Some say that R&B is the origin of hip-hop, and considering the amount of talented rappers in the industry who actually can double as singers, that statement is quite accurate.
Some rappers like Drake and Nicki Minaj switch up their bars from time to time for vocals, while the vocal talent of others, like Chamillionaire and Teyanna Taylor, go unnoticed.
Here are ten of the industry’s best known rappers who can actually hold a note or two.
The Toronto rapper is well-known for singing on both his earliest work and most popular tracks. The list of songs on which Drake has relayed his vocals extends from “I Get Lonely Too” to “Shut It Down” to “Find Your Love,” and the list goes on. At the beginning of his rap career, his vocals in songs like “Brand New,” weren’t too impressive, but his singing and use of vocals throughout his bars have improved over time. Recently, Drake’s pretty impressive vocals can be heard on his “Hold On We’re Going Home” track from his upcoming album, “Nothing Was The Same.”
Drake sings on most of his songs that talk about love and emotions, which add a powerful passion behind his deep bars.
Some fans are impressed by Drake’s vocal ability, while others criticize his singing voice. Nevertheless, Drake is one of the hottest mainstream rappers in the industry, so he’s obviously doing something right.