Best Rap Artists of All Time (In Order)

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All Eyez on Me
1.  All Eyez on Me by 2Pac
The list author says:
  "If someone doesn't think he's #1, then y'all don't really know about hip hop. He controlled every rapper, and the rap game, whatever he said WENT! And he's STILL doing it better than some artists."
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The Eminem Show
2.  The Eminem Show by Eminem
The list author says:
  "He's the best lyricist of all time (my favorite rapper), and he's starting to run the game like Pac used to. But there's only 1 Pac and 1 Em, he's a genious forget what color he is."
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Illmatic
3.  Illmatic by Nas
The list author says:
  "Nas & Pac were probably the only 2 that could tell a story, black struggles, & still make a song bang. He makes a beat/song better by rappin on it, u'll realize how great he is when u really listen"
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18th Letter
4.  18th Letter by Rakim
The list author says:
  "Ra was the 1st real lyricist in the rap game. A lot of rappers that have the flows they do now are because of him, and they might not even know it. He's still doin it after all these years."
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It's Dark & Hell Is Hot
5.  It's Dark & Hell Is Hot by DMX
The list author says:
  "After his classic 1st LP, he just kept movin strong wit it. Every album he came out with debut at #1, they can played as classics. He's also not scared to show emotion."
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Run-D.M.C. - Greatest Hits
6.  Run-D.M.C. - Greatest Hits by Run D.M.C.
The list author says:
  "Rap would not be here if it wasn't for these dudes. No matter if rappers have evolved past their skill level, they're the rap logo of the game, they should never be left out of being on top of alltime"
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Chronic 2001
7.  Chronic 2001 by Dr. Dre
The list author says:
  "Probably the best producer/rapper in Rap History. NO ONE can tell me someone better, cuz he's been on top (and doing it consistently) since he started with NWA in '87. He's still on top right now."
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Vol. 2, Hard Knock Life
8.  Vol. 2, Hard Knock Life by Jay-Z
The list author says:
  "Personally I like his style back before his 1st album came out (when he rapped fast), but he's consistently been makin hits since he came to the industry so he can't be doubted for that"
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10
9.  10 by LL Cool J
The list author says:
  "Even if people say he went soft, does it really matter? He's been selling albums above the average rappers pay, and he's done 10 albums (more than 10 years), u name a couple others that's did that."
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Doggystyle
10.  Doggystyle by Snoop Dogg
The list author says:
  "Even though he'll probably never make another album like his 1st, he's still been one of the top rappers in the game for 10 years."
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The Best of DJ Quik: Da Finale
11.  The Best of DJ Quik: Da Finale by DJ Quik
The list author says:
  "Everybody knows his name, but they wouldn't think he's one of the best because he likes to be underground. Listen to all his work, and what he does, then you'll see what I'm talkin about."
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Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Greatest Hits
12.  Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - Greatest Hits by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
The list author says:
  "The biggest sleeper of all time, even though he doesn't curse/kill in his music. 1 of the 1st rappers w/da realist DJ to bring rap to all races, spread it worldwide. And I know y'all like "Summertime""
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Scarface - Greatest Hits
13.  Scarface - Greatest Hits by Scarface
The list author says:
  "The 1st real rap star out the South, all his lyrics are just real sh*t, and he doesn't front about anything. He can be listened to by all sides, The King of The South is THE TRUTH"
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Greatest Hits
14.  Greatest Hits by Ice Cube
The list author says:
  "He's never really had a great solo album after his 1st, but he's had some of the best singles of all time & been in the most memorable groups. Still doin it big."
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Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
15.  Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik by Outkast
The list author says:
  "Probably the best RAP duo (w/o a dj in the group) that has been in the game. They definitly made the South popular in the Rap Game, and still makin music that bangs."
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Black Reign
16.  Black Reign by Queen Latifah
The list author says:
  "You can't leave the queen out. Even though she's kinda fallen off the past years, she started female MC's & made 'em big. I bet u slip up sometimes and sing "U.N.I.T.Y.""
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It Ain't Safe No More
17.  It Ain't Safe No More by Busta Rhymes
The list author says:
  "People would assume his style is weird, but u have to look at it as being different. That's what makes an MC so special, and not only is his style unique but his words are always the truth wit a twist"
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Get Rich Or Die Tryin
18.  Get Rich Or Die Tryin by 50 Cent
The list author says:
  "The Boy is comin up too fast, damn near faster than a lot of artists that are big now. He has the 2 hottest people in rap behind him, and '03 was his year all by himself. He's makin history fu sho!"
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Tical
19.  Tical by Method Man
The list author says:
  "John Blaze has that skill to adjust his flow to any song and just make it bang like u never heard anything like that before. Everytime he comes out with a new song it's on top of da charts."
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Street Dreams (Amended Version)
20.  Street Dreams (Amended Version) by Fabolous
The list author says:
  "He doesn't get the props he deserves at all, he's (already) one of the best lyrically MC's in the game. Don't listen to his video/radio songs, listen to both of his albums and hear how he rhymes words"
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Harlem World
21.  Harlem World by Mase
The list author says:
  "BETHA'S BACK!!! And he's trying to do damage in the rap game, being tight w/o cursing. Who can blow up a track w/o cursing? He can"
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Kiss of Death
22.  Kiss of Death by Jadakiss
The list author says:
  "He's starting to talk about that real stuff and make his songs: bang & have meaning. When u got those 2 better than anyone, couple more LP's will change this list"
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Country Grammar-Nelly
23.  Country Grammar-Nelly by Nelly
The list author says:
  "The struggle he went through, to blow up worldwide and put the DIRTY-DIRTY in everybodies head is amazing. His albums sell units crazy, and no one can stop him now but him, he's another unique rapper"
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Eve-Olution
24.  Eve-Olution by Eve
The list author says:
  "Sex-Appeal has nothin to do with why she's here. She's better than a lot of dudes, she proves it everytime y'all hear her flow. She's the tightest female out there, listen to her song EVE-lution"
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