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
415 132
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

2
239 115
Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

3
222 87
The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

4
80 36
Royce da 5'9
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop

5
150 81
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

6
176 104
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Rap music, Gangsta rap

7
131 73
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

8
188 99
Nas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

9
109 70
Redman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

10
256 157
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

11
65 45
Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Ghettotech, Experimental music

12
106 84
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

13
130 69
André 3000 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

14
168 120
MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

15
79 57
Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Paul Watine added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

16
97 116
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

17
87 70
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
92 79
Rakim is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

19
91 78
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
99 86
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

21
28 14
Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

22
31 18
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues

23
68 62
Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

24
69 79
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
71 69
Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

26
98 105
Logic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

27
64 75
Big L is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

28
69 72
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Alternative hip hop, Hip Hop

29
44 54
Ghostface Killah is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
shrimpoop added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

30
57 74
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

31
43 59
Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

32
41 69
Aesop Rock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

33
36 64
Black Thought is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

34
13 19
Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

35
29 46
GZA is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
shrimpoop added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

36
0 1
South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
mclovintheyoungster added Hip hop music, Rap music

37
3 8
Machine Gun Kelly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Christy Rose added Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

38
7 22
R.A. The Rugged Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Dirty rap

39
13 26
Kool G Rap is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

40
5 21
Inspectah Deck is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

41
9 29
K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Political hip hop

42
7 27
Bishop Nehru is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
1519704292721 added Hip hop music

43
6 43
Suprême NTM is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Paul Watine added Hip hop music, French hip hop, Rap music