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
596 190
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
2
313 114
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
259 126
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
309 194
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
270 143
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
130 79
Royce da 5'9
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop
7
333 189
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
221 146
Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Rap music, Gangsta rap
9
195 127
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
10
163 114
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall
11
190 91
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
137 106
Redman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music
13
133 87
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
132 123
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music
15
119 87
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
78 39
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues
17
79 91
Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Matt1345 added Hip hop music, Ghettotech, Experimental music
18
124 102
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
61 29
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
20
92 91
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
21
94 87
Big L is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
22
118 168
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop
23
130 120
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 98
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 88
Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers with the Best Rhymes, Ranked
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music