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.
Albums: Long.Live.A$AP, Live. Love. ASAP, No Rest for the Wicked, Purple Swag, Fuckin' Problems, + more
Albums: The State vs. Radric Davis, Back to the Trap House, Trap God, Trap House, Trap God 2, + more
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
Albums: Finally Rich, Back From the Dead, I Don't Like, Love Sosa, Macaroni Time, + more
Albums: Tha Carter III, Tha Carter II, Tha Carter, Tha Carter IV, I Am Not a Human Being, + more
Albums: Acid Rap, Confident, Songs from Scratch: Paranoia
Albums: I Wanna Be With You, Pluto, Real and True, No Games, Tell Me When You Ready, + more
Albums: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Late Registration, The College Dropout, Watch the Throne, Graduation, + more
Albums: Finally Famous, Hall of Fame, Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big, Finally Famous-The Mixtape, U Know Big Sean–Finally Famous Vol. 2, + more
Albums: Setbacks, ScHoolboy Q, Oxymoron, Druggys WitH Hoes Again, Habits & Contradictions, + more
Albums: My Name Is My Name, Fear of God, Fear of God II: Let Us Pray, Wrath of Caine, Burial, + more
Albums: God Forgives, I Don't, Teflon Don, Trilla, Port of Miami, + more