Imagine a hip-hop song without a single ad-lib, just straight rhyming for three minutes and 30 seconds without a single pause for a laugh or a cool catch phrase. Sounds pretty uneventful, right? Ad-libs are as much a fiber in the fabric of rap as the actual rapping itself.
Over time we’ve had some artists who delivered amazing ad-libs. From Biggie’s “Baby baby!” and Pimp C’s “Chuuuch!” to Master P’s “Uhhhhhh!” and Diddy’s “Take that!” ad-libbing is an integral part of hip-hop history whether we choose to accept it or not.
For the sake of conversation, let’s focus in on the best ad-libbers of the moment. Some are known more for their ad-libs than their actual songs, while others are just that good at both rhyming and ad-libbing that we can’t decide which we like more. Check out our picks for the best ad-libbers in the game right now.