ

8. Reks

9. Termanology

10. Raekwon

I also liked:

Common
Kanye
Mos Def
Charles Hamilton
Skyzoo
Talib
Termanology
Jadakiss
Cam’Ron
Q-Tip
and of course Big L, Biggie, Pac (RIP)

Can i just say that IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM DOES LIL WAYNE BELONG ON ANY EMCEE GREATS LIST!!!!!! Bottom line is, he isn’t an MC.

December 25, 2009 at 12:40 am
(278) Petr J says:

This is the top 5 according to a large majority of you

1.)2pac
2.)Biggie
3.)Nas
4.)Eminem
5.)Big L/Eazy E

January 5, 2010 at 7:21 pm
(279) hunter says:

1)2pac 2)biggie smalls 3)50 cent 4)eminem 5)snoop dogg 6)dr.dre 7)ice cube 8)ice t 9)lil wayne 10)jay z

January 9, 2010 at 3:04 pm
(280) danner says:

ELI PORTER OWNS ALL !!!!

January 9, 2010 at 3:05 pm
(281) danner says:

ELI PORTER IS THE BEST MENG!!! HE DEED IT!!

February 4, 2010 at 12:59 pm
(282) robert says:

1. lil wayne
2. biggie
3. Jay-Z
4. nas
5. Andre 3000
6.bone thugs
7. eminem
8. common
9. lupe
10. jada or fabo

drake will be in there some day

February 5, 2010 at 3:38 am
(283) woz says:

1) big
2) pac
3)nas
4) em
5)jay
6) wayne
7) redman
8) jeezy
9) jadakiss
10) method man

February 8, 2010 at 11:04 am
(284) Bx4LIFE says:

10.B.I.G
9.B.I.G
8.B.I.G
7.B.I.G
6.B.I.G
5.B.I.G
4.B.I.G
3.B.I.G
2.B.I.G
1.B.I.G

February 10, 2010 at 2:05 pm
(285) P M says:

10. Mos Def
9. Krs One
8. Talib Kweli
7. Dr Dre
6. Lupe Fiasco
5. Snoop Dogg
4. Jay Z
3. Slick Rick
2. Nas
1. BIGGIE SMALLS

February 19, 2010 at 8:09 pm
(286) MaDoc says:

10 – Jay-z
9 – Scarface
8 – Eminem
7 – Big Pun
6 – Ghostface
5 – Nas
4 – KRS-One
3 – Ice Cube
2 – Tupac
1 – The Notorious B.I.G.

February 28, 2010 at 3:57 pm
(287) ticia says:

10.Lupe Fiasco
9.Fabulous
8.Common
7. Slick Rick
6. Common/Biggie
5. Eminem
4. Lil Wayne
3. Nas
2. Jay Z
1. 2Pac

March 16, 2010 at 2:41 pm
(288) Jonny Ryall says:

10)MF Doom
9)Black Thought
8)Mos Def
7)Jay Z
6)Big Pun
5)Big Daddy Kane
4)Rakim
3)KRS-One
2)Nas
1)Notorious B.I.G.

March 18, 2010 at 5:05 am
(289) The Black That knows Who The Rapper is !!!!!! says:

10.DMX

9.Snoop Dogg

8.Styles P

7.Jay-z

6.Rakim

5.Eminem

4.Ice Cube

3.Method Man/Redman

2.Tupac

1.Notorious B.I.G.

April 5, 2010 at 5:36 pm
(290) shadow 18 says:

1. JAY-Z
2. 2pac
3. Biggie smalls
4. Lil Wayne
5. Easy E
6. Twista
7. Eminem
8. Busta rhymes
9. SPM
10. Snoop dog

April 26, 2010 at 5:31 pm
(291) nc shadayy says:

10. Immortal Technique(dance with the devil.amazin song)
9. Big Pun
8. Big L
7. Mos Def
6. Krs One
5. Eazy-E
4. NaS
3. Biggie
2. Eminem
1. Tupac

April 28, 2010 at 12:27 pm
(292) james says:

10. snoop dogg
9. 50 cent
8. jay-z
7. ice cube
6. rakim
5. eazy-e
4. tupac
3. dr. dre
2. biggie
1. eminem

May 17, 2010 at 8:10 pm
(293) aidan says:

1) 2 Pac (Legend)
2)Biggie (mad flow)
3) Rakim ( He has great teqnique)
4) Nas (fun to listen to)
5)Eminem ( lyrical guiness)
6) KRS- One
7) Big L (Too bad he died, best punchlines ever)
8) Jay-z (Revolutionary)
9) Chuck D ( Great)
10) LL Cool J

May 18, 2010 at 1:06 am
(294) R.O.D 253 says:

not in order..everybody is great in there own way..there is no #1 MC by the way

my favorite’s however is
Nas (most creative,great stoyteller)
Common(underated,good metaphores)
Ice Cube(Death certificate says it all)
AZ (underated,just as good as Nas)
2pac( not all that lyrical but he is the realest)
Biggie(great flow & storyteller)
Rakim (first true lyricist,the god of emceeing)
KRS-One(very political & drops knowledge)
Big L(best punchlines ever,great battle mc)
Eminem(most crazy rapper ever,good freestyler)
Groups:Wu tang clan.Mobb deep (90′s),Gang Starr,N.W.A,A tribe called quest,Bone Thugs n harmony,Run DMC…This is hip hop ya’ll not these new cats out now.

June 2, 2010 at 2:26 am
(295) Jesse says:

Yo where is Andre 3000, Black Though, or Guru in any of these lists?! COME ON PEOPLE

June 2, 2010 at 2:29 am
(296) Jessse says:

MF Doom as well.

June 2, 2010 at 2:56 am
(297) Jesse says:

Busta Rhymes? Common?

June 13, 2010 at 12:17 am
(298) ziggy says:

1. 2Pac
2. Notorious B.I.G
3. Rakim
4. Nas
5. Eminem
6. Jay-Z
7. Big Pun
8. Talib Kweli
9. KRS-One
10. Jadakiss
Others…The Game, Fabolous, Cassidy, Common, Snoop, Busta Rhymes, Big L

June 17, 2010 at 10:56 pm
(299) bacardi1939 says:

10. Ludacris (Before Acting)
9. Slug (from Atmosphere)
8. Chuck D (PE Changed The Time)
7. Rakim (Also A Master Of His Time)
6. (TIE) The Beastie Boys & The Roots
5. Ghostface Killah (Wu-tang’s sickest)
4. El-p (Definitive Jux mastermind)
3. Del Tha Funky Homosapien (Hiero & you don’t want to battle)
2. Aesop Rock (So out there but so educated. Some of the sickest rhymes I’ve ever heard.
1.Eminem (Maybe not the best freestyler, although he can but definately the best lyricist. Metaphors that you can’t even fathom until the third or fourth listen. Sick Sick Sick!

June 20, 2010 at 1:44 am
(300) kevsmellzzzzz says:

1. Eminem- Original, wordplay genius, incedible flow.
2. Jay-Z- Smooth, “Feelin’ It” is my favorite rap song ever.
3. KRS-One- Cuz KRS is a teacha, and Scott is a Scholar; it’s not about money cuz we all make dollaz
4. Tupac- Innovator
5. Notorious BIG- Greatest flow, genius rhymes
6. Nas- The most Illmatic man of NY.
7. Ice Cube- Before his TBS promos, i was scared to death of this man
8. Dr. Dre- so underrated, Chronic and 2001 are classics
9. Andre 3000- Gotta be original like Andre 3k
10. Masta Ace- Another underrated vet, greatest storyteller after Slick Rick.

Honorable Mentions- Big L, AZ, Lauryn Hill, Snoop

Sorry no Rakim i just started listening to him, i’m sure in a week he’ll be in the top 10 for me.

June 29, 2010 at 2:17 am
(301) The Truth says:

Whoever puts Lil Wayne on their list of top 10 are the most retarded people in the world, just shoot yourselves, his raps are gay as hell, doesnt even make sense, sounds like a fag.

1. 2pac- No questions, he is GOD
2.Notorious BIG- he is a savior
3.Eminem- youngest legend ever, the underdog
4.Nas- true rapper, just awesome
5.Jay-Z- he keeps the flow goin
6. Rakim- who hasnt learned from him
7.Krs-One- he is just lyrically a king
8.Ice Cube- realest gangsta ever
9.LLCOOLJ- longest rapper still goin hard
10. Big Daddy Kane- a legend of his kind

honorable mentions that can follow up on this list…:

Dr Dre
Snoop Dogg
Slick Rick
Chuck D
Guru(Gangstarr)
Masta Ace
Pete Rock
Big L
Kool G Rap
The D.O.C.
Eazy E
Busta Rhymes
Cypress Hill
Redman
DMX
Method Man
Doug E Fresh
Too Short
Xzibit
Scarface

New Rappers that could maybe be near this list:
The Game
50 Cent
Ludacris
T.I
Fat Joe

July 6, 2010 at 1:22 am
(302) tyler says:

1.Tupac-(shame he died, wonder wat he would be today)
2.Biggy-(really close to #1 it sucks he died to R.I.P
3.Lil wayne-(alot of people may disagree but if ur heard of alot of his underground stuff it will change ur mind)
4.Eminem-(really good his new album is REALLY GOOD)
5.DR.DRE-(alot of old good songs cant hate on Dre)
6.Drake-(he just started in the rap game n is already one of the best)
7.Gucci-(mad lyrics just hard to hear)
8.T.I-(very good hes coming back strong after being in jail)
9.50 cent-(maybe not the best lyrics but his songs are great)
10.Bone thugs-(From Cle!, Ohio very good songs)

R.I.P-Tupac n Biggy
Note- LIL Wayne is on the road to the top spot soons he gets out of jail hes gonna be dropping some mad albums

July 6, 2010 at 1:29 pm
(303) Shaliq says:

1.Rakim (A.k.a. The God MC, the best MC that ever walked on this planet)
2.KRS-ONE
3.Kool G Rap
4.Nas
5.Big Daddy Kane
6.Notorious B.I.G.
7.Big Pun
8.Big L
9.Common
10.Guru
AMEN!

July 6, 2010 at 5:46 pm
(304) Blazin Green says:

1. Meth & Red
2. Nas
3. b.i.g
4. DMX
5. Eminem
6. Ghost & Rae
7. Ice Cube
8. 2pac
9. Rakim
10. Mos Def

#1
———–Method Man———-

July 7, 2010 at 4:07 pm
(305) Someone says:

1.Eminem
2.Eminem
3.Eminem
4.Eminem
5.Eminem
6.Eminem
7.Eminem
8.Eminem
9.Dr.Dre
10.Tupac

July 7, 2010 at 8:15 pm
(306) PabloR says:

10. DMX
9. Lupe Fiasco
8. Andre 3000
7. Ice Cube
6. Jay Z
5. Mf Doom
4. Notorious B.I.G.
3. Eminem
2. 2Pac
1. Nas

July 13, 2010 at 5:45 am
(307) Pratik says:

25. Method Man/GZA/Ghostface/Raekwon
24. Blu
23. Common
22. Slick Rick
21. Aceyalone
20. Del Tha Funky Homosapien
19. Gift of Gab
18. Big Daddy Kane
17. Pharoahe Monch
16. Andre 3000
15. Talib Kweli
14. Jay-Z
13. Lupe Fiasco
12. Black Thought
11. MF DOOM
10. Mos Def
9. Chuck D
8. 2Pac
7. Notorious B.I.G.
6. Eminem
5. Q-Tip
4. Kool G Rap
3. KRS-One
2. Rakim
1. Nas

July 16, 2010 at 7:50 am
(308) TY says:

10- Kanye West (college dropout kanye not vma crashing autotune kanye)
9- Lupe Fiasco (complex crazy lyricist sometimes too confusing and complex for me)
8- Andre 3000
7- KRS One
6- Rakim
5- Common
4- Guru (Gang Starr)
3- Talib Kweli
2- Black Thought (of the The Roots. Every album is hot)
1- Mos Def (i dont know if he is #1 because i think a lot of these guys tie but Black on Both Sides and Blackstar were great albums)

A lot of these can be mixed up so #1 may not really be #1 but in my opinion these are some of the top mcs

i think biggie, nas, and tupac are great mcs and lyricists i just dont care for what they rap about most times. Eminem also but i dont like his recent work and the stuff he talks about. I think Jay-Z is one of the most overrated rappers hes not the worst but he is not that good. TI is also overrated

WORST RAPPERS- no order
gucci mane
lil wayne- (im a venereal disease like a menstrual bleed- he compares himself to a STD and period which is not a venereal disease. DUMBASS)
birdman
soulja boy

August 5, 2010 at 1:16 am
(309) WarThree says:

Wow, the majority of these lists are absolutely brutal. If you were deciding upon best pop rap M.C.’s of all time then yeah, throw in Pac, Biggie, and Gay-Z for their catchy tracks and non-changing cadence. And if you want to make a list of best sell-out M.C.’s you can throw in Eminem, Nas, and a lot more. I give credit where it is due, based on originality, innovation, influence on the genre, lyrical content, and actual skill. Notably:

Rakim
(still untouchable)

Chuck D
(so political it hurts)

Paris
(i bet he gets audited annually)

Big Daddy Kane
(so good he used to write other peeps rhymes)

Sir-Mix-A-Lot
(hella underated, and only know for his worst trax)

Brotha J
(one of the best voices ever)

Big L + Guru
(RIP)

Kool Keith
(the Kirk Cobain of Hip Hop, whatever he says sounds good)

W.C. (ever hear of Low Profile? didn’t think so)

Ice Cube
(wrote the whole Straight Outta Compton album, need I say more?)

Dr. Lewdachris
(u ain’t never heard of this guy, he is an M.C. mastermind, best white M.C. ever, destroys eminem, sorry toys)

Esoteric + El-P
(runners up in the best white M.C. category)

Don’t hate, just take notes toys. But be careful, you might learn something.

August 12, 2010 at 10:46 pm
(310) Andrew says:

10-JayZ
9-50 cent
8-method man/ wutang
7-ice cube
6-snoop dogg
5-nas
4-Big L
3-eminem
2-Tupac
1-Notorious B.I.G

August 13, 2010 at 8:44 am
(311) cameron says:

1.Nas
2.Jay-Z
3.Big-L
4.Biggie
5.Eminem
6.AZ
7.Pac
8.Lupe
9.Outkast
10. Talib Kwali

August 20, 2010 at 3:23 am
(312) marcos says:

1.COMMON
2.BIGGIE
3.2 PAC
4.KRS 1
5.KAYNE WEST
6.NAS
7.MOS DEF
8.JAY Z
9.TALIB KWALI
10.LUPE FIASCO

August 22, 2010 at 10:49 pm
(313) Dan says:

This is a tough call, there’s so many great hip hop artists it’s hard to pick ten. I want to include a lot of MC’s who don’t get a lot of credit who left a big impact on me.

My ten would probably be (in no particular order):

Black Thought
Mos Def
(early) Eminem
RA The Rugged Man
Big L
Immortal Technique
Vinnie Paz
(early) Ice Cube
Tupac Shakur
Nas

VERY honorable mentions: Big Pun, Notorious BIG, Eric B and Rakim, any of the Beastie Boys, Chuck D (probably #11), Talib Kweli, Common, Eyedea, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, AZ, I could go on forever

September 3, 2010 at 11:36 am
(314) drx says:

Greatest MC? Pac

Greatest song? Juicy. By some distance!

October 17, 2010 at 9:42 am
(315) Z says:

PEOPLE STOP PUTTING DR. DRE AS A GREAT RAPPER, HE’S NOT A RAPPER, HE’S A PRODUCER. HIS SONGS ARE GREAT BUT HE DOES NOT WRITE HIS OWN LYRICS!!!!!

10. Redman
9. Big L
8. Kool G Rap
7. Jay-Z
6. KRS-One
5. The Notorius B.I.G
4. 2Pac
3. Nas
2. Big Daddy Kane
1. Rakim

October 17, 2010 at 4:07 pm
(316) Ripazah says:

my list

1.2pac
2.Biggie Smalls
3.Big L
4.Big Pun
5.Eminem
6.Eazy-E
7.Ice Cube
8.Rakim
9.Snoop Dogg
10. Bizzy Bone

October 22, 2010 at 8:47 pm
(317) J says:

10. Skyzoo
9. Common
8. Kanye West
7. Jay-Z
6. Lupe Fiasco
5. Rakim
4. Nas
3. Eminem
2. Biggie
1. Pac

November 3, 2010 at 4:25 pm
(318) hj says:

1.Eminem
2.Big/Nas
4.Dmx
5.Tupac/Immortal Technique
7.Dr Dre
8.Snoop Dog
9.Fort Minor (hes actually good but very underestimated and underated)
10.Biggie

November 5, 2010 at 3:15 am
(319) spekk says:

10.Krayzie bone
9.Papoose
8.Talib Kweli
7.Mos Def
6.Az
5.Rakim
4.Immortal technique
3.GZA
2.Nas
1.KRS-One

November 22, 2010 at 5:46 pm
(320) German Slugger says:

1. Slim Shady
2. Andre 3 Stacks
3. Don Mega
4. Makaveli the Don
5. Biggie Smalls
6. Mr. Meth
7. Nas Escobar
8. Reggie Noble
9. Mega Montana
10. Jiggaman

If you don´t know them, burn in hell !

November 22, 2010 at 6:47 pm
(321) H says:

1 / Big L

2 / Slick Rick
3 / Nas
4 / Eminem
5 / Ice Cube
6 / Chuck D
7 / Jay-Z
8 / Bun B
9 / Ghostface
10/ Snoop

December 9, 2010 at 7:58 pm
(322) Bill says:

Really enjoyed reading your list Henry, you are one of the best. Nice to actually see a real list unlike that trash from MTV. I have a some what different opinion than yours but can repsect yours. The only major flaw I thought was having Big L so low, I really think he’s top 10. Nice to see that you didn’t overrate Jay-Z, Eminem and 2Pac, I’m so sick of people having them all in the top 5. Anyway here’s my list.
10. Andre 3000- One of the most unique artists of all time, Dre’ is so different and unique sometimes you wonder if he really is 1000 years ahead of our time. Regardless of going a tad pop dre’ can do any style look through each of kasts ablums and look how different he is on each one, no MC has changed forms as many times and made it work each time.

9. Ice Cube- I love the deabte I had with a friend. He stated that if Cube had died in 92 or 93 he would be considered the greatest of all time. And it’s close, even though he fell apart in the mid 90′s cube still has a massive impact, and many classics.

8. Jay-Z- Besides Eminem I believe Jay is the most overrated MC. The difference Jay-Z is in the top 10. And had the man stayed retired in in 03 he would be higher. You can’t deny his skills and when he wants to can make classic albums reasonable doubt, blueprint. But because he never stuck to his form in 96, and decided to go MTV, and because of the fued (beatdown) against Nas he really can’t be any higher than 8.

7. Big L- L was on the rise, and sestined to become a legend, but you know the rest. Still after listening to his first 2 albums and countless freestyles, you can see why hopes were so high, maybe the most underrated ever.

6. Big Daddy Kane- Guy gets no respect. Ask hip-hop fans to make a list of top 10 MC’s, and maybe kane shows up on 1 of every 10. It’s a shame because he is one of the best ever, certainly better then Jay-Z, who used the Kane’s style and swagg.

5. 2Pac- Maybe the most popular, and certainly a legend, but the more I listen to him the further down my list he goes. I loved pac’s old stuff, and Me against the world is a top 6 or 7 album IMO. But his last 2 albums were so repetitive, and the thug life gimmick was overkilled dramatically. Bright spots in his final 2 albums were overshadowed by filler, and thug talk. Still when he wanted to could give you chills, make you cry, or get you angry. Easily a top 5.

4. KRS-One- Great Pioneer, and still dropping great music, maybe the face of hip-hop. From the legendary BDP and Criminal Minded, to being a successfull soloist, and never selling out.

3. Notorious BIG- Originally I had Pac at 3, BIG at 5, but I feel BIG is a much better storyteller, and lyricist. He doesn’t get repetitive. The guy dropped 2 top 20 albums of all time in 3 years.

2. Nas- Some people love him some hate him, regardless all respect him, can anybody deny his abilities? Illmatic, and Stillmatic put him in top 10, but his lyrics, and storytelling cement him as one of the greatest.

1. Rakim- The creator without him, none of the Mc’s listed above would have made it, well KRS-One maybe but that’s all. This guy is the reason hip-hop thrived, and he was the single greatest at mono tone, and a top 3 lyricist. Without a doubt the God MC.

December 9, 2010 at 8:06 pm
(323) Bill says:

Also guys Eminem’s new album was terrible 90% pop. He is not in top 15 let alone #1 so overrated it’s not even funny. Only reason someone today would think he’s so good is because there is nobody else good playing right now who wayne? Drake? Gucci? they are all garbage, so eminem looks better. It’s like taking a decent looking girl you know decent but not smoking, and taking a mutant girl that’s like 300 pounds with acne, and standing them next to each other, and wow surpirse the decent looking girl looks better for some reason hmm???

January 12, 2011 at 12:56 pm
(324) Eazy duz it says:

1000000000000000: Dr Dre / Snoop Dogg. (Can’t decide which one of these is to worst studio gangster, they both suck.if it was possible to think of a number that isnt a rank. it would be that. MotherF**K Dre Motherf**K Snoop Motherf**K Deathrow.

9: Gangsta Dresta
8: BG Knockout
7: Dj Yella
6: The Game
5: MC Ren
4: Tupac
3: Ice Cube
2: Notorious B.I.G
1: Eazy E

January 22, 2011 at 11:39 am
(325) Dee says:

10.Run DMC
9.Ice Cube
8.The Fresh Prince(Will Smith)
7.Fabolous(Wayyy under-rated)
6.Nas
5.Jay Z
4.Eminem
3.Notorious BIG
2.Dr Dre
*drumrolls*
1.TU PAC SHAKUR(d greatest evaaa)
Trust me,am a rap music fanatic

January 28, 2011 at 2:02 pm
(326) K.Escudo24 says:

1.Rakim
2. Nas
3.Jay z
4.Tupac
5.B.I.G
6.Big daddy kane
7.Mos Def
8.Eminem
9.Common
10.lupe fiasco

February 12, 2011 at 6:30 pm
(327) Kevin says:

10. Ice Cube
9. Black Thought
8. Andre 3000
7. 2Pac
6. KRS
5. Jay-Z
4. Big Daddy Kane
3. BIG
2. Rakim
1. Nas

Eminem is top 15 I will never get sick of sslp, mmlp they are classics I understand he is overrated but at the same time underrated basically from 98-02 he was a force maybe the best throughout that time but everything after 2003 has been brutal. I agree with 2Pac being overrated but he still is top 10, and I agree with bill the thug life gimmick was so repetitive I have him in top 10 for 2pacalypse now and me against the world, not for makaveli and all eyez on me. And Jay is no doubt top 10 from 96-01 he was carrying hip-hop still he’s no nas but give the man some respect.

February 12, 2011 at 6:40 pm
(328) Kevin says:

In my personal opinion the GOAT really comes down to nas vs rakim i just think those guys have the best lyrics and are really on another planet then the rest, i give nas the edge because of his social impact storytelling abilities.

I thought I’d make a Greatest Group List
7. NWA (OVERRATED all of them except Cube)
6. Roots
5. Tribe Called Quest
4. RUN-DMC
3. Public Enemy (1 Man Show)
2. Wu-Tang
1. OutKast

February 23, 2011 at 9:35 pm
(329) Kevin says:

Rakim is the greatest ever!!!

March 16, 2011 at 6:46 am
(330) Wisani says:

Tupac takes all the top 10 spots then the others.

March 25, 2011 at 7:46 am
(331) Weskosed says:

I have yet to see any mention of DJ Quik!!!!!! Cryin shame, dood is one of the most talented ever and never gets the respect he deserves. Been spittin quality flow for over 20 years, worked with easy-e, pac, dre, roger troutman has put out 8 albums under his name and countless other productions, mixed “all eyes on me” under the name David Blake. DJ Quik neeeeeds some love!!!!!!!

“I transfered outa compton high school with a gun in my pants, ready for what ever comes and I’m prayin, I aint got be the one shot up at the hospital simply because Compton never had one.”

“I aint no big buff dood im a rap singer, I excecise one muscle, thats my strap finger.”

Lastly if it wasnt for quik the talk box would have died with roger troutman.

May 20, 2011 at 5:52 pm
(332) mixxx says:

1. Biggie
2. 2pac
3. Nas
4. Vinnie Paz
5. Rakim
6. The Game
7. Big daddy Kane
8. Big Pun
9. Big L
10. Jay-Z

May 21, 2011 at 6:30 am
(333) greg robinson says:

2 many people on here dont know the difference between rapping and mc’ing.

2Pac would not even dream of trying to battle Eminem let alone KRS One so on a real hip hop mcing content. WHY IS HE IN PEOPLES NO.1??????????
He is just a great entertaining rap artist and thats it!!!!!!!
Thats why he has a good voice. Should we put James Earl Jones in there too because he has a brilliant voice……..

Biggie on the other hand has proven and done both. He never needed Shock G or Digital Underground to hold his hand

Also why have so many left out LL Cool J. A rapper that took out Kool Moe Dee (Legend), at an early age and has stood the test of time with over 10 block buster lp. Can rap for the ladies and mc. What more does a bro have to do.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT

June 2, 2011 at 5:34 pm
(334) D. says:

10. Jay-Z
09. LL Cool J
08. Joell Ortiz
07. Immortal Technique
06. Ice Cube
05. Nas
04. Royce Da 5’9
03. Biggie
02. 2pac
01. Eminem

June 3, 2011 at 12:47 am
(335) wepaaa says:

1.Rakim(Paid in full)
2.Nas(Illmatic)
3.Pac(Me against the world)
4.Biggie
5.Chuck D
6.Kool G Rap
7.Big Daddy Kane
8.MC Guru
9.Common
10.Ice Cube

Big L and Pun are qood but died too early to make it on the list. Others that are close are Slick Rick, Krs-One, Mos Def, AZ. Jay-Z and Eminem are overrated especially Jay-Z.

June 9, 2011 at 9:15 am
(336) Hiphopaddict says:

1. Eminem
2. Tupac
3. The Notorious B.I.G
4. LL Cool J
5. Nas
6. Scarface
7. Kool G Rap
8. KRS-One
9. Big L
10. Immortal Technique.

Close would be Big Daddy Kane, 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Rakim (prolly one of the best but not one of my favourites), Common, Eazy-E

July 25, 2011 at 4:01 am
(337) BIG J says:

1. The Notorious B.I.G.
2. Kool G Rap
3. Rakim
4. Nas
5. Eminem
6. Big Daddy Kane
7. KRS-One
8. Tupac
9. Jay-Z
10. Prodigy (Mobb Deep)

August 12, 2011 at 10:07 pm
(338) Deandre says:

1. Eminem
2. R.A the Rugged Man
3. Lupe Fiasco
4. Bubba Sparxxx
5. Lloyd Banks
6. Kool G Rap
7. Jay Z
8. Travis McCoy
9. Notorios B.I.G
10. Raekwon

August 27, 2011 at 4:59 pm
(339) popz2424 says:

1. 2pac
2. Biggie
3. Nas
4. Big L
5. Eminem
6. Method Man
7. Ice Cube
8. Rakim
9. Jadakiss
10. The Game

October 4, 2011 at 12:39 pm
(340) Crazylegs says:

1. Rakim
2. Big Daddy Kane
3. Everyone else

December 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm
(341) Anonymus says:

1. Jay-Z
2. Biggie
3. Rakim
4. Nas
5. Eminem
6. 2Pac
7. Andre 3000
8. Common
9. Ice Cube
10. Kanye West (Exactly, Ye.)

Actually the people on my list are so close the list could’ve been in any order.

January 17, 2012 at 8:36 am
(342) R says:

Rough lists…

1: 2 Pac
2: KRS-One
3: K Rino
4: Nas
5: Jay Z
6: Biggie
7: Big Pun
8: Rakim
9: Big Daddy Kane
10: AZ

February 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm
(343) lamont says:

never forget jadakiss

February 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm
(344) lamont says:

never forget jadakiss

February 14, 2012 at 2:05 pm
(345) lamont says:

never forget jadakiss

February 19, 2012 at 6:09 pm
(346) TEACHA GRISHA says:

Yo, I have to say my favorite and true MCs are the overall Hiphoppas who contribute positivly to their environment, culture, and overall the world. Many music of KRSONE, Konvidence (Dvitkun on youtube) 2pac, lauryn hill, Bob marley, Jay Electronica, CENTR, Blue Scholars, AL, Living Legends, Atosphere, Kurupt, Ja Rule, Nas, Common, and much more if you search deep for them to get that 1-5 minute sentation of true pleasure that have developed me to becoming good and pure person that I am today, so overall.. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING GOD, FORGIVE US FOR OUR SINS, AND I LOVE HIP HOP, Hip Hop will never end whether they shoot me in this war or not!!!!! THINK/SAY/DO IT!!!!
-Grisha Penny V. #1

March 8, 2012 at 5:58 am
(347) hip hop head says:

im young so i can only judge what ive heard that being from the mid 90′s and so on

first must recognize the late greats that lost there lives over the rap game

1 – big l
2 – pac
3 – biggy
4 – pun

5 – wutang
6 – nas
7 – jay z
8 – dmx/lox
9 – shyne
10 – mobbdeep

March 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm
(348) CRANE says:

Real Hip Hop
1.Eminem (new stuff is genius)
2.Big L ( innavator of lyrical hip hop )
3.Jay-Z
4.Big Pun
5.Nas
6.Biggie
7. Pac
8.Method Man
9.T.I.
10.Busta Rhymes

April 23, 2012 at 8:34 pm
(349) jwill says:

here is my top 10 in my opinion

10.) Bone-Thugs N Harmony
9.) DMX
8.) Eminem
7.) Ice Cube
6.) Rakim
5.) LL Cool J
4.) Jay-Z
3.) Nas
2.) Biggie
1.) Tupac

April 27, 2012 at 2:57 pm
(350) epho says:

EMINEM
……………………….

May 27, 2012 at 5:19 pm
(351) Eric Lynn Wright says:

Here is my top 10

1.) Tupac
2.) Biggie Smalls
3.) Eazy-E
4.) Ice Cube
5.) Dr.Dre
6.) Nas
7.) Snoop Dogg
8.) LL Cool J
9.) Jay-Z
10.) Big-L

July 8, 2012 at 6:07 am
(352) Fula says:

My opinion of the best. Not in order but definitely the best 25 ever

1.del tha funkee homosapien
2.rakim
3.Afu ra
4.tupac
5.Biggie
6.Andre 3000
7.eminem
8.MF DOOM
9.redman
10.pharaoh Monch
11. Big L
12. Reakwon
13. One be lo
14.nas
15.common
16.Jamal
17.GZA
18.aesop rock
19.RZA
20.big pun
21.chino XL
22.cunninlynguists
23.earl
24.AZ
25.royce da 5’9

July 8, 2012 at 6:14 am
(353) Dylan says:

^ and 26 KRS1 cant I believe I forgot him haha

July 8, 2012 at 6:14 am
(354) Dylan says:

^ and 26 KRS1 cant believe I forgot him haha

August 28, 2012 at 6:53 am
(355) RED PILL says:

#1 RAKIM

#2 NAS

#3 BIG DADDY KANE

#4 KOOL G RAP

#5 KRS ONE

#6 AZ

#7 JAY Z

#8 RAS KASS

#9 CANIBUSS

#10 LL COOL J

December 15, 2012 at 6:31 pm
(356) negga14 says:

nas
papoose
cassidy
jadakiss
style p
jag

June 22, 2013 at 1:20 am
(357) jherna says:

1.Tupac 2.SPM 3.Immortal Technique 4.Pimp C 5.ZRo

August 30, 2013 at 8:40 pm
(358) Pizzainn says:

1. Rakim
2. Nas
3. Notorious B.I.G
4. KRS-ONE
5. Big Daddy Kane
6. Tupac
7. Jay-Z
8. Eminem
9. Ice Cube
10. Andre 3000

September 21, 2013 at 10:42 pm
(359) joe says:

Strictly MC
1.Nas
2.Notorious B.I.G.
3.Eminem
4.KRS-ONE
5.Raekwon
6.Tupac
7.Mos Def
8.Lupe Fiasco
9.Big Boi
10.Chuck D

I wanted to add:
Treach
B-Real
Snoop
Masta Ace
Q Tip

September 25, 2013 at 2:36 am
(360) Rosendo says:

1. Tonedeff
2. Tonedeff
3. Tonedeff
4. Tonedeff
5. Tonedeff
6. Tonedeff
7. Tonedeff
8. Tonedeff
9. Tonedeff
10. Tonedeff

September 25, 2013 at 2:39 am
(361) Rosendo says:

And once again Tonedeff

February 26, 2014 at 12:39 am
(362) mb says:

1. 2pac
2. Nas
3. Scarface
4. Andre 3000
5. Ice Cube
6. Notorious BIG
7. Lauryn Hill
8. Black Thought
9. Common
10. Eminem

March 29, 2014 at 1:32 am
(363) G-man says:

I can’t believe this forum is forgetting about the first true lyrical mc’s:

1. Kool Moe Dee
2. Grandmaster Melle Mel (Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five)
3. KRS-One
4. Rakim.
5. Grandmaster Caz (Cold Crush Brothers)
6. Nas
7. Kool G Rap
8. Big Daddy Kane
9. Jadakiss
10. Eminem

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