Top 20 Rappers to Follow on Twitter

<p>From album details (we're still waiting <a href="/artist/young-jeezy/595236">Young Jeezy</a>!) to hip-hop beefs, rappers take to Twitter each day to express their sentiments in a 140 characters or less, no matter the repercussions.</p><p>To welcome <a href="/artist/dmx/53616">DMX</a> and celebrate the return of <a href="/artist/t-i/447490">T.I.</a> to our timelines, here are our top twenty rappers to follow on Twitter. Be sure to tag <a href="http://twitter.com/Billboarddotcom">@billboarddotcom</a> to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to <a href="http://twitter.com/Billboarddotcom">follow us</a>!)</p><table style="width: 400px;" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/50Cent" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1508833809/street-king-energy.png" alt="50 Cent" width="73" height="73" /> </a> <br /> </td> <td> <strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/50Cent" target="_blank">@50Cent</a>:</strong> Follow For: Updates on business ventures, re-tweets of friendly offers from femme fans and shots at Interscope Records and @TheGame - if provoked first. <br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/bigboi" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1443608427/150711122723_0bigboiinterview-detail.jpg" alt="bigboi" width="73" height="73" /> </a> </td> <td> <strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/bigboi" target="_blank">@bigboi</a>:</strong> Follow For: Respect to other rappers, to be alerted of upcoming collaborations and heighten the hope for an Outkast album. <br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/BunBTrillOG" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1553311811/Bun_Blink182.jpg" alt="Bun B" width="73" height="73" /> </a> <br /> </td> <td> <strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/BunBTrillOG" target="_blank">@BunBTrillOG</a>:</strong> Follow For: General pleasantness, from giving props to fellow rappers to supporting his beloved Houston Texans. <br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/iamdiddy" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1299211308/OG_FADER_FORT_DAY_4_19.jpg" alt="Diddy" width="73" height="73" /> </a> </td> <td> <span class="entry-content"> <strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/iamdiddy" target="_blank">@iamdiddy</a>:</strong> Follow For: Motivational speech, Ciroc news, and questions like "What's the best movie out right now?" <br /> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/DizarkMizanIzex" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1483805204/image.jpg" alt="DMX" width="73" height="73" /> </a> </td> <td> <strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/DizarkMizanIzex" target="_blank">@DizarkMizanIzex</a>:</strong> Follow For: Dark Man X declaring that, yes, this Twitter IS official, as well as self-promo and a few "Grrrrrrrrrrrrr's." <br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/Drake" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1550764569/IMG-20110919-00127.jpg" alt="Drake" width="73" height="73" /> </a> </td> <td> <span class="entry-content"> <strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/Drake" target="_blank">@Drake</a>:</strong> Follow For: Alerts on back to back debuts on October's Very Own, freshmen co-signs through his favorite lyrics of the artist, i.e. @theweekndxo, and random emoness. <br /> </span></td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/myfabolouslife" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1419320960/IMG_6517.jpg" alt="Fabolous" width="73" height="73" /> </a> </td> <td> <strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/myfabolouslife" target="_blank">@myfabolouslife</a>:</strong> Follow For: Anything and everything F-A-B-O, including frequent updates, shout-outs and plugs for other artists. <br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/thegame" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1556476674/imagejpeg_2_12.jpg" alt="thegame" width="73" height="73" /> </a> </td> <td> <strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/thegame" target="_blank">@thegame</a>:</strong> Follow For: Shots fired at everyone in hip-hop, especially @50Cent, a direct number to LAPD and trending topic fails and wins. <br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/gucci1017" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1441525090/FerrariBoyzC2.jpg" alt="Gucci Mane" width="73" height="73" /> </a> </td> <td> <strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/gucci1017" target="_blank">@gucci1017</a>:</strong> Follow For: See T.I. <br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/s_c_" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1425983883/337719746.jpg" alt="s_c_" width="73" height="73" /> </a> </td> <td> <strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/s_c_" target="_blank">@s_c_</a>:</strong> Follow For: Re-tweet friendly self promotion and directions to possibly meet Mr. Carter himself. <br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/kanyewest" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1132696610/securedownload.jpeg" alt="Kanye West" width="73" height="73" /> </a> </td> <td> <strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/kanyewest" target="_blank">@kanyewest</a> </strong> Follow For: The off-chance that Kanye tweets something insane. <br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/LILBTHEBASEDGOD" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1248509273/39198_1571854573776_1157872547_31663366_5779158_n.jpg" alt="Lil B" width="73" height="73" /> </a> </td> <td> <strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/LILBTHEBASEDGOD" target="_blank">@LILBTHEBASEDGOD</a>:</strong> Follow For: An easy retweet and a clogged feed full of #swag's <br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/LilTunechi" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/712863751/lil-wayne-gq-2.jpg" alt="Lil Wayne" width="73" height="73" /> </a> </td> <td> <strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/LilTunechi" target="_blank">@LilTunechi</a>:</strong> Follow For: A retweet-free peek into the globe-trotting life of the world's hottest rapper. Also, words like "azz" and "fuggin." <br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1561957880/tumblr_ls33zz5iqG1r1ax1zo1_500.png" alt="Nicki Minaj" width="73" height="73" /> </a> </td> <td> <strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/NICKIMINAJ" target="_blank">@NICKIMINAJ</a>:</strong> Follow For: Flirtatious emoticons and come ons back and forth with @rihanna and re-tweeted conversations between Minaj and her Barbies. <br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/PRODIGYMOBBDEEP" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a1.twimg.com/profile_images/1564543618/mobb-deep-cocaine.jpg" alt="Prodigy" width="73" height="73" /> </a> </td> <td> <strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/PRODIGYMOBBDEEP" target="_blank">@PRODIGYMOBBDEEP</a>:</strong> Follow For: Re-tweets of hard core Mobb Deep fans and conspiracy theories up the ying yang. <br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/questlove" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/1168342829/Screen_shot_2010-11-15_at_9.08.26_PM.png" alt="Questo of The Roots" width="73" height="73" /> </a> </td> <td> <strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/questlove" target="_blank">@questlove</a>:</strong> Follow For: Exclusive "Jimmy Fallon" performance pics, vague updates on the new D'Angelo album, and general pearls of wisdom from the Roots' driving force. <br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/rickyrozay" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/1449618012/Rick-Ross.jpg" alt="Rick Ross" width="73" height="73" /> </a> </td> <td> <strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/rickyrozay" target="_blank">@rickyrozay (Rick Ross)</a>:</strong> Follow For: A timeline filled of Maybach Music Group promotion tweets and twit-pics of city skylines, rolled up doe, and shiny pinky rings. <br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/TalibKweli" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/1555830002/TalibKweli.jpg" alt="Talib Kweli" width="73" height="73" /> </a> </td> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/TalibKweli" target="_blank"> <strong>@TalibKweli</strong> </a> <strong>:</strong> Follow For: Wise op-eds of day to day news stretching beyond hip-hop and to be alerted of stolen tech items. <br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/Tip" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a2.twimg.com/profile_images/1177915436/image.jpg" alt="T.I." width="73" height="73" /> </a> </td> <td> <strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/Tip" target="_blank">@Tip</a>:</strong> Follow For: Humble fan shout-outs when he's out of jail, countdowns to freedom when he's not. <br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://twitter.com/fucktyler" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a0.twimg.com/profile_images/1439707002/Screen_shot_2011-07-13_at_1.07.40_AM.png" alt="Tyler, the Creator" width="73" height="73" /> </a> </td> <td> <strong> <a href="http://twitter.com/fucktyler" target="_blank">@fucktyler (Tyler, the Creator)</a>:</strong> Follow For: Notifications of toilet expeditions, gratitude towards long dreamed of celeb collaborations, and countless "F*CK" tweets. <br /> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <a href="http://www.twitter.com/billboarddotcom" target="_blank"> <img src="http://a3.twimg.com/profile_images/472810807/B_bigger.jpg" alt="" /> </a> <br /> </td> <td>Want more? Follow us on Twitter for the most up-to-the-minute music news on the web. <a href="http://www.twitter.com/billboarddotcom" target="_blank">@Billboarddotcom</a>.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>