If someone asked you to start the most iconic or best rappers of all time, it wouldn’t be too much a an ordeal right? Biggie, 2pac, Snoop… the prodigies go on and on. What would be tougher is embarking on a tour of rap history, knitting together a masterlist of each year’s king.
Complex have done just that with this amazing article. Starting at 1979 and working all the way to 2015 they’ve named the rappers who owned each year, as well as providing ‘credentials’ on the inclusion of each. Illustrations of each artist by Dale Edwin Murray are the icing on the cake.
Who would you name as the best rapper of all time? Complex magazine have named their kings; the greatest MCs of every single year since 1979.
Whether you agree or disagree with the choices, the illustrations are fucking incredible and the work which has gone into this is magnificent. Head over to the original post to hear the reasoning behind each nomination.
Check out the rest of the choices below.