Over the years there has been tremendous increase in the people who love listening rap music. Rapping is a form of singing in which a particular person speaks the lyrics with the background music. Now a day this type of singing is very popular called as the hip hop music. Rapping is generally done right from the very past but in recent times it has evolved very much and is loved by many people around the globe. There are many rappers all over the world who are much into rapping today and their status as being a singer is only because of the rap they do. So here are the top 10 rappers in the world.
10. Snoop Dog
Snoop Dog is An American rapper whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. Along with being a rapper he has also worked as an actor, writer and producer. He was born on 20th October 1971 in California. His albums have been loved by the people all over the world. He inherited singing as his goal from his father who too was a singer. He has also been arrested for the possession of various drugs. Although now he is not much into rapping anymore but no list having top 10 rappers in the world can be complete without having him in the list. His famous albums are Doggystyle, Reincarnated, Doggumentary, Malice n Wonderland, Ego Trippin’ and many more.
9. 50 Cent
50 Cent has managed to secure ninth position in our list of the best rappers. Originally 50 Cent was called as Curtis James Jackson III. He was born on 6th July 1975 in New York City. He has worked as a renowned rapper, actor and also as a record producer. His album named as ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ has been his most successful album. Apart from this The Massacre, Curtis, Before I Self Destruct and Street King Immortal are his albums that have been in the market so far. It was Eminem who produced his album in the year 2002. It was Eminem who encouraged 50 Cent to think about his rapping career and later helped him to achieve what he is today.
8. Kanye West
Kanye West is the Rapper who belongs to the United States. He was born on 8th June 1977. His full name is Kanye Omari West. He has also worked as a leading fashion designer. His debut album was released in the year 2004 which was called as ‘The College Dropout’. Gradually some more albums named as Late Registration, Graduation, 808s & Heartbreak, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Watch the Throne, Cruel Summer were released. He is also one of the most controversial artist as he has created scene at various award function for not been rewarded as the best artist. He has also dated some of the high profile name in the industry.
Famous all over with the name Ludacris, his actual name happens to be Christopher Brian Bridges. He was born on 11th September 1977 and is a native of United States. Apart from being a renowned rapper, he also been a successful actor and has worked in many famous movies. His alums which have been loved by the people all over the world are back for the First Time, Word of Mouf, The Red Light District, Release Therapy, Theater of the Mind and Battle of the Sexes. He has also been awarded a number of times for his awesome songs and albums.
6. Notorious B.I.G
Christopher George Latore Wallace aka The Notorious B.I.G is no more in this world now but as a rapper he has achieved all those things what a new rapper in this industry wishes to achieve. He was born on 21st March 1972 and died on 9th March 1997 when he was shot down by some anonymous killer. His list of albums includes Ready to Die, Life after Death, Born Again and Conspiracy. He received many awards in various award functions. Right after his death his album ‘Life after Death’ was released and it later on became the best album that Notorious B.I.G ever produced. This album was also certified as the ‘Diamond’.
5. Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne was born on 27th September 1982 in Louisiana, United States. His real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. He became famous throughout the world with his album Guerrilla Warfare in the year 1999. But his most successful album which was praised all over was ‘The Block Is Hot’. List of his albums include Lights Out, 500 Degreez, The Carter, Rebirth, I Am Not a Human Being, Like Father like Son and many more. In the year 2010 he was arrested and later sentenced eight month in prison for some criminal offense. He holds the record for most number of songs that have featured in Billboard Hot 100 list.
Nas was born in the New York City on 14th September 1973. His actual name is Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones. His father was also a musician. Many albums that he has released over the years have been truly classic and have been loved by everyone and so just after being released his many songs have been at the top of the Billboards Top list. He is one of those rappers who is said to be the greatest. It Was Written, I Am…, Nostradamus, The Lost Tapes, God’s Son, Street’s Discipline, Hip Hop is Dead are the names of some of his albums. He has received eight Grammy Awards for various songs and albums.
2pac is an American rapper who is not among us anymore. He was born on 16th June 1971 in New York City and he last breathed on 13th September 1996 in Las Vegas, United States where he was shot. His birth name was Tupac Amaru Shakur. He is one of those artists whose albums have been a huge hit all over the world. His albums have been truly classic and it’s still best to hear. His list of albums includes me against the World, All Eyez on Me, The Don Killuminati, Strictly For My N.I.G.G.A.Z. and many more.
The second spot in our list is for American rapper Jay-Z whose official name happens to be Shawn Corey Carter. He was born on 4th December 1969 in New York City. Till date he has been awarded whopping fourteen Grammy Awards. He is been married to singer Beyoncé Knowles. Reasonable Doubt, In My Lifetime, the Blueprint, the Black Album, Kingdom Come, American Gangster and Watch the Throne are the name of some of his album that has been released.
Undoubtedly Eminem is the king when it comes to rapping. No other artist is more famous as Eminem throughout the world. His birth name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III. He was born on 17th October 1972 in Missouri, United States. A number of magazines have awarded the number one spot in their list to this great singer. So far he has won thirteen Grammy Awards. Now he has his own studio by the name Shady Records. Infinite, The Slim Shady, Encore, Relapse, Recovery are his some of the highly popular albums.