Most Lyrical Rappers of All Time

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Describing, and honoring, the most lyrical rappers of all time. Focusing on the mastery of lyrical skills.

The Top Ten

1 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.

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..

Em is ONE of the best lyricists of all time, I highly agree. He is definitely in my top ten. But whoever made this list is stupid

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2 Tupac Tupac Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.

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.

the best

I would consider 2pac the best rapper of all time.

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3 Nas Nas Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper and entrepreneur born on September 14, 1973 in New York City. His album, Illmatic, is considered to be one of the best rap albums of all time. He is also considered to be one of the best rappers of all time.

Nas is a way better lyrical rapper than 2pac, only Eminem comes close.. Tupac is a good rapper, no doubt and I love him, but when it comes to technical lyricism,bending words, metaphors, simile, puns, Nas is the best, followed by Eminem.

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.

Really is the goat to me kinda underrated

Nas is definitely the most lyrical rapper, there's no point arguing. In his prime Nas was untouchable. There has and probably never will be no-one even close to Nas' level.

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4 Hichkas Hichkas Sorush Lashkary (born May 10, 1985) better known by his stage name Hichkas (Persian: Hiĉkas - هیچکس‎‎; meaning "Nobody") is an Iranian rapper from Tehran. Hichkas is considered as one of pioneers of "Persian Rap" and "Persian Urban music.

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

He is the best he had amazing lyrics and beats

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5 The Notorious B.I.G. (Biggie Smalls)

Smart guy, 2 albums, and he a GOAT

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

Aa

He is the best, the greatest the G.O.A.T, you can't get better then the man himself, Biggie smalls. no one else is better.

thanks

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6 Rakim Rakim William Michael Griffin, Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim, is an American rapper. He was born on January 28, 1968.

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

Kendrick lamar above rakim? What is the world coming to. - DaWyteNight

Eminem is above Rakim and all the greats. Seriously, what is the world coming to? - RobertWisdom

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?

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7 Kendrick Lamar 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.

Needs to be right behind Eminem, Listen to the album, To Pimp A Butterfly - MrGuyDudeMan

I like this rapper, and his unique lyrics

He should be %1

Lyrical genius, his allusions are so crazy.

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8 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of ...read more.

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.

Jay Z is one of my personal favorites, his style cannot be beat.

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9 Dr. Dre Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur born on February 18, 1965 in Compton, CA. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.

Dre is one of the greatest hip-hop artists

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

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10 J Cole J Cole

Best rapper of 2019

Next to pac biggie and nas

Should be top 5. easy

Pick him over two pac easy..yea dude is that good - Mavin

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The Newcomers

? Young Thug Young Thug Jeffrey Lamar Williams, better known by his stage name Young Thug, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He became known for his commercial debut single "Stoner." Notable Albums/Mixtapes: Barter 6, Slime Season, Slime Season 2, I'm Up, Slime Season 3

Easily the goat

I hope this is a joke - DaWyteNight

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The Contenders

11 Shahin Najafi Shahin Najafi

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

Spell binder

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12 Ho3ein Ho3ein

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

The one and Only Ho3ein

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13 Aesop Rock Aesop Rock Ian Matthias Bavitz, better known by his stage name Aesop Rock, is an American hip hop recording artist and producer residing in Portland, Oregon.

When compared to other rappers, he uses more words. Period. Per 35,000 words, around 7500 of them are unique words. Most rappers were found to have less than half of that. Objectively, scientifically, he has been proven to be the most unique words out of any other well known rapper.

I've never heard an emcee use such complex rhyme schemes and a wide vocabulary. I wanna die a little simply cause Lil Wayne is higher on this list. Aesop Rock was part of a study to find the most lyrically intricate rappers, and he topped the entire list. He used a wider vocabulary than SHAKESPEARE used in his own works. He was leagues ahead of Herman Melville (the writer of moby dick) and all of wu tang, Eminem, kendrick, etc. Keep in mind, Aesop Rock is FAR from my favourite rapper, I have fallen victim to the Top Dawg Ent. bandwagon as of late. But I cannot deny that Aesop Rock is the most lyrically intricate emcee ever heard.

Aesop's metaphors are untouchable. His work is definitely NOT as some people say, nonsense. He Requires some patience to understand his storytelling but ultimately it is very fulfilling.

The way he spits a verse is untouchable there are no contenders to how great his lyrics and flow is and has a huge vocabulary if you needed a teacher on rapping this is the guy no doubt flawless technique

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14 50 Cent 50 Cent Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, record, film, and television producer.

Perfect lyrical connection, good beats, nice voice, what's not to like?

50 is so under rated. His talent is taken too lightly

I love you mafia 50

He isn't lyrically deep,but his delivery is very good.

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15 K-Rino K-Rino

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

Excellent rapper

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16 Hopsin Hopsin Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California. Hopsin was born on July 18, 1985. His first album was called Emurge but he's best known for his album titled Raw.

Hop is real not about drugs and guns just being real and talking to real people.

Don't know why he's this low on the list

Hopsin is so real and down to earth and he doesn't censor his thoughts. He makes sense and reaches out to his audience on a whole other level than people like Lil Wayne. He's still fairly young, but his beats and lyrics do nothing but get better and get more real. Check out his song - Fly. enough said.

Though hypocritical at times, Hopsin is a promising rapper who displays fast spitting rhymes and real rap. Ill Mind of Hopsin 5 is the best so far.

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17 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.

10 times doper than Eminem! - RobertWisdom

He isn't my favorite rapper because eminem is but he is the most lyrical one I can think of on the top of my head.

Why is Big Pun all the way down here?!

Big pun. I never heard anyone play with words like him. And his flow is unmatched to this day, he should be at the top of this list.R.I.P. big Punisher

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18 Mehrad Hidden Mehrad Hidden Mehrad Hidden is a Iranian singer, rapper, and producer. He grew up listening and composing rock songs. At age 18, He formed the group Zedbazi with Saman Wilson.

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!

Mehrad is a genius, I used to listen to other rappers out here. But right now, I'm thinking of giving a chance to Mehrad and his great abilities.

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20 Drake Drake Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".

Drake is VERY lyrical dawg! If he isn't Y did he win the top BILLBOARD Artist? Because he's trash? NO! Because he's a REALLY GOOD RAPPER! Before y'all diss him, how much better are any of y'all?

Why
Is
Drake
Here

There are many words I'd use to describe Drake, but lyrical is not one of them. - DaWyteNight

Guys like him and all of young money shouldn't even touch this list

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21 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. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, ...read more.

He is very talented he should be higher on this list he just goes into the study and freestyle he does not even write anything down that is how talented he is.

His songs make absolutely no sense and he definitely does not deserve to be so high on the list, let alone be on the list at all. His flow is weak and his lyrics have no depth. Lil Wayne is an embarrassment to rap music.

Y'all bugging Wayne is 100% the goat

Crappy sexist lyrics with no thought put into them - LegitGames12

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22 Ben Sharpa

This guy is TRULY one of the most prolific hip hop artists to come out of South Africa. His content and delivery is second to none.

23 Yas Yas Yaser Bakhtiari, better known by his stage name Yas, is an Iranian rapper. Yas is one of the most popular rappers in Iran and Middle East. He is also known for his Faravahar pedant, a symbol of Iranian nationalism and Zoroastrianism, that he wears most of the time.

Voice Of Persian People

The Best Lyrical in Persian Rap

YES NUMBER ONE IN THE WORD AND WORLD!

He is like the 2 pac of Persian rap, his lyrics are raw, real, and dark, but always carry a positive message at the end of the day.

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24 Lupe Fiasco 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.

This list is wack if Lu isn't top 3. Top overall for me. The list seems more like a popularity list than actual list based on lyrical complexity.

Seriously? 20? They got kendrick, dre and jay-z above Lupe? What is this world coming to. - DaWyteNight

Four classic albums (Food and Liquor, The Cool, Tetsuo & Youth, Drogas Wave. As someone who regularly reads and goes to Shakespeare plays, I rate Lupe as highly.

Lyrically he's not on another level, he's in another dimension:

"The galleries lack the wall space
So I made a gallery of galleries, made of all space"

Mural Jr.

I am a huge fan and have a lot of respect for rappers like Em, Jay, Nas, Dre, Rakim, etc. But as far as pure lyricism goes (discounting everything else like flow, production, rhyme scheme, etc) Lupe takes the top spot easily. With tracks like around my way, words I never said, and American terrorist to all the symbolism and complexity the cool saga there is no competition for him!

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25 Big L Big L Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), best known by his stage name Big L, was an American hip hop recording artist, born and raised in Harlem, New York City, New York. Coleman embarked on his career in rapping, with the hip hop trio, Three the Hard Way. His first notable appearance came ...read more.

"I'm so ahead of my time my parents haven't even met yet" Another emcee sicker than Eminem. - RobertWisdom

No in top 5?

I love Eminem but L deserves to be higher on the list.

"ASK BEAVIS, I GET NOTHING BUTTHEAD" laugh out loud he should be in the top 10 - bbilsk

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26 Proverb

Is one of the greatest rapper in S. A, he is doing his numbers out there I'm been for real if you don't believe me means that you've never heard him or you don't know how to write Proverb.

Best MC in Africa. He raps in English but can rap in Afrikaans too

27 Kool G Rap Kool G Rap Nathaniel Thomas Wilson, better known by his stage name Kool G Rap is an American rapper from the Corona neighborhood of Queens, New York City.

Kool G Rap also eons ahead of Eminem. - RobertWisdom

Look up fast life ft nas, it is the most lyrical song I've heard, mainly from Kool g's verse

Dumbasses. Eminem is not the best and no one has heard of these Persian people or cares anyway. Kool g is the emporer of lyrics with nas as his righthand man.

The top ten should include kool g rap, rakim, big pun, chino xl, R. A the rugged man, nas, tech n9ne, MF doom, and big daddy Kane. No particular order.

28 Black Thought Black Thought Tariq Luqmaan Trotter, better known as Black Thought, is an American artist who is the lead MC of the Philadelphia-based hip hop group The Roots, as well as an occasional actor.

And yet again, vastly superior to Eminem. - RobertWisdom

One of the best Mc's of all time very underrated

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30 Canibus Canibus Germaine Williams, better known by his stage name Canibus, is a Jamaican born-American rapper and actor.

"I'm an animal with the mechanical mandible leave you tangled in semantics" come on! Eminem can't touch Canibus! - RobertWisdom

Literally 42 places lower than Drake. This list is just a popularity contest. Joke.

WHY IS EM SO MAINSTREAM? Just listen to one of his early albums then revisit this page.

Dope ass emcee, he's the vocalist beast...

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31 Immortal Technique Immortal Technique Felipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru. He was born on February 19, 1978

Much better than Eminem. - RobertWisdom

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.

If we are talking about the most lyrical rappers of all time, Immortal Technique certainly deserves to be above some rapper like Jay Z. In my opinion, he deserves to be at least in top 5. Check out his album and his lyrics, he is at another level, talking about issues that matters. That's what Rap is all about! Expressing and spreading the message!

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32 Busta Rhymes Busta Rhymes Trevor George Smith, Jr., better known by his stage name Busta Rhymes, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, record producer and record executive.

He should be to 5 in my opinion. He’s mad versatile and his lyrism is heavily underrated

A lit Og who can “Bust A Rhyme”.

How is freak Lil Wayne above busta rhymes? Busta rhymes rapped faster than Eminem in "speed of sound"

Busta rhymes is a beast, and quite humerous too. try listening to break ya neck.

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34 Migos Migos Migos is an American hip hop trio from Lawrenceville, Georgia, founded in 2008. They are composed of three rappers known by their stage names Takeoff, Quavo and Offset.

Worst lyricists ever...ruined rap

Who put them here? They are trash

Suck

Migos? LMAO! - RobertWisdom

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35 Pharoahe Monch

Nicer than Eminem. - RobertWisdom

Come on, how this dude not at the top of the list? I mean, I love 2Pac, but it's kind of a common belief that he wasn't the most lyrical. And all these others, Kendrick, jay-z, 50 cent? SMH - DaWyteNight

Come on now Pharoahe Monch is one of the top 10 best lyricist dead or alive!

Come on how isn't pharoahe here

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37 MF DOOM MF DOOM Daniel Dumile, also known as MF DOOM, is a British-born hip hop recording artist who spent most of his life in the United States.

Trash, em is a way better lyricist. I don't know what you guys are talking about.

His Madvillainy album is so underrated. His rhymes and flow are by far more complex than Em’s

Why isn't MF DOOM top 5 this list is bull

He has more complex type rhymes than Em. No disrespect I love Em, was the first rapper I binge listened to. Though this guy is way better in terms of metaphors and rhyme schemes.

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38 Sagopa Kajmer

The Best Lyrical Rapper.. ! This is true, and If you search this, You will find. !

Perfect lyrical, the most lyric

Please find it:Sagopa Kajmer-Sabah Fabrikam

Very strong lyrics, the only problem is that he raps Turkish so not everyone understands what he says

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39 Bahram Bahram Called as one of the 50 people shaping the culture of the Middle East, by Huffington Post, Bahram Nouraei challenges the dominant artistic, cultural and philosophical consensus of the Iranian society . He constantly pushes himself out of his comfort zone to reach his own understanding of creativity ...read more.

Bahram number one in pershian rap

His lyrics is so0o go0od

He is VOICE OF THE STREETS... He Has a KINGDOM IN PersiaN HIP HOP

Bahram ; The 2pac Of Iran

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40 Reza Pishro Reza Pishro Mohammad Reza Naseri Azad better known by his stage name Pishro is an Iranian rapper and producer from Tehran.

He has best lyrics

Pishro is king of Persian rap

I Love You Reza Pishro

The best rapper in all over the world

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42 Ice Cube Ice Cube O'Shea Jackson, born June 15, 1969 in Baldwin Hills, CA, known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A and later joined the seminal gangster rap group N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, ...read more.

Best lyrically since the CIA til present day

Ice Cube was straight off the streets, that is where he got his stories from

Delivery content and street knowledge Icecube is definitely a great lyricist.

Ice Cube Is A Miracle

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43 KRS-One KRS-One Lawrence "Kris" Parker, better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York City, New York.

Even his name is more clever than most new lyrics. He is one of the best not only because of how good he sounds but because of what he says and teaches from the messages in his songs. Even his interviews are good to listen too. He should definitely be higher up.

He just about invented the art of lyricism. Dropping knowledge and truth since '88. His lyrics are like getting slapped in the face with an encyclopedia, hard hitting and damn son, you learning while enjoying this dope album.

The knowledge alone with a life time message.

Greatest emcee off all-time!

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44 Royce da 5'9" Royce da 5'9 Ryan Daniel Montgomery, better known by his stage name Royce da 5'9", is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan.

Royce is probably the best artist on Shady Records right now (Eminem not counted). He has a sick flow. He puts some great imagery in his raps.. He can beat any one from Young Money and is better than all of those "Mainstream Rappers". He deserves more recognition.

Have you ever heard the song "bad meets evil"? Eminem still @ number 1 but the lyricism in bad meets evil is simply incredible. - Rydershady2001

Why is Royce this low? Lyrically he can keep up with em. Delivery also but that's not the point. Royce shreds doe... End of story

All of slaughter house! Shady records all the way to the top!

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45 Locksmith Locksmith Davood Ali Asgari, better known by his stage name Locksmith, is an American rapper from Richmond, California.

Lock is probably the best lyricist of this generation, much better than Kendrick Lamar. - DaWyteNight

46 Daddy Yankee Daddy Yankee Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, known by his stage name Daddy Yankee, is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.
47 Andre 3000 Andre 3000 André Lauren Benjamin, known by his stage name André 3000 is an American rapper and one half of the hip-hop duo OutKast. He is widely considered to be the better half of the duo, and he is also considered to be one of the greatest lyricists in hip hop. Despite never actually releasing an official ...read more.

Greatest of All-Time. Period.

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 saying

The GOAT. MF DOOM is 2 lyrically.

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49 Tech N9ne Tech N9ne Aaron Dontez Yates, born November 8, 1971, better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is an American rapper. In 1999, Yates and business partner Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. He has sold over two million albums and has had his music featured in film, television, and video games. ...read more.

Where the hell is Joyner Lucas

Tech is severely underrated because underground fans don't like his subject matter and most others haven't heard about him. Sometimes his lyrics are too fast for most but I understand every word it just takes some getting used to. Some people call him nonsensical because of the way he rhymes to makes his songs more lyrical is a little odd but simply listening can tell you what he's talking about. Tech is insanely lyrical and has some complex symbolism as well, if you don't believe me think about his name. It's more than just a gun, tech said the "tech" is short for technique and 9 is the number of completion, tech then proceeds to explain why 9 is the number of completion, 360 degrees is a full circle 3 plus 6 equals 9

How could tech be anywhere but #1? This guy makes Eminem, Biggie & Pac's songs sound like nursery rhymes. I mean the niqqa uses like 6 & 7 word rhyming patterns and he can make any word rhyme. And his flow is untouchable he is always using the craziest flows I've ever heard. And his speed is incredible, I guarantee If he would do a song at top speed it would be the fastest rap ever because he makes twista & busta rhymes sound slow without trying. Tech N9ne is the best that has ever lived his work proves that. If you don't realize his talent you need to go ahead and check yourself into a psycho ward. He is the only complete rapper in the game. By the way #2 would be Eminem and #3 is Hopsin in my opinion but you can't deny Tech at #1 unless you've never heard him

Best rapper ever

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50 Common 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.

Common is an absolute genius, and the fact that he's not in at least the top 30 rappers shows how messed up this site is...

Dude common is a rap genius. His stuff is so good I can't believe he's not in the top 20

He's a true rap genius, his lyrics are truly meaningful.

Drake, Lil Wayne, kendrick lamar, 50 cent, dr. dre and jay-z above Common? This list must be removed. - DaWyteNight

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