The Best Singing Performances By Rappers

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  • 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
  • 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

Nicki Minaj, "Right Thru Me"

We knew we were in a for a change with mainstream Nicki when she hit us with the "Massive Attack," but she sealed the deal when she went straight for the heart strings on "Right Thru Me." Even though it was released right after her first Rap & B attempt, "Your Luv" (and charted less favorably), it was proof that the Barb was not going to stop doing things her way: acting in the videos, singing when she wants and rapping, maybe. 

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