There are so many rappers in the game that it will be hard to pick out the best from the rest. In this article, we will look at the top 5 rappers of all time by Eminem who understands the rap game better than most people.
We will start the 5th best to the very best. I mean why not build up suspense?
At number 5, Eminem placed Royce da 5’9”
just above Lil Wayne at number 6 and J Cole at number 7. Why? First of all, this comes as a surprise as we know how both Lil Wayne and J Cole have dominated charts for years, including the influence they have had on others. But why exactly did Eminem of all people place Royce da 5’9” at number 5 on his list? Let me tell you. Royce 5’9” has been active since 1995. He might not be an extraordinary rapper in his own right but he is an awful incredible songwriter. And since we know, music is way more than the instrumentals or beats used on a song, we will know that not only are good but incredible songwriters aren’t easy pickings. Royce 5’9” has written songs for icons such as Diddy and Dr. Dre. With both their successes, you can easily tell how good of a writer Royce will be. So, maybe Eminem might seem biased, but Royce 5’6” is good.
At number 4, we have Jay Z.
Of course, Jay Z on the list unlike Royce 5’6” is not a surprise and no doubt unbiased. Jay Z has long been regarded as one of the best rappers both alive and dead. And he justifies it in every way. The business mogul who is currently worth $1billion after years of hard work as a rapper has recorded 13 studio albums alone and one with Kanye West. Each of these has been hits. Jay Z has so far been nominated 400 times and won 249 of those nominations. Just imagine what his trophy room will look like. What am I even saying? 249 wins won’t even fit into a room! Among these is 80 Grammy nominations with 22 wins. Now, you see what I am talking about. Jay Z was rated one of the best for a reason.
Next up at number 3 is Kendrick Lamar.
Now, the story of Kendrick Lamar will surprise everyone. Unlike every rapper on our list Lamar burst into the music scene only in 2011 and in less than 10 years, he has made a mark more than most rappers. I mean, for the first rapper who won the Pulitzer Prize for music what do you expect? While Kendrick Lamar might not have racked up nominations like Jay Z, well you would expect that King Kenny, undeniably, has been good as well. So good that even with that he topped Jay Z on Eminem’s list.
At number 2, we have Notorious B.I.G.
If someone had told you this guy is not on this list, you would have gone ballistic. The rapper could be regarded as one of the pioneers of Hip Hop. His storytelling rhymes were one of the highlights of his songs and gave him fame. I mean who doesn’t like a good story? B.I.G. told it so well that you can’t help but listen through – something Kendrick Lamar is also good at. While most rappers have had one bad single or the other, Notorious B.I.G never had a single one of those. He was astonishing. And there is less argument about that.
Finally, at the top of Eminem’s list, we have Tupac.
The only surprise here would be why he is above B.I.G not why he is on this list. Like his rival, Notorious B.I.G, Tupac didn’t get to live out his fame as he was also murdered. You could say this added to both their legacy. Eminem regarded Tupac as the greatest ever songwriter. Take this from one good songwriter to another. Tupac, though short-lived, is still one of the best-selling artists ever and has multiple number 1 hit singles and albums. He and B.I.G both have a similar style. So, you could easily tell why they top the list.
But what do you think? Which of these rappers deserve number 1 more and why? Tell us all about it in the comments section below.
The music industry is dominated by rappers – the good, the bad, and the ugly. However, who is the best of the bunch? In this article, you will find out 5 of the best rappers of all time. We went further back just to give you a comprehensive list. While there are no doubt one or two rappers that should be on the list, you will find out some of the rappers inarguably have justified being on the. Watch the article to find these rappers and just who is at number 1. I have a feeling you won’t be surprised.