Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Complex Ranks Best Rapper Alive For Every Year Since 1979

Like just about everything else in these parts, rap operates on the Georgian Calendar.
So if an emcee is going to go on a great 365 day run it’s better to come between January and December than between July and June.
On that note, Complex has just rated the Best Rapper Alive for every year since 1979
They explain exactly what that means:
It’s still important to consider that the Best Rapper Alive debate is different from the GOAT conversation. Being the BRA doesn’t mean you’re the biggest or the most successful; it just means you’re the Best at one particular moment.
The list is below, and you can check their explanations here.

1979: Grandmaster Caz
1980: Kurtis Blow
1981: Kool Moe Dee
1982: Melle Mel
1983: Run
1984: Run
1985: LL Cool J
1986: KRS-One
1987: Rakim
1988: Slick Rick
1989: Big Daddy Kane
1990: Ice Cube
1991: Q-Tip
1992: Redman
1993: Snoop Dogg
1994: Nas
1995: The Notorious B.I.G.
1996: 2Pac
1997: The Notorious B.I.G.
1998: DMX
1999: Jay Z
2000: Eminem
2001: Jay Z
2002: Eminem
2003: 50 Cent
2004: T.I.
2005: Jeezy
2006: Lil’ Wayne
2007: Kanye West
2008: Lil’ Wayne
2009: Jay Z
2010: Kanye West
2011: Drake
2012: Drake
2013: Kendrick Lamar
2014: Nicki Minaj
2015: Drake
Five rappers, Run, The Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, Lil Wayne and Kanye West, grab two years.
Two rappers, Jay Z and Drake, have three years.
What do you think about the list?

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