Bands/Musicians Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked  

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When ranking the best rap artists, how a rapper rhymes is an important factor in determining which hip hop artists stand above the rest. From multi syllable rappers to creative rhymers, this ranking of MCs with the best rhymes has old school rappers as well as new school rappers. Which rapper has the best rhymes? 

Featuring Eminen, MF Doom, Big Pun, Lil Wayne, and more, this list of rappers with the best rhymes includes some of the greatest rappers of all time. 

Vote up who you think are the best rhymers in hip hop and vote down the rappers who need more time studying the thesaurus. Feel free to add any rappers missing from the list.

list ordered by

1
410 130
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

2
237 111
Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

3
219 85
The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

4
78 35
Royce da 5'9
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop

5
148 80
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

6
175 102
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Rap music, Gangsta rap

7
130 71
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

8
187 97
Nas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

9
108 67
Redman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

10
253 156
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

11
63 42
Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Ghettotech, Experimental music

12
104 81
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

13
130 67
André 3000 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

14
168 118
MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

15
79 55
Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Paul Watine added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

16
97 113
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

17
86 68
Method Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

18
91 76
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap

19
91 78
Rakim is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

20
99 84
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

21
27 12
Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

22
68 60
Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

23
69 77
Big Pun is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

24
29 17
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues

25
70 67
Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

26
96 103
Logic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

27
68 70
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Alternative hip hop, Hip Hop

28
63 74
Big L is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

29
44 52
Ghostface Killah is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
shrimpoop added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

30
57 71
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

31
43 57
Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

32
41 67
Aesop Rock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

33
36 63
Black Thought is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

34
13 19
Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

35
29 45
GZA is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
shrimpoop added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

36
0 0
South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
mclovintheyoungster added Hip hop music, Rap music

37
7 21
R.A. The Rugged Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Dirty rap

38
13 25
Kool G Rap is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

39
5 20
Inspectah Deck is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

40
1 7
Machine Gun Kelly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Christy Rose added Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

41
8 29
K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Political hip hop

42
7 27
Bishop Nehru is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
1519704292721 added Hip hop music

43
6 43
Suprême NTM is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Paul Watine added Hip hop music, French hip hop, Rap music