Top five rappers (dead or alive)

sweetness By sweetness, 13th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Every rap addict has a list of top 5 rappers in his/her head, if you don't, well you are just not the addact you thought you were. Here's mine, don't be pissed, it's just an opinion.


Everyone who loves rap music at least moderately must have heard, read or seen at least a list of the top five rappers who were/are in the rap game. The list might have been composed by a magazine, a blog site or even an individual, this list I'm about to give is no different, everyone has opinions, so, it's only right that I have one too. This list is not in order, even though I'm a huge fan of one of the rappers mentioned on the list, I still have a conflict while trying to put them in order, here we go.

1. Tupac Shakur

This guy is undoubtedly one of the best rappers to ever spit bars on a mic, he deserves to be on this list. Although, he was gone by the time I was born, I still hear his songs frequently and I feel he deserves to be here. He is one of the few dudes that actually used poetry to rap, when all seems lost, his voice can give you hope, it's a pity that he had an untimely leave, his music will always be remembered.

2. Notorious B.I.G

Have you ever heard about the Chinese yin and yang? Tupac and B.I.G were once that in the game. I don't know much about him but I know he was awesome, it was just too unfortunate that he also had the same fate as his arch rival.

3. Jay Z

This dude is one of the wittiest rappers I know, I just don't know the word that describes him, he seems to have the midas touch in everything he does, including business apparently. Although, many might suggest that he's overhyped, but his voice and lyrics might just make you listen to him all day. One day I was listening to one of his songs, and he said something that had me thinking, when I had figured what he meant out, the song was already over, yeah, he's that witty, he's also very versatile. Well, I think he deserves to be on this list, and I'd argue day and night with anyone who begs to differ.

4. Eminem

This dude is known by many monikers, well, he's the illest, sickest, dopest(whatever you people call it this days) lyricist I've ever known. He has that gift, he really is a superman, here's a piece of advice, don't challenge him to rap battle. Give him any combination of words(ANY!!) And he'll make a verse out of it. Anyone who loves rap can see the truth in what I'm saying, have you seen in his latest cypher?, hence the scowl on my face when I see him being compared to Macklemore(no offence), others say that he had the "white advantage" when he first started, in my opinion, that's nonsense. He will be remembered even if he stops rapping, that's for sure.

5. I'm not sure about this

This is a very tough decision so I'm not making it at all. Choose your pick, we've got Nas, the Outkast, Ice Cube, LL kool J, and a host of other fantastic rappers. If I have a gun to my head, I'd go with Nas, but well that my opinion, don't be pissed, everybody has one, who'd yours be?


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