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The Worst Rappers of All Time 

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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? Who is the worst white rapper? Which artist made the stupidest rap ever? Who do you think are the 100 worst rappers, or even the top 10? 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 (born July 28, 1990), better known as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur. In September 2007, his debut ...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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#96 of 143 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #106 of 465 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singersfeaturing The Best Songs Feat. Iggy Azalea

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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 (born January 15, 1981), known professionally as Pitbull, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Pérez initially began his career ...more

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#1,300 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #272 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Timefeaturing The Best Songs Feat. Pitbull

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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, often abbreviated as ICP, is an American hip hop duo composed of Violent J (Joseph Bruce) and Shaggy 2 Dope (originally 2 Dope; Joseph Utsler). Founded in Detroit in 1989, ...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 Cannon (born October 8, 1980) is an American actor, rapper, director, producer, television presenter, radio personality, and activist. On television, Cannon began as a teenager on ...more

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#35 of 134 The Most Annoying TV Hosts #45 of 56 The Best Black Actors & Actresses Under 40

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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 Christopher Williams (born Bryan Christopher Brooks; February 15, 1969), known by his stage name Birdman (also known as Baby), is an American rapper, record executive and entrepreneur. He ...more

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#39 of 50 The Best Bands Named After Birds #21 of 101 The Best Musical Artists From Louisiana

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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 Victor Barrett, who performed as Matty B, is a former Australian hip hop rapper and MC. Originally from Perth, he released an album, The Courageous LP, in 2002 on Obese Records. He ...more

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#32 of 54 The 50+ Best YouTubers Under 25listed on List of Famous Bands from Australia

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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 (born December 8, 1982), known professionally as Nicki Minaj (), is a Trinidad and Tobago-born rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and model. Born in Saint James, Port of ...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 (born March 21, 1978), sometimes referred to as K-Fed, is an American rapper, DJ, actor, television personality, professional wrestler, and fashion model. His career began ...more

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#185 of 187 The Best Rappers From Los Angeles #47 of 59 Celebrities Who Were Caught Cheating

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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 (born March 9, 1987), better known by his stage name Bow Wow (formerly Lil' Bow Wow), is an American rapper, actor, television presenter, and broadcaster. As Lil' Bow Wow, he ...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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Lil Xan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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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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#50 of 53 The Best New Male Artists #73 of 74 Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked

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Tyga is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
No Introduction, Well Done 3, Hotel California
Micheal Ray Stevenson (born November 19, 1989), known by his stage name Tyga (a backronym for Thank you God always), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor and television personality. ...more

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#2,163 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #39 of 143 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappersfeaturing The Best Songs Feat. Tyga

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Kreayshawn is listed (or ranked) 16 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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#126 of 176 The Greatest White Rappers of All Time #82 of 101 The Best Rappers From The Bay Area #35 of 49 Female Celebrities Who Are 5’1"

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Lil Tay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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Money Way

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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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#123 of 144 The Best Hot Ones Guests Ever #38 of 176 The Greatest White Rappers of All Time #40 of 111 The Funniest Rappers of All Time

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Jake Paul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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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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Kidz Bop is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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Kidz Bop 32, Kidz Bop 31, Kidz Bop 30
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WoahhVicky is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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The Race (Remix)
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Lil Pump is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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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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Nick Crompton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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Tessa Brooks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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