Best Rap Verses of All Time

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1Eminem / Stan / Verse 3

Even though lose yourself is his best song, there is no doubt that this verse is just amazing. Always and will be the best rap verse of all time.

This verse is great, but it's not amazing. The flow and lyrics are a bit off at some points, where as other verses in this song are a bit more on beat. Don't get me wrong, this is a great verse, but definitely not number 1.

You have to be kidding me, how this is number 1 beats me. I can probably think of at least 50 better verses

This is the best verse there has ever been in a rap song hands down. Straight chills every time, nothing compares

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2Nas / Memory Lane / Verse1

The most complex verse ever have to be smart to understand this one unlike anything I have ever heard - infinite96

This should be number 1! Nas was 18 year Old Lyrical Genius! He's the Best lyricist in the Game all time!

The best there it is and greatest there would ever be. #Godson

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3Nicki Minaj / Monster / Verse 3

Definitely best female rap verse I ever heard, nicki became official after this one. "Besides, Ye they can't stand besides may"

This is the best verse ever, no one could have made a better verse for MONSTER.. As was proven

You can't listen to this verse and not say its not top 10 of all time

My favorite rap verse ever.

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4Nas / N.Y. State of Mind / Verse 1

"I never sleep 'cause sleep is the cousin of death, beyond the walls of intelligence life is defined" this verse is the greatest verse of hip hop history, and Nas wrote the bible of hip hop #Illmatic.
and this verse is better than Nicki Minaj's whole career.

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5Jay-Z & Eminem / Renegade / Verse 1

Jay Z and eminem compliment each other so well in this song. Lyrics are insane

I'm a poet to some/ a regular modern day Shakespeare/ Jesus Christ / the king of these Latter Day Saints here. Epic.

Eminem's first verse is untouchable in this track. Greatest ever.

If it wasn't for Eminem, the his wouldn't be here.

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6Wu-Tang Clan / Triumph / Verse 1

Listen 2 that album 4 the first time in years the other day. As soon as I played that song, I recited that verse word 4 word. No matter how long I go without hearing that song I can't still remember that verse. That's what makes a great verse, you can always remember it.

Inspektah Deck destroys the song when it's just begun. Every TRUE hip-hop head knows what you're referring to when you approach them and say 'I bomb atomically... '. This verse has everything one needs in the perfect rap verse. Lyrics, references, flow, delivery, smoothness, and more.

Number one, in my opinion. I teach it to my ninth graders to explain poetic devices.

This verse is sick. Inspectah Deck comes in so hard at the start of the song.

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7Big L / Da Graveyard / Verse 1

Incredible best punchlines ever insane flow and sick lyrics - infinite96

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8Immortal Technique / Dance with the Devil / Last Verse

This verse, it's actually amazing. This song is one of the best lyrical songs ever. But I actually don't listen to this song, because it's actually messed up.

Chilling all the way through, but it's the last verse that will leave an everlasting impression.

The last verse of this song leaves you in deep thoughts

As deep as it gets

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9Kendrick Lamar / Control / Verse 2

How is this not number one? This honestly has everything that the others ahead of it has just written better. The speed, the meaning, the "diss", the lyrics. This is the single greatest verse ever.

He killed it, a true statement on how he is the best rapper in the game at the moment

I don't see why his control verse is a great diss. What did he say that would hurt anybody. - 1KMJ

Can't believe he killed Big Sean on his own song.

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10Jay-Z / Dead Presidents II / Verse 1

This song summarizes the first 26 years of his life before he dropped Reasonable Doubt.

Love the verse, and the beat is unreal.

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11Eminem / Bad Guy / Verse 4

Amazing you can feel the raw emotion

Best verse ever... you can hear the emotion in it - Murtadaaden

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12Nas / Verbal Intercourse / 1st Verse

Nas's "Escobar" persona usually feels empty to me (lacking the depth that makes Illmatic so strong), but he kills it on this verse. It takes a rare talent to outshine Rae and Ghost on a track. Nas does it here.

Nas had the best verse on the purple tape

First non Wu-Tang member/affiliate verse on a Wu-Tang song and Nas renegaded two of the GOATS

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13Eminem / Forever / Verse 4

No ones ever gone as hard on a track as eminem he was so emotional in his forever verse it was his comeback in one erse

All round average song, but Eminem's verse is good, although he does go off topic.

This verse is nice, only good part of the song

14Eminem / Just Don't Give a F*** / Verse 1

How Is This Verse Not In Top 15 /I'm Buzzin Dirty Dozen Naughty Rotten Rhymer Cursin at you playas worse than Marty schotnheimer

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15Nas / N.Y. State of Mind / Verse 2V2 Comments
16MF Doom / All Caps / Verse 1V1 Comment
17Notorious B.I.G. / Ready to Die / Verse 1

Love this song, I like all the verses in this

Sick flow and even sicker lyrics biggies voice just trancends the verse to a whole notha level - infinite96

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18Jay-Z / Can I Live / Verse 1
19Eminem / Rap God / Verse 3

Missing the lyricism, which bumps it down a bit, but bar none the most TECHNICALLY impressive verse for sure - Themusicman

This will be the greatest verse in next 2-3 years

This whole song has very complex flows and rhyme schemes in it, but the lyrics are just corny.

Not even a good song

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20Earl Sweatshirt / Oldie / Last Verse

I know he's not up there with Eminem NaS Jay Z or Kanye but if you listen to the scheme and rhymes in this verse you will agree its one of the best you've ever heard

The complex word choice and rhyme scheme makes this one the greatest rap verses ever. Bars like this don't come around too often

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