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
482 166
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

2
272 102
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
275 143
Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

4
227 112
Nas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

5
299 170
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
102 56
Royce da 5'9
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop

7
174 105
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

8
192 130
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Rap music, Gangsta rap

9
146 97
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

10
216 133
MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

11
122 92
Redman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

12
159 85
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
117 108
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

14
72 74
Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Ghettotech, Experimental music

15
109 85
Rakim 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
87 77
Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Paul Watine added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

17
104 81
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
103 92
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
56 31
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues

20
116 104
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

21
105 144
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

22
42 22
Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

23
82 81
Big L is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

24
83 90
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
84 81
Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music