Top 10 Hip Hop Artists You Need to See Live

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TOP DAWG ENTERTAINMENT  - There was no shortage of hits here. Kendrick Lamar's set list included  “Maad City,” “Swimming Pools,” “I,” “Alright,” "F**kin Problems" and “King Kunta.” (Photo: Christopher Polk/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Kendrick Lamar - The MC puts all of himself into the performance in turn causing you to go into a trance. (Photo: Christopher Polk/BET/Getty Images for BET)

A$AP Mob - Think Rolling Stones meet Wu Tang Clan. Long. Live. A$AP. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW)

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A$AP Mob - Think Rolling Stones meet Wu Tang Clan. Long. Live. A$AP. (Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for SXSW)

Chance the Rapper - The young MC's energy is c ontagious.(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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Chance the Rapper - The young MC's energy is c ontagious.(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Odd Future - From the crew that brought you the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. What else would you expect than something bananas? (Photo: Simone Joyner/Getty Images)

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Odd Future - From the crew that brought you the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. What else would you expect than something bananas? (Photo: Simone Joyner/Getty Images)

Nelly - e's been doing this for a minute. Of course he knows how to put on a show.  (Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images)

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Nelly - e's been doing this for a minute. Of course he knows how to put on a show.  (Photo: Brad Barket/Getty Images)

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The Roots - Good vibes. It's definitely an acquired taste, but we promise you'll love it. (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen Festival)

Big Sean - Rightfully so, he's taken a few pages out of Ye's playbook.  (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Big Sean - Rightfully so, he's taken a few pages out of Ye's playbook.  (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Kanye West - Speaking of which. Ye's performances are always crazy theatrical.   (Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

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Kanye West - Speaking of which. Ye's performances are always crazy theatrical. (Photo: Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)

Jay Z - A must-see.  (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Live Nation)

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Jay Z - A must-see.  (Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Live Nation)

Tink - The Lauryn Hill influence is clear. Rhymes are on point. Stage presence on fleek.  (Photo: Jerod Harris/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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Tink - The Lauryn Hill influence is clear. Rhymes are on point. Stage presence on fleek.  (Photo: Jerod Harris/BET/Getty Images for BET)