Top Ten Best Hip Hop Lyricists

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21Kid CudiScott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.

CuDi's mixtapes and and first two albums are dope; Kid Named CuDi and Man on the Moon Mixtape, and Man on the Moon: End of Day + Man on the Moon: The Legend of Mr. Rager. He is one of the better lyricists of our time if you really take the time to listen to him.

You must be an idiot if you listen to Cudi but don't think he makes the best lyrics. It doesn't matter if other rappers rap faster than him, or other like that, listen to his songs like: Soundtrack to My Life, Mr. Rager, Cudi Zone, Day N Nite... The list goes on!

U SEE NOT A LOT OF GOOD ARTIST COME OUT OF CLEVELAND, KID CUDI HAS SUM OF THE MOST BEST LYRICS 2 LOOK UP 2.

22Pharoahe Monch

"known for his complex delivery, internal and multi-syllabic rhyme schemes, " My God!

23J. ColeJermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer.

Listen to born sinner let the new legends in

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24Big LLamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), best known by his stage name Big L, was an American hip hop recording artist, born and raised in Harlem, New York City, New York. Coleman embarked on his career in rapping, with the hip hop trio, Three the Hard Way. His first notable appearance came ...read more.

All I can say to his lyrics: they are the bomb. You do not often see someone rhyming through a whole song and keeping up his flow like Big L.

The king of punchlines should be in the top 5

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25Lauryn Hill

"The best female MC who sings and raps, nobody does it like her"

26Andre 3000André Lauren Benjamin, known by his stage name André 3000, is half of the hip-hop duo OutKast. He is widely considered to be the better half of the duo, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest rappers of all time.

He's the best, listen to "look what you've done"

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27MF DoomDaniel Dumile, also known as MF DOOM, is a British-born hip hop recording artist who spent most of his life in the United States.

His work on MADVILLAINNY is insane. He raps his butt off track after track. Rhinestone Cowboy, Figaro, Accordion, All Caps, Fancy Clown, Strange Ways, and Great Day are all excellent examples of his lyrical capabilities. The ONLY three contenders that can even compete are Rakim, Nas, and Eminem.

The most underrated lyricist ever. How he is not in top 10 is beyond me. Just listen to "Figaro".

He's very underground, best lyricist you'll listen to

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29Royce Da 5'9"Ryan Daniel Montgomery, better known by his stage name Royce da 5'9", is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan.

Best lyricist of all time minus em Royce is so underrated it's unbelievable

Better than most useless rappers, very consistent with his music so he's got to be up there with Eminem, kendrick Lamar and j Cole

Most underrated rapper in the game. He has amazing lyrics (listen to Bar Exam 1, 2 and 3), PRhyme (with Preemo) and the rest of his studio work is always lyrically on point oh yeah how could I forget his mixtapes with slaughterhouse. Oh yeah err bad meets evil as well (old and new)

P.S why is dre on this he has ghostwriters (one of them being royce himself) but still people like Lil Wayne and meek mill above royce.

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31Afu-Ra

"Crazy unique flow and hair; like he said, lyrical lava"

32Canibus

Mashed Eminem up into little pieces when they had beef and can ruin his career if they have beef again

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33Papoose

He rapped the alphabet and made all words connect with that alone makes him a great lyricist.

3450 CentCurtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, record, film, and television producer.
35Crooked I

A true lyrical genius, isn't that what ye are looking for. Can out rap most of todays rappers.

36Big PunChristopher Lee Rios, better known by his stage name Big Pun, was an American rapper. Emerging from the underground hip hop scene in The Bronx borough of New York City, in the early 1990s, he was the first Latino rapper to have an album certified platinum as a solo act. ...read more.

He was one of the best, he had one of the greatest flows/delivery in history. He had some dope lyrics.

37T.I.Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., better known by his stage names T.I. and Tip, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Atlanta, Georgia.

GAME QUOTES IN HIS NEW SONG BETTER DAYS OFF RED ALBUM, FIRST BAR OF FIRST VERSE, 1ST THING I WANNA DO IS SAY WAT UP 2 T.I. KING OF THE SOUTH, NOW EVERYBODY SEE WHY. HE IS TRULY ONE OF THEE MOST RESPECTED LYRICIST.

The best of the lyrics of the TI is that he has been choosing the words accurately and wisely, so TI continue manuvering in the universe of HIPHOP.

38HopsinMarcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California.

One of the most talented rappers today

He speaks truth but his word play is very generic. He just doesn't ryme cause the words don't flow that well

39DrakeAubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

Doesn't even write most of his lyrics or music

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