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The Worst Rappers of All Time 

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Updated March 10, 2020 581.6k votes 41.5k voters 375.6k views 450 items

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? 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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Unkle Adams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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Albums: Humble Beginnings, Pulse, Planting Seeds

Labels: The Unkle Adams Entertainment Group

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Kidz Bop is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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Albums: Kidz Bop 32, Kidz Bop 31, Kidz Bop 30

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Tessa Brooks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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Nick Crompton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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SmokeHijabi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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Lil Xan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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Albums: Betrayed, Total Xanarchy

Labels: Columbia

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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#52 of 53 The Best New Male Artists #9 of 25 The Best Rappers with Lil in Their Names, Ranked

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3pac is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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Keemstar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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Labels: None

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Lil Candyboi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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Albums: I Eat Ass - EP, My Dick Is Really Small

Labels: Asseatin

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Lanze is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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Xeno Carr is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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RiceGum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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Bryan Quang Le (born November 19, 1996), most commonly known as RiceGum or Rice, is an American YouTuber of Chinese and Vietnamese descent who was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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#48 of 58 The Most Popular YouTubers Of 2018 #32 of 56 The Best (And Worst) YouTube Rappers

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Michael Trapson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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Albums: This Is Lit

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22 savage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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Albums: Nothing 2 Live 4, Savage Lyfe, Thug, Travis James Savage

Labels: Travis James Entertainment

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Sydnee McGee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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LMFAO is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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Albums: Party Rock, I'm In Your City Trick, Sorry for Party Rocking, Sexy and I Know It, Party Rock EP, + more

Labels: will.i.am Music Group, Cherrytree Records, Interscope Records

LMFAO were an American electronic dance music rapper duo consisting of uncle and nephew Redfoo and Sky Blu. LMFAO are descendants of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, Jr.. RedFoo and Sky Blu ...more

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#1,608 of 2,175 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #21 of 1,038 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #485 of 539 The Greatest Pop Groups & Artists of All Time

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Cali Swag District is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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Albums: The Kickback

Labels: Capitol Records

Cali Swag District was an American hip hop group from Inglewood, California, founded by former Death Row Records artist Big Wy and Dairold Potts. They are best known for their 2010 commercial ...more
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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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#438 of 1,038 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #400 of 529 Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Are The Most Critically Derided Things The Paul Brothers Have Done

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Logan Paul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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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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Iggy Azalea is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
Genre: Hip hop; Nationality: Australia

Albums: Work, Glory, Change Your Life EP, iTunes Festival: London 2013, Bounce, + more

Labels: Mercury, The Island Def Jam Music Group, Interscope Records, Grand Hustle Records

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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#95 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #106 of 464 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers The Best Songs Feat. Iggy Azalea

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Tanner Fox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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Tanner Fox (born December 22, 1999) is an American YouTuber, professional stunt scooter rider, and actor. He is best known for his vlogs.
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Nick Cannon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
Genre: Hip hop music and Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Nick Cannon, Can I Live?, Gigolo, Child of the Corn, Stages, + more

Labels: Jive Records, Roc-A-Fella Records, Columbia

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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#688 of 771 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures #35 of 134 The Most Annoying TV Hosts

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Pitbull is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
Genre: Latin pop, Hip hop & Reggaeton; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Give Me Everything, M.I.A.M.I, Mr. Worldwide, The Boatlift, El Mariel, + more

Labels: TVT Records, Mr. 305 Inc., Polo Grounds Music, Bad Boy Latino, RCA Records

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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#273 of 498 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #206 of 464 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers The Best Songs Feat. Pitbull

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Supreme Patty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Rappers of All Time
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