Here at Complex, we wanted to acknowledge and honour the achievements of UK rappers this past year by compiling a list of the 10 best!
To help us with this difficult task, we brought in some top industry experts and insiders, including Complex UK’s Editor-In-Chief, Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson, DJ/A&R Sian Anderson, No Signal Radio’s Scully, music journalist/critic Mimi The Music Blogger and Plugged In founder, Fumez The Engineer.
Each of our panelists had to submit their own individual top 10 lists, based on the following criteria: Buzz / Impact & Influence / Body Of Work / Mainstream Radar / Rapping Ability / Other Achievements. Each list was then scored using a point system, and the rappers with the most points—the names that appeared most frequently and ranked the highest—would then enter the final 10.
Watch the video above as we debate and rank the rappers from 10-1 until we crown Complex UK’s Best Rapper Of 2021!