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The Greatest Conscious Rappers of All Time

Conscious rap been a force since the ’80s, when real MCs started speaking truth over dope beats. It goes way beyond sick flows – these cats drop knowledge bombs, sparkin’ change in the streets and in your mind.

The legends who built this – Immortal Technique spittin’ that revolutionary fire; Brother Ali with soul and social awareness; Killer Mike droppin’ truth about politics; and Talib Kweli forever fightin’ for what’s right. Then you got heavyweights like Black Thought, droppin’ deep wisdom, and Mos Def, the real all-rounder. These are the OGs of conscious rap, their words changed the game and still ring true today.

The most streamed Conscious Hip Hop artist is Kendrick Lamar with 30.31B streams, which includes 23.61B as lead artist and 6.70B from features, followed by J. Cole (13.49B) and Logic (5.88B).

A top list of Conscious Hip Hop artists in order of streams as lead artist is as follows:

1
Kendrick Lamar

Streams as a lead artist: 23.61B
Streams as a featured artist: 6.70B
Most streamed song of all time: HUMBLE. with 2.20B streams
Most streamed song today: Not Like Us with 8.2M daily streams

2
J. Cole

Streams as a lead artist: 10.56B
Streams as a featured artist: 2.93B
Most streamed song of all time: No Role Modelz with 2.21B streams
Most streamed song today: No Role Modelz with 1.1M daily streams

3
Logic

Streams as a lead artist: 4.72B
Streams as a featured artist: 1.16B
Most streamed song of all time: 1-800-273-8255 with 1.33B streams
Most streamed song today: Sucker for Pain with 263K daily streams

4
Chance the Rapper

Streams as a lead artist: 3.76B
Streams as a featured artist: 4.58B
Most streamed song of all time: I'm the One with 1.25B streams
Most streamed song today: I'm the One with 241K daily streams

5
Ice Cube

Streams as a lead artist: 2.84B
Streams as a featured artist: 12.7M
Most streamed song of all time: It Was A Good Day with 1.11B streams
Most streamed song today: It Was A Good Day with 655K daily streams

6
Nas

Streams as a lead artist: 1.58B
Streams as a featured artist: 843.7M
Most streamed song of all time: Rodeo with 306.2M streams
Most streamed song today: N.Y. State of Mind with 152K daily streams

7
Jay Rock

Streams as a lead artist: 1.38B
Streams as a featured artist: 1.52B
Most streamed song of all time: Money Trees with 1.44B streams
Most streamed song today: Money Trees with 1.3M daily streams

8
Lupe Fiasco

Streams as a lead artist: 1.34B
Streams as a featured artist: 349.5M
Most streamed song of all time: Battle Scars with 374.0M streams
Most streamed song today: Touch The Sky with 191K daily streams

9
Nipsey Hussle

Streams as a lead artist: 1.31B
Streams as a featured artist: 234.6M
Most streamed song of all time: Grinding All My Life with 193.5M streams
Most streamed song today: Grinding All My Life with 55K daily streams

10
A Tribe Called Quest

Streams as a lead artist: 1.28B
Streams as a featured artist: 491K
Most streamed song of all time: Can I Kick It? with 280.3M streams
Most streamed song today: Can I Kick It? with 122K daily streams

11
Vince Staples

Streams as a lead artist: 894.2M
Streams as a featured artist: 284.1M
Most streamed song of all time: Norf Norf with 201.3M streams
Most streamed song today: 6 Five Heartbeats with 43K daily streams

12
Gang Starr

Streams as a lead artist: 762.8M
Most streamed song of all time: Full Clip with 145.6M streams
Most streamed song today: Work with 58K daily streams

13
The Roots

Streams as a lead artist: 516.9M
Most streamed song of all time: You Got Me with 160.0M streams
Most streamed song today: You Got Me with 68K daily streams

14
Mos Def

Streams as a lead artist: 508.5M
Streams as a featured artist: 151.9M
Most streamed song of all time: Ms. Fat Booty with 240.5M streams
Most streamed song today: Ms. Fat Booty with 85K daily streams

15
Public Enemy

Streams as a lead artist: 358.9M
Most streamed song of all time: Harder Than You Think with 97.5M streams
Most streamed song today: Harder Than You Think with 45K daily streams

16
Common

Streams as a lead artist: 330.8M
Streams as a featured artist: 270.7M
Most streamed song of all time: Make Her Say with 96.3M streams
Most streamed song today: Invocation with 23K daily streams

17
Scarface

Streams as a lead artist: 243.0M
Streams as a featured artist: 38.5M
Most streamed song of all time: Smile with 75.4M streams
Most streamed song today: Smile with 19K daily streams

18
Big K.R.I.T.

Streams as a lead artist: 240.2M
Streams as a featured artist: 173.5M
Most streamed song of all time: 1Train with 129.6M streams
Most streamed song today: 1Train with 35K daily streams

19
Aesop Rock

Streams as a lead artist: 170.7M
Streams as a featured artist: 44.9M
Most streamed song of all time: Preservation with 44.0M streams
Most streamed song today: Preservation with 33K daily streams

20
Killer Mike

Streams as a lead artist: 90.6M
Streams as a featured artist: 812.6M
Most streamed song of all time: Legend Has It with 97.1M streams
Most streamed song today: SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS with 33K daily streams

21
Queen Latifah

Streams as a lead artist: 61.8M
Streams as a featured artist: 491K
Most streamed song of all time: U.N.I.T.Y. with 37.4M streams
Most streamed song today: U.N.I.T.Y. with 13K daily streams

22
Boogie Down Productions

Streams as a lead artist: 47.7M
Most streamed song of all time: 9mm Goes Bang with 11.2M streams
Most streamed song today: 9mm Goes Bang with 3,308.0 daily streams

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