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
483 168
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

2
273 102
The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

3
275 145
Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

4
228 112
Nas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

5
300 170
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

6
175 105
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

7
102 57
Royce da 5'9
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop

8
192 131
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Rap music, Gangsta rap

9
146 98
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

10
217 133
MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

11
123 92
Redman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

12
159 86
André 3000 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

13
118 108
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

14
72 75
Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Ghettotech, Experimental music

15
110 85
Rakim is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

16
87 78
Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Paul Watine added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

17
104 82
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
104 92
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
57 31
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues

20
43 22
Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

21
105 146
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

22
116 106
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

23
83 81
Big L is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

24
83 91
Big Pun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

25
85 81
Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music