Top Ten Greatest Rap Guest Verses EverHere are some of the all time most impressive guest rap verses to ever bless the music world.
The Top Ten
You've heard it over and over but this was Nas' professional debut rap recording with the Large Professor and the Main Source. Nas was only 17!
A beautiful surreal, heartfelt verse by Nas' friend and fellow NY MC, AZ. This was the only guest verse on Illmatic.
Nas said it on 'Ether': "Eminem murdered you on your own sh*t".
The opening verse to a song that revolutionised G-Funk.
The Rugged Man tells the story and experiences of his father, Staff Sgt. John A. Thorburn, a Vietnam war veteran. This treasured monstrous verse is lyrically emotional and emotionally lyrical, interesting and pure as rap gets.
Crucially influential and intellectual alternative rapper and lyrical beast, Pharoahe Monch, delivers plenty alongside alternative technical affiliate, Mos Def.
An intense verse that shook the Hip Hop world. Kendrick quite forociously speaks of his place in the modern rap game and how he is in that position.
"I'm important like the Pope, I'm a Muslim on pork
I'm Makaveli's offspring, I'm the King of New York
King of the Coast; one hand, I juggle 'em both
The juggernaut's all in your jugular, you take me for jokes".
From Golden Arms to Rae to Ghost to Masta Killa to Cappadonna, all of the Winter Warz' to verses were intelligent on this eery technical track. The rhyming and words to Cappa's closing verse made it a little smoother than the rest.
If you're an east coast listener then you're most likely familiar with a career-standout tough, but heart-felt verse by the one and only, Lil' Kim.
KRS-One was granted all three verses in this classic but his most surreal third verse takes it over.