Nowadays everyone is seemingly a rapper. Even if most of us just scoff at their attempts to rap like “Dude, you’ve been watching too many stoner movies on Netflix, come back to the real world.”
Take a look on black people Twitter, or Sound Cloud, and kids of all ages and ethnicities are releasing their own rap music. Back in the day however, it took some talent to make it as a rapper, the following two rappers are some of the best known rappers of all time.
James Todd Smith aka LL Cool J was one of raps earliest pioneers and has been making music since the age of 15. While he is now primarily known for his acting roles on both the big and small screen, Cool J’s seminal songs such as “Doin it,” and “Mama Said Knock You Out” are timeless classics that will never be forgotten.
Shawn Carter aka Jay Z is arguably the biggest of the famous rapper names. While he is currently best known for being the husband of Beyoncé and a successful business man, Jay Z has been making music since the early 1990’s, and his creation of Roc a Fella Records helped make Hip Hop into the lucrative genre that it is today.