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.

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1
485 168
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

2
274 102
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
276 145
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
229 112
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
301 171
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
176 105
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

7
103 57
Royce da 5'9
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop

8
192 132
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Rap music, Gangsta rap

9
147 98
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

10
218 133
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
124 92
Redman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

12
160 86
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
118 109
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music

14
72 75
Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Ghettotech, Experimental music

15
111 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
105 82
Method Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

17
87 78
Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Paul Watine added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

18
59 31
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues

19
105 92
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
45 22
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
117 107
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

22
105 147
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop

23
83 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 91
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
85 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