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Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked  

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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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Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
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Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne, better known by his stage name Ski Mask the Slump God (or simply Ski Mask), is an American rapper from Broward County, Florida.
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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Owl Pharaoh
Jacques Webster, better known by his stage name Travis Scott, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from Houston, Texas. In 2012, Scott signed to Epic Records before ...more
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Migos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Young Rich N*ggas, Versace, No Label 2
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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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 5 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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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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Chief Keef is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Chief Keef Finally Rich, Back From the Dead, I Don't Like
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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ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Long.Live.A$AP, Live. Love. ASAP, No Rest for the Wicked
Rakim Mayers (born October 3, 1988), better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky (stylized as A$AP Rocky), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is a member of the hip ...more
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2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
princ3ss.13 added B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, Beez in the Trap, T.R.U. REALigion
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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Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
The State vs. Radric Davis, Back to the Trap House, Trap God
Radric Delantic Davis, better known by his stage name Gucci Mane, is an American rapper. He debuted in 2005 with Trap House, Trap-A-Thon, and Back to the Trap House in 2007. In 2009, his second ...more
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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Tha Carter III, Tha Carter II, Tha Carter
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, songwriter, and entrepreneur from New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1991, at the age of nine, Lil Wayne joined Cash ...more
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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Acid Rap, Confident, Songs from Scratch: Paranoia
Chancelor Bennett, 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 began to gain major ...more
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Famous Dex is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
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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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Finally Famous, Hall of Fame, Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big
Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. Big Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam Recordings in 2008, ...more
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Desiigner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
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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Future is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
I Wanna Be With You, Pluto, Real and True
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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Lil Pump is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
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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Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
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Michael White IV (born June 18, 1999), known professionally as Trippie Redd, is an American rapper and singer. He is best known for his songs "Love Scars", "Dark Knight
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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Late Registration, The College Dropout
Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, director, painter, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. West first gained prominence as a producer for Roc-A-Fella ...more
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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 Leslie Roger, better known by his stage name Rich the Kid, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor.
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Schoolboy Q is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Setbacks, ScHoolboy Q, Oxymoron
Quincy Matthew Hanley, better known by his stage name Schoolboy Q, is an American hip hop recording artist from South Central Los Angeles, California. In 2009, Hanley signed to Carson-based ...more
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Pusha T is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
My Name Is My Name, Fear of God, Fear of God II: Let Us Pray
Terrence Thornton, better known by his stage name Pusha T, is an American hip hop recording artist from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is also known as one half of hip hop duo Clipse, alongside ...more
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Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Lil Yachty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
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Miles Parks McCollum (born August 23, 1997), known professionally as Lil Yachty, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Yachty first gained recognition in August 2015 for his singles ...more