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
544 185
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

2
294 110
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
246 122
Nas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

4
290 188
Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

5
320 183
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
119 73
Royce da 5'9
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop

7
212 142
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Rap music, Gangsta rap

8
186 122
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

9
241 139
MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

10
157 110
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

11
133 102
Redman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

12
177 88
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
126 120
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

14
125 86
Rakim is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

15
115 84
Method Man 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
77 85
Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Ghettotech, Experimental music

17
91 86
Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Paul Watine added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

18
69 37
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues

19
114 99
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap

20
55 27
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
113 155
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

22
90 83
Big L is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

23
123 115
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

24
89 94
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
89 86
Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music