Best British Rappers Lyrically

The most talented british rappers. (The ones who write the best lyrics)

The Top TenXW

1Lowkey

Lowkey... The most real rapper in the industry (as well as immortal technique) easily the best british rapper there's ever been. He knows what he's talking about unlike other rappers/pop artists out there. Listen to Obama nation, voices of the voiceless, long live Palestine, dear England... Id say he's the new Tupac but not quite as good hahaa, defiantly in the Top 10 ever!

Lowkey is just realest rapper in the uk... Not the "i'm a gangster real" but the real when it comes to global issues, wether it be london, america or baghdad his music is on a global concious level, a person from london can enjoy so can a person living the ghettos of gaza... His lyrical skill and delivery are unmeasurable and leathal! With that skill and his strong political views Lowkey is the number 1 british rapper NO DOUBT!

Lowkey is the best rapper I have ever heard! He sings about The Third World and its exploitation by First World. This is really impressive, that he can appreciate Third World's fight for freedom... - jakubkrawczyk

You're DEFINITELY sleeping if you haven't listened to Lowkey yet.

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2Tinie Tempah

His lyrics are sick! "I used to be the kid that no one cared about that's why you have to keep screaming till they hear you out" just shows how hard he had to work to make it to the top. Can you think of a rap artist who made a song that was even meant to be released but somehow got to no1? Yeah I'm talking about pass out! Big up tinie!

Are you kidding, 4th place! He deserves to be #1. I mean have you listened to Pass Out, Written In The Stars, Frisky, Wonderman. He should be #1 without a doubt.

The lyrics he spit in his songs like Pass Out and Written In The Stars had the flow of a true rapper

I love his music

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3Devlin

This guy is with out a doubt the best rapper in England. He is initiative and isn't like the mainstream rappers you see today! Top man

Best UK Rapper ever, he is comparable to Eminem. His lyrical ability is impressive.

Devil is a sick English rapper listen to him trust

Level with Ghetts

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4Chipmunk

He's a lot better than all you give him credit for

Chip is a multi talented artist, evident in his lyrical skills and flow. Some still need to except that at the age of only 24 Chip is veteran on the scene and is 10 years plus deep and still evolving. Chip's reply to the recent beef with artists such as Bugzy Malone and Saskilla silenced a lot of his critics, we were reminded of his talent, passion and hunger for his craft. His recent collabos with Stormzy, D Double E, Krept and Konan, Fekky, Wretch 32 and Kano have been well received. Although his catalog of music is diverse, his roots are embedded in Grime.

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5Dizzee Rascal

Is a pioneer to a sub genre of grime. Most critically claimed albums of any UK rapper ever. Great cross over appeal to America. In fact the first rapper to do it really. Inspired many new artists, widely respected and his boy in the corner album is arguable the greatest rap album critically ever. can't argue with facts... these are not opinions

Bonkers is an awesome song, but I didn't know that this guy was british. - Giusti97

He's still making songs nowadays, he is defiantly the most famous of English rappers, he also made the England 2010 football hit 'shout'

This guy kicks ass!

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6Giggs

The hardest ghetto rapper and has an official position in the game

Talking the hardest best track

Must of hit punier at 2! Kills every track he's on!

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7Dappy

After Eminem, Dappy is the most emotional Rapper I know... He is simply Awesome

He is the best rapper
Amazing tunes
Should be the first at the top
A real rapper there are good rappers he stands out the most
Don't hate
LOVE

Easily the most talented rapper in the UK of all time. Dappy has an amazing way with lyrics and his delivery is on point

Dappy is the best

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8Professor Green

Funny and creative lyrics! Especially in songs like Monster and Just Be Good To Green!
But some of his lyrics are quite heartbreaking, like in Read All About It and Never Be A Right Time.

Pro Green's such a great rapper, and he's so sweet and modest in real life, I just love him!

Pro Green should be number 1 as he has a diffrent vibe to the rest. With all he has been through in the past its lucky he has not killed anyone but he stayed strong and put his feelings into a rap there for he should be number 1

I've been to a concert of professor green and it was so live and I would definitely see him again

Brilliant and clever with his lyrics

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9Akala

Akala should definitely be number 1, no-one is equal to him in terms of lyricism. Embarrassing how Dizzee Rascal is above him. Akala is both my favourite british rapper & my role model.

All round number 1 writing excellent not the cleverest though pip gets ma vote delivery is smooth as

Lyrically the best.. Gives the younger generation something else to listen to other than "bang bang on your door, 6 shots make you hit the floor" blah blha akala is really really talented and real as well check him out!

Lyrically up there with Immortal Technique and Lowkey

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10Ghetts

Consistently good, his energy is so unique

Ghetts is easily the best mc and getto gospel is the best uk album since boy in the corner

Ghetts is easily one of Englands best talents! Stop sleeping on him

BY FAR the best rapper in the world

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The Contenders

11Skepta

Skepta is personally the best in the UK making hits constantally. He is a beast with the mic and just rips every track lyrically with sick punchlines, bars, puns, methapors, innuendos and just craziness. He is probably a rapper who is consistent with quality and quantity who has an endless amount of skill. Listen to his albums such as Blacklisted for example and hear the talent in every song. He is currently doing it major getting recognised by a lot of huge megastars like Puff Daddy making songs with him, performing with him and making big money. He is a rapper that hasn't died or has lost hype he is someone I think she be first; I am a great big fan of rappers like Lowkey and Akala and Ghetts etc but Skepta is something that is a great thing for the UK Rap industry, Boy Better Know is big so recognise. No body matches Skepta the greatest MC in the UK

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12Ashley Walters
13JarBag

He's sick. Simple as. He gets hate from bare people and chokes in like every rap battle EVER- But he can rap, ands the best in his school possibly one day better than clixx-madting doe how he become best in England lool
He ain't even started nah I'm joking look him up he sick being human is going 2 be hard

Jarbags live he's only put up a freestyle video :(
But his tracks r actually sick BEING HUMANN! Look out for it yanno its gon be sick

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15K Koke

K koke deserves more respect than he gets, there probably more lyrical out there but not much realer, he keeps it 100

Talks about the real struggle, he still young and up an coming to

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17Mic Righteous

Best rapper snm, amazing lyricist, sickest flow, more passion than anyone, modest in real life as well, seems like a great guy

The cannibal rapper who. Would eat anyother uk rapper for breakfast lunch and dinner

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18Wiley

Wiley is the godfather of grime he should be number 1

19Plan B

I think his ill manors album is pure beast! Could be the best UK rapper out there, knows what he's talking about and doesn't talk crap like most American rappers, he speaks the truth about life in the streets

Plan b has by far some of the best lyrics in the industry, he's a real story teller and should be number 1 hands down.

How had some one not put him on here, he's by far one of the best, with a huge range of talent. He can rap, sing and act!

Can't believe he isn't higher ill manors gave me chills.

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20Slick Rick

Slick Rick is one of the greatest story-tellers within Hip-hop. How's he not listed as #, when mentioning best British rappers?

Slick Rick not even top 5, I don't understand other humans apparently

This is retarded Slick Rick THE RULER is not number 1

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