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 sub-culture 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.PLEASE DO NOT ADD EMINEM, TUPAC OR ANY MAINSTREAM RAPPERS TO THIS LIST, THIS IS A LIST OF BATTLE RAPPERS.

The Top Ten

1 Eminem 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 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.

Is this even a question? Em can murder anyone and that's not just my opinion but that's what a lot of battle rappers and mainstream rappers themselves think. This guy's a wordsmith. U just gotta hear some of his freestyles to know that.

Are you kidding me a diamond artist who got his start battling and had many beefs in the game isn't number 1?

Well deserved

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2 Dizaster

This Persian lyrical genius could literally take off any rappers head off clean if he's in the mood. Em is only better because he could ride a beat. But wait a minute, isn't this supposed to be a battle rap list? Dizaster should be #1 Period.

Diz literally made Canibus bust out a notepad to finish off that battle! I personally am an underground emcee and battled a lot a decade ago and to get someone with the Caliber as a once known greatest battle lyricist to completely go against all battle ethics and pull out a notepad and literally read garbage rhymes is truly nasty... PERIOD!

Despite all this his first language was arabic and he bust all rappers and humped them by his camel

I put Dizaster first and especially above Eminem, cause Diz is on the battlefield more than Em has ever been. Dizaster knocked out dudes from a very high caliber who eminem could not even compete to. It's easy for the Marshall fans to think or say Em is number one, which I don't believe untill a face to face battle inbetween Diz and Em has taken place, which will never happen, cause if eminem loses, people will look at him differently, and he'll lose some credits, and he'll never be the same Stan as before and his confidence in better rhymin will reduce to a minimum, just the same way Diz beat Canibus, who has always been an good technical rhymer. Diz destroyed a legend there. At the time a lot of people out there wanted to rhyme like Can. "First see then believe" I always say Dizaster would use em's style against him and turn him to a stargazing midget, or come with so many nice or aggrassive punchlines that eminem would even feel the pain in the past of it. Period.

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3 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.

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

He is the goat

He witty with the bars and dig that

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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.

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

He's the GOAT in RAP in general

He is the greatest!

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5 Arsonal

The best to control a crowed and rap best period

The best, simple like that.

Just bars...

He’s the best. Period

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6 Hollow Da Don

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

Most versatile, he edged battles against top names.

He wow the crowd seen him in London england

He’s the best! Hasn’t lost since Arsonal in fight club... All his battles either been clearly won or debatable classics. He beat Clips & Lux... debatable with TayRoc but I have Hollow edging Roc. HOLLOW DA GOAT!

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7 Hitman Holla

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

He is a very good rapper



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8 Dumbfoundead

The guy has some deep lines

He's one of the best battle rapper.. better than the top ten in this list, except for eminem.

Yeah k-town!

9 Conceited

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

He's got the most clever bars dude is best punchliner in battle rap



10 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

Pat can mix it up and use all sorts of flows to get the W. He's especially good at making jokes to clown the other mc, but then next round get aggressive.

The Contenders

11 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!

Number one

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12 Iron Solomon

Mos underrated by fans


Top 10

13 B Rabbit
15 ShortyHorror

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

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.

Better than Arsenal, better battler than Em

Shotty horroh beat all of your top picks! Should redo your list...he’s probably top two or three at least!

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16 Rone

"His Granddad's favorite Grandson!

17 Cassidy

He is the best battle rapper of all time. He bodied Freeway, took a 12 year break (which included being in critical condition from a car accident), returned and destroyed Dizaster (one of the highest rated battlers of the modern era) 3-0.

He has a battle record of 5001-0. - isotope

He has never lost a battle and that's all I gotta say

Best Battle rapper

He destroyed Dizaster, who is number 2 on this list - venomouskillingmachine

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18 Big L 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

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

19 Henry Bowers
20 Murda Mook

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

21 Tay Roc

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!

Best url battle rapper

Dude with bars! hands down

Top 5

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22 MC Jin

He is the GOAT!


Philly Swain murdered him

24 Daylyt

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

Should be way higher on this list, antics aside

25 Eyedea

Come on why wasn't he on the list

Eyedea never lost a battle

Greatest of all time.

26 KRS-One 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.
27 Hopsin 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.
28 Aye Verb

Show times the best puns

Hardest punches in battle. Lyrically can out do any rapper you could think off. We''re still want an Aye Verb vs Loaded Lux. As for myself, I want an Aye Verb vs Hollohan battle first

He is the Nas of battle rap. He had the best performance in 2008- 2009. He is lyrical to the most highest level. The gaurdian angel of battle rap.

He beat hollow in 2 rounds. Destroyed both Cortez & SB and shut up hitman holla.

29 Oxxxymiron

Did you really forget about him?

30 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the worst rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, 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

31 DMX 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

32 B Magic

B Magic should be in the top 10.

Best puchliner after conceited known for his back to back punches

33 Lunar C
34 K-Shine

His delivery the aggression lyrical all that most def top 20

35 Immortal Technique 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

36 Ness Lee
37 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

38 Aczino

Best latino battle rapper

39 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

40 Shuffle-T
41 Soul Khan
42 Rum Nitty
43 Big T
44 Cadalack Ron

Top 5

45 Cannabis

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

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