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Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked  

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Sounding good on stage is one thing, but putting on the greatest live show is another—and there's quite a few rappers who offer the best of both worlds. While there's always room for debate, as well as biased opinions, we can all agree some hip hop artists know how to put on a show. Without much room for argument, Kanye West has long been considered one of the greatest rap performers of his time, with Kendrick Lamar high up on that list as well. However, in a world where new and young rappers pop up every day and really make a name for themselves, there's plenty other rappers with good live shows.

You don't want only a good show, though; you want to hear the rappers with the best live shows out—including artists both old and new. From established artists to the famed SoundCloud rappers, some rappers just have "it". So, who are the best rappers to see live? Some might say Travis Scott, while others are quick to argue that. Well, now you all have the opportunity to cast your vote for the best live performing rappers—right here, right now. 

Check out the list of rappers below and vote up the ones you think deserve the top spots for best concerts, whether they know how to hype up a crowd, sound great on stage, or even better, do both. See someone missing? Feel free to add them to the list. 

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Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne, better known by his stage name Ski Mask the Slump God (or simply Ski Mask), is an American rapper from Broward County, Florida.
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Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Goblin, Bastard, Wolf
Tyler Gregory Okonma, better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper and record producer from California. Born in Ladera Heights, he rose to prominence as the leader ...more
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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Acid Rap, Confident, Songs from Scratch: Paranoia
Chancelor Bennett, better known by his stage name Chance the Rapper, is an American hip hop recording artist from the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, he began to gain major ...more
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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist. He first gained major recognition in ...more
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Rae Sremmurd is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
harveyw13 added No Flex Zone!
Rae Sremmurd is an American hip hop duo, composed of two brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy from Atlanta, Georgia. They are perhaps best known for their single "No Type", which charted ...more
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Eazy-E is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
johnstonismyname added Eazy-E Eazy-Duz-It, It’s On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa, Eternal E
Eric Lynn Wright, better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. Wright is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta ...more
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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Léa M Blanchet added Tha Carter III, Tha Carter II, Tha Carter
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur from New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash ...more
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ASAP Ferg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Chemiker added ASAP Ferg Trap Lord, Work, Shabba
Darold Ferguson, Jr., better known by his stage name ASAP Ferg, is an American hip hop recording artist from New York City's Harlem neighborhood. He is a member of the hip hop collective ASAP ...more
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Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
johnstonismyname added Theater of the Mind, Word of Mouf, Back For the First Time
Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and actor. Along with his manager, Chaka Zulu, Ludacris is the ...more
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Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Michael White IV (born June 18, 1999), known professionally as Trippie Redd, is an American rapper and singer. He is best known for his songs "Love Scars", "Dark Knight
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YBN Nahmir is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Nick Simmons (born December 18, 1999), known professionally as YBN Nahmir, is an American rapper from Birmingham, Alabama. He is best known for his single "Rubbin Off the Paint", which ...more
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Drake is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Take Care, Nothing Was the Same, Thank Me Later
Aubrey Drake Graham, who records under the mononym Drake, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. He was born in Toronto, Ontario. He first garnered recognition for his role as Jimmy Brooks ...more
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Method Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
johnstonismyname added Tical, 4:21... The Day After, The Riddler
Clifford Smith, better known by the stage name Method Man, is an American rapper, record producer, and actor. He took his stage name from the 1979 film Method Man. He is perhaps best known as a ...more
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Twista is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
johnstonismyname added Adrenaline Rush, Kamikaze, The Day After
Carl Terrell Mitchell is a songwriter.
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Kim Heechul is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Léa M Blanchet added
Kim Hee-chul (born July 10, 1983), better known by the mononym Heechul, is a South Korean singer, songwriter and presenter. He is a member of South Korean boy group Super Junior and has further ...more
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Lil Pump is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Gazzy Garcia (born August 17, 2000), known professionally as Lil Pump, is an American rapper and songwriter. He began uploading songs to music sharing website SoundCloud in 2016, gaining almost ...more
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Juicy J is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
johnstonismyname added Stay Trippy, Chronicles of the Juice Man: Underground Album, The Southern Dynasty
Jordan Michael Houston, better known by his stage name Juicy J, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Memphis, Tennessee. In 2011, Juicy J announced that he was a part-owner ...more
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Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Lil Skies (born August 4, 1998) is a rapper from Pennsylvania who is best known for singles "Signs of Jealousy" and "Change Ya Life." In 2017, he signed a recording contract ...more
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Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Belcalis Almanzar (born October 11, 1992), known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and media personality. Born and raised in The Bronx, New York, she first ...more
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Famous Dex is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Famous Dex (born September 6, 1993) is a Chicago rapper known for his songs "Try Me (Remix)" and "Bottle After Bottle." He followed his debut mixtape release Never Seen It ...more
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Young Jeezy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
johnstonismyname added Young Jeezy Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101, The Inspiration, The Recession
Jay Wayne Jenkins, better known by his stage name Young Jeezy or simply Jeezy, is an American hip hop recording artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He is the de facto leader of Southern hip hop group ...more
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Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Nostalgic 64
Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Raised in Carol City, Florida, Curry started rapping while in sixth grade and began working on his ...more
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G Herbo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
johnstonismyname added
Herbert Wright III, better known by his stage name G Herbo (formerly known as Lil Herb) is an American rapper and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois.
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Eunhyuk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Léa M Blanchet added Oppa, Oppa, I Wanna Dance
Lee Hyuk-jae, better known by his stage name Eunhyuk, is a South Korean singer-songwriter, dancer and actor. He is a member of the K-pop boy band Super Junior and their subgroups, Super Junior-T ...more
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Lil Peep is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Gustav Åhr, known by his stage name Lil Peep, is an American rapper and singer. He was cited as one of the primary artists responsible for the post-emo revival with his style of hip hop ...more