Dub’s Best Emcees Right Now

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Dub's Top 10 Best Emcees Right Now

I’ve been a little obsessed with lists ever since the MTV brain trust released the Hottest MC’s in the game earlier this year. Well over the weekend me and my homies were speaking and decided that we should figure out who the best emcees in the game are today. I figure that no matter who I pick for this list someone is going to be mad, but oh well. I wish the rest of the staff would have been willing to jump in on this with me, but after two years of asking to do our own ‘Hottest in the Game’, and trying to get a best mixtapes of all-time list together and nothing happening, I figure why bother. Check out my list and then everyone who is upset; take your shots in the comment section like always.

Sidenote: I will only be listing artist who have dropped a major label album. This means no Danny Brown or Ab-Soul even though I can’t stop listening to their records.

Hall Of Fame

Before we get into the best right now, I want to disqualify a few cats because we already know that they will forever be considered the greats even after they stop rapping.

  • Jay-Z
  • Nas
  • Eminem
  • Lil Wayne
  • Scarface
  • Lauryn Hill
  • Anyone who is dead
  • Etc. (I’m sure I missed someone but use common sense)

I think after eliminating these people we really get to see who the best are the best of this generation.

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  • …shots fired?

  • Urhiness

    Having a major label record deal does not make you one of the best mcs.Half of your list is popcorn rappers with the exception of the top 4.Why is Joe Budden not on this list.Hes better than everyone on this list with the exception of Kendrick Lamar.In reality your list looks similar to MTVs list.Who made them the holy grail of hip hop anyway?

    • I hear you on the major release thing, but in his defense, I don’t think he was claiming it does. He was saying that was the criteria used. I think even more on that is that if you’re the best with no deal…then are you the best? That’s always a good question.

    • DuB

      Yeah you’re right about the major label album not making you one of the best, but it is one if the qualifiers I used. As far as Joey being able to outrap my list, it’s debatable I guess. I take Cole, Krit, and Wale over him with no question. Still I appreciate your feedback.

      • winner

        Great list you might wanna check Joes resume if you think Krit and def Wale or over him with “no question”

        • Arkitekt

          Joe Budden, are you fucking kidding me? hahaha He’s without a doubt a clown ass rapper and the worst link in Slaughterhouse.

          • B-Easy

            Joe Budden a clown ass rapper?

          • B-Easy

            I mean, besides the Love & Hip Hop bullshit of course.

          • DuB

            Whoa! A clown ass rapper? He does have bars bro! The weakest member in Slaughterhouse has to be Crooked I.

  • King Jerm

    I don’t see Pac! P-Body bout to lose it.

  • thatboyshortt318

    I was into the best mixtapes after 2005, when it was all about releasing them online. I want to do that.

  • Where the fuck is Joey Bada$$ Curren$y and Dylan?
    Do you have something against dollar signs?

    • DuB

      Major label albums. Curren$y is the only one who fits that criteria

  • Arkitekt

    You like what you like, I’m not mad at ya. If i wasn’t so busy, I’d help put together a list (along with a mixtape list). Anyways, here are my favorite current emcees list (independent included).

    Kendrick Lamar
    Ab-Soul
    Action Bronson
    Big K.R.I.T.
    Danny Brown
    Roc Marciano
    Freddie Gibbs
    Brother Ali
    Curren$y
    Mr. MFN eXquire/ Fashawn/maybe J. Cole

  • Terrible Texan

    Where tha fuck is curren$y?? And o yeah some guy named Kanye west??? I guess he’s not good enough to mention on either list right? Considering at least 4 or 5 rappers on your list have bitten his style in some form or fashion. And finally j cole #3?? This kid is nice but he ain’t put out enough music. Don’t sleep on curren$y