Rap is popular art, which is on the rise and embraced by music lovers all around the world. It is a unique art that brings forward personal struggles, thoughts, social issues, etc. in a musical form. The growing love for rap has given birth to many popular rappers in the world who have touched the lives of many.
Today, there are many famous rappers who are influencing people with their music and lyrics. Below listed are some of the best rappers of all time.
Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia a.k.a. Badshah
Delhi-born rapper Badshah is one of the best rappers of all time. He started his career with Yo Yo Honey Singh in his hip hop group Mafia Mundeer. After his split from Mafia Mundeer, he released his independent Haryanvi song Kar Gayi Chull, which was adapted later in the film Kapoor & Sons. From his debut single “DJ Wale Babu'' to his latest song “Genda Phool,” his popularity has crossed all boundaries. Not only a talented rapper, but Badshah also made his debut as an actor in the Bollywood film Khandaani Shafakhana and as a producer for the Punjabi film Do Dooni Panj.
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Marshall Bruce Mathers III a.k.a. Eminem
Known for popularizing hip hop in Middle America, Eminem is the greatest rapper of all time. He broke the racial barriers for the acceptance of white rappers in popular music. He has a successful career as a rapper for 24 years. Eminem started his journey with his debut album Infinite (1996) and gained worldwide fame with The Slim Shady LP (1999). After this, there was no turning back for him. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the best-selling music artist of all time. He is the first and only hip hop artist to win the Academy Award for Best Original Song for his track “Lose Yourself” featured in the film 8 Mile (2002). Apart from rapping, Eminem has also ventured into acting with a debut in 8 Mile (2002) and cameo appearances in the films The Wash (2001), Funny People (2009), and The Interview (2014), and the TV series Entourage (2010).
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Dilin Nair a.k.a Raftaar
The Indian rapper, lyricist and music composer Raftaar, started his career with the famous Ikka in 2008. He then joined Yo Yo Honey Singh’s Mafia Mundeer and later the Punjabi music band RDB’s label Three Records. Much before becoming one of the famous rappers, he was a dancer and even auditioned for DID Doubles in 2011. Raftaar released his debut mixtape WTF - Witness The Future and made his Bollywood debut as a songwriter with the song “Tamanche Pe Disco” in 2013. His song “Swag Mera Desi” won an award under Best Urban Song at the Brit Asia TV Music Awards in 2014. Raftaar forged his own path in gaining popularity as one of the most successful rappers of all time.
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Jacques Bermon Webster II a.k.a Travis Scott
One of the world's greatest rappers, Travis Scott self-released his first mixtape Old Pharaoh in 2013 followed by a second mixtape “Days Before Rodeo” in 2014. In 2015, he recorded his first studio album Rodeo, led by the hit single “Antidote.” His 2016 album “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight” became his first number one album on the Billboard 200. One of the most successful rappers Travis Scott established an American Record Label Cactus Jack Records in 2017. The song “Sicko Mode” from his third studio album “Astroworld” became a number one single at the Billboard Hot 100. Travis Scott became the first artist on the Hot 100 to have three songs debut at number one in less than a year. Until now, he has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards and has bagged a Latin Grammy Award and a Billboard Music Award.
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Hirdesh Singh a.k.a Yo Yo Honey Singh
From a session and record artist to one of the highest paid and greatest rappers in the Indian music industry, Yo Yo Honey Singh has come a long way. His album International Villager released in 2011 is the highest-grossing Punjabi album and one of the most famous albums ever made. The track "Gabru" from the album, topped the Asian music charts, including the official BBC Asian charts. The popular rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh picked the term “Yo Yo” from his Afro-American friends which means “Aapka Apna.” In 2012, he earned two places on YouTube's list of top 10 trending videos with his songs “Brown Rang” and “High Heels.” Apart from music, Yo Yo Honey Singh made his acting debut in the Punjabi movie Mirza - The Untold Story (2012) and in the Bollywood movie Xposé (2014). He is an established music producer, composer, pop singer, lyricist, actor and one of the best rappers of all time.
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Aubrey Drake Graham a.k.a. Drake
One of the best rappers of all time, Drake is famous for bringing into limelight the Toronto Sound. He first gained popularity through the teen drama TV series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He started his career in music with his independent mixtape “Room for Improvement” followed by “Comeback Season'' and “So Far Gone.” His debut studio album Thank Me Later released in 2011, earned him a spot at the US Billboard 200. Since then, his music got appreciation from the far corners of the world, and his fame reached the stars. Drake’s double album “Scorpion” released in 2018 produced three number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. The song “Toosie Slide” from his commercial mixtape “Dark Lane Demo Tapes” featured in the Hot 100 in 2020. Drake founded the record label OVO Sound and was announced as the new "global ambassador" of the NBA team Toronto Raptors. He is also regarded as the highest-certified digital singles artist in the United States by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA). With four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, a record 27 Billboard Music Awards, two Brit Awards and three Juno Awards under his belt, Drake can be rightly regarded as one of the most influential, and greatest rappers of all time.
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