SWG brings to you the list of the seasoned, highest selling, and most famous. The list includes old school to the current top artists, the rap’s best lyricist, and the game-changer in the history of rap music.
Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, known by his stage name Nas is an American rapper, songwriter. He is one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time and has released 14 studio albums since 1994, seven of which are certified platinum and multi-platinum in the U.S. Nas won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards for King’s Disease.
Micheal Ray Nguyen-Stevenson, professionally known as Tyga is an American rapper. His major-label debut Careless World: Rise of the last king includes the successful singles “Faded” featuring Lil Wayne, “Still Got It” featuring Drake, “Dip” featuring Nicki Minaj, “Kream” with Iggy Azalea.
Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, professionally known as Nicki Minaj. She is a Trinidadian-born rapper, singer, and songwriter predominantly known for her animated flow in her rapping and versatility as an artist. Her debut studio album “Pink Friday” peaked at number-one on the Billboard 200 chart. She has nineteen top 10 singles on the chart, the most for any female rapper so far. Minaj is one of the best-selling female artists of all time with 100 million records sold worldwide. Her accolades include eight American Music Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, twelve BET Awards, and a Guinness World Record. Billboard ranked Nicki Minaj as the top female rapper of the 2010s.
Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, known by his stage name Future is an American rapper and singer. He is considered one of the most successful and influential figures in 2010s hip hop. His music
has been distinguished as trap music with the prevalent use of Auto-Tune in his songs. He achieved his first Billboard Hot 100 number one position on Drake’s single “Way 2 Sexy”.
Shawn Corey Carter, known as Jay-Z is an American rapper, songwriter. He is dignified as one of the most influential hip-hop artists in history. Jay-Z has won 23 Grammy awards, the most by a rapper, and holds the records for the most number-one albums by a solo artist on the Billboard 200. Jay-Z was the first rapper honored in the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Ye Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, record producer. He is one of hip hop’s greatest artists, the world’s best-selling music artists with over 160 million records sold. Kanye West has won 22 Grammy Awards.
Nathan John Feuerstein, NF is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter who credits Eminem as his prime influence in hip-hop. NF has released two EPs “I’m Free” and a self-titled EP, and five studio albums. His Albums have earned several accolades, including the Gospel Music Association Dove Award for Rap/Hip Hop Album of the Year (Therapy Session), two No.1 debuts on the Billboard 200 charts (Perception and The Search).
Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., professionally known as Lil Wayne is an American rapper and record executive. He has won five Grammy Awards, 11 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards and has sold over 120 million records worldwide.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III, professionally known as Eminem is an American rapper, songwriter,
and record producer. Eminem is credited with popularizing hip hop in Middle America and is one of the greatest rappers of all time. He was the best-selling music artist in the United States of the 2000s and the best-selling male music artist in the United States of the 2010s. He has won numerous awards which include 15 Grammy Awards, eight American Music Awards, 17 Billboard Music Awards, and an estimated sales of over 220 million records.
Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper, singer, and actor. Drake’s album “Thank Me Later” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200. Drake is among the world’s best-selling music artists, with over 170 million records sold, and is ranked as the highest-certified digital singles artist in the United States. by the RIAA. He has won four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, a record 29 Billboard Music Awards, and holds several Billboard Hot 100 chart records.