Miss Ikonic's Top 7: Alive or in Heaven (Rappers)

If we're talking hip-hop ikons we have to mention each one of these ikonic and ground-breaking artists.

Miss Ikonic's Top 7: Alive or in Heaven (Rappers) (in no particular order)

  1. Jay-Z
  2. Tupac Shakur
  3. Biggie Smalls
  4. Missy Elliot
  5. Eminem
  6. DMX
  7. Lil Kim

Each one of these artists changed the game as we know it in someway, shape or form, Missy Elliot with her style and experimental sound. Jay-Z with his legendary lyricism, ear for good music and business saavy. DMX with his record-breaking debut albums, personal history and irrefutable unique sound. Eminem for his crazy flows, multi-faceted creative talents and his conspicuously fabled production. Tupac for his riveting-poetic lyricism, culture-shifting content and rambuncios personality. Biggie Smalls, simply because he is the greatest, he fused genres, said what he felt and held nothing back in his short but influential hip-hop career span. Lastly, Lil Kim turned the industry on its' head with Biggie by her side, her raunchy lyricism, provocative style and fearless approach to the entity of hip-hop.

Hip-hop, one of the most foolhardy and controversial music genres, harvests some of the most eminent creatives. Who's your 'Top 7: Alive or in Heaven?'

Jia McMillan Shipley