Best Rappers Right Now: The Top 10

Rap is a music genre that everyone can relate to. It has gritty lyrics, memorable beats, and addictive hooks. There are hundreds artists competing to be the best rappers, but who is the best rapper in the world and in Nigeria? Find out right now!


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1. Top 5 best rappers in the world

The rap industry is currently at its all-time high. Every year we discover hundreds of new names in rap, but there are also some artists that have been popular for decades. Here are 5 best rappers right now from around the world.

1. Snoop Dogg

Like many famous rappers, Snoop Dogg comes from humble beginnings. Before he even burst into the rap scene, he served 6 months in prison. Several name changes and 16 albums later, Snoop Dogg is still here and bigger than ever. In addition to his passion for music, Snoop is also an accomplished businessman.

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2. Jay-Z

Jay-Z started his music career in the mid-1990s. However, his first commercial success didn’t happen until the 2001 release of The Blueprint, one of the most critically acclaimed rap records of all time. Together with his wife Beyoncé, Jay-Z is considered to be musical royalty. He is also known for being a gifted producer and entrepreneur.

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3. Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is one of the youngest yet very accomplished artists on the international rap scene. Born into a family that was far from wealthy, Kendrick was only 16 when he released his first mixtape. By 2019, he has 4 incredible albums under his belt, as well as a number of prestigious awards and collaborations with other rappers.

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4. Eminem

Despite all odds, a poor boy from Detroit grew up to be one of the most critically acclaimed and worshipped rap artists of all time. More than 20 years after his career started, Eminem is still going strong, releasing best-selling albums, movie soundtracks, and features with other performers.

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5. Kanye West

For many years, Kanye West was better known as the songwriter and producer for other musicians. Everything changed with the 2004 release of The College Dropout, his most acclaimed album to date. Since then, Kanye released 7 more albums, debuted a fashion line, and got even more famous by marrying the reality star Kim Kardashian.

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2. Top 5 best rappers in Nigeria

The Nigerian music industry is filled with outstanding personalities, and many of them prefer working in the rap genre. Here are 5 contenders for the title of the best rapper in Nigeria.

1. M. I Abaga

M. I Abaga released his first album in 2008 and was widely praised for his skilled rapping technique. Since then, it’s been a constant journey upwards for M.I – since 2015, he has been the chairman of his own record label and continues recording successful albums.

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2. Phyno

Phyno is among the newest names in the Nigerian rap scene – his debut record was released only in 2014. In 5 years since the debut, Phyno has become one of the most iconic Igbo rappers and has also succeeded in music producing and acting.

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3. Falz

Falz started his music career back in school as part of a band, but his first major recognition happened after the release of his solo album in 2014. Today, Falz has 4 successful albums, numerous awards, and dozens of acclaimed acting roles in his portfolio.

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4. Lil Kesh

Lil Kesh is younger than most of his competitors, but it doesn’t prevent him from being one of the best rappers in Nigeria right now. Fame came to Lil Kesh after the release of the 2014 single Shoki. These days, Lil Kesh is one of the hottest names in Nigerian rap with dozens of collaborations with other successful artists.

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5. Olamide

Today there is no bigger Nigerian rap artiste than Olamide and the rapper doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. Considering that Olamide is only 29 years old, everyone can rest assured that his reign will continue for years and we can look forward to lots of his hit records.

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