There's no question that Ab-Soul is one of hip-hop's most lyrically-gifted MCs. His use of metaphors are impeccable and his wordplay is entertaining. Examples of his clever songwriting skills can be heard on his latest project, 'These Days...,' which is one of 2014's best rap albums.

For this episode of '16 Bars,' the Black Lip Pastor opens up about his favorite rappers, which are those that are fearless and willing to change the dynamics of the rap game.

Ab-Soul also proclaims that he's "the best rapper on Earth." Now before you jump to conclusions, he explains his reasons for making such a bold statement in the video above. Breathe easy.

Then take a look at our exclusive interview with Ab-Soul about his new album, the TDE movement and more down below.

Watch Ab-Soul Talk About Lyricism, Black Hippy & New Album for '16 Bars'