The rapper, who changed his legal name from Dickson Octave to Bill Capri, had pleaded guilty to weapons charges stemming from his arrest at the Rolling Loud Festival in May 2019. In April 2019, the Associated Press reported that he had been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly assaulting a high school student after a 2016 concert in Florence, S.C., and that he faced a maximum sentence of 30 years.
The release stated Capri has “committed to supporting a variety of charitable efforts,” and noted his recent $50,000 donation to David Portnoy’s Barstool Fund for small businesses affected by the pandemic. She was once “involved in a conspiracy to distribute narcotics,” the White House stated, but has since “taken full accountability for her actions and turned her life around.” ROC Nation works with artists including Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Megan Thee Stallion and Meek Mill.
Harris, whose sentence was supposed to last through late 2028, helped finance the storied (and now defunct) West Coast label known for signing Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur. Trump granted a full pardon to Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr.
The rapper was charged in Florida on Nov. 17 with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a federal offense that carries a potential sentence of up to 10 years in prison. “Brett Perish of Sovereign Brands, who supports a pardon for Mr. Carter, describes him as 'trustworthy, kind-hearted and generous,' read the White House's official statement.
Earlier this month, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson advocated for the commutation of Capri on Twitter. The White House highlighted Capri's “numerous philanthropic efforts... such as providing educational resources to students and families of fallen law enforcement officers and the underprivileged.
His legal team, led by wealthy philanthropist and private investigator Eric Love, had a limousine ready to go and hyped up the possibility of his release so much in the media that it became a trending topic on Twitter. The former Oklahoma zookeeper, who rose to fame as the subject of the hit Netflix docu-series, was sentenced to 22 years in prison for his role in a murder-for-hire plot against his longtime rival, Big Cat Rescue CEO Carole Basin, as well as for violating federal wildlife laws.
Contributing: Hannah Ashcroft and Charles Treaty, USA TODAY; Nolan Clay, The Oklahoman; and The Associated Press Getty Images Hours before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration, President Donald Trump revealed the list of his presidential pardons.
The most notable names include Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon, ex-Uber engineer Anthony Lewandowski and rappers Little Wayne and Kodak Black. A name that didn't make the list was Joe Exotic from the Netflix documentary Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, who reportedly has a limo ready to pick him up from prison, according to Metro.
The majority of names on the list are for those arrested for non-violent drug offenses who are either currently incarcerated or have been released from prison already and will now have a clean record. Little Wayne faced up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon last December.
Rapper Kodak Black received a sentence of 46 months in 2019 for making a false statement on a federal document to buy firearms. Steve Bannon was charged last August for defrauding a fundraising campaign to partially pay for the southern border wall.
Anthony Lewandowski was a former Google engineer who then worked for Uber and was charged for stealing trade secrets from his previous employer. Kwame Kirkpatrick was the former mayor of Detroit and received a sentence of 28 years for fraud, racketeering, extortion and bribery while in office.
Former Arizona Congressman Rick Renzo was convicted in 2013 for extortion, bribery, insurance fraud, money laundering, and racketeering. “Under the fundamental rule that no one may be a judge in his own case, the president cannot pardon himself,” Mary C. Lawton, acting assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel, said in a memo on Aug. 5, 1974.
In purely academic terms, if Trump weren't impeached and attempted to go through with the action before the end of his presidency, the only way to test the legality of a self-pardon would have been for him to be charged with a federal crime. In general, Congress doesn't question presidential pardons, but considering Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives and awaiting trial in the Senate, there might be some post-trial legislation drafted to try and overturn his actions.
Prince Williams / Preimage via Getty Images President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned rapper Lil Wayne, who was facing up to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a gun charge last month. The rapper, whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, was charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition after officers found a loaded handgun in his possession while he was traveling to South Florida from California on Dec. 23, 2019, according to the Department of Justice.
In the White House announcement of Carter's pardon, officials noted it had been supported by Brett Perish, owner of liquor company Sovereign Brands, and football legend Dan Sanders. “Mr. Carter has exhibited this generosity through commitment to a variety of charities, including donations to research hospitals and a host of food banks,” the White House said.
Following his latest conviction, his former attorney Ron Sweeney, who recently filed a lawsuit against Carter seeking $20 million in allegedly unpaid commissions, said he hoped Trump would pardon him, according to the Hill. Lil Wayne worked with hip-hop group the Hot Boys before forging a solo career with albums They Carter and its hit follow-ups II, III, IV and V.
He won four Grammy Awards in 2009 for singles like “A Mill” and “Lollipop,” and has worked with artists ranging from Robin Thick to Nicki Minaj. The rapper has also found himself in trouble with the law on numerous occasions, serving time behind bars in 2010 for criminal possession of a weapon.
He later met brothers Bryan and Slim Williams, the founders of Cash Money Records, who were impressed enough with his skills to give him one of their business cards. He sold crack for a time, and accidentally shot himself in the chest, according to an article in Rolling Stone.
Wayne later revealed in a 2018 interview with Billboard that the shot was actually an attempt at suicide after his mother told him that he was not allowed to rap anymore. Featuring appearances by members of the Hot Boys as well as the Big Timers (Brian Williams and Annie Fresh), the recording went double platinum.
Then, in a career-changing move, Lil Wayne took a break from creating a traditional style album and released his first collection from his underground mixtapes: The Drought (2003). In 2004, Lil Wayne released They Carter, a hugely popular album that helped cement his reputation as one of rap's leading performers.
Rolling Stone critic Christian Hoard said that Wayne's syrupy drawl sounds more dexterous than ever” on the album. Quickly following up this latest wave of success, Wayne released They Carter II in December 2005.
A cameo appearance on the Destiny's Child smash hit “Soldier” only further enhanced Wayne's popularity. Over the next few years, Lil Wayne released several more popular mixtape recordings, including the critically adored Dedication, Vol.
Around the same time, Wayne teamed up with Cash Money mentor Bryan William (also known as “Baby” and “Bird man”) to create the album Like Father, Like Son (2006), which spawned the hit “Stunting' Like My Father.” In response to several unreleased tracks being made public over the internet, Lil Wayne released the download-only EP The Leak in 2007.
The songs came from his work on his anxiously anticipated next studio album, which was finally released in 2008: They Carter III hit the top of the rap, hip-hop and pop charts, selling more than 1 million copies in its first week of release. Baby face, Robin Thick, Busta Rhymes and July Santana also made cameos.
In August 2011, Wayne released They Carter IV, which quickly met with success. Not one to rest on his laurels, in March 2013, Lil Wayne put out his 10th studio album, I Am Not a Human Being II, to great acclaim.
After the rapper finally extracted himself from his Cash Money contract in June 2018, the long-awaited They Carter V debuted at the Billboard top spot in September. After making a deal with PepsiCo to promote its Mountain Dew soda brand, Lil Wayne was dropped by the company in May 2013 after releasing a song containing derogatory lyrics referencing civil rights icon Emmett Till.
He pled guilty a year later and in January 2021, President Donald Trump pardoned the rapper. The rapper established a charitable organization to help urban youth, the One Family Foundation, through which he worked to rebuild the athletic fields at his old school, Eleanor McCain Secondary School, after they were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Lil Wayne is a Grammy Award-winning rapper known for his hit albums, mixtapes and singles, including “A Mill” and “Lollipop.” We'll miss being home to millions of wonderfully weird and original videos, creators, and fans.
Our team is now working on Knowable, a platform for expert-led, educational audio courses. 1 Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mather's III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972, in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ... read more.
The Best flow, best lyrics, best beats, best singing, voice, the best rapper ever he's the best artist ever. Both of his personality, slim shady and Marshall Mather's, are great to listen to.
This guy is not human, he has had all sorts of songs to his album, and he says it how it is and the realest out there, he really showed his skill of creativity when writing 3 of the best: Not Afraid, Mockingbird, and Stan. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time.
But Tupac gives a whole new meaning to what rapping is supposed to be about. Listening to Tupac's music is like a journey through his life and thoughts.
Even in his casual songs strictly for entertainment he still displays a tremendous level of talent. Tupac will forever be the greatest rapper ever... Period! Followed by Na's...
He is only one of the ultimate, honest as well as Gangsta rapper standing alone for the people who are suffering... His lyrics, flow and husky voice has inspired me, and he will be remaining the no1 rapper till the end of time... R.I.P. 3 The Notorious B.I.G Christopher George Lahore Wallace, born May 21, 1972, better known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G (sometimes Biggie Smalls or just simply Biggie), is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York.
On March 9, 1997, he was murdered in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles, California at the age of only ... read more. His raps are genius, toucan actually picture what he's saying... Story to tell, hypnotize are his top.
Sorry it's a disgrace that Lil Wayne be put above him. Long live The Flow. Also, one of the great storytellers in Hip Hop, The Notorious One had every element an MC could dream of.
He has made lots of his own music but he and other rappers use samples from others like how no money mo problems used in coming out Diana Ross or ice cube no Vaseline with razor Dr Are with express yourself by Charlie wright or Will Smith getting jiffy wit it uses the greatest dancer by sister sledge. 4 Na's Nair bin Old Data Jones, better known by his stage name Na's, is an American rapper and entrepreneur born on September 14, 1973, in New York City.
There are many good things about his skills he is a monster of flow, rhythm and beat, very high IQ in writing lyrics and hard to beat in rap battles. If I ruled the world, New York State of mind, got to self a gun.
He delivers such hard blows in his rap on that while changing the flow and lyrics a lot. He samples if I ruled the world and New York State of mind.
He has great flow beat rhymes and lyrics he plays trumpet too Very powerful messages delivered through his songs to empower the young generation much like PAC did (Na's frequently said that him and 2Pac were soldiers of the same mission) and never mainstream topics.
Na's has some of the most iconic and yet underrated hit songs of all time. From his incredible debut on Climatic to his latest works which are really consistent.
Songs like Hate Me Now and Get Down are forever classics and toucan never really get used to listening to him. His flow is top tier without a doubt and his verses are poetic to a point that transcends rap or music in general.
Not to mention that Na's delivered a wrecking ball-style disc track on Jay-Z called Ether which was so nasty that it became an actual term of disrespect (I.e. “ You just go tethered”). Underrated by the latest generation because of his seriousness and old school style which are gold to find these days.
In til, I collapse Eminem put NAS before him on the top ten list they seem pretty equal NAS is an amazing rapper. Na's is tough with his lyrics his flow and versus are harder but not his beats and keys.
5 Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York. Jay-Z is not only one of the best rappers STILL in the game, but he's also one of the most successful men on this planet.
Nobody thought Kanye could rap till Nova supported him. He went from a 90s thug, making freestyles about killing cops with Big L to being one of the most influential artists in pop culture today.
Listen to one song on Magna Carta Holy Grail, and you'll be scratching your head to the lyrics. I can at least accept why people might put Biggie, Tupac or even Eminem above him, but the other three just aren't in the same league Jay-Z is the best-selling rapper of our time 50 cent is no comparison to him.
Not only that but Jay-z runs one of the best rap labels there is with rappers like Wayne, Na's, and many others on it. Look what happened to top rappers like JA Rule and DMX.
In his own words, “Ever since I made the change over to platinum, the games been a rap. Not to mention the genius lyrics and flow, HOV is the American Dream.
6 Dr. Dre Andre Rozelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur born on February 18, 1965, in Compton, CA. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.
Alright, Dr. Dre has definitely contributed the most to hip hop out of everyone on this list by far. Two start off, he made two of the most classic rap albums ever; 2001 and The Chronic.
Are has a lot of his own songs too, and he is at least in the top four best lyric rappers. For all the obvious reasons Are must be moved up to the top of the list.
He doesn’t do as many rap battles and freestyles and practicing as much as some others, but he can, and he is really awesome. Are is a boss at flows and rapping fast doesn’t matter as much, but it still is cool and Are raps about as fast as Eminem.
Are and Eminem are evenly matched in rap music because Eminem has been selling more songs and doing more rapping in the Present and overall, but Are does have just as much skill he has been better because of the chronic album. He did a lot in Straight out of Compton also, and he still is great and Are produced Eminem.
Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg ... read more. He sings well in recipe and sampled that music from middle eastern culture and did well he is so talented.
After releasing a brilliant album in Section.80, he signed with Dr. Dre to Aftermath and just recently put out his major label debut, good kid, M.A.A. Deep lyrics with a meaning, which make him easy to relate to.
The one thing Kendrick has that 2Pac didn't really have is the ability to be one of the greatest lyricists of all time. The way he slays every track he features makes the actual artist who made the song look small compared to his lyrical thunder.
Just check out the song The City by The Game or Text Book Stuff by XV. For Kendrick to be in 98th place as the best rapper is a shame for he is definitely better than overrated Eminem and should be in first.
P. S Kendrick Lamar and J Cole collab album in the future. His DAMN album has some hits that are defined by many as the most influential songs on the planet.
He is the best artist of his generation, and let's not forget To Pimp A Butterfly and good kid m.A.A.d city, which won 6 grammars apiece Seriously people, Eminem doesn't have an album nearly as good as Climatic or Paid in Full... Na's is the equal of some Nobel Prizes.
And Jay-Z's puns and literary figures are far more nuanced and witty. Goes without saying, Kanye West is an underrated artist and rapper, and he should be at least ahead of Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg. Time to really listen to the music and to understand the themes and lyrics people, don't believe the hype. Hakim, must be given recognition in hip hop due to his most classic work, with DJ Eric. B.
His first eagerly anticipated solo album The 18th Letter was a critical success and a present for all of Hakim's fans. Hakim's best songs include I Ain't No Joke, I Know You Got Soul, Lyrics Of Fury, Follow The Leader, What's On Your Mind, Know The Ledge and The Mystery.
If you don't know who Hakim is you must go back and explore the excellence of the Golden Age of Hip Hop. And to anyone who is thinking of voting for Enzyme they should know Ice Cube ghostwrote for him and Kool G Rap is the real godfather of gangster rap not easy he doesn't even make my top 100 much less 20.
Another thing, Hakim influenced every good rap act, and indirectly all the worst ones too: Hakim was the first rapper to use complicated rhyming techniques, such as internal rhymes and multiple stage allusions. Other than that, The God MC, Hakim still has the best lyrics, and a nearly monotone voice.
Not to mention the fact that he was part of the most influential rap duo ever; Eric B and Hakim. 9 Ice Cube O'Shea Jackson, born June 15, 1969, in Baldwin Hills, CA, known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker.
Ice cube is a legend he can be one of the best he overall is one of the most well-balanced in flow, voice, beat, pitch, lyrics, and rhymes. Ice cube and Are must be very good at piano and other rappers play some other instruments because the notes in lots of his songs are awesome.
He still is one of the best his rhymes are clever for instance in straight out of Compton he gets two rhymes in each line mostly comparing it to MC men and easy e more in a complete word way but men and easy have syllable rounding in their verses. Ice Cube has proved that he is the definition of the term raw in hip hop.
, Cube made a name of himself with his fast and no holds barred approach to rapping', in which he basically throws everything he's got towards the listener, leaving' it to them to either be offended or enjoy his music. From Given' Up The Nappy Dug Out to Say Hi To The Bad Guy, Ice Cube remains one of the most enjoyable albeit controversial rappers in the game.
After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ... read more.
He's not like any other artist out there, his mind runs wild with art and creativity, he NEVER stops no matter what. The media seems to label him as heartless, an ass, and garbage, but he's nothing like that.
You need to look above and beyond him, listen to the “Last Call” on the college dropout album you'll definitely view him differently after peeping that but in a good way. The college dropout and my beautiful dark twisted fantasy are two of my favorite albums by him, just because he never really talks about living in the hood or having to live through a tough time as a child doesn't mean he's not full of knowledge and doesn't know how to rap.
He brought soul back to hip hop with his sick production skills, credited for the production of one of the best albums of all time (the Blueprint). Now, we're talking about the best rapper not the best producer, but now listen to his first three CDs (College Dropout, Late Registration, Graduation), you hear nothing but genius lyrically.
Unlike every other rapper on this, he is able to traverse various genres and styles, to produce what is altogether a far more rounded, well produced, classy rap style, which does not rely upon a low socio-economic background to act as a basis for EVERY SINGLE SONG. He most definitely holds the qualities of a rock star; out spoken, grandiose; but brilliant.
Does this make him the greatest rock star currently active in the music world? 11 Snoop Dogg Cordoba Calvin Broads, Jr., (born October 20, 1971) known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and television personality from Long Beach, California.
Three of those are DJ Khaled (All I Do Is Win), Dr. Dre (Various Songs), and Jason Ferule (Wiggle). Snoop dog is a great rapper he has lots of skills and style.
I sing opera and didn't believe that rap was even music...BUT totally stumbling on this site and then listening to most of the artists listed, I now actually like, enjoy and will listen to Eminem-who at this moment in time is brilliant plus, 2pac, Biggie and many other rappers are great too... good feel even without proper structure as far as studied music goes. Not sure about Lil Wayne and Kanye West though, hard to understand lyrics of the LAW and through media completely dislike KW and his taste in women.
If I knew the proper speak, I would please get someone to translate...excellent music people. 12 50-Cent Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, record, film, and television producer.
Sure they have a lot of views but 50 cent made 31 songs on his Vevo so far. 13 Enzyme Eric Lynn Wright better known by his stage name “Enzyme”, was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A.
He was born to Richard and Kathie Wright in Compton, California. Well, Kool G Rap is an awesome rapper but Easy is called The Godfather for a reason.
Easy E did in fact write his lyrics on future releases. No MC has ever done hardcore crime rap with as much menace and brutal honesty as E. He set the standard for rhyming detailed lyrics about committing felonies: They're more scary when they come from a high voice that sounds mad, mean, serious, anxious, excited, devious, and mechanical all at the same time--rather as a slow mellow voice that sounds like it's exhaling blunt smoke.
I'm a peaceful hippy, but E makes me feel like breaking laws. And all these rappers we see these days, even all the ones from back then, they all turned out to be sellouts or hypocrites.
14 Andre 3000 André Lauren Benjamin, known by his stage name André 3000 is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia, and is most known as one half of the hip-hop duo Outcast. Despite never actually releasing an official solo studio album, 3000 has built up a strong following online among hip hop listeners and often ... read more.
Flow, lyrics, creativity with production all top-notch. If he'd ever released a solo album (the love below doesn't really count) he'd be near the top of this list.
I can understand him being below people like Wiz as they just get joke votes, but it's a disgrace that Kendrick is above him. Big BOI should be top 20 he outshines Andre on some of their songs and kills his verse on roses (songs can be commercial and good), deserves better than #298, but he doesn't get any votes because nearly everyone who listens to Outcast prefers are.
He's unarguably in there, my god he's one of the most talented MCs or artists to ever pick up a mic. Like not only that, but his pen-game is on point and his accent, his style, he engineered the south and put them on the map.
15 Big L Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), best known by his stage name Big L, was an American hip hop recording artist, born and raised in Harlem, New York City, New York. Coleman embarked on his career in rapping, with the hip hop trio, Three the Hard Way.
Big L from my opinion is the best McGee cause his first album was a real fire, and he could do more albums like that if he would be alive today, and another thing that I like in big l is that he could do real this freestyles! Yet another MC who’s promising career was tragically cut short due to the violence in the game.
Amazing talent and voiced the streets of NYC with great flair and confidence. I know it's an opinion to say this but there're rappers on the top of this list that don't even compare.
I know if he got the showcasing he deserved and didn't die he would have made many great albums like Eminem. Undisputed rhyme champion see platinum plus feat Big Daddy Kane and raps Hip Hop to another level see Lifestyles of the poor and dangerous (Album) and The Big Picture (Album).
He started his career on Canadian reality show “Degrees: The Next Generation”. I can 't wait for Drake's new album Certified Lover boy to come out later this month.
Man listen and vote for him, he needs to be in the top ten of this list! He has emotion, he doesn't rap about girls and money and weed and clothes and guns, and he sings.
In fact, there are about half a dozen better rappers (Em, PAC, Big, Na's, Bust...) But man is this guy underrated. Honestly Drake is one of the best rappers alive, the reason why most people hate him is that he also sings.
17 Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was discovered by Brian “Baby” “Bird man” Williams at a very young age, and was signed to Cash Money Records, where he would be one quarter of the rap group Hot Boys.
Listen to his albums the Carter I the Carter II III IV and his new one the Carter V. Also listen to his song Sucker For Pain featuring 5 other people including FOB (Fall Out Boy) and ID (Imagine Dragons) It's funny how people hate on Wayne for doing things differently on his albums.
He took a local recording group and made them into a worldwide phenomenon. Wayne has impacted the rap game, whether you take it in a positive or negative way it's up to you.
Wayne definitely molded into one of the greats with his carter series. He locked the mixtape game up heavy prior and lyrically was clever.
As time went he got bored with his style and tried to change up to diversify his profile. Lost his hold on the game, and you could tell drugs began to take toll on his writing.
I think people have bought into the negative hype surrounding Wayne and his music. Love him or hate him he has had a huge impact on the rap game and his longevity speaks for itself.
But dig a little deeper, and you'll find an array of mixtapes and earlier albums which offer the best of Wayne. His lyricism, not as a storyteller, but as a rapper who can manipulate words and think completely outside the box is second to none and his flow is one of a kind.
Its become cool to hate Lil Wayne and that's probably because of his latest bodies of work, which have not been up to par, but its unbelievably ignorant to dismiss him as “garbage” or the “worst rapper ever”, especially when you consider how respected he is by other rappers and those who actually know what they are talking about. 18 Immortal Technique Felipe Andres Colonel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru.
He reads constantly and speaks intelligently in his rhymes and interviews. Immortal Technique is the next level of a political emcee like Chuck D, and critiques the whole social order that we live under.
Listen to songs such as “Dance With the Devil”, “One (Remix)”, You Never Know”, “Caught in a Hustle” and “Toast to the Dead” to understand why nobody today is with Immortal Technique on a lyrical level. His metaphors are so deep, that toucan hear every emotional twist that he adds to his songs for effect.
Techniques freestyles are very good Listen to “What Hip-Hop Is” clip on YouTube if you disagree with ... more Also, his songs involve actual topics instead of some rappers who just rap over a beat about stuff that doesn't even go together.
People insult his flow but that is because he wrote his first album in the underground with beats coming after the songs were already written. Immortal Technique has a lot of diversity in his lyrics, unlike the mainstream.
He can freestyle and battle rap, unlike all the commercial rappers. I'm sure most mainstream rappers are too stupid to understand the topics of his lyrics or even his vocabulary.
But like he said about the industry rappers: If you go platinum it has nothing to do with luck, it just means that a million people are stupid! There are too many great rappers that helped lay the foundation for this man... but immortal technique takes it to the next level.
It's not fair to him or them. He is rapping about complex ideas using words most people can 't even think, never mind hearing those words uttered from their mouths, and yet he's rapping them. Half the jokers on this list aren't rappers, they are recording artists pumping out hot garbage for the masses to swallow up.
50 cent, Jay-Z, Little Wayne and the like are traitors to their kind and should be ashamed of themselves. In 1999, Yates and business partner Travis O'Goon founded the record label Strange Music.
He has sold over two million albums and has had his music featured in film, television, and video games. I don't think his lyrics are quite the most complex, but his rhyme schemes are crazy.
Here are some things that are included in this argument that have nothing to do with being a great M popularity, impact on the game, beats, sales, and awards. Tech didn't go for a major record deal, because he wanted to do his own thing.
This also means he's not as widely known, popular, high-selling, and he can 't make much of an impact on the game. He has the same of the best if not the best flow, rhyme, and a unique ability to change up his style.
I think he isn't talked about with some of the “greatest” as often because he didn't sell out to the major recording companies and therefor he didn't get as famous from all the deals that comes with that sort of deal/contracts, yet he has still managed to make millions without them. Without a shadow of a doubt if more people knew him he'd be a top 5 rapper of all time easily.
Just listen to some of tech's flows and read about him, more than 10 hit albums sold, owner of Strange Music and has performed with several famous rappers such as: B.O. No one string rhymes and flows together like Tech does, the way is tracks, rhymes... Everything flows together to form beautiful music, he's the fastest out of this list, plus he's independent, if he had all the media attention that Em and Wayne have, he'd probably be different, when Em was Underground he was awesome, when he went mainstream it went all to his head, just like the self-proclaimed king (Lil Wayne) I'm glad Tech didn't go mainstream early in his career, if he did...
Dead in the middle of little Italy little did we know that we riddled two middlemen who didn't do diddly! He's no Eminem, he's no Tupac, but he's definitely something special and deserves at least top 20.
You're not listening to rap anymore, its just garbage pop with people thinking they're hard. Boogie Down Productions was about 1 spot away from being in the top 5 rap duos of all time due to KRS-One's exquisite rhymes.
He ha s 1 solo classic album: Return of the Boom Bap, and his BDP classics are Criminally minded; by far and is also considered one of the 500 best albums of all time, and By all means necessary. The Best collaboration: The Anthem- Sway & Tech ft. RNA, Tech n9ne, Eminem, Exhibit, Pharaoh Month, Kool G Rap, Jay Felony, Chino XL, and KRS-One.
KRS-One has the quantity (unlike Biggie or L) the beats (sorry Em) the voice (sorry Em) and most importantly, his lyrical content keeps it real (unlike Jay and Wayne). His lyrics are for the PEOPLE in the STREETS, not Hollywood or upscale boutiques.
Other rappers try to be “conscious” but also worry about having mass appeal (Kanye, Common). Listen to Ova Here, Bridge is Over, South Bronx, Clear em' Out etc.
Listen to You Must Learn, Sound of The Police for his socially conscious rapping ability. Dude is simply the best with a career over 30 years, over 10 albums, if he was in a big time record label he would be considered the greatest by everyone.
And Tip, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor born on September 25, 1980, in Atlanta, GA. T.I. As far as his generation of rappers, there aren't a lot of people even close to TI in terms of natural flow and being able to make great songs. T.I.
Nearly all of his albums toucan listen through completely without skipping a track. He is one of the reason that Hip Hop and Rap and southern music is still alive.
He has been dropped from labels, gone to jail many times, had life threats, but he still hustles like THE KING. Drake is a talentless Jew from the suburbs of Toronto who should have stuck to acting.
Should take on a roll in comedy because his pathetic attempt to sing with his monotone operatic rhymes would make me laugh if I could bare to listen to him for anything longer than it takes to change the station. Belongs in the top 3 along with Eminem and Ice Cube than Jay-Z in fourth in my opinion.
He wanted to be good for others, and expressed this passion with lyrics deeper than most rappers since he was in the game. His emotion and determination are moving, and his story is sure to bring a tear to your eye, and he poured all of his emotion into his songs, and made music that was remarkable, launching him into fame. When he went to meet the definite jam president, he was recovering from an accident, and had wired in his mouth.
His downfall was brought on by his cocaine addiction, but if the seemingly harmless blunt he smoked wasn't laced with cocaine, he would tear down all the rappers in our time. His lyrics are profound, his voice gets an old hag hyped, and his passion is immense.
I also would definitely not allow my children to listen to him, but for me, DMX just reigns alone, unbeatable. Unlike some of the rapper today he put his soul into his music.
He talks about real life stuff like in his song how's it's going down. 24 MF Doom Daniel Du mile (January 9, 1971 - October 31, 2021), also known as MF DOOM, was a British-born hip hop recording artist who spent most of his life in the United States.
I want to cry when I see this legend placed under so many trash rappers (Nicki Minaj). This guy literally has an unbelievable amount of talent, I guarantee you will never find a better lyricist.
I still remember the first time I listened to “Hoe Cakes” and I've loved him ever since. His unique style, voice, and lyrics are near impossible to replicate as he influenced those like Earl Sweatshirt and Joey Badass.
MF DOOM considers himself to be a villain, but he's a hero to the rap game. Even if nobody reads this, I have to say that the fact that MF DOOM is number 45 is a straight up lie.
Most people on this website only go here to vote for one person that they already had in their minds, so it's no surprise that an underground rapper like DOOM with a narrower fan base than most is down here. If you by some miracles are reading this, please listen to at least one or two MF DOOM songs, maybe off of the album Mad villainy, and then come back and tell me with a straight face he isn't in the top ten.
Then spend the rest of your life ashamed for this list and its contents. “MF DOOM being so low on this list show the mass lack of education going on in the US.
A lot of people just hadn't gotten that kind of style before, with good reason. Hell, he only ever did a one-minute feature, and he managed to own the song with it.
It's 2012 now, Extinction Level Event 2 is coming and frankly, with some the stuff he's been dropping out really recently my faith in his new album is through the roof. He evolved into a master “chopper” and was a spitting image for “Thorough!” In one of the best music videos ever made.
His presence on a track makes a person want to listen. Let’s not forget his career spans now into 4 decades from the 90s to current.
Bust is likely the most underrated rapper, but that might be largely to his albums being not so great outside the few hit singles each has, but should he feature on a track, he’s the best. Regardless, there is no one who could deliver vocals like him with as much energy, pace, clarity and ability to be melodic at the same time when most would have to be monotone just to spits their Ls on time with even the hope of clarity.
Bursa Bus's manager tell him not to go his fastest because he thinks his albums won't sell. In front Rebel, Twist, Toned eff, Tech, or anybody else toucan think of.
No disrespect though, I like those other guys.Anyhow, I voted Bus because I wanted to tell you all that, but I don't think there is (or ever going to be) the best rapper.