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Poll: Who's the Greatest Rapper of All Time?

By October 26, 2006

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The "best rapper" insignia changes hands every year. If the year was 1988, Chuck D would be everyone's top pick. Ice Cube ruled in '91. 'Pac was the undisputable champ from '95 - '96. The Game was head of class in 2005. However, only few rappers have earned enough stripes to compete for the G.O.A.T. title.

So, tell us, who really is the greatest of all time?
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Comments

October 20, 2006 at 3:53 pm
(1) Alex says:

Rakim , the only one that I feel has remained consistent throughout his life. 2Pac had 3 amazing albums, but dont believe the hype, he wasnt THAT good of a rapper. Biggie had great flow but never really said anything that was socially aware. KRS-One has really relied on his legacy too much recently, and I never really thought his work was as good as everyone thinks. Plus hes gotten on my nerves with all this preaching lately. The rest of the guys all have had good careers, but definatly not good enough to be GOAT.

October 20, 2006 at 4:21 pm
(2) Mac T says:

Dead Prez

October 20, 2006 at 4:21 pm
(3) Tom says:

*Rubs hands together* I was waiting for this one :) Ty Hen-Ree

October 20, 2006 at 4:22 pm
(4) Mac T says:

Run Dmc takes it for me.

October 20, 2006 at 4:36 pm
(5) Henry/Rap Guide says:

*Rubs hands together* I was waiting for this one :) Ty Hen-Ree

Comment by Tom — October 20, 2006 @ 4:21 pm
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LOL! You’re welcome Tom.

October 20, 2006 at 4:38 pm
(6) Alex says:

Yo, Dead Prez and Run DMC are groups, not rappers.

October 20, 2006 at 5:48 pm
(7) Rizoh says:

^^Yeah, tell ‘em, son.

October 20, 2006 at 7:56 pm
(8) Ivan says:

If skills sold, truth be told…….anyways, I voted Pac because I thought he was (and still is) the face of hip-hop.

He could make party tracks that are played all day on radio stations, while at the same time pump out songs like “Panther Power”…Pac was a poet.

Rakim takes a close second though….

October 20, 2006 at 8:54 pm
(9) ** says:

will.i.am!

October 20, 2006 at 9:50 pm
(10) k says:

nas, eminem or tupac

October 20, 2006 at 11:06 pm
(11) Emmanuel says:

Yo man…For REAL Eminem has to be up in this thing! No ethnitcity issues here…If he were Italian, Palestenian or whatever, the guy is a badass rapper who nobody sounds like him…Yo take songs like Lose Yourself, Mosh, or Mockingbird, they all say something. And I mean just like a good actor like Jim Carrey…The guy has funny material and serious material. Not calling Eminem the best rapper yet, but he definitely makes the list.

October 21, 2006 at 2:27 am
(12) Emmanuel says:

I agree that Tupac is number 1. What other rapper could’ve released so many posthumonous albums and each drop platinum…No concerts, no promotional tours, no real advertising, just Tupac as we remembered him and the socially conscious blueprints of a great rapper and entertainer.

October 21, 2006 at 4:31 am
(13) cpas says:

I don’t know ’bout the rest of you but my pick is Nas. Only cat been holding it down since 92. Just wait till december.

October 21, 2006 at 10:22 am
(14) Alex says:

I think we forget that 2Pac was really not mentioned in the G.O.A.T. talks before somebody killed em. I love 2Pac, my favorite rapper because he was such an engaging person, but not the best rapper per se.

October 21, 2006 at 11:32 am
(15) Tom says:

Argh!.. whats up with my man Nas doing bad?

October 21, 2006 at 6:55 pm
(16) Jake says:

All are very sweet in their own ways. Eminem needs to be on here as well as common. Also i would say Andre of outkast and if we are including groups… dead prez, fugees, the tribe, and wu tang. But i digress, common and eminem need to be on here.

October 21, 2006 at 7:17 pm
(17) BK says:

NaS, the dude put out the best album all time and he also beat Jay-Z (they said its over but everybody knows he won) so i picked him

October 21, 2006 at 8:14 pm
(18) Pribs says:

Rakim or Krs-one hands down. No one comes close to their influence and catalouge. Nas is at best a distant 3rd to these 2. Rakim did amazing work solo and with Eric B. While the teacha drops knowledge all the time. And neither sold out always stayin true. Krs might have the edge with more albums along with the fact that he is a leader personality with hip hop culture.

Alot of ppl mention groups like Wu tang but this is one emcee not group. Take a solo artist from a group like The Gza. But when u compare any artist to Krs and Rakim they just dont come close.

October 21, 2006 at 8:18 pm
(19) Pribs says:

BTW 2pac may have done great work while alive but we do make hime bigger than he realy was. Dont want to take away from him but we make him a martyr and bigger than he really was. If he never died i could see him maybe sittin on the throne of greatest. He is still a dope emceee but u cant compare him to the God emcee in Rakim or the Teacha. And Jay is definitly above average but not the greatest.

October 21, 2006 at 8:28 pm
(20) BK says:

I change my mind I would say its between Biggie and NaS.Biggie only put out 2 albums but both of them were two of the best albums of all time. I would put both of them in my top ten. And Nas because of what I said earlier. I would put Emeniem in the the top ten all time just because he was never fake. He never tried to be a thug, he rapped what he knew and I respect him for that.

October 21, 2006 at 9:11 pm
(21) Henry says:

BK: Biggie’s body of work isn’t as large as Pac’s. Biggie was the better emcee, Pac was a better rapper. Biggie wasn’t as versatile, but Pac touched on everything: violence, love, lust, and everything in between. My pick? Neither.

October 21, 2006 at 9:12 pm
(22) Henry says:

Folks, Eminem hasn’t been consistent enough to earn a spot in the top 10. He’s still one of my favorites, so it’s nothing personal (or racist) as people presume it is.

October 21, 2006 at 10:32 pm
(23) Ivan says:

^^ In response to Henry:

Rakim gets edged off by 2pac (in my opinion) for the very same reason.

October 22, 2006 at 12:36 am
(24) caps says:

Yeah I agree, eminem’s first two cds were classics but since the quality of his albums has gone down.It just doesn’t seem as if he’s putting his all into every song.At least for the time being, em stays outta the top 10.

October 22, 2006 at 1:09 am
(25) Henry says:

^^ In response to Henry:

Rakim gets edged off by 2pac (in my opinion) for the very same reason.

Comment by Ivan
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Em’s had two brilliant CDs and one solid disc. Rakim has had at least 4 exceptional albums. Plus, he’s one of the most influential ever (besides Pac and Jay). His rhyme structure is Top 5. He swayed the game several times. He diversified his style over and over. Rakim is an emcee’s emcee. Period.

October 22, 2006 at 1:12 am
(26) Henry says:

It’s interesting to see that Jay and Nas are heated off in the race for third place.

5 days left.

October 22, 2006 at 2:33 am
(27) D`Mahb says:

Lil’ Wayne…..he’s da best, regardless of age!!

August 30, 2011 at 4:51 am
(28) Devin says:

lol crack baby

October 22, 2006 at 4:20 am
(29) The Chosen One says:

D Mahb, what u smoking son, I want some because u said Lil’Wayne is the G.O.A.T. U must be smoking something.

October 22, 2006 at 8:31 am
(30) Tako says:

i think common should be in the list, but the greatest.. well, in my opinion, nas or B.I.G.

October 22, 2006 at 9:33 am
(31) Tom says:

Looks like 2Pac has ran away with it. I still stick with Nas though.

October 22, 2006 at 10:16 am
(32) Henry says:

Looks like 2Pac has ran away with it. I still stick with Nas though.

Comment by Tom
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It ain’t over til it’s over. There’s still 5 days left.

October 22, 2006 at 11:13 am
(33) Illmatic620 says:

Nas is the GOAT, 2Pac is really compelling, he might be my favorite artist and personality, Nas has some Pac in him, in terms of deep content, but lyrically hes in another dimension alone with Kool-Moo, Biggie beats him on flow but not on anything else, Nas released so many gems is not even funny, even Nastradamus has a few classic records on it like Project Windows.

Pac released.. debut classic, Me Against the World classic, All Eyez on Me classic, 7 Day Theory classic, and a ton of amazing unreleased works so even though hes not the best MC you cant dispute hes power as a rapper.

October 22, 2006 at 11:15 am
(34) Illmatic620 says:

Illmatic > Paid in Full by the way, Nas took off where Rakim and KRS One left off, and then took off were Pac left off with all the same time maintaining his lyrical gift… hes by far the GOAT, and doesnt get the respect he deserves.

Just peek Lost Tapes Vol 1 its his best stuff since Illmatic and thats his friggen throwaways

October 22, 2006 at 11:37 am
(35) dj. says:

Lil’ Wayne…..he’s da best, regardless of age!!

Comment by D`Mahb
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LOL!

October 22, 2006 at 1:03 pm
(36) Tom says:

Aint over till its over eh? So Nas still has a chance?? :) ALL VOTE NAS!

October 22, 2006 at 2:19 pm
(37) Illmatic620 says:

Juicy, and Sky’s the Limit touched on some conscious stuff, but as a New Yorker, I really get sick of the same monotonous Biggie party stuff and violent stuff on the radio

PAC>BIG content wise

October 22, 2006 at 8:08 pm
(38) The Chosen One says:

I agree with Illmatic, Biggie’s subject matter is boring.

October 23, 2006 at 3:35 am
(39) caps says:

BIG wasnt alive long enough to show what he could really do.If given more time he might of had more subjects to talk about.

October 23, 2006 at 4:58 pm
(40) Illmatic620 says:

middle-class fat boy who sold a few packs, didnt have much to say in three years, not to mention his abuse of the females in his life…

Keep Your Head Up > F*** U 2Night

Nuff said

October 23, 2006 at 7:22 pm
(41) oreN Backwards says:

K-Fed, fools! What! WHAT!!

October 23, 2006 at 8:47 pm
(42) James says:

The Notorious B.I.G. or 2pac is the best and Nas is the best alive. But if Nas died (God Forbid) Eminem, KRS One, or Rakim be the best alive. Jay-Z bites too much.

October 23, 2006 at 9:48 pm
(43) DLev1128 says:

No one and I mean no one can touch Pharoahe Monch in his prime with maybe the exception of Illmatic Nas and 87-88 Rakim. Just listen to the Stress album from front to back and decide for yourself.

October 24, 2006 at 11:27 am
(44) Doc says:

I’m from the oldschool. Rakim is a bad brotha. And I also know that LL Cool J has been in the game before all these fools, and he’s STILL making records. But with the smooth flow, can’t nobody touch Rakim.

October 25, 2006 at 1:16 pm
(45) Ivan says:

Where’s Masta Ace!?!?

lol

October 25, 2006 at 5:24 pm
(46) Illmatic620 says:

I love masta ace, acknowledge is one of my favorite diss tracks

October 25, 2006 at 10:51 pm
(47) DLev1128 says:

Rakim is generally regarded as best ever skills wise – opposed to 2Pac and his influence and legacy – but one man who is literally nearly as nice is Big Daddy Kane. He had some serious skills, just listen to Ain’t No Half Steppin, he never gets the Props he deserves. Also I would put Nas, Pharoahe Monch, Ras Kass, Aceyalone as on that next level rhyming. It really depends if you want to go by best rapper which those guys or greatest which would be more along the lines of Biggie, Pac, Chuck D, and KRS-One.

October 26, 2006 at 11:15 am
(48) Korey says:

I surprised Big L ain’t even on the list
Big L=GOAT

October 26, 2006 at 3:38 pm
(49) Henry says:

Big L is one of the best, no doubt. Unfortunately, people tend to overrate past rappers. Big L is far from Top 10 in my opinion.

October 26, 2006 at 4:39 pm
(50) eminem says:

his flow and style is more unique that anyone’s

October 26, 2006 at 4:57 pm
(51) Illmatic620 says:

Yeah, I like Big L a toonn, hes first album was classic, and Jay-Z jacked a lot of his swagger, but hes a punch-line rapper, no way he could make an album as technically good as Illmatic, or as powerful as Me Against the World.. no way, he was deeper then most ppl think though, Street Struck etc all had a good socially aware message, RIP BIG L.

October 26, 2006 at 6:52 pm
(52) Henry says:

^You’re right: Big L was deep.

October 26, 2006 at 6:54 pm
(53) Henry says:

He wasn’t as versatile as Pac. I guess we didn’t get a chance to enjoy the total package. We lost him too soon.

October 26, 2006 at 6:55 pm
(54) Henry says:

Vote up, people! Only one day left.

October 26, 2006 at 7:11 pm
(55) Illmatic620 says:

Nas > Jay-Z and Rakim in 2nd, I have rekindled respect on the rap.about audience, I suppose the whole voting MC Lyte thing wasnt just a fluke!

October 26, 2006 at 9:57 pm
(56) Henry says:

^LOL.

October 26, 2006 at 11:24 pm
(57) DLev1128 says:

Quick question. A lot of people compare Nas to Rakim and Jay-Z to Big Daddy Kane. Who do you think is greater in each pair. My personal opinion would have to be Rakim > Nas (even though Illmatic is he greatest album ever made) and Big Daddy Kane > Jay-Z (even though Jay is the most consistant rapper of all time).

October 27, 2006 at 6:56 am
(58) Henry says:

You answered your question. Classic.

October 27, 2006 at 7:20 am
(59) Illmatic620 says:

Absolutely, only thing is Nas aint just Rakim, hes part Rakim, part KRS-One, part 2Pac, part Koo Moo G, can’t box him in, hes on of a kind…

Jay-Z has left a huge commerical impact in the game, mainstream likes him, who knows what his full impact with be, not to mention that he has actual skills that the heads adore too

October 28, 2006 at 3:20 am
(60) Aaron says:

we all know its the one and only, gza, the genius

October 28, 2006 at 10:11 am
(61) Robyn J says:

SNOOP DOGG !!!!

November 5, 2006 at 7:34 pm
(62) DAVE B. says:

SAY FIRST OFF ALL EVERYBODY WHO SAID EMINEM IS TRIPPIN BECAUSE LOOK AT ALL THOSES WHACK SONGS …ASS LIKE THAT AND JUST LOSE IT ..THOSE SONGS WAS THE END OF HIS CAREER ….2PAC GREATEST OF ALL TIME AND THATS THE BOTTOM LINE !!

November 5, 2006 at 7:37 pm
(63) DAVE B. says:

AND SAY ….WHAT DO YALL THINK ABOUT THE GAME ??

November 6, 2006 at 9:02 pm
(64) HardNipplez says:

The Game is aight he mentions Easy-E too damn much. I like what somebody said before “people tend to overrate past rappers”, I notice the do it alot on the internet. The best rapper of all time is either 2pac or Biggie for me. most underrated is 1)AZ 2)Mos Def 3)Big L. But if I had to pick between pac and big I pick…

December 11, 2006 at 4:24 am
(65) badwal says:

JUST A REMINDER TO EVERYONE….TUPAC SHAKUR IS NUMBER 1 ALWAYS AND FOREVER COME ON NOW ITS JUST COMMON SENSE HOW GREAT THE GUY WAS……OTHER ARTISTS AREN’T EVEN AT HIS LEVEL NOT EVEN NEAR
R.I.P PAC

January 13, 2007 at 5:06 pm
(66) mindframe says:

I know it hurts, but lets face it! The whiteboy needs to be on the list, and not just some where down at the bottom! I agree with k; -nas, M and pac

January 14, 2007 at 1:26 am
(67) adam says:

if were talking about the realist the deepest and most complex coming from the soul then 2pac over anybody becuase he is one of a kind and aint nobody gonna match that because no one well ever understand how deep he was, just look at the books he read

January 14, 2007 at 1:38 am
(68) adam says:

Come at me and youll know im plottn results finished unravel my attack having visions seeing bombs exploding unstoppaple blasts feel the wrath coming from a warrior when your sleepn hear the soldiers thunderin roaring were swarmin every corner now your stuck casted starring role in a real live horror rewind the tape finished watching the day we came for yuh another tale in the mind of a warrior but in reality reminder what you did me so now im really comn for yuh

January 14, 2007 at 1:49 am
(69) adam says:

i mean we gotta wonder what are we talkin about when we speak of hip hop.
For ex. if you take an mc and he sounds pretty good, and you know his lyrics are well written and what not, but then if you take an mc who writes directly from within and from there perception on the world and you know there truly genuine and brillant regardless on the mic or not, i mean then now you got look and see more than what sounds good and what style is cool

January 19, 2007 at 2:13 pm
(70) ubeillin says:

Of course everyone has their own opinion about who is the best depending on what era you grew up in. I am 35 so I pretty much heard it when it got started until now where the new rappers are terrible. Tupac is definitely not it. When a musician dies they are always regarded as better than when they were living. He was into theatre when he was a teenager. One of his best friends was Jada Pinkett. Then all the sudden after he left Digital Underground he was this thug from the ghetto. He was so fake & I cant believe how everyone just went along with it. Chuck D, Rakim, Method Man & Ice Cube are the best. Eazy-E, Nas, Biggie are up there. Ice-T is one of the most underrated ever. His early work was great. And he was the one who started gangster rap. Eminem isnt in my top 20.

January 22, 2007 at 12:53 am
(71) brooklyn says:

all of you are fools…pac was good but he was overated..BIG is a monster but his subjuect matter wasnt as deep as the best rapper of all time…NAS he is the most gifted rapper to ever touch a mike you fools act like yall never heard ILLMATIC…..NO and i mean NO pac album is even close you people are haters nas is the greatest of all time

January 23, 2007 at 7:06 pm
(72) Chri$ Money says:

Eminem has the best lyrics, flow, and more talent than any other rapper #2. Nas

January 29, 2007 at 12:48 pm
(73) ZiGzz says:

wut about Guru of Gang Starr, Masta Ace, and Q-tip. fine lyricists.

February 16, 2007 at 10:57 am
(74) Frenzy says:

Nas and Jay-Z by far the most consistent in terms of albums, singles, charts etc.. Jay-Z has a better flow, both are about equal in their lyrical ability I think.. KRS ONE is on another level in the way that he rhymes..like he said– he IS hip hop..!! Biggie is definitely as good as Jay-Z flow wise..Pac had strong lyrics and messages in his songs that do beat pretty much everyone else.. Rakim is an UNBELIEVABLE lyricist.. Common has DEFINITELY got to be up there, his flow is unique, his lyrical ability is insane and his linguistic skills… Eminem is also up there, he’s gone too commercial though and he’s drifting a little too far from hip hop culture, like Common said ‘too many rape the culture’.. Big L is DEFINITELY a contender lyric and flow wise… BEST GROUP HANDS DOWN >> A TRIBE CALLED QUEST.

February 26, 2007 at 11:31 pm
(75) Tony says:

my top 5
1.2pac
2.eminem
3.nas
4.the game
5.dr. dre

March 5, 2007 at 9:54 pm
(76) kris says:

LOL look at tony with eminem…. Plz Dawg hes a joke Its All about Wu Tang and Bone thugs n harmony and DMx AND Dr.Dre Dr.Dre Brought Eminem into the rap game he is the big dawg

March 6, 2007 at 11:54 am
(77) Lawonn Wiliams says:

I dont care wat none of you say 2oac is the best rapper ever

March 20, 2007 at 7:03 pm
(78) JD says:

Black Thought of The Roots, amazing freestyler and consistent in his raps constantly dropping knowledge. It’s hard to pick G.O.A.T since theres so many good rappers. Whoever said Lil Wayne is the greatest must be on crack.

March 23, 2007 at 12:14 pm
(79) yung bukk says:

i love 2pac i think he`s the sickest rapper in the world ..rest in peace…pce out gangsta`s

March 30, 2007 at 2:17 pm
(80) DaRae Thompson says:

Big L is obviously the best rapper of all time.

April 4, 2007 at 12:53 pm
(81) Chung says:

Big L is easily the greatest ever. Let’s put aside catalogue, fame, etc. which really don’t matter. If you talk about who has the best flow, best multis, best punchlines, best delivery, most clever lyrics, this goes to L easily. Nobody even comes close to that. Second best is BIG but he’s not even close.

April 29, 2007 at 8:56 am
(82) Truism says:

When you talk about G.O.A.T, theres one word you have to consider and its bigger than your opinion, IMPACT! 2pac had more impact on the world than any rapper to date. Touched more people in different countries than any of the other rappers you’ve mentioned. 2pac had a legacy, and it still lives on? 2PAC BOOTLEG ALBUMS STILL GO PLATINUM! BOOTLEG!!!! You think if any of the rappers youve mention can drop half-assed albums and still go platinum? Biggie, Jay, Nas, Rakim, Em are all up there too. Its all about impact. Enough said.

April 29, 2007 at 11:09 am
(83) vinod kumar rampal says:

Its nothing but rap.com is the biggest raper of the recent times.

April 30, 2007 at 2:39 pm
(84) ashutosh says:

ITS GOTTA BE EMINEM.
No match to him nigga. Eminem is the best rapper of all times

May 29, 2007 at 1:36 pm
(85) DaRae thompson says:

yo yo yo lil wayne can not rap I bet you i can rape 6 times better than him and i’m 16. tell him to battle me and see what will happen.

May 29, 2007 at 11:44 pm
(86) vannia says:

DARAE IS THE WORST RAPPER OF ALL TIME AND LIL WAYNE CAN DEFINITLY BEAT HIM IN WHATEVA HE DOES SO DONT LISTEN 2 DIZ BUM CUZ HE DOESNT KNOW WAT HE TALKS ABOUT.

May 30, 2007 at 2:24 am
(87) live by the gun die by the gun says:

tupac is the greatest rapper of all time. NO DOUBT.

May 30, 2007 at 10:40 am
(88) DaRae Thompson says:

yo daraeman’s a vampire slayman because im comin through the line harder than strahan.

May 30, 2007 at 3:04 pm
(89) Ogizzie says:

2Pac is great, The Game is one of the wackest rappers I’ve ever heard in my life, I’d probably pick Vanilla Ice over him.
My top 10 are

01. Eminem
02. Snoop Dogg
03. 2Pac
04. Slick Rick
05. Bizzy Bone
06. NaS
07. MC Ren
08. Ice Cube
09. Del Tha Funkee Homosaphien
10. Tech N9ne

Honorable mentions are Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Young Buck, Andre 3000, Bun B, El-P, Necro, Ill Bill, Goretex, Violent J, and possibly Biggie (I don’t like his subject matter neither)

June 2, 2007 at 8:54 pm
(90) palada says:

I from Mongolia. best rapper is 2pac in Mongolia yeaz, many many people only 2pac know

June 4, 2007 at 5:57 pm
(91) Kevin says:

in this case i think is really hard Rakin,Dre,Ice T,and Ice Cube have good lyrics and in the other hand we have rappers lyk 2pca,Biggie and Big pun.Big Pun was a good rapper who rapped about everythin life and pain and a bit late came 2pac and Biggie followed practically this three are the best and without them hip-hop wud never b there no more.2pac rapped about supportin his career,colour,life and family and so thats y i support him because he was a very brave man and prepared 2 die if that wat it took.(R.I.P u will always be remembered only ur skin is gone not soul and words)

June 7, 2007 at 8:43 am
(92) olpo says:

no dubt….tupac THA DON shukur….

June 17, 2007 at 11:32 pm
(93) hothead says:

young buck is the greatest by far
fo sho

June 18, 2007 at 2:28 am
(94) Vladimir Putin says:

Dude, did someone actually say will.i.am. what a freak. Greatest of all time, has got to be 2 Pac.

June 23, 2007 at 10:10 pm
(95) i am an idiot says:

vanilla ice & mc hammer

June 30, 2007 at 2:58 pm
(96) julienne says:

DaRae is a big ass stupid geek and he cant rap

July 5, 2007 at 3:23 pm
(97) C-Thunder says:

BIG L

July 5, 2007 at 11:38 pm
(98) junior says:

gotta give it up to 2pac.. my faviorate rapper
still balling
smile
thugs mansion
to live and die in la
trouble some 96
all eyes on me
all about you
aint hard to find
2 of americas most wanted
how do you want
probably one of the greatest diss ever wrote hit em up his a genius with the pen i listen to the words not the beat most people just be likeing songs cause of there chrous.. so many people think his the best example look at jazy took one of his songs eminem nas think his the best poet/song writter biggie even has respect for him

July 7, 2007 at 4:20 pm
(99) youngbeaner says:

2Pac will always be the greatest of all time. Rakim was and is very good, but nothing to 2Pac, respectfully. Rakim was good at raping but didn’t have the true message and sucess that 2Pac had. Biggie is the best freestyle rapper but didn’t have the truth. Jay Z never lived up to 2Pac. It seems that every person 2Pac dissed (expect Biggie) when he was alive is now famous. If 2Pac and Biggie were, you wouldn’t be hearing Eminem or 50 Cent or The Game. But bottom line:

1. 2Pac
2. Biggie
3. Rakim
4. KRS One
5. Big Daddy Kane

July 13, 2007 at 7:19 am
(100) Gistie says:

Pac is da man who deserves da lion’s share.If even tho he is dead,he still rules.

July 14, 2007 at 6:41 am
(101) Tyler says:

KRS One

July 22, 2007 at 6:53 am
(102) chuck says:

LL COOL J hands down been kicking it for 20 years

August 5, 2007 at 7:50 pm
(103) RAPALOT says:

1) Jay – Z – has great word play
2) Tupac – very versatile
3) Biggie – incredible punch lines and rhyme wit – no substance though
4) Rakim – overall complete rapper
5) Emeinem – has great rhyme wit
6) DMX – just real – the way he raps, I believe he is as a person – He is dark man X – X meaning the unknown!!!
7) Ice cube – very, very underrated
8) Big Daddy Kane – great punch lines only – no content
9) Method Man – has skills, also underrated
10)Rev Run/LL Cool J – just for old school sake –
I think they are underrated also.

September 5, 2007 at 3:37 pm
(104) Vince says:

Pharoahe Monch,i think what he has done lyrically with that pen & paper no one can match

September 24, 2007 at 3:09 pm
(105) Robsta says:

I think it’s 2 pac , he always raps about things that are true ( about his life and about the thuglife ( life on the streets ) and his rhymes are always good on the beat …Tupac was the greatest rapper of all time ..

September 26, 2007 at 3:33 pm
(106) Karim says:

It’s a sad day in hip-hop when over 100 people leave comments on the best emce ever, and Big L is only mentioned a few times. Listen To Chung (80). How are names like Big L and Big Pun not even on the list. Pac is the most recognized emcee of all-time. Not the best. No doubt, hes nice but he could never go verse for verse with Big L or Pun or B.I.G. OR NaS etc. Jay-Z is a clown, a theif and now a pop artist. I don’t consider him an emcee. Rakim wasn’t as lyrically gifted as the Big’s, but he is a hip-hop pioneer.
My top 10:
1-Big L
2-The Notorious B.I.G.
3-Big Pun
4-NaS
5-Eminem
6-Rakim
7-Canibus
8-Tupac
9-GZA
10-AZ
Honorable Mention- Big Daddy Kane, Lil’Kim, The rest of The Wu-Tang Clan, Krs-One,Kool G rap, Lord Finesse, Killa Cam and Murda Mase (Before they blew up), Percee P, Jadakiss, Benefit, The whole N.W.A, Snoop Dogg and anybody else I missed.

The Game is utter trash now. R.I.P Hip Hop

October 5, 2007 at 8:30 pm
(107) Sam Bones says:

2Pac is the greatest of all time his records are still going platinum and he will never be forgotten. RIP (G.O.A.T)

October 22, 2007 at 7:05 pm
(108) winston bowman says:

jay-z is the best of all time and no one will ever pass him. lil wayne aint got nuthin on jay-z even if jay-z dies he will still be better than lil wayne

October 24, 2007 at 5:52 am
(109) sammy g says:

Eazy-E & Tupac and Bone Thugz Got it unda tha table eazy

October 25, 2007 at 1:54 pm
(110) Loco says:

Big Punisher was the G.O.A.T. even though he only had 3 albums! 1st Latino to go Platinum, and if he was still here he’d have atleast 3 more albums including reggeaton! he would have evolved his style and taken over!

November 13, 2007 at 12:54 pm
(111) Romeo Smoothes says:

dude i believe 50 cent should be up in dis thang….yo 50!

November 13, 2007 at 1:55 pm
(112) GODFATHER says:

1. KRS-One –>realest mcee
2. 2Pac/Makaveli –>rhymes
3. Biggie Smalls –>flow
4. Nas –>lyrics
5. Ice Cube –>for west the best
6. Rakim –>knowledge
7. Method Man, Raekwon –>wu-tang killaz
8. Snoop Dogg –>flow
9. Big L –>freestyle
10.Eminem –>brain^^

December 15, 2007 at 1:34 pm
(113) Kiel says:
December 17, 2007 at 8:36 am
(114) ervin says:

I think this is a bias poll. This poll include rappers mainly from NY. It excludes the like of Eminem and Lil Wayne. I personally think that LiL Wayne is the best rapper alive hands down. To do what he has done in the ammount of time that he has done it is remarkable. Jay has surround himself with rappers like Kanye and Nas. With those to guys on your team you should sell more records then anyone. Lil Wayne has been do his thing alone for the past 6 years. Thats why i say he is the best rapper alive. Kanye even said it.

December 29, 2007 at 7:07 am
(115) joe says:

2 pac greatest
bigge williest
nate dogg hookeist
warren g funkiest

April 11, 2008 at 3:10 am
(116) phatdad6625 says:

Yo, What about 3 white Jewish boys from NYC. THE BEASTIE BOYS. U all can say whatcha, whatcha want, but they are some of the highest selling,most respected, Integritably creditable MC’s of all time. Not too mention they weren’t “recording artists”, they were MUSICIANS, big difference. Truer to hip-hop’s roots more than ALMOST everybody still flowin today! Im not sayin they are the best of all time, but how bout some f’n credit.

April 19, 2008 at 9:38 pm
(117) expedition says:

Andre 3000 tops the list. honorable mentions are KRS, Q-Tip, Brother J, Big Daddy Kane, Nas, Scarface. . .

Jay-Z sucks. Emimem not even on the list.

May 12, 2008 at 11:00 am
(118) Kez89 says:

2pac greatest of all time. biggie n emineim 2nd n 3rd.

May 14, 2008 at 3:43 pm
(119) MC DOS says:

man nobody put eazy e he’s the greatest rapper of all time

1 easy e
2 big L
3 bone thugs-n-harmony
4 fu-shnickens
5 nas
6 das efx
7 lords of the underground
8 kanye west
9 jay z
10 biggie

June 22, 2008 at 5:01 pm
(120) fluid ounce says:

does anybody ever listen to Kool G Rap. i mean come on. he is the inventor of multis and mafioso rap. Rakim and Big Daddy Kane adopted multis from him and were inspired by G Rap to step their game up. In ’86, G Rap came with “It’s A Demo” which is the first song to ever have multis in it. No disrespect to other emcees, but Kool G Rap is a BEAST AND THE GOD OF RAP.

definitely the most underrated of all time.

July 15, 2008 at 11:42 pm
(121) Louis Pastor says:

the best two rappers are Blaq Poet and Gangstarr they are both amazing lyricists and have the most insane beats which are usually made by the famous Dj Premier who is the best at making beats

September 28, 2008 at 7:23 pm
(122) kiz says:

yo listen your all gunna think im crazy but i think lord infamous should make the list for his mad flow and amazing lyrics.
but as for the best nas or pac.
eazy should make the list and em.

October 5, 2008 at 5:08 pm
(123) Shivers says:

Kool G Rap Is No Doubt The gretest rapper ever. Ask any rapper and Im sure they will tell you. If he was at least a little commercial the whole world would know. check his work please you are missing out on rap if you havent.

October 9, 2008 at 9:58 am
(124) MANDI LILES says:

1)T.I
2)LIL-WAYNE
3)2PAC
4)KANYE WEST
5)PLEASURE P
6)EMIMEM
7)BIG DADDY KANE
8) BOW WOW
9)DR.DRE
10)SNOOP DOG

October 13, 2008 at 11:22 am
(125) Wes says:

TECH N9NE
hands down

October 23, 2008 at 9:19 am
(126) T says:

Comment 123, mandi liles, you must be God damn retarded.

Personally,

1-Big L
2-NAS
3-Notorious B.I.G.

December 14, 2008 at 5:12 pm
(127) the 4th letter says:

Rakim is the manifastation of a great lyrisit. He is the personifacation of what a rapper should be. He is the GOD MC

December 14, 2008 at 8:22 pm
(128) Dyllon Brown says:

My Man EAZY-E Was the best of all time

December 17, 2008 at 2:23 am
(129) ricosuave41 says:

Yo let’s be serious. Pac is the most POPULAR rapper hands down. He is also a coast hopper who started out as a back-up dancer with digital underground. The mans first 3 albums were average at best. While incarcerated (for rape) no one in their freakin right mind woulda put him in nas, rakim, g raps, etc level. He ran with suge and suddenly became a westcoast gangsta. The man is the most overrated rapper ever along side lil wayne. I do admit he was a gifted poet and song writer, but my man Nas is all of that and then some. Like I said pac is the most POPULAR, but far from being the greatest emcee. Nas is da greatest. Holla.

January 5, 2009 at 4:34 pm
(130) thepunisher says:

Obviously, this debate is very hard & even myself have flip flopped back & forth because I think it is so close. I have always felt that there are 7 names that are in the elite class & everyone else is on the next tier of MC’s. The order you put these 7 is up to you, but the names are: Rakim, Ice Cube, Chuck D, Nas, Tupac, B.I.G. & KRS-1. MC’s like Kool G Rap, Big L, Big Daddy Kane, LL Cool J & Snoop Dogg are in the next tier but still great MC’s.

January 13, 2009 at 9:58 am
(131) iketunde says:

Tupac remains the greatest. I listen to his songs from way back ’94. It’s amazing how real he was. He was a bundle of talent, intelligence and yes controvesy. The probs. with alot people is that they have pegged his music as bad. Remember ‘pac said the media was killing me severely. folks just listen to the media headlines and stories and conclude. Permit me to say pac was god-man. In every respect d god of rap.

February 2, 2009 at 8:06 pm
(132) kf says:

i hate how all these fags leave comments and they dont even kow what theyre talkin bout like lil wayne is good but hes oerrated and half his songs r wit other ppl and they do most work. also its anoyyin hearin him talk bout money 247 and sayin young mula and if u ever so the nusic video i get paid or suttin lil wayne and akon copy biggies music video hyptmotize . greatest rapper i think is 2pac he was deep andi love big l and rakim. jay and eminem r great and illmatic kills

February 21, 2009 at 12:54 am
(133) This Guy says:

K-fed LOL
ROFL

March 6, 2009 at 8:39 pm
(134) Vlad'opinion says:

New but The Most Ill Emcee I ever heard (part producer). Bronze Nazareth. Peace.

March 15, 2009 at 9:54 am
(135) DiNA. says:

TUPAC iS THE GREATEST & Will AlWAyS BE , PERi0d.

April 9, 2009 at 6:04 am
(136) Dins says:

10.Jay Z
9.Kanye West
8.The Game
7.Rakim
6.KRS-One
5.Big L
4.Nas
3.The Notorious B.I.G.
2.2Pac
1.Eminem

April 14, 2009 at 3:11 pm
(137) DaGeneral says:

YOU CANT LEAVE OUT ANDRE3000,YOU JUST CANT…U CANT LEAVE OUT EMINEM EITHER….CEELO SHOULD GET CONSIDERATION BUT NOT NUMBER 1….

April 14, 2009 at 3:27 pm
(138) SPEKTAK says:

REAL TALK I WOULD PUT RAH DIGGA ON ALOT OF THESE CATS….ANDRE3000,LISTEN TO DA ART OF STORYTELLIN 4.HELL LISTEN TO SOUTHERPLAYALISTIC ALL THE WAY TO STANKONIA.GENIOUS..TOP 5 3 WAY TIE AT THE TOP..3000,NAS,JAY.THEN RAKIM.THEN EMINEM…2PAC THEN BIG DADDY KANE………..CEELO GREEN…COMMON..TALIB KWELI.ICE CUBE….LIL WAYNE….YEAH..YOU GOTTA ADMIT THE NIGGA IS RETARDED ON TRACK…

May 8, 2009 at 9:58 am
(139) Jesse says:

Hands down, lil wayne is on the way to being the greatest rapper of all time.

May 15, 2009 at 11:00 am
(140) KING2090 says:

WHO’S THE BEST RAPPER ALIVE?

DPJH-The Greatest Rapper Alive

1) DPJH
2) Ice Cream (D.W.B.)
3) Ice Pick
4) Earthquake
5) Krueger
6) 9 Watts
7) Gang
8) Scarface
9) Cyclops
10) P. Doggy
11) Young C
12) Popzilla
13) Lil’ Kato
14) Jamarcus Williams
15) Tawaski Z Mason
16) 30 Cent
17) Magic Stixx
18) Guerrilla Roc
19) Jay-Kwon South
20) Nile Hayes

May 25, 2009 at 8:20 pm
(141) ECELLY says:

First of all Rakim is the greatest to ever spit on a mic BECAUSE he CHANGED the game with flow and content. the second greatest is the D.O.C. There is no tupac, biggie etc with out these two.

June 11, 2009 at 4:03 pm
(142) JAMIE says:

it amazes me that 2pac,biggie,eminem,or anyone else after 97 name should come up in the best emcee list. listen up youngants heres the official list. 1.krs 2.guru 3.rakim 4.kool g rap 5.nas/ all my true hip hoppers know what im talking about(SKILLZ)

July 21, 2009 at 3:02 am
(143) lol wtf says:

Tupac is definitely not it. When a musician dies they are always regarded as better than when they were living. He was into theatre when he was a teenager. One of his best friends was Jada Pinkett. Then all the sudden after he left Digital Underground he was this thug from the ghetto. He was so fake & I cant believe how everyone just went along with it. Mm the person who said this is an idiot hands down. All of a sudden he was this thug from a ghetto… Tupac grew up and lived in the ghetto he was poor.. very poor and how does being friends with Jada Pinkent not make you a thug so what if he did theatre that means his a fake.. for someone whose 35 your preety stupid. As for being more glorified in his death , peopel sayign his better then he actuly was, he only died young if he was stil alive he would have released heaps more songs and none of these cats in the game would even be around if anything we’d see even more of his greatness. Death took away from his legacy it didn’t improve it, at the pace he was making songs who could imagen how many more classics he would have made. Plus before you talk about Thug Life look up the Tupac definition of Thug Life. Its not what you think it is

July 29, 2009 at 8:03 pm
(144) adam says:

don’t know why yous debate this the debate is already over RAKIM is your favorite rappers favorite rap, no arguing every rapper and anyone knows and acknowlegdes RAKIM IS KNOWN AS THE GOD MC why do you think they call him that because it sounds call some of you choices are quite sad

August 23, 2009 at 11:50 pm
(145) Timothy says:

LL COOL J He’s in his 25th year of rapping been out before everybody “they dead and gone” he still rapping making hits now tell me, now who can top that remember 25 years THE G.O.A.T!

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August 31, 2009 at 4:10 pm
(146) Easy D says:

Run Of Run DMC, and Lil Wayne is way 2 over rated, he sucks

August 31, 2009 at 4:13 pm
(147) LL Cool D says:

LL Cool J is The G.O.A.T…. Duh!

September 10, 2009 at 6:39 pm
(148) pacpac333 says:

I think Tupac Shakur is The best rap icon ever….no one can be like him!!!

September 13, 2009 at 11:26 am
(149) patrick says:

ayo its drake

September 29, 2009 at 12:39 pm
(150) ssn says:

hey idiots..no doubt best rapper ever born is eminem..how can U eve even compare others wit him….KK otherz nt even worth his boot dust…KK,..MJ is god of music N EMINEM is GOD of RAp..Hez d ultimate best,,no 1 elz ..undoubtably D king of rap.

September 30, 2009 at 12:26 am
(151) edgar says:

BIG L BY FAR IS THE BEST 2PAC WAS ONLY REALLY POPULAR AND IF IT WASNT FOR HIS DREAMS OF DYING EARLY HE WOULDNT HAVE MADE SOO MANY SONGS AND GONE ALL OUT I MEAN COME ON IF YOU WHERE A RAPPER AND WERE HAVING DREAMS AND FEELINGS THAT YOU WERE GUNNA DIE SOON WOULDNT YOU TRY AND LEAVE YOUR MARK B4 YOU DIE? ANY RAPPER COULDA DONE THAT IN THE SAME POSITION OR WITHOUT IT. IF IT WASNT FOR THOSE DREAMS 2PAC WOULD HAVE BEEN AN AVERAGE RAPPER LIKE MAYBE BIGGIE OR JAY Z MAYBE EVEN LESS I JUST HATE HOW THEY OVERATE THE TRUTH AND TRY TO ACT LIKE 2PACS BEST FRIEND AND SAY HES THE BEST WHEN THEY ONLY LISTEN TO HIM AND NOT THE OTHER LEGENDS 2PAC IS ONE LEGEND NOT THE LEGEND. THERE IS STILL BIG L BIG PUN EAZY E. BIG L IS THE BEST BECAUSE HIS FLOW IS SO HARDCORE CRAZY PUNCHLINES HIS FREESTYLES CAN COMPARE TO STORIES HIS LYRICS ARE INSANE HE CAN RAP SONGS LIKE 2PAC’S WITH A BETTER HARDER FLOW TO ME HE WOULD SMASH ON 2PAC BUT I LIKE 2PAC TOO IM JUST SICK OF HIM BEING OVERATED AND PEOPLE THINKING HES THE ONLY LEGEND. BIG PUN HAD A CRAZY FLOW TO BOTH BIG L AND BIG PUN WERE LYRICISTS MANIACS 2PAC WAS MORE OF AN EMCEE. BIG L DIED YOUNGER THAN PAC BY A YEAR WITHIN A YEAR HE COULD HAVE RELEASED AN ALBUM OR 2 AND IF HE DID I BET YOU BIG L WOULD HAVE BEEN THE BEST RAPPER EVER AT LEAST OVERSHADOW 2PAC JUST BECAUSE HIS NAME WAS THROWN ALOT BIG PUN AND BIG L FLOW LYRICS ARE OVERALL BETTER TO ME SO BEFORE YOU JUDGE STUDY YOUR HIP HOP AND LEARN ABOUT THE LEGENDS 2PAC IS ONLY ONE U DUMBASSES QUIT TRYING TO RIDE HIS DICK WHEN YOU NEVER EVEN KNEW HIM IN PERSON AND CHECK OUT OTHER LEGENDS LIKE BIG L BIG PUN EAZY E SOULJA SLIM MAN EVEN UNDERGROUND RAPPERS TODAY LIKE IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE ATMOSPHERE ARMY OF PHARAOHS JEDI MIND TRICKS ILLMATIC CAN BE BETTER THAN 2PAC YOU MOST LIKELY CAN LIKE THEM AS MUCH AS 2PAC OR MORE SO PLEASE LEARN AND LISTEN BEFORE YOU TALK ACTING LIKE YOU KNOW HIP HOP DAMM IGNORANT HARD HEADED SIMPLEMINDED DUMBASSES P.S I LIKE ALL THE OTHER RAPPERS LISTED EXCEPT FOR SCARFACE

October 1, 2009 at 11:09 pm
(152) jason says:

jadakiss needs to be on here he is one of the illest rappers ever but he gets lil to no repsect

October 13, 2009 at 10:47 am
(153) Julien says:

Here is my list of my favorite rappers

1. Biggie Smalls (Juicy, Hypnotise, Sky’s the Limit, Big Poppa, Notorious Thugs, Everyday Struggle, …)
2. Tupac (Keep Ya Head Up, Only God Can Judge Me, California Love, My Block, Me Against the World, When Thugs Cry, All Eyez On Me, …)
3. Eazy-E (I love ALL his songs)
4. Rakim (I Know You Got Soul, Microphone Fiend, … I like his style; he showed the way)
5. NaS (his first album)
6. Slick Rick(you know why)
7. LL Cool J (old school; I like his movies too :) )
8. Ice Cube (his movies suck, I prefer his music)
9. KRS-One
10. Eminem
11. Ol’ Dirty Bastard (he is crazy)
12. Masta Ace
13. Redman
14. Method Man
15. DMX

N.W.A. was the best rap group, I love Wu-Tang Clan. Dead Prez, Brand Nubian, The Fugees, Gangstarr, Cypress Hill are not bad at all.
Jay-Z, The Game, Common, Snoop Dog, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Lil Wayne, Mobb Deep I don’t like them.
Hip hop needs something new to get a new image.

October 17, 2009 at 11:41 pm
(154) The Truth! says:

How can anyone seriously mention Lil Wayne in a conversation about the best rappers, serious or joking! It’s an insult! It’s like mentioning G.W. Bush was a better president than FDR….

Serious: Never believed all the hype about Pac, but I do dig his music, now, after he has passed.

I would have to say:
1. Rakim
2. Nas
3. Jay-Z
4. LL Cool_J
5. Ice Cube
6. Biggie
7. Biz Markie
8. T.I.
9. Busta Rhymes
10. Big Pun
11. Chub Rock
12. Snoop Dogg

Honourable mention:
Foxy Brown, MC Search, Q-Tip, Rah Digga, Cam’ron….

WHAT!

October 24, 2009 at 9:28 am
(155) Alex says:

BIG L is the greatest of all time just listen to something his and you’ll see

October 25, 2009 at 6:04 am
(156) Ya know the truth says:

I say EMINEM
After him comes 50 cent
then 2 pac
dmx

Thats my opinion

November 10, 2009 at 2:33 pm
(157) jake says:

u are all idiots!!…eminem is the greatest rapper of all time . His lyrics are insane, his rhyming skills are unmatchable and his delivery is unbeatable. And hes the illest freestyler ever. He can lyricly kill any MC.

November 11, 2009 at 9:08 am
(158) mashoto says:

makavelli the don is the goat

November 15, 2009 at 9:23 pm
(159) Chemo says:

Masta Ace never fails to impress

December 12, 2009 at 5:50 pm
(160) dave maj says:

Senn dog from Cypress Hill!! Brilliant!! The man made the band what they are, great rapper and worked with any rythm the band chucked out there! Brilliant

December 16, 2009 at 11:48 am
(161) Thuggin says:

The goat is tupac. Not because he died or because he’s popular. But simply bcause he spoke from the heart. He didn’t care about money. He loved making music. It’s his passion for the rap game that fuled his lyrics. They’re so real in ur face. Every rapper today has a monotone sound to his voice. But pac didn’t. U could feel an hear it in his voice when he was pissed, sad, happy, nervous, whatever. He was volatile enough to drop ‘hit em up’ and compassionate enough to drop ‘dear mama’ I mean c’mon! He’s the greatest because he had his own style. Didn’t copy any rapper before him. Came up with his own swagger. Unlike rappers today. Nas has ‘gods sun’ tatted on his belly like pac had ‘thug life’ I mean c’mon be unique dam it. He’s good but no where close to pac. Pac is the face of hip hop. Big l big pun and the rest are good rappers but where is the impact to the community? They haven’t left an impact on society or in the game. Pac made an impact and still does it today. Makaveli tha Don RIP

June 16, 2011 at 7:16 am
(162) hiphoprelic says:

Hey Thuggin! Everything you just said I can also apply to Eminem but have shown more dexterity on the mic than pac. Personally, I don’t think there could only be one rapper that can be called the GOAT. There are a handful of GOAT sooo talented with VERY diverse styles. The talent in hiphop is overwhelming it’s CRAZY and that’s beautifu! Truth is, time will tell if their skills can keep up with history and whose music is eternal.

June 16, 2011 at 7:19 am
(163) hiphoprelic says:

Hey Thuggin! Everything you just said I can also apply to Eminem but have shown more dexterity on the mic than pac. Personally, I don’t think there could only be one rapper that can be called the GOAT. They are a handful. There are so many cats sooo talented with VERY diverse styles. The talent in hiphop is overwhelming it’s CRAZY and that’s beautifu! Truth is, time will tell if their skills can keep up with history and whose music is eternal.

June 16, 2011 at 7:27 am
(164) hiphoprelic says:

Hey Thuggin! Everything you just said I can also apply to Eminem but have shown more dexterity on the mic than pac. Personally, I don’t think there could only be one rapper that can be called the GOAT. They are a handful. There are so many cats sooo talented with VERY diverse styles. The talent in hiphop is overwhelming it’s CRAZY and that’s beautiful! Truth is, only time will tell if their skills can keep up with history and whose music is eternal.

January 17, 2010 at 3:15 pm
(165) Troy says:

Eminem is the best rapper of all time!

January 27, 2010 at 5:47 am
(166) erwtw2t says:

none of thos rappers are eminem is the best

February 3, 2010 at 8:56 pm
(167) WEST SIDE says:

Stuueeppsss wtf wrong wit u niggas….. 2PAC AKA MAKAVELI the greatest RAPPER of all… Forever….. Real THUG…..

February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm
(168) lil wayne sucks says:

1. 2pac
2.biggie
3. nas
4. eazy e
5. dr. dre
6. eminem
7. snoop
8. rakim
9. ice cube
10. KRS- one

gay wayne, soulja fag, and t.i. suck dick

February 23, 2010 at 1:26 am
(169) James says:

It’s hilarious how the author Henry Adaso actually put Scarface up on his list but not Eminem.

Henry Adaso, you’re a joke. Way to perpetuate racism.

March 7, 2010 at 2:29 am
(170) 80's baby says:

The fact that Biggie only had two albums and one of them were not complete, shuts down this convo. He had one of the shortest careers and he is talked about in (best of all time) blogs around the world. Yes Pac was a poet but lyricly Biggie was a beast just like Kane was in the late 80′s. Biggie is up on Pac because Pac had more albums and Biggie with two, is still compared to him. That alone speaks volumes about Biggie. RIP to both.

March 30, 2010 at 11:36 am
(171) Samantha says:

I think that Lil Wayne tops it for me. We make Tupac to be bigger than he was and he is alot more famous now than he was when he was alive. Biggie was famous because he was big and perform like he did. Nas has a variety of music that everyone likes. But i think the one who has stayed on top since he first came out with The Block is Hot, is Lil Wayne for sure.

April 30, 2010 at 4:16 am
(172) BIG NIK says:

people you are all forgetting one thing it dont matter who is the G.O.A.T atm because there will be another one and its gonna be me
soz people but its gonna happen PEACE

May 22, 2010 at 7:07 pm
(173) kennboy1 says:

Lil Wayne??????????? COME ON Samantha!
Anyway, PAC!!!!!!!! BIG!!!!!!!! Nas Rakim (Switch either Ra or Nas to your liking) KRS ONE Chuck D (switch either them to your liking), oh and Big Nik We’ll see.

July 22, 2010 at 1:34 pm
(174) john wayne says:

um… big pun!

October 28, 2010 at 8:28 pm
(175) matt says:

Eminem should definitely be on this list.If you disagree then you clearly dont understand lyricism, originality, and the fact that he has sold more records than just about every other rapper. Songs like brain damage,drug ballad, til’ i collapse, stan and just about ever song are masterpieces whether people like to admit it or not. people need to stop disregarding him for his violent lyrics, for god sakes hes a RAPPER

November 17, 2010 at 8:32 am
(176) Tupac says:

1. 2pac
2. Eazy e
3. Biggi
4. Nas
5. The Game
1000000000. lil wayne

December 5, 2010 at 5:56 am
(177) WHITENIGRO says:

1.NAS
2.PAC
3.EMINEM
4.BIG L
5.AZ
6.RAKIM
7.LUPE FIASCO
8.IMMORTAL TECH
9.BIGGIE
10.JAY Z

December 18, 2010 at 4:45 am
(178) chris says:

WDF is everyone forgotton Big Pun!!! one of the greatest lyricists he died too soon to start a legacy, Hear his raps he is the god at rapping, he can control and has great breath control.

Ice Cube is a legend( everyone saying hes not real not anymotr.. their not real themselves if they turned on him for doing kid movies) so what he couldnt rap like a gangster all thr time he’s 41 years old and got a family to provide. His albums are sick (Laugh Now Cry Later, Raw Footage, Amerikkas most wanted)

Big L – punchline king
He may not have complex lyrics like Eminem but had loads of punchlines in each to remember, He is the greatest regarding in those terms also he spoke sense in his song street struck

January 19, 2011 at 6:08 pm
(179) kevin says:

iight u racist bastards. the only reason eminem is not on the list cuz hes white. idc if hes #1 but hes if defo one of the tops in rap

March 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm
(180) rapup says:

EMINEM thatz all

May 5, 2011 at 2:31 pm
(181) FromTheSouth says:

2pac and nas are my favorite
but i choose 2pac..
rakim, eminem suck

May 26, 2011 at 3:08 am
(182) frito says:

2pac is the best by far the dude was amazing rymes so deep you get lost for dayz

November 29, 2011 at 2:47 am
(183) AJ says:

Tupac Shakur, in my opionion is the greatest rapper of all time. His rap’s are like stories being told. Song’s such as “Dopefiends Diner”, “I Ain’t Mad At Cha”, “Life Goes On” and countless others are evidence of that. Not only a great story teller but when it came to the East-West Coast War, Songs such as “Ride On Our Enemies”, and noone can forget one of the most famous if not best diss song of all time, “Hit Em’ Up”. I’m not the type to just only listen to pac, but i am going to admit he is and will be the greatest rapper of all time. – Thank You

December 20, 2011 at 1:36 am
(184) Jay says:

Big L all day. He wasnt a rapper, he was a poet. A true hip hop genius.

April 7, 2012 at 10:06 pm
(185) Mr.Don says:

WTF man.
2pac is The Graetest rapper of all time.
he is got an excellent voice, a sick flow that no one else can ever copy, he can make any random lyrics work for him.

April 16, 2012 at 9:18 pm
(186) Kalen says:

Bro, for everyone saying big L over 2pac.. PAC killed him in his own song deadliest combination PAC killed it

August 8, 2012 at 1:06 pm
(187) simon says:

Without a doubt the G.O.A.T. is Kool G Rap. Lyrical flow, rhymes and story.
Anyone who can rap like he did on Kool Is Back I would love to meet. That is 4 minutes of genius.
Even Jay Z, Eminem and Biggie all at some point have said Kool G Rap is the king.

February 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm
(188) Ben says:

Where’s the option to pick Eminem?

May 4, 2013 at 2:00 pm
(189) yosh125 says:

1.Big L
2.Lord finesse
3.Nas
4.biggie
5.Mobb deep(the 2)
6.Guru
7.-10. tupac,eminem, Big Pun

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