The Best Hip-hop Musicians of All Time

Picking the best hip-hop musician in history is no easy as this has a lot to do with preference, in most cases. However, there are those artists who are worth mentioning no matter what. These include:


Marshall Bruce Mathers III, popularly known as Eminen, is an American-born music producer and rapper. He is one of the bestselling hip-hop musicians, having sold more than 300 million records. Besides his music career, he is one of the D12 members and an actor.

This famous hip-hop artist has topped the Billboard 200 and the Billboard Hot 100 with ten number one albums and 5 number one singles, respectively. Out of the 100 greatest all-time artists, he was ranked 83rd by the Rolling Stone magazine; hence, he is rightly called the king of hip-hop.


Tupac Amaru Shakur was an actor and a rapper. Born in East Harlem, New York, on June 16, 1971, this American rapper was voted one of the greatest hip-hop stars of all time by several major publications like the Rolling Stone. Tupac sold more than 75 million records all over the world.


Born in New York City, on September 14, 1973, Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, who is an entrepreneur and rapper is also popularly known as Nas. He is one of the best rappers of all time, and he is known to have produced one of the best rap albums of all time.

Kendrick Lamar

This American songwriter and rapper grew up in Compton, California. Born on June 17, 1987, Kendrick Lamar was a young and ambitious teenager when he started his career in music. He was popularly known as K-Dot when he released his mixtape. The mixtape was a hit and made him famous locally. This saw him sign with Top Dawg Entertainment record label. He went on to be one of the greatest hip-hop stars.

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