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Who is the best rapper of all time? Show more Show less
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Rap is a music genre that has evolved over time into one of the most popular forms of music the world over. And to excel at the rap game requires style, a way with words and lyrics, verbal gymnastics, ability to entertain, and many other skills. So who has the best rap game? Who has done the most for the craft? Who has had the biggest impact on our hearts and minds?

André 3000 is the best rapper Show more Show less

André 3000 is one of the most unique rappers to grace the mic. With critically acclaimed albums like Stankonia and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below and his ability to craft deep and meaningful songs over popular hip-hop beats, André 3000 has cemented his legacy as one of the best rappers of all time.
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André 3000 creates quality, unique content.

André 3000 hasn't released much content since parting ways with Big Boi, what he has released is rich and full of artistry. Even when he is just featured, André 3000 is constantly stealing the spotlight.

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André 3000 constantly steals the spotlight and paves his own way. While most rappers follow tradition and few rappers pave the way for them, André is unique. He pioneers for himself, breaking cultural norms and musical insipidity with his outfits and his vocals. André 3000 not only raps, he sings--and he switches between the two seamlessly. He has mastered two of the hardest things vocally, making him not only one of the most multifaceted rappers of all time, but the best rapper of all time.[1]

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While André 3000 is incredibly gifted, he has never released a solo album. Until he does so, it's nearly impossible to compare him to countless other artists who have displayed their talents without the help of others. Further, André's ability to sing does not further his status as a rapper. Sure, he is a skilled vocalist, but being a good rapper and singer doesn’t make you the best rapper of all time.

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  1. https://ambrosiaforheads.com/2017/01/an-argument-for-why-andre-3000-is-the-greatest-mc-of-all-time-video/
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