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Best Mainstream Rappers (Pop Rappers)

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For the better part of the 21st century, mainstream rap music has dominated the airwaves. Wherever you'd go, it's likely that this version of radio friendly hip hop would be blaring on speakers in your supermarket, hair stylist's shop or even your doctor's office. Mainstream hip hop is almost unavoidable, and that's not the worst thing in the world. All of the best top-40 rappers have achieved some type of underground success before their ascent to the pop rap world. Many of these rappers have become entrenched in the minds of casual fans of the genre, cementing their status as pop rappers. Of course, that's what happens when your song is known in urban centers and by suburban teenagers.

So, that said, who are the best mainstream rappers? The artists on this list must have some type of success on top-40 radio, or else there's no point for them to be on this list. The best pop rappers should have at least a few hits to their name. Some of the best top-40 rappers include Nelly, the Black Eyed Peas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. There will naturally be mainstream pop rappers who people despise. That comes with the territory, as Iggy Azaela can attest in her controversial 2014. She shot to the top of the charts, but her presence was the subject of scorn from many underground rappers and other mainstream rappers.

All things considered, it's up to you to determine who can truly be considered the best pop rappers. While pop rap has become more popular and prominent, there isn't a definitive answer to who is really the best radio rapper. This list answers the questions "who are the best pop rap bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest pop rap musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular pop rap bands that you might've heard of. (40 items)

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    The Marshall Mathers LP, The Slim Shady LP, The Eminem Show

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    Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather, Tha Last Meal

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    Take Care, Nothing Was the Same, Thank Me Later

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    Watch the Throne, The Black Album, Reasonable Doubt

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    My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Late Registration, The College Dropout ...

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    Tha Carter III, Tha Carter II, Tha Carter

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    Rolling Papers, O.N.I.F.C., Deal or No Deal

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    Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Starships

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    All Eyez on Me, Me Against the World, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day ...

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    Rappa Ternt Sanga, Epiphany, Revolver

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    B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, Beez in the Trap, T.R.U. REALigion

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    Wild Ones, Low, Mail on Sunday

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    Big Willie Style, Gettin' Jiggy Wit It, Miami

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    Monkey Business, The E•N•D, My Humps

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    Stay Trippy, Chronicles of the Juice Man: Underground Album, The Southern ...

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    Nellyville, Country Grammar, Sweat

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    willpower, Must B 21, Songs About Girls

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    Give Me Everything, M.I.A.M.I, Mr. Worldwide

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    He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper, Homebase

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    Radio, Mama Said Knock You Out, Mr. Smith

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    Jealous One's Envy, Represent, Don Cartagena

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    Trunk Muzik 0-60, Radioactive, Arena Rap EP

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    Crunk Rock, Snap Yo Fingers, Madness (Remixes)

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    Intoxication, Hot Shot, Lucky Day

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    No Way Out, Victory, Been Around the World

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    Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em, Let’s Get It Started, Too Legit to Quit

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    Konvicted, Trouble, Mama Africa

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    Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, The Inspiration, The Recession

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    The Dutchess, Big Girls Don't Cry, A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All ...

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    Work, Glory, Change Your Life EP

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    Tomorrow, Love Like This, Sean Kingston

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    Harlem World, Double Up, Top of the World

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    Cuban Link, The DeAndre Way, iSouljaBoyTellEm

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    Hard to Swallow, To the Extreme, Ice Ice Baby

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    Face Off, New Jack City II, Wanted

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    Swan Songs B-Sides EP, Swan Songs, Notes from the Underground

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    Whoomp! (There It Is), The Best of Tag Team, Whoomp! The Album

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    Down for Life, Laffy Taffy

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