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100 Greatest Rap/Hip-Hop Lyricists/Emcees
Criteria: - This list was compiled based on skill, innovation, originality and lasting influence.

Newly added names are in Red

Edited By: Stereo Williams (HipHopBlog.com)
The List from 10-18-08 to 11-18-2010
  1. Rakim (Eric B. & Rakim, Solo)
  2. Notorious B.I.G.
  3. Big Daddy Kane
  4. Nas
  5. Andre 3000 (Outkast)
  6. Jay Z
  7. Kool G. Rap
  8. Slick Rick
  9. LL Cool J
10. KRS One (Boogie Down Production, Solo)
11. Mos Def
12. Posdnous (De La Soul)
13. Black Thought (The Roots)
14. Redman
15. Common
16. Big L
17. Ghostface Killah (Wu Tang Clan, solo)
18. Sadat X (Brand Nubian, solo)
19. Pharoahe Monche (Organized Konfusion)
20. Big Punisher
21. C.L. Smooth
22. Eminem
23. Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan)
24. Yukmouth (The Luniz, solo)
25. Talib Kweli
26. Jeru the Damaja
27. Jadakiss (The LOX, Solo)
28. Masta Ace
29. Prodigy (Mobb Deep)
30. 2pac
31. Cee Lo (Goodie MOB)
32. AZ
33. MC Lyte
34. Xzibit
35. Fabulous
36. GZA/Genious (Wu Tang Clan)
37. Lauryn Hill (The Fugees, Solo)
38. Aesop Rock
39. Freddie Foxxx
40. Ras Kass
41. Treach (Naughty by Nature)
42. Buckshot (Black Moon, solo)
43. Bun B. (UGK, solo)
44. MF Doom
45. Big Boi (Outkast)
46. Busta Rhymes (Leaders of the New School, Solo)
47. Beanie Siegel
48. Kurupt (Dog Pound, Solo)
49. Keith Murray (Def Squad, solo)
50. Canibus
51. Bahamida
52. Method Man (Wu Tang Clan, Solo)
53. Chino XL
54. Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest, Solo)
55. Lil Wayne
56. Phonte (Little Brother)
57. Eightball (Eightball & MJG, solo)
58. Chali 2Na (Jurassic 5)
59. Kool Moe Dee (Treacherous Three, Solo)
60. Del the Funkee Homosapian
61. Scarface (Geto Boys, Solo)
62. Bizzy Bone (Bone Thugs N Harmony, solo)
63. Foxy Brown
64. Killer Mike
65. A Plus (Souls of Mischief)
66. Tech N9ne
67. Guru (Gang Starr)
68. Gift of Gab (Blackalicious)
69. Ice Cube (N.W.A., Westside Connection, solo)
70. Twista
71. Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks)
72. Wise Intelligent (Poor Righteous Teachers)
73. The D.O.C.
74. Aceyalone
75. Kool Keith
76. Special Ed
77. Rah Digga
78. Chuck D (Public Enemy)
79. DMX
80. Dres (Black Sheep)
81. Inspektah Deck (Wu Tang Clan)
82. Monie Love
83. Thristin Howl III
84. 50 Cent
85. Snoop Dogg
86. Royce Da 5'9
87. Grand Puba (Brand Nubian, Solo)
88. Cam'Ron
89. Paris
90. Spoonie Gee (Treacherous Three, solo)
91. Remy Ma
92. Mystikal
93. Freeway
94. Mr. Cheeks (The Lost Boys, solo)
95. Queen Latifah
96. Fat Joe
97. Grandmaster Caz (The Cold Crush Brothers)
98. Fatlip (The Pharcyde, solo)
99. Erick Sermon (EPMD, solo)
100. Heavy D.
The List from 12-21-04 to 10-18-08
  1. Rakim (Eric B. & Rakim, Solo)
  2. 2pac
  3. Nas
  4. Notorious B.I.G.
  5. KRS One (Boogie Down Production, Solo)
  6. Slick Rick
  7. Ice Cube (N.W.A., solo)
  8. Chuck D (Public Enemy)
  9. Eminem
10. Jay Z
11. Andre 3000 (Outkast)
12. Big Daddy Kane
13. LL Cool J
14. Raekwon (Wu Tang Clan)
15. Kool G Rap
16. Mos Def
17. Common
18. Kool Moe Dee (Treacherous Three, Solo)
19. Guru (Gang Starr)
20. Jadakiss (The LOX, Solo)
21. Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest, Solo)
22. MC Lyte
23. DMX
24. Redman
25. Big L
26. Snoop Dogg
27. Krupt (Dog Pound, Solo)
28. Talib Kweli
29. Lauryn Hill (The Fugees, Solo)
30. Scarface (Geto Boys, Solo)
31. Posdnous (De La Soul)
32. Queen Latifah
33. Mike D (Beastie Boys)
34. Missie Elliot
35. Cee Lo (Goodie Mob)
36. Big Boi (Outkast)
37. Kanye West
38. Black Thought (The Roots)
39. AD Rock (Beastie Boys)
40. Grand Puba (Brand Nubian, Solo)
41. Method Man (Wu Tang Clan, Solo)
42. Inspektah Deck (Wu Tang Clan)
43. Pharoahe Monche (Organized Konfusion)
44. Big Punisher
45. Busta Rhymes (Leaders of the New School, Solo)
46. Lil Kim
47. C.L. Smooth
48. Evidence (Dilated People)
49. Run (Run DMC)
50. The D.O.C.
51. Ice T
52. A Plus (Souls of Mischief)
53. Fatlip (the Pharcyde)
54. Gift of Gab (Blackalicious)
55. Coolio
56. Melle Mel (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5)
57. Tone Loc
58. GZA/Genious (Wu Tang Clan)
59. MCA (Beastie Boys)
60. Prodigy (Mobb Deep)
61. Foxy Brown
62. Ghostface Killah (Wu Tang Clan)
63. Ludacris
64. Xzibit
65. Vinnie Paz (Jedi Mind Tricks)
66. DMC (Run DMC)
67. Ras Kass
68. Bahamida
69. Del the Funkee Homosapian
70. Yo-Yo
71. Jeru the Damaja
72. Kool Keith
73. MJG
74. Treach (Naughty by Nature)
75. MC Ren (Wu Tang Clan)
76. Esham
77. Marc 7even (Jurrasic 5)
78. Will Smith
79. AZ
80. Masta Ace
81. MC Hammer
82. Buckshot (Black Moon)
83. Eightball
84. Fat Joe
85. Sadat X (Brand Nubian)
86. Pepa (Salt n Pepa)
87. Salt (Salt n Pepa)
88. Thristin Howl III
89. Akon
90. Kurtis Blow
91. Keith Murray
92. Canibus
93. Flava Flav
94. P. Diddy
95. Nelly
96. Da Brat
97. Special Ed
98. Eve
99. Biz Markie
100. T.I.

Disclaimer: There is nothing 'Official' about these lists. They are compiled by the 'editor' using the
stated criteria, and revised considering the competent suggestions of visitors to this website only.

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