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The Best Freestyle Rappers 

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Updated January 2, 2020 16k votes 2.6k voters 26.4k views 74 items

 Freestyle rap artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good freestyle rap bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top freestyle rap bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Freestyle rap groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all freestyle rap bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest freestyle rap bands of all time, since the most famous freestyle rap artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best freestyle rap music.

You can click on the freestyle rap band names to see more information about that particular notable freestyle rap group. If they're near the top of the best freestyle rap artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top freestyle rap bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the freestyle rap band names themselves.

The list you're viewing is made up of different artists like Freestyle Fellowship and Ruff Sqwad. Click thumbs up to see your favorite artists rise to the top of the list. The list includes Brainpower and Serius Jones so that you have plenty of choices on what to vote for.

All important, significant and iconic names in freestyle rap music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new freestyle rap bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of freestyle rap, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into freestyle rap music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good freestyle rap bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent freestyle rap bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best freestyle rap bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest freestyle rap musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular freestyle rap bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Proof is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Big L is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Method Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Logic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Royce da 5'9" is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Crooked I is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Black Thought is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Rakim is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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KRS-One is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Joey Bada$$ is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Big Pun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Common is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Redman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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King Los is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Big Daddy Kane is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
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Papoose is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers