Best Old School Rappers,
Old school rap is one of the most influential genres in the world. (See the search results for ”in the world” on Rankito). Hip-hop is a culture that has been around for decades. There are many rappers who came into the game before 2000. And now are considered some of the best rappers to listen to in this era.
Let’s be real, who doesn’t love old school rap? 80s and 90s rappers are often overlooked because of the recent dominance of trap or other popular genres like Drake. (Listen Drake on Spotify). But that doesn’t mean these old school rappers should be forgotten.
There was a time where the only rappers in the mainstream were those who had access to resources for studio time, and rich financiers. Luckily for us, rap is a genre that seems to thrive on being overtly anti-establishment. This means that in the early 1990s, when rap was slightly more disenfranchised than it is now. An emerging wave of rappers had nothing to lose and everything to say. And what they said was incredible.
This article aims to highlight 10 of the best old school rappers worth listening to right now. It will introduce you to these artists and talk about their musical style, their influence on the genre as well as some of their most iconic songs.
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