Music Genres
And Their Influence



Top Rappers of All Time

Based on a personal system of ranking

  1. Tupac
  2. J. Cole
  3. Kendrick Lamar
  4. Kanye West

Tupac Amaru Shakur

Tupac is the greatest rapper of all time because of his impact on the genre and world. Tupac was a figure head when rap was in its height in the 90s. He rapped with importance, with songs like Dear Mama, Changes, and Brenda's Got A Baby. Not only did he play a tremendous roll in rap, he also advocated for the black community and was heavily influenced by his mother, a member of the Black Panther Party.

Tupac Amaru Shakur

Top Albums

  1. The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory
  2. All Eyez on Me
  3. Me Against The World
  4. 2Pacalypse Now
  5. Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
  6. Still I Rise (with Outlaws)
  7. Thug Life, Vol. 1 (with Thug Life)
  8. R U Still Down? (Remember Me)
  9. Loyal to the Game
  10. Better Dayz
  11. Until the End of Time
  12. Pac's Life
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory

Top Songs

  1. Dear Mama
  2. Keep Ya Head Up
  3. Changes
  4. Hail Mary
  5. California Love
  6. Brenda's Got A Baby
  7. Ghetto Gospel
  8. Do For Love
  9. How Do You Want It
  10. Hit Em Up

Jermaine Lamarr Cole

Jermaine Lamarr Cole is rapper, producer, and record executive. He was born on a military base in Germany and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, J. Cole initially gained recognition as a rapper following the release of his debut mixtape, The Come Up, in early 2007. J. Cole is my favorite current rapper because he raps with meaning and he tries to give back to his community. A good example of this is the 4 Your Eyez Only documentary on HBO. However, i dont think he is at all close to Tupac's level of fame and importance.

J. Cole

Top Projects

  1. 2014 Forest Hills Drive
  2. KOD
  3. Friday Night Lights
  4. 4 Your Eyez Only
  5. Born Sinner
  6. Cole World: The Sideline Story
  7. The Warm Up
  8. The Come Up
2014 Forest Hills Drive

Top Songs

  1. No Role Modelz
  2. Work Out
  3. Love Yourz
  4. Middle Child
  5. 4 Your Eyez Only
  6. Brackets
  7. Wet Dreams
  8. Kevin's Heart
  9. Villuminati
  10. Crooked Smile
Kenrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar has had a very similar impact as J. Cole, however it has not lasted as long. Kendrick Lamar has, arguably, more meaning behind his raps and overall projects. But, he is under J. Cole because of his longevity.

Kanye West

Kanye West

Kanye West is fourth only because of the impact he has had on music as a whole. I am personally not a fan of Kanye, but he has incredible influence in rap and more importantly producing.