From being just an inner city music genre for the blacks and the Hispanics after its origination at a birthday party in Bronx in the '70s, Rap has grown to be a music genre loved by all race and gender worldwide. This worldwide love doesn't leave out criticism and controversy by critics, it is believed by some that it is a music that promotes crime, drugs, and violence but on the other hand - if you listen to great minds like Tupac Shakur, Nas and the rest you'll get to see the richness of positivity it preaches. First of all, what is Rap? Rapping is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates 'rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular', which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backing beat or musical accompaniment. The components of rap include 'content', 'flow', and 'delivery'. Who is a Rapper? A rapper refers to a performer who 'raps'. Back to the topic! Top Ten Rappers Of All Time! Ranking and lists interest Hip Hop fans and music lovers, but this kinda list is a whole different thing. I know you have you have lists of Mrs and Rapper's who you think will make the list but doesn't. We consider the mic skills and writing techniques, hence the names that make it to the list.