The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

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List Criteria: This list includes rappers born in Asia and hip hop artists of Asian descent.

The number of Asian rappers has grown exponentially over the last fifteen years. Luckily for us –Asian hip hop artists are some of the best rappers in the game today. In America, Asian rappers have been virtually ignored by record companies and radio stations even as rap has become a global form of expression spawning unique Japanese, Korean, and Chinese hip hop scenes. However, rappers from Asia were not content to remain silent and – with the advent of the internet – took matters into their own hands. (Dumbfoundead, for example, is a Korean American rapper with a huge YouTube following and has been seen on several best lists.) 


Thanks to their drive, know-how, and knack for self-promotion, a thriving Asian hip hop culture currently exists. Here are some of the best in Asian Rap. Who is your favorite? Who is the best Asian rapper?

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    Leader and Rapper of South Korean group B.A.P

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    Never Give Up

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    Leader of a Korean group BTS and a part of Daenamhyup.

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    Bobby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

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    Bobby

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    AnyBand

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    Coup d'Etat, Shine A Light, One of a Kind

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    New Breed, Take A Deeper Look, Bestie [digital Single]

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    Metallic Universe, Fly

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    OH YEAH -YG Family Concert in Japan EDITION-, GD & TOP, Turn it Up

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    Please Don`t Go [digital Single]

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    To My Love, Yoonmirae, Gemini Hip Hop Album

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    Take A Deeper Look, Thunderground Mixtape, Volume 2

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    Simon Dominic Presents ‘SNL LEAGUE BEGINS’ Album

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    B.I is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

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    Spark the Sound, Volume 1

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    Up All Night, 24:26

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    Gray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

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    Gray

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    Rock and Roll Women

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    Q Train, 246, Quiet Storm: A Night Record

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    Double Dynamite, Taxi Driver, Enlightened

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    Olltii is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

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    Olltii

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    often listed & added by Abztract_Isight

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    Old Boy Jon, Fun With Dumb, Take the Stares

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    Mark Tuan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

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    Mark Tuan

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    Bubble Pop!, Bubble Pop, A Bitter Day [single]

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    Lucky J is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

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    Lucky J

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    Taekwon V, The Reign, 1st

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    Free Wired, Dirty Bass, Folk Music

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    added by Danny Carranco

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    Oppa, Oppa, I Wanna Dance

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    Sik-k is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

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    Sik-k

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    Framed, Go Easy 0.5 [ep], Go Easy

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    Keith Ape is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

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    Keith Ape

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