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The Worst Rappers of All Time  

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List Rules Only famous rappers and hip hop artists

Featuring SoundCloud rappers who went mainstream to YouTubers who also rap (sort of), this is the definitive list of the worst rappers of all time. For every decent, innovative rapper out there, there are several copycat artists that bring nothing to the table. Below, you'll find who many feel are the worst of the worst in the genre. Sure, these best of and worst of lists are subjective, but plenty of us can agree on who the wack rappers are. What some feel is the bottom of the barrel, you might think is pretty great. On the other hand, rappers like Vanilla Ice, Marky Mark, and The Insane Clown Posse have been, for the most part, universally panned over the years. Sales have nothing to do with it either. While researching this list we’ve discovered there are some million-selling artists like Iggy Azalea, Drake and Nikki Minaj that are pretty polarizing among hip hop aficionados.

We need your input. Who, to you, is the worst rapper out there? Take a look at the list of bad rappers below and cast your votes accordingly.

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Soulja Boy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
Cuban Link, The DeAndre Way, iSouljaBoyTellEm
DeAndre Cortez Way, better known by his stage name Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. In September 2007, his single ...more
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Iggy Azalea is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
Work, Glory, Change Your Life EP
Amethyst Amelia Kelly, known professionally as Iggy Azalea (born 7 June 1990), is an Australian rapper. Born in Sydney and raised in Mullumbimby, she moved to the United States at the age of ...more
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Pitbull is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
Give Me Everything, M.I.A.M.I, Mr. Worldwide
Armando Christian Pérez, better known by his stage name Pitbull, is an American rapper from Miami, Florida. His first recorded mainstream performance was on a solo track from Lil Jon's ...more
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Insane Clown Posse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
A Carnival Christmas, The Wraith: Shangri-La, The Wraith: Hell's Pit
Insane Clown Posse is an American hip hop duo from Detroit, Michigan. The group is composed of Joseph Bruce and Joseph Utsler, who perform under the respective personas of the "wicked ...more
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Nick Cannon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
Nick Cannon, Can I Live?, Gigolo
Nicholas Scott "Nick" Cannon is an American actor, rapper, entrepreneur, record producer, and radio and television personality. On television, Cannon began as a teenager on All That ...more
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Birdman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
Birdman, Fast Money, Like Father
Bryan Williams, known by his stage name Birdman or Baby, is an American rapper, record producer and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of Cash Money Records and one half of the duo Big Tymers. ...more
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Unkle Adams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
JohnCena1 added Humble Beginnings, Pulse, Planting Seeds
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Matty B is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
FuckYou-1 added Courageous LP, Simple but Effective
Matthew Barrett, also known by the stage name Matty B, is a YouTuber (MattyBRaps) with over 12 million subscribers.
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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Starships
Onika Tanya Maraj, better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian rapper, singer and songwriter. Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York, ...more
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Kevin Federline is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
Playing with Fire
Kevin Earl Federline is an American dancer, rapper, fashion model, and actor. His career began as a backup dancer; he later became known for a high-profile two-year marriage to American ...more
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Lil Debbie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
Jordan Capozzi (born February 2, 1990), better known by her stage name Lil Debbie, is an American rapper, model and fashion designer. She is best known as being part of the now-defunct group The ...more
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Bow Wow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
Face Off, New Jack City II, Wanted
Shad Gregory Moss, better known by his stage name Bow Wow, is an American rapper, actor and television host. As Lil' Bow Wow, he released his first album, Beware of Dog in 2000 at age 13, which ...more
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V-Nasty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
BAYTL
Vanessa Renee Reece, better known by her stage name V-Nasty, is an American rapper from Oakland, California. She is best known for being part of the group White Girl Mob with Kreayshawn and Lil ...more
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Tyga is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
No Introduction, Well Done 3, Hotel California
Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson, known by his stage name Tyga, is an American rapper from Gardena, California. In 2011, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money ...more
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Kreayshawn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
Somethin 'Bout Kreay, Rich Whore, Gucci Gucci
Natassia Gail Zolot, better known by her stage name Kreayshawn, is an American rapper, creative director of OK 1984 and music video director from Oakland, California. In 2011, while serving as a ...more
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Lil Tay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
The Dankest Meme added Money Way

Wondering what happened to Lil Tay? So are a lot of people.

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Jake Paul is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
JacobPena added
Jake Joseph Paul (born January 17, 1997) is an American actor and YouTube personality who rose to significant fame on the now-defunct video application Vine. Paul first came into prominence for ...more
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Riff Raff is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
Long Pinky, Purple Haze & Hand Grenades, The Golden Alien
Horst Christian Simco, better known by the stage name Riff Raff, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas. He was originally managed by Swishahouse co-founder OG Ron C. Then after being ...more
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The Dankest Meme added
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Lil Xan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
RandomDud added Betrayed, Total Xanarchy
Diego Leanos (born September 6, 1996), known professionally as Lil Xan, is an American rapper of Mexican descent from Redlands, California. He is best known for his breakout hit ...more
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Kidz Bop is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
The Dankest Meme added Kidz Bop 32, Kidz Bop 31, Kidz Bop 30
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WoahhVicky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
The Dankest Meme added The Race (Remix)
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Nick Crompton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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Logan Paul is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
RandomDud added
Logan Alexander Paul (born April 1, 1995) is an American actor, director, internet personality, screenwriter, rapper, and white collar boxer. Paul first gained fame through videos shared on ...more
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Tessa Brooks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
The Dankest Meme added