Students Speak on Their Top Five Rappers


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Destroy Lonely at his show in Anaheim at the House of Blues. He was listed by some RHC students on their top five list of rappers.

The rap genre has been the most popular genre for decades now as the sound and flow continues to change. Rap from the 90’s sounds completely different than what it sounds today. Today a lot of the sound is sampled from old rap music and other older music from a completely different genre. For example, In his recent album “Her Loss” Drake sampled AZ’s Mo Money, Mo Murder(Homicide) in Drake’s Middle of the Summer song. AZ sampled that song by The O’Jays song “Cry Together.”

Students Top Five

 Rio Hondo students were asked, Who is in their top five for rap music? “Right now I’d say Yeat, Ken Carson, Destroy Lonely, Drake, and Lil Uzi,” Jacob Chavez, RHC student, named his top five rap artists. More students on campus were asked who was in their top 5 for them.


“Drake, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi, Travis Scott, Gunna number five,” Raymond Flores shared his top five. 


“J Cole, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne, and 21 Savage,” Angie Hernandez, RHC student, shared her top five, adding completely different rap artists in the list.


 “Playboi Carti, Lucki, Destroy Lonely, Homixide Gang, and Lancey Foux,” Diego, another RHC student, shared his top five with more underground rappers in his list.


 Most people’s list today currently will most likely have underground rappers than the current mainstream rappers in their lists. The reason why is because artists like Drake, 21 Savage and Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar are artists who are already established. They have a lot of music that is released and awards to their name.

The Underground Sound

 The underground sound of music is at an all time high of great up and coming artists. These artists are in a boom with many great songs are being released. Playboi Carti’s record label Opium has artists signed that are mentioned in this list. They are in a rapid rise into the music industry.  Rappers like Destroy Lonely and Ken Carson who are on the lists of RHC students, are rap artists who are popular right now. With both of them in the underground scene with a huge fan base from them. Their current album releases were huge hits with Destroy Lonely’s “NO STYLIST” and Ken Carson’s “X” being a huge success for them. Also from the same Label Homixide Gang is also next up in the up and coming new rap artists with a mean sound.


 Lucki is another rapper in the underground scene who is having a huge rise in popularity. He is a rapper with another huge fan base behind him. Lucki has music that has been out now that is a must listen. But he is now getting a lot of recognition by more people in the music industry. 


If the list goes by what RHC students answered the list is 1. Destroy Lonely 2. Drake 3. Lil Uzi 4. Travis Scott 5. Kendrick Lamar. Yes this list can be controversial to many people but that is what the people said. Let us know who are your top five rappers.