The rap genre is an art that engraves in your soul, sticks to your mind, and stays in your heart. From the catchy beats to the lyrics that even though rapped at a fast pace, have stories of their own.
Rappers inspire me, bring out the rebel in me, and bond with me using energetic and fast pace. That is the beauty of it all.
Map your Heart with these Rap Artists
So, without wasting time and giving tribute to these legends,
Let’s check out the 20 best rappers and some of their spectacular hits that took the world with a storm.
1. Roddy Rich
His works never leave charts for days! He has recorded 16 Hot 100 songs, some of the best masterpieces including The Box, Rockstar (DaBaby ft. Roddy Rich), and The Woo (Pop Smoke ft. 50 Cent and Roddy Rich). Roddy has since his debut been nominated and won a long list of music awards.
Always trending, this rapper is known for his fast rap, savage punchlines and quirky wits. His success journey began with his debut album ‘Baby on Baby’ followed by his second album ‘Kirk’, earning him his first Number 1 on U.S. Billboard 200. His hits include Practice, Masterpiece, Cry Baby, Rockstar, and Whats Poppin.
3. Cardi B
The New York-based rapper has a wide range of features and enjoyed top positions at many music charts. Some of her significant accomplishments include WAP, Bodak Yellow, Money, Be Careful, and Press. She started from Vine and Instagram and slayed the music industry, winning a long list of awards and recognitions.
This singer, songwriter, and rapper started his career by releasing albums Pluto in 2012 followed by Honest in 2014. He has also released numerous mixtapes including Monster (2014) and 56 Nights (2015). He even has songs that hit 1st on U.S. Billboard, including Future (2017)and The Wizrd (2019).
5. Lil Uzi Vert
The star became a global sensation after his single ‘XO Tour Llif3’ hit 7th rank. His debut studio album ‘Luv is Rage 2’ released in 2017 and earned Lil Uzi his top rank at Billboard 200. Helegacy also includes ‘The Way Life Goes’, ‘Sauce it Up’, and featured on ‘Bad and Boujee’ that topped U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
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Among his catchy and topping albums of this influential artist include Thank Me Later (2010), Take Care (2011), More Life (2017), Scorpion (2018). The charting songs that earned him awards and notable fame include Toosie Slide, In My Feelings, God’s Plan, and One Dance.
7. J. Cole
His debut mixtape left fans eager for more. And he did deliver. His best pieces include Born Sinner (2013), 4 Your Eyez Only (2016), KOD (2018), and The Fall Off (2020).
8. Young Thug
Young Thug is a rapper, songwriter, and singer. His famous albums and tapes include So Much Fun (2019)and Slime & B (with Chris Brown) (2020). His chart-topping singles include Havana (with Camila Cabello), Goodbyes (with Post Malone) and The London (with Travis Scot and J. Cole).
9. Kendrick Lamar
Sure, sad songs make you vibe, but Kendrick’s rap will have you hooked and play them on repeat. He started releasing music in 2012. Some of his successful albums comprise To Pimp a Butterfly (2015) and Damn (2017), and his leading singles Humble, All the Stars, and Pray for Me.
10. Moneybagg Yo
A phenomenal legend, he reaches higher milestones with every release. A few of his unforgettable gifts to the world are Reset (2018), 43va Heartless (2019), and Time Served (2020).
11. YoungBoy Never Broke Again
This star made a name for himself in 2019 when his album Al YoungBoy 2 topped Billboard 200. Even his single Bandit (ft. Juice WRLD) ranked 10th on Hot 100 Billboard. His must-listen-to songs are Outside Today, Until Death Call My Name, and Self Control. Today, his fans wear YoungBoy apparel with pride to show their support and love for him.
12. Big Sean
2019 marked his rise from his single Overtime. Following this, this impressive rapper has produced and rapped various gems, some of them being Finally Famous (2011), Dark Sky Paradise (2015), and Detroit 2 (2020).
13. Travis Scott
2018 marked the time when he released Astroworld, with the single Sicko Mode that earned him is first Hot 100 on Billboard. Following this, his notable albums include JackBoys, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, and collab album Jack Huncho Jack.
This rapper never let hurdles stop him. Even amidst fluctuations, Tyga continued his hard work, with his best singles including Taste that ranked 8th on Hot 100 and Ayo from his well-reputed album Legendary (2019).
15. Rick Ross
The Grammy-nominated sensation has all the good stuff for you. A few of his best works include Teflon Don (2010), Mastermind, Hood Billionaire (2014), and Rather You Than Me (2017).
16. Meek Mill
The Philadelphia-born rapper became the nation’s voice with his best contributions like Dreams and Nightmares (2012), Championships (2018) and singles like Amen.
17. Lil Baby
Lil Baby released Perfect Timing- a staggering mixtape- in 2017 that made him a well-known star. His best pieces include Woah, My Dawg, Yes Indeed, and Close Friends.
Associated with NF Real Music, this global rapper has received a long list of nominations and significant music awards. His hits comprise Therapy Session (2016), The Search (2019), and Perception (2017).
19. Playboi Carti
A charismatic icon and a name to be remembered in the rap genre, Playboi has worked diligently to producenumerous works. Some of the prominent ones are Die Lit (2018) and Whole Lotta Red (2020). The singles that earned him crucial success include Magnolia and Woke Up Like This.
20. Meghan Thee Stallion
The queen of blunt rap, this idol has numerous hits and even more fans. Her noteworthy contributions include Fever (2019), Suga (2020), and Good News (2020). Her powerful and topping featuring singles include WAP (with Cardi B) and Savage (Remix) (with Beyonce).
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