10 Fastest Rappers in the World

At early 1970s block parties in New York City, DJs started isolating and extending the percussion breaks of funk, soul, and disco songs. This is how the genre of rap was born. In between songs, MCs, who were in charge of introducing the DJs and energizing the crowd, would joke around and engage the public.

Over time, it became typical for the MCs (or rappers, as they were soon dubbed) to speak and rhyme in time with the music. But today, rap fans are enthralled by artists who can rap at lightning speeds.

#10. Rebel XD

Speed: 852 syllables in 42 seconds
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Birthday: June 6, 1973
 Birthplace: United States of America
 Birth sign: Gemini

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Rebel XD is a prolific artist and producer and an incredible rapper. He is at ease with his music, even when it involves a variety of production styles and sounds. Furthermore, his relaxed style of singing makes him a great artist.

The public is unaware of Rebel XD’s real name. Rebel XD set the world record for the fastest rapper three times. The first time he did, was in 1992 when he rapped 674 syllables in 54.9 seconds. He then rapped 683 syllables in 54.5 seconds in 1998. He achieved 852 syllables in 42 seconds in 2007.

Did You Know:

Aside from rapping, Rebel XD enjoys shooting crossbows and other light weapons on YouTube.

#9 Dizzee Rascal

Speed: 759 words in 208 seconds
Birth Name: Dylan Kwabena Mills
Birthday: September 18, 1984
 Birthplace: United Kingdom
 Birth sign: Virgo

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His work includes elements of UK garage, bassline, British Hip-Hop, and R&B. Dizzee Rascal’s debut album Boy in da Corner, released in 2003, established him as a household name in the United Kingdom.

Dizzee raps at a rate of approximately 759 words per 208 seconds or three and a half words per second. This makes him one of the quickest rappers.

Did You Know:

Dizzee Rascal sang backup vocals on the Arctic Monkeys‘ song “Brainstorm.”

#8 Tonedeff

Speed: 165 syllables in 16 seconds
Birth Name: Pedro Antonio Rojas Jr.
Birthday: December 14, 1976
 Birthplace: United States of America
 Birth sign: Sagittarius

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Tonedeff’s Crispy was released in 2013. The track features a drum and bass instrumental that gradually increases in energy and beats per minute. Tonedeff raps at a rate of 14 syllables per minute. He hits 192 beats per minute in the final verse.

In the song Demon, the musician did the same. He returns with another fast-paced flow over a pulsing instrumental. The song progresses gradually until the rapper reaches incredible speeds while spitting rhymes near the end.

Did You Know:

Tonedeff appeared as a performer on Arsenio Hall‘s TV show and won the grand prize in the show’s national talent search.

#7 Krayzie Bone

Speed: 169 words per minute
Birth Name: Anthony Henderson
Birthday: June 17, 1973
 Birthplace: United States of America
 Birth sign: Gemini

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Krayzie Bone is a part of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, a rap crew. After releasing Thug Mentality (1999) and Thug on Da Line, Krayzie Bone became more well-known (2001).

His fans have grown accustomed to his diverse vocal range and stage presence throughout the years in all of his songs. Heated Heavy and Clash of the Titans are two of his lyrics that move the fastest.

Did You Know:

In 2007, Krayzie Bone and Chamillionaire received a Grammy for the song “Ridin’.”

#6 Tech N9ne

Speed: 5.22 syllables per second
Birth Name: Aaron Dontez Yates
Birthday: November 8, 1971
 Birthplace: United States of America
 Birth sign: Scorpio

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Tech N9ne has used various flow patterns for his releases over the years. In some cases, he starts slowly and then picks up the pace. In his single Kill Sh*t, he raps at a rate of 11 syllables per second.

He spits words at 11.5 syllables per second in Get Me Off. Welcome To The Midwest, on which he raps at 12.7 syllables per second, was also released by the artist.

With so many fast songs under his belt, Takin Online Orders might be his fastest at 912 words per minute or 15.2 words per second.

Did You Know:

Tech N9ne is a rapper and producer who co-founded Strange Music with Travis O’Guin in 1991. Tech was named after a semi-automatic gun and is also known as the King of the speed rapping game.

#5 Outsider

Speed: 16.25 syllables per second
Birth Name: Shin Ok-Cheol
Birthday: March 21, 1983
 Birthplace: South Korea
 Birth sign: Aries

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Outsider is probably the fastest rapper in his native nation. His ability to spit over 22 syllables per second in many songs has made him well-known to many people. He also raps, delivering 721 syllables in 51 seconds, or roughly 14.13 syllables per second.

According to numerous publications, he can rap at a rate of 16.25 syllables per second. Outsider would arguably take first place on a list of the fastest rap songs in the world because of his consistency and skill. The only reason he goes unnoticed is that he mostly sings in Korean.

Did You Know:

Outsider made his debut in 2004. After that, he took a two-year break before returning in 2006 with a single called ‘Speed Star.’ He has released music at least once a year since then.

#4 Twisted Insane

Speed: 9.33 syllables per second
Birth Name: Micheal Johnson
Birthday: September 22, 1979
 Birthplace: United States of America
 Birth sign: Virgo

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He has a distinct rap style, and his lyrics make sense. It can be difficult for someone with untrained ears to hear the correct pronunciation in some songs because the musician has gone too fast.

Michael became very well-known after appearing on Tech N9ne’s song, Worldwide Choppers. He raps at 15.6 syllables per second in Dome Split, one of his fastest songs. Chop Shop’s first verse lasts more than 50 seconds and has an average syllable rate of ten.

Did You Know:

Twisted Insane, Busta Rhymes, Yelawolf, Twista, and other artists appeared on “Worldwide Choppers,” which peaked at number five on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and number twelve on the US Heatseekers Songs (Billboard) chart.

#3 Busta Rhymes

Speed: 10.5 syllables per second
Birth Name: Trevor Tahiem Smith Jr.
Birthday: May 20, 1972
 Birthplace: United States of America
 Birth sign: Taurus

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This reggae-influenced rapper, born Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr., rose to prominence with his song “Woo Hah!” and became known for his quick rhyming. In addition, he is a founding member of the record label Conglomerate.

Busta Rhymes did 11.8 and 10.5 syllables per second in the songs 60 Seconds Assassins and Why Stop Now, respectively. Although this consistency does not make him the fastest rapper in the world, it does demonstrate the speeds he is willing to go when rapping.

Did You Know:

Busta Rhymes has been named “one of the most prolific rappers in history,” has received over ten Grammy nominations, and starred in the 2000 film Shaft.

#2 Eminem

Speed: 10.6 syllables per second
Birth Name: Marshall Bruce Mathers III
Birthday: October 17, 1972
 Birthplace: United States of America
 Birth sign: Libra

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The American performer is one of history’s best and fastest rappers. The artist currently holds the Guinness World Record for the most words rapped in a single.

After the release of his single “My Name Is,” he shot to fame worldwide and went on to win the Grammy for Best Rap Album for three straight albums: The Slim Shady LP, The Marshall Mathers LP, and The Eminem Show.

He also won the Oscar for Best Original Song for “Lose Yourself,” which was featured in the 2002 movie 8 Mile, in which he also starred.

Did You Know:

Eminem set the record in 2013 with the release of Rap God, a song that contained 1,560 words in just 6 minutes. This song was written at a remarkable 9.6 syllables per second.

#1 Twista

Speed: 11.2 syllables per second
Birth Name: Carl Terrell Mitchell
Birthday: November 27, 1973
 Birthplace: United States of America
 Birth sign: Sagittarius

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The Fastest Rapper in the world is Twista. According to statistics, Twista’s vocal abilities outperform any other rapper. He not only fits more than 11 syllables into one second, but he does so clearly and consistently.

Twista took the Chopper style to new heights, immortalizing himself in record books and rap music lore. Nonetheless, the Chicago native received his Guinness title in 1992, leaving the crown open for grabs.

Did You Know:

A Chicago DJ discovered Twista at a talent show and immediately offered to be his manager.

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