From knowing their history to having a way with words, the 15 most intelligent rappers have more to offer than just rhymes about cash and cars. You might learn a thing or two by listening to them.
Drake was 2013's most Tweeted about rapper. He definitely knows a thing or two about social media, and the personal stories behind his songs have made him immensely popular.
2. Jay Z
Jay Z made himself into a mogul instead of just another rapper, which he was one of the best at in his own right. Hov is a pretty smart man (but if he were REALLY smart he'd fix things with Solange ... just saying).
3. Lupe Fiasco
Lupe Fiasco's lyrical topics include terrorism, Islam, prostitution, and religion. But he did do a guest appearance on One Tree Hill, so...
4. Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur's ability to pour his heart into his songs and speak honestly about the world adds him to the list.
Pharrell started out as a rapper before moving into producing and then coming back to the mic. His ability to do it all and do it all well shows his smarts.
6. Andre 3000
Andre 3000, part of Atlanta's Outkast, has long been considered one of the smartest rappers in the game.
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