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Radio Facts: The Undeniable 10 Best Rappers of All Time

Written by KevRoss - November 14, 2012 - Top 10 Features URBAN


LL Cool J

10 Best Rappers: Ladies Love Cool James! Just based on pure longevity LL Cool J should be mentioned in the top 10 rappers of all time. He is battled tested, has at least two classic albums in “Bigger and Deffer” and “Mama Said Knock You Out,” and he is one of the first rappers to really do a love ballad. With over 25 years in the game, there aren’t many to do it better than James Todd Smith.  In the here today, gone today world of Hip Hop, LL Cool J is still that dude. In the era where many rappers, rap about how hard they are, LL Cool J just gave a serious ass whoppin’ to an intruder in his house.  That really has nothing to do with him as an emcee, but once again, the Queens native has every right to say, “I’m Bad.”




  1. j rap

    Same ole same old school east coast bias. Its all a matter of opinion. Ask people from the south and the list would be totally different. Even the your east coast fans would have a different list.

    • Hassahn

      Its funny your say that. Actually a panel chose these rappers. The panel consisted of a DJ from North Carolina. A Texas based Hip Hop magazine owner. A Chicago producer. A St. Louis female fan of hip-hop, An Australian rapper, A Chicago based freelance music writer, a West Coast radio personality, and a female R&B songwriter from the Bay. We started with a list of 50 rappers and narrowed it down from there.

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