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The Best Freestyle Rappers 

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Updated January 2, 2020 15k votes 2.4k voters 24.2k 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
benhorspool added Genre: Hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
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Big L is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
Christian Plattner added
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Proof is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
Nelson Crova added Proof Genre: Hip hop music and Midwest hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
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Method Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
Christian Plattner added Genre: Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop & East Coast hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
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Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
teddybear1029 added Genre: Hip hop music, Horrorcore & Hardcore hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
johnstonismyname added Genre: Hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
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Logic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
tahjmahall18 added
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Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
Geronimo Skywolf Guerrero added Genre: Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Royce da 5'9" is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
Matt1345 added Royce da 5'9" Genre: Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop & Midwest hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
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The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
johnstonismyname added Genre: Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop & East Coast hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
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Crooked I is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
teddybear1029 added Crooked I Genre: Hip hop music and Gangsta rap; Nationality: United States of America
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Black Thought is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
johnstonismyname added Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America
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J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
johnstonismyname added Genre: Hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
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Rakim is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
johnstonismyname added Genre: Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop & East Coast hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
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KRS-One is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
johnstonismyname added Genre: Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop & Hardcore hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
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Big Pun is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
johnstonismyname added Genre: Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop & East Coast hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
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Common is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
johnstonismyname added Genre: Hip hop music, Jazz rap & Alternative hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
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Joey Bada$$ is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
johnstonismyname added Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America
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Redman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
johnstonismyname added Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America
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King Los is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
JohnDoe-2 added
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Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
Louie Ghalib added Genre: Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop & Political hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
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Papoose is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
johnstonismyname added Genre: Hip hop music and East Coast hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
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Big Daddy Kane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
johnstonismyname added Genre: Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop & East Coast hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
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Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
NickKamen added Genre: Alternative hip hop; Nationality: United States of America
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Eyedea is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Freestyle Rappers
Medo Dzena Bajraktarevic added Genre: Hip hop music and Experimental hip hop; Nationality: United States of America