Most Lyrical Rappers of All Timeskullgangjewelz Describing, and honoring, the most lyrical rappers of all time. Focusing on the mastery of lyrical skills.
The Top Ten
Thank God Lil Wayne is not on here. Every time I hear someone say "WEEZY SPITS FIRE" I die a little inside.
Lyrically Eminem can not be touched. Listen to "Words are my weapons" and try to make an argument.
Nobody can touch Eminem I've been listening to rap since it started and never heard anyone even close to his lyrics or the way he delivers them. Unbelievable lyrical genius!
His lyrics are just everything that he can think of, no other rapper have crazy lyrics.. man.. I feel sorry now proof is gone, Eminem is not funny as he was..
Eminem is the best rapper of all time in my opinion. He makes great songs with great lyrics (Ex. Lose yourself, Sing for the Moment, Stan, etc). Very rarely he has songs with bad lyrics (Ex. Fack- This song is funny but mostly DISGUSTING). Eminem is the best.V 201 Comments
He's a poet from the street and with no doubt as poetical as Goethe or someone like him, his death made him immortal
"Long live the rose that grew from concrete"
The greatest ever!
With songs such as Dear Mama, Changes and So many Tears, He deserves the top spot.
2pac is a great rapper and artist, not a lyricist. There's a HUGE difference. A lyricist like Eminem (didn't vote for him) (just an example) can make you shocked that a human can do this and make your creative juices run a lot more (if you are an artist) when you hear an amazing line. Or another type of lyricist is people great with metaphors (Lil Wayne does not suck, he actually is a really good lyricist if you stop hating and actually listen, also the reason he is so big is because of his skill at this technique)
If this man grew up in a better community, this man who be a poet. wait he is a poet, subtract the gang songs and you have a genuine artistV 52 Comments
The Best Lyrics in The World
The godfather of rap. Persian language such as English is not widely known in the world because the rapper is low. Text and style but she is amazing
Hichkas best rapper in the world... Best best best
Khodaye rap fars ghoole akharam tu rap heh residim marhale chandV 126 Comments
Nas is the greatest lyrical rapper of all time. Just listen to "It ain't hard to tell", "Halftime", well really a the whole album of Illmatic. You will need no more proof after that. If you are really stubborn just listen to his other albums. His flows and rhymes are untouchable. No question about it.
Nas is probably the 2nd best lyrical rapper of all time. The only rapper I would pick over him is Tupac. But Tupac and Nas are very much alike in the way they write their songs. I would not be surprised if they were very good friends. Eminem is good but his songs are annoying to listen to. Listen to No introduction by Nas and you will see why he is great.
That Lil' Wayne is even on this list is a disgrace. If you're going to call yourself lyrical the least you could do is put together a coherent song that makes sense. Neither a good rapper nor a good lyricist raps about lasagna.
NY State of Mind paints a mental picture the likes of which has yet to be rivaled by any other song.V 36 Comments
Biggie smalls is the best mc of all time even canibus says on round 2 knockout he says THE BEST MC DIED ON MARCH 9, REST IN PEACE KID and mtv say he is the most talented mc of all time and nas is very good but biggie smalls is the illest
Biggie is the best rapper of all time, and eazy e is 2nd. I mean they're complete opposites but with their trademark and unique styles you just can't beat em
The originator of using heavy metaphores, which was really rare in his time period. - skullgangjewelz
He was actually a lyrical genius. Deserves to be on the top of this list.V 11 Comments
The voice of freedom in Iran
The first rapper who his poem are postmodernist
His voice is one of best voices I ever heard
He is first rapper who apostated by Islamic government of Iran
Perfect lyrics. He is the voice of Iranian fighters for freedom
He is the best
Best rapper everV 103 Comments
His lyrics personally reach me and help me these lyrics resemble me more than other rapper he reaches me and is able to help me relieve pain and anger, he has expierenced some things I have. He's incredible he keeps the beat and rhymes incredible.
Honestly, definitely top 10 all time when its all said and done, but for now, I think he should be lower. Still though, his last 2 albums... The way his from-the-hood style lyricism can just merge with the hugely intelligent deeper meaning behind "To Pimp a Butterfly" is insane. I don't know of any other rappers that can do that
Your kidding me! Kendrick is the best rapper of generation. Kendrick should be way higher in this list. In my opinion, Kendrick is much better then Drake or Eminem.
Lamar is easily the best rapper alive. His lyrics are from a different universeV 35 Comments
The best in the world, he is god of rappers and have special style and vocal and lyrics
I love mehrad hiden
He is sick even though I don't understand farsi, and yess he is the God of rap!
BestV 49 Comments
Rakim is one of the most under-rated main stream rappers who ever picked up a mic. His multi-syllabic rhymes combined with his precise flow make him a treat to listen to. He has creative, story-telling lyrics, with strong beats, and a unique twist on words through most of his music. I am actually surprised he isn't top ten.
Rakim is the best of all time why do people put Wayne or juelz santana they are not even lyrical at all
Amazing imagery an storytelling skills. And people: this is a list ranked purely on LYRICAL skills. How is Dr. Dre so high up? He's a great artis but since when is Dre a top lyricist?
He is the one who made a unique style of lyrics and today most lyrical rappers like eminem and nas has just adopted the style of rakim.
'Eminem is product of Rakim'
Voice Of Persian People
The Best Lyrical in Persian Rap
YES NUMBER ONE IN THE WORD AND WORLD!
aliV 14 Comments
Oh God you said you are one!
But what is that guy?
He is GOD too! God of rap
In the name of the Persian rap that most of the Persian young people loving it.
I proud of hos3ein because he does the best Persian rap about lifestyle outside and inside Iran he doesn't show off or he doesn't share his photos anywhere with different girls so this is the time we all stand up for this young man and keep his flag on top of the pole as best Persian rapper alive.
You may call him G as genius I love him with that " emam Ali" tatto lool buy his one the first rappers in Iran his amazing
God Of Persian RapV 36 Comments
Bahram. rebellious Reputation Persian rap singing there any particular audience
He is one and no one come like him in all of the world
He Is The Best
He has a great mind and he's always telling the truth about our damn lives!
He is bigger than just a "Rapper"
Bahram have different words!V 20 Comments
The best rapper in all over the world
Pishro Is the Meaning of Persian RapV 12 Comments
His style is unique, and words stay on point, with a different taste, Jay-Z can only deliver. - skullgangjewelz
I thought of him as the enemy, at first, then I saw how Tupac was planning to end the West coast/East coast rivalrie and I, then, started to listen to his lyrics. He seems to be a great person on the inside also! "... Song Cry " is my favorite!
Jays lyrics are laced with double entandras (sp? ) And metaphors. One verse can have meaning on the surface and on another layer. People that don't understand him can't appreciate him the same as those who do.
The Best flows, rhymes and lyricsV 6 Comments
Not in the top 10? Are you serious?! Listen to Revolutionary Vol.2 and tell me he doesn't belong in the top 10!
He must be in top ten. Among today's rap artists, he's the only one who raise his voice to tell the truth. He gave a different perspective and a purpose to rap music through his philosophy.
He is not just good or the best, he is unbelievable smart. Just listen to the songs that aren't this popular. Its amazing. This guy could change the world, and oh, the best rapper? He is that since the first time he touched a mic!
Come on! Technique is best of the best..he should be at 3 man!V 29 Comments
I don't dislike Dre, but you can't really have Dre on the list. He doesn't write his own raps (Snoop Dogg wrote Nuthin but a G-Thang, Em wrote Forgot About Dre, Pac wrote Cali Love, Ice Cube and DOC wrote NWA's songs), and he is a producer anyway. - Sonired
You can't be lyrical if you don't write your own music but I like dr dre though
I listen to dre a little bit but his lyrics are not very influential
Dre for my is definitely top 15, he's great! BUT Not lyrical. The fact his rhymes in The Chronich were written by Death Row inmates, is now accepted in mass appealV 7 Comments
"wouldn't GIVE A CHICK 10CENTS TO PUT CHEESE ON A WHOPPER" BIG L "A GIRL ASKED ME TO PUT A RING ON HER FINGER SO I PUT A RING AROUND HER WHOLE EYE" BIG L
"ASK BEAVIS, I GET NOTHING BUTTHEAD" laugh out loud he should be in the top 10 - bbilsk
Well he is definitely top 5 for lyrical skills, no doubt, but when it comes to the meaning, I'm not so sure of he's even on the top 30
Most underrated everV 4 Comments
Great storyteller listen to day in the Life of Andre Benjamin
He should be way higher top 3 over tupac. U guys need to listen to some outkast and pay attention to what he is sayingV 1 Comment
He's a beast I don't know how you could say j Cole is not one of the top ten lyrical rappers of all time. How can u put j Cole under Lamar's bum ass. In addition, the only rappers I can see being more lyrically inclined than Jermaine is Big E, Tupac, and Eminem. Not all of his songs are super catchy, but as far as true lyrics and being about the words he's spitting j Cole can't be under top 5.
One of the most intelligent rappers of all time complete genius in terms of lyrics
HE is amazing. One of the best rappers in the game right now. Rapping about things that matter.
Best story teller of them all, talks about things we see everyday. True LyricistV 20 Comments
I'm glad this guy is finally mentioned on a "best rapper list" even if it is one that is greatly biased due to popularity (which cannot be controlled and is understandable, I don't mean to complain too much). I believe he should at least be in the top 10 if not 2, I think he's the best rapper alive or dead thah I know of because of his intelligent lyrics, diversity in flow and topics, and his passion for rapping. he put out 3 albums this year and they were all good quality. He has a total of around 20 and that means you have a lot of great songs to listen to if you do enjoy K-rino.
If your looking where to start I would recommend his album "annihilation of the evil machine". And if you don't like conspiracy theories in your rap, you do not have to worry too much with K-rino he has a few which happen to be his highly viewed songs, but they make up a small minority of his songs. He has also been rapping since 88 or 83, he's been around for a while and I hope he gets recognized for ...more
#23! Seriously what the hell have you guys been smoking krino is the best emc there is he has everything he has the passion, heart, intelligence, flow, wordplay, storytelling. He raps about the truth and exposes corruption. He also has many songs that any person can relate to. This man also is very consistent and has a wide variety of topics and concepts to rap about from braggadocios to religion, storytelling, to politics and very unique concepts. He is the Shakespeare and Tesla of Hip Hop a Genius who isn't recognized for his dedication to his craft
The best ever k-rino, he can rap about tooth paste and you hooked, and when it comes too battle flows one of favorite songs 4 minute warning
Anailation of the machine
Return of the sorcerer
Identify theft 1
Identity theft 2
I can go on, there is so many more songs that to me confirm he is the best rapper in the world. You must check this wizard out
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