Top 10 Best Rap Lyricists of All Time



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These lyrical geniuses make up some of the greatest minds in rap. Join WatchMojo as we countdown MC’s like Biggie, Rakim, Jay-Z, Eminem, Andre 3000, Aesop Rock, Taleb Kweli, Kendrick Lamar, Nas and Tupac to determine who we consider the greatest rap lyricist of all time. Whether it’s through elaborate metaphors, cheeky wordplay, punch lines or layered meanings, these rappers always have something to offer.

00:55 #10. Talib Kweli
02:02 #9. Aesop Rock
03:09 #8. Eminem
04:19 #7. Rakim
05:25 #6. JayZ
06:42 #5. André 3000
07:42 #4. The Notorious B.I.G.
08:50 #3 ????

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31 COMMENTS

  1. R u out of mind
    Eminem at 8
    u Ever listen LoSe YoUrSeLf nd mockingbird nd till i collapse nd many more
    He should be at 1
    Lose yourself is no 1 rap song of all time
    He tell all story of 8 mile in song…
    Nd won osacar

  2. Horrible list. Jay z should not be on list wheres big pun? Kendrick hasnt earned that high of a spot .. busta rymes..__ tech nine.

  3. So you're not going to include jadakiss, mos def, or honorably mention big bio but rappers with a lame aabb combo make the list?

  4. lol, what the fuck? a white biscuit eating guy on the internet trying to tell me who is the best rapper, it's Tupac 2pac, that is the greatest of all time. not Nas. what a fucking liar.

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