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February 23, 2012

Top Rappers on Twitter

Twitter has become the best way to keep up with your favorite rappers. Since hip hop is such a competitive sport, I thought it would be a good idea to put together this list of the top rappers on twitter with over 100k followers. Why over 100k you ask? Because I find most rappers under 100k are regional acts.

Anyway, in the number one slot is Nicki Minaj with over 9.6 million followers and in the last spot at #64 is Method Man with 110k followers.

What I am most surprised by is Jim Jones having 2.4 million followers, I thought he was a 400k type rapper lol. In fact, he has 20 times the amount of followers as Cam’ron, who was the de facto leader in Dip Set. Jim’s follower account is likely due to his early adoption of twitter and his appearances on his wife’s VH1 show “Love & Hip Hop”.

Also of note is Mac Miller, who is the only independent artist with over a million followers and quickly approaching 2 million. Who needs radio to play your record a billion times a day to sell records? Not Mac.

If you want to follow any of these rappers just click on their twitter name. Also if we are missing any rapper over 100k followers, let us know in the comments section.

Update: Whoops, I made a boo-boo. It seems I’ve missed a few rappers and the comments section has caught fire, so I’ve painstakingly updated the list. For a future post, I’m going to see if there’s a correlation between followers and album sales.

RankRapper# FollowersTwitter Name
1Nicki Minaj9,642,210@nickiminaj
3Snoop Dogg 6,767,021@snoopdogg
4Kanye West6,715,669@kanyewest
550 Cent5,915,832@50cent
7Lil Wayne5,606,236@liltunechi
9Wiz Khalifa4,804,432@realwizkhalifa
12Soula Boy 3,373,404@souljaboy
13Jim Jones2,446,128@jimjonescapo
16J. Cole2,012,274@jcolenc
17Rick Ross1,998,819@rickyrozay
18Mac Miller1,866,481@macmiller
19Big Sean 1,831,226@bigsean
24Diggy Simmons 1,235,246@diggy_simmons
26Lupe Fiasco 1,061,542@LUPEFIASCO
27Busta Rhymes 971,282@BusaBusss
29The Game861,649@thegame
30Meek Mill814,831@meekmill
31Waka Flocka Flame796,182@wakaflockabsm
32Tyler the Creator787,663@fucktyler
33Gucci Mane742,488@gucci1017
34Juelz Santana 635,785@thejuelzsantana
37Childish Gambino533,133@donaldglover
39Lil’ Kim478,371@lilkim
40Joe Budden 465,570@joebudden
41Talib Kweli 454,674@talibkweli
43Big Boi 431,621@bigboi
45Kid Cudi409,403@wizardcud
46Lloyd Banks404,521@lloydbanks
47Bun B 394,892@bunbtrillog
49Yo Gotti357,466@YoGottiKOM
50Asher Roth355,281@asherroth
51Cory Gunz 335,823@corygunz
532 Chainz 321,904@2chainz
56Juicy J 274,527@therealjuicyj
57Slim Thug 269,297@slimthugga
58Machine Gun Kelly268,223@machinegunkelly
59Ghostface Killah 249,935@ghostfacekillah
60French Montana236,401@FrencHMonTanA
61David Banner 228,397@THEREALBANNER
62Jay Electronica 208,930@jayelectronica
63Styles P 200,875@THEREALSTYLESP
64Pusha T 196,026@pusha_T
65Royce Da 5’9"189,506@royceda59
66Fat Joe 180,682@JOEYCRACKTS
68Big K.R.I.T. 173,360@BIGKRIT
71Red Cafe 156,546@redcafe
74Earl Sweatshirt 131,141@earlxsweat
75Joell Ortiz122,272@joellortiz
76Chevy Woods122,180@chevywoods
78Method Man 110,473@methodman
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  • Pushupyalighter

    Earl Sweatshirt, Kendrick Lamar, Fabolous, Pharrell, Kreayshawn, RZA, Curren$y, Bun B, Methodman, Ghostface, Raekwon, M.I.A., Fat Joe, Ludacris, Talib, Snoop, Busta, Q-tip, and probably a lot more.  A bunch of these guys are over a million too, come on…

    • yorapper

      Thanks fam, I used your input to update the list. 

  • Dvalenz1

    Slim Thug, Bun B, Chamillionaire….. I guess what I’m saying is your list sucks, and it’s an insult to Texas.

    But yeah keep following French Montana, Waka, Tyga and Lil’ Kim…. wack sh…

    • yorapper

      I love Texas rap, it’s actually kind of hard to remember over 50 rappers name. But UGK is some shit I grew up on. Who else is poppin in Texas? Don’t say Kirko Bangz.

  • Guest210

    Plies 335,694

    Nice Omission 

    • yorapper

      Haha got it!

  • Terri_carelexxx

    I dont believe the numbers expecially when the ppl are buying followers… dont believe me? Google how to buy followers

    • yorapper

      Yeah I’ve seen that stuff. I’m not sure it works to get real people that will engage with you though.

  • onQ123

    @JoeBudden  464,939 Followers 

    • yorapper

      How could I forgot Budden!!! Shame on me. Thank you bro!

  • allenmurph

    I know Joe Budden and Questlove should be up there as well, and in response to guest210, plies isn’t really a “rapper” he’s more of a parody 

    • yorapper

      I don’t know about Questlove as a rapper. I follow him for his insight, but I don’t recall him spitting any bars.