BEST MAINSTREAM RAPPERS OF THE PAST 15 YEARS, RANKED

This is flexible and should cause controversy
  1. 1.
    Lil Wayne
    Mixtape king: dear God, this man mutilated beats. A legend.
  2. 2.
    Jay-Z
    Last of the old gods: a bridge of generations
  3. 3.
    Kanye West
    A good rapper, MBDTF propelled him to top-5 status. Yeezus and 808's show range. Inspired the new school
  4. 4.
    Drake
    This dominance is near unprecedented
  5. 5.
    Kendrick Lamar
    Conceptual flames that isn't bogged down too deep in consciousness
  6. 6.
    50 Cent
    Easy to forget how good he was. Get Rich Or Die Trying was fantastic but Power Of The Dollar and 50 Cent Is The Future and Guess Who's Back solidify his rep. Reinvented gangsta rap
  7. 7.
    Eminem
    He'd have been top-5 if not for the enormous slide. Still, Infinite, TMMLP and TSSLP are worthy of his inclusion