Top 10 2019 Best Hip Hop Rappers
1. Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar is a California born record producer, songwriter and rapper. Amongst his contemporaries, he is known for his outstanding musical skills. Little wonder he is one of the successful hip hop artistes of his generation.
Lamar has gotten many notable accolades. He has won twelve Grammy Awards.
He was given the name: “Hottest MC in the Game” by MTV in early 2013.
He was also listed by Time as one of the most influential people in 2016.
Aubrey Drake Graham Popularly known as Drake is a Canadian singer,song writer, rapper and record producer. The rapper came into lime light through his debut studio album ‘Thank Me Later’ in 2010, which was later certified platinum.
Also, Drake has won three Juno Awards, six American Music Awards and fifteen Billboard Music Awards.
He has won a sum total of 3 Grammy Awards though he was nominated 27 times.
3. Pusha T
Terrence LeVarr Thornton also known as Pusha T is a record executive and rapper.’My Name is My Name'(2013), King Push- Darkest Before Dawn: The Prelude (2015) and Daytona(2018) are three solo Albums released by Pusha T.
Also,his album ‘Daytona’ has been nominated in 2019’s Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album.
4. Kodak Black
Bill K. Kapri better known as Kodak Black, is an American rapper. He is well known for his singles ““Roll in Peace”, “Tunnel Vision”, and “No Flockin”.
Kodak Black was featured in “Lockjaw”; french Montana’s single In May 2016. Also, he was named one of XXL magazine’s “2016 Freshman class”.
Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, known professionally as XXXTentacion was an American singer, rapper and songwriter. Quite Unfortunately, x was fatally shot in June 18, 2018 at the age of 20 during a robbery operation in Florida.
XXXTentacion has left a big musical foot prints even after his death as a result of his influence on his young fan base and his famousity.
XXXTentacion song ‘Look at Me” is now certified platinum by the RIAA.
X was referred to as the tenth pick on XXL‘s “2017 Freshman Class”.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III,professionally known as Eminem is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and record executive. Times without number he has been ranked as one of the greatest and most impactful artist in any genre.
Some of his studio albums includes Infinite (1996), The Slim Shady LP (1999), The Marshall Mathers LP (2000), The Eminem Show (2002), Encore (2004), Relapse (2009), Recovery (2010), The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (2013), Revival (2017), and Kamikaze (2018).
7. Meek Mill
Robert Rihmeek Williams known professionally as Meek Mill is an American rapper,song writer and activist.
The Philadelphia born rapper released his debut album, Dreams and Nightmares, in 2012 under MMG and Warner Bros. Records.
8. Tory Lanez
Tory Lanez, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. His major recognition came from the mixtape Lost cause(2014) and the singles “say it” and “luv”.
Migos is a hip hop group which comprises of 3 rappers best known by their stage names: Take off, Offset and Quavo.
The American hip hop group founded in 2008, first gained recognition after the release of their 2013 single ‘Versace’.Also, in 2015,the three man squad released their debut studio album “Yung Rich Nation”
10. Lil Baby
Lil Baby, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. His most popular songs are “Freestyle”, “Yes Indeed” and “Drip Too Hard”.
Lil baby released mixtapes; ‘perfect timing’ and ‘harder than hard’ In 2017. Also in 2018, he released the album ‘harder than hard’ which was later certified Gold by the RIAA.