Hip Hop Artists 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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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Travis Scott Owl Pharaoh Jacques Webster, better known by his stage name Travis Scott, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from Houston, Texas. In 2012, Scott signed to Epic Records before ...more

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
1519704292721 added Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP, The Slim Shady LP, The Eminem Show Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known by his stage name Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of the group D12, ...more

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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city, Section.80 Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, better known as Kendrick Lamar, is an American hip hop recording artist from Compton, California. In 2004, Lamar signed to Carson-based independent record label, Top ...more

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Bangtan Boys (BTS) is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
gemartellsff added Bangtan Boys (BTS) 2 Cool 4 Skool, DARK&WILD, SKOOL LUV AFFAIR SPECIAL ADDITION Bangtan Boys, also known as BTS, is a seven member South Korean boy group formed by Big Hit Entertainment. They debuted on June 13, 2013 with the song "No More Dream". They have won ...more

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Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Tyler, the Creator 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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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
1519704292721 added Snoop Dogg Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather, Tha Last Meal Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr, best known by his stage name Snoop Dogg, is an American recording artist and actor from Long Beach, California. His music career began in 1992, when he was discovered ...more

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Rap Monster is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
gemartellsff added Rap Monster Rap Monster is a member of the musical group BTS.

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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, better known by his stage name XXXTentacion, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Plantation, Florida, Onfroy spent most of his childhood in ...more

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ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
ASAP Rocky Long.Live.A$AP, Live. Love. ASAP, No Rest for the Wicked Rakim Mayers (born October 3, 1988), better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky (stylized as A$AP Rocky), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is a member of the hip ...more

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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Matt1345 added 50 Cent Get Rich or Die Tryin', Get Rich or Die Tryin' / The Massacre, Street King Immortal Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, singer, entrepreneur investor and actor from New York City. Born in the South Jamaica neighborhood of the ...more

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Suga is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
gemartellsff added Suga Min Yoon-gi (born March 9, 1993), better known by his stage names Suga and Agust D, is a South Korean rapper, songwriter and record producer. Managed under Big Hit Entertainment, he debuted as a ...more

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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Late Registration, The College Dropout Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, director, painter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella ...more

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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Matt1345 added Dr. Dre The Chronic, 2001, Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang / Let Me Ride Andre Romelle Young, known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American record producer, rapper and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. ...more

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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Chance The Rapper 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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J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
J. Cole Born Sinner, The Warm Up, Friday Night Lights Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist, songwriter and record producer from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Cole first received ...more

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Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
1519704292721 added Tech N9ne Everready, Anghellic, Absolute Power Aaron Dontez Yates, better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is an American rapper. In 1999, Yates and Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. He has sold over two million albums ...more

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Redman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
1519704292721 added Redman Muddy Waters, Whut? Thee Album, Doc's da Name 2000 Reginald "Reggie" Noble, better known by his stage name Redman, is an American MC, rapper, DJ, record producer and actor. He came to fame in the early 1990s as an artist on the Def Jam ...more

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Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Matt1345 added Yelawolf Trunk Muzik 0-60, Radioactive, Arena Rap EP Michael Wayne Atha, better known as Yelawolf, is an American hip hop recording artist from Gadsden, Alabama. He is currently signed to Shady Records, Interscope Records, and has since founded ...more

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Bad Meets Evil is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Matt1345 added Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel, Nuttin' to Do, Fast Lane Bad Meets Evil is an American hip hop duo consisting of rappers Royce da 5'9" and Eminem. Bad Meets Evil was formed in 1997 thanks to the duo's mutual friend, Proof. It was formed after ...more

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Matt1345 added Royce da 5'9" Rock City, Street Hop, Death Is Certain Ryan Daniel Montgomery, better known by his stage name Royce da 5'9", is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. He is best known for his longtime association with Eminem as well as his ...more

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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
1519704292721 added Ice Cube AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, The Predator, Death Certificate O'Shea Jackson, Sr., better known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later ...more

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Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers, O.N.I.F.C., Deal or No Deal Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by the stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper. He released his debut album, Show and Prove, in 2006, and signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2007. His ...more

The Best Rappers with Young in Their Names, Ranked

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Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
1519704292721 added Joyner Lucas Joyner Lucas is an American rapper from Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Ski Mask The Slump God 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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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Lil Uzi Vert Symere Woods (born July 31, 1994), known professionally as Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip hop recording artist. Based in Philadelphia, he gained recognition after releasing his debut single, ...more

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Logic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Logic Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, Young Sinatra (Undeniable), Young Sinatra Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, known by his stage name Logic, is an American rapper. He was born and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He has amassed a large Internet following and is a member of ...more

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Flatbush ZOMBiES is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
1519704292721 added Flatbush ZOMBiES Flatbush Zombies is an American hip hop group from the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York City, formed in 2010. The group is composed of rappers Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice and Erick ...more

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Rae Sremmurd is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
harveyw13 added Rae Sremmurd 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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J-Hope is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
gemartellsff added J-Hope Jung Hoseok, better known by his stage name, J-hope, is a South Korean rapper, singer, dancer, music composer, and songwriter. He is a member of the South Korean hip-hop boy band, Bangtan Boys, ...more

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Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
1519704292721 added Busta Rhymes When Disaster Strikes…, The Big Bang, The Coming Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American rapper, producer, and actor from Brooklyn. Chuck D of Public Enemy gave him the moniker Busta Rhymes, after ...more

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Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
1519704292721 added Ludacris 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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Eazy-E is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
1519704292721 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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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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Twista is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
1519704292721 added Twista Adrenaline Rush, Kamikaze, The Day After Carl Terrell Mitchell is a songwriter.

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Method Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
1519704292721 added Method Man 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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The Roots is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
1519704292721 added The Roots Things Fall Apart, Phrenology, MTV Unplugged The Roots are an American hip hop/neo soul band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. ...more

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
1519704292721 added Bone Thugs-N-Harmony E. 1999 Eternal, BTNHResurrection, The Art of War Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is an American hip hop group from Cleveland, Ohio. It consists of rappers Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-N-Bone. American West Coast rapper ...more

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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Post Malone 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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Juicy J is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
1519704292721 added Juicy J 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. He is a founding member of the Southern hip hop ...more

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Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Trippie Redd 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) 41 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
YBN Nahmir 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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G Herbo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
1519704292721 added G Herbo 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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Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Cardi B 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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Young Jeezy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
1519704292721 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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Lil Jon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
1519704292721 added Lil Jon Crunk Rock, Snap Yo Fingers, Madness (Remixes) Jonathan Smith, better known by his stage name Lil Jon, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and DJ. He was a member of the group Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz, which he ...more

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Underachievers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
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Lil Pump is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Lil Pump 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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PnB Rock is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
harveyw13 added PnB Rock Rakim Allen, better known by his stage name PnB Rock, is an American hip hop recording artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Drake is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
Drake 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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Megan Thee Stallion is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked
1519704292721 added Megan Thee Stallion make it hot Megan Thee Stallion (born February 15, 1995) is an American hip-hop recording artist who is recognized for the singles "No Heart Remake," "Cypher Verse," and ...more