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BET Names ‘Top 10 Rappers Of The 21st Century’

Published: Sunday 17th Oct 2010 by Sam

BET revealed their controversial list of the ‘Top 10 Rappers Of The 21st Century’ a few hours ago on a televised special. Check out the list, as well a video detailing how the panelists made their decisions, below. Do you agree?


BET’s Top 10 Rappers of the 21st Century

1) Eminem

2) Lil’ Wayne

3) Kanye West

4) 50 Cent

5) T.I.

6) Ludacris

7) Drake

8 ) Young Jeezy

9) Jadakiss

10) Rick Ross

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  1. Sublime00 October 17, 2010

    They gonna get a lot of flack for making a White rapper #1 and I can’t say I blame whomever gets offended by it. While I know we shouldn’t, I can’t lie, when I saw Em first I felt some kind of way. Even of they felt he was #1, they could have made him #2 out of respect..

    Idk, did sit well.

    Is this list based of success or talent?

  2. CONVERSATION CHAMBER October 17, 2010

    Teehee. I love that they gave Eminem the #1 spot.

    ::: paging X, Y and Z ::::

  3. Sublime00 October 17, 2010

    Wayment..Biggie, Pac, and Common not on the list so it HAS to be based of sales figures, if that’s the case I have no prob with Em being #1.

    http://www.twitter.com/sublime00

    • kamari_danae August 5, 2012

      You stupid ass n****. What part of 21st century don’t you understand

  4. Zsolt October 17, 2010

    Where is Jay-Z?

  5. Hadli-Man-E October 17, 2010

    Really? No Jay-Z in the list?? My top ten would be different:
    1)Jay-Z
    2)Kanye West
    3)T.I.
    4)Drake
    5)Lil’ Wayne
    6)Young Jeezy
    7)Eminem
    8)Ludacris
    9)Snoop Dogg
    10)Nelly

    • zapazp September 21, 2012

      wow

    • maurice October 15, 2012

      your list is f***** up

    • ray October 18, 2012

      where is tupac and biggie?

  6. Avysavy October 17, 2010

    Oh goody, no Jay z.
    Wow I’m impressed, BET actually got it right this time.

  7. Real Tea October 17, 2010

    50 Cent????? Are u f****** kidding me. If that’s the case, Soulja Boi should be up there. They both “talk” instead of rapping and they diss toooo many people. Thier the b****** of the rap world. What is BET thinking. Then not long ago 50 Cent openly stated he was homophobic and wanted gay kids to kill themselves, and now he gets support?? Wat an evil world we live in….

  8. DMWN October 17, 2010

    @ REAL TEA

    You clown. 50 never said he wanted gay kids to kill themselves. You sound like some twirling little oversensitive Gaga fan. He *joked* that all adult men who don’t eat p**** should kill themselves; it was a reference to STRAIGHT men who are too arrogant to perform cunnilingus on their women.

  9. HaYYYYYYYYYYYY October 17, 2010

    yess
    eminem is #1 as he deserves to be
    jay z should def be on here tho and the last four shouldnt
    drake is too new
    young jeezy isnt really that good
    neither is jadakiss
    and rick ross is cool, but not at all the best of the decade
    lil wayne should also be a lil lower, even tho i like him a lot

  10. UGh October 17, 2010

    I don’t what this is based on but i’m assuming it’s sales because I don’t know how Drake got on the list. How come Jay=Z isn’t there? Why the hell is that woman beater Eminem on it , he ain’t even Black it\s BET right? Hmmmmm, well it’s whatever. I’m confused

    • Amah Teddy June 24, 2012

      Hey BET is not racist TV OK! And it based on rappers who have made the most impact in the past 10 years.

    • ray October 18, 2012

      he doesnt have to be black to be the best rapper

      • troy November 29, 2012

        wtf racist somepeople cant stand a white rapper better than a black rapper

  11. mesouth October 17, 2010

    Yes the voters swear 2 love hip hip and they dunno daddy kane. rubbish

  12. DEEZY October 17, 2010

    No Nas? No Jay Z? hell….No Outkast?! F*** THIS LIST.

  13. Blue Kid October 17, 2010

    If you guys didn’t know they are going buy who brings in the money and far as bring in the money punk a** Eminem is number one and yes 50cent should be on the list.

  14. GangsterA October 17, 2010

    what the f*** is this s*** jay-z is not on the list he should be number one are they kiding me rick ross that faty tatty is aint s*** oh please and drake hes been out since when last tuesday give me a break bet sucks at least they got eminem,t.i. and ye

    • foleco July 20, 2012

      ooh yes BET is right jay-z is s*** boy call me i will tell more #+231886780752 or +231886780752.

  15. (: October 17, 2010

    rick ross….really?

  16. Blue Kid October 17, 2010

    Nas hasn’t put anything out to be recognized this year, but Nas is a icon and one of the best in the game. Jayz has banned him self out of the game by trying to ban another artist, by saying shyt “like if he is going to be their than me and my wife and my ho ain’t coming.”

    People are tired of Jazy arrogant ways.

  17. sheesh October 17, 2010

    JAY Z IS NOT ON THE LIST BECAUSE YOU HAD TO DROP YOUR FIRST ALBUM WITHIN THE LAST 10 YEARS…TO BE ON THE LIST…PEOPLE NEED TO CALM DOWN.

  18. DMWN October 17, 2010

    Are you idiots forgetting that this list represents top 10 COMMERCIAL rappers of the **21st CENTURY**

    I can’t believe you would be dim enough to question were Biggie, Pac or even Nas/Jay-Z are at. Their apex was the 90s. Not the 00s.

    So yeah, this list makes sense. Eminem is not only the biggest selling rapper of the past decade, but the biggest selling artist – period. Every one of his albums has been a sales winner of it’s time. I don’t give a f*** if he’s orange with purple polka dots….who should be number over him, when no one has outsold him?

    It makes sense that 50 is on the list too, because even though he’s fallen off…he’s still one of the biggest ‘names’ to emerge out of the 21st century.

    The whole list, with the exception of maybe Drake (although he’s been arguably the most talked about newcomer in hiphop in the past 5 years) makes sense — if you *think* about it for three seconds.

    This list represents CONTEMPORARY success. The “here and now” of the last 10 years. Not the all time greatest.

    Again, idiots.

  19. CIARADABESS October 17, 2010

    *walks away*

  20. GREG October 17, 2010

    The only one i disagree with is 50 Cent…

  21. GREG October 17, 2010

    @ UGH…..Yes Eminem is white but lets keep it real, this dude can spit lyrics better than anybody out there, just give the dude his props.

  22. rebirthofslick October 17, 2010

    #EPICFAIL

  23. Nadine October 17, 2010

    It’s based on rappers who released their 1st album in the 21st century. I would add Lupe to that list.

  24. Huh? October 17, 2010

    How The F*cken Hell z Lil Wayne Above Kanye West? Sum1 Explain That 2 me Please

  25. Real Tea October 17, 2010

    @ DMWN, your point still isn’t valid. His remarks were homophobic, not to mention the “joke” about shooting up a gay wedding? Dude wake up. Hate is wrong. And it’s even worse that he’s number 4. Jay Z & Nas EASILY make more money and chart higher than 50 Cent, so I’m not a clown for defending gay people against a mediocre rapper who jokes about killing them. Dumbass.

  26. Trev October 17, 2010

    Jay z isn’t on the list cause they said only people ho released there cd in 2000 or after are allowed to be on the list. That’s why there’s noTupac, no B.I.G., no Snoop but with that Eminem shouldn’t be on the list either because he released an album in 1996 and one in 1999.

    • troy November 29, 2012

      what he released an album in 2010 stupid lol u make me laugh

      • f***** idiot January 22, 2013

        your a f****** idiot troy…real f****** idiot, hes saying if jayz doesn’t qualify for the list of 21st century rappers under the criteria following the idea that they had to release their first album within the time frame of 2000-2010, neither should Eminem cuz he too released two albu,s before the year 2000…easily the dumbest comment ive ever seen on the internet came from you. good job

  27. Mya October 17, 2010

    WOW i agree with the top3. but everything stops there.

  28. Salz October 17, 2010

    50 cent??
    bet is whack

  29. Real Tea October 17, 2010

    @DMWN
    if this chart represented “the here and now” rappers of the 21st Century, the title would say that, BUT it says “The Top Ten Rappers”. Maybe you keep calling people idiots because your the one confused. Just a thought……

  30. Trent Is The R***** October 17, 2010

    I LOVE HOW ALL THESE GHETTO-TASTIC FANS ARGUE AND DEBATE EACH OTHER OVER PEEPS WHO JUST TALK FOR A LIVING IN THE PROJECTS. SNOOOOZE! AND THE REASON EMINEM IS #1 IS BECAUSE HE WAS ABLE TO CONNECT WITH THE WHITE URBAN YOUTH AND WHITE MIDDLE AMERICA THUS INCREASING HIS SALES CREDIBILITY. SOMETHING THE BLACK RAPPERS COULD NEVER DO WHO STAY RELEGATED TO THE PROJECTS AND THE GHETTO FANBASE.

  31. Kevin October 17, 2010

    HAHAHAHHAHAHAH LI WAYNE #2?!?! HAHAHAHAHAHH OMG I CANT

  32. Andre Le Dale October 17, 2010

    Even though I’m not his biggest fan, where is Nelly?

  33. PLAIN AND SIMPLE October 17, 2010

    @Bluekid

    What did XY and Z say before? He said that the White Rapper was coming for Jay-Z remember that. This s*** is funny as hell.

    And 50 Cents should be right there also.

  34. royalkev October 17, 2010

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!

    Why is Eminem #1. I think he gets a pass no matter what he does. This last go around is lame. I think Nelly should be on the list if they’re considering Eminem. It seems like this is only about sales.

    Kanye, honestly needs to be #1. He gets points for consistency, originality, style, intrest.

    I’d flip him place behind Kanye and award him points for versatility.

    Also I’d give Ludacris a higher ranking, he’s managed to have longevity.

    It would be:
    #1 Kanye
    #2 Lil Wayne
    #3 Ludacris
    #4 50 Cent
    #5 Eminem
    #6 Nelly
    #7 T.I.
    #8 Young Jeezy
    #9 Fabolous
    #10 Drake

    • Original Sin August 6, 2012

      IDK who you are but if you put EMINEM as any other than the best,I will find you and kill you

    • troy November 29, 2012

      your kidding right

  35. So Me October 17, 2010

    Wack list but Biggie Jayz and Nas couldnt be on it cause they had albums out before 1999. The list was based off rappers of the 21st century. I know stupid cause jay should be #1 Kanye #2 and em #3

  36. anon October 17, 2010

    WHERE THE FU*K IS CHER LLYOD??????????? ARE THEY ACTUALLY SERIOUS WITH THIS LIST? CHER NEEDS TO BE NUMBER1 WITH JEDWARD COMING A CLOSE SENCOND!!!!!!!!!!

  37. 2BAD2BME October 17, 2010

    JADAKISS HELL NO HE HASNT BEEN A HIT SINCE 2001, RICK ROSS HELL NO…WERE THE F*** IS FABOLOUS MAN

  38. CROB October 17, 2010

    To be eligible for this list your 1st album had to come out between 1999-2010! They measured the social impact, finacial impact, lyricism etc!

  39. PINK FRIDAY NOV 22ND October 17, 2010

    EMINEM??? I GUESS. BET IS ONLY COPYING MTV WITH THIS WHOLE TOP TEN MESS. TO MAKE EMINEM NUMBER ONE IS ONLY TO BE EXPECTED BEING THAT BET IS ACTUALLY OWNED BY A WHITE COMPANY

  40. donna October 17, 2010

    50CENT DESERVES TO BE ON THAT LIST NEXT EMINEM HE IS THE BIGGEST MOST TALKED ABOUT RAPPER IN THE WORLD.

    DUMB HATERS JUST RIDING THE BANDWAGON AND FOLLOWING

    (EVERYONE ELSEA SEEMS TO HATE ON 50 SO I WILL TO CAUSE ITS COOL )

    BANDWAGON JUMPERS!

  41. nerd October 17, 2010

    whack 50 is the lamest rapper….

  42. DMWN October 17, 2010

    REAL TEA wrote:
    “@ DMWN, your point still isn’t valid. His remarks were homophobic, not to mention the “joke” about shooting up a gay wedding? Dude wake up. Hate is wrong. And it’s even worse that he’s number 4. Jay Z & Nas EASILY make more money and chart higher than 50 Cent, so I’m not a clown for defending gay people against a mediocre rapper who jokes about killing them. Dumbass.”

    50 Cent’s most recent Twitter remark (about oral s**, and how the guys who don’t perform it on their women should kill themselves) was not homophobic. It wasn’t even a reference to gay men, period. Sure, his earlier comment about shooting up gay weddings was…but that’s not what YOU were originally talking. You said he said that gay teens should commit suicide. He didn’t. You were wrong. You’re only bringing up his comments about gay weddings to dilute your own inaccuracy.

    Jay-Z and Nas have sold more albums since 2001 than 50 Cent? Blank [email protected] Since the 21st century began, 50 has sold approx. 15 million albums. Jay has sold approx. 12 million albums. Nas has sold approx. 5 million albums. So tell me again whose had the greater commercial/contemporary impact within this time span. Oh, and this isn’t about who makes more money (although I’d have a hard time believing that Nas earns more annually than 50 Cent.)

    REAL TEA wrote:
    “@DMWN
    if this chart represented “the here and now” rappers of the 21st Century, the title would say that, BUT it says “The Top Ten Rappers”. Maybe you keep calling people idiots because your the one confused. Just a thought……”

    You are a complete and utter idiot. The title — dumbass — is “Top 10 Rappers of the 21st Century. Again, of-the-21st-century. Plain as day. Right there in the logo and everything. If you had more than two brain cells, you could decipher that (since the 21st century is only a few months shy of being a decade old), it would mean MOST RECENT (i.e. “here and now.”)

    **THINK** before you click on reply, Corky.

  43. DMWN October 17, 2010

    REAL TEA wrote:
    “@ DMWN, your point still isn’t valid. His remarks were homophobic, not to mention the “joke” about shooting up a gay wedding? Dude wake up. Hate is wrong. And it’s even worse that he’s number 4. Jay Z & Nas EASILY make more money and chart higher than 50 Cent, so I’m not a clown for defending gay people against a mediocre rapper who jokes about killing them. Dumbass.”

    50 Cent’s most recent Twitter remark (about oral s**, and how the guys who don’t perform it on their women should kill themselves) was not homophobic. It wasn’t even a reference to gay men, period. Sure, his earlier comment about shooting up gay weddings was…but that’s not what YOU were originally talking. You said he said that gay teens should commit suicide. He didn’t. You were wrong. You’re only bringing up his comments about gay weddings to dilute your own inaccuracy.

    Jay-Z and Nas have sold more albums since 2001 than 50 Cent? Blank [email protected] No. Since the 21st century began, 50 has sold approx. 15 million albums. Jay has sold approx. 12 million albums. Nas has sold approx. 5 million albums. Tell me again whose had the greater contemporary impact.

    This isn’t about who makes more money (although I’d have a hard time believing that Nas earns more annually than 50 Cent.)

    REAL TEA wrote:
    “@DMWN
    if this chart represented “the here and now” rappers of the 21st Century, the title would say that, BUT it says “The Top Ten Rappers”. Maybe you keep calling people idiots because your the one confused. Just a thought……”

    You are a complete and utter idiot. The title — dumbass — is “Top 10 Rappers of the 21st Century. Again, of-the-21st-century. Plain as day. Right there in the logo and everything. If you had more than two brain cells, you could decipher that (since the 21st century is only a few months shy of being a decade old), it would mean MOST RECENT (i.e. here and now).

    **THINK** before you click on reply, Corky.

  44. elleuk October 17, 2010

    where is jay-z, talib kweli,nas, jay-electronic, micky factz, common, lupe or even jay cole.
    im not surprised though it is BET, lets just be happy they didn’t include waka flocka, soulja boy and gucci mane.

  45. elleuk October 17, 2010

    but seriously rick ross? maybe they should have just added p.diddy and compelt the joke

  46. Tazmin October 17, 2010

    Wow no Jay Z, thats harsh!!

  47. MISHKA October 17, 2010

    This list is W.A.C.K

  48. Bdeliz October 17, 2010

    BULL S*** TO THE INFINITY POWER.. TUPAC? BIGGIE? JAY-Z? NAS? ARE YOU KIDDING ME LAUGHING JOKE OF THE CENTURY.. BET IS SOO DILUTED AND DELUSIONAL. IM OFFENDED THAT YOU WOULD EVEN POST THIS LIST ON YOUR SITE..

  49. kw October 17, 2010

    @gangstera, LFMAO,

  50. kw October 17, 2010

    **correction LMFAO**

  51. FUTURESTARdelux October 17, 2010

    NO LIL MAMA?! NO NICKI MINAJ?! NO KHIA?! NO SOULJAH BOY?! NO CHER FROM X FACTOR?! OMFG….

  52. monique October 17, 2010

    y is drake even on here…smh and b4 jeezy?

  53. Star October 17, 2010

    Drake??? o_0

  54. Blu Majik October 17, 2010

    I don’t agree with this list at all!

  55. Everi Exposure Entertainment October 17, 2010

    That’s the problem with the descion makers of the 21st Century
    KAYNE WEST – should clearly be number one on the list. He’s not only a trendsetter, lyrist, producer/- did ya’ll forget he’s responsible for Kid Cudi, Common, Jamie Foxx, John Legend and others. Did ya’ll forget how he now have all the hardcore rappers wearing V-neck sweaters, etc. Collaborating pop/hip hop all in one. ,and out sold 50 cent. Finally his music is more diverse then anyother artsit period.

    Eminem is not a trendsetter to the game and never put anyone else on other then signing 50cent.

    Wayne has to share all is props with baby-never sold nearly as many records as Kanye, 50 cent or Eminem.

    Kanye West #1 period..-Unsigned #1 artist B.DeLaney -www.everiexposure.com

  56. DMWN October 17, 2010

    I wish folks on this blog would quit pretending that Eminem is some sort of Kid Rock/Asher Roth-type, who ONLY appeals to white guys of a certain age.

    The fact of the matter is that Eminem is and has always been supported by the black community. His music plays on black radio…his songs and albums top the black music charts…his videos play on BET…he’s a regular fixture in magazines and on music blogs that appeal to young black music listeners. Truth be told, he has a millions of black fans.

    Sure, he absolutely reaches a much wider audience of white people because he is white, and that much wider audience has enabled him to be as big as he is…but to imply that white folks are the sole demographic that keeps his career afloat is a damn lie and you know it. Eminem has the black market every bit as much as Jay-Z.

  57. ChEeRfUl CyNiC October 17, 2010

    50 cent?I only agree with about 5 ppl on that list

  58. Daniel October 17, 2010

    Eminem is the biggest selling artist of the past 10 years…. He is the greastest rapper theres ever been. The fact that he is white shouldnt come into it.

  59. ChEeRfUl CyNiC October 17, 2010

    4 actually

  60. misty October 17, 2010

    i like how bet left out jay z but then wanna ride on his d*ck every chance they get…low budget network!

  61. misty October 17, 2010

    and why is rick ross even on there? thats cheating– he’s the weight of 10 rappers but not no one’s number 10!

  62. JAYLA October 17, 2010

    WHERE IS FABOLOUS OMG….. 50 SHOULD BE LOWER

  63. JAYLA October 17, 2010

    JAY-Z DID NOT RELEASE HIS FIRST ALBUM IN THE 21ST CENTURY!!!!!!! SHUT THE F*** UP ALREADY!!!!! HE IS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE LIST!!!! LEARN TO READ B******

  64. JAYLA October 17, 2010

    WHY IS THIS EVEN POSTED ON THIS SITE WHEN ITS 90% GAY MEN ON HERE

  65. GROW UP PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! October 17, 2010

    SAY WHAT U WANT ABOUT THE ‘WHITE RAPPER’, BUT THE BOY IS A BEAST. JAY Z IS GOOD, BUT I THINK WEST IS BETTER 2 PAC SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THERE IMO, AND 50 DOES NOT DO IT FOR ME. LITTLE WAYNE AND NO JAY Z? .. I ACTULLY LIKE ALL THE RAPPERS ON THE LIST ACCEPT 50. RICK ROSS, WEST, AND DRAKE GET MUCH PLAY FROM ME

    AND WHERE ARE THE LADIES, EVE IS ONE OF THE BEST FEMALE MC’S,

    I THINK ITS HARD TO PLEASE EVERYONE WITH THIS LIST, BECAUSE EVERYONE HAS DIFFERNET TASTE. I DONT FEEL ANY TYPE OF WAY. ITS JUST MUSIC NO NEED TO GET ALL EMOTIOANL, LOL

    XYZ WHERE ARE U ?????. THIS LIST MADE YOUR DAY I AM SURE.

  66. Clos October 17, 2010

    Um take out 50 and INSERT Fabolous!!!!!!! It aint that hard

  67. ADE October 17, 2010

    Ummm where the f*** is Jay Z? This list has no credibility what so ever.

  68. ADE October 17, 2010

    @Jayla…well neither did Eminem, dumb b****.

  69. TeAM WeeZY October 17, 2010

    Did you people read what the list contains? Had you watched the video or seen on television, you fucktards would not be questioning why people like Jay Z, Nas, PAC, Biggie, etc aren’t on the f****** list! Damn, some of you people are so f****** stupid! Once again, those people were NOT eligible for the damn list! GEEZ!

    Now I recorded this on my DVR, so I’ll watch it in a few and come back with my opinion. BRB.

  70. GBREEZY October 17, 2010

    ok HOW IS IT THAT JAY Z IS NOT ON THIS LIST . SMH YALL GOT YOUR MUSIC MESSED.

  71. Real Tea October 17, 2010

    So what happened to NAS’ “Untitled” Album? That was released not too long ago and sold wayyyyy more than 50 Cent. Education is definately missing from this thread. Got retards talkin out they ass when they don’t even know Album release dates. But yet can say “Here and Now” artists. This list doesn’t make sense to me…

  72. Soulful Roses October 17, 2010

    Eminem is a big-seller, but I always believed he recieved more credit than deserved. Its boys half his age in my neighborhood that can lyrically r*** Eminem in a freestyle battle. Overall, I don’t agree with this list at all…..

  73. likeCAESAR October 17, 2010

    Any rapper list without NAS or JAY Z in the top 5 is a farce. #THATISALL

  74. TeAM WeeZY October 17, 2010

    @Real Tea

    Stop! You are truly a dumbass! Nas’ first album was released BEFORE the 21st century therefore he is NOT eligible for this list regardless if he sold more than 50 or not! It doesn’t matter how many he’s released or sold after the 21st century! I don’t understand how you can call anyone a r***** when you epitomize it! Damn!

  75. MUSIC LOVER October 17, 2010

    Seriously some people can read, it’s the best rappers of the *21st * century. I would put Knaye as 2, and Lil Wayne as two.

    Anyways you petty little b******, Eminem deserves to be number one and his sales reflect that. He’s ryhmes and rhythms are the best. Who gives a f*** if he is White? That’s so fucken irrelevant. The last time I checked most of the people on that list have accredited to Eminem being the best of all time.

  76. ico October 17, 2010

    WTFFFFFFFFF
    JAY Z????????

  77. Soulful Roses October 17, 2010

    Where my people @X,Y and Z? When he sees this list….Chhhiillee…

  78. Dane October 17, 2010

    No Jay Z, NO NAS…..really BET…

  79. Jasmine October 17, 2010

    I think this site should post the FULL article. BET did a list of the Top 10 Rappers of the 20th Century and it is on their website. Why would you only post this list unless you are trying to start something?

  80. h3avensent08 October 17, 2010

    WHERE THE F*** IS HOV!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    JADAKISS WAS PART OF THE LOX! BEFORE THE 21ST CENTURY!
    THAT’S WHY I DONT WATCH BLACK EMBARRASSMENT TELEVISION

  81. annie! :] October 17, 2010

    aaaand THIS Is why i don’t watch or like BET… this list is absolute b*******. these people don’t know what their talking about. it’s mind baffling that Jay-Z isn’t on there. like there’s something extremely wrong with that.

  82. Kevin October 17, 2010

    why is everyone asking why jay-z not on there?

    hes not eligible. stop commenting.

  83. ~Team Weezy~ October 17, 2010

    I swear you people who keep asking where Jay-Z is must have taken remedial courses in high school! It clearly states 21st century! GEEZ!

    Anyway, although I don’t agree with this entire list, after watching the show, I can see how they came to this conclusion. They not only incorporated lyricism and/or rapping skills, but also cultural impact, success, sales, etc.

    My list of the top ten rappers OF THE 21ST CENTURY (I repeat of the 21ST CENTURY):

    1. Kanye West
    2. Wayne
    3. Eminem
    4. T.I.
    5. Ludacris
    6. 50 Cent
    7. Nelly
    8. Young Jeezy
    9. Drake
    10. Rick Ross

  84. OKAY October 17, 2010

    My List Of The Top 10 Rappers Of The 21st Century
    1.Eminem
    2.Kanye
    3.Jadakiss
    4.Rick Ross
    5.Ludacris
    6.lil Wayne
    7.Young Jeezy
    8.T.I.
    9.50 Cent
    10.Drake

    #fact J.Cole can rap better than Drake #realtalk

  85. JAYLA October 17, 2010

    DUMBASSES LMAO

  86. JAYLA October 17, 2010

    @ADE

    YOU DUMB F** ITS FROM 1999 ON UP….

  87. ~Team Weezy~ October 17, 2010

    “#fact J.Cole can rap better than Drake #realtalk”

    I SO AGREE! 🙂

  88. HOCUSPOCUS October 17, 2010

    I found issue with this list Eminem fans will get mad but I just never have and never will see the hype Eminem songs are boring for all his so called fans I can notice you get burned out on those boring a** songz fast but yell he your fav all the time.Eminem rap voice comes at you like he really about to tear shet up but when you actually listen to what he says you realize its mediocre 2PAC, JAYZ , LIL WAYNE HAVE the most REPEATED LYRICS I know you will find more songs that took one there verse and turned it into a hook JAYZ AND LILWAYNE STILL WAS DROPPING HIT RECORDS after 1999 so therefore JAYZ should have been on the list I have always felt that Eminem fame is straight brainwash from the music industry they told you he was hot so you believe it yes I will throw race in it IF HE WAS WHITE YOU WOULD NOTICE HOW BORING HIS SONGS ARE AND HOW MEDIORCRE HIS RAP LYRICS ARE I been stop watching WET/BET or White people watch us live up to every single stereotype Entertainment.

  89. HOCUSPOCUS October 17, 2010

    I personally am one who would put Lil Wayne Number one but I understand if Jay or Kanye would be places number one as well but Eminem I have no understanding on that I personally would not put him in the Top 5 I don’t go buy record sales so much because again it may not be Racism but its Favortism for the White Boy White people that don’t even listen to rap was buying his shet why because same reason you can have a football team that or black player that will bust his a** carry his team to championship but they will still give it to the punk a** quarterback sometimes that more than likely is White. Im Sure its some White boys out there that can really rap but Soon ass the industry got hold to one that was half way decent they bamboozled mofo Eminem is not that nice I can listen to him on repeat I can’t even name 10 songs of his that I really like Nelly and Snoop should be on the list they drop to many hits to be ignored call them bubble gum all you want but Nelly is the 2nd highest selling artist you can say eff you Nelly you see how they do Black Artist and Snoop music is some of the Most played but yet he is most ignored off any list that came out ever SMDH. But white people ain’t do this directly them was some Geechie Bama’s that put out this list. I wonder how much Mottolla paid for this list.

  90. definiti0nswag October 18, 2010

    i been readin alota comments..i couldnt even watch 2c who wuz numero uno cuz i wuz nervous! lol PPL PPL PPL!!! i l0v3 jay-z n nas etc..buh 2b considered for the list your album had to come out after 99′-2010 so dats y alota ppls fav rappers didnt make it. I dont think alota ppl knew that…i wuz surprised 50 wuz in tha top 5 tho

  91. Soulful Roses October 18, 2010

    #fact J.Cole can rap better than Drake #realtalk

    AND, YA KNOW THIS! 🙂

  92. True Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Blue October 18, 2010

    I’m probably the only person on here who actually agrees with Em being # 1, but whatevs…

    …anyway, Kanye would #2, Luda and T.I. deserve their places on here too, and as for the rest, um, HELL NO! And I find the lack of Lupe Fiasco (who wipes the floor with the ENTIRE list) really disturbing, especially when looking at who made the cut.

    @ Team Weezy:

    I know Jay-Z put out four albums in the 90s, but unlike Nas, Biggie and Pac, most of his musical impact was in the 00s. I think that’s why people are considering it a travesty that he didn’t make the list.

  93. VLB October 18, 2010

    Thw list is based on peopl who first album has come out in the last 10 or 15 years henc why Jay-Z is not on the list….. what about female rappers? Eve should be on the list

  94. ~Team Weezy~ October 18, 2010

    @True Blue

    But if you watch the show, they specifically say, the people who are eligible are those artists whose debut album was released between 1999 to now, therefore that still makes Jay-Z ineligible for the list regardless of what he’s done during that time. The list is specifically made for those NEW artists of the NEW millennium.

    And I agree about Lupe, but, again, the list was about cultural impact, success (money), sales, being a trendsetter, etc, and Lupe doesn’t fit the criteria to be on that list. Now if the list was SOLELY on lyricism and musicality then Lupe would definitely be in my top 3 to 5 along with J.Cole, Common, Black Thought, Talib Qweli, Mos Def, Jay Electronica, etc. And I think I still would have Kanye included on that list as well. My list would be TOTALLY different from the one I previously posted because the criteria is extremely different.

  95. Nick October 18, 2010

    If it goes by 1st album in the past 10yrs ok, this list is aiiiitttee.,

  96. Tami October 18, 2010

    As soon as I saw rick ross’s name I knew this list was a crock of sh*t. The only thing Rick Ross is great at is being an obese slob. No Jay, Naz, Outkast this list is wrong

  97. SunfullyME October 18, 2010

    My Thoughts: BET is on acid!!! This list is a disgrace! How dare they have people on this list with one album! SERIOUSLY!!! The BET network has officially ran it’s course! Hasn’t been the same since Bob Johnson left. Deborah Lee don’t have a clue as to what she’s doing (music wise) I’m over BET! Check Please! I’m DONE!

  98. shellz October 18, 2010

    THE SHOW SAID MC’S WHO PUT OUT AN ALBUM FROM 1999 AND BEYOND… i like tha list but rick ross isnt that damn bad.. i like his new album.. i wonder y it didnt sell that much/// idk oh well

  99. antertain October 18, 2010

    Does B.E.T have dumb staff??
    21st CENTURY as in last 100 years i mean we barely even 10 years into the damn century..

    Right 21st Century = 2000-2099

    This is the wrong title B.E.T ya’ll need to change to Top 10 Rappers of the last 10 years.

    The Jay, Nas, Outkast etc.. fans should know they are 90’s rappers from 90’s which isn’t in 21st Century. Somehow 21st Century is 1999 now just so Eminem (who is great) can get on the list lol.

    I’m not the biggest 50 Cent fan but his Get Rich album alone was a CLASSIC so he deserves a place just on that list just for that album and sales in general.

    FIX UP B.E.T staff and understand what a century is before putting out lists like that..

  100. Obinna October 18, 2010

    I agree with you Antertain. The should have been more specific… I almost got mad that Jay-Z and Nas wasn’t on the list till I realized what they meant. Jay-Z still shoulda made the list tho… The Blueprint triology and The Black Album all came out between 2000-2009. Oh well, BET will be BET….

  101. dj dunkonthatbitch October 18, 2010

    where lil wyte at he be murderin cats on the reg

  102. Blue Kid October 18, 2010

    @ Plain and Simple

    X,Y,and Z was right as usual Eminem went after JayZ and LadyGaGa is going in on Beyonce.

    The only competition Beyonce has right now is Rihanna and Beyonce is loosing the battle on that one as well. Bey Bey is going to be mad at JayZ. LOL

  103. Renae October 18, 2010

    I don’t know how they came up with this…but leave it to our people to put a white person above their own.

  104. DirtyRedNY October 18, 2010

    For those of you who keep asking where is Jay Z & B.I.G., ya’ll obviously wasn’t listening. The list was based on solo artist of the 21st century. B.I.G. & Hov were b4 the 21st century assholes!

  105. remmy October 18, 2010

    How can we take this list seriously??.

  106. Daniel October 18, 2010

    Eminem owns rap music.

  107. Quinton October 19, 2010

    Eminem all day! and biggie and pac…jay z all them arent there because its the list for the 21st century you f***** d bags.

  108. ERIC October 19, 2010

    emmmm…. i mostly agree, but where’s Jay-Z?

  109. UMMM…………. October 19, 2010

    This is complete and utter BULLSH*T and everyone knows it! How in the hell is FEminem the best rapper of the 21 century? Come on now ppl REALLY? FEminem? WOW we really are living in our last days!

    And Drake did not deserve to be on this list in place of Nelly! That’s just disrespectful. Drake should be at the head (maybe???) of the whose got next rap class. A few features, a mixtape, and 1 CD doesn’t qualify him for this category. Hell if that’s the case why not add J. Cole, Wiz Kalifia, Wale, Waka Flaka or SoulDUH Boy (I know stop laughing but that should tell you how pissed I am……LOL)!

  110. Zus October 21, 2010

    Eminem stays da bst evn if it means da last 100 years u racist bustards shud just get over it, but ross no! drake no! 50 no!

  111. Zus October 21, 2010

    Eminem stays the best even if it means the last 100 years you racist bustards should just get over it, but ross no! drake no! 50 no!

  112. WEEZY DA BEST October 22, 2010

    COME ON BRUHHHH are you f***** kiddin meee!!!!??? lil wayne should be number one not emmm i think em should be number 2. right now lil wayne is on his top of his game hes officialy the best rapper there is right now weell not officialy HE ISSSSS!!!!!!. forrrreeeaalls thoo

  113. hiphop lover October 23, 2010

    the fact that em is white doesnt change the fact that hes a dope rapper.yes wanye is also a dope rapper but he has been changing his style since 2000 and has to work 3x as hard to be close to eminem’s status .em doesnt have to change to be great he just is.

  114. joe blow October 24, 2010

    @Hadli-Man-E

    How in sweet, holy-hell do you place Drake, T.I., and Young Jeezy ahead of EMINEM?!! Give your head a shake… WOW!

    • f***** idiot January 22, 2013

      mehh, i could see how someone would put t.i ahead of Eminem, i personally wouldn’t but t.i is f****** dope and personal preference plays a big role so i would say i personally find is legitimate if someone prefers t.i to em

  115. Amanda October 25, 2010

    it’s so sad that in reality if eminem was black, nobody would have a problem with him being number one.

  116. CBG09 October 25, 2010

    people who keep saying where is biggie, jay-z, and pac. youre pretty damn stupid. they didnt come out in the 21st century! they were doing it to those who got recognized in 2000 til now! stupid people

  117. bob October 25, 2010

    wanye
    ti
    west
    luda
    em
    jeezy
    50
    nelly
    ross
    kiss

  118. bob October 25, 2010

    oh yeah dumb asses wanye amd jadakiis were out in the 90s

  119. Staphlars October 25, 2010

    i agree totally with the first five. but WTF is rick ross doing in the list without jigga. trhis S*** s**ks and what criteria did they use anyway?…..

  120. Staphlars October 25, 2010

    real tea what the f*** do you know about rap. 50 Cent knows how to rap n he does it well. So why don’t you go get some tea and sleep? huh…..

  121. Carly October 27, 2010

    Everybody talking about Biggie, Pac, Common, and Jay Z not being on the list pay attention. To be eligible for the list your debut album had to come out in 1999 or after so obviously Biggie, Pac, Common, and Jay Z are ineligible.

  122. cole October 27, 2010

    boot rick ross and add jay-z in there…

  123. cole October 27, 2010

    Eminem is definately #1 who gives a f*** is your white or black? You can still rap, can’t you?

  124. FACT TALKER October 27, 2010

    Dudes… To be able to be on this list your debut album has to have been released from 1999. Jay Z, Nas, Outkast can’t be on this LIST!!!

  125. NTENCE October 28, 2010

    YO LISTEN. JAZY IS NUMBER PEOPLE. I DONT CARE WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT WITH THE CRITERIA. OK YOUR ALBUM HAD TO RELEASE IN 99? TECHNICALLY EMINEMS FIRST SLIM SHADDY EP WAS RELEASED IN 97 AND REMASTERED IN 99. LIL WAYNE SHOULD NOT BE NUMBER 2 AND THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL DRAKE SHOULD BE ON THAT LIST WHEN HE HAS ONLY BEEN IN THE GAME FOR A YEAR. WHAT ABOUT FAB? THIS IS WHY I SAY HIP HOP IS A DEAD ZONE BECAUSE IDIOTS WHO PUT THIS LIST TOGETHER AND VOTE FOR SOME WACKNESS..

  126. EDDY BOY October 28, 2010

    Who said J-cole can rap more than drake? dats b******* not real talk and besides even if he could, we are conting from 1999-2010 so please i dont see why j-cole should come in the picture. my only shock is that i can’t find jay-z on the list, i mean com on not that im a big fan but that guy has been doing his thing for long and he deserves credit for that.

  127. cole October 28, 2010

    actually drake does kinda suck at rappin

  128. Rawr October 29, 2010

    This s*** is ridiculous. Lil Wayne? Drake? Rick Ross?
    *Shakes head in shame*

  129. nakisha harris October 29, 2010

    Y THE F*** JAY-Z OR TUPAC WASNT ON THE LIST OMFG!!!!

  130. JUGGGIIEEEN October 29, 2010

    weezy f baby, and the f is for first broo.

  131. baby baybeh October 29, 2010

    wait a minute…. where the hell is Vanilla Ice… this is unbelievable!

  132. kari October 29, 2010

    good list but 50 should be higher than kanye

    • j.t August 6, 2012

      nope ur an idiot kanye is #1

  133. kesan October 29, 2010

    i understand where every1s cumin 4rm with deh list nd em bein #1 coz hes white nd its suppose 2 be a ‘black’ channel nd dat but i tink em sud be atleast #2 out of respect buh nelly sud be on dat. Drake sud be on dat list, hes the most talked about rapper of the past 5 years nd hes gd u cant lie the guy gd. Kanye sud be #1. Oh nd wheres Nicki Minaj!

  134. klaas October 29, 2010

    since drake is fairly new then you myt as well include j.cole i knw a lota rappers who can do better than a lota the rappers on BET’s crappy list e.g Kardinal,Rock city and even Tyga. y the hell would ya’ll leave Hov? i maintain thy just looking for attention thts it

  135. WEEZY DA BEST October 29, 2010

    “All these b****** and n-ggas still hatin’Yea I used to be a baller but now I’m Bill Gatin’ Got a list full of problems, I tend to em later Yeah life is a b**** but I appreciate her man”

    dudessssss and dudetssss lil wayne is a beasttttttttttttt thts why he deserves to be number 1!

    • j.t August 6, 2012

      he sucks really badly he is so horrible i want to kill myself

  136. AboveThe Influence October 29, 2010

    LMBO i wanna know what group of people came up with this list. lol whoever did was sittin on the toilet writing down the first names that popped in they head LMFB…LET THE PEOPLE VOTE! wheres the Democracy??

    • j.t August 6, 2012

      if people voted sadly wayne would be at the top kanye is the best

  137. rach October 30, 2010

    It says 21st century biggie and pac are deceased

  138. Aston October 30, 2010

    Drakes in there over Trey Songz?

    Lupe Fiasco & Trey Songz are missing from this list

  139. vnice October 31, 2010

    WEll this list is really upsetting can i ask where is gucci mane i mean seriousley come on

  140. ThaDoctor October 31, 2010

    the reason some of the all time greats are not on this list is because in order to meet the criteria you had to have put out your FIRST album in 1999 or later so all the cats like Jay-Z who are still killing it are not in the discussion. I would like to believe this list is based on talent but there are alot of factors eminem and wayne should tie for the top spot though

  141. Cdubb/Crazy white boy November 1, 2010

    TREV your f****** stupid your first album had to be dropped anywhere from 1991 to now and for all yall f****** racist n****** EMINEM and HAYSTAK FOR EVER B****** BIG UPS TO EMINEM AND HAYSTAK

  142. Cdubb/Crazy white boy November 1, 2010

    AND LIL WAYNE TOO ALL WAYS BUMPIN THOSE THREE and THADOCTOR your right there are some things that they should have tied

  143. navi November 2, 2010

    yo jay z is not in it becuz his first albyum was realesed before 99
    u have to be 99 ar after in this

  144. gemsta November 3, 2010

    how the f*** ya saying 50 shouldnt be on the list and s*** like that.. did ya forget that in 2003 till like 2005 all you heard ppl say was GGG-UNITT.. no other rapper had a bigger buzz then 50 so ya need to shut the f**** up. and how the f*** is drake #7 n**** just had one album out and hes already #7 demnnn that aint right. the game should of been on there instead of ross. and i think fab should of been on the list.

  145. gemsta yo November 3, 2010

    yo how the f*** ya saying 50 shouldnt be on the list and s*** like that.. did ya forget that in 2003 till like 2005 all you heard ppl say was GGG-UNITT.. no other rapper had a bigger buzz then 50 so ya need to shut the f**** up. and how the f*** is drake #7 n**** just had one album out and hes already #7 demnnn that aint right. the game should of been on there instead of ross. and i think fab should of been on the list.

  146. WEEZY DA BEST November 3, 2010

    weezyyyyy gets out of jail tmrwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOV. 4. 2010

    WAYNE # 1

    • j.t August 6, 2012

      he needs to stay there he’s garbage anyway

  147. Abasa jessie November 4, 2010

    Luv jay,em,nas,west,biggie,pac,fab.all de same,do understand de criteria used.luv u jay.

  148. Lisa34 November 4, 2010

    This is how you count real numbers: “0,1,2,3,4,5,…” Zero is the first number, therefore the 21st Century began at 12:01am on January 1st, 2000. Any rapper whose debut album dropped before that time is not qualified for the list.

    #1. Eminem – “The Slim Shady LP” debuted in 1999
    #2. Lil Wayne – “Guerilla Warfare” released with the Hot Boyz in 1999
    #9. Jadakiss – “Money, Power, & Respect” released with The Lox in 1998

    So we can stop arguing about the list being from the 21st century because that’s obviously not true. This is pure propaganda. Here’s the real list:

    1. The Notorious B.I.G
    2. Tupac Shakur
    3. Jay – Z
    4. Nas
    5. Eminem
    6. Kanye West
    7. DMX
    8. T.I.
    9. Ludacris
    10. Jadakiss

    Lil Wayne, Drake, and the entire Young Money crew; Waka Whatever, Gucci Mane, Souljah Boy, J Cole, B.O.B., and all the other trash that has been crammed into our faces for the last few years is not music. It is idiocy. Quit listening to it and buying it.

  149. WEEZY DA BEST November 17, 2010

    yo bruhh how the f*** you sayn lil wayneee and the young money creww is trash. there must be somthn wrong with you if you think wayne is trash cuz right now lil weezy is on the top of his game and now that hes outta jaillll hes gone be up in that studio and gone make some demolition s***. wayne is just toooo realllllllllll

    • j.t August 6, 2012

      lol your stupid wayne sucks

  150. Nyantoro November 19, 2010

    You have Rick Ross and no Game, Young Jezzy and no Jay-Z, Drake and no Nas?

  151. treal November 22, 2010

    i pretty sure alot of people can agree when i say this…..”WHAT ABOUT LIL BOOSIE? he may not make the most money but he the truth and go way harder than most on that list, first of all jadakiss, that n**** suck!!! how is drake on the list and he just started rappin 1 year ago, and i know ya’ll dont got kanye before 50, and put em at 2 and wayne at one please!!!! rick ross is on the list why??? and luda is in the right place, but i digrese, replace rick ross and jadakiss with gucci and boosie and you got the true list of 21st century rappers. YEA I SAID IT!!!!!!!!!

  152. treal November 22, 2010

    OH AND I JUST READ ALL THE COMMENTS AND I WANNA STATE THAT I AM NOT GAY. I DIDNT EVEN NO THAT MOST OF THE BLOGERS ON HERE WERE GAY. BUT YOU HERD MY THOUGHTS SO THERE IT IS AND ALL NIIGAS IS FUNNY FIR THE ARGUING BACK AND FORTH S***, THEY RODE ON REAL TEA AND ADE

  153. Gem November 22, 2010

    Errm, Are you lot dumb ? … This is the 21st century list ……….. Jay -z had his main success in the 90’s early 20th century , same goes for whoever said 2pac and biggie , Yes them 3 would be top of the Best rappers of ALL time, but obv not 21st century

    And to the person who said Eminem should of gone number 2 out of respect .. Wtf ? Are you a retarrd ?? why should he ? Hes a f***** GENIOUS ! He deserves number 1 spot more than any of the others on the list !!

    And Lil wayne number 2 , hahahaha what a joke , he should be nearer to the 100 mark

  154. treal November 22, 2010

    f*** you gem you can go suck the d*** you rode on last night !!!! eminem should be at # 2

  155. Gem November 23, 2010

    @treal …….. Why should he be at number 2 ? Just cos hes white ? MUPPET ! Its the 21ST CENTURY YOU IDIOT ! oh and why dont you f***** grow a d*** and some balls before you open your big gob
    Look at you all fuming cos a white man pisses all over the rap industry , hes a f***** genious , he deserves it more than the rest on that list ^

  156. treal November 23, 2010

    @gem

    GET OFF HIS DICKKKKKKKK!!!!!!! HE WOULDN’T BE S*** IF IT WASN’T FOR 8MILE ANYWAY, SO GET HETERO AND DON’T EVER COME AT ME LIKE YOU SOMTHIN SMART, AND STAY IN YO FAGGET ASS PLACE, AND GET ON SOME BOOSSIE WHILE YOU AT IT C***.

  157. Gem November 24, 2010

    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…………..no

  158. vida November 24, 2010

    Im they got the list so twisted. Lil wayne should have been first then after him should have been T.I. then 50 cents, ludicris, young jeezy , Drake shouldnt have made it on the list nethier should have Rick Ross eminem should have been last

  159. Jack squared (SML) November 26, 2010

    Oh My God!!!!
    Yall are f***** stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You rasist basterds eminem can rap I don’t give a damn if he’s blue with pirple stripes.
    And shut the f*** up with Jay Z allready how many time do yall b****** need to be told that he is unelligible.

  160. Jack squared (SML) November 26, 2010

    Just face it Eminem is the best rapper of all time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    rasest b******

  161. Ashley November 26, 2010

    Wow… As always black people are always making race an an issue. Eminem deserves to be number one, if not at least in the top 3. And if you fucktards would pay attention, this isnt the “Best rapper of All Time” List. This is the best rappers of the 21st century list. You had to debut in 1999 on up. So NO JAYZ NO NAS NO BIGGIE NO TUPAC. My only issue is…. why in the f*** is Drake on this list?

  162. Big Slice December 1, 2010

    Eminem should not be on the list for the simple fact that he came out before the 21st century. If they are going to make a statement as BEST RAPPERS OF THE 21st CENTURY, they should take him out. He is damn good though dont get me wrong but its messed up to put someone on there that came out before the year 2000. That goes for Weezy and Jadakiss also.

  163. Dubs December 3, 2010

    this list is f*****. No Game? what the f***.

  164. Bah December 3, 2010

    Where’s Jon Lajoie??

  165. mikey December 12, 2010

    half u ppl r retarded. especially u subslime. it says best rappers of the 21st century. when did tupac die? hmm. eminem, lil wayne and even Kanye ( even tho he is a d*****) has be making some sick songs lately. and if u watched the show. they went off talent, success, if they write there own stuff,etc.

  166. mikey December 12, 2010

    and they went off anyone makin music in the 21st century and just there music in the 21st century. and jay-z was good. but all his good s*** was in the 90s

  167. kristof December 12, 2010

    eminem # 2 out of respect? are you kidding me? lol respect of who black people? i thought we were all equal, aparently not. well atleast not in your eyes but who cares about you, atleast BET rated the rappers without racial judgement

  168. cris December 13, 2010

    Eminem is the f***** best and they got it right puttin him first even if it was the best rapper ever.. you all are racist f******..

  169. WEEZY DA BEST December 13, 2010

    look i aint gone lie eminem can rap butttttttttttttttt weeezyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy just demoloutious eminem. sooooo emmm shouldve been 2nd and lil weezyyyyyy 1sttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt where he belongs at da top of da gameeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  170. cris December 14, 2010

    hahahahahahahahhahahahaha thats a joke. i like lil wayne but he doesnt even write his own s***.. also looking at sales and awards eminem dominates all other rappers.. sorry just face it hes the best there is.

  171. WAKE THE F*** UP December 14, 2010

    FOR DOES PEOPLE THAT SAID JAY Z NOT IN DA LIST BEACUSE HE MADE AN ALBUM IN DA 90’S

    UR STUIPID ASSHOLE

    EM STARTED IN 90’S MOST OV DID IT NOT ABOUT WHEN DA STARTED

    IT ABOUT DA BEST RAPPER OV DA WHOLE 2000’S ERA

    MOST OV U LITTLE S*** WERE’NT EVEN BORN DEN

    DRAKE JUST OUT WERE DA F*** WAS JAY NAS DA WHOLE FUKIN 2000’S
    SNOOP JAY NAS WTF STILLMATIC

    DA BEST RAPPER IS BASE ON RAPPING DA……………..ALBUM’S …….,CLASSIC’S , DA………………………………………MUSIC………………………………………
    F*** IT EVEN BEEF JAY N NAS’S BEEF IZ A PART OV HIPHOP

    NOT SALES AND WEBSITE GET F*** OUT HERE FLOPP

  172. WEEZY DA BEST December 14, 2010

    wtfffffffffffffffffffff weeezyyyyyy do write most of his s*** if he dont write thn its either one of the youngmoney crew tht does which is skraighttttt.

  173. Smoke December 18, 2010

    Flow, lyrics, subject matter, cultural impact, dough, and as needed in the arsenal of a 21st Century rapper –digital skills (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, their own website, etc.). – That was what this list was based on, I agree with the order of the top 5, the bottom 5 could’ve had some tweaks done to it.

  174. slick December 21, 2010

    man i totaly diagree

  175. hiphophead45 December 22, 2010

    1. Kanye west
    2. Lupe Fuciso
    3. Talib Kweli
    4. Eminem
    5. Mos Def
    6. Mf Doom
    7. Jay Electronia
    8. Jadakiss
    9. 50 cent
    10. lil wanye
    A REAL F****** LIST

  176. Heriberto Hutchins December 23, 2010

    I am curious just what can do about that…

    reklamne table

  177. wow December 26, 2010

    Who ever made this list is a f***** r***** half these rappers are straight garbage except for eminem luda and jeezy everyone else should be atleast top 50 and lilwayne and 50cent in the top 100

  178. The T December 28, 2010

    this poll is for solo rappers that came out after the year 1999, therefor excluding Jay-Z. and Jadakiss and drake shouldn’t be on the list Rock Ross and Jeezy is debatable. In that time frame Nelly should be on there for sure you can argue for rappers like lil flip( who fell so hard after the T.I. beef), Gucci Mane, Fabulous, and The Game.

  179. jack December 31, 2010

    WHEN WOULD BLACKS EVER HAVE SMTHG OF THEIR OWN..EVERYTHING IS OWNED BY WHITE INCLUDING BET..NO WONDER EMINEM IS #1..THE NEXT TIME IT WILL BE TAYLOR SWIFT

  180. deoweezyt December 31, 2010

    lil wayne is the best kanye should never b dere then at least jayz should b dere illuminati or no illuminati i av noting 2 say about 50 cent but am dissapointed that he is homophobic he has dissapointed me no more 50 cent music drake is new he sholud not be on dat list either lil kim or nicki minaj should b on dat list to represent d women den am okay with d 0thers.

    • j.t August 6, 2012

      hell no lil wayne sucks he is garbage
      1.kanye west
      2.nas
      3. eminem
      4.jay
      i dont care what people say about 1st album in the 00’s it should be who is the best and had the biggest impact
      (or that i only put 4)

  181. bigdiesel January 5, 2011

    honestly what is wrong with em being #1? yes it is BET but rapping is rapping it care if your white black yellow purple orange green it dont matter all that matters is that you got skills on the mic and em lyrically is better then lil wayne. em is actually real when hes on the mic lil wayne is fake he claims blood yet does a song with a crip he gets punched in the face at a club and doesnt do s*** about it. Jay-z should also be on here and crooked I and pretty much slaughterhouse all together what they rap actually makes sense and 50… Really he is the worst rapper behind soulja boy and the new boyz the bottom half of the list is just horrible

  182. sunny d January 9, 2011

    yo why rick ross make the list?! and lupe didnt? thats hilarious!!! rick ross is horrible! they shulda put eve instead of rick ross! and i dont evn listen to eve! i saw the show i wanted to slap the hell out of all of em! especially that mohawk fat girl talkin trash about jadakiss!

  183. sunny d January 9, 2011

    oh and jay z culdnt make the list cuz he started in the 90’s, in case u didnt watch the show

  184. sunny d January 9, 2011

    hold up i just read sum1 say jada suck…and ho the flying f is boosie? he sounds gay! and jada might not b all famous, but he dont suck aite man? jada might not say “fresh” stuff like drake, but drake is a punk. wayne sucks. and gucci? hes a damn clown yo! lemonade? brr? wtf! WTF! who the hell evn signed his dumbass! jada shulda ben a little higher. so wat if his flow isnt hot, check out his words yo cmon! and em shuldnt dissed he cant b. i cant say i like em a whole lot, i like a few of his songs, but i respect him cuz he a beast ass rapper, he no his s***, unlikes rap nowaddays. yo dont get me started on rap i will debate all day wit u clowns yo bring it

  185. sunny d January 9, 2011

    i c every1 is makin a list of rappers i wanna make 1, where do i start? well i cant rank em so ill just put em
    outkast
    naughty by nature
    pac
    nas
    common
    kanye i guess
    lupe pretty good
    gangstarr
    big l
    big pun
    any1 wanna say suntin? plz try i wanna laugh if u got 2 say suntin bad bout dem

  186. sunny d January 9, 2011

    damn i ben here 4 a while and i c** 2 a conclusion
    we all got our styles and likes and dislikes, but we shuld b able 2 realize whos a good rapper or not, and stop sayin jada sucks yo! damn! yall say jada sucks but u go 4 weezy? and rick…ross…cmon sum ppl need sump sense slapped in em, im not hatin so dont c** at me sayin that, they just dont have anything good 2 say in their raps. especially rick ross and gucci they just ridiculously funny

  187. Emoney Brown January 14, 2011

    Lil Wayne should be #1 who the f*** is tht white n**** is #1 f*** tht man

  188. chris January 29, 2011

    none of those rappers even know how to rap, or make good music, mabye old eminem and a bit of jeeezy. wayne can suck it

  189. J’[email protected] February 1, 2011

    Im surprise to see Eminem #1 and Lil Wayne #2.
    impressive. good job M & M
    someone els needs to step up there game…
    … *cough *cough Lil Wayne
    Eventhough they are impressive Drake is catching up.
    TOP RAPPERS, WATCH YUR BACKS. HERE COMES DRIZZY

  190. Justin L February 6, 2011

    The bottom line is, Who even thinks that Eminem should be anywhere lower than 2nd place, really needs to step away from the hype and really start listening to the actual music. Eminem in ALL of his songs just KILL. The way he flows so smoothly and rymes so clearly on such another level than any other rapper out there, just brings him to the #1 spot. He doesnt rap about about money and diamonds, or the ghetto or selling crack,cloths, cars, rims, shoes, partys, Etc. He switches up his topics in almost every song. You think rappers are cool when they talk about murder? well Eminem brung it to another level when he produced RELAPSE. No rapper can ever so freely rap about the s*** he did and such a quick catchy smooth flow. He is clearly a LYRICAL GENIOUS. Just because he’s white, You dont need to HATE. Your all just mad cuz he can Actually RAP better than a black rapper. NATURAL BEAST

  191. putaendtolies February 10, 2011

    I love Eminem but come on people lets be real, We all know why he is #1.

  192. Justin L February 11, 2011

    umm cuz he is the Best rapper. haha.

  193. SHAERH BANO February 11, 2011

    THANKS FOR GIVING EMINEM FRST POSITION.

  194. PUTAENDTOLIES February 23, 2011

    This is what i meant you guys, I love Eminem, he is good as HELL!!! but the reason why i said he is #1 is because to the World including America he is #1 because he is White lets keep it real, before Eminem Most White People hated Hip Hop, but now most of them love and embrace Hip Hop as Music, but some of them still say that they hate Hip Hop but they like Eminem….what the f*** is that? or some of them say that “Eminem is The Greatest Rapper Ever and every other rapper in history cant compare” people should get off of that type of s***, Again I love Eminem and he is a BEAST!!, but he isnt “The Greatest Rapper Ever” because there is no “Best” or “Greatest Rapper Ever” because there are too many Great Rappers out there for only ONE Rapper to be called the “Best Ever” or “Greatest Ever” straight up.

    Im just telling the Truth People thats all. 😉

  195. Justin L February 24, 2011

    Yeah i agree. I’m not gonna speak for everyone when i say he is the best. But from all years listening to rap, Eminem to me is the best. And most definitely the best of this decade. People have to agree that this decade eminem still what he has from when he first started,and he is someone that cant really get old. Almost every song is different,and every album has more than one hit track on each. He is just simply a great Natural rapper.

  196. Elvin Martinez February 25, 2011

    Yes indeed eminem is the best of the best and also weezy

  197. Big Blah February 25, 2011

    Let haters hate those b****** fock em

  198. Eric Vasquez February 25, 2011

    ok this is total crap, where is tupac? where is biggie? where is common? where is nas? where is jay z? where is slick rick? where is KRS-one? where is everyone who is actually a good rapper?!
    where are the legends?!!?

    jeezy, kanye, and eminem are very good but they are top 25.

    the rest dont belong anywhere near there.
    this is a biased, bull**** list that they put up to get people to buy more bad music.
    man if u think this is the list that speaks truth, ur trading gold for paper.

  199. greethan March 3, 2011

    Come on BET, you can’t add 1999 to add your favorite rappers, I mean, Eminem and Weezy are good and all, but they’re from THE 90’S. So the real list is:
    1.Edan
    2.Gift of Gab (I think Blackalicious are from the early 00’s)
    3.Kanye
    4.Lupe
    5.Drake (hate me now)
    And to the person above me, you can’t have a greatest rapper list with out Raekwon and The God MC.

  200. toree97 March 10, 2011

    the reason they didnt put jay on the list is because jay drop his first album in 1996 these artist must have a album drop only in the 21th cen. the list is shitty tho it has to be based on sale and s*** not realest.

  201. evan cheek March 14, 2011

    eminem is the best thats y hes at the top

  202. EMIN3M March 14, 2011

    I BETTER BE at THE TOP

  203. EMIN3M March 14, 2011

    THATS RIGHT IM AT THE TOP

  204. EMIN3M March 14, 2011

    F*CK JAY-Z HE SUCKS

  205. Jadakiss and Jeezy = NO March 15, 2011

    B.O.B

  206. T-Swag March 16, 2011

    This is supid 50 cent aint all dat mad who would vote his A**

  207. Young mula baby March 16, 2011

    Weezy should b on top n I don’t think dis muhfucka em deserves da first title……….weezy f baby is best

  208. allan March 20, 2011

    weezy should NOT be on this list.He cant rap.He wish he could, where’s tupac biggie smalls? Kanye west? Really? A 5 year can rap better! We haven’t from 50 cent n years so he shouldn’t be in this list. Eminem is a beast ,he earned #1. T.I. killed them all. Luda just takes a word and trys to make it fit in a song. He cant rap. Drake isn’t that bad ,he’s new atleast he’s on the list.

  209. Jason March 20, 2011

    This was a very good list. Em deserves tht spot more than anyone else.
    Lil wayne should be lower he hasn’t even compared to em in anything he
    Does thts straight. Ti should be higher and kanye should be number two.
    Not too sure if 50 should be on this list tho. But all you lil wayne fans should
    Definitly get off his ball sack and really look at the game clearly cuz noone from
    Young money should be on this list. Drake really sucks he’s so annoying. I think
    He trys to hard to sound like wayne cuz he has no talent. Lil wayne should be like 5 or
    7 on this list. I’m glad em is finally getting his props. Good job bet.

  210. Big Blah March 21, 2011

    bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiicccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccctttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttthhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  211. greethan March 24, 2011

    Allan, you are an idiot. 1) This is the 21st century, so they’re dead, and 2) If a five-year old can rap better than ‘Ye and you are (supposedly) smarter than one, then let’s see you rap as good as him!

  212. Daniel Loughlin April 4, 2011

    Where Is Lupe Fiasco ? ?

  213. Joe April 6, 2011

    Wayne better then em?????/ WTF. Whoever says that doesnt know anything about rap. Yes wayne is good. Dont get me wrong there. But hes not even on the same level as em. Just listen to the songs they’ve done together. Nuff said.

  214. Potts April 9, 2011

    Kid cudi….

  215. mac jefferson April 21, 2011

    the main fact is that lil wayne is d best,and meant 4 no 1 only

  216. mac jefferson April 21, 2011

    kanye west sucks 4 ever

  217. dejohnnn973 April 22, 2011

    Gotta love the dumbasses that bring race into the mix. Who gives a s*** whether an artist is black, white, orange, or rainbow for Gods sake. Whoever is better is better, nothin more to it.

  218. Rap Rules April 24, 2011

    for the 21st century
    eminem
    kanye
    lil wayne
    t.i
    luda
    nelly
    50
    fabolous
    jeezy
    drake

    of all times
    b.i.g
    pac
    jay z
    eminem
    nas
    andre3000
    kurupt
    AZ
    scarface
    rakim
    regrets;snoop dogg, dre, ice cube,kanye west, jada,common
    For groups; outkast, bonethugs, wu tan

    eminem deserves all,he spits deadly lyrics..has murdered most or dis dudes severally on songs….rakim says if em was black he’d b d mohammed ali of rap,kanye says no one could be greater than em, 50 says em is d best,@ the 2010 grammy lil wayne knelt when eminem stepped on stage for his drop the world verse…………many awards received,best sellin rapper,discoverd platinum rapper 50cent,
    And i thought pall wall is white?
    No matter your colour, if you can rap, u can rap……stop racism and say the truth…..

  219. connor April 30, 2011

    People who try to talk s*** about Eminem are wrong. There is no question he should be number one on this list. Not only in terms of volume of sales but in consistent quality of music. His worst albums are considered great compared to other rappers. He has some of the wittiest lyrics and creative flows ever recorded. He did a song with biggie, and he was amazing. Same with dre. He did a song with jayz, and killed him. He’s done two with lil wayne, and has embarassed him on both of those songs. People who bring up his race are resentful of his success in the rap game despite his skin color. Maybe if you only listen to the pop s*** that they play on the radio, you might think that his lyrics are dumb, but if people judged weezys quality by listening to lollipop then he wouldn’t be on the list. There isn’t much else on this list that I can challenge, just because its opinionated, but the truth is, saying em is bad is like saying big or pac are bad. If people don’t like that for whatever reason they can go eat a d***.

    My top five are
    eminem
    kanye
    ludacris
    Lil wayne
    ti

  220. lil E 88 April 30, 2011

    props to b.e.t for choosin em, over wayne, but how rick ross got on the list before jay z, cmon

  221. Breezy_B May 4, 2011

    i swear half you people are retarded

    you guys keep saying the same s*** as half the other people…have you not read like the 100 comments and read the answers to the questions….it would explain why certain people are not on this list…before you get one here and start babbling about some dumb s*** maybe you should read some other comments

    and as far as the list goes I aint even going to argue or voice an opinion because i dont want to hear people keep bithcin…just next time you post something maybe take a second and f::::in read some other comments and you would get your answer

    annoying as hell

  222. big gangsta May 7, 2011

    i love em n weezy they r so klose but to me weezy numba 1

    tha list should b
    1 lil wayne
    2 eminem
    3 t.i.
    4 ludacris
    5 snoop dawg
    6 nelly
    7 rick ross
    8 jeezy
    9 plies
    10 kanye

    drake is also good but too new n for a while (may b still does) lil wayne wrote his s*** for him but is uncomparable to my top 5

  223. AMC May 9, 2011

    The game should definately be on there

  224. ken July 1, 2011

    lil wayne is da best 4 me..
    wizzy got ol the skills,, but i appreciate eminem..
    =)

  225. Ofaliss July 1, 2011

    It’s only 5 top rappers in my opinion…

    1. Dylan
    2. Dylan
    3. Dylan
    4. Dylan and…
    5 Dylan

  226. Bob JOnes July 1, 2011

    The fact that some of you think Kayne should be #1 or even close is F**KIN WACK kayne is a bi*** and sucks at spittin iim wit big gangsta on this one with kayne at #10 and thats the highest he should ever be

  227. Tania July 10, 2011

    i can’t believe this list lil wayne #2 and where the hell is jay z and nas are you kidding me or what with crap
    how is drake on the list he only did one (not very successful album)
    who ever did this list should just stick pop music

  228. 12345nanananana July 30, 2011

    slim shady the legend!!

  229. brandon nyathi August 10, 2011

    jay-z isn’t 21st century neither is nas or outkast
    however the names on there make it a disgrace to what hip-hop music has become.
    kanye and eminem are the only ones i can say deserve there place there. T.I as well.
    thats it

  230. Zain August 16, 2011

    Am I the only one that thinks that Mos Def should be on the list?

  231. Clone August 26, 2011

    nah,n*****…yeezy(kanye west)shuld be no:1,nd jay.z shuld be on dat list…im sowi but hows da blind guy dat wrote that list?

  232. Clone August 26, 2011

    nah,n*****…yay(kanye west)shuld be no:1,nd jay.z shuld be on dat list…im sowi but hows da blind guy dat wrote that list?

  233. Hassan September 6, 2011

    Lil Wayne is above Kanye, JAY-Z ISNT EVEN ON THE LIST, Jadakiss and Young Jeezy make it at all??? what the f*** is BET thinking, 50 cent shouldnt even be on there, and even if included he definitely shouldnt be on top of rappers like TI and Luda. Out they fucken minds man what the f***. definitely not sure if drake deserves to be on there yet or at all. smfh man gimme some Mos Def and thats all i need, word for making Em number one though

  234. Hassan September 6, 2011

    nvrm 50 cent is a f****** joke, what i meant was i can see how he would be on there but i dont agree with him being on there AT ALL

  235. scott grubisich September 11, 2011

    purple drink? 50 50 50 ? 420? WTT? You watch

  236. the creator September 17, 2011

    why is wayne on the list

  237. dnice81 September 28, 2011

    no sublime, dont be racist a n****. EM deserve number 1, talented or success. dont get me wrong wezzy is da boss, but when it comes to consistency, EM all day baby!!!

  238. BEEcole September 28, 2011

    LIL WAYNE number 2?!?! Wow….he has the stupidest flows, and tries to be a “punk rockstar”.BET straight f***** up.

  239. Taper September 28, 2011

    Em has sold over 20 million more records than Wayne they are both dope and that’s why there one and two Lil Wayne red man method man game all say they can’t touch em. He slaughters dudes. Ten Grammy
    Come on. Top 5s good But the rest could be changed up

  240. Taper September 29, 2011

    1 em
    2 wayne
    3 kanye
    4 ti
    5 jeezy

  241. ebony September 29, 2011

    People pay attention! 21St century damn biggie n Pac r not rappers of 21st century dumb ass complaining people

  242. ebony September 29, 2011

    My top 10 of 21st century
    1.Lil Wayne
    2.Jayz
    3.50 Cent
    4.Eminem
    5.kanye west
    6.t i
    7.ludacris
    8.Young jeezy
    9.Drake
    10.Rick ross

  243. kingjames September 29, 2011

    rick ross? hes garbage..

  244. Philly Speedin Bullet September 29, 2011

    If they were having this debate last year Eminem wouldn’t be in the conversation because he hadn’t put anything out in a while and fans basically forgot about him… Howeverm, Em has the most talent and range of anyone on the list… unfortunately star power out weighs individual talent because someone like Fabolous has more talent than most on that list…

  245. cdm September 30, 2011

    Check yourself BET this is the real #1

  246. Marc October 1, 2011

    First off Drake easily could have been replaced with Fab, Eve or Game all of whom are far more skilled and have a more significant cultural impact (I mean he only had one album, jeeze!). Secondly the truth is no matter how skilled Eminem is (and he is skilled), he would not be where he was if he was black he’s said it on many occasions. Want proof? His style and skill level is almost identical to Royce da 5’9 and nobody really cares about him.

    Also the so called “cultural impact” of Drake means that Nicky Manaj, Wiz, Big Sean, Soulja ad a whole mess of other sup-par rappers should have been included
    Guys this suppose to be the BEST OF THE DECADE, not whose playing on the radio right now right

    • f***** idiot January 23, 2013

      skill level yea i agree. but Eminem made a completely unique style and sound of rap with his(mainly during SSLP, MMLP,eminem show era) he gains all my respect for the originality he brought to the game: a dark, hilarious and sarcastic rapper done in a way no one had seen yet..if he were black for sure hed be set a back a considerable amount in record sales, but he would still be more relevant than Royce da 5’9(not dissing on Royce, es sick check him out if you haven’t:P)

  247. skylor October 7, 2011

    WE WANT RAP ARTISTS NOT HIP HOP!!!
    MOST WACK LIST OTHER THAN 1,2,8,9,and 10

  248. Lili October 14, 2011

    I cannot believe Jayz was not apart of this…. what the heck?

  249. yvonne October 14, 2011

    wow seriously? my husband and i followed along and even did our own research as the show went on .. can someone tell me how the hell Rick Ross, jadakiss and young Jeezy made the list and Nelly didn’t ..

  250. WillMolloy October 14, 2011

    Everyone saying, ” no jay z? no nas?” they aren’t on it cause it’s based on the 21st century. If there solo album dropped before 1999 then they don’t qualify.

  251. Daly0518 October 14, 2011

    I’m from the WU days and most rap isnt even rap.

    They should have said what itr really is is that this was a list of the most popular

    Cus only the Game, Mano, T.I. Rick Ross & Jay Rock can really rap today

    Maybe I’m bias towards the ganster s*** but thats the way I feel.

  252. Mikey October 15, 2011

    Whatt? Lil Wayne is a fake thug/blood and 50 is a snitch and The Game is deffo Top 10.

  253. ComptonKid October 15, 2011

    Really? in the 50 vs Game beef 50 only released 1 song where as Game released loads (100 bars, 120 bars,300 bars) and Drake isnt that good, he’s more Hip Hop. The Game has to be Top 10, he got mad skill

    • f***** idiot January 23, 2013

      50 was probably caught up in the 50 other beefs he hadXD the guy made his f****** career like that(and with 1 good album)

  254. ComptonKid October 15, 2011

    My list:

    1. Eminem
    2. T.I
    3. Dr Dre
    4. The Game
    5. Jeezy

  255. Jack Meehoff October 15, 2011

    Where the f**** is Jay-z.. he is the greatest rapper all time

  256. VictorOG October 15, 2011

    1) Eminem
    2) Nas
    3) Lil’ Wayne
    4) Jay-z
    5) Kanye West
    6) Ludacris
    7) Common
    8) Busta Rhymes
    9) Drake
    10) Lupe Fiasco

    Cant believe they put rick ross, or jadakiss up there….

  257. G so propa October 16, 2011

    If its of the last 21st century they why is eminem on here? Eminems first album “infinite” was 1996 how come hes in here? :s Even slim shady LP was 1999

  258. zero hero11 October 16, 2011

    I dunno if anyone every thought about this but techinally eminem should be omitted along with jayz & nas because his 1st album came out in 95/96 and his EP 98 then his LP debut came out In 99.

  259. zero hero11 October 16, 2011

    50 cent released his debut 98/99

  260. Gooch October 16, 2011

    i think they mean the first like official studio album so fiddy should still count but eminem shouldnt

  261. Christian Masvikeni October 18, 2011

    Jay-Z Should Be In This List Cause He Is Better Than Jadakiss N T.I This List Is S***

  262. Early Earl October 18, 2011

    Eminem is a great artist BUT he dropped 3 consecutive extremely mediocre albums. Em’s last 3 albums over the last 5 years have been very forget-able. If any other artist on this list dropped 3 consecutive forget-able albums over a 5 year stretch, I guarantee the judging panel would not even consider them for the number one slot. There should be a “Sales along with Respect” category. Both Kanye and Wayne deserve to be higher then Em.

  263. T_Blaze October 22, 2011

    Whack 50 cent? If I or anyone else get 400 mil in one whop i can rap about b.s. too you know why because my pockets are thicker than most. How many years did it take Jay-Z to get that rich ?????? my point exactly. And who has a hotter debut album than get rich or die tryin? nobody! And these so called gangsta rappers are still window shopping lol

  264. Samm October 24, 2011

    This list sucks. Only like one artist out of those ten truly belongs on that list. Everyone else just raps about s*** and throws together words that rhyme with a nice beat. Somehow the failure of this list was not a surprise… Also if you care about whether a rapper is white or black.. You’re a dipshit.

  265. Otis K November 7, 2011

    I definitely do not agree with this list of Nas isn’t on this. You can say whatever you want about the other artist but to leave Nas out of this is ridiculous. Me, personally am not a big fan of Eminem but I do consider him as a great lyricist and does deserve to be on here but I’m surprised at being at top… I heavily disagree with Lil’ Wayne, 50 Cent, Young Jeezy, Jadakiss, and Rick Ross. I do like their music but there are better rappers that deserve this spot over them.

  266. Chowawawa November 8, 2011

    Drake? That dude croons and doesn’t rap! Officer Ross? Gimme a break! Can’t seem to find Busta Rhyme on the list … these dudes are jokers!!!!

  267. cody mumaw November 15, 2011

    Dude why is kanye number 3 i mean that should be jay z’s spot and i have no prob with Em being number he is the best rapper of the 21’st century

  268. meep November 25, 2011

    eminem, kanye, and TI are tied for first in my opinion (first tier in no order). Rick ross/lil wayne deserve 4th and 5th even though i hate them (second tier in no order). then 50, ludacris, drake, fabolous, young jeezy busta rhymes (third tier in no order).
    jay z isnt on the list because his first ablum was before 1999. that’s why tupac, biggie, dr dre, and ice cube arent the top four ;D
    Overall BET made a pretty good list; you can’t make everyone happy.

  269. keepit100 November 26, 2011

    Are you people serious!!!!! The list was 21st century ONLY!!!!!! If you are saying ANYTHING about ANYONE from the 90’s , you should be banned from the conversation. Now…. Top Ten : 1) Wayne. He dominated rap that decade from pure rap. Mixtapes , features, remixes.
    2) Kanye. He has been at the top since he started and was the most influential of the decade. Producing, style, crossover, albums. Definitely a better artist than Wayne, but not a better rapper. 3) 50 cent. Sold ridiculous records. Started successful label with good artist. Changed music back to street level. Not really a good rapper to me, but his presence out weigh his skills. Kinda fell off at end of decade. 4) t.I. my favorite. He is one of the only rapper with street credit AND skills. Hot albums, and hot singles. Versatile but still real. He could have been higher, but fell off not because of his music but prison time killing his presence. 5). Nelly. Country grammar did crazy numbers. Made some of the hottest songs of the decade. Put Midwest on the map. Even though he is more southern. Fell off towards the end of the decade. not really lyrical. so he drops down 6) ludacris. Most under appreciated in hip hop hands down. one of the most consistent artist. lyrical, funny, and made some hot songs. killed everybody remixes. sold records. should be higher but, like I said under rated. 7) young jeez. Had the streets on lock. Made the way for other artist like gucci mane, Rick Ross, to sell dopeboy/ hustling music to mainstream. not lyrical at all but he is one the realist to do it. has the most respect from the hood out of any main stream artist 8).

  270. keepit100 November 26, 2011

    8) the game. Revived west coast. Could have been the next big thing but record deal fell through with 50. Good albums. 9) fabulous. Been around for awhile. Always drop hot verses. Had a couple hot singles. Albums did pretty good in numbers. Lyrically he’s one of the best. Never really had the presence but still got respect 10 lupe fiasco. Best rapper out of the new school rappers. Lyrically better than everyone on this list. Food and liquor was a quiet classic. Most conscience rapper to go mainstream since Nas, Common and Kwali. Still got crossover appeal. Album did good, Grammy nominated. I took eminem out cause he wants out before 2000( which is when 21st century starts not 99) He was on biggie album and had two albums before 2000. Wayne almost didn’t make it either. Jadakiss didn’t have enough firepower this decade, Rick Ross is hot but not all decade over anyone here. Plus he kinda road off jeezy’s genre. Drake is the leader of the new school but he hasn’t done enough to be listed in the best if the decade.

  271. shabab December 18, 2011

    PITBULL SHOULD BE THERE

  272. POOKIE December 29, 2011

    OMG R U GUYS KIDDING ME it should go

    #1) Lil Wayne
    #2) Drake
    #3) Rick Ross
    #4)Kanye West
    #5) T.I.
    #6 )50 Cent
    #7)Ludacris
    #8)Young Jeezy
    #9)Jadakiss
    #10) Eminem

    There we go good and perfect

  273. Whaddup Yo February 7, 2012

    Eminem is not #1 just because of sales. He’s #1 because he has a best rhymes, rhythm, flow, everything. He spits better than anyone. Drake and Wayne and everyone over in Young Money Records have very little talent outside of making no sense in their raps.Expect to see Yelawolf turning up on one of these lists soon too.

  274. Lire B February 8, 2012

    1) Eminem
    2) Lil Wayne
    3) Jay Z
    4) Nelly – Has the Album sales to show for it, shock he wasn’t top 10
    5) 50 cent– classics
    6) Fabolous- Been relevant the whole decade, where is this guy????
    7) JadaKiss– also been relevant the whole decade
    8) Ludacris– He’s up about the right spot
    9)T.I– He could be higher but i still have him in top 10
    10) Young Jeezy– the king of crack rap… just made it
    just missed has to be Drake (to new) and Rick Ross, talent wise he is starting to step up his game, but he hasn’t put in as much work as the guys ahead of him…

  275. JigSaw February 10, 2012

    Just agree with the beginning of the list . 😀

  276. Jbone February 16, 2012

    Eminem is the best hands down listen to what he says who cares that his white def the best Lil Wayne shouldn’t be on the list or drake don’t forget he was the vergin on a high school drama show kayne needs to just stop rapping period he sucks Andre 3k should be on it Royce da 5 9 needs up there jay -z maybe hes not that great but maybe 10 50 cent not so much and it says the 21st century so that takes out tupac and biggie otherwise they’d be up there

  277. Young Rico AKA “Pimp juice” March 2, 2012

    seriously why is judakiss on this list but not jay z? also f*** b****** get money birdman shoulda made it too baby got money and sauce wings. U needa reconsida this cuz its b******* motha fucka! All these commenters leave too long of comments f*** that man just be real say ur dope rapper

  278. bobby March 29, 2012

    How they gonna put Yeezy at Number 3? You crazy!!!!

  279. ThatLatinoGuy April 20, 2012

    What the Fu*k is this?! Take ALL of them out, except for Eminem, Kanye, and Jeezy, and replace the others with CuDi, Wale, Dre, Nas, Common, Outkast, and Andre 3000, and THEN, we’ll talk.. smdh.. Rick Ross, though??

  280. David April 26, 2012

    To all you retards bitchin about why Pac and Biggey not being on here it clearly says best rappers of the 21st century the means sense 2000. They didnt even make it to the into this Century. Im not quite sure why jay – Z isnt on here but oh well. The #1 spot is 100% accurate in truth Lil wayne isn’t the same caliber as Eminem is. Yes he is good but he’s fake as hell lakes the ability to tell a story the only thing he has are metaphors and he raps about the same s*** himself, money, car, and b******. his best song to me was Either Mirrors actually had a message. Don’t b**** cause Em is white stop being Racist that’s some sad ass s*** foreal. N***** haven’t been actin any better than the racist white people hell they’re just as responsible if not more responsible for racism today as white people are grow the f*** up you babies, Big ups to B.E.T. for having the balls to put the best Artist in first place!

  281. Tooboy May 1, 2012

    This list is of rappers who began in the 21st century, i agree with this list

  282. dylan piccoli May 2, 2012

    idk about this… If Eminem is gonna be on there, he should be towards the bottom, like 6 or 7. Lil wayne has shown, and proved that he is the best rapper alive he should be at 1. I dont even think that 50 cent should be on there. and i think that drake should be higher than 7. like 3.

  283. Dopeboy#1 July 3, 2012

    yall are f***** up the only one who shouldnt be on this list is Drake, dont get me wrong Drakes a great mc im a fan but this is from 2000-2010 drake was only big for like 2 years when they did this i think one of the five that didnt make it shouldve been on there instead and Eminem deserves that number one spot he is the GOAT no one is better no one can f*** with him

  284. foleco July 20, 2012

    1 Lil Wayne
    2drake
    3 Eminem
    4 Ludacris
    5 Rick Ross
    6 T.I.
    7 Kanye west
    8 Young jeezy
    9 BOW WOW
    10 TAKUN J.

  285. fuckwayne em qnd 50 rule August 7, 2012

    LOL Wayne and ymcmb suck they r pop here’s how it should
    1 Eminem
    2 50 Cent
    3 Jay Z
    4 DMX
    5 Yelawolf
    6 Royce da 59
    7 G-Unit
    8 THE GAME
    9 Ludicris
    10 T.i

  286. Hello August 23, 2012

    This list… Is kind of embarrassing.
    Lil’ Wayne has been fairly… lackluster lately. He shits out records awfully fast.

    Should be like this:
    1. Kanye West
    2. Black Thought
    3. Eminem
    4. Jay Z
    5. Lupe Fiasco
    and the rest of the list filled with any one from Jedi Mind Tricks/Army of Pharaohs

  287. shabab September 1, 2012

    q

  288. shabab September 1, 2012

    qw

  289. Ethan T September 22, 2012

    Nelly ????????… the #2 selling artist of the decade behind eminem. Country grammar ride with me. classics. Still listening ten years later. There isn’t a single drake song that will be listened to even five years later.

  290. Deez October 25, 2012

    My Top 10
    1. Lil Wayne
    2. Eminem
    3. Kanye West
    4. Jay-Z
    5. Nas
    6. T.I
    7. Drake
    8. Young Jeezy
    9. Lupe Flasco
    10. Ludacris

    Em can’t be first no matter how many records he sold or how hard he goes, Blacks invented Rap so we can’t accept him as king. Besides Wayne is the Best.

  291. Benjoe December 27, 2012

    1) Eminem

    2) The Game

    3) Kanye West

    4) Jay Z

    5) T.I.

    6) Ludacris

    7) Snoop Dogg

    8 ) Young Jeezy

    9) Wiz Khalifa

    10) Rick Ross

  292. Cj February 20, 2013

    I’d say B.O.B could be on the list but in all honesty I think lil Wayne Needa be taken off

  293. dj slr July 3, 2013

    they refer only rappers come after 1999 so the list is kind of very right if you ask me

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