It has been intertwined in R&B music. It is nearly impossible to find an R&B song without a rap in it. However, in 2013 we watched how other magazines decided to celebrate it with top 100 lists and top 50 lists. Today, The Daily Brew is launching our 4 part issue of the top 40 greatest of all time rappers.
There were a lot of other worthy contenders that just didn't make the list. Some rappers made the list in a group because we felt like you couldn't put one before the other, except in one case. I felt a few made it big off the coattails of someone else and I put him one step above his former crew (40 and 39, also 26 and 11).
But the ones that did we felt had much more of an impact on the industry through longevity, record sales, trend setting, and setting and breaking records. I, Terrill "T$" Davis, am the main one behind these picks. If any wants to blast the Daily Brew about these picks, take it out on me. If you feel I wronged anyone or just plain left someone deserving out, let me know, leave a comment. Now sit back and view in part one 40-31.
The 8 Mile star has honed his skills in the arena as a battle rapper and sold his first cd from the trunk of his car and it made its way to Dr. Dre. And the rest is history.