Here are a few good examples of good rap with thoughtful lyrics and concious rhythms and beats.
Jeru The Damaja
Boogie Down Productions
Bone Thugs N Harmony
Eric B. And Rakim
Souls Of Mischief
Wu Tang Clan
These are just a handful of good rap artistes.There are more out there.And please stop mentioning Gangstarr.The only reason they are popular is because of DJ Premier.Face it.Thats reality for you people.Peace i'm out.
I don't know how authorized I am to judge this, but this is my opinion on the matter.
These 4 rappers I am about to name should be on every greatest rappers list. They each combined unique style, unique and incredible lyrics, and all around great ability while managing to be hip-hop and still me mainstream.
-He made 14ish albums in the 4 or 5 years he was alive and in the game. Most rappers can't do that in their career. He made songs to dance to, political songs, and songs telling stories. He did all that while sounding very pleasant, having controversial issues every day and having millions waiting for his orders. Those things make him a must have on any greatest rappers list.
-Undoubtly one of the best. His skill freestyling and story telling is by far the best (in my opinion) that hip-hop music will ever see. Though his career was short lived, he will always be remembered and lived on through his music.
-Nas is my favorite rapper. Since his first release (Illmatic) to his work with the Firm to his last release (Street's Disciple) Nas has been one of the best. The lyrics of every song and the way he flows is unique and will never be seen again by a new rapper. He also managed to fall off the charts, then come back with one of the best albums (Stillmatic). From beef with BIG, beef...
NOT IN ORDER
Wu Tang Clan
Without a gun and a badge what do ya got? A sucka in a uniform waitin' to get shot!
-EASY E from NWA-
Tupac && Eminem
world's best rappers list
Come listen to my truest thoughts, my truest feelings
All my peers doing years beyond drug dealing
How many caskets can we witness
Before we see it's hard to live
This life without God, so we must ask forgiveness
Ask mama why I got this urge to die
Witness the tears falling free from my eyes, before she could reply
Though we were born without a silver spoon
My broken down TV, show cartoons in my living room (hey)
One day I hope to make it, a player in this game
Mama don't cry, long as we try, maybe things change
Perhaps it's just a fantasy
A life where we don't need no welfare
Shit with our whole family
Maybe it's me that caused it, the fighting and the hurting
In my room crying cause I didn't want to be a burden
Watch mama open up her arms to hugging
And I ain't worried bout a damn thang, with unconditionl love.
They say music can alter moods and talk to you
Well can it load a gun up for you , and cock it too
Well if it can, then the next time you assault a dude
Just tell the judge it was my fault and i'll get sued
See what these kids do is hear about us totin' pistols
And they want to get one cause they think the shit's cool
Not knowin' we really just protectin' ourselves, we entertainers
Of course the shit's affectin' our sales, you ignoramus
But music is reflection of self, we just explain it, and then we get our
checks in the mail
It's fucked up ain't it
How we can come from practically nothing...
In no particular order, and definitely not complete. Era is taken into consideration.
Big Daddy Kane
Jay-Z (hate all you want, I dare you to test an album against reasonable doubt.)
Jeru the Damaja
Missy Elliot (yeah, she makes the list)
Clipse (both of them)
LL Cool J
Run DMC (respect)
Del the Funky Homosapien
People I want to give it up to, but just don't know if I can.
Snoop Doggy Dogg
Common (I view him as more of a poet then a MC)
T.I. (I just like the dude)
Eve (although I'm pretty sure most of her stuff is ghostwritten)
I am... the best rapper alive. World's Best Rappers List
There is no one such list.
Unfortunately, there will never be agreement over this issue.
Perfection or skill is what you make of it.
All of us have different points of view.
Critically speaking, though, we all know who was the best.
Get the (subliminal) message about the "world's best rappers list"?
best rappers in no order
Kool G Rap (some people seem to forget about him)
Dead in the middle of Little Italy little did we know
that we riddled some middleman who didn't do diddily
-- Big Pun
worlds best rappers list
1. Tupac - c'mon he was THE shit
And thats it. There are too many amazing rappers out to name, but none of em come close to Tupac.
''I aint a killer but don't push me, revenge is like the sweetest joy next to gettin pussy''