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
588 189
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
2
309 111
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
256 126
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
306 194
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
268 142
MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop
6
128 77
Royce da 5'9
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop
7
332 188
Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap
8
220 146
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Rap music, Gangsta rap
9
193 126
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
10
162 113
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall
11
188 90
André 3000 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music
12
136 105
Redman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music
13
132 86
Rakim is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop
14
131 123
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music
15
118 86
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
79 89
Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Ghettotech, Experimental music
17
74 39
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues
18
121 102
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
92 90
Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Paul Watine added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal
20
59 29
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
94 86
Big L is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
22
118 167
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop
23
129 120
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop
24
94 97
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
93 87
Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music