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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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  1. So Eminem’s at 8 while Jay Z’s at 6 when clearly in Nas words “Eminem murdered you on your own shit” js

  2. Sorry fam, Em and biggie should be higher. Kendrick is great and all, but her isn’t number 3, sorry.

  3. Jigga from his originator days til the Black Album was dope…I honestly liked his flow before he borrowed L and Nas flows

  4. My top 10 (not ordered in places)

    Nas (number one allways)
    Big L
    Andre 3000
    Kendrick Lamar
    Immortal technique

  5. Top ten in no order. Hopsin, Tech n9ne , R.A. The Rugged Man, Brother Ali, Eminem, Tupac, Biggie smalls, B.O.B, Nas, and Logic.

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