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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 (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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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
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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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 3 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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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
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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#29 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #1,407 of 2,186 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timefeaturing The Best Chief Keef Albums, Ranked

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Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 8 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 (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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ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 9 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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#1 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #1,914 of 2,186 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timefeaturing The Best Songs Ft. A$AP Rocky

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2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
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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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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. (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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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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Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Famous Dex is listed (or ranked) 14 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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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 (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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Future is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Desiigner is listed (or ranked) 17 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) 18 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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Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 19 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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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 (; 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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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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Schoolboy Q is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Setbacks, ScHoolboy Q, Oxymoron
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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Pusha T is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Ad Libs, Ranked
Pusha T My Name Is My Name, Fear of God, Fear of God II: Let Us Pray
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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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

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