The 50 greatest rappers of all time have been revealed, and the list has some of the biggest rappers in the industry.

The Greatest of All Time, aka the GOAT. That’s a distinguished — and also contentious — honor when it comes to ranking who or what is the ultimate best, whether you’re talking films, TV shows, restaurants or any other subject.

In early 2023, Billboard/Vibe is ranking the Top 50 Greatest Rappers of All Time as part of our salute to this year’s golden anniversary of hip-hop. (The genre dates back to 1973, when DJ Kool Herc first set up his two turntables to rock a Bronx party.) The rollout began with the Jan. 11 reveal of the rappers ranked 50-41. We’ve revealed 10 more rappers each week since, with the final top 10 now unveiled below.

50. Rick Ross

49. Rev. Run (Run-DMC) 

48. Melle Mel 

 47. MC Lyte   

46. Jadakiss 

45. Ice-T 

44. Queen Latifah 

43. Bun B 

42. Redman 

41. E-40 

40. Dr. Dre

39. Ludacris

38. Gucci Mane

37. Common

36. Yasin Bey (formerly Mos Def)   

35. Future 

34. Chuck D (Public Enemy) 

33. Busta Rhymes

32. T.I.

31. Lil Kim 

30. Lauryn Hill

29. Pusha T

28. Black Thought

27. Q-Tip

26. Big Pun

25. Method Man

24. KRS-One

23. Kurtis Blow

22. Ghostface Killah

21. DMX

20. Big Daddy Kane

19. Missy Elliott

18. Ice Cube

17. 50 Cent

16. Scarface

15. J. Cole

14. LL Cool J

13. Rakim

12. André 3000

11. Kanye West (Ye)

10. Nicki Minaj

9. Snoop Dogg

8. Drake

7. Lil Wayne

6. The Notorious B.I.G.

5. Eminem

4. Tupac

3. Nas

2. Kendrick Lamar

1. Jay-Z

Check out the full list here.

3. Nas

2. Kendrick Lamar

1. Jay-Z

Check out the full list here.

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