Best Lyrical Rappers of the 21st Century

The Top Ten

1 Lupe Fiasco Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. He also performs as the frontman of rock band Japanese Cartoon ...read more.
2 K-Rino Eric Kaiser (born 9 September 1970), better known by his stage name K-Rino, is an American rapper and record producer from Houston, Texas. He is a pioneer of the Southern hip hop scene, and has been rapping since 1983. K-Rino's first release was the single "rocking It" with his group Real Chill in 1986, ...read more.
3 Common Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., better known by his stage name Common, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, film producer and poet from Chicago, Illinois.
4 Killer Mike Michael Render, better known by his stage name Killer Mike, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor and activist from Atlanta, Georgia.
5 T-Rock T-Rock is an underground rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He started out his career as part of the Memphis rap label Hypnotize Minds, under DJ Paul and Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia. T-Rock and the Three 6 would eventually go their separate ways, and Rock would go on to diss Paul and Juicy in many songs for ...read more.
6 Joey Bada$$ Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known by his stage name Joey Badass, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor.
7 J. Cole Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer.
8 Z-Ro Joseph Wayne McVey IV, better known by his stage names Z-Ro and The Mo City Don, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas.
9 T.I. Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., better known by his stage names T.I. and Tip, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor born on September 25, 1980 in Atlanta, GA.
10 Lil Wyte Patrick Lanshaw, better known by his stage name Lil Wyte, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee.

The Contenders

11 Logic Born on January 22, 1990, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, is one of the most influential artists in the rap game today, with amazing lyricism and flow. Logic first gained major fame through making 2013's edition of the XXL Top-10 Freshmen List, and has easily ...read more.

Listen to his music, it speaks for itself.

12 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg ...read more.

Come on, kendrick is more lyrical than all of these rappers combined. Em is out of that count

13 Eminem
14 Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American rapper and pop music artist from Carol City, Florida. He is known for songs such as "Low", "Right Round", "Sugar", "Club Can't Handel Me", "Good Feeling", "Whistle", "Wild Ones", "My House" and "GDFR."

My God, he is so lyrical just like Sage the Gemini

Flo Rida makes catchy music, but he is not lyrical. - DaWyteNight

Flo Rida? Lyrical? - ILikeSexyGirls

15 Montana of 300 Walter Anthony "Tony" Bradford, better known by his stage name Montana of 300 , is an American rapper and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois.
16 Locksmith Davood Ali Asgari, better known by his stage name Locksmith, is an American rapper from Richmond, California.
17 Lil Pump Gazzy Garcia (known professionally as Lil Pump, born August 17th, 2000) is an American rapper, producer and songwriter. Gazzy began his career in 2016 with a collaboration freestyle with Smokepurpp, which was eventually posted in Soundcloud to popular success. He broke out to mainstream the following ...read more.

This guy is amazing and has the best lyrics I've ever heard!

18 Lil Tay
19 Danielle Bregoli
20 G-Eazy Gerald Earl Gillum, better known by his stage name G-Eazy, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Oakland, California.
21 Elzhi
22 Evidence
23 Apathy
24 Diabolic
25 DL Incognito
26 Chris Webby Christian Webster, better known by his stage name Chris Webby, is an American rapper from Norwalk, Connecticut.
27 Blu
28 Sage the Gemini Sage the Gemini is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer from Fairfield, California. He is probably most well known for being featured on the Flo Rida song "GDFR."

He isn't lyrical at all - ILikeSexyGirls

29 Bizzle
30 Bishop Nehru
31 Your Old Droog
32 J.I.D
33 B.o.B Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., better known by his stage name B.o.B, is an American recording artist and music producer from Decatur, Georgia.
34 Rittz Jonathan McCollum, better known by his stage name Rittz, is an American rapper from Gwinnett County, Georgia.
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