This thread rules.
I always go through cycles of favorites, normally it's between RZA, GZA, Inspectah Deck, and Masta Killa. If I had to I'd definately choose RZA though.
RZA is IMO the best lyricist of all times. I love his flow, his lyrics, and his beats.
GZA is up there as best lyricists too, arguably better than RZA, and has a more smooth sounding flow. GZA kills every track he's on.
Inspectah is just a beast at rhyming and switching up his flow. I love listening to his voice when he raps, it's almost flawless. He shines on every track.
Masta Killa, I dunno I just like his lyrics and layed back style. He also has some great rhymes, I love his verse on Wu Gambinos and Mystery of Chessboxin. He's like a mini GZA with more violent lyrics.
Meth gotta love him his flow is godly and he's a character. This one's a give-in, everyone loves meth.
Ghost and Rae, two of the best lyricists, their style is so hard to decipher and they use so much slang it takes a while to get them, otherwise you think they're just spitting a bunch of random words. The only thing I dislike about these 2 is I personally don't like their voices too much. Ghost's is best when he's doing his "emotional" verses, I just don't like the nasaly voice for too long. And Rae's accent is too thick it kinda annoys me sometimes. I don't like their voices, but I still happily listen to them everyday, so it's not really a huge negative for me.
UGod is pretty cool I like his voice and rhyme patterns. He's got some sick verses.
Cappadonna I like most of the time, some songs he sounds like he's spitting all over the place when he's rapping. I love his long verse freestyles from 97 Mentality and Winter Warz, I know every word by heart.
All in all Wu-Tang can't be touched, they are way ahead of their time and I still don't think time has caught up with them yet. Their style is basically a sub-genre of hip hop. There's hip-hop and then there's Wu-Tang. Their songs will never get old, and they have so many of them.
Hip hop is dead, but Wu-Tang is forever.