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
362 117
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

2
221 95
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
198 78
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
162 84
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Rap music, Gangsta rap

5
64 26
Royce da 5'9
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop

6
122 64
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

7
134 72
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

8
103 60
Redman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

9
173 92
Nas 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
242 145
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
102 71
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

12
58 34
Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Ghettotech, Experimental music

13
77 47
Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Paul Watine added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

14
120 63
André 3000 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

15
140 112
MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

16
90 100
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

17
84 61
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
87 71
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
85 72
Rakim is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

20
94 74
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

21
64 70
Big Pun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

22
63 55
Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

23
25 12
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues

24
22 10
Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

25
66 64
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
93 97
Logic is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

27
64 65
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Alternative hip hop, Hip Hop

28
57 69
Big L is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

29
54 63
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

30
41 48
Ghostface Killah is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
shrimpoop added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

31
34 58
Black Thought is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

32
40 53
Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

33
36 61
Aesop Rock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

34
26 41
GZA is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
shrimpoop added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

35
8 15
Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

36
8 20
Kool G Rap is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

37
6 22
Bishop Nehru is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
1519704292721 added Hip hop music

38
2 16
Inspectah Deck is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

39
2 16
R.A. The Rugged Man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Dirty rap

40
4 26
K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Political hip hop

41
4 40
Suprême NTM is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Paul Watine added Hip hop music, French hip hop, Rap music

42
4 45
IAM is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Paul Watine added Hip hop music, French hip hop