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Ranker Hip Hop
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List Rules No duos, trios, or group. Only individual rappers.

When ranking the best rap artists, the rapper's vocabulary is an important factor in determining which hip hop artists stand above the rest. Whether they use small or big words, the most creative rappers use a variety of vocab in their lyrics. Instead of repeating profanity and rhyming same words, the best MCs have a large vocabulary. Which rapper has the best vocabulary? 

Featuring Eminen, Aesop Rock, Raekwon, and more, this list of rappers with the largest vocabulary includes some of the best rappers of all time. 

Vote up who you think are the rappers with the best vocabulary, and vote down the rappers who need more time studying the thesaurus. Feel free to also add rappers with good vocabulary who are missing from the list. 

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

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Aesop Rock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Aesop Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

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André 3000 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
André 3000 Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

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RZA is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
RZA Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop

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GZA is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
GZA Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

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Ghostface Killah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Ghostface Killah Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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Daniel Dumile is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
MF Doom Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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E-40 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
E-40 Hip hop music, Mobb Music, Hyphy

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Mike D is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Mike D Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rap rock

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Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Prodigy Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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Nas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Nas Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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Ryan Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Royce da 5'9" Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop

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Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Busta Rhymes Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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Twista is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Twista Hip hop music, Midwest hip hop, Gangsta rap

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Talib Kweli is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Talib Kweli Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Conscious hip hop

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Adam Yauch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
MCA Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rap rock

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Redman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Redman Hip hop music

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KRS-One is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
KRS-One Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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Adam Horovitz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Ad-Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rap rock

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Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Mos Def Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

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Common is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Common Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Tech N9ne Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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Canibus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Canibus Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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Raekwon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Raekwon Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Mafioso rap

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Big Daddy Kane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Big Daddy Kane Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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Kool Keith is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Kool Keith Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

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Kool G Rap is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Kool G Rap Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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Big Pun is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Big Pun Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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Black Thought is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Black Thought Hip hop music

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Rakim is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Rappers with the Best Vocabulary, Ranked
Rakim Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop