Top Ten Best Hip Hop Lyricists
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Nas is the most clever emcee I have ever heard. His raps are like poetry and I get lost in his music. His lyrics are genius and I would highly recommended illmatic if you haven't heard it yet.
Number 1. Nas is the best there was, the best there is, the best there will ever be. Hear N.Y. state of mind, one mic, memory lane, the world is yours, most of his songs
Those words were carefully chosen: "lyricist" over "rapper" or "hip-hop artist;" "greatest" instead of "most successful;" "all time" rather than "today."
Best rapper alive. Breakneck flows killer lyricsV16 Comments
Eminem is obviously d best! No doubt about it. Listen to his sick lyrical flows, his deep angst and pains in some of his songs, his funny side in some other songs and his inspiring side in songs like Lose Yourself and you will realize the truth. EM rules forever!
The internal rhyme schemes that Eminem utilizes is second to none. He can combine sick wordplay, an internal rhyme in one sentence while maintaining an extended metaphor throughout a song.
While I'm not a big fan of a lot of his messages, I don't think there is any doubt this man can string together lyrics like none other. The depth of his rhyme, rhythm, and flow are unlike any I've ever heard before. My #1 for sure.
Eminem doesn't have the best lyricism in the game. His deliverance is what makes him the best rapper of all time. However, New York rapper own the lyricism game. For example, The Notorious B.I.G? "You're reign on the top was short like leprechauns" (Kick In The Door). Nas can literally recite a story backwards. That takes serious skill.V18 Comments
"The GOD MC, The Microphone Fiend, The 18th Letter, Clearly the BEST. "
The Greatest Lyricist that ever touched a mic. No one comes close to his lyrical content. He can be credited with changing the whole rap game as it is known today!
Just don't know on which basis is he no3V2 Comments
Worst lyricist of all time yeah right the best lyricist of all time by far you either illiterate or deaf or just to stupid to understand what the hell he saying jack ass!
No doubt the G of all G's. The best flow, lyrics, everything. All eyez on me - the greatest album of all time.
It's not just the lyrics, but the DELIVERY that creates the biggest impact.
One of the best poetsV9 Comments
Biggie reigned supreme as the master of lyricism. While most other rappers depend on the way they deliver their songs, Biggie used the words he just thought of off the top of his head. Should definitely be #1V4 Comments
People being amazed at Eminem's rhyming scheme have never even heard a Doe or Die song. Some times AZ will screw around and effortlessly rhyme 95% of the words in a verse with a near untouchable flow. - StealthShadow
"Real MC with Skillz"
Though many my not agree with what his lyrics say, it's undeniable that no lyricist can even compare to what he's created in songs like "Dance with the Devil" and "Caught in a Hustle" they're just pure genius, with lines like:
"It's funny how on the block, n****** will kill you for cash. But never raise the gun and cry out 'Freedom at Last! '" and
"I would like to raise my children to grow to be soldiers, but then a general would decide when their lives would be over."
He is really good story teller just listen to dancing with the devil and prove me wrongV1 Comment
"A veteran in the game who will never die"
A great lyricist combines not only what to say, but how to say, what words to use...Kool G does itV1 Comment
Should be higher... Paints very vivid pictures of the streets.. Jay Big and Nas should be top 3
Who voted 4 him? LOLOL...he sucks D! CK when it comes to lyrics...almost like nursery rhymes with basic words and always an aabb rhyme scheme.
Lamar should be in the top five, I'm mean some of the artist don't even deserve to be up there
Young and immaculate, he is the next rap God
The hottest rapper in the game! Brought back hip-hop single handedly
A lyrical genius indeedV4 Comments
Arguably one of the greatest lyrical rappers of all time. GZA also has one of the greatest hip hop albums ever "Liquid Swords"
"Way better than that ugly punk 50 who can't rhyme like the GENIUS. "
You must be an idiot to put Lil Wayne over Gza
"BLACK SMITH IS THE MOVEMENT! "
Just listen to tracks like failure and dumb it down or even the newer go to sleep because you will need to listen again because it has so much meaning to it making Lupe the best lyricist
Lupe is way better than some rappers who make lots of noise like Kendrick lamar! His lyrics are deep and intellectual
Many people don't realize it but lupe's lyrics are literally poetry... Tetsuo and youth is the best album I've heard in a while. Just look up any of his songs on genius and you'll see what I'm talking aboutV1 Comment
He should be number 1. The best word play in rap game
The best metaphors in the game. Eminem should come down and everyone move up.
No.6 really, he has the craziest metaphors in the game
Listen to lil WayneV3 Comments
"Definition Of Conscious Hip Hop"
So underrated. Once you get past his ridiculous/hilarious punchlines, there's so much more depth to his lyrics
LOOK UP DEFINITION OF HIP HOP HE'LL TELL YOU.
Hands down none of these Emcees on this list, alive or dead outweigh his punchlines. He's the first punchline flow creator, also the first emcee to make an album battling himself. He lives what he raps and wont sell out for the checks.
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