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100 Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Artists

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

Newly added names are in Red

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Last Updated: 2010-11-16

100 Greatest Rap Hip-Hop Artists
  1. Run-D.M.C.
  2. Public Enemy
  3. 2Pac
  4. Eric B. & Rakim
  5. Jay-Z
  6. OutKast
  7. N.W.A
  8. Notorious B.I.G.
  9. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
10. A Tribe Called Quest

11. Nas
12. Ice Cube
13. LL Cool J
14. De La Soul
15. Kanye West
16. Scarface
17. Big Daddy Kane
18. Dr. Dre
19. Wu-Tang Clan
20. Eminem
21. UGK
22. Boogie Down Productions
23. The Beastie Boys
24. Slick Rick
25. EPMD
26. Snoop Dogg
27. MC Lyte
28. Gang Starr
29. Afrika Bambaataa
30. Kool G Rap
31. Kurtis Blow
32. The Roots
33. E-40
34. Common
35. The Jungle Brothers
36. Whodini
37. Ghostface Killah
38. Lauryn Hill
39. Eightball & MJG
40. Goodie MOB
41. Too $hort
42. Bone Thugs N Harmony
43. Mos Def
44. Salt N Pepa
45. Busta Rhymes
46. Digital Underground
47. Lil Wayne
48. Pete Rock & CL Smooth
49. The Fugees
50. DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
51. T.I.
52. Queen Latifah
53. Raekwon
54. The Cold Crush Brothers
55. Redman
56. Eazy-E
57. Talib Kweli
58. Lil Kim
59. Ludacris
60. Naughty By Nature
61. Little Brother
62. Heavy D
63. Geto Boys
64. Jean Grae
65. Cypress Hill
66. DMX
67. dead prez
68. Mobb Deep
69. Digable Planets
70. KRS-One
71. The Pharcyde
72. Missy Elliott
73. Ice-T
74. Lupe Fiasco
75. Brand Nubian
76. Ras Kass
77. Arrested Development
78. Kool Keith/Dr. Octagon
79. The Funky Four+1
80. 50 Cent
81. Eve
82. The Sugarhill Gang
83. Method Man
84. Del the Funkee Homosapien
85. Jeezy
86. Da Brat
87. Big Punisher
88. Schoolly D
89. The D.O.C.
90. X-Clan
91. Big L
92. Diddy/Puff Daddy
93. Mystikal
94. Foxy Brown
95. Kid 'N Play
96. Souls of Mischief
97. DJ Qwik
98. Stetsasonic
99. Treacherous Three
100. MF Doom

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