Top Ten Battle Rappers of All Time

Battle Rap has been an integral part of Hip Hop since the culture’s early years. It has gone through various eras. From call-and-response chants to school cyphers, the Battle Rap scene was always present.In recent years, the popularity of Battle Rap has grown making it more intricate and polished than ever. Add to that the marketability and profitable nature of today’s Battle Rap scene, and you have a subculture within Hip Hop that is growing and gaining significant momentum throughout the world, with leagues popping up in England, Australia and the Philippines, just to name a few.

The Top Ten Battle Rappers of All Time

1 Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce more.

I'm a 61 black male, I listen to all kinds of music, rap included. There 3 components in rapping. Articulation, Speed and the most important CREATIVITY. Em is excellent in all 3 but his creativity is like no other. The creation of his Alter Ego Slim Shady is genius. Then to solidify his Genius, he raps about the issues he went through while growing up. Now, that in itself is TOTAL GENIUS. Some may not like his style of rap, its fine. I just want to point out the Superior Talent Em possesses.

Eminem is a genius when I comes to lyrics, there are multiple videos of him rap battling and has shown prominent wok

By far the greatest. Nobody else even comes close to approaching his level.

I don't care who you are. Eminem will ruin your career. Period. "Nail In The Coffin" was the best diss track of all time. If you mess with this man, your career is over. There will never be another battle rapper like Eminem, and there will never be another Eminem.

2 Charlie Clips

Used to have the best show stopping battle lyrics of all time. Even though he's down a bit he can still bring the heat. The man is a lyrical genius even with the simple schemes.

He is the goat

Even without consistency rapper from each tier struggle with him and he has beaten some of the best

No one does it like he does... All of his battles are thought out, clear and intelligent.

3 Dizaster

Dizaster is way to advanced his not your typical gun bar one dimensional rapper, his on a different level always had his own style

Dizaster beat canibus in a rap battle and is a heavyweight when it comes to delivery and can flow on a beat unlike some battle rappers

His body of work dwarfs the whole scene, he is truly in his own bracket

He continues to get better every battle, if u look back on every year till now, there is really quite nothing like him in the whole battle-rap timeline. GOAT.


Loaded Lux is the best Battle rapper so far - the number of battles he's done and the ability to perform both with grit and wit qualifies him easily to the top of this list.

He's the GOAT in RAP in general

Do not disrespect God

I think people bring they best when rapping against him, clearly the best

5 Arsonal

This man is nasty and is known to be very disrespectful to his opponents! I love it

The best to control a crowed and rap best period

He is a brave chap

He's really good I enjoy all his battles

6 Hitman Holla

Hitman Holla's energy is the best thing God can ever give a person

He's the most hated on, most anticipated, and he travel and battle out of state the most

Greatest crowd control his energy is different legend

Great performer, his crowd control is on another level.

7 Hollow Da Don

Most well-rounded battler. His freestyles are dope, writtens are dope, gun bars, jokes, delivery, presence, performance, etc. He knows how to control the crowd. Definitely the best battler

Best rebuttals/freestyler best angles top 5 lyrically #1 in my opinion

Most versatile, he edged battles against top names.

Best ever and he's humble

8 Conceited

Conceited is the best rapper of all time because he is always bringing new things to the stage and he can rap against anyone and he don't care what you said because he comes back ten times harder then what you said.

I have never seen anyone out-rap this man, aside from Charlie Clips. Every word connects to a much deeper punchline later.

Ultra clever pen game, great personality when rapping

Funny and great bars! Keeps crowd on there feet.

9 Pat Stay

Been in the game since the beginning of Canadian battle rap. Can control the crowd better than anyone. Can mix jokes and bars to clown his opponent into submission.

He beat Hollow

Funniest dude in the game

Most well rounded

10 DNA

One of the best freestylers on the planet

Best freestyles, bars and metaphors. Wish he can come battle in South Africa. Don flop & SCRAMBLES4MONEY HOOK IT UP

Best freestyle battle rapper period!

DNA has those effective punch lines

The Contenders

11 Rone

"His Granddad's favorite Grandson!

My man Rone is top 3 EASY. Rone & Soul Kahn - untouchable Tag team.

Rone should be top 3

Rone should be at the top of this list. I’m a huge em fan. However, his style as a battle rapper and ability to change it up is better than anyone. Hell dumb and Diz have been ducking this dude for years

12 Dumbfoundead

The guy has some deep lines

With out racist jokes he kill anyone period

Best battle rapper because he's asian


13 Tay Roc

Favorite Battle Rapper, He's Skilled, Clever,Gun Bar King, Brings the Heat & Energy! #CaveGang

Tay is the best from his delivery to set up to punchline, his energy on stage is on a hundred also his freestyle ability which the URL universe is sleeping on. His different because it doesn't make any difference if he starts or he replies his gun bars are always there for him as a come back and as a huge offense to his opponent...ROC OVER ANY PAPER OR SCISSORS ANY DAY!

His lyrics are way 2 advanced to be at 15

Best url battle rapper

14 B Rabbit
15 Cassidy

He constantly dominating on a gangster rap and battle rap turf

Any of you saying he could beat em are delusional. Em has only lost 1 battle ever and that was back in 97 at the rap Olympics in the semifinals and he's so good now he would lose in a battle only by choice now

He is only looked down upon because people know he spits raw facts!

The king. No one is better. Only rapper to body your top pick easy son.

16 Iron Solomon

Legacy punches he is not the greatest at getting g the crowd but he is bar for bar as good as anyone

The battle rapper who came up with schemes

Mos underrated by fans


17 Murda Mook

Nobody wants to battle m mook he been a beast a long time


Should be #1

Mook is the G. O. A. T! hands down! Best ever!

18 Tsu-Surf

TSU is one not to be reckoned with... He should be in the top 10...

Word play surf is a different breed when on his game

Most charismatic wordsmith alive

Unique Killer

19 Daylyt

No one gets his smart punchlines but he deserves to be in the top 10!

He is the best period he beaten people on this list including arsonal lmao

U can get the open hand, closed fist or deuces
Rock, Paper, Scissors

Pen game is too strong, even when he's joking. When he's serious, he can destroy


#1 hands down what

I mean really yall gon put illmac at number 14 really? hell no

21 ShortyHorror

He would kill Em easily,Em doesn't deserve to be at the top...Em was even killed by juice. I have every hit song of Em on my phone but Em might be the best hip hop artist but not the best battle rapper.

He beat everyone he went up against he should be top 5!

Better than Arsenal, better battler than Em

Don't know why he's slow. Can only suggest its because he's white and from the uk. Battered Arsonal

22 Eyedea

Eyedea won the blaze battles tournament, and beat immortal technique in a rap battle, though he uses a beat unlike other rappers on this list he goes in with constant disses

Hella good, hella smooth, hella harsh, hella cool 100 degrees leather jacket, cause he's supa hot boi

He didn’t have to write. He worked off the top in the moment every time. Straight bruiser.

For the time he was a beast. It seemed like he freestyle too.


Philly Swain murdered him

He's an undiying legend

24 Aye Verb

"His soul flyings, I'm still firing... looks like I'm waving two roman candles... stop getting on camera and say you popping them guns... king of lying mufasa etc"

Show times the best puns

Warrior stood toe to toe with the best

Beat all but 2 of the top 10

25 Big L Lamont 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 more.

Insane this guy isn't number one. Born and Bred battle style rap on the underground scene. Beat out 2000 guys at Wax and carried on battling on the blocks ever after he blew up.

Top rapper of all time only person that might have him in a rap battle is Blind Fury

Just listen to 98 freestyle

Big L one of the nastiest MC'S to ever love

26 K-Shine

His Prof Shine scheme vs DNA and his gun scheme vs Verb...legendary...

His delivery the aggression lyrical all that most def top 20

K Shine better than so many people you got above him crazy...

His number 1 in my books.

27 Henry Bowers
28 MC Jin

I've watched his battles over a long time, on smack, 106 & pack, etc. He is the realest. I have love for this dude.

Man he should be in the top 3

He is the GOAT!

An og

29 Oxxxymiron

Did you really forget about him?

he is best

Not only him, Seimur and MC Pohoronil, maan!

30 Soul Khan

Just look up Soul Khan VS J Fox. Bodybagged!

Soul Khan isn’t the GOAT of battle rap, but he damn sure is my favorite and the most entertaining battle rapper of all time. He’s won all but 2 battles and pretty much bodies everyone he goes against. The only big knock against Soul Khan is that he hasn’t taken on any juggernauts like Charlie, Tay Roc, Hollow Da Don, etc. Underrated though, watch his battles vs. J Fox, QP, and Deacon Frost for a sneak peek. His battle vs Dizaster doesn’t count because he’s boycotting traditional battling tactics ... which is lame but whatever. Still my favorite battle rapper. Charlie Clips is my #2 favorite.

31 Rum Nitty

Best in the world rn, if he comes in w all 3 rounds, I wouldn't bet against him no matter who it is.

Literally can kill anyone if he comes with 3 full rounds. His pen game is at the top right in the worlddd!

Bars after bars
This guy crazy with his bars


32 KRS-One Lawrence "Kris" Parker, better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York City, New York.

You know this list is BS when Krs is like in the 30s. He is no1. Nobody fks with Krs when it comes to battle rhyming

I guess this means you got to be over 30 to know the truth

Best of all. I want to be his wife. Sonja

Still #1

33 DC Young Fly

He super funny

He is the best

He's funny,and can defeat anyone

34 Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was discovered by Brian "Baby" "Birdman" Williams at a very young age, and was signed to Cash Money Records, where he would be one quarter of the rap group Hot Boys. In the years to follow, he would go on to find his own more.

Best voice and styles

Are you kidding me Eminem can't rap at all
For my information lil Wayne has a nice voice
I love the whole ymcmb my favorite lil Wayne, drake, tyga, nicki manaj

35 Juice

Juice is the best freestyler alive. He doesn't do written. He just comes off the top. I don't think he could even chart with written but if any of these guys above him had to battle him in a real "freestyle" he would destroy them. People don't freestyle anymore. They write songs and call it a freestyle. Juice is a dying breed.

36 DMX Earl Simmons, known professionally as DMX and Dark Man X, is an American rapper and actor. He was born on December 18, 1970.

X has some of the hardest bars in rap history. Some of the most famous battle rappers today say that they once battled him and lost, that alone is a testament to his skill.

DMX slays all. he's started as a battle rapper and he peaked as the greatest battle rapper not named Eminem

He is just a dope rapper

37 Lunar C

Clever lyrics and a different flow.

Fun rapper.

38 B Magic

B Magic should be in the top 10.

Best puchliner after conceited known for his back to back punches

This is the guy who made charile go harder💯

39 Ness Lee

Underrated and underplayed

40 Shotgun Suge

What his life like?

Top 10 fasho

41 Hopsin Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California. Hopsin was born on July 18, 1985. His first album was called Emurge but he's best known for his album titled Raw.
42 Immortal Technique Felipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru. He was born on February 19, 1978

His intelligence kills like the capitalists he raps about

43 Canibus Germaine Williams, better known by his stage name Canibus, is a Jamaican born-American rapper and actor.
44 Big T

Don't be fooled by his look. Most overlook big t because to be honest he isn't very pretty to watch him. But this overweight, sweat dripping MC has been there since the beginning battling top tier battle rappers. and never taken an L in my opinion. Big t definitely top 20

45 Aczino

Best latino battle rapper

46 Gjonaj

How is Gjonaj not on this list? If you haven't heard him b4, I guarantee that none of the rappers listed above can 3-0 him

47 Shuffle-T
48 Locksmith Davood Ali Asgari, better known by his stage name Locksmith, is an American rapper from Richmond, California.

Lyrically can take out any mc. And for him not to be on that Ranker list is bs

A top battle rapper that made disaster forget his lines, true emcee.

49 Cadalack Ron

Top 5

50 Cannabis

Why he wasn't on the list, he's the best battle mc after krs one

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