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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
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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
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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
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
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MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop
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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop
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Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap
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Royce da 5'9
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop
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Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Rap music, Gangsta rap
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Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall
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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
Redman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music
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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
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music
15
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
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap
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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
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Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Ghettotech, Experimental music
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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop
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Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Paul Watine added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal
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Big L is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
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Big Pun is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop
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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop
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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop
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Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music