Top 10 Best Lyricists of All Time

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241 Till Lindemann (Rammstein) Till Lindemann (Rammstein)
242 Kai Hansen Kai Hansen
243 Hansi Kürsch Hansi Kürsch Hansi Kürsch, born Hans Jürgen Kürsch, is the lead singer, lyricist, co-composer and bassist for German power metal band Blind Guardian . Heavily influenced by Freddie Mercury, he creates a huge choir effect by overdubbing his own voice multiple times in complex, overlapping vocal harmonies. He records ...read more.
244 Kerry King Kerry King Kerry Ray King is an American musician, best known as a guitarist for the American thrash metal band Slayer.
245 Jeff Hanneman Jeff Hanneman Jeffrey John "Jeff" Hanneman was an American musician, best known as a founding member of the American thrash metal band Slayer.
246 Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Geddy Lee Weinrib, known professionally as Geddy Lee, is a Canadian musician, singer and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Canadian rock group Rush.
247 Jon Schaffer Jon Schaffer Jon Ryan Schaffer is an American heavy metal musician. He is best known as the guitarist and last remaining original member of the Florida-based heavy metal band Iced Earth, which he formed in 1985 under the name "Purgatory".
248 Henrik Wergeland
249 Dr. Dre Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.

The master himself this guy has more experience than anyone I know if it wasn't for him rap wouldn't be at this standart so yeah dre is awesome

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

Yo 5'9 is a great rapper not the best but he lies among the best he even dissed kanye west on a track with em just so he ain't scared but he will be if you got em on your side..

251 50 Cent 50 Cent Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, record, film, and television producer.

I Think you're on the wrong list dude... This is "Best lyricists of all time" Not "Top 10 worst artists". Can all you musically illiterate people saying that rap is the greatest genera of music please, go somewhere else. The only decent, Famous, rapper is Eminem, That I know of anyway.

Hour got swag but other than that he is na average rapper

252 Eazy-E Eazy-E Eric Lynn Wright better known by his stage name "Eazy-E", was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. He is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta Rap". He was born to Richard and Kathie Wright in Compton, California. On March 26, 1995 Eazy-E dies from complications ...read more.
253 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.

As many as you may know, Hopsin is a brilliant man and makes good music. Successfully, owning his successful record label Funk Volume, Hopsin managed to make it into XXL, and have his fellow signees' Jarren Benton and Dizzy Wright make it to XXL. Hopsin is successful and one of the best rappers alive. Hopsin inspired me to be independent and to be irrelevant to what society has to say about me. Listen to his song Tears To Snow

254 Jon Bellion Jon Bellion

After writing the hook for Eminem's hit song, The Monster, there is no doubt this man can't be considered as one of the Top Ten lyricist of all time. Jon has many great songs, believe it or not, his song Paper Planes reaches your soul the first time you hear it. He also has an amazing style, and I've never heard an artist with the same style that Jon acquires.

255 Kinetics & One Love

The hip hop duo from New York City, by the names of Jeremy Dussolliet and Time Sommers, better known as Kinetics & One Love, are no doubt amazing lyricist. They've written songs for many mainstream artist. They're well known for writing the hook for B.O. B's Grammy nominated single Airplanes. They have songs that will guarantee make you burst into tears. Their song Sign Language touched me in a way you can't imagine. It has to be one of the best songs I've ever listened to. It literally made me cry the first time, and several other times.

256 Tyler Carter Tyler Carter

Ex vocalist of Woe, Is Me. Vocalist of Issues, Tyler has released many songs with the band. In my opinion, the most lyrical song by Issues has to be Disappear (Remember When). Tyler's voice is amazing, and he's a very good looking man himself. I would consider him a good lyricist, but the best. Nevertheless less, feel free to check Issues out, maybe you may disagree.

257 Madchild

Madchild is one half of the hip hop duet, Swollen Members. Madchild has a radical voice and it's just impressive, defiantly gives him character. Madchild has funky lyrics, which in some occasions, are considered genius. In the song Jacques Cousteau, Madchild, as I quote, said, "I spit the nicest ether, eating all these rappers like a slice of pizza." As soon as he said that, he became one of my favorite rappers. I think that verse is genius and he definitely deserves to have more credit for spitting his ether in an amazing way.

258 Pete Wentz Pete Wentz Peter Lewis Kingston Wentz III (born June 5, 1979)is an American musician. He is best known for being the bassist, lyricist, and backing vocalist for the American rock band Fall Out Boy. Before Fall Out Boy's inception in 2001, Wentz was a fixture of the Chicago hardcore scene and was notably the lead ...read more.

I am a fan of every genre, rock and metal being my favorites, and there have been MANY great lyricists. Mostly everyone in the top ten deserves to be in there, but Pete is an amazing poet. He's witty and has very deep and meaningful lyrics. I know a lot of people probably don't like him, but just listen to his lyrics in Fall Out Boy. They're great.

Pete Wentz writes really deep lyrics which are full of meaning. There's probably at least one Fall Out Boy song that you can relate to completely, they're so great and well written. And I love the movie references in the titles!

I would say that Wentz definitely deserves to be on this list. A song I that always get's me is "What a Catch, Donnie" on the album "Folie a Deux", a song he wrote for his best friend and Fall Out Boy's lead vocalist Patrick Stump

"I got troubled thoughts and the self-esteem to match, what a catch"

Insanely underrated. It's unbelievable he's only one place ahead from Taylor Swift.

259 Joan Baez Joan Baez
260 Kanye West Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

Why is HE on the list, come on people the guy is so over rated! He said "Rap is the new Rock'N'Roll, And I'm the best of the best." The dude ISN'T a good, never mind great, Lyricists! He writes meaningless lyrics... I can think of 10 better lyricists off the top of my head. (In no specific order. )

10. Nikki Sixx
9. Robert Plant
8. Axl Rose
7. Izzy Stradlin
6. Eddie Vedder
5. Jake E. Lee
4. Billy Joel
3. David Bowie
2. Jim Morrison
1. Jimi Hendrix

Hell even Taylor Swift is better! I mean I don't really like her music, But at least she's talented, And doesn't think she's better than anyone everyone before and after her... (I mean he named one of his albums "Yeezus"... REALLY KANYE?!?!

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