There’s been a lot of talk lately about how pop stars are shifting to dance music and how everyone is ready to go outside and listen to songs that provide escape. But if you still want to stay at home, put on a pair of headphones, and dissect bars, don’t worry; the first six months of the year have brought us a lot of great rap verses, too. From introspective efforts like Kendrick Lamar’s “Mother I Sober” and Che Noir’s “Communion” to more playful offerings like BabyTron’s “Manute Bol,” there’s been a little something for everyone these past six months.

After counting down the 50 best albums and songs of the year so far, we narrowed our focus on the top 30 rap verses of the year so far. Prioritizing lyrics and flow above all else, we ranked the standout verses that we’ve been going back to over and over since we first heard them. To make room for more voices and styles, we limited ourselves to just one verse per artist. Without further ado, these are the 30 best rap verses of 2022 (so far).