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6 Mega Popular Rappers of Our Time

 November 23, 2022

By  Kyrie Mattos

Rappers such as Eminem, Tupac, and many other hip-hop legends have changed the music business forever. As in every other musical genre, you can imagine, the style also changes when it comes to rap music from one period to another.

Unfortunately, some of the best and most famous rappers, such as Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., and Eazy-E, are no longer with us, but you can still visit ticket sites and purchase concert tickets for various other hip-hop artists.

That’s why we will see the six mega-popular rappers of our time for whom you can buy tickets and enjoy their energetic live performances.

 

Tyler, The Creator

Tyler, the Creator, actually Tyler Gregory Okonma, was born in Hawthorne, LA. He went through 12 schools in 12 years, so his childhood was marked by school roaming and other trouble. 

Nevertheless, when Tyler was 14 years old, he taught himself how to play the piano, which clearly shows his musical talent. 

Today, he has millions of fans following him on social media who are eager to keep up with his creative and artistic expression. Hence, his status as a rapper is huge when it comes to popularity. Therefore, Tyler The Creator concert tickets are usually sold out in a matter of seconds when he announces a new tour. 

On the other hand, he’s indeed been criticized for some of his songs’ lyrics, primarily for using homophobic and bad lyrics aimed toward women. However, Tyler has always defended himself by claiming that this should not be taken seriously, meaning that he is only singing a track and he’s not serious about it.

Be as it may, he is undoubtedly one of the most famous rappers of our time, and Tyler The Creator tickets are continuously in huge demand.

Still, let’s see some of the old-school members who are still mega-popular in the hip-hop world.

Eminem

If there is one rapper that must be on this list or any other top X hip-hop list, it’s Eminem.

He is undoubtedly a rap legend and arguably the best rapper. Eminem has been on the rap music scene for more than 30 years, and during this time, he has released 11 studio albums. These albums have sold millions and millions of copies around the world. 

Eminem is not just a fantastic rapper and an excellent onstage performer since he also changed the rap music culture and industry forever. Thanks to Eminem or Marshall Bruce Mathers III, rap music became extremely popular all over the globe and among people who aren’t even massive fans of hip-hop music.

Therefore, it would be a pity to waste the next chance to buy Eminem tickets and miss at least one of his impressive live performances.

Ice Cube

Another rapper that most certainly deserves a spot on this list is Ice Cube. The reason is that Ice has been rapping for over 35 years. In addition, he isn’t just a rapper since he is also a writer, actor, and movie producer.

For some of you who are younger, Ice Cube created the cult rap group N.W.A, together with Eazy-E and Dr. Dre. Considering this trio, it’s more than obvious why this group is legendary. However, it’s important to note that gangsta rap can be fun to listen to, but it’s essential not to fall into the world of gangsta issues.

Ice wrote most of the lyrics for Eazy-E and also some of Dr. Dre’s on the best and still highly popular album titled “Straight Outta Compton.” This album shaped the West Coast identity regarding rap music and differentiated it from East Coast hip-hop music.

Ice Cube has been both commercially and critically acclaimed and is one of the pioneers in rap music.

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg isn’t just one of the mega-popular rappers of our time; he is actually a mega-popular rapper from the past, present, and future. 

One of the top-rated rap performers, Snoop Dogg’s most popular track, which has almost 1 billion YouTube views, is “Still D.R.E.,” which he created with the highly respected Dr. Dre.

Like Eminem and Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg has been performing on stages all across the globe for around 30 years, but he is also a songwriter and a record producer. He has an authentic music style that makes Snoop arguably the most charismatic rap musician in the music business ever. 

Snoop has a mega-smooth and laidback delivery that makes him genuinely unique in the rap and hip-hop world, and that’s why he is a living legend.

Jay-Z

The famous husband of Beyoncé, Shawn Corey Carter or Jay-Z, is also one of the best and most popular rappers. This legendary rap performer was born back in 1969, and years later, he is one of the most influential rap musicians worldwide.

Jay-Z began his musical journey in the ’80s, but he released his debut album, “Reasonable Doubt,” in 1996. Since then, he has released many more albums, even a collaborative one with his wife, Queen B.

The interesting thing is that he is known not only as an excellent rapper but also as a great producer. Jay-Z was the CEO of Def Jam Recordings, and he has helped many musicians become successful, including Kanye West and Rihanna.

Drake

The whole world knows him as Drake, but his real name is actually Aubrey Drake Graham. He is a Canadian-born rap performer who has succeeded in making the mix of hip-hop and R&B extremely popular.

Drake first gained popularity by being part of the TV drama series by the name of “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” but he continued on the path of pursuing a musical career. Drake has produced several albums, but the one that made massive success is his fourth, “Views.”

This album had 1.04 million album-equivalent units in its first week, over 245 million streams, and 825,000 copies, and it debuted at number on the US Billboard 200. Believe it or not, it spent 13 non-consecutive weeks at number one while all 20 tracks charted on Billboard Hot 100. 

If he made such success with only one of his studio albums, you are aware of why he deserves a place on this list.

So, if you love rap or want to learn more about rap music, the best way to do it is to buy concert tickets and enjoy these rappers’ live shows!

Kyrie Mattos


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