hip hop artists The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

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List Rules Only famous hip hop artists who rap in French

French hip hop first came into existence in that late ‘70s, around the same time as the genre was gaining steam in the United States.
 

The scene was dominated and heavily influenced by American acts from the beginning, but quickly gained traction of its own. France is the world's second-largest hip-hop market, and the genre was given a big boost in the early 2000s by the French ministry of culture, which insisted that French-language stations play a minimum of 40 percent French-language music during transmission.
 

In our research, we were surprised to see the sheer amount of French rap acts. We picked our favorites, but undoubtedly missed some others that were pretty important to genre and, well, we need your help. Who do you feel was important, vital, and the very best that French hip hop has to offer? Add to the list below or vote on those already included!

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Booba is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Booba Mauvais œil, Panthéon, Ouest Side

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Nekfeu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

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Kery James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Kery James Savoir & vivre ensemble, Ma Vérité, Si C'était à Refaire

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LaCrim' is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
LaCrim' Né Pour Mourir

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Orelsan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Orelsan Le Chant des sirènes, Perdu d'avance, Je rêve en enfer

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Kaaris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Kaaris Or Noir, Or Noir^! Part 2, Binks

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Lino is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Lino Lino, Inclinator, Troubleshooting

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Youssoupha is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Youssoupha Clashes, À chaque frère, Éternel Recommencement

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Akhenaton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Akhenaton Soldats de fortune, Double Chill Burger, Méteque et mat

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MC Solaar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
MC Solaar Qui Sème le Vent Récolte le Tempo, Listen, Cinquième as

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Niro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Niro Rééducation - VivaStreet | #BaWéMonAmi | Merco Benz

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Rohff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Rohff La Vie Avant La Mort, Le Code De L'Honneur, La Fierté des Nôtres

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Keny Arkana is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Keny Arkana Entre ciment et belle étoile, L'esquisse, Tout Tourne Autour du Soleil

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Médine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Médine 11 septembre, Protest Song, Table d'écoute

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Gradur is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Gradur

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Mac Tyer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Mac Tyer Banger 2, Le Général (disc 2)

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Kool Shen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Kool Shen L'avenir est a nous, Dernier round, Dans tes rêves

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Rim'K is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Rim'K Intact, L'enfant du pays, Maghreb United

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Sefyu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Sefyu La Légende, Molotov 4, Suis-je le gardien de mon frère ?

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Soprano is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Soprano Quand la musique est bonne, Live au Dôme de Marseille, Psychanalyse avant l'album

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Sadek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

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Shurik'n is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Shurik'n Où je vis, La Garde, Tous m'appellent Shu

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Joeystarr is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Joeystarr

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Disiz la Peste is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Disiz la Peste Jeu de société, Les histoires extraordinaires d'un jeune de banlieue, Le Poisson Rouge

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Oxmo Puccino is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Oxmo Puccino L'Amour Est Mort, Opéra Puccino, Le Cactus de Sibérie - 365 Jours | La danse couchée | Artiste

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Sinik is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Sinik La main sur le coeur, 4ème album, La Plume et le Poignard

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Damso is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Damso Batterie faible - Paris c'est loin | Amnésie | Périscope | BruxellesVie | Débrouillard

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Doc Gynéco is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Doc Gynéco Liaisons Dangereuses, Première consultation, Menu Best Of

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Alonzo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Alonzo L'Apéro

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Hayce Lemsi Electron libre

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Diam’s is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Diam’s

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Shay Jolie Garce

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Georgio is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Georgio Bleu noir - Héros | A l'abri | Saleté de rap

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Passi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Passi Les Tentations, Évolution, Genèse

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La Fouine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
La Fouine Bourré Au Son, 78 Planète Trappes, Mes repères

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Stomy Bugsy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Stomy Bugsy Le calibre qu'il te faut, Quelques balles de plus pour... Le calibre qu'il te faut, Ganster d'amour Tour

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Tunisiano is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

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Maître Gims is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Maître Gims Subliminal, Subliminal La Face Cachée

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Dry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Dry

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Mister You is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Mister You Music Business, Dans ma grotte

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Kayna Samet is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Kayna Samet Entre Deux Je, Deep Voice, Thug Wife

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Abd al Malik is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Abd al Malik Le face à face des coeurs, Gibraltar

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Lefa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

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Joke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Joke Kyoto, Triumph, Tokyo

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vino is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

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Zoxea is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Zoxea A Mon tour d'briller, Dans la lumiére, IV My People^! Volume 1

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Black M is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Black M Les yeux plus gros que le monde, Le Pact, Ailleurs

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Brasco is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Brasco Vagabond

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Virus1 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Virus1