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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?

Kendrick Lamar is the best rapper Show more Show less

With a talent to combine details of his life in rhyme, Kendrick's success from his albums is representative of uniqueness. He is versatile and forward in his creativity, making him the rap industry's best artist.
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Kendrick Lamar is a unique showman with his various voices

Kendrick Lamar uses his voice to add emotion and depth to his art. In a way that most artists cannot, Lamar uses his skill and vocal range to tell stories.

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Kendrick Lamar is able to manipulate the tone of his voice to convey complex emotions. This allows him to tell a story with multiple personas, which he switches between through use of vocal inflections, voice cracks, and annunciation.[1] This versatility makes the listener feel like they are listening to a diverse group of people rather than one man. Lamar can also manipulate his lyrical choice with vocal range. In light of his undeniable artistic talent, Lamar is the best rapper of all time.

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While Kendrick Lamar is an incredibly gifted vocalist, this does not necessarily make him the best rapper of all time. It may make him one of the most versatile rappers, but he has yet to leave a sizable mark on the rap community.



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