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Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked 

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Updated June 14, 2019 12.2k votes 1.5k voters 9.6k views 63 items

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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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Nas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Rakim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Royce da 5'9" is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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André 3000 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Redman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Method Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Big Pun is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Big L is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Ghostface Killah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Logic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
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Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked