Top 10 Best Lyricists of All Time

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161 K'naan

K'naan grew up invelloped in the portent mix of generations of Somali poets and urban rappers, bringing together the best of both world - social and political consciousness, and raw, personal story telling with some of the best flow in the game. His first two albums are pure poetry, featuring songs like "Fatima", "Waving Flag", and "People like me".

162 Nelly Nelly Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., known professionally as, Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St.

He's been in the game for a while now and I think he is tight give him any beat and he wil make it work.. Yez that's nelly 4 you

163 Big Pun Big Pun Christopher 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.

133? Pun's lyrics are on the level if not above that of Biggie. This guy should even be above Nirvana, at least.

164 John Rzeznik
165 Steve Earle
166 Jeff Mangum

Neutral Milk Hotel has some of the most powerful lyrics I have ever heard. The blend of emotion and imagery creates visions inside of my mind that bring me to tears.

" Oh how the notes all bend and reach above the trees"

167 Jonathan Davis Jonathan Davis Jonathan Howsmon Davis, also known as JD and JDevil, is an American musician best known as the leading vocalist and frontman of the nu metal band Korn.
168 R.A.The Rugged Man

I think Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan should be up at the top of the list. I can't ignore the talent of RA.

169 Brandon Boyd
170 Scott Hill (Fu Manchu)
171 Irving Berlin

Any professional songwriter, whether old school or contemporary, will tell you the Irving Berlin may be the greatest songwriter of all time and that they were influenced by the tremendous contributions he made to the craft of songwriting.

172 Xavier Mckillop
173 Patch Simmons
174 Snowflake McKillop
175 Shadow Syco
176 Krishna Chaitanya
177 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. He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career. He's often criticized for constantly ...read more.

Ha! This makes me laugh! Who's the idiot who put him on the list? Please I wanna know, Are you kidding? Did you put him on the list as a joke? Or to see all the comments of people agreeing with you saying: "Oh my god! I'm a stupid teenager and I LOVE Lil Wayne! " Pffft, please. If this is the best people can do than music is dead, Where did Rock'N'Roll go? If you're pissed reading this look up "Led Zeppelin" On spotify or pandora, you'll realize that rap is utter garbage like the rest of us did, and if you don't agree than I'll be the first to tell you... You're musically illiterate.

One of my favorite lyrics from this genius:

"Her mouth is like my house, so you can say I'm coming home."

178 Frederick Weatherly

He lived from 1848-1929, so he is not well known today. However, it is estimated that throughout his life he wrote the lyrics to over three thousand popular songs. In terms of lyricism, that places him among the best. One of his most popular songs was 'Danny Boy'.

179 AZ

This man is not only the most underrated rapper ever, he is also the best lyricist. HIs collaborations with Nas are exceptional as well as his solo work, which has sadly never broken into the mainstream. This man is a genius.

180 Greg Graffin Greg Graffin Gregory Walter Graffin is an American punk rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, college lecturer, and author.
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