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bands/musicians Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked  

Ranker Hip Hop
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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.

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1
174 75
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Tupac Shakur Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

2
206 95
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Eminem Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

3
129 59
The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
The Notorious B.I.G. Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

4
126 68
Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Kendrick Lamar Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

5
120 66
Nas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Nas Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

6
81 41
André 3000 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
André 3000 Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

7
102 72
MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
MF Doom Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

8
62 39
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Busta Rhymes Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

9
74 51
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Dr. Dre Hip hop music, Rap music, Gangsta rap

10
66 46
Rakim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Rakim Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

11
56 38
Method Man is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Method Man Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

12
55 38
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Tech N9ne Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

13
49 39
Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Mos Def Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

14
57 49
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Jay-Z Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap

The Best Rappers with Big in Their Names, Ranked

15
64 59
Logic is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Logic Hip hop music

16
42 37
Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Ludacris Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

17
46 42
Big L is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Big L Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

18
37 32
Redman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Redman Hip hop music

19
53 51
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Lil Wayne Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

20
28 24
Ghostface Killah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
shrimpoop added Ghostface Killah Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

21
42 42
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Childish Gambino Alternative hip hop, Hip Hop

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22
45 48
Big Pun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Big Pun Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

23
22 20
Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Paul Watine added Cypress Hill Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

24
29 31
Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Lupe Fiasco Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

25
18 21
GZA is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
shrimpoop added GZA Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

26
31 39
Aesop Rock is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Aesop Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

27
3 2
Kool G Rap is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
1519704292721 added Kool G Rap Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

28
3 3
Bishop Nehru is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
1519704292721 added Bishop Nehru Hip hop music

The Best Rappers with Lil in Their Names, Ranked

29
47 63
Drake is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Drake Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

30
31 43
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Chance The Rapper Hip hop music

31
2 3
K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
1519704292721 added K-Rino Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Political hip hop

32
29 43
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Big Sean Hip hop music

33
23 36
Black Thought is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Black Thought Hip hop music

34
33 65
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Nicki Minaj Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

35
17 43
Fat Joe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Fat Joe Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

36
15 43
Fabolous is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Fabolous Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop

37
4 21
Suprême NTM is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Paul Watine added Suprême NTM Hip hop music, French hip hop, Rap music

38
24 93
Lil Pump is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
_Pete_G added Lil Pump Hip hop, Cloud rap, Trap

39
3 25
IAM is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Paul Watine added IAM Hip hop music, French hip hop

40
12 69
Soulja Boy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
RandomDud added Soulja Boy Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Pop music