Top 50 Rappers, Revised: 1990-2010

Joe Budden Needs A List Check, And I'm Offering It

August 6, 2019

First off, shout out to Joe Budden.  I loved "Pump It Up" and I've enjoyed him on his video podcast.  The 'Top 50 Emcees' list he made is the hot topic on social media right now.  And while he put himself braggadociously at #3, I think THAT is what sparked the conversation.  If you haven't seen the list, here it is below.

Now while we don't claim to be the ultimate officianados, as Day One fans of the culture - buying cassette singles for 99 cent at Wal-Mart, and owning every CD by every charted hip hop artist from the 90s thru 2010s - allow us to give our take.

Snupe Top Ten (solo artist only):

1. Biggie

2. Tupac

3. Eminem

4. Nas

5. Kendrick Lamar

6. Jay Z

7. Drake

8. Black Thought

9. Kanye West

10. KRS One

11. Lauryn Hill

12. The GZA

13. Redman

14. Common

15. Busta Rhymes

16. Lil Wayne

17. Scarface

18. Ice Cube

19. T.I.

20. Pusha T

21. Missy Elliot

22. LL Cool J

23. Rakim

24. Andre Benjamin

25. Big Pun

26. Method Man

27. Styles P

28. The Game

29. Ghostface Killa

30. Raekwon 

31. AZ

32. Twista

33. Pimp C

34. Gangstarr

35. Karrupt

36. Noreaga

37. Prodigy

38. Cam'Ron

39. E-40

40. Young Jeezy

41. Gucci Mane

42. Will Smith

43. Lil Flip

44. Bizzy Bone

45. 50 Cent

46. 8Ball

47. Kid Cudi

48. Keith Murray

49. Mystikal

50. Mase

So what do you think of the list?  Who did we leave off?  Feedback via Twitter @Hot959austin or email snupe@hot959austin.com

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