Best Lyricists (emphasis on lyricists) Still Alive

I wanted to find out who are the best lyricists who are alive and putting out material.
This is meant purely for artist with dope lyrics , no Waka Flocka or Gucci Manes. And please album sales , radio play , how “street” they are and how much cash they stack have nothing to do with lyrics. I’m looking solely for rappers who can use words in amazing and effective ways. Guys with great concepts and wordplay/storytelling techniques.
I’ll start this with all the ones I think are dope , let me know who should be added or taken off.

Eminem
JayZ
Nas
Royce Da 5'9"
Lupe Fiasco
Ab-Soul
Hopsin
Kendrick Lamar
Jay Rock
Joell Ortiz
Crooked I
Joe Budden
Talib Kweli
Immortal Technique
Blu
Elzhi
Marv Won
Black Milk
Kid Vishis
Phonte
Jay Electronica
Cassidy
Black Thought
Schoolboy Q
Trev Rich

Who did I miss or put on that shouldn’t be there?

January 10th, 2013
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eminem
Jay z
Ab-soul
Hopsin
Jay rock
Lupe fiasco
kendrick lamar
immortal technique

Ha, please get the fuck out of here son, those guys are terrible fucking lyricists, I’m appalled that you even put some of those guys on the list. Plus, you’re missing Illogic da gawd

January 10th, 2013

^ Eminem, Jay, Lupe, and Kendrick are all terrible lyricists? GTFO.

January 10th, 2013

Did you just put rappers you like? Cuz I’ve never heard anyone call ScHoolboy Q a lyricist

January 10th, 2013

For this Lupe is single most lyrical of all time. Before you say he isn’t name something that’s fucking with what Lupe achieved there.

January 10th, 2013
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January 10th, 2013

Hopsin fursure

January 10th, 2013

Hopsin? Goatest lyricist of all time if you ask me. Soulja boy comes in at 2nd greatest doe.

January 10th, 2013

@BBDS Ab-Soul, not a lyricist? c'mon sun

January 10th, 2013

Jay-Z and Jay Rock? I mean I like Jay Rock and I respect Jay-Z but c'mon son.

But Schoolboy Q?! Fuck outta here with that shit!

January 10th, 2013

@Trimpz it’s a great verse from Nas but not much else. Content is standard 90’s Nas, It’s poetic and has a great rhyme scheme but that’s it. Nothing more than a dope verse.

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Ab’s a lyricist, shitty one, but still a lyricist

January 10th, 2013

Jay-Z isn’t a lyricist? Mr. Triple-Entendre-Don’t-Even-Ask-Me-How?

These are 25 lyricists better than your favorite lyricist. FUCK DA HATERS.

January 10th, 2013

Mac Miller

January 10th, 2013