The 25 Most Important Def Jam Rappers Of All Time (PHOTOS) was originally published on globalgrind.com

1. LL COOL J

LL COOL J

2. Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys

3. EPMD

EPMD

4. 3rd Bass

3rd Bass

5. Public Enemy

Public Enemy

6. Onyx

Onyx

7. Montell Jordan

Montell Jordan

8. Redman

Redman

9. Warren G

Warren G

10. Jay Z

Jay Z

11. Foxy Brown

Foxy Brown

12. DMX

DMX

13. Ja Rule

Ja Rule

14. Ashanti

Ashanti

15. Scarface

Scarface

16. Ludacris

Ludacris

17. Jeezy

Jeezy

18. Kanye West

Kanye West

19. Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo

20. Nas

Nas

21. Rihanna

Rihanna

22. Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah

23. Rick Ross

Rick Ross

24. 2 Chainz

2 Chainz

25. Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean
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