Best Rap Verses of All Time


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.

Rap Skills + Wordplay + Creativeness + Dope... No Doubt for me his the G.O.A.T


Pharcyde passin me by fatlips verse and it ain't even on this list

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2 Nicki Minaj / Monster / Verse 3

The best verse ever

I came here specifically to vote for this

Bruh, who else was on this track?


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3 Nas / Memory Lane / Verse1

Poetry in motion.

Such a lyrically complex, intricately crafted verse, Nas at his pure best.

The most complex verse ever have to be smart to understand this one unlike anything I have ever heard - infinite96

Best but sick

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

The insane rhyme scheme he uses and flow are perfect all the while painting an incredibly detailed picture of life on the streets. Easily the best verse ever

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

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5 Jay-Z & Eminem / Renegade / Verse 1

Eminem's verse is the reason this song is here in this list. Absolutely fire

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.

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

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6 Wu-Tang Clan / Triumph / Verse 1

Who tf made this list? This should absolutely be 1

How is nicki minaj above this

Should be number 1

Best verse ever

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7 Eminem / Bad Guy / Verse 4

Throughout the 4 minute verse, power and anger build continuously, climaxing with Em absolutely shredding lyrically in a overflow of emotion. If you haven't listened, make sure you do.

This is the best by far. Shows all the mistakes he made

The greatest

Make it number 1...

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8 Kendrick Lamar / Control / Verse 2

8? Really? This should be the greatest of all time!

Best ever.

Best verse to diss rappers in the world

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.

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9 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.

10 Big L / Da Graveyard / Verse 1

Best punchlines ever


Incredible best punchlines ever insane flow and sick lyrics - infinite96

Big L is not human

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The Contenders

11 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

The most f'd up verse I have ever heard leaves you in a sense of shock after the song - infinite96

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12 Eminem / Forever / Verse 4

The flow on this is perfect like just perfect you can't get better

Best verse of all time y'all trippin

This verse is nice, only good part of the song

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

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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.

How is this not higher?!

Crazy! Has to be top ten.

Nas had the best verse on the purple tape

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14 Eminem / Just Don't Give a F*** / Verse 1

Slim shady braindead like jim brady I'm an m80 your little like that kim lady

Colder than the arctic

Slit your throat worse than ron goldman - infinite96

How Is This Verse Not In Top 15 /I'm Buzzin Dirty Dozen Naughty Rotten Rhymer Cursin at you playas worse than Marty schotnheimer

15 Nas / N.Y. State of Mind / Verse 2

Both verses are just unreal

Amazing verse

16 MF Doom / All Caps / Verse 1



17 Notorious B.I.G. / Ready to Die / Verse 1

Awesome Hardcore and Brutal Delivery, sick flow, and nice rhymes.

No one is as ill as Smalls!

Love this song, I like all the verses in this

Mad verse

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18 Jay-Z / Can I Live / Verse 1

This verse's unbelievable, make it go at least in top 10

19 Earl Sweatshirt / Oldie / Last Verse

Not the last verse on oldie, it’s the second last

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

This is easily one of the best verses from earl. from the rhyme schemes, to the bars, to that good old grimey earl flow, this verse is just amazing. he doesn't get the credit he deserves

20 Eminem/ No Love/ Verse 2

Nothing comes close to this! So powerful it gives you goosebumps

"'l get roasted because Marsh is not mellow..." GOAR

Greatest and longest verse f all time

Best rap verse ever. BIf you don't think so, go listen to it right now. I'm black and I like this verse. Dope, dope, dope. Listen to it. He says never before seen rhymes.

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21 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

22 Nas / The World is Yours / Verse 1

Something about the flow of these opening lines are perfect

Amazing verse

23 A Tribe Called Quest / Butter / Verse 1

Not even the best verse in that album. Q-Tip's verse in Check the Rhime wipes the floor, or pretty much any of Scenario.

24 Eminem / Love the Way You Lie / Verse 3
25 2pac / Keep Ya Head Up / Verse 1


26 Big L / Put it On / Verse 1
27 AZ / Life's a Bitch / Verse 1

Top 3 OAT

AZ and Nas were both unbelievable on this track

Everything just clicks, from the flow to the lyrics. Masterful

Way too low. Smh to many biased Eminem fans. This is better then all of his verses, the only one that's right there with it is the verse 3 in Stan. Anyways, this should be top 5.

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28 Kanye West / Jesus Walks / Verse 1

Kanye higher and less eminem he's ass

Kanye is god

There should be more Kanye this high up

29 Eminem / Rap God / Verse 3

Missing the lyricism, which bumps it down a bit, but bar none the most TECHNICALLY impressive verse for sure - Themusicman

This will be the greatest verse in next 2-3 years

This whole song has very complex flows and rhyme schemes in it, but the lyrics are just corny.

Song hits. Verse is obnoxiously crazy amazing.

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30 Andrè 3000/Aquemini

Rhyming in this verse is un paralleled

Why is this not number 1

My mind warps and bends...

The most deep and complex verse out there. To add to that it's so smooth and easy to listen to

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31 Eminem/ Infinite/ Verse 2

It eases you mentally, gently, sentimentally, instrumentally with entity dementedly meant to be infinite

How can this not be at least in the top 5? You clearly were not paying attention to the greatest rhyme scheme ever to be put into music.

Sick verse

32 GZA / Liquid Swords / Verse 2
33 Nas / Halftime / Verse 1

This is great, but the second verse was better

34 Jay-Z / Can't Knock the Hustle / Verse 1
35 Killer Mike / Reagan / Verse 2
36 The Notorious B.I.G. / Notorious Thugs

Best rap verse in history, yes, over Em in no love

Best verse

Best rap verse I've ever heard

37 Jay-Z / Da Graveyard / Verse 4

Absolutley ill you cannot listen to this and say its not ill - infinite96

38 Hishaam / All I Do / Verse 1

Timeless piece of inspiration by the boy from Port Elizabeth

Hishaam honzo's finest verse, this verse is hot yho, don't believe me? Listen to it -

39 Eminem/ 'Till I Collapse/ Verse 1

This verse is so hardcore

40 Proverb / Writer's Club / Verse 1

"I write what I like and I like what I write, I like to be right but I don't really right to be like (difference)// I get hype when I right like journalists, but I'm no journalist so I don't write 4 the hype// not saying the hype is not right, but writing won't get you hyped and having the hype doesn't mean you can write// Hype is a right cover up, so that whatever you write might just get you on the cover of Hype..." - Proverb's first 4 lines, otherwise it's a great concept (probably the best I've heard so far in this decade) and it's got a great wordplay/flow to it. This song's a classic -

Top ten song of all time

Proverb is just a beast

41 Lord Finesse / Da Graveyard / Verse 3
42 Konfab / Runonsentence / Verse 1

"The end justifies the means// but in the end means nothing if the pen don't underline the underlying theme, undefine by societ-teams// without an iron between the third person observing// never heard it like quiet screams but better word-en for clever persons// to find a meaning behind what seems as letters murderous// combined in death sentences, well deserve it// men had worked with measures to reverse celebrities, still are worth the central purpose to spill..." - Konfab (aka KOndom FABric) is one the most inspired lyricists ever... Not only in the African continent but in the world -

43 Eminem/ Dead Wrong/ Verse 3

He goes hard on this, but Biggie stills the show here

44 J Cole / Born Sinner / Verse 1

I think most of us as black people can relate to this verse.

45 Eminem / Lose Yourself / Verse 1

"This is the best verse of all time, 'Go back lab again' is the best quote from the Verse"

This should be a lot higher, such a good verse

46 R.A. The Rugged Man / Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story / Verse 2

Easily the greatest verse of all time

First time I heard my jaw dropped. I played it OVER and OVER and OVER again. Should be at least top ten. RA spits crazy and you can't deny the meaning behind the lyrics is great.

R.A. 's verse is by far the greatest of all-time! Anyone who disagrees is obviously brain washed by mainstream trash.

Nothing touches this. If you haven't heard it, drop what you're doing and listen to it.

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47 Eminem / Renegade / Verse 2

Bruh.. Nas said it. Eminem murdered on your own track

48 Kendrick Lamar / The Heart Pt 3 / 1st Verse
49 Inspectah Deck / Guillotine (Swordz) / Verse 1
50 Nas / I Can / Verse 1
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Top Remixes (11)

1. Killer Mike / Reagan / Verse 2
2. Hishaam / All I Do / Verse 1
3. J Cole / Born Sinner / Verse 1
1. Hymphatic Thabz / Tell the Youth
2. Hishaam / All I Do / Verse 1
3. Tumi / Bophelo Bami / Verse 1
1. Eminem / Stan / Verse 3
2. The Notorious B.I.G. / Notorious Thugs
3. 2pac / Keep Ya Head Up / Verse 1

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