Top Ten Greatest Rap Guest Verses Ever

Here are some of the all time most impressive guest rap verses to ever bless the music world.

The Top Ten

1 Live at the Barbeque - Main Source (Verse 1, Nas) Live at the Barbeque - Main Source (Verse 1, Nas) Cover Art

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!

2 Life's a B*tch - Nas (Verse 1, AZ) Life's a B*tch - Nas (Verse 1, AZ) Cover Art

A beautiful surreal, heartfelt verse by Nas' friend and fellow NY MC, AZ. This was the only guest verse on Illmatic.

3 Renegade - Jay-Z (Verse 2, Eminem) Renegade - Jay-Z (Verse 2, Eminem) Cover Art

Nas said it on 'Ether': "Eminem murdered you on your own sh*t".

4 Nuthin' but a "G" Thang - Dr. Dre (Verse 1, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre) Nuthin' but a

The opening verse to a song that revolutionised G-Funk.

5 Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story - Jedi Mind Tricks (Verse 2, R.A. the Rugged Man) Uncommon Valor: A Vietnam Story - Jedi Mind Tricks (Verse 2, R.A. the Rugged Man) Cover Art

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.

6 Oh No! - Mos Def (Verse 2, Pharoahe Monch) Oh No! - Mos Def (Verse 2, Pharoahe Monch) Cover Art

Crucially influential and intellectual alternative rapper and lyrical beast, Pharoahe Monch, delivers plenty alongside alternative technical affiliate, Mos Def.

7 Control - Big Sean (Verse 2, Kendrick Lamar)

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".

8 Winter Warz - Ghostface Killah (Verse 4, Cappadonna) Winter Warz - Ghostface Killah (Verse 4, Cappadonna) Cover Art

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.

9 It's All About the Benjamins - Puff Daddy & the Family (Verse 4, Lil' Kim) It's All About the Benjamins - Puff Daddy & the Family (Verse 4, Lil' Kim) Cover Art

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.

10 Scenario - A Tribe Called Quest (Verse 6 Busta Rhymes) Scenario - A Tribe Called Quest (Verse 6 Busta Rhymes) Cover Art

The Contenders

11 Move Ahead - DJ Muggs (Verse 3, KRS-One) Move Ahead - DJ Muggs (Verse 3, KRS-One) Cover Art

KRS-One was granted all three verses in this classic but his most surreal third verse takes it over.

12 Yes You May - Lord Finesse (Verse 1 Percee P) Yes You May - Lord Finesse (Verse 1 Percee P) Cover Art
13 Verbal Intercourse - Raekwon (Verse 1 Nas) Verbal Intercourse - Raekwon (Verse 1 Nas) Cover Art
14 Above the Clouds - Gang Starr (Verse 2 Inspectah Deck) Above the Clouds - Gang Starr (Verse 2 Inspectah Deck) Cover Art
15 The Symphony - Marley Marl (Verse 3 Kool G Rap) The Symphony - Marley Marl (Verse 3 Kool G Rap) Cover Art
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