8 Rappers Who Have Influenced Music History

Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah is one of a kind, a strong female rapper who would eventually cross over to television and movies. All Hail The Queen was her debut album.

Lauryn Hill

Moving from rap to R&B to Jazz, Hill is an urban artist. Her 1998 album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill is still one of the best rap albums of all time.

Yasiin Bey

Formerly known as Mos Def was a strong lyric writer and smooth rapper. With an array of hits, Yasiin Bey last released Negus in November of 2019.

Chuck D

A vocal voice for rap, Chuck D has gone after everyone and anyone while keeping a smooth and powerful lyrical voice. With a list of hits Chuck D.

Ice Cube

N.W.A was one of the best rap groups of all time, maybe the most influential, Ice Cube pulled no punches and at one time was banned from radio.

Missy Elliott

One of the best lyric rappers out there, the smooth, cool, and in your face style of Missy Elliott is a trademark. Considered to be one of music s best female artists.


An accomplished artist, Drake burst onto the music scene after being on Degrassi: The Next Generation. To many Drake is money on the mike with his loose tongue and style.


Was there another artist in the 2000 s that made you raise your eyes like Eminem? When most of the music industry was moving from grunge or any thought.