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Finally, a definitive list of the best rappers of all time, ranked by fans all over the world. From the early '80s to present day, this list counts down rap's best lyricists and game changers in history. Lil' Wayne, Method Man, Jay-Z, Eminem, Andre 3000, and T.I are among the artists that appear on this amazing countdown. Rappers from all cities, both genders, and all races are all vying to be crowned the greatest rapper ever.

What makes a rapper great? There are a number of differing definitions and philosophies. Rapper J. Cole (who finds himself on the Ultimate List below) cites consistency as the most important attribute, and says it's important to look both for the big humorous "punch" lines as well as the underlying message of the rapper's songs. Nas (another MC featured on the list) focuses as well on the meaning of the songs, as well as the scale and ambition of the rapper's narratives and storytelling. (He has also gone on the record as saying that there is no such thing as the "best rapper" or "Greatest of All Time" - often abbreviated as G.O.A.T.)

Numerous different skills and attributes all must come together to make a truly legendary MC. Obviously, a rapper must display a sense of rhythm and an ability to compliment the beat in unpredictable and exciting ways. A gift for lyricism and vocabulary is similarly essential - you can have the flow of the century, but if the words don't come together to tell a compelling story or present a unique point of view, it's still not going to translate into a great hip-hop song. But of course there's also an intangible element that elevates some rappers into the ranks of the greatest of all time. Who are these rappers who stand heads above the competition? You tell us, by voting for your favorites below or making your own list of Top Rappers.
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André 3000

Dr. Dre

Eminem

Ice Cube

Jay-Z

Nas

Rakim

Snoop Dogg

The Notorious B.I.G.

Tupac Shakur


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<![CDATA[What US Cities Would be more attractive w/ fully legal Weed?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/what-us-cities-would-become-more-atrative-with-legal-weed-/kaylive
frist off were talking about rerational weed here. a lot of these places have medical.

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Manchester

Memphis

Miami

Milwaukee

Minneapolis

Mobile

Nashville

New Orleans

New York City

Tulsa


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<![CDATA[The Best Black Sitcoms]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-black-sitcoms/ranker-tv
List of the best black sitcoms, past and current. Viewers love these top African-American comedy series for many reasons: either they portray life in the black community, they have interesting or eccentric characters, or they’re just downright funny. Although there have been good black sitcoms and not-so-good black sitcoms, these are some of the best African-American comedy shows you can watch, old or new.

The best black sitcoms on TV today are descended from an interesting heritage. The first black sitcom-type program, Amos ‘n’ Andy, began its run in 1950, but it inspired controversy -- protests against it claimed that it portrayed blacks in an unfavorable, lower-class light. Black sitcoms began to come into their own with Sanford and Son, which many critics believe readied the general public to receive The Cosby Show. A far cry from Amos ‘n’ Andy, The Cosby Show featured black characters who were educated and intelligent, earning it a spot as one of the best African-American comedy shows.

Of course, some of the best black sitcoms have faded in popularity with age. Remember Will Smith in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air? Although the Fresh Prince no longer holds a prime time spot, he’s still one of the funniest black characters on the list of the best black sitcoms. Other unforgettable African-American characters that earn their shows a place on the list of best African-American sitcoms include Martin Payne (Martin) played by comedian Martin Lawrence, Weezie (The Jeffersons), and Arnold Jackson (Diff’rent Strokes).

With many black sitcoms to choose from today, viewers shouldn’t be at a loss for great African-American comedy shows. Black sitcoms may have changed over the years, but the best black comedy shows will continue to be enjoyed for years to come.

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A Different World

Everybody Hates Chris

Good Times

Martin

My Wife and Kids

Sanford and Son

The Bernie Mac Show

The Cosby Show

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air

The Jeffersons


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<![CDATA[The TV Shows with the Best Writing]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-written-tv-shows
What are the best written TV shows of all time? The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and TV Guide recently compiled its list of the 101 Best Written TV Shows ever, and the results left things wide open for debate. So, do you agree with the choices? Was there a show left off? Vote for the TV programs that you believe featured the strongest writing. Add any shows that you believe deserve votes, and of course, feel free to re-rank this list of TV series with the greatest writing in any order you choose.

Many of the television shows listed here are considered among the best TV shows of recent memory, and with good reason: They are wonderfully scripted, featuring diverse characters and compelling storylines that made us want to keep watching, week after week. They are excellent dramas, outstanding comedies and awesome science fiction TV shows. Some of the programs here are older, but they were considered by many to be groundbreaking.

What should be the number one best written TV show ever? Certainly outstanding shows like 'The Sopranos,' 'Mad Men' and 'Breaking Bad' could be considered. They are, after all, some of the greatest TV dramas of all time.
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Arrested Development

Cheers

Monty Python's Flying Circus

M*A*S*H

Seinfeld

The Simpsons

The Sopranos

The Twilight Zone

Breaking Bad

Game of Thrones


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<![CDATA[The Greatest Sitcoms in Television History]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-sitcoms-in-television-history
Best sitcoms ever to air on television includes some of the greatest sitcoms of all time as ranked by fans of TV. What's the best sitcom of all time? This list includes the best and most funny all-time sitcoms and funny TV shows. Anyone can vote on this list of funny sitcoms, making it a definitive representation of the Ranker community's sit-com tastes. Many people think that Friends is the best sitcome ever, while others would nominate Seinfeld or Family Matters. You can  add your own ranking of shows to nominate your favorites.

A sitcom (or situational comedy) is loosely defined as "a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life". What are the greatest sitcoms ever? You can decide for yourself what fits that term and rank as you see fit, adding what you see missing!
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Cheers

Everybody Loves Raymond

Friends

I Love Lucy

M*A*S*H

Scrubs

Seinfeld

That '70s Show

The Big Bang Theory

The Simpsons


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<![CDATA[TV Shows That Should Be Canceled]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/shows-that-should-be-canceled
The worst TV shows on the air, that deserve cancellation after this current season. Though reality TV is often singled out as the trashiest current options on television, numerous shows from a variety of genres have made the cut on this collection of failed entertainment products. Competition to get on the television remains intense, but has lessened over the years, as extensive cable packages and streaming options have exploded the number of new TV series being produced. Of course, this opened up opportunities for stations like AMC and FX to experiment with exciting new programming, but also allows for innumerable bad knock-offs, stupid reality competitions and painfully unfunny comedies.

Basic cable channels, particularly MTV and Bravo, seem to be singled out on the list a bit, with entries like "Jersey Shore," "The Pauly D Project," "16 and Pregnant" and the "Real Housewives..." series taking up a number of the top spots. The list also includes a number of once-beloved shows that are seen as "past their prime" or overdue for cancellation, such as NBC's venerable mockumentary-sitcom "The Office," the Charlie Sheen-less "Two and a Half Men" and Showtime's pot dramedy "Weeds."
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The Bachelor

The Real Housewives of Orange County

Keeping Up with the Kardashians

The Real Housewives of New York City

The Real Housewives of New Jersey

16 and Pregnant

The Real Housewives of Atlanta

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

Jerseylicious

La La's Full Court Life


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<![CDATA[The Best Current Procedural Dramas]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-current-procedural-dramas/ranker-tv
List of top procedural dramas currently on-air. Television dramas fall into two categories: procedural and serial. Dramatic series in the procedural genre often have one new plot line every week, as opposed to a serial, shows with a continuing story arc or plot. Procedurals often follow a "case-of-the-week" formula, which makes the story easy for television viewers to follow. A number of procedural programs have been included in the greatest TV dramas of all time. This list includes both serial cop dramas and serial legal dramas, as well as long-running procedurals.

One of the most successful procedural drama franchises is CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which premiered in 2000 and has launched two popular spin-offs CSI: NY and CSI: Miami. Current procedural dramas feature a dynamic and memorable lead character with a quirky personality, from mystery novelist Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion), to forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan (Emily Deschanel). Ensemble casts are also common in any drama procedural, especially in most-watched shows set around a law enforcement agency, medical facility, or courtroom. The predictable format of such highly-rated programs also makes it easy to air as re-runs because viewers often don't have to follow a certain order or have seen previous episodes. What is the best current procedural drama? Use the list below to vote for the top dramatic procedural that is currently on-air, and if your favorite show isn't included, make sure to add to the list so that other viewers can become fans, too!
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bones

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

NCIS

Supernatural

NCIS: Los Angeles

Hawaii Five-0

Castle

Grimm

Elementary

Hannibal


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<![CDATA[The Best Musical Movies of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-20-best-musical-movies-of-all-time
The best musical movies of all time, ranked by fans and critics. This list include both the best original musical movies and those adapted from stage musicals and other materials. Musical films have a long tradition in cinema, dating back to the 1930s, when musical soundtracks were played alongside otherwise silent pictures. Since the 1950s and 60s, popular movie musicals such as Singin' in the Rain, Mary Poppins, and The Sound of Music have been favorites of children and adults alike.
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Beauty and the Beast

Grease

Mary Poppins

My Fair Lady

Singin' in the Rain

The Lion King

The Sound of Music

The Wizard of Oz

West Side Story

Les Misérables


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<![CDATA[The Best Places to Eat When You're Hungover]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-restaurants-for-a-hangover/randy-thomas

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Denny's
Hot food!!

IHOP
#1 place to eat freshly cooked food and they never bother you if you fall asleep...

Jack in the Box
Things can get dicey if you fall asleep in the drive through line, since most close the dinning areas at 10:00 p.m.

Waffle House
Not my favorite place, but it is open....Waffle House tends to attract the worst of drunk people....

Whataburger
Usually the inside is open depending on the location, since all stay open 24 hours

White Castle
drive thru can be dicey, if you fall asleep, and there always seems to be police officers around...


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<![CDATA[The Best Movie Theater Snacks]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/your-favorite-movie-snacks
List of the best movie theater snacks, ranked by movie-watchers, snack-lovers, and people like you. "Let's All Go To The Lobby, Let's All Go To The Lobby, Let's All Go to The Lobbeeeee To Get Ourselves A Snack!" We all have our favorite munchies that we enjoy while watching movies.

What are the best mopvie snacks? This list includes the most popular movie theater candy as well as salty snacks, drinks, and frozen snacks - all types of movie theater food. What do you eat as you watch movies?
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Coca-Cola

Gummy bear

Popcorn

ICEE

Swedish Fish

Soft Pretzels

Sour Patch Kids

Milk Duds

M&Ms

Red Vines


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