Best Freestyle Rappers

The Top Ten
1 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.

Slim built his entire empire on the foundation of freestyle rap which is why he can rap about anything, anywhere, to any music. When you have honestly ask yourself if his freestyle flow and creativity is better than the recorded songs it's kinda hard to even find anyone close. If Biggie had lived it would be a hard choice as I witnessed a great many of his freestyle raps that you had to be there to hear.

He's an amazing freestyler because he uses a lot of play on words and he has incredible endurance to go on and on forever. Its incredible how he thinks of the best lyrics on the spot. I has all the requirements of a great freestyler.

I am a ballet style person and never like listening to rap. I don't even like the tracks where rap and songs are mixed. The only rapper I have ever heard and then heard again and again is Eminem. He is indeed 'Rap God'.

Best freestyles ever. Off the top of his head is able to freestyle almost as if he wrote a song. The emotion and stories he tells in his freestyles is better than most rappers, especially in todays industry.

2 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.

As an Eminem fan, I gotta say, Big L has the coldest freestyles to ever been spit on the mic ever, with awesome wordplays and deliveries, and Eminem himself paid tribute to him, for anyone who is still in doubt, check the Freestyle Big L had with Jay-Z.

Fist I will say from this I see most of you guys don't know old rappers and just go with what you know know and kids.

The late, great underground emcee was one of the best freestyle rappers out there. He was overlooked by some but you can't deny his ability to freestyle off the top of his head. I'm not the only one who thought this but he was better at free-styling than writing songs and hits. It's the truth and you guys know it.
1. Big L
2. Snoop Dogg
3. Eminem
4. Canibus
5. Jin from Freestyle Friday

Big l spits faster, harder and better lyrics then eminem and anybody else when it comes to the free style game, if you listen to his free style with jay z you will understand what I mean. Jay z is a nasty freestyle atrist, but big l goes so fast and is so good that he makes him look slow and bad in comparison. Lamont Coleman #1

Big L smashed every track, and made jay z look like he shouldn't even be rapping in the 98 freestyle.. I think if big L was still alive today, he would he #1 on this list. Sorry slim.

3 Notorious B.I.G. Christopher George Latore Wallace, born May 21, 1972, better known by his stage name The Notorious B.I.G (sometimes Biggie Smalls or just simply Biggie), is an American rapper from Brooklyn, New York. On March 9, 1997, he was murdered in a drive by shooting in Los Angeles, California at the age of only ...read more.

Where brooklyn at! He is the best freestyler ever, how can Eminem be the first, biggie is a lyrical genius, the lyrics to his freestyle has deep meaning too... Rapping freestyle right from childhood has made him the finest freestyler... He would kill Eminem in freestyle.. If not in his songs

I love Eminem and I feel that he should be good against Biggie but I feel that Biggie is the greatest freestyler of all time. Em has some really good freestyles but when I hear Biggie, he is the most talented rapper of all time.

With out a doubt notorious was the sickest freestyles of all time he had the best lyrics and smoothest flow. Put anyone infront of B.I. G he will smash them. The main talent of B.I. G's was his freestyle

Most of his songs are freestyles put to a different beat. His music is consistently better than any other rappers, and that is a direct result of his freestyling talent.

4 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.

I'd keep moving Kendrick up in this... he does this gnarly flashcard freestyle and it sounds like he wrote because it's got punchlines, metaphors, jokes, and it's just fire like all his freestyles.

Come on man he deserves to be in top 10... !

The King of all Coasts.

Kendrick is a beast

5 Proof DeShaun Dupree Holton better known by his stage name Proof, was an American rapper and actor from Detroit, Michigan. During his career, he was a member of the groups 5 Elementz, Funky Cowboys, Promatic and most notably, D12. He was a close childhood friend of rapper Eminem, who lived on the same block, ...read more.

How is proof not at least top 5 let alone top 10? Have any of you heard his freestyle with eminem on westwood? That 4th verse is mind blowing, "I know the truth so now I'm baring all, I made R Kelly confess he stole his first style from Aron Hall, a wack mc with a gun, I'm not one, when you see Kurt Kobain tell home bring back my shotgun" amazing just amazing

Even Eminem admits proof was a better freestyler than him. GOAT.

He has the best freestyle I've ever heard of!

Detroit Hip/Hop legend. Dudey was a better freestyler than Em. RIP Deshaun, you're never over.

6 Lil Snupe

Even though he had a short rapping career of 3 years, most of his songs were based off freestyles. Snupe been freestyling since he was 6 and it is very rare to find freestyle artist like lil snupe in the 2010s Era with lots of potential. In a song he admitted he is freestyle king because there was no one to freestyle like the wacky rappers we have today.

All he did was freestyle, he was able to freestyle at 6 years old! Every song of his was fire if he wasn't shot he would be the best in the game right now he was back then and still would. There was so much left for him to prove. He's even admitted in his songs that he's the best, the freestyle king. Nobody can top him not even Eminem.

RIP Lil Snupe. Go on YouTube and watch his videos. Any true rap fan will appreciate what he brings to the table. He is the Freestyle Rap God. If he woulda had the chance to blow up like he would've then he would for sure be number 1 on this list. And he wasn't like any of these fake ass rappers. He really worked on the block. And his goons still out there.

He Has So much on his mind and talent and never wrote a line he always said what's on his mind, listen to him and you'll think twice about why he wasn't on Top above these other phonies.

7 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.
8 Juice WRLD

He could flow on any single beat given to him. Further, he could freestyle for an hour straight while mixing in written verses and metaphors when needed perfectly. Literally the voice of a generation. RIP

...He could flow on any beat...OMG...that's just his own thing...even Eminem confirmed that, freestyling over an hour and making complete sense...no rapper could do that...Long live Jarad...forever in our mind

Juice the legend this man made a carrier out of freestyling campfire amazing song he came up with that on the spot he is the legend and should've lived longer. Legends never die 999

There is not a mainstream artist in the 21st Century who could freestyle like Juice. His clip from a 21 minute freestyle on No Jumper where he had his crew show him objects and he rapped about them showed he could really freestyle and proved he wasn't coming in with writtens. Not to mention DRFL and Legends Never Die were comprised of nearly all freestyled songs. In my opinion, the greatest freestyler I have ever seen. Truly will be missed, 999♾

9 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.

Nah Bruges; he is higher

10 King Los

King Los has one of the best 5 fingers of death freestyles ever and his bootleg kev freestyle challenge was amazing as well. I like a number of artist such as Eminem, Tech N9ne, and Slaughterhouse better than him but when Los freestyles off the top of his head he is number 1 without a doubt. His vocabulary is insane, his intellect and wordplay, amazing, and his rhythm and flow unreal. He also has a very unique pattern rap that he calls reverse pattern rap which gives him a different.

King los is back at 36 but people that have LITERALLY never actually freestyled (pac, Dr. Dre, Kanye) off the top are top 10 just because you all recognize the name. Stop conforming to what people tell you are the best rappers and listen for yourself. Use your own brains. And when people ask for your top 5 give them YOURS not the typical "biggie, Eminem, Tupac, etc". If you think that so be it, but King los is the best freestyler since biggie, and I would even say he could out freestyle biggie timewise.

King Los is amazing off the top. His vocabulary is insane and he flows seamlessly between instrumentals. He has two of the best 5 fingers of death freestyles and Sway ranks him with some of the greatest rappers to touch the mic. He should be at the top of this list. Eminem can freestyle but not as good as Los. Kendrick is also a great freestyler but he can't do it on the level Los.

King los hands down the Best at freestyle! anyone who says otherwise are just jumping on the bandwagons of the general list of artist we always here about n probably never even took the time to listen to other extremely talented and sadly underrated artist. In my opinion any rapper who can take an "any word" rap challenge (where a rapper has to cleverly incorporate ANY WORD thrown at him by the DJ into his freestyle regardless of how ridiculous that word may be) and completely kil it off the top of the dome like it was nothing is worth recognizing. FEW rapper can do what Los is able to do...Just watch any of his videos

The Contenders
11 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.

Look up freestyle in the dictionary and you will find this man.

He can think of multiple rhymes in one sentence just like that, only reason he ain't at the top is because most people here just bob their heads.

A full range of skills, Thought can do it on T.V., in the Studio, on Stage, and on the Street. That Flex freestyle should put him in the top 10 by itself.

He literally spit a 10 min bar that was smart, and had crazy flow throughout. Absolutely has to be in the top 3.

His freestyle on Flex is legendary.

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

Eyedea's range of freestyle and the fact it was truly never written is what's most amazing about his freestyling. He was an accomplished battle rapper winning blaze, scribble jam, rock the bells. He did lose twice, one toss up epic battle vs brother ali (an amazing freestyler/artist and good friend of his) and one of his very first that was pretty bad he lost to slug (from atmosphere also a good friend of his). His actual freestyles are much more magnificent than his battle raps. He can go off the dome fast,slow, so many styles, so many original interesting thoughts and great at respecting people on the mic and not cutting people off even though he blows they asses out the water. R.I.P. to the G.O.A.T.

It's a joke this guy is anywhere but number one on any freestyle list. He won 2 of the biggest battles in the world before he graduated highschool. He stopped free styling because he got bored, he no longer found it amusing to insult people. Not to mention everything was off the top of his head unlike most other so called "freestyle" artists, look at his battles vs. RK, or Shells or Optimus Prime (my personal favorite) and tell me he's not the best

NBattles can't be bought, and real freestyle rhymes can't be faked. And because commercial success, critical acclaim, radio spots and ghost-written lyrics can be faked, put all those MC influences aside and watch EYEDEA crush every major battle in the country. Most of which he won before he could even legally drink. Mike was the best the game ever saw.

Eyedea is the greatest and the most skilled emcee to ever grace the Mic. I know Eminem is good and I am a stan too but in freestyling, eyedea would tear him into pieces. The only competition to eyedea would be Big L. Nobody else. When it comes to freestyling, remove all the mainstream rappers like Jay z meek mill n all. They ain't worth it. There ain't no emcee in this universe that eyedea can't shred into pieces. Eyedea is the abd will be the greatest until the end of time.

14 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.

Before I get a bunch of replies saying that "Eminem is better" or "Biggie would smoosh Nas in a rap battle", I agree with both. However, just hear my case. Without a doubt the greatest freestyle of all time, and possibly the greatest rap of all time is Nas' song N.Y. State Of Mind. A lot of new g's haven't heard it yet since Nas didn't reach the same icon level that Em, Tupac, or Biggie did. The intense rhyme schemes prove that he can write a masterpiece within seconds in his mind. His DJ even gave an interview where he just played the beat and Nas freestyled over it, in one take! Everyone in the studio, including Nas himself, were astounded at the quality of the freestyle. Now the "hard" freestyles just contain simple cliche rhyme schemes and have no actual meaning, while N.Y. State Of Mind describes the ghetto life and it's struggles in Brooklyn. Obviously Nas hasn't recorded any other freestyles that are as iconic or well known, but that one session really changed rap and set the ...more

Seriously, 32nd! He should be in the top 5. One of the best of all time.

Definitely in the Top 5 at least.

15 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.

In freestyle rap he is 4sure better than no4 down. Plus he is the biggest selling rapper of all time, releasing most of his hit between j's 95 to 97 get it? Listen to him talk in interviews, throw in a beat and you'll c wt I'm talkn' bout (sounds like he's freestyling)

#1 doesn't matter if we're talking about freestyling or rapping! I will vouch for this man till the day I die... Best one I've seen on this chart!

Contrary to popular belief Tupac had mad freestyle skills. when he was young he rolled with a notebook and pad everywhere, ready to spit at any minute

Tupac influenced me to love rap and I started rapping because of listening to his music. His freestyles will always be epic

16 Big Daddy Kane Antonio Hardy, better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor who started his career in 1986 as a member of the rap collective the Juice Crew.
17 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.

Jay z is the hottest

18 J. Cole Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer.

J.cole is a young artist who is known for sounding like drake. Like drake he will leave you in tears

Coles new freestyle sets him apart from the rest.

Come on haven't you guys heard his songs he deserves to attract be in top 10 wet dreams is fire

19 Cassidy

Who else out there has multiple 10 and 11 minute freestyles. Look on YouTube for Coke on the scale, Where is Cass at, then compare that to his modern 0 to 100 and Control remixes. Been on point for a long time.

One of the best freestylers to do it. All you have to do is watch the freeway battle. I love Lupe, but he can't freestyle. And cannibus pulled out a pad in a damn battle.

If you really know about freestyles, how's he not in the top 5? Most people here are voting most artist for the wrong reasons.

Cass is a beast rhymes with intelligence and he battles anybody he wants 'he freestyles in all most every tracks he's got most punchlines that no other rapper could think of..damn his flow is super slick the best in the business

20 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.
21 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.

Yo dr. Dre should be the first this website close he was the he had the best producing company ever Eminem was on his label aftermath used to be all all about this all about that's so voting for him thank you bye

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

He destroyed LL Cool J (come on people it isn't about how its produced but how its lyrically done)
He (in my opinion) destroyed Eminem because everyone is just saying' things as "Eminem didn't really battle him"
YES HE DID! AND HE LOST that's why he turned his ass to mainstream and ghostwriting while Canibus is working real hard down in the underground with no producers at all.
And now Bus is going after Royce 5'9 (Yes he dissed him real bad and Royce didn't answer)
Canibus deserves to be up at the top because he is destroying every rapper.
Dizaster is NEXT!

In my opinion, THE greatest freestyler out there... and I've heard Eminem spit fresh on the mic.

Seriously, Canibus makes albums irrelevant to the hip-hop industry with his lyrics.

The illest right now... there's no one on this planet capable of damaging him... but he did succumb to the hands of his alter ego in the song Rip Vs Poet Laureate

Canibus' only competition is himself since no other rappers have a skill level even close to his.

23 Meek Mill Robert Rihmeek Williams, better known by his stage name, Meek Mill, is an American hip hop recording artist.

He is top freestyler more better kendric lamar, when I heard kendric diss meek mill on song its control, I was just laugh because I and everybody know meek mill can show his verse freestyle to kendric...everybody shout for MMG and YMCMB...

All of his freestyles are straight fire. Don't believe me, go watch his moment for life freestyle on youtube.

Meek Mill is the best freestyle rapper ever. I can only compare him with 2pac.

Meek should be number 1

24 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.

Lupe Fiasco I one of the best freestyle rapping in world. Almost all of his songs have a meaning. That's why he's the 5th best in the world. No jokes about that. I you want proof battle him you are self! 1

Not in the topten because not enough people have heard his freestyles my top 3 is Eminem, lupe and king los in no special order, they are all sick off the top!

His flow is unreal, but more impressive is that his freestyles have meaning and it's not just different versions of 'I'm great and...kill people'

I've been listening to his spits on radio while he freestyles and he's a rap genius! He's after nas I give him number 3

25 Ludacris Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor.

He is a freestyle genius damn it!

Dirty south will go ham

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