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Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked 

Ranker Hip Hop
Updated October 13, 2018 5.5k votes 693 voters 9k views 38 items

Rappers have been using ad libs since the birth of the hip-hop genre, and modern-day rap has really come to use them quite regularly—and frequently. In a genre where freestyling verses gains serious respect, it's no wonder ad libs have become such a mainstay in rap as well. Just take a look at the new SoundCloud rappers. Songs from young rap artists like Lil Pump are essentially all ad libs (esketit!)—with actual lines almost scattered throughout.

All that aside, however, the ad lib is a great thing in rap. Some of the best rappers use them, and they're most often attached to their name. Simply put, each artist has their own unique ad lib. And when you hear it, you know they're about to come in and drop lines on the track. Typically unrehearsed, those rappers with the best ad libs really know how (and when) to use them. So, who's got the best ad libs out there? Rick Ross, Kanye, and 2 Chainz all have good ones, but you can help decide.

Check out the list of rappers with killer ad libs below and vote up your favorites. You can also add any rappers that didn't make the list. 

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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked

Albums: Owl Pharaoh

Jacques Berman Webster II (born April 30, 1992), known professionally as Travis Scott, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Scott signed to Epic Records before ...more

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The Best Travis Scott Songs #1,769 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #1 of 145 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers

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Migos is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked

Albums: Young Rich N*ggas, Versace, No Label 2, Fight Night, The Green Album

Migos is an American hip hop group based in Atlanta, Georgia. The group consists of Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset. Members Quavo and Takeoff are uncle and nephew; Offset is Quavo's cousin and also ...more

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The Best Songs Ft. Migos #1,882 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #11 of 145 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers

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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
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Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, better known by his stage name XXXTentacion, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Plantation, Florida, Onfroy spent most of his childhood in ...more

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The Best XXXTentacion Songs, Ranked #24 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Timelisted on The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison

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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
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Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (born October 22, 1992), known professionally as 21 Savage, is an American rapper known for his mixtapes The Slaughter Tape (2015) and Slaughter King (2015) and his EPs ...more

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The Best Songs Ft. 21 Savage #12 of 56 The Best New Male Artists #9 of 145 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers

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Ski Mask The Slump God ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
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Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne (born April 18, 1996), known professionally as Ski Mask the Slump God (formerly stylized as $ki Mask "The Slump God"), is an American rapper and songwriter. ...more

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#7 of 145 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #59 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #4 of 214 The Best New School Rappers

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Playboi Carti is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
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Jordan Terrell Carter (born September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name Playboi Carti, is an American rapper and model from Atlanta, Georgia. A former member of underground Atlanta label ...more

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#32 of 145 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #143 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #39 of 214 The Best New School Rappers

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ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Long.Live.A$AP, Live. Love. ASAP, No Rest for the Wicked, Purple Swag, Fuckin' Problems, + more

Rakim Mayers (born October 3, 1988), better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky (stylized as A$AP Rocky), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is a member of the hip ...more

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The Best ASAP Rocky Albums, Ranked #2 of 145 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #18 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

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Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Genre: Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop & Gangsta rap; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The State vs. Radric Davis, Back to the Trap House, Trap God, Trap House, Trap God 2, + more

Radric Delantic Davis (born February 12, 1980), known professionally as Gucci Mane, is an American rapper. He helped pioneer the hip-hop subgenre of trap music alongside fellow Atlanta-based ...more

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The Best Gucci Mane Songs #745 of 1,043 The Best Singers of All Timelisted on The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison

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2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
princ3ss.13 added Genre: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap & Southern hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, Beez in the Trap, T.R.U. REALigion, Codeine Cowboy (A 2 Chainz Collective), Based On a T.R.U. Story, + more

Tauheed Epps (born September 12, 1977), known professionally as 2 Chainz (formerly Tity Boi), is an American rapper. Born and raised in College Park, Georgia, he initially gained recognition for ...more

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The Best Songs Ft. 2 Chainz #31 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Timelisted on The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison

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Chief Keef is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked

Albums: Finally Rich, Back From the Dead, I Don't Like, Love Sosa, Macaroni Time, + more

Keith Farrelle Cozart (born August 15, 1995), better known by his stage name Chief Keef, is an American rapper and record producer. Keef's music first became popular among high school students ...more

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The Best Chief Keef Albums, Ranked #750 of 1,043 The Best Singers of All Time #31 of 145 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Genre: Hip hop, Trap & Pop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Tha Carter III, Tha Carter II, Tha Carter, Tha Carter IV, I Am Not a Human Being, + more

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and actor. His career began in ...more

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The Best Lil Wayne Songs of All Time #9 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Timelisted on The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison

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Famous Dex is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
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Famous Dex (born September 6, 1993) is a Chicago rapper known for his songs "Try Me (Remix)" and "Bottle After Bottle." He followed his debut mixtape release Never Seen It ...more

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#47 of 56 The Best New Male Artists #50 of 145 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #62 of 214 The Best New School Rappers

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Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked

Albums: Hookah, Lifestyle

Jeffrey Williams, better known by his stage name Young Thug, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He is known for the single "Stoner", as well as his collaborations with fellow ...more

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The Best Songs on Young Thug's Album 'So Much Fun' #21 of 145 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #84 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Acid Rap, Confident, Songs from Scratch: Paranoia

Chancelor Bennett (born April 16, 1993), better known by his stage name Chance the Rapper, is an American hip hop recording artist from the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, he ...more

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The Best Chance the Rapper Songs, Ranked #800 of 1,043 The Best Singers of All Time #3 of 145 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers

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Future is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Genre: Hip hop and Trap; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: I Wanna Be With You, Pluto, Real and True, No Games, Tell Me When You Ready, + more

Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, better known by his stage name Future, is an American rapper, singer, and record producer from the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. After releasing a series of ...more

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The Best Songs Ft. Future #1,811 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #42 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

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Desiigner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Desiigner
Sidney Royel Selby III, better known by his stage name Desiigner, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, record executive and actor.
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Lil Pump is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Lil Pump
Gazzy Garcia (born August 17, 2000), known professionally as Lil Pump, is an American rapper and songwriter. He began uploading songs to music sharing website SoundCloud in 2016, gaining almost ...more

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The Best Lil Pump Songs, Ranked #37 of 56 The Best New Male Artists #2,044 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Genre: Hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Late Registration, The College Dropout, Watch the Throne, Graduation, + more

Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. His musical career has been marked by dramatic changes in ...more

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The Best Kanye West Albums of All-Time #518 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #16 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Genre: Hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Finally Famous, Hall of Fame, Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big, Finally Famous-The Mixtape, U Know Big Sean–Finally Famous Vol. 2, + more

Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam ...more

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The Best Songs Ft. Big Sean #1,303 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #15 of 145 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers

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Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
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Michael Lamar White IV (born June 18, 1999), known professionally as Trippie Redd, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. White is best known for his songs "Dark Knight Dummo" ...more

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The Best Songs on Trippie Redd's Album '!' #31 of 56 The Best New Male Artists #24 of 145 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers

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Rich the Kid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
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Dimitri Roger, known professionally as Rich the Kid, is an American rapper and songwriter. Currently signed to Interscope Records, he released his debut album, The World Is Yours, on March 30, ...more

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#28 of 145 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #183 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #48 of 214 The Best New School Rappers

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Schoolboy Q is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Genre: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap & West Coast hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Setbacks, ScHoolboy Q, Oxymoron, Druggys WitH Hoes Again, Habits & Contradictions, + more

Quincy Matthew Hanley (born October 26, 1986), better known by his stage name ScHoolboy Q, is an American rapper and songwriter based in South Central Los Angeles, California. In 2009, Hanley ...more

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The Best ScHoolBoy Q Albums, Ranked #40 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #16 of 214 The Best New School Rappers

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Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
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Belcalis Almanzar (born October 11, 1992), known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and media personality. Born and raised in The Bronx, New York, she first ...more

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The Best Songs Feat. Cardi B #6 of 61 The Best New Female Artists #1,733 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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Pusha T is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Pusha T Genre: Hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: My Name Is My Name, Fear of God, Fear of God II: Let Us Pray, Wrath of Caine, Burial, + more

Terrence LeVarr Thornton (born May 13, 1977), better known by his stage name Pusha T, is an American rapper, songwriter and record executive. He initially gained major recognition as half of hip ...more

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The Best Pusha T Albums, Ranked #39 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #19 of 214 The Best New School Rappers

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Rick Ross is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Genre: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap & Mafioso rap; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: God Forgives, I Don't, Teflon Don, Trilla, Port of Miami, + more

William Leonard Roberts II (born January 28, 1976), known professionally as Rick Ross, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and record executive.After releasing his debut single, ...more

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The Best Songs Feat. Rick Ross #760 of 1,043 The Best Singers of All Time #60 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time