The question of who is the best rapper in the world right now, became the subject of heated debate because everyone has his or her own music taste, which also changes over time. So what things make a rapper great? It's simple. The most legendary managed to find a balance between strong text, an incredible rhythm and witty phrases that make the listeners listen many times. If you want to know more, read our post below!
Who is the best rapper in the world right now?
Do you want to know the name of the best rapper alive? It is difficult to name only one musician as the best rapper in the world right now, so we made the top 10 artists.
10. Kendirck Lamar
Kendrick Lamar is an American hip-hop artist with a successful career. He became the first rapper in history to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Many musicians believe that Lamar is the “New King of the West Coast.” At the age of 9, Lamar's father brought him to the shooting of video for 2Рac and Dr. Dre's song, "California Love". This event made an indelible impression on Kendrick.
At 12 years old Kendrick put together a serious music library in which a prominent place was given to the work of 2Рac, Mos Def, The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Eminem, Nas Snoop Dogg, and DMX. Their works influenced Kendrick’s musical taste, as well as his life principles and priorities.
In 2003, he released his debut mixtape "Hubcity threat: Minor of the Year." After the debut, Kendrick forever inscribed his name in the history of world rap.
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9. P. Diddy
Sean John Combs, better known as Sean Puffy Combs, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, and finally, just Diddy. According to Forbes and Time Magazine, he is one of the most influential and wealthy figures in the hip-hop world.
In 1993, Combs founded his own label Bad Boy Records, which released tracks on extensive sampling of famous hits of previous years - which irritated music critics and many competing rappers. After a while, Puff released first full-length album “No Way Out.” The album was sold in large editions and brought P. Diddy Grammy award in the category “Best Rap Album.” A resounding success managed to win another single from the album “It's All About the Benjamins,” recorded together with Lil' Kim, The Lox and Notorious B.I.G.
Currently, Diddy has own clothing line for men "Sean John." Diddy also is the owner of Justin's restaurant chain. The restaurants were named after the son of Diddy. Sean John Combs is also a movie actor. He has the roles in the Broadway production of "A Raisin in the Sun," a small role in the film "Monster's Ball," in which he co-starred with Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton.
This amazing rapper is talented in everything he does, so there is no surprise that he recognized by so many awards and tops the list of the best.
8. Dr. Dre
The producer from God and simply cool musician Andre Romell Young is better known as Dr. Dre. His mother was only 16, and the father - 17 when they had him.
Andre Romell got into music being a young man. At the age of 17, Andre founded the World Class Wreckin’ Cru, and a little later the NWA group appeared. NWA's first album "Straight Outta Compton" with the track "F*ck The Police" caused much controversy. Later with the help of Warren Ji, his stepbrother, Dre met the new rapper Snoop Dogg and began working with him. Now Dr. Dre is one of the richest and most influential rappers in the world.
The resounding success of Dr. Dre as a producer came in 1998 when he “discovered” Eminem. Since 2001, Dre has been mainly producing albums for other musicians.
7. Lil Wayne
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. better known as Lil Wayne is a hip-hop performer from New Orleans, one of the most famous artists in the genre.
In 1991, at the age of 9, Lil Wayne became a member of The B.G.’z with Lil Doogie. They sign a contract with Cash Money Records. In 1996, the group was reorganized, and Wayne became a member of the Hot Boys. In 1997, they released their debut album, “Get It How U Live!” and “Guerilla Warfare” in 1999. Critics rated the releases as extremely mediocre, but the sales of the second album reached "platinum." In the same year, Wayne released his debut solo album “Tha Block Is Hot.” The release was well received, and Wayne continued working on his solo albums actively, simultaneously releasing mixtapes - mainly from the series “SQ” and “Dedication.”
In 2004, he released his fourth studio album called “Tha Carter.” The release was the beginning of a whole series of albums, traditionally considered its best (and most successful) releases. All the main hits of Lil Wayne such as “Go DJ,” “Fireman,” “Hustler Musik,” “Lollipop,” “A Milli,” “6 Foot 7 Foot”, “She Will".
6. Snoop Dogg
Incredible Kelvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. is popularly known as Snoop Dogg. From an early age, Dogg sang in the church choir, and also played the piano and composed music. From his mother, he got the nickname Snoopy - in honor of the dog from the cartoon. After graduating from school, Kelvin went to California Polytechnic College. However, he went to prison for six months. After his release, he decided to take up music. In 1993, Snoop's first solo album was released.
Twelve successful albums, a lot of songs and collaborations with other musicians, made Snoop Dogg one of the most famous artists of our time. He is also an actor and successful businessman. Now Snoop Dogg is considered a real legend of rap and deserves to be on the list of the best rappers now and ever.
Artis Leon Ivey, Jr. or simply Coolio is an American hip-hop artist from California, best known for Gangsta’s Paradise (1995), which is considered a classic of gangster rap of the mid-1990s.
Coolio is one of the few rappers with a college degree. He received the greatest fame in the mid-nineties with the release of such hits as “Fantastic Voyage,” “C U When U Get There” and, of course, his most successful track “Gangsta’s Paradise.” This album has sold more than three million copies. At the same time, Gangsta’s Paradise track itself sold over 5.700.000 copies worldwide. In 1996, Kulio won a Grammy for best performance with the track Gangsta’s Paradise.
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4. 50 Cent
Curtis James Jackson, better known as 50 Cent, is one of the most prominent rap artists of our time. He is talented, enterprising, and has own unique style, which, in fact, made him a real star.
The debut album of the musician was released only in 2000. The unofficial album “Power of the Dollar” immediately became quite popular in the United States of America.
The official debut album of 50 Cent was released in 2003 - “Get Rich Or Die Tryin” and became very successful. Since that time, 50 Cent many times topped the charts and is one of the most successful rappers right now.
Sean Kol Carter is better known as Jay-Z. Sean began recording in the early 1990s. Jay Zee, along with her friends - Damon Dash and Kareem Biggs Burke - founded the music company Roc-a-Fella Records.
In September 2001, the singer released an album entitled "The Blueprint." It was a big boom in the music industry. About 450,000 copies were sold in the first week. Later this album was recognized as one of the best hip-hop releases in history.
Jay-Z's 13 albums were featured on top of Billboard. This is a record among all solo performers. Besides successful music, the rapper is a wonderful businessman and the richest hip-hop artist in the world in 2018 with a net worth of $900 million. Jay-Z and his beautiful wife Beyonce are considered one of the most influential couples in the Show Business.
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2. Kanye West
The husband of the most famous reality star Kim Kardashian, singer Kanye Omari West is better known as Kanye West. His parents divorced when he was three years old, and the boy moved with his mother to Chicago. Kanye under the influence of his mother went to the University of Chicago, but the love of music won out. First, a young musician created compositions for famous Chicago artists. Over the years, his songs were performed by Jay-Z, Alisha Keys, John Legend, Janet Jackson, and many others.
In the fall of 2002, West, returning home from a recording studio, got into a car accident. He miraculously survived. He described all his experiences in songs that he dedicated to God and his incredible salvation. He did not want to give them to another singer, there was his story in them. This is how Kanye West has began his career as a rapper performer.
Kanye released his debut album "The College Dropout" which received platinum status three times. After that, the albums and new singles began to go out one by one. Today, the rapper is considered one of the most famous musicians in his genre.
Who is the greatest rapper of all time?
Eminem is considered to be the best rapper alive and the best rapper in the world right now.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III was born in a dysfunctional family. The parents of the future hip-hop king got married when Marshall's mother was only 15 years old. He was born two years later. And after a while, his father left the family. Moving from place to place, the mother and son settled in the poor quarter of Detroit.
For several years, Marshall and his friends tried to do something worthwhile. Dr. Dre heard the track "The Slim Shady" - this is the point everything changed for him.
Eminem has 15 Grammy and Oscar awards for the song "Lose yourself", which he wrote in one sitting. The track was written for the Eighth Mile autobiography, where the singer played a rapper named Rabbit.
In 2010, the singer recorded several popular tracks - with Rihanna, Pink, Nicki Minaj, and Kob. Today, Eminem firmly holds a leading position in the hip-hop industry.
Now you know who are the best rappers in the world right now. They did not grow up in the strongest families and the most prosperous regions, but they are now considered the best of the best. Who do you think is the best? We will be glad to know your point of view.
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