Everybody who loves music in one way or the other have their respective preferences in different genres of music. And, while rock n roll has always been swooning the West and is considered the genre of choice, the ball is now in the courts of RAP, a.k.a rhythm and poetry. RAP now rules the charts, top songs and even TikToks which is also the reason why phenomenal rappers are joining the scene every single day. However, who are the best rappers in the world currently?

World Best Rappers
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While the 80s and 90s were all about Biggie and Tupac, the ’00s and 010’s were all about who can spit fire the most incredibly? And, this has given birth to some incredible and amazingly talented artists who not only rule the Rap game but the entire billboard and the world. These artists have broken the music borders with their songs and now, we can’t even imagine partying without it. Let’s check out the best rappers in the world and in the game currently.

6. Kanye West

Kanye Omari West, professionally known as Kanye West, is also one of the most influential and best rappers in the world and the greatest of all time. He released his debut album named The College Dropout in 2004, which was a huge success and lead to the birth of a new hip-hop star.

Kanye West

He has always been very thoughtful and has convinced people that hip-hop is his art. Apart from producing music and spitting raps, he is now venturing out with his fashion line which is creating a lot of roars worldwide.

5. Lil Wayne

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr, known professionally as Lil Wayne, branded himself as one of the greatest rappers alive and the reason is actually genuine because he was one of the very few to have certified their albums as platinum at just the age of 17 and it definitely makes him great.

Lil Wayne
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Though he prefers rapping from his head itself, directly and ultimately has never gone wrong, but his lyrics are also very thoughtful and clever. Surely, he deserves every second to be on this list.

4. Drake – Best Rappers In The World

Aubrey Drake Graham, professionally known as Drake is a Canadian singer, rapper, producer and songwriter as well. He is undeniably hip hop’s number one trendsetter since 2009 when he joined the scene. Though he has been one of the most hated ones too and not because of his rap skills but because of his personality, still, his rap skills are worth the greatest. And, he has continually been putting up the best songs year after year.

Drake | Best Rappers In The World
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3. Jay-Z

Famous by his professional name, Shawn Corey Carter writes songs, raps, produces and also is a record executive. Apart from being one of the best of all time, he is a global cultural icon and also the richest rapper. People rank him high mostly because of his undisputed classical albums and the lyrical masterpieces he has produced and worked on.

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2. Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar Duckworth has the records of rising up on the charts as the best rapper both production-wise and lyrically. At one of the recent American Music Awards, he was introduced as ‘The Next King of Hip-Hop’ which certainly puts him on this list of best rappers in the world. All his verses feel like living moments, in real-time and can move everyone which is why he’s loved by so many.

Kendrick Lamar

1. Eminem – Best Rappers In The World

Marshal Bruce Mathers, professionally known as Eminem is on the top of this list of best rappers in the world. You might be knowing him from his all-time epic – Rap God, and trust us he literally owns the title. In the Billboard list of the best all-time rappers, he is the top one who is alive.

Eminem | Best Rappers in the World

He is a hell of a risk-taker and way too political in his raps for which he has gotten into problems various times. He is not just one of the greatest, but also one of the fastest rappers in the industry. His songs with their lyrics involving rape, murder, crimes, and his life’s stories just capture the emotions of his fans. His song ‘Lose Yourself’ won an Oscar for the Best Original song for which he performed in the Oscars 2020.

So, this was our list of the best rappers in the world. We hope you were able to find your favourite ones here. 

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