The fastest rapper in the world today is Crucified, whose real name is Richard Dickee Lee Mason. The American-born underground rapper has recorded 28.9 syllables per second with his song, Power Up, to gain recognition. He raps faster than other established rappers, including Rebel XD and Outsider. However, it is Eminem who holds the official fastest rapper record with a No.1 song in the world, thanks to his track, Godzilla.
Since the start of the rap genre of music, many have claimed the number one spot at different times as the fastest, even though most of them, including Crucified, came as underground rappers. These rappers are more into the chopper subgenre than the regular rap. The subgenre is not popular in the mainstream because rather than rhythm and depth, it is more concerned with the speed and pronunciation of words.
Crucified Is the Fastest Rapper in the World
Born Richard Dickie Lee Mason, Crucified has since earned the top spot as far as speed in rap music is concerned. He was born in the United States on June 19, 1987, which means that he is now 36 years old. He is of American nationality and white ethnicity.
The rapper has kept his personal life away from the public domain, and because of that, not much is known about his early life, education, and family members. In fact, he remained unknown for a better part of his life until he started gaining fame for his musical abilities.
His Musical Career Began In the Late 2000s
Although, just as it is with many other underground rappers, the exact time that Crucified started his musical career is not clear, it is believed that it may as well be sometime in the late 2000s. There are sources that suggest he might have started around 2009, which was when his first song dropped on YouTube.
By 2011, he had already started working with some of the biggest underground rappers, including Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony. A few years down the line, he became well-known because of his talent and speed.
His 2017 Track Power Up is the Fastest Rap Song Ever
Crucified claimed the title of the fastest rapper in the world with his 2017 track, Power Up which came as the 12th song in his Water to Wine album, which featured some of the best underground rappers, including King Iso, D-Loc the Gill God, and Young Idol. The 2 minutes 11 seconds track was written by Crucified and produced by Shy One under the 2 da Moon Music Label.
While Power Up is not the best song of Crucified, it appears to be the best track on the Water to Wine album on YouTube, where it has more than 136,000 views five years after it was released. The only song that came close on the album is I Chop It, which has 26,000 views, and then The Abyss with 15,000 views.
Based on reviews, Power Up is not necessarily one of Crucified’s best songs, as it falls behind others, including That Music, Pulse Verse, and Wicked. There are critics who believe the only thing the track has is speed and clarity, but it lacks all other things that would have turned it into a great rap song, including depth and style.
Whatever might be said about the track, it still remains the fastest rap track in the world, and the record is still not broken to this day.
A Look at Crucified’s Discography Thus Far
With an impressive career that has spanned many years, Crucified has had an impressive discography thus far. When the rapper began, he released several singles until 2012, when he dropped his first album, The Birth of Tragedy. The work featured some famous and fast rappers such as Bizzy Bone, Lord Infamous, Twisted Insane, and various other stars. The work enjoyed decent success in the underground scene.
His next album is Sing to the Morning Light. The 10-track project was released in 2014, and then it was followed by The Ascension in 2015. In 2017, Crucified had another album, Water to Wine. As indicated, it was in this work that he had his fastest song, which has also been adjudged to be the fastest rap song in the world, Power Up.
Crucified’s next album was released in 2021, The 5th Plague, and in 2022, he dropped two separate projects; Behold the Ghost and We Are Everywhere.
Apart from his albums, Crucified has also had several EPs. His first work here is Txt Msgs which he released in 2009. It was in the same year that he released Consecrated. Demo 2020 became his next EP in 2020, and then his latest EP, Restraints, came in 2023.
List of Other Fast Rappers After Crucified
- Date of Birth: March 21, 1983
- Age: 40 years old
- Syllables Per Second: 24
The rapper that comes immediately after Crucified as the fastest rapper in the world right now is Outsider, who took this spot with his song, Loner. Born Shin Ok-cheol on March 21, 1983, the 40-year-old released his song in 2019, and it got recognized for its speed, maxing at 24 syllables per second.
The South Korean rapper is one of the best in the genre in Asia. He has been a musician for around two decades now, having started in 2004. Apart from Loner, Outsider has several other fast tracks, but there was a time when he outdid everyone else when he tried officially breaking the Guinness World Record. The rapper spat 16.15 syllables per second, breaking all other records at the time. However, he was not recognized because of the language he used in rapping, which was not English.
2. Rebel XD
- Date of Birth: June 19, 1973
- Age: 50 years old
- Syllables Per Second: 20.28
This rapper was born on June 19, 1973, and he started his career in 1987. Now 50 years old, he has established himself in the class of the fastest rappers in the world for many years. One of the most fascinating things about Rebel XD is that while he may not be a popular rapper in the mainstream, he still has more than a Guinness World Record to his name.
The first record that he set was in 1992, when he used less than 55 seconds to rap 674 syllables and grab a Guinness World Record. He broke the records two more times, in 1998 and then in 2007. In 1998, his speed was put at 683 syllables in 54.5 seconds, and then in 2007, he used 42 seconds to deliver 852 syllables. To break down his best performance, he recorded a feat of 20.28 syllables per second.
3. DJ Lil Sprite
- Syllables Per Second: 19.9
This DJ is respected for his contribution to the Choppers sub-genre by producing the 10 series of the Underground Choppers collections. In the project, he worked with some of the fastest rappers to feature in tracks that center on speed. But more than this, he earned a place among the fastest rappers in the world with the Underground Choppers 6, where he rapped at a speed of 19.9 syllables per second.
There is hardly much information about the personal life of the Musician, but it is clear that he started his career in the 2000s.
4. Mizury Mize
- Syllables Per Second: 18.68
The next fastest rapper in the world is Mizury Mize, who is also referred to as Mizury the Unholy. Born into a Christian family, he took to music and spat all his frustrations into fast raps towards the end of the 1990s when the marriage between his parents ended in divorce.
The rapper became a part of the Chopper series, and in Season 6, in which DJ Lil Sprite became one of the fastest rappers on record, Mizury also established himself when he delivered 18.68 syllables per second.
5. Twisted Insane
- Date of Birth: 1979
- Age: 44 years old
- Syllables Per Second: 15.50
Another major force in the underground rap music scene is this rapper who was born Michael Johnson in 1979 and started his career in 1996. If he will use his speed to define the level of success, the 44 years old achieved his best in 2001 when he gave a delivery of 15.50 syllables per second with his single, Dome Split.
His feat as one of the fastest rappers in the world is not surprising since he was said to have been interested in rap from a very young age, and by the time he was 12, he had already started writing rap songs. Twisted Insane has not only remained as an underground rapper, but he is also known for the chopper rap subgenre.
6. George Watsky
- Date of Birth: September 15, 1986
- Age: 37 years old
- Syllables Per Second: 15.3
There is also George Watsky, who was born George Virden Watsky on September 15, 1986, in San Francisco, United States. The 37 year old started out as a poet but has grown to have a place among the fastest rappers today. He is a member of the choppers subgenre of rap.
To earn a place as one of the rappers with the fastest running tongues, George dropped a YouTube video, Goat Raps Fast, where he peaked at an incredible 15.3 syllables per second. He had a rap marathon of 33 minutes, 33 minutes, and 19 seconds which saw him set a Guinness World Record for the longest rap marathon.
Another fast song he has is his track Watsky Raps Fast which became an inspiration for a rap challenge online to see who could rap as fast. The song was initially titled Pale Kid Raps Fast, but after it had over 25 million views on YouTube in just 2 days, he brought it down and changed the name.
7. El Chojin
- Date of Birth: April 28, 1977
- Age: 46 years old
- Syllables Per Second: 15.3
El Chojin was born on April 28, 1977, and has been rapping since 1992. The Spanish rapper, whose real name is Domingo Edjang Monero, is recognized for once setting a Guinness World record in 2018 with the most syllables in a single minute- 921. The record he had initially tried breaking was for the fastest rapper, which Rebel XD held at the time in 2008. El Chojin’s record-setting track is Vo-ca-li-za.15 years after he set his world record, the man still maintains it even though in 2015, the Korean rapper Outsider broke the record with an additional two syllables, but his bid to be officially recognized was not successful because his track was in Korean and not English. Vo-ca-li-za peas at 15.3 syllables per second, which makes it one of the fastest rap songs.
8. Tech N9ne
- Date of Birth: November 8, 1971
- Age: 52 years old
- Syllables Per Second: 15.2
One of the most respected OGs in rap music, Tech N9ne, was born Aaron Dontez Yates on November 8, 1971. The 52 years old has been in the rap music business since the early 1990s and is one of the not many underground rappers who are also recognized in the mainstream.
Nicknamed after the TEC-9 semi-automatic rifle because of his speed, the rapper has emerged as one of the fastest rappers in the world thanks to the 15.2 syllables per second, which he recorded in his verse on Brotha Lynch Hung’s Takin’ Orders Online in 2011.
One of the best and most successful Choppers, Tech N9ne has worked with many fast rappers, and he also has many fast songs, including his 2006 track which peaks at 13.47 syllables per second.
9. King Iso
- Date of Birth: 1989
- Age: 34 years old
- Syllables Per Second: 14.73
He may be the youngest on the list, but that does not take anything away from his talent and skills. The rapper was born Tarrel Gulledge in 1989, and he started music when he was a young teenager, but it wasn’t until the 2010s that he went professional.
Setting himself as another underground rapper that will eventually be recognized in the mainstream, the rapper got featured in the 2018 Underground Avengers hit track Thanos. The six-minute track featured stars like Tech N9ne, Blaze, Rittz, and Crucifix. It was with this song that King ISO cemented his place among the fastest rapper when he peaked at an incredible 14.73 per second in the first verse of the track.
King Iso is recognized among the fastest rappers who still manage to pass their message in clear and easy terms.
Who is Officially The Fastest Rapper in The World?
Even though Crucified is considered to be the fastest rapper in the world, it is Eminem who holds the official title as recorded by the Guinness World Record. Arguably the greatest rapper in the world and the most successful, he was born Marshall Mathers III on 17 October 1972, and he started his career in 1988.
In 2020, Eminem got recognized with the Fastest rap in a No.1 single by the Guinness World Record for his hit track, Godzilla. The rap recorded an incredible 255 words in just 30 seconds. This means Eminem was able to spit as much as 7.5 words in a single second.
More impressive than the feat itself was the fact that he used it to break a record he previously held for his verse on Nicki Minaj‘s Majesty in 2018, in which he churned out 78 words in 12 seconds. Putting this into perspective, he rapped 6.5 words in a single second. Before then, it was another of his track, Rap God, that held the record in 2013. The track recorded 6.46 words per second as he used 15 seconds to dish out 97 words.
While Eminem’s record is for the fastest rap hit single, Crucified once claimed in 2015 that he applied to be officially recognized with some of his works at the time, but the Guinness World Record disagreed as they made it known that they had already decided to rest the category.