The Best Singing Performances By Rappers

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  • Drake - "Marvin's Room"
  • Nelly - "Dilemma" Ft. Kelly Rowland
  •  Ja Rule - "I'm Real" ft. Jennifer Lopez
  • Missy Elliott - "One Minute Man”
  • Outkast - "Ms. Jackson" Andre 3000
  • Andre 3000, Lauryn Hill, Kanye West
  • Biz Markie
  • Mos Def
  • J. Cole
  • Lil Wayne
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Cee Lo Green
  • Lauryn Hill
  • Kanye West
  • Kid Cudi
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  •  Bone Thugs-N-Harmony,  "Tha Crossroads"
  • Queen Latifah - "Ladies First"
  • Notorious B.I.G., "Playa Hater"
  • Mase,  "Jealous Guys" ft. 112 & Puff
  • 50 Cent - "21 Questions"
  • Wyclef, "911”, Mary J. Blige, Bob Marley

Ja Rule, "I'm Real" ft. Jennifer Lopez

Being able to hit a note was the ultimate gift and a curse for Ja Rule. Hip hop purists mocked the Murda Inc. star for his melodic abilities, but his career reached new levels when he unleashed his gruff baritone on Jennifer Lopez’s 2001 single "I’m Real.” Ja helped push the song to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and his talents as a crooner were in high demand soon after. Surely we all know what brought his reign to an end. 

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