Best British Rappers Lyrically

The most talented british rappers. (The ones who write the best lyrics) Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

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...


[Newest]This man has walked the walk and that backs up his talk.

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.
Children of the sun just amaze. Not the best British rapper but best in the WORLD!
[Newest]I love his music

He's a lot better than all you give him credit for
He's suppose to be #1
Easliy the best. When was tinie's last rap song? And he's number 2.

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
Easily the most talented rapper in the UK of all time. Dappy has an amazing way with lyrics and his delivery is on point
Terrible rapper, the top3 should be full of people like jme, giggs, skepta, REAL RAPPERS
[Newest]One of the best, so diverse, controversial and unlike most, raps about the truth, not just about how 'hard' he is. Underrated artist, so much respect for him.

A good freestyler and he raps about poverty in londons poor grimey suburbs and he keeps it real
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.

6Dizzee Rascal
Bonkers is an awesome song, but I didn't know that this guy was british.


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

The hardest ghetto rapper and has an official position in the game
Talking the hardest best track
I, m a polish fan of him
[Newest]Must of hit punier at 2! Kills every track he's on!

8Ashley Walters

STP ~ #JetskiWave Out ere 💯

10Professor 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
Giggs and tinie tempah better than this guy, what a joke
[Newest]Brilliant and clever with his lyrics

The Contenders

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

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

13K 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

14Dot Rotten
Ghetts should be second

He's a great rapper
He's awesome.
He's only about 14 now as well but he's mad!
Kinda bad with the rapping but you know ehh

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!
[Newest]Lyrically majestic - just listen to his fire in the booths

17Mic Righteous
Best rapper snm, amazing lyricist, sickest flow, more passion than anyone, modest in real life as well, seems like a great guy
God dam beast! By far the best uk rapper.
Righteous, lowkey, logic, TK, Mr faizer, shotty horroh all got me going in!

18Plan 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
Pretty good rapper... Been listening to ill manors for straight 3 months... Last album I did this to was cruel summer by kanya and co..
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!
[Newest]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.

Wiley is the godfather of grime he should be number 1

20Slick Rick
This is retarded Slick Rick THE RULER is not number 1

21Shotty Horroh

Embarrassing the people who above him, sad state of affairs, fact he is a proper rapper and not a manufactured creation obviously goes against him. Some of us know. Also rhyme asylum, phi life and a lot more

23Ard Adz
Ard adz is sick he deserve to be first or seconde
Speaks the truth still

24London Posse
Bionic, when rap was still fresh and new and way before this generation were born into it, I'm talking late 80's/early 90's, he was lyrically and technically superior to everybody in this country.
OLDSCHOOL rappers they were 1 of the first british rap groups


26Jam Baxter
Easily the best rapper on this list, should definitely be the number one with his tight flow and intelligent lyrics, no idea why chipmunk, dappy, tinie tempah, devlin and example are even on here
Ill rapper, sick flow and lyrics.


Dope. Dope. Dope. 'enough said.

27Mike Skinner
He created two of the best conceptual albums ever made

28Scroobius Pip

29Durrty Goodz

30Wretch 32
Should be at very least top ten, good confidence and lyrics
Why only 58his lyrics and word play are good

Finnaly some1 who does not pretend to be a gangster

He doesn't even do as much rapping as most of these do and yet Example is still loads better than a lot of these rappers! Should easily be in the top 10!
How did you leave him out of this list. Great rapper with lyrics and has so many other talents!

33Dr Syntax
One of the best British rappers in my opinion. His lyrics are artfully crafted, and it just proves the point of "Don't judge a book by it's cover"


Check Him Out He Is Is Hard And Funny Cussing The Hatters


37Political Peak

38Tempa T


London boy American dreaming - all I gotta say

North London coke dealer

42Cristian MJC


Best rapper n best freestyler easy

45No Mannerz
Came across one artist today by the name of 'No Mannerz' quality lyricist
Look him up
One of the most maddest artist about
This kid is gonna go massive
I think every one is gonna try sign him trust me MAADTING
Best rapper about... Well in my eyes at least

I'm an American and I love his sound its grime and a bit of that hard hitting 808 and trap sound here with a bit of grime. He has a unique sort of voice like Sean Paul it's interesting regardless if you understand every word...




50Sway DaSafo

51Ricky C
He's actually sick luk him up

52Tommy D
Skinhead guy who had the whole West Midlands bumping back in 08... Haven't heard from him in a while but I know he's still around somewhere

53Dan Bull


55English Frank
One of the best lyricist out there on the same level as immortal technique

56Life MC



59Lunar C

60Tony D


62Krept & Konan

63Lee Scott
Lee Scott of Blah Records easily best UK rapper

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