Best Rap Verses of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Eminem / 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.

This verse has one of the best flow and lyrics compare to any other rap songs. Competing and trying to give this verse some competition might be one of the hardest things to do.

Seen Marshall stunting @hip hop shop in Detroit 1998 congratulations to a true self made man and blood that fuled the motor city at times others would never imagine.
Go E.m

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2 Nas / 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!

2nd Verse in my opinion is better but at the very least, I'm glad this verse is this high up.

THIS ONES FOR YOU FREDRIK

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

One of the best songs ever easy. And it begins with "I don't really know how to start this yo..." lol

"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.

Best rap verse ever

Unbelievable

4 Jay-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.

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

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

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5 Nicki 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"

The most memorable female rap verse of all time. The now Queen of Rap, Nicki Minaj showcased her unmatched versatility, creativity, and rap skill.

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

THE BEST RAP VERSE HONESTLY DESERVES TO BE NUMBER ONE. SHE DID THAT WITHOUT AN ALBUM OUT AND JAY Z EVEN SAID DURING RECORDING "I JUST WITNESSED HISTORY BEING MADE

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6 Wu-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.

Not even his best verse but definitely the best on this list... INS is no where as near as popular as anyone above him on this list, in my opinion that's the reason for the lack of votes. if everyone took the time to listen to his stuff he would be #1 no doubt

This should be at least 2nd or 3rd place That verse was Dope.

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7 Kendrick 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.

Best rap verse ever. He killed every terrible rapper alive. #1

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

The Greatest!

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8 Big L / Da Graveyard / Verse 1

Incredible best punchlines ever insane flow and sick lyrics - infinite96

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9 Immortal 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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10 Jay-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.

The Newcomers

? Immortal Technique/ Leaving the Past/ Verse 1

Love this song. "They told I would never make it, I would never achieve it. Reality is nourishment but people don't believe it. I guess it's hard to stomach the truth like a bulimic, it's a dirty game and nobody is willing to clean it." - Ajschrantz

The Contenders

11 Eminem / Bad Guy / Verse 4

Make it number 1...

Amazing you can feel the raw emotion

Even better than 1. or 4th of Stan

Should be at 1

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12 Eminem / 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

13 Nas / 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.

Crazy! Has to be top ten.

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

14 Eminem / 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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15 Nas / N.Y. State of Mind / Verse 2 V 2 Comments
16 MF Doom / All Caps / Verse 1

ALL CAPS WHEN YOU SPELL THE MAN NAME

good

17 Notorious 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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18 Jay-Z / Can I Live / Verse 1
19 Earl 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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20 Nas / One Mic / Verse 1

Each verse is absolutely amazing, but this needs to be top 5

The third verse is by far the best verse on this song

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