100 Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Artists

  1. Run-D.M.C.
  2. 2Pac
  3. Public Enemy
  4. Jay-Z
  5. N.W.A
  6. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
  7. Notorious B.I.G.
  8. Eric B. & Rakim
  9. LL Cool J
10. Nas
11. De La Soul
12. OutKast
13. Eminem
14. Beastie Boys
15. Afrika Bambaataa
16. A Tribe Called Quest
17. Dr. Dre
18. Kanye West
19. Wu-Tang Clan
20. Ice Cube
21. Big Daddy Kane
22. Boogie Down Productions
23. Snoop Dogg
24. Slick Rick
25. Kurtis Blow
26. Kool G Rap
27. Lauryn Hill
28. Lil Wayne
29. The Roots
30. Kendrick Lamar
31. Missy Elliott
32. Salt-N-Pepa
33. Gang Starr
34. Common
35. Scarface
36. Queen Latifah
37. Mos Def
38. MC Lyte
39. Jungle Brothers
40. Ice-T
41. Busta Rhymes
42. Ghostface Killah
43. UGK
44. The Fugees
45. EPMD
46. Kool Moe Dee
47. Whodini
48. Pete Rock & CL Smooth
49. Raekwon
50. Cold Crush Brothers
51. Bone Thugs N Harmony
52. The Sugarhill Gang
53. Cypress Hill
54. Mobb Deep
55. Lil Kim
56. T.I.
57. DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
58. Ludacris
59. Naughty By Nature
60. Eazy-E
61. P. Diddy
62. 50 Cent
63. Nelly
64. Heavy D
65. Geto Boys
66. Redman
67. DMX
68. Talib Kweli
69. Drake
70. Digable Planets
71. KRS-One
72. The Pharcyde
73. Method Man
74. Future
75. Lupe Fiasco
76. Digital Underground
77. Arrested Development
78. Kool Keith
79. Goodie MOB
80. Eve
81. Brand Nubian
82. 8Ball & MJG
83. Three 6 Mafia
84. E-40
85. Too $hort
86. Jeezy
87. Dead Prez
88. Del the Funkee Homosapien
89. The D.O.C.
90. Chance the Rapper
91. Big L
92. Ultramagnetic MCs
93. Mystikal
94. X-Clan
95. Schoolly D
96. Souls of Mischief
97. Big Punisher
98. Danny Brown
99. 2 Live Crew
100. MF Doom
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Treacherous Three
Last Updated: 2017-09-24
Newly added names are in Red

Criteria: These 100 Rap/Hip-Hop artists were chosen and ranked based on Influence, Impact, Originality, Popularity. Weighed in that order.