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Top 10 Best Freestyle Rappers

October 1, 2008 by  

A lot of people are good at rapping when they take their time to write rhymes but some of those people aren’t as good off the top of their head when freestyling. Well, I’ve compiled my list of top 10 freestyle rappers in my eyes. If you disagree, let me know who you think are the best!

My list (no particular order):

1. Canibus – Probably one of the sickest lyricists out there and his freestyling ability is off the chart. He may have fell off due to the battle he had with LL Cool J years back but let’s face it, LL Cool J had someone ghostwrite his lyrics anyways. Besides, just because someone gets beaten in a battle doesn’t mean they’re bad. For instance, Jay-Z got ripped by Nas but it doesn’t mean Jay-Z isn’t a good rapper.

2. Big L – 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 freestyling than writing songs and hits. It’s the truth and you guys know it!

3. Eminem – Yes, believe it or not but Eminem is a good freestyle rapper and he came up as a battle rapper so that’s a dangerous mix. Before he started doing goofy songs and semi-singing, he was freestyle battling his way up to stardom.

4. Jin – He’s probably best known as Jin from Freestyle Friday on BET’s 106 & Park show but this underrated Asian rapper rips emcees with his freestyle battle raps better than anyone out there. I wouldn’t go with the Asian jokes either because he’ll just flip the script and use it against you.

5. KRS-One – One of the originators, KRS-One never made it big but his freestyling and battling made him one of the greatest emcees of all-time. His punch lines would just have you thinking like “damn, that’s sick!”

6. Jay-Z – Yup, the Hawaiian shirt wearing Jay-Z was once a freestyler like would rip most people. Matter of fact, he still is! I mean, he basically freestyles his entire songs anyways because he spits it all on one take. If that isn’t skill, I don’t know what is! Look at all his platinum albums!

7. Snoop Dogg- Before he was spittin’ that mellow style, he was rippin’ and flippin’ it. He came up on gangsta rap and he is one of the best freestyle rappers on the west coast! Don’t get that doggystyle twisted, I bet he’ll rip most rappers out there in a freestyle battle now.

8. Notorius B.I.G. – Not only does he fight for the crown of greatest rapper of all-time but if you never heard Biggie freestyle, well, you’re missing out. The late, great rapper takes his distinct flow from his songs and he does the same with freestyling.

9 .Immortal Technique – One of the best underground rappers and one of the best political rappers out there now, Technique mixes crazy knowledge with punch lines and sticks it all into his rhymes. Believe me, he won’t sell out and go commercial and he’ll still be one of the sickest emcees underground… EVER!

10. Lil’ Wayne – I know, I know, most people think he’s too commercial now but if you ever listened to his underground mixtapes, he freestyled most, if not, all of that. Even when he was with the Hot Boyz, he was the lone star holding that group up, then he went solo and took over the rap industry.

Those are my picks and I’m sure it was different 5-10 years ago and I’m sure it’ll be different next year, but right now, those are my top 10 best freestyle rappers.

Comments

148 Responses to “Top 10 Best Freestyle Rappers”

  1. Jason on October 2nd, 2008 10:04 pm

    Pretty good article, but one thing I noticed – who gives a shit if they’re commercial or not? I know rappers don’t, because they jump at the first chance to sign a contract – that’s why all of them start rapping in the first place.

    Why are people against going “commercial” (or as some like to call it “selling out”)? I think a better word for “selling out” is “success”.

    If you had the chance to take a deal, and pass, then you sir, are a first class retard.

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  4. Chris on October 19th, 2008 8:31 pm

    I though that was a good list till I saw lil wayne there?You lost all cred with that one cause DMX actually beat jay-z in a battle so you know he could beat wayne in a bettle.Plus if you compared lil waynes freestyleing skills to loe louis freestyling skills you would be blown away and even cassidy is a better freestyler than wayne.Wayne repeats himself way to much and sounds like he got a sock in his mouth when he aint got that filter to clean up his voice.You heard of eyedea he could rip lil wayne to shreds he basically freestyles everything.
    Including lil wayne?Come on you should no better lil wayne is okay and all but he aint a elite freestyle rapper or even a good one.

  5. Chris on October 19th, 2008 8:39 pm

    and weezy was juvaniles hype man with the hot boys not the boss.Even B.G was ranked ahead of weezy and juvi used to write all of lil waynes lyrics on the hot boys album and juvi wrote more than half of “the block is hot”.So hell no weezy was not the lone star holding up the hot boys it was juvi wayne was the weed carrier back then.c1 is good and c2 is good but c3 was as bubblegum as it gets plus lights out is the most pathetic piece of medical waste I have ever heard.Hot boys sucked anyway thank of it like D12 if eminem wasnt in D12 and they replaced him with a guy who I ranked 93 spots below him on my greatest rappers list (juvi) and thats about what the hot boys were they were there just to keep juvis profile high between albums.Lil waynes slightly better than proof from D12 who was the only decent member of that group not named eminem.But I like lil wayne he just aint top 10 good or even close he got some skills though no doubt he just needs to focus a little harder on his work and stay on subject and he would shoot up all the way to 98 or 100 on my greatest rapper list.

  6. Desmon on October 21st, 2008 7:15 am

    Heard of loe louis?He would eat lil wayne alive and have him cryin back to his daddy.There is a diffrence between a well rounded emcee and being a amazing battle rapper.Theres lots of well rounded emcees that aint battle rappers,but those underground fans get annoying they always gotta talk shit if the dude isnt some unkwon battle rapper that you talk about they trip out and dont recognize them as good.Now Lil wayne is only average and most people have figured out that lil wayne hires writers and has always had a writer.With the hot boys juvanile wrote for him and when juvi left then gillie wrote for him.Hard to take him seriously and he aint an elite battle rapper and if he was to straight up battle alot of people he would get murdered.Plus you can tell that his mixtape freestyles had already been written you can always tell a pre-written freestyle or one off the top of the dome.Jigga used to battle around new york and had alot of sucess he even beat busta rhymes and nearly all these broke ass nobody freestylers those back packers bring up.Im am so damn glad you didnt mention pac though,you have no idea how happy I was when he wasnt ranked in the top 10,he used to battle with some success but he was never an eltie battle rapper.

  7. bABYKEN on October 28th, 2008 2:47 am

    U ARE RETARDED FABOLOUS AND CASSIDY R DA BEST FAGGOT

  8. bABYKEN on October 28th, 2008 2:48 am

    I PUMP CARCK U WEAR MY CHIAN FOR A MONTH UD BE HUNTCHBACK

  9. joey on November 13th, 2008 12:59 am

    wtf are you serious??wheres chamillionaire he would kill any of them in a freestyle contest listen to mixtape 1-4 and 5 coming out soon

  10. BIG KEM on November 28th, 2008 2:11 am

    First of all , you must have , fallen in bump your head ! To say Whack Ass wayne is one of the best. May be you need to dig in the crate little bit, or ask somebody. Just a few of many you left out. Grand Puba , Jada , Joell Ortiz ,Kool G Rap , DMX, L L Cool j ,Grand Master Caz , Redman , The Game , Nas , Get the point

  11. jnak on December 7th, 2008 3:55 am

    I agree with Canibus and a lot of your list. You know your hip hop pretty well.

    But “9 .Immortal Technique – One of the best underground rappers and one of the best political rappers out there now, Technique mixes crazy knowledge with punch lines and sticks it all into his rhymes. Believe me, he won’t sell out and go commercial and he’ll still be one of the sickest emcees underground… EVER!” says absolutely NOTHING about his ability to freestyle WHATSOEVER. He probably writes all his rhymes, also.

    You also need more old school rappers, such as Big Daddy Kane, and KRS-ONE needs to be ranked higher. Your last 2 are the weakest on your list and need to be get rid of.

    But you do know something at least, your list is probably better than 90% of people’s lists out there.

  12. green man on January 12th, 2009 9:27 pm

    uhh no tupac…?

  13. eric on February 1st, 2009 6:11 am

    No lloyd banks…….ur joking rite…..banks rips everything from 2003 to 2009…most freestlyes….for proof he got a few mixtape artist of the year awards….dumbey

  14. Temivream on February 7th, 2009 9:16 am

    This list is about half true. Lil Wayne is definately not good at freestyling. Nas is better than Jay-Z at freestyling. C-Rayz Walz beat Immortal Technique in a battle. And Killah Priest is the best rapper right now. Jus Allah might be the best freestyler. Virtuoso beat Jin.

  15. shami on February 11th, 2009 11:52 am

    how come 2pac is not in the list…..eminem….2pac…snopp…..jay z…..game……banks and buck………r the best…….

  16. emmet on February 12th, 2009 10:41 pm

    serously proof should be in there the only people that would be a challenge for him freestyle wise is big l and eminem

  17. Jim on February 19th, 2009 3:48 am

    Weezy was like the worst in the Hot boys. His past with them was riddled with struggling style…………. I dont know where you get how he was holdin them up. He was never the best in Hot Boys…..

  18. mg on February 22nd, 2009 9:08 am

    damn i don’t agree with this list, cham and nas will murder just about anyone especially lil gayne but its tough to come up with a top ten list of all time there are a lot of good emcees out there

  19. eric on February 22nd, 2009 7:30 pm

    Speak ur mind if u think lloyd banks shouldn’t b on tha list….let me kno

  20. dude on March 4th, 2009 1:55 am

    how are juice and supernat not on this…their def both above eminem

  21. Dre on March 15th, 2009 3:08 am

    Ludacris is the best freestyle rapper, and Serious Jones killed Jin, and where is Jadakiss on this list.

  22. slow p on March 18th, 2009 12:41 pm

    y list bulshit wanye should b t wackest y in the list

  23. Lekoade-LV on April 16th, 2009 7:56 pm

    Check this out yah people don’t understand really wat freestyling is…Im not talken about that Im on Rapping Lil Wayne the best just becuz he makes his own stuff up and he even does Rock to show people he can do more that just rap. H eeven brung Cash Money Records from the Ground up BY HIMSELF who brings a compy form the ground by themselves you gots to be the most sickest rapper ever walked the planet

  24. j flash on May 1st, 2009 6:47 am

    I thought this list was good at first but then I realized you didn’t have spome of the best freestylers on there let me point some out;
    1.cassidy.. possibly the best freestyler ever he’s unbeaten and his punch lines are absurd and his metaphors are crazy he’s definatly better than most of the people up there.
    2. Papoose, you can’t sleep on pap he’s like a little big l but his flow is sick.
    3.cyserro, my boy cys is coming up quick he’s usually doing undergroung shit but he’s also a good emcee.
    4.fabolous, if you even listen to fabs songs let alone his freestyles you would’ve put him up there he can spit hot shit to any beat and to make my point ill tell you that he once spat a freestyle to the eye of the tiger beat.

  25. CAPITAL P on May 6th, 2009 1:36 am

    YUP U GOT SOME OF THEM RIGHT BUT I THINK U MISSD A FEW,LIKE METHOD MAN DAT NIGGA KILLZ WIT HIS SKILLZ NO DOUBT!N WAT ABOUT 2PAC U CANT 4GET BWT HIM!C IM ABIT OF A FREESTYLA MYSELF N I APPRICIATE SHIT DAT IZ OG ORIGINAL BUT 4REALZ COMMERCIAL IS A DIFFERENT ARENA THAN UNDERGROUND U CANNOT COMPARE THE 2.UNDERGROUND STR8 KILLZ IT OFF 4 EXAMPLE WAT ABOUT THE X 2THA
    Z STR8 GANGSTA THAT NIGGA!

  26. better than most on May 15th, 2009 8:23 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40MA0pl7Oa0&feature=related

    eyedea and abilities ugly ass can flow and he aint gonna back down to any of these dudes. This list is decent, hard to make a top ten list with so many different styles but take squinty (jin) off the list what a homo. Supernatural and Juice are just plain NOT good. Their style is wack and if you say them I can tell you don’t listen to music. They say the same stuff over and over in a different way bout how they gonna pull out a tec and blast, and their opponent is wack, man fuck them. Get educated and listen to the music, then you’d know wayne is lyrically one of the best out there and is intelligent. Anyone sayin put tupac on here should be lit up like he was. if you say ludacris you are about 12 years old and like his corny lines about gettin laid like fritos………lame. Get someone intelligent that isn’t mainstream and he would beat any of these guys. Eyedea and Abilities or Slug would dominate these guys all day……..maybe not Slug…….except on a good day.

  27. Moolah47 on May 25th, 2009 2:58 am

    Yo,
    Mos def is the best freestyle rapper of all time. period. check him champs ;)

  28. HipHop fan on May 26th, 2009 12:35 pm

    To all your people.
    THIS LIST IS IN NO ORDER SO COOL IT WITH WHO SHOULD BE HIGHER
    secondly TUPAC is never gonna be considered a freestyle MC…just never period..
    THIS LIST is not about who is the best MC or most influential blah blah……
    Its about who he thinks is the 10 best freestylers…..
    Also to the guy who said Serius jones killed jin. Two weeks later, Jin defeated all contestants in the Fight Klub Championship held in the Bahamas for $50,000 (Serius Jones also entered the contest, but was defeated in the 1st Round by U.K rapper Professor Green). Jin challenged Serius that same night to a rematch after the tournament was over for $10,000, but Serius was disappointed with his loss and “lack of crowd” and therefore, did not participate in the battle.
    So i think you should rethink your comment.

  29. Dylan kchoad on June 2nd, 2009 9:22 pm

    Fuc thiz list it iight but y aint REED DOLLAZ up there???????????????????????

  30. SluGz on June 4th, 2009 12:41 am

    you got it twisted holmes the best freestylers are Big L,Cannibus,Rhymefest,Eyedea,Eminem bak in da day,juice,mos def,reed dollaz,brother ali,Aceyalone,Self Jupiter and sage francis so get it right also GZa ghostface raekwon n meth r nice

  31. Dunwstchme on June 12th, 2009 5:24 am

    Cassidy should be around 5. Good job not putting PAC there, nigga can’t really freestyle.

  32. Trickstar on June 15th, 2009 6:19 am

    Your list is okay-but looks like u r scared of lil wayne?else how d f**k do u say lil wayne is good at freestylin?D.M.X and Nas shuld also have spots on dat list.(xcept uve neva heard em freestyle).Generally ur list is okay.i’ll give u an 85/100.i have a whole freestyle album of Jay-z and that guy could actually rip shit out of any freestyle M.C.neva heard 2pac freestyle so wont even put him on ma top 20.keep it up!

  33. Trickstar on June 15th, 2009 6:22 am

    looks like u r scared of lil wayne?else how d f**k do u say lil wayne is good at freestylin?D.M.X and Nas shuld also have spots on dat list.(xcept uve neva heard em freestyle).Generally ur list is okay.i’ll give u an 85/100.i have a whole freestyle album of Jay-z and that guy could actually rip shit out of any freestyle M.C.neva heard 2pac freestyle so wont even put him on ma top 20.keep it up!

  34. Trickstar101 on June 15th, 2009 6:27 am

    looks like u r scared of lil wayne?else how d f**k do u say lil wayne is good at freestylin?D.M.X and Nas shuld also have spots on dat list.(xcept uve neva heard em freestyle).Generally ur list is okay..i have a whole freestyle album of Jay-z and that guy could actually rip shit out of any freestyle M.C.neva heard 2pac freestyle so wont even put him on ma top 20.keep it up!

  35. Trickstar101 on June 15th, 2009 6:30 am

    looks like u r scared of lil wayne?else how d f**k do u say lil wayne is good at freestylin?D.M.X and Nas shuld also have spots on dat list.(xcept uve neva heard em freestyle). ur list is okay..i have a whole freestyle album of Jay-z and that guy could actually rip shit out of any freestyle M.C.neva heard 2pac freestyle so wont even put him on ma top 20.keep it up!

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  37. Austin on July 15th, 2009 7:47 am

    Diabolic is hella sick too, also Rhymefest and Juice.

  38. Jarvase on July 20th, 2009 10:43 pm

    how in the world yall dont Tupac on here in the top 5 not even number one Tupac would murder all them mc’s probably other than biggie an lil wayne up there he just started to get hott recently just sold over a million copies last year an sayin that he spit harder than pac please an no im not hating trust me it im just upset cause Pac aint even in the the 10 he sold over 60 million copies over his legendary career an i know selling records aint got nothin to do with it but dang still lol yall know pac was the illist rapper of all time what the world lol i can’t even describe how i feel im basically laughing over here cause it’s amazing how lil wayne on the top an not even 2pac an i think luda spit harder than wayne when he be future on a couple tracks well on other rappers song just like wayne well im done cause this crazy NOT TO HAVE 2PAC ON HERE THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME THIS LIST IS WRONG VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY WRONG NOT TO HAVE PAC UP THERE GO TO LYRICSFIR.COM AN GO TO THE # THING AN CLICK ON PAC ALBUMS ANYONE AN READ HIS LYRICS YOU’L BE LIKE DAMN PAC IS LYRICALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

  39. Jarvase on July 20th, 2009 10:45 pm

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  40. pete zuhut on July 29th, 2009 2:28 am

    fuck everybody this list is wack wtf lil wayne?? snoop?? eminem?? jus put vanilla ice n 50 cent while ur at it 2

  41. HaHaHA on August 4th, 2009 2:34 pm

    Wat a silly list of ova rated weak ass rappers. When 2pac was shitting on NewYork all yaLL kept yr freestyling punk ass mouths shut except sicklecell mobb deep(who were scared shittless when Pac’s homies were sceaming Thuglife @ a Mobb Deep concert) & Albino called Chino XL who looks like my dogs breakfast.

  42. HaHaHA on August 4th, 2009 2:42 pm

    i actually have seen a video on You Tube of 2pac & Biggie freestyling. Pac goes 1st & does a authentic freestyle, rapping bout things around him and stuff on him and wat his drinking. U can c he’s making it up as he’s rapping. Whereas BiG does wat for all we kno was a written accapala coz he doesnt refer to anything to do wit the moment. So therefore freestyling= Pac > Biggie

  43. Chris G on August 6th, 2009 7:51 am

    Well I’ll put down my Top 10 Freestyle Artists In No Particular Order

    Joell Ortiz

    Jadakiss

    Styles P

    Cassidy

    Big L

    DMX

    Can-I-Bus

    The Game

    Young Chris (yall are really sleeping on my dude)

    Immortal Technique

  44. deadly sin on August 18th, 2009 3:51 am

    fuck lil wayne!!! where the fuck is DMX, nas, fabolouse, canibus, cassidy, and redman you dumb shit! i cant beleive you didnt put DMX, and nas thats crazy you fuckin idiot!

  45. MufFinn Man on August 27th, 2009 8:36 pm

    Dude all of you are fools. Lupe Fiasco. Lupe Fiasco. Lupe Fiasco. Should I say it again. And stop hating on Wayne! I’m sick of this RUMOR shit about ghost writing! Prove that shit mother fuckers. And I’m not saying show me some fucktard’s statement about writing for him cause that holds no water anywhere. Show me a video of some mother fucker either writing the lines, TIMESTAMPED, before their release, or fuck off with that rumor shit. Other than that it’s a decent list with some holes.

  46. Jew'Dah Radical aka JacthaBillionDollerBABY on September 10th, 2009 4:53 pm

    I dont knock the list Big, snoop, and i really didnt notice jay for his freestyling, wayne they talk about him often, KRS one im not surprised, Canibis herd bout em, IMMORTAL TEchniQue name sounds like he;s serous, Jin yeah he is good, I wana TOP THIS LIsT I fREesTYLE ALL DaY eveRYdaY

  47. DNS on September 18th, 2009 7:47 am

    And Lil Flip?

    he´s da “freestyle king”…

  48. dakid_mratl on October 4th, 2009 2:05 am

    mang i only gotta say one thing where in da hell is royce da 5’9″

  49. Proctor on October 5th, 2009 10:47 pm

    what about papoose

  50. Proctor on October 5th, 2009 10:54 pm

    pappoose is better than most these rappers trust me.. id check hussein fatal.. hes dope

  51. Freestyle Rapper on October 18th, 2009 8:47 pm

    wat????? little wayne??

  52. basik520 on October 22nd, 2009 11:15 pm

    Top 10 freestylers : in no particular order

    Mos def
    lloyd banks
    krs one
    method man
    big l
    dmx
    chamillionaire
    big pun
    old eminem
    canibus

  53. basik520 on October 22nd, 2009 11:16 pm

    oh yea and lupe! so eleven total

  54. Akwetey on October 25th, 2009 1:25 am

    I think a guy in ghana can be rated the best freestyle rapper,he is SARKODIE known to be the fastest rapper with incredible lyricise,he is so sick and can do everything you can never think of….sarkodie forever

  55. Big Josh on October 30th, 2009 11:23 am

    1.cassidy
    2.Eminem
    3.jadakiss
    4.biggie
    5.papoose
    6.Canibus
    7.krs one
    8.juelz santana
    9.styles p
    10.Dmx

  56. thePO3T on November 17th, 2009 9:57 pm

    Lil Wayne is midget punk, what about Diabolic. He would tear most everybody on that list.

  57. Lingle on November 19th, 2009 6:50 pm

    man i agree wit some jin, em, immortal, krs all should be on there but u got to add mos def

  58. Justin on November 24th, 2009 3:21 pm

    eminem has some pretty sick freestyles.

  59. J SABO on November 28th, 2009 9:01 pm

    lil wayne, no argument on his popularity right now? but cmon! half his lyrics are made up words! casue his vocab is so damn weak he doesnt ahve another word to rhyme it with! so me makes up some slang word cause hi slack of vocab and all the kids get off on that new word for something there is already 5 names for! he is weak!! besides half of his songs beign made up, listen to other half? they dont even rhyme with the other? biggie never had to make up a word!! few slangs but no 50 of them a song! i know pac not the best free stylist, but no doubt he could if he wanted! best vocab of them all besides maybe KRS-ONE, you dotn write 10 songs aday liek pac would do and not be able to fee style? shock g (D.U.)

  60. J SABO on November 28th, 2009 9:09 pm

    said he wrote the verse for “same song” in 5 minutes? so no doubt he could! but no big deal that you left off? (even though best rapper ever – all th areally matters!) but lil wayne? pleasssssse! funny his biggest hit of 2008 “lollipop” was helped written by static (r.i.p.) and 3 other guys! lil wayne sucks! not freestyle if half the lyics are words u just made up? think i can even do that?

  61. GreatWhite Ninja on December 4th, 2009 1:19 am

    I think most of you guys are misunderstanding what freestyle is:
    My List Top Ten just off my dome (as Guru would say) … kinda like what freestyle is, not written..: anyway
    NO PARTICULAR ORDER

    1. Eyedea (1997 national freestyle battle champ .. first white guy to win)
    such lines as “I was with your mom last night, in fact thats the reason your sista’s half white”

    2. Biggie the NOTORIOUS BIG – most of his top hit ‘Juicy’ allegedly was freestyled while taping in the studio. If you’ve never heard him spit, you’ve missed out on rap all together. Some fav lyrics ”cuz hunnies give me h’cups scuse me flows just blow through me like trees to branches cliffs to avalanches, im the prayin mantis’ now tupac is good, but the man was a poet. not a rapper.

    3. Eminem – always thought this guy was just a good mainstream writer but if you listen to his freestyles they work.

    4. Brother Ali – Best known for ‘forest whittaker’ but his battle to take the crown from Eyedea was some of the dopest shit I’ve ever heard.

    5. KRS ONE – Gotta Agree

    6. Pharoahe Monche — Ask any rapper who that is if you don’t know. Take a listening to “oh no” with mos def and nate dogg, his is the last verse.

    7. Murs (OF LIVING LEGENDS) god damn for people who think they know rap.. how can living legends not fall into some category.

    8. Benefit – just listen to “so sick” / Aceyalone on there also non related though

    9. Aesop Rock (OF LIVING LEGENDS oh my god) / guess i’ll throw a bone to slug cuz that is related

    10. Guru from Gang Starr (The Best Lyricist of all time) Hands down.
    Take a listening, no buy, no better yet illegally download Moment of Truth the entire cd not the god damn song. Now that is a fuckin rapper.

    11** J Foxx + Knowmad from Class Project — Grew up with knowmad, kid can freestyle and when he does, you feel dumb, even if you’re good you’ll feel dumb.

  62. Ghost BangN on December 4th, 2009 1:38 am

    Where’s ,Cassidy
    Jadakiss, papoose ,and
    Luda. Before u make a list on such a topic… u might want to do your homework. Go to youtube or go online purchase some mixtapes .DO SOMETHING…then comeback with another list.

  63. D-514 on December 4th, 2009 6:49 am

    What about Wyclef Jean, i know he doesn’t rap so much anymore, but his freestyle is off the charts and not only that he can do it in like six different languages… if you don’t believe me check out some of his stuff.

  64. Rydeen on December 4th, 2009 9:00 pm

    #1 Lupe Fiasco

    there is no one else that deserves to be on a list with him

  65. Justin on December 6th, 2009 8:05 pm

    I just downloaded canibus’ discography and he has a big album dedicated to just his freestyles. They are pretty sick imo. You guys should look into him

  66. mello on December 18th, 2009 8:57 pm

    weezy doesnt belong cassidy proved his freestyle capability by stompin anotha great freestyler u put lil wayne n a battle wit the 9 in front of him including jadakis cassidy and dmx you will see how truly dumb he is
    jadakiss cassidy and dmx belong on this list you also lost cred. with me when you put krs so hi yes he’s a legend but he’s still not betta then biggie or jay get outta hear listen to more REAL rap maybe you’ll form an i dea of what freestylin is really about…………BEAING THE BEST AND SHOWIN NO MAN CAN BEAT YOU IN A BATLLE!!

  67. realhiphop88 on December 24th, 2009 8:11 pm

    weezy????? wat a bad ass list they didnt even put Papoose let me show u some bars “I spot the rachet got the habbit got to have it cock the rachet lots of clackin cock it bakc and watch the action

    now that i got the matic glock for static lots could happen pop his attic knock his back in lots of laughing while im blastin

    blowin a proper matic stronger passion lots of lavish —-and also rabits bars of passion”

  68. mike b on December 29th, 2009 9:08 pm

    i feel like if you talkin battles..wayne? ..wha bout jae millz..young but a straight battle rapper..n also cassidy..thats what they known for..freestyle be betta than songs

  69. chris hill on January 1st, 2010 8:36 am

    dis list is out of date…. HERE IS A NEW ONE
    1.CASSIDY(no question bout it #1 not on his dick,… BEST!!)
    2.JADAKISS
    3.LUPE
    4.EMINEM
    5.PAPOOSE(need more hype)
    6.BIGGIE
    7.HOVA
    8.ORTIZ(would be higher but not many mixtapes to prove himself)
    9. FABOLOUS(most of lossos way was wrote)
    10…..UP FO GRABS BOOSIE WOULD BE NUMBER ONE BUT DAT NIGGA WRITE ND GUCCI DO IT TO..GAME DONT FREESTYLE HE WRITE..ND BANKS DAT NIGGA WRITE MO DEN GAME JUST LISTEN TO 300 BARS..ND CANNIBUS LOST A MATCH TO A MOVIE STAR EVEN IF GHOST DID WRITE HIS RHYMES ND NAS WOULD HAVE IT BUT HE AINT PUT OUT NO KILLA MIXTAPE IN A WHILE.. MEAN WHILE LUDA AINT BOUT LYRICS HE JUST BE TALKIN NONSINCE OUT HIS ASS SHIT.. BUT LOOK FO CATS LIKE JOE BUDDEN ND HIS CREW DEY COOL ND WHEZZYS CREW HE WAC BUT DAT NIGGA TYGA NICE..

  70. scotty on January 5th, 2010 3:09 pm

    #1.Lord Finesse – he culd rime all day smooth and never came off wack, udisputed p4p, ryme 4 ryme freestyle champion
    1..big L
    2. krs one (overall #1 of all time)
    3. Notorious B.I.G
    4. big pun
    5. percee p
    6. jay z
    7.kool g rap
    8.rakim
    9.Tupac
    10.big daddy kane
    Honrable Mentions – Phife Dawg, Q Tip, RZA,GZA, method man, raekwon, inspecter deck, Freestyle Kingz, E, PMD, Canibus, Nas

    This is the real list, majority of rappers from 1999 onwards forgot how to be nice, these mc’s above had the best lyrics, meanings in lyrics, flows, punch lines and timing, you raley see that today. really depends what you like yourself but for true hip hop, in terms of REAL hip hop these guys are the best. you couldnt touch mc’s from 1985-1998. the majority of stuff you hear today on the radio isnt hip hop period.

  71. scotty on January 5th, 2010 3:22 pm
  72. goldchainbullet on January 8th, 2010 5:59 am

    ight chech this freestyle people….fuck critics i so political writing rimes from the top of my minde fuckin with criminals im from that 208 aint now fait but this is my trait i slice your ass up like a peace of cake dont front on top of it got it lade back catalack boucin like a 6-4 inpolla dont holla back you aint the best i be swingging slugs to your chest fucking with the best goldchain from the top to the flow hit it up when i flow goldchain is out this demo

  73. edub on January 20th, 2010 8:24 pm

    come on ppl. ever heard of supernatural??

  74. I SPEAK THE TRUTH!!!!! on February 10th, 2010 6:45 pm

    I would like to speak the truth about this whole greatest freestyle rapper delimma…..and I will be as accurateas as possible I can assure you. I would happely agree with some of you but the one’s that I do agree with have some that I don’t agree. When I read some of these comments I laughed at the ones who were just completly ignorant and absoulty knows nothing about the world of hip-hop slash freestyle world…putting rappers that can freestyle but are inconsistant as well… I will give a list and hopefull… Well most likely this has to be it.. Ima try my best to put order… Ok lil wayne is completly and with out a doubt a terrible mcee… And if you think not then you lack major intelligence… Yes I understand jay-z freestyles most his songs but that doesn’t automatically put him in the top 10 I’m sorry… Redman is mostly a funny rapper and yea his abality to freestyle is good but not top 10…Joell ortiz is ok his consistancy with comming out with freestyles are good but that doesn’t mean he’s freestyle abality is off the charts … 2 pac is with out a doubt the best rapper ever his style consist of being poetic, metaphoricaly he’s an animal his similies are grate… And he is an above average freestyle rapper but not a top knotch freestyler…ok now ludachris was garbage when he first started his overall style as a rapper has progressed which means he’s gotten better but he’s just still no good I’m sorry his intelligence level is extreamly poor and his rhymes are way to plane…immortal tequnice is a beast his style is unorthodox but thats what puts him in his own unique catogory…papose was and still is an awsome freestyler alot of people don’t know this but canibus intoduce him to the game… Papose is incosistant when’s the last time he made a new free style… Loyde banks good freestyler and he’s been consistant nuff said..

  75. I SPEAK THE TRUTH!!!!! on February 10th, 2010 7:21 pm

    Now for my list….. there are rules on how you judge whos the best and those rules are consistancy punclines intelligence metaphores good lyrics and their flow…this consist of a grate freestyler….

    1. Canibus- he is with out a doubt the best freestyle rapper to have ever touched the mic his abality to spit scientificly is unreal and is unhurd of his metaphors are unrealistic and mind blowing… His flow is unbelievable and he spits things that the human brain can’t possible imange….

    2. Big L- the late grate big l…. This man was absoultly po-zest his style was beyond creative and his flow was beast switching his flow up he was the best at that I can assure you…he as well as canibus had a crazy punchline abality.. L is possibly the best punchline rapper…

    3. Big pun- I understand that pun had a short time in the game… But he was just amazing… No one wanted a piece of this Latino when he touched the mic he absoultly took control of it…. His flow was sick as can be…and every time he freestyled every line of his captured you every breath away…

    4. Chino xl- let’s face it no one wanted to battle chino xl for the simple fact that they feared his abality to demolish you in one line I understand his consistancy has been a bit shakey but he’s basicaly another canibus I would have rated him higher but he’s been out for a while….

    5 Jadakiss- theirs not much to say about this man I mean come one since the day his name became hurd of he’s been an absoulte beast he’s another rapper that puts fear in to mcees because he’s an animal I believe he has the best consistancy out of any freestyle rapper and he’s just top knotch!!!

    6 eminem- damn this guy has been through it all he started off as a freestyle rapper and look at him now he’s a beats…. Rappers weren’t feared by eminem because he’s was white but when they hurd him spit he turned their smile upside down his flow is crazy and he’ll make you feel like shit after he’s done with you…I would have rated him higher but he’s been m.i.a…..

  76. I SPEAK THE TRUTH!!!!! on February 10th, 2010 7:49 pm

    7. Royce da 5’9 I understand he’s been hated for beefing with eminem but that doesn’t elimate his abality to freestyle I try narrowing it down as good and as possible and reasonable and Royce came to be 7… his flow can’t be touched lyricaly he can’t be stopes he’s to good… Eminem did not respond to the malcom x diss track that Royce made because he knew that Royce is beyond a serious rapper and thats probaly one of few many freestylers that can tear eminem to shreds…

    8. Notorious BIG- I know alot of people would rate biggy higher then this but 1992-1997 in the game is not enough…. 5 years is not enough to put him in the top 5 the rappers that are ahead of him are a head of him because they did more then 5 years in the game and they obviously been more consistant because their longivety… but don’t get me wrong through the course of this 5 years he was the best and his consistancy was the best… He has the best flow out of all the rappers in the 90′s and he was the man during his era in freestyling..Lyricaly he was awesome…

    9. KRS-1- to be completly honest he’s was one of the orginators of freestyle… But I would like to say that just because your one of the first to start something doesn’t mean your automaticaly good at it….For Krs-1 thats not the case this man brought everything to the table in and out.. the ones who felt his wrath knew how much of a deadly mcee this man was he said and did everything on the mic and he never lost a battle in the 80′s…….

    10. Cassidy- this young cat from phily is a problem no question asked he is the second best punchline rapper behind big L… His punchlines will leave you thinking
    Like damn…. How did he come up with that…. But the problem with cassidy is that he sounds the same in all of his freestyles his flow for a freestyler is ok thats an area he needs improvement in… But other then that he’s a problem

  77. I SPEAK THE TRUTH!!!!! on February 10th, 2010 8:02 pm

    1. Jay-z didnt make the list because yes I know he freestyles most his songs but that doesn’t mean he’s good at it hes our generations biggy smalls just a less version of him the cars the cloths….. Etc…… Etc but his freestyle abality is average… Listen to a freestyle that he made back in 1995 with big L and you’ll see how he was trying to I’mpress big L and how bad he really is yes he progressed but he Stilll not top knotch…. In sorry

    2. Naz didn’t not make it I know he’s a good freestyler but his freestylling has been extreamly inconsistant and his rhymes and good metaphorcally he’s one of the best but he’s more worried about hip hop being dead then being himself and flowing with the game he still one of the best rappers of all time..

    3. LL Cool J- he was one of the best freestylers of all time but he got soft and 1995 was LL’s last year of him being really good after that year he started making way to much commorical music and fell off…

  78. I SPEAK THE TRUTH!!!!! on February 10th, 2010 11:22 pm

    Apart from freestylers the best rappers ever are….and this is accurate I’m 100% correct on this one…..

    1. 2pac
    2. Notorious BIG
    3. Eminem
    4. Naz
    5. Jay-z
    6. Rakim
    7. KRS-1
    8. LL Cool J
    9. Big L
    10. Big Pun

    Theirs no one you can add or subtract from this list it’s accurate according to history!!!

  79. The Notorious B.O.G on March 9th, 2010 12:06 pm

    good list u made there, but no 2Pac?? 2Pac pissed B.I.G and Wu-Tang off, alone..

  80. ranga on March 16th, 2010 12:30 pm

    NIGGAZ! quit qhining 2pacs not on there. HES NOT A FREESTYLER!!!!! notorious big is but 2pac is NOT! just live with that!!!!
    plus check out dancewith the devil immortal teqniche he deserves to be up there best song ever basically freestylin whole way through

  81. Sox on March 17th, 2010 9:28 am

    No u can’t put J n Wayne as best rappers cumon man!!!!!!!!!!!!

  82. Jim on March 18th, 2010 5:19 am

    What about Htown rappers… Zro… someone look up the Mo city don (freestyle)…
    Lil keke… lil flip. ( who has been called the best freestyle rapper.)

  83. Rusty on March 20th, 2010 3:24 pm

    As far as best rappers goes there should be K-rino, Z-ro, kool g rap, rakim, r a the rugged man, jedi mind tricks, wu tang etc amon the list but…………..

    cmon mane lil wayne? u fukn 4 real that faggot isnt even top 50

  84. liz stevens on March 20th, 2010 10:17 pm

    What?! lil Wayne?! R u kidding me?! He is good, but not that good!!! Anyway if someone don’t take him off then they are going to be slaped silly.

    Thank you 4 reading :)

  85. liz stevens on March 20th, 2010 10:33 pm

    I’m telling you right now people, LIL WAYNE SHOULD NOT BE ON THIS LIST!!! Since no one has takin lil wayne off the list i’m going to slap them so hard they can’t remember their name.

    Thanks 4 reading

    and whats up wit these smiling things

  86. liz stevens on March 20th, 2010 10:35 pm

    and that was messed up man

  87. Kloun on April 1st, 2010 5:36 am

    Im happy dat Immortal Technique is on der no doubt bout dat but shyt u gnna 4get Supernatural u cant have a freestyle rappers list without Supernatural on it dats just messed up man straight up!

  88. Karim on April 1st, 2010 8:34 pm

    I have some problems with this list:
    1-Lil Wayne
    2-The fact that Jay-Z has platinum records means nothing about his ability. I think the hip-hop community has established that.
    3-Just because Jay-Z spits his verses in one studio take doesn’t make it a freestyle. If I spent three weeks writing and memorizing a verse, and then spit it in one take it would not be a freestyle.
    4-A lot of these things that are said like “Jay-Z only uses one take” and “LL had ghostwriters” are things that we don’t know unless we are there to witness them, and I doubt the author of this list was. which brings me to my next point.
    5-We don’t know that these guys were really freestyling. I’m not saying that they weren’t, but a lot of people spit writtens in freestyles. And I mean a lot. I’ve witnessed it so much that I tend to dismiss any decent “freestyle” as written.
    6-No Supernatural, Juice or Craig G. Despite my last point, I think that these guys really did freestyle. Supernat’s videos on youtube are crazy. Look up the battle between him and Juice.

  89. Karim on April 1st, 2010 8:36 pm

    By the way…Canibus smacked LL. He didn’t lose anything. LL just sold more records than him, Bis spit better rhymes. And just because someone freestyles a lot of their material doesn’t make them a good freestyle emcee. They can just be an emcee who frequently freestyles poorly.

  90. Kloun on April 2nd, 2010 6:05 am

    I agree wit Karim i want juice on der but even though i lyk juice supernat spit fire against him in da battle nd its all done off da top of head i mean if u see supernat u seein a legend at work real! Da MJ of freestylin!

  91. kingz on April 3rd, 2010 6:30 am

    some of them cats are adequate but the rest just peasants…you want a true mc…look up CORY GUNZ..all of yall…also mf doom, benefit, big pun, gift of gab, del tha funky homosapien, jedi mind, and all of monster isle czars.. but CORY GUNZ will be the heir to the throne..hes the prodigy of big punisher with a lil eminem twist while adapting to new school beats but still staying true to hip hop lyricism.. check it out big dog..!!!

  92. sameko on April 12th, 2010 3:15 pm

    these people think lilwayne is the best freestylist no I dont think so

  93. Tome on April 16th, 2010 11:37 pm

    1.) Celph Titled
    2.) Apathy
    …there better than all these ppl

  94. Wow on April 18th, 2010 12:38 am

    Bizzy bone , krayzie bone

  95. pandect on April 19th, 2010 1:37 pm

    good list, how ever i would have replaced lill wayne and jin 4 nas and dmx, jin is a good freestyle rapper, but dont think lll wayne can be classed as a good rapper full stop, again he uses the same words over and over in his raps with no other significance but the fact that he cant think of any thing else to ryme, he should be looked upon as a pop artist, he has good club tracks 4 people 2 dance 2, biggies rymes were very simple aswell, but had the flo and a unique story telling ability 2 back it up, lill wayen is over rated as a rapper, but i think he makes good song. If anyone else is makin a top 10 rapper list, u need 2 keep lill wayne out, i could name 10 better freestyle rapers better than wayne and jin

  96. Soundboysoul on April 22nd, 2010 4:45 pm

    This Is just a list of popular rappers… What about the 3 time EOW Champ C-Rayz Walz? Sage Francis can do circles around these written MC’s. Just sayin’ think outside of the radio play!

  97. George on April 25th, 2010 7:46 pm

    u have sum great mind spitters! but there all mostly radio rappers not freestyle spitters, these rappers use the pen. the king of all kings “The Free Style King” lil flip! Listen 2 sum of his lyrical mind gushin verbal penetrations, he droped 30 mix tapes in 2 months! u a’ll lookin 4 a lyrical savior (hes a land lord) u cant get rid of him… da lone star state -tx’s- < lil flip, flip gates, the leperchaun , mr i can do that, so many names, with a whole bunch of game… he lays it down and holds it down with his freestyle. hes a katrina times 10 Im sucka free but this guy has it effortlessly… PEACE!!!

  98. Nassir Olu on April 30th, 2010 3:20 pm

    where the fvck is Nas? You should put Nas on your list instead of Gay-Z!

  99. dave on May 5th, 2010 6:30 pm

    all this is bull shit…
    this is not in order of best to worst……
    1.) element from custom made.
    2.) packFm
    3.) immortal technique
    4.) eminem
    5.) snowgoons

  100. Shawna on May 6th, 2010 11:26 am

    Love Immortal Technique, but you know who you should put on that list somewhere? Lin-Manuel Miranda. That man is fucking amazing. Listen to his song Post-It xD Fucking brilliant (and hilarious.) He did one about the life of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton when he went to the White House Poetry Jam back in 08.

  101. sol invictus on May 14th, 2010 4:25 am

    My top 5 Canibus, Celph Titled(AOTP), Eminem, Vinnie Paz(JMT), Rakim
    Canibus actually can’t even be compared to, he is and will be the greatest lyricist that ever walked the earth. Poet Laureate Infinity already proved it. 1000 bars mixable song is untouchable in content. He apparently he is working on a 10,000 bar mixable album………RTJ:INFINITY

  102. john Mayo on May 14th, 2010 6:58 pm

    why the fuck is wayne even on there he sucks ass

  103. john Mayo on May 14th, 2010 6:59 pm

    and em beats cannibis any day

  104. sami on May 15th, 2010 4:31 pm

    nice article except when you came yo lil wayne that fool cant freestyle well and theres a lot who can diss him

  105. Erick on May 16th, 2010 10:43 pm

    Yo weres Mistah F.A.B. He should be on the list that dude can freestyle

  106. Savman on May 18th, 2010 7:06 pm

    BIG PUN SHOULD BE IN HERE!!!!!!!!!!

  107. Tom on May 25th, 2010 2:45 am

    You forgot Cassidy

  108. InSain on June 1st, 2010 1:35 am

    List is allright. I respect most of the mens on that list, but that list can’t be confined to 10emcees.
    Supernatural
    Lord Finesse
    Rakim
    Large Professor
    Craig Mack
    Even the old skool legends like
    Erick Sermon and MC Serch.
    Hip hop still lives. Stylefree!

  109. KING on June 1st, 2010 11:12 am

    Lil Wayne Cant freestyle mufucker

  110. Jeffery on June 2nd, 2010 1:04 am

    Dumbass, its definintly

    1. Biggie
    2. Eminem
    3. Jay-Z
    4. Tupac
    5. Dr. Dre
    6. Big L
    7. Lil Wayne
    8. Supernatural
    9. Juice
    10. Reggie

  111. fuck dumb hip hop fans on June 14th, 2010 1:15 am

    better than most said it 2 tru.i like eyedea 2 b on the list and wayne is sik wit it as well as jin and luda are wack.mos def and andre 3000 r sum mo my favs.what about proof and loyd banks being considered as well.redman also is good.

  112. fuck dumb hip hop fans on June 14th, 2010 1:55 am

    tupac is not in the discussion PERIOD.quit displaying ur iggnorance and/or poor taste!!!!i forgot big pun,he was incredible.nas is maybe my fave all time but freestyling…not in top 10….jada,papoose worth considering.snoop…not top 10 i mean mad respect but no.dmx, no.krs is pioneer and legend but i dont think he would keep up with youngstas like jay or biggie or cannibus would hes too old school.get jin off the list man,its embarassing,hes gimmicky and 1 dementional,not cream of crop.eminem may be best writer(lyrics not content)but hes like #9 or 10 on jus freestylin,i mean dumbys think he actualy freestyled in 8 mile!!! lmao good list tho thinks 4 provoking thought and convo

  113. We$tSiD3PlAyAZ on June 21st, 2010 7:40 pm

    This list is messed up! First of all these are all commercial mainstream rappers. Theres no actuall people who dedicate themselves to freestyle on this list. U need people like Reed Dollaz, Fresh Ave *RIP*, and P Freeze on this stupid list. Look em up on youtube or something homie. By the way have U heard Lil Wayne freestyle on 106 & Park? He straight up sucked.

  114. Mat on June 22nd, 2010 10:57 pm

    Eminem, Fabolous, Jadakiss, and Wayne(he freestyled ‘a milli’) are good freestylers

  115. "True" Rap Guru on June 22nd, 2010 11:15 pm

    good list man but when evaluating freestyling you have to consider flow, style, underground content, and diversity in material as well, heres my list with a couple improvements (on some I explained in too much detail, going into why they are good “Rappers Lyrically” but still stuck true to “Freestyling” capability):

    1. Canibus – Your on with him, sick as hell. theres no explanation necessary. Just listen to any one of his songs and you will understand.

    2. Eminem – Big L was good, but doesnt come close to em. the only reason he beats tech is because he is creative and so diverse in his material that he could rap about a rock and still win you over. His metaphors mindfuck you continuously no matter how many times you look them over, and he has enough passion and feeling in his lyrics that even god himself gets the chills. He shows his dark side in his new “Relapse” album by rapping about serial killers like Ted Bundy, Buffalo Bill, and Ed Gein, while keeping the details of them to a T, proving he can rap about anything. If you listen to his song “Warning”, which is his comeback to Mariah Carey’s diss you can see his capability to destroy anyone mentally with his rhymes.

    3. Immortal Technique – Tech will destroy anyone who challenges him. He is one of the best because he doesnt waste his talent creating beef with other rappers, he addresses real issues and seems to have infinite knowledge of issues in society, and the government when spitting. He is the realest underground rapper there is. He gets too much bad publicity only because people don’t want to come to realize the cold hard facts he addresses.

    4. Big L – The great late Big L was definitely one of the best. Worthy of being in the top 5 for sure. When he died in a very early stage of his game so that’s why he’s not too big but almost all of his material is freestyles. He also has tons of videos out there of his freestyles. To this day he is very underrated and unappreciated.

    5. The Notorious B.I.G. – Listening to his flow is like listening to the ocean waves, theyre both perfect. Like most rappers he came up in the game with his battling and freestyling, but, unlike most rappers, continued to produce raging freestyles. Its real hard to find ”official” underground Biggie music due to everyone tampering with his music creating their own songs out of his lyrics and beats, but when you do find a true original Biggie rhyme you’re in for a treat.

    6. Nas – It is safe to say that Nas definitely built the foundation for young rappers, who are big today, to build upon. When it comes to his music capability almost no one compares to him. And as far as freestyling goes theres not much to say, you just have to listen. His flow, and dominating tone allow him to crush anyone in his way. When a rapper completely eradicates one of the greatest emcees of all time (Jay-Z) in a freestyle, then you know they have talent.

    7. Slug – If you don’t know who he is then you better go find out. “Slug” is Sean Daley’s nickname, and stagename, when he rhymes as though it’s the only way he can talk, for when he raps for the well known band “Atmosphere”. He uses life experiences from his childhood growing up in minnesota to send chills down anyones spine. Having a different background than other rappers gives him an edge to incorporate a different style to his music. I personally have over 500 freestyles of his on my ipod, and almost all of them live. He has proven himself a freestyle guru throughout the years.

    8. KRS-One – When KRS is brought up when talking about the rap game most people respond with “Who the hell is that”. His flow goes harder than an elephants erection, and he addresses real issues like racism, and living conditions in the ghetto. He has produced 20 COMPLETE ALBUMS!! With absolutely no repetition in the songs material. He plays it safe by sticking to the same style of rapping, which is also his downfall, and why he is only number 8.

    9. Snoop Dogg – Snoop uses his mellow flow, and knowledge of Compton’s Ghetto are his weapons of choice when freestyling. He isn’t looked at as a good freestyling since most of his music is with Dr. Dre, who isnt particularly great at spitting freestyles but is one the most famous, and successful producers to ever walk the earth. Most of their songs are slow low down raps which provokes the thought that Snoop cant rhyme fast, but his freestyles are mostly underground so not many of his listeners have heard them.

    10. Method Man – Proving himself by leading The Wu-Tang Clan through the years, Method Man spits dirty rhymes. His distinct style and tone of voice makes his freestyles drop hard, and forceful.
    Honorable Mention – Jay-Z, Rakim, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Proof (D12), Big Pun, Twista, The Game, LL Cool J, Lupe Fiasco, Ludacris, Jin, Redman, and Ghostface Killah.
    In my opinion any one of the honorable mentions could be placed in the top ten, but it all boils down to opinion.

  116. Kathyyyyyy. on July 3rd, 2010 6:26 pm

    Did I just see Lil Wayne?? LIL WAYNE. Are you serious? Please.
    :/ Here’s my list.

    1. Eminem
    2. Sim Shady
    3. Marshall Mathers
    4. Jimmy “Rabbit” Smith Jr.
    5. The white guy from D12

  117. ANTHONY DAVIS on July 8th, 2010 9:43 am

    dude yall are retarded if you think lil wayne shouldn’t be on there lil wtf is wong wit yall all his songs he freestyle on and his some of his songs are some of the best songs out and he freestyled an all of them and his freestyles go harder then what other people had to write an think about wayne don’t write he freestyles all his music so before yall say he shouldn’t be here think of that shit like really yall just need to stop hating on that nigga real talk so if i made a list he would be first became all he do is freestyle

  118. ANTHONY DAVIS on July 8th, 2010 9:52 am

    but shit folk real talk yall can’t say lil wayne can’t freestyle good because he go hard on a alot of raps an guess he freestyled on them so fuck what yall saying

  119. ANTHONY DAVIS on July 8th, 2010 9:55 am

    but shit folk real talk yall can’t say lil wayne can’t freestyle good because he go hard on a alot of raps an guess what he freestyled on all of them so fuck what yall saying lil wayne should be first on the list put that on my hood folks

  120. t.is the truth on July 8th, 2010 12:40 pm

    hey lil wayne is the shit his freestyles are the shit damn but its alot of haters on this shit alot of lady made niggas on here talking about some bullshit they don’t even know about damn rd up on people and shit and if you did rd up on wayne you would know everything he do is freestyling shit i jay z cool but he can’t fuck with wayne and freestyling shit im a fucking ti fan i don’t think ti can fuck with wayne and freestyling so fuck yall niggas stop hating yall sound like a lot of lil girls but if girls did text same bullshit on here like yall fake niggas they some whores im just keeping it 100

  121. 2pacs the king of rap still on July 8th, 2010 12:48 pm

    damn people think i got to agree with the last 2 people but biggi i don’t know how he even became 1 of the best rappers because he suck sorry because i know hes dead and shit but but shit i know em and wayne should be the first 2 on the list

  122. 7-12 on July 8th, 2010 12:57 pm

    lil wayne 1. Eminem2. jayz3. fuck i only got 3 fuck everybody else i never really hard tupac or biggie freestyle she i wouldn’t know about them 2 but good music i don’t really listen to biggie but i listen to tupac alot but never heard him freestyle

  123. burning king on July 8th, 2010 1:07 pm

    ay no ceilings is the shit that freestyled on that shit and killed 2 of jay z beats lil wayne go super hard yall saying that nigga can’t freestyle is like saying is like saying the sun not not hot so what are yall on

  124. Elijah on July 20th, 2010 9:17 pm

    what are you serious… there were so many more people like papoose, jadakiss, cassidy , MF, and Lupe

  125. quotez on July 24th, 2010 1:08 pm

    these a diffrence between… being a rap artist, and a M.C(freestyler)

    e.g 2pac was probly the best eva hip hop rap artist, but not the best M.C!!!

    Canibus/juice/supernat/big pun/big L/ were probly the best M.Cz!!!! but not the best rap artist!!

    Jay-z/eminem/nas/biggie/snoop were awesome at both Fresstyling and being Rap artists.. i reckon these guys are the most talented because they can do both, and respected from both sides,, but mayb not the best at freestyling though……

    my list
    best freestyler – canibus-outstanding sylable use!!!!!!!/mean lyrical content!!!!!!!/ good vocab set/ detailed subjects…pure freestyle artist

    best lyrisis-big pun/nas/jay z- mean lyrical content, good flow/ meaning full rapping/staying on topics/good word play/ awsome genres/consistant

    best rap flow-biggie/snoop- mean flow/party starters/good lyrical content/ consistent!!!/remeberable sayings/radio friendly/female listners!!!!!!!!/respected hip hop artists

    best artist-2pac-consistant!!!!!/different genres/vibe 2 songs/gospel songs/lyrical content!!!/street anthems/target audience everyone!!!!!!/ meaning full/ inspirational/party songs/radio friendly/ different flows/ female listeners/ a leader/ role model-he just swore to much hahaha

    my favrite rapper-eminem- different genres/awsome lyrical content/good flow/diffrent attitudes/radio friendly/was hard to get 2 the top for him, and hes white… and im maori lol

  126. quotez on July 24th, 2010 1:20 pm

    aww yea and no room for lil wayne or any other 2day rappers because……. they use mean beats which hides the true skills ov a rapper!!!

    the beats r mean on their songs, and the rappings ordanary…thier skills dont make the songs the beat does…!!!!!

    e.g ..get any 2pac accapella and put it with a dumb beat
    get any lil wayne accapella and put it with a dumb beat

    i think id listen 2 the 2pac joint because he’ll actually be rapping about a topic, or a subject……… wat would lil wayne be rapping about witha dumb beat???

  127. Erick Vega on August 11th, 2010 7:52 pm

    Yo man wheres my big homie Mistah F.A.B. The Freestyle King

  128. Jason Layton on August 18th, 2010 5:07 pm
  129. Jason Layton on August 18th, 2010 5:07 pm

    wrong, URL, but you should listen to that anyway :)

  130. Aff on August 22nd, 2010 4:04 pm

    dope list but a lot of people seem to forget Big L wasn’t freestyling half the time. he had punchlines for days and is amazing for sure, but you can tell a lot of his freestyles weren’t totally off the dome. having said that, he’s still the fuckin’ man. i actually thought Jay-Z was better on that ’95 freestyle, you could tell all his lines were right off the top. also, cassidy and sean price are two good freestylers, so don’t sleep on those homies

  131. bob on August 24th, 2010 11:01 pm

    best freeestyler ever is lloyd banks the plk niggas an animal and 50 cent is that nigga
    1 banks
    2 eminem
    3 big
    4 immortal technique
    5 cassidy
    6 faboulous
    7big L
    8 dmx
    9 50
    10 nas
    ( no order)

  132. bob on August 24th, 2010 11:06 pm

    cannibus u man canabitch

  133. jkii on September 3rd, 2010 3:44 am

    no nas nd derz jay z datz funni
    papoose aint der shit 1nz lyk jay zz nd lil wayne.
    canibus dat gud.
    big gud gud.
    eminem gud.

  134. EMCEE MELT ONE on September 4th, 2010 8:58 am

    OK KIDS, LET’ ‘ME TELL U DA DEAL. I COULDN’T FIND A “DOPE EMCEE LIST”,, SO I’M MAKIN MY “SKILLS” LIST… WHAT? NOT FREESTYLE ARTISTS-JUST DOPE EMCEES…AND IT GOES LIKE THIS . (1)KRS-ONE (2)REDMAN (3)-EM’ (4)-METH(5)IMMORTAL TECH.(6)CASUAL(7)BUCKSHOT(8)RAKIM
    (9)B.I.G.(10)THE GZA(11)PRODIGY(12)KEITH MURRAY(13)TECH N9NE(14)
    GURU(15)2PAC(16)INSPEKTAH DECK(17)DEL…THAT’S THAT..YEAH THEY
    HAVE ALL MADE SOME CRAP SONGS,,..BUT YOU PUT CAN PUT THEIR BEST WORK UP AGAINST ANYTHING OUT…NOW OR THEN…AND I’LL TAKE
    THESE GUYS ALL DAY LONG…I HAVEN’T HEARD EVERYTHING SO NO DIS-RESPECT TO ANY OTHER DOPE EMCEES…I’M WAITIN’ FOR SOME NEW
    UNDERGROUND ARTISTS TO TAKE IT BACK TO THE DAY WHEN SKILLS
    MATTERED !!! FUCK A NEW DANCE-IT’S ALL BEEN DONE BEFORE-SHOW ME SOME LYRICS…MAYBE YOU’LL MAKE MY NEXT LIST !!!PEACE. MELT.1

  135. DJ Da LMB on September 6th, 2010 3:55 am

    This is some list, but LIl Wayne WTF??!?!??!.. Where the Hell is Nas on this list, he is the greatest lyricalist and a badass Freestylist… Cassidy is a great artist as well… but after viewing some or most of these comments which i find really funny but full of deaf ppl who think 2pac was a freestyler instead of a rapper, none of them mentioned the one who won the Freestyle Olympics ..Royce da 5”9….you guys need to look up your history, you slow minded. And where in the hell is Method Man and DMX.

  136. Bucker on September 16th, 2010 9:50 am

    People before you say anything you have to know whats a freestyle. Lil wayne knows that he is not an emcee and he can’t freestyle. loving lil wayne does’nt mean you have to choose him as one of the freestyler

  137. derek on September 19th, 2010 9:06 pm

    uuuhhhhh…okay, HERE IS A LESSON:

    this list is absolute GARBAGE…EXCEPT OF COURSE FOR KRS, NONE OF THESE PEOPLE ARE DOPE FREESTYLERS

    CANIBUS—ARE YOU KIDDING ME? THE REST OF THE WORLD KNOWS HE WRITES HIS FREESTYLES, WHERE THE FUCK HAVE YOU BEEN?

    BIG L—UUHHH, WHILE I HAVE MAD RESPECT FOR THIS MAN HE DOES NOT DESERVE THIS TITLE. WHAT WAS THIS CHOICE FOUNDED ON?

    JIN—I WAS AMAZED AT WHAT THIS GUY DID ON BET, BUT AGAIN, ARE WE TALKING ABOUT FREESTYLES OR JUST BATTLES?

    SNOOP–WE ALL LOVE SNOOP, BUT I’VE HEARD HIS FREESTYLES, HE MIGHT AS WELL BE IN WILDSTYLE 1982

    EMINEM–GUESS YOU GUYS DIDN’T GET THE MEMO: THIS GUY WRITES MOST OF HIS “FREESTYLES”. ALL HIS OLD BATTLE FOOTAGE, LIKE WHEN HE BATTLED DOSE ONE AT SCRIBBLE JAM, TURNED OUT TO BE RECYCLED RAPS HE WROTE. ASK SOMEBODY WHO KNOWS RAP, THIS GUY IS LARGELY A FRAUD.

    KRS ONE–NO COMMENT, HE’S ONE OF THE GREATEST RAPPERS EVER, BUT WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH YOU STATING HE “NEVER MADE IT”. DID YOU JUST START LISTENING TO RAP MUSIC? HE’S FUCKING KRS ONE!

    JAY-Z—YOU FUCKED UP ROYALLY BY MENTIONING HIS PLATINUM ALBUMS…THAT IS NOT THE QUESTION. THIS GUY IS ONE OF THE MOST OVERRATED RAPPERS PERIOD, AND YEAH HE USED TO “BATTLE” HE LOST A WRITTEN BATTLE TO GZA. YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT ON THE WEST COAST FREESTYLE BATTLES ARE OFF THE TOP OF THE HEAD, MOST OLD SCHOOL RAPPERS FROM THE EAST NEVER LEARNED IT LIKE THAT. WHEN GZA FOR INSTANCE TALKS ABOUT BATTLING RAPPERS, HE MEANS WITH WRITTEN RAPS.

    BIGGIE–THIS MOTHERFUCKER IS NOT IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM A CONTENDER FOR “BEST RAPPER EVER”. THAT TITLE IS STUPID, AND THIS GUY’S DEATH WAS WHAT NOMINATED HIM ANYWAY. DEATH MAKES YOU GREAT!

    IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE–HEARD HIS SHIT. HE TALKS BIG TIME. DOESN’T DELIVER, IS NOT THAT GREAT, AT ALL.

    LIL BITCHASS WAYNE–THIS LITTLE RUNT IS BY FAR THE MOST OVERRATED RAPPER IN HISTORY. HE THINKS HE STYLES SO HARD, EVERYBODY IS FOOLED. HIS STYLES ARE WEAK, PATHETIC. I DON’T KNOW WHY HE OR ANYBODY THINKS HE’S GOOD. HE DOES NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY. THIS GUY WOULD RUN CRYING IF HE FACED ANY REAL MOTHERFUCKERS IN A BATTLE OR A CYPHER. WHOEVER WROTE THIS NEEDS TO LOOK AT HIP HOP AGAIN, TAKE IN THE UNDERGROUND, CUZ THAT’S WHERE ALL THE DOPEST DUDES ARE, AND RE-WRITE THIS EMBARRASSING LIST CUZ KNOW DON’T KNOW SHIT.

  138. derek on September 19th, 2010 9:11 pm

    P.S.–IM SEEING FABULOUS AND LLOYD BANKS AND CASSIDY ON HERE…GOD HELP YOU IDIOTS

  139. Brandon Jaye on October 2nd, 2010 8:23 am

    YO WHAT ABOUT LAURYN HILL???? SHE IS ONE OF THE SICKEST FREESTYLE RAPPERS AND I PERSONALLY BELIEVE SHE’S A BETTER RAPPER THEN SOME OF THESE MALE RAPPERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  140. Cris on October 14th, 2010 2:36 am

    Yo you need to take lil wayne out of this category he is not no freestyle rapper he has a gang of writers

  141. zabrion on October 15th, 2010 11:19 pm

    i think jay-z is the best raper in the world he make more money than you do owner of this sit sh%t always sayin stuff

  142. Reason 5 tutorials on October 19th, 2010 2:20 am

    Wasn’t a bad top 10 list but I think there are a lot better freestyle artist out there than Snoop and Biggie

    That’s just my opinion though

  143. non-ya biz on October 20th, 2010 12:49 pm

    Take out Wayne bitch ass and put Cassidy, then I’d say you have a good ass list :)

  144. genn on October 30th, 2010 4:43 am

    eminem will always be the best!!!!!

  145. Jessi on November 1st, 2010 5:15 am

    Now, the list is pretty good but I personally think Jay Z went down with his music. He was a good rapper, but he copies other artists songs a lot and barely makes his own beats. It’s okay to copy a little but show some damn respect to other rappers and make your own beats and rhymes. It makes me sick to hear him rap nowadays

  146. hiphopuphold on November 2nd, 2010 5:25 am

    horrible list. You cannot honestly expect this to be respected. You didn’t even have enough knowledge of freestyle to put SuperNatural up there. And if you don’t know who Supernat is then you shouldn’t be making a list.

    1. Supernatural
    2. Immortal Technique
    3. Eminem
    4. Big L
    5. Cassidy
    6. Lupe Fiasco
    7. Mos Def
    8. From there its a lot of guys but those are the top 7. In terms of style, word choice, vocabulary, and MAKING SENSE, those guys are the top UNDISPUTED.

  147. regs zuse on November 2nd, 2010 7:53 pm

    Poor list….

  148. oldschoola on November 2nd, 2010 10:53 pm

    1. Reef the Lost Cauze
    2. Brother Ali
    3. Biggie
    4. Eminem
    5. Slug
    6. Apathy
    7. Astronautalis
    8. Demoz
    9. Vinnie Paz
    10. Immortal Technique

    Underground artists really do not get enough publicity.
    For all I care, Weezy can stay in jail.

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