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Top 10 Best Rappers in the World in 2020

Music has always been a special part of our life. All the people from all over the world used to listen to songs for entertainment, enjoyment, joy, happiness, etc.

Music comes with different varieties and tastes among which rap music is one of the type. Rappers present all over the world have contributed a lot to the rap world. But not all of them are popular and have got high fame throughout the world.

Today here we will be talking about the top 10 best rappers in the world in 2020 which have contributed a lot in the world of rap music. They become successful in winning the heart of millions of people presents all over the world. So, let have a look at the list from bottom to top and get known about the amazing rappers.

Here is the list of the top 10 best rappers in the world in 2020:

10. Roddy Ricch

Roddy Ricch
Roddy Ricch

Rodrick Wayne Moore Jr. who is best known as Roddy Ricch is an American singer, rapper, and songwriter. He was born in Compton, California, US on October 22, 1998.

He started singing and rapping at the age of 8 and at 16, he started making beats. While growing up, he listened to Lil Wayne, Future, Young Thug, and Speaker Knockerz. 

Roddy Ricch’s debut studio album “Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial” was released in 2019 through Bird Vision Entertainment and Atlantic Records.

He has been nominated three times for Grammy Awards and among them, he won one time. He has also won 2 BET Awards from 5 nominations throughout his career.

9. Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg whose real name is Calvin Cordozar Broadus was born on October 20, 1971, in Long Beach, California, US. He is an American rapper who was born to Beverly Broadus and Vernall Varnado who was a singer, Vietnam veteran who left Snoop when he was just 3 months old.

Later, Snoop’s mom married Cordozar Broadus Sr, and Snoop was named after his stepfather. Snoop Dogg’s first solo album was Doggystyle that was released by Death Row Records and produced by Dr. Dre in November 1993 which became a huge success selling 800,000 copies in the first week.

After this, he released many albums including Tha Doggfather, No Limit Top Dogg, Tha Last Meal, and Coolaid. In 2018, Snoop Dogg released his first gospel album named “Bible of Love” and in 2019, released his 17th solo album “I Wanna Thank Me”.

He has 17 Grammy nominations but he hasn’t won it yet. He was inducted into the celebrity wing of the WWE Hall of Fame in March 2016 and he was also given a star on November 19m 2018 on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.     

8. T.I.


T.I. whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. is an American rapper, record producer, author, actor, record executive, and entrepreneur.

He was born in Atlanta, Georgia, US on September 25, 1980. He is the son of Violeta Morgan and Clifford Harrus Sr. T.I. has a successful singing career with 7 albums reaching the top 5 of the Billboard 200 chart among 10 studio albums.

His singles also became highly successful including “Whatever You Like” and “Live Your Life”. One of the most successful album of T.I. is Paper Trail (2008) whose 500,000 copies were sold.

Not only, T.I. is successful in music but he also had a successful acting career. He starred in the movies Get Hard, Takers, Identity Thief, ATL, and was also starred in the MCU movies Ant-Man and its sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp. 

7. Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is an American songwriter, rapper, and record producer. He was born on June 17, 1987, in Compton, California, US.

Kendrick started his musical career while raising in Compton, California as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot. He started getting recognition after releasing “Overly Dedicated” and his first studio album “Section.80”. 

Kendrick Lamar’s first major-label debut album was Good Kid, M.A.A.D City which was released in 2012 which later was certified Platinum by RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

It also debuted at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 featuring some hit singles such as “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”, “Swimming Pool (Drank)” and “Poetic Justice”. He released many albums till now including To Pimp a Butterfly (2015) and Damn (2017).

Kendrick Lamar is considered as one of the best rappers in the world of all time. He also has been regarded as one of the most influential artists of his generation and lyricists of all time.

He has won several awards in his career including 13 Grammy Awards, 5 Billboard Music Awards, 2 American Music Awards, 11 MTV Video Music Awards, and a Brit Award.             

6. Kanye West

Kanye West
Kanye West

Kanye West is an American record producer, rapper, and fashion designer who was born in Atlanta, Georgia, US on June 8, 1977.

Kanye who was raised in Chicago was first known as a producer in the early 2000s for Roc-A-Fella Records. He had also produced for several mainstream artists. Kanye West started his musical career in 2004 with his debut album The College Dropout which became a critical and commercial success and he founded the record label GOOD Music.

Later he releases many albums including Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), 808s and Heartbreak (2008), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010), Yeezus (2013), The Life of Pablo (2016), Ye (2018) and Jesus is King (2019). 

Kanye West is considered as one of the best-selling music artists in the world with more than 140 million records sold all over the world.

He is one of the most awarded artists of all time with a total of 21 Grammy Awards, the Billboard Artist Achievement Award, and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. He was also named in the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine in 2005 and 2015. 

5. Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne whose real name is Dwayne Michael Carter Jr is an American singer, actor, rapper, record executive, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, US on September 27, 1982.

He started his career at the age of 12 in 1995 when he was signed by rapper Birdman. Lil Wayne’s first solo album was Tha Block Is Hot which was released in 1999and it was also certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) as Platinum.

He started getting higher popularity with his 4th album Tha Carter (2004). He has also released several other albums that include Rebirth, I Am Not a Human Being (2010), Tha Carter IV (2011), and Funeral (2020). 

Wayne is one of the best selling music artists in the world with more than 120 million records sold worldwide including 37 million digital tracks and 15 million albums.

He has won 11 BET Awards, 5 Grammy Awards, 4 Billboard Music Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and 2 MTV Video Music Awards.    

4. Nas


Nas whose real name is Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones is an American rapper, entrepreneur, songwriter and investor. He was born on September 14, 1973, in Brooklyn, New York City, US. He is the son of Olu Dara who was a jazz and blues musician and Frannie Ann who was a US Postal Service worker. 

Nas has released 12 studio albums since 1994 from which 7 of them are certified platinum and multi-platinum in the US. Illmatic is the debut album of Nas which was released in 1994.

Till now he has released many albums including Distant Relatives (2010), Life is Good (2012), Cops Shot the Kid (2018), and The Lost Tapes 2 (2019). 

Nas was ranked 5th in the list published by MTV of “The Greatest MCs of All Time” in 2006. He was also ranked 2nd in 2012 in the list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time by The Source and he was also featured by Billboard in 2015 on the 10 Best Rappers of All Time.        

3. Jay Z

Jay Z
Jay Z

Shawn Corey Carter best known as Jay Z is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter and businessman who was born on December 4, 1969, in Brooklyn, New York City.

Jay Z who was born and raised in New York City started his career after founding the record label in 1995 named Roc-A-Fella Records. In 1996, Jay Z released his debut studio album Reasonable Doubt which established his standing in the music industry and became a critical success.

He has released many albums till now including The Blueprint (2001), Kingdom Come (2006), American Gangster (2007), The Blueprint 3 (2009), Magna Carta Holy Grail (2013), and 4:44 (2017). 

With more than 50 million albums and 75 million singles sold, Jay Z is one of the best selling music artists in the world. He has won 22 Grammy Awards which is the most by a rapper.

With 14 albums in the Billboard 200 list, he holds the record for the most number 1 albums by a solo artist. He became the 1st hip hop billionaire in June 2019.  

2. Drake


Drake is a Canadian singer, rapper, actor, record producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. He was born on October 24, 1986, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Drake is a prominent figure in popular music who is credited for popularizing the Toronto sound. He first worked as an actor on the teen drama TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation.

In 2010, Drake released his first studio album Thank Me Later which ranks at number 1 on the Billboard 200 in the US. He got huge back-to-back critical successes with his next 2 albums Take Care (2011) and Nothing Was the Same (2013).

He released his 4th album Views in 2016 which ranks top in the Billboard 200 for 13 non-consecutive weeks making him a male solo artist to do so in over a decade. 

Drake is one of the best selling music artists in the world with more than 170 million records sold. He is also ranked as the highest-certified digital singles artist in the world by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

He has won 6 American Music Awards, 2 Brit Awards, 4 Grammy Awards, 1 record 27 Billboard Music Awards, and 3 Juno Awards.   

1. Eminem


Eminem whose real name Marshall Bruce Mathers III is an American rapper, actor, songwriter and record producer was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, US on October 17, 1972.

Eminem is credited for popularizing hip hop in Middle America. He is also regarded as breaking racial barriers in popular music for the acceptance of white rappers.  

Eminem started his musical career with his debut album Infinite which was released in 1996 and later in 1997, he released the extended play The Slim Shady EP.

He has released many albums till now including The Eminem Show (2002), Encore (2004), Relapse (2009), Recovery (2010) which became the best selling album of 2010, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013), Revival (2017), Kamikaze (2018) and Music to Be Murdered By (2020). 

Eminem is one of the best selling music artists of all time with more than 220 million records sold. He was the United States’ best selling music artist of the 2000s and best selling male artist of the 2010s.

He has won various awards including 15 Grammy Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards, 8 American Music Awards, an MTV Europe Music Global Icon Award, and an Academy Award.

Final Words

This much for today in this article. Here we have listed the top 10 best rappers which have done a lot contribution in the rap world. We can say that they are the limelight for those who used to listen to rap a lot. Many of them are the inspiration for a lot of young generation too. So don’t forget to listen to songs from them once.

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