The Best African Rappers

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List Criteria: Vote up and add all of your favorite African hip hop artists.

This list of the top African rap groups and artists in the world includes all the best rappers from West Africa to South Africa and all points in between. These are truly the greatest African hip hop bands and acts of all time, since the most famous African rappers ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best African hip hop music. Hip Hop in Africa has never had a larger audience. From the Ghanaian MC Sarkodie to the South African rapper AKA, rappers from Africa have been garnering huge international followings. 

You can click on the African rapper names to see more information about that particular notable African hip hop group. If they're near the top of the best African hip hop artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top African hip hop bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the African rapper names themselves.

Examples include Don Jazzy and D'banj. Vote up up for the artists you do like and down vote the artists you think are overrated. The best artists on this list are the ones with the most votes, so show your favroites artists like JJC and Tony Tetuila some love. All important, significant and iconic names in African rap music history deserve your votes, so add any MCs, rappers, or groups that . 

The list includes all new African hip hop bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. This is a great place to start if you are looking for the best way to start listening to African Hip Hop. 

This list answers the questions "who are the best African hip hop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest African hip hop musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular African rappers that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.


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    Sarkodie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best African Rappers

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    Hip Pop, Hip Life Music 

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    Cassper Nyovest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best African Rappers

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    Hip hop music, Motswako

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    Hip Hop

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    Fid Q is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best African Rappers

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    HIPHOP

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    Ayodeji Ibrahim "WizKid&q... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best African Rappers

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    Dance Hall, Afro Beats, African Pop WizKid Discography: Lil Prinz (2001),Superstar (2011),Empire Mates State of Mind (2012) (with EME),Ayo (2014)

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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, African hip hop

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    Jesse Jagz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best African Rappers

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    Hip Hop, Rhythm and blues DiscographyJag of All Tradez (2009)Jagz Nation, Vol.1. Thy Nation Come (2013)Jagz Nation Vol. 2: Royal Niger Company (2014)Jagz Nation Vol. 3: Odysseus (2015)Gunspiracy Theory (2015)

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    African hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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    M.anifest is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best African Rappers

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    Hip-Hop

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    David Adeleke Adedeji (Davido) is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best African Rappers

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    Hip hop music, Rap music, African hip hop

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    2Face Idibia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best African Rappers

    Hip hop music, Hip Hop, Reggae

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    Don Jazzy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best African Rappers

    Pop music, Contemporary R&B, African hip hop

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    Eedris Abdulkareem is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best African Rappers

    African hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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    Burna Boy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best African Rappers

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    Reggae, Dancehall Burna Boy Discography: Burn Notice (2011), Burn Identity (2011),L.I.F.E - Leaving an Impact for Eternity (2013)

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    Da Grin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best African Rappers

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    Hip Hop

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    hiphop

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    Hip Hop/RnB

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    Pop music, Reggae, African hip hop

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    GEE is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best African Rappers

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    Hip Hop

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    African hip hop

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    Positive Black Soul is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best African Rappers

    African hip hop

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    Ruggedman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best African Rappers

    African hip hop

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    Hip hop music, African hip hop

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    Tony Tetuila is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best African Rappers

    African hip hop

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    Qqu is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best African Rappers

    African hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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    Daara J is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best African Rappers

    African hip hop

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    Saba Saba is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best African Rappers

    Hip hop music, African hip hop

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    Pee Froiss is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best African Rappers

    African hip hop

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    Drenco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best African Rappers

    African hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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