Top 25 Rappers of All Time -- New York City, Notorious B.I.G.

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calender

Tel Aviv, Israel

#108 Oct 14, 2011
None of yall have even mentioned the guy who influencened every other rapper on this list. the guy who eveyrone else on all these lists has mentioned as a major influence. Many people for some reason dont know rakeem. but is the guy who i think finihses the fantastic four with nas biggie tupac and jay z, with eminiem snoop and ice cube just outaide
unknown

Marquette, IA

#109 Oct 14, 2011
1. 2Pac (Pac, Makiveli)
2. Nas
3. LL Cool J
4. Ice Cube
5. Eazy-E
6. Mobb Deep
7. Biggie (Notorious B.I.G., Big Poppa)
8. Big Daddy Kane
9. Game
10. Snoop Dogg
11. Outkast
12. W.C.
13. Mack 10
14. Xzibit
15. B.G. Knocc Out/Dresta
16. Jay-Z
17. Puff Daddy (P. Diddy, Puffy, Diddy, Diddy Dirty Money)
18. KRS-1
19. Run DMC
20. DMX
True Rappers don't have radio plays
CommoNaSlick RicK

Coatesville, PA

#111 Dec 7, 2011
This list blows cock!

1. Nas
2. Rakim
3. Black Thought
4. 2Pac
5. Pharoahe Monch
6. The Notorious B.I.G.
7. Common
8. Slick Rick
9. Ghostface Killah (Biased, Im a GFK stan)
10. Talib Kweli

No order really^
PROZACH

Venice, FL

#112 Dec 14, 2011
What about Sticky Fingaz, Prodigy, Mobb Deep? Did u forget? Mobb deep put NYC on the map with unbelievable beats and ill lyrics. Sticky cannot be touched! You can't go toe, toe ! There should be a new reality freestyle rap battle show. Not sayin these two are the best, but they in the top fo sho!
the unknown

Fairfax, VA

#113 Dec 20, 2011
Eminem king of hip-hop,NAS,Cassidy,JAY-Z LIL Wayne,2Pac,BIG

“Become Love!”

Since: Jan 09

Nowhere/Now here

#114 Jan 9, 2012
Not particularly in this order, but...

1) KRS-One
2) Rakim
3) Chuck D
4) Big Daddy Kane
5) Treach
6) Big Punisher
7) Ghostface Killah
8) Nas
9) Canibus
10) Raekwon
11) Notorious B.I.G.
12) 2PAC
13) Black Thought
13) Redman
14) Slick Rick
15) Prodigy
16) Busta Rhymes
17) Kurupt
18) Eminem
19) Jay-Z
20) Ludacris
21) 50 cent
22) XZibit
23) Kool Keith
24) Guru
25) Big L

26) Kool G Rap
27) Gransmaster Caz
28) Jeru the Damaja
29) Scarface
30) Mos Def
31) GZA
32) Ras Kass
33) MC Lyte
34) Lauren Hill
35) Buckshot

That's all I can think of for now. And these are my personal favorites.

That's what's good.
dunkie smallz

Europe

#115 Jan 27, 2012
1.nas hand down
krazeone

Humacao, Puerto Rico

#116 Feb 10, 2012
krs-one rakim Big L nas biggie and of course big pun
krazeone

Humacao, Puerto Rico

#117 Feb 10, 2012
Brother Lee Love wrote:
Not particularly in this order, but...
1) KRS-One
2) Rakim
3) Chuck D
4) Big Daddy Kane
5) Treach
6) Big Punisher
7) Ghostface Killah
8) Nas
9) Canibus
10) Raekwon
11) Notorious B.I.G.
12) 2PAC
13) Black Thought
13) Redman
14) Slick Rick
15) Prodigy
16) Busta Rhymes
17) Kurupt
18) Eminem
19) Jay-Z
20) Ludacris
21) 50 cent
22) XZibit
23) Kool Keith
24) Guru
25) Big L
26) Kool G Rap
27) Gransmaster Caz
28) Jeru the Damaja
29) Scarface
30) Mos Def
31) GZA
32) Ras Kass
33) MC Lyte
34) Lauren Hill
35) Buckshot
That's all I can think of for now. And these are my personal favorites.
That's what's good.
rza ,
Snap dragon

United States

#118 Feb 19, 2012
ur list iz crazy
Benky

Satellite Provider

#119 Feb 22, 2012
Huh Eminem should be in No.1!
Anonymous

United States

#120 Mar 7, 2012
Thz list suckz who mentioned that??
Loko

Henderson, KY

#121 Mar 7, 2012
Top 5 Dead or Alive LYRICISTS are:
1 Biggie
2 Pac
3 Nas
4 Jay-Z
5 Eminem
Hey you guys, I made a tribute to one of Biggie's classics, check it out and let me know what you think!! R.I.P. Big
Krazy Rhymez- The TEN MACK Commandments

Since: Feb 12

Odenton, MD

#122 Mar 9, 2012
Little john second!!!!!!!! Are you brain damaged he couldn't rap a christmas present.and lil boosie really, are you hearing the same shit the rest of us hear.
Yung hood

United States

#123 Mar 15, 2012
Top 5 right here
1. 2pac
2.notoroius B.I.G
3. Eminem
4.SPM
5. Eazy-E

Since: Jun 12

Dublin, Ireland

#124 Jun 10, 2012
Off the top of my head

1. 2Pac
2. Nas
3. B.I.G.
4. Eazy E
5. Big L
6. Ice Cube
7. Rakim
8. Eminem
9. Method Man
10.Mos Def
11.Raekwon
12.D.M.X.
13.Eric B
14.Com mon
15.Talib Kweli
16.Raekwon
17.The Roots
18.Kanye West
19.Andre 3000
20.Naughty By Nature
21.Dr. Dre
22.The Game
23.Ludacris
24.Big Pun
25.Jay Z
Squad95

Thonotosassa, FL

#126 Jun 13, 2012
[QUOTE who=king of ny"blu magic"]1.nas(king of NY)
2.Notorious B.I.G.
3.the game
4.ice cube
5.snoop dogg
6.Eminem
7.jay-z
8.method man
9.redman10.eazy-e
11.jay-z
12.dr.dre
13.kanye west
14.50 cent(get rich or die tryin
15.bun b
16.xzibit
17.dmx
18.MC REN
19.mac 10
20.wc
21.com mon
22.busta rhymes
23.THE D.O.C.
24.T.I.
25.plies[/QUOTE]
Nas is king of ny
Hiphop

Madison, WI

#128 Jun 15, 2012
What about big l

Since: May 12

United States

#131 Dec 18, 2012
1.2pac 2.Notorious B.I.G. 3.Eminem 4.50 cent 5.snoop dogg 6.rakim 7.jay-z 8.dr.dre 9.kanye west
B Dot

Smithfield, NC

#133 Mar 7, 2013
Ya'll sniffin crack
1.Rakim
2.Krs One
3.Nas
4.JayZ
5.Eminem

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