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Best Rapper of Every Year (1980-2019)

This is a list of the best rapper from every year, in order from 1979 to 2019 (so that's 40 years). Each rapper is matched up with a year, and in that year they were the sole rapper who was arguably the "king of rap," or, in Nicki Minaj's case, the "queen of rap." I tried to have it so that there were no repeats of rappers, even though if this were 100% accurate there would be (Eminem would be king in 2002, Kendrick in 2017, 2Pac in 1995). Hopefully you agree with many of these choices, there is logic to back up every single one of them. And yes, arguably 2 Chainz has made the biggest impact this year out of any rapper. So far, he's put out the best mainstream hip-hop album of the year, and also managed to land features with artists like Ariana Grande and Lil Wayne. Plus, his song "Money in the Way" has the best beat of the year so far. It is possible 2 Chainz aka Tity Boi will not be the king of 2019 by the end of the year, but we will see.
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Grandmaster Caz
Grandmaster Caz
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Kurtis Blow
Kurtis Blow
3
Kool Moe Dee
Kool Moe Dee
4
Melle Mel
Melle Mel
5
Run
Run
6
DMC
DMC
7
LL Cool J
LL Cool J
8
KRS-One
KRS-One
9
Rakim
Rakim
10
Chuck D
Chuck D
11
Big Daddy Kane
Big Daddy Kane
12
Ice Cube
Ice Cube
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13
Q-Tip
Q-Tip
14
Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre
15
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg
16
Nas
Nas
17
Prodigy
Prodigy
18
2Pac
2Pac
19
The Notorious B.I.G.
The Notorious B.I.G.
20
DMX
DMX
21
Mos Def
Mos Def
22
Eminem
Eminem
23
Jay-Z
Jay-Z
24
Pusha T
Pusha T
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25
50 Cent
50 Cent
26
Jadakiss
Jadakiss
27
The Game
The Game
28
T.I.
T.I.
29
Andre 3000
Andre 3000
30
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne
31
Gucci Mane
Gucci Mane
32
Kanye West
Kanye West
33
Drake
Drake
34
J. Cole
J. Cole
35
Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj
36
Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar
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37
Chance the Rapper
Chance the Rapper
38
Tyler, the Creator
Tyler, the Creator
39
Travis Scott
Travis Scott
40
2 Chainz
2 Chainz
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