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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.

1
245 100
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Eminem Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

2
142 69
The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
The Notorious B.I.G. Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

3
183 106
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Tupac Shakur Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

4
138 74
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
132 76
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
91 46
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
86 42
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Tech N9ne Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

8
101 58
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Dr. Dre Hip hop music, Rap music, Gangsta rap

9
63 33
Redman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Redman Hip hop music

10
71 43
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Busta Rhymes Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

11
48 23
Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Paul Watine added Cypress Hill Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

12
117 88
MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
MF Doom Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

13
73 51
Rakim is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Rakim Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

14
61 42
Method Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Method Man Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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15
20 4
Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Matt1345 added Yelawolf Hip hop music, Ghettotech, Experimental music

16
16 2
Royce da 5'9
Matt1345 added Royce da 5'9" Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop

17
54 45
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Big Sean Hip hop music

18
54 45
Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Mos Def Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

19
63 55
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Jay-Z Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap

20
57 52
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Lil Wayne Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

21
44 41
Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Ludacris Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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22
48 48
Big L is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Big L Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

23
32 29
Ghostface Killah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
shrimpoop added Ghostface Killah Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

24
50 53
Big Pun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Big Pun Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

25
42 48
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Childish Gambino Alternative hip hop, Hip Hop

26
31 35
Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Lupe Fiasco Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

27
21 23
GZA is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
shrimpoop added GZA Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

28
5 4
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
5 4
Kool G Rap is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
1519704292721 added Kool G Rap Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

30
35 44
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Chance The Rapper Hip hop music

31
65 85
Logic is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Logic Hip hop music

32
32 42
Aesop Rock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Aesop Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

33
29 38
Black Thought is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Black Thought Hip hop music

34
50 69
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
4 8
K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
1519704292721 added K-Rino Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Political hip hop

36
48 89
Drake is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Drake Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

37
18 44
Fat Joe is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Fat Joe Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

38
15 44
Fabolous is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Fabolous Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop

39
4 22
Suprême NTM is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Paul Watine added Suprême NTM Hip hop music, French hip hop, Rap music

40
25 103
Lil Pump is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
_Pete_G added Lil Pump Hip hop, Cloud rap, Trap

41
3 27
IAM is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Paul Watine added IAM Hip hop music, French hip hop

42
12 73
Soulja Boy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
RandomDud added Soulja Boy Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Pop music