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Published on January 8th, 2019 | by Lydia Brooks

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40 Greatest Hip-Hop Artists Of All-Time (part 2)

  1. A$AP Rocky

A$AP Rocky is one of hip-hop’s youngest talents who can prove to be worthy of longevity in the music industry, a cut-throat business. With extremely fickle hip-hop fans, he still firmly remains a relevant figure in the realm of hip-hop. First coming on the stage with his Love. Live. A$AP., he instantly gained a youthful following which has stuck with him through thick and thin.

During his hip-hop career, A$AP Rocky and the A$AP Mob were a troublesome group who couldn’t be controlled. However, these days, Rocky, like the other multifaceted groups, has found his individual lanes and become a fashion influencer. Rocky still has many things to prove in his career and we are waiting to see what he brings next.

  1. Talib Kweli

Talib Kweli is a true underground king in the hip-hop world and a true rapper of rapper. Although Jay Z is arguably considered the greatest rapper of our time, he has stated in his song that he wished he was able to rap like Talib. Kweli has become an activist in his own through the years.

If you are unfamiliar with this rapper, listen to his 1998 album Black Star and his 2004 offering The Beautiful Struggle to gain perspective of his lyrical ability and complex content and understand that he’s truly a master.

  1. GZA

Thinking of the Wu-Tang Clan,  (or The Genius) is often the first name people mention out and there’s a reason for that. While the Wu-Tang Clan has so much talent for a single hip-hop group, it’s easy to overlook another name. However, GZA’s Liquid Swords album has set him in a league of his own due to his individual projects within the group that isn’t easy with the lyricists such as Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, and Method Man who can destroy you with their verses.

Recently, GZA teamed up with an educational group to promote science via hip-hop.

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