The best rapper alive, every year since 1979

Saw this yesterday afternoon while trolling the net for cool content. And stumbled upon this "Best rapper alive, every year since 1979" on complex. Well its really interesting to see how rap has evolved to what it is and not forgetting the fashion of the different times to now. 

  1979: GrandMaster Caz, The first person to to DJ & rap simultaneously, raps were stolen for "Rapper's Delight"

 

1979: GrandMaster Caz, The first person to to DJ & rap simultaneously, raps were stolen for "Rapper's Delight"

  1980: Kurtis Blow, the first rapper to show and prove that a career in rap was even possible.

 

1980: Kurtis Blow, the first rapper to show and prove that a career in rap was even possible.

  1981: Kool Moe Dee, Bodied Busy Bee at the Harlem World Christmas Rappers' Convention

 

1981: Kool Moe Dee, Bodied Busy Bee at the Harlem World Christmas Rappers' Convention

  1982: Melle Mel, "The Message"

 

1982: Melle Mel, "The Message"

  1983: RUN, It's like that/ Suckers MC's

 

1983: RUN, It's like that/ Suckers MC's

  1984: RUN, Run DMC

 

1984: RUN, Run DMC

  1985: LL Cool J, Radio.

 

1985: LL Cool J, Radio.

  1986: KRS-ONE, South Bronx.

 

1986: KRS-ONE, South Bronx.

  1987: Rakim, Paid in full

 

1987: Rakim, Paid in full

  1988: Slick Rick, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick.

 

1988: Slick Rick, The Great Adventures of Slick Rick.

  1989: Big Daddy Kane, It's a Big Daddy Thing.

 

1989: Big Daddy Kane, It's a Big Daddy Thing.

  1990: Ice Cube, AmeriKKKA's Most Wanted

 

1990: Ice Cube, AmeriKKKA's Most Wanted

  1991: Q-Tip, The Low End Theory, Groove is in the Heart, Don't Curse, A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays and Come on Down.

 

1991: Q-Tip, The Low End Theory, Groove is in the Heart, Don't Curse, A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays and Come on Down.

  1922, Redman, Whut Thee Album and Headbanger

 

1922, Redman, Whut Thee Album and Headbanger

  1993: Snoop Doggy Dog, The Chronic, Doggystyle.

 

1993: Snoop Doggy Dog, The Chronic, Doggystyle.

  1994: Nas, Illmatic

 

1994: Nas, Illmatic

  1995: Notorious B.I.G, Ready to die

 

1995: Notorious B.I.G, Ready to die

  1996: 2PAC, All eyes on me and Hit em up

 

1996: 2PAC, All eyes on me and Hit em up

  1997: Notorious B.I.G, Life after death

 

1997: Notorious B.I.G, Life after death

  1998: DMX, It's dark and hell is hot

 

1998: DMX, It's dark and hell is hot

  1999: Jay Z, Hard knock life

 

1999: Jay Z, Hard knock life

  2000: Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP

 

2000: Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP

  2001: Jay Z, The Blueprint

 

2001: Jay Z, The Blueprint

  2002: Eminem, Superman.

 

2002: Eminem, Superman.

  2003" 50 Cent, Get Rich or Die Tryin

 

2003" 50 Cent, Get Rich or Die Tryin

  2004: T.I, Urban Legend.

 

2004: T.I, Urban Legend.

  2005: Jeezy, Boyz n da Hood.

 

2005: Jeezy, Boyz n da Hood.

  2006: Lil Wayne, Make it Rain

 

2006: Lil Wayne, Make it Rain

  2007: Kanye West, Graduation.

 

2007: Kanye West, Graduation.

  2008: Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III

 

2008: Lil Wayne, Tha Carter III

  2009: The Blueprint III

 

2009: The Blueprint III

  2010: Kanye West, My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy, G.O.O.D Music.

 

2010: Kanye West, My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy, G.O.O.D Music.

  2011: Drake, Take Care.

 

2011: Drake, Take Care.

  2012: Drake, Take Care.

 

2012: Drake, Take Care.

  2013: Kendrick Lamar, g.o.o.d kid m.a.d city

 

2013: Kendrick Lamar, g.o.o.d kid m.a.d city

  2014: Niki Minaj, The Pinkprint.

 

2014: Niki Minaj, The Pinkprint.

  2015: Drake, If you are reading this its too late and What a time to be alive

 

2015: Drake, If you are reading this its too late and What a time to be alive