The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

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List Criteria: 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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    SCH is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

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    SCH

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    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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    LaCrim' is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

    LaCrim' Né Pour Mourir

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    Savoir & vivre ensemble, Ma Vérité, Si C'était ...

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    Or Noir, Or Noir^! Part 2, Binks

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    Le Chant des sirènes, Perdu d'avance, Je rêve en enfer

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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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    Clashes, À chaque frère, Éternel Recommencement

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    Qui Sème le Vent Récolte le Tempo, Listen, Cinquième ...

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    Soldats de fortune, Double Chill Burger, Méteque et mat

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    Niro is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

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    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 ...

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    Gradur is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

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    Gradur

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

    Rim'K Intact, L'enfant du pays, Maghreb United

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    Entre ciment et belle étoile, L'esquisse, Tout Tourne Autour du ...

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    Mac Tyer is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

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    Mac Tyer Banger 2, Le Général (disc 2)

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    Sefyu is listed (or ranked) 19 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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    L'avenir est a nous, Dernier round, Dans tes rêves

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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 ...

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

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    Sadek

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    Alonzo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

    Alonzo L'Apéro

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

    Disiz la Peste Jeu de société, Les histoires extraordinaires d'un jeune de ...

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    Joeystarr is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

    Joeystarr

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    Doc Gynéco is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

    Doc Gynéco Liaisons Dangereuses, Première consultation, Menu Best Of

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    La main sur le coeur, 4ème album, La Plume et le Poignard

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    Shurik'n is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

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    Shurik'n Où je vis, La Garde, Tous m'appellent Shu

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    Hayce Lemsi is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

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    Hayce Lemsi Electron libre

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    Oxmo Puccino is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

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    Oxmo Puccino L'Amour Est Mort, Opéra Puccino, Le Cactus de Sibérie 365 Jours | La danse couchée | Artiste

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    Diam’s is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

    Diam’s

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    Bourré Au Son, 78 Planète Trappes, Mes repères

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    Le calibre qu'il te faut, Quelques balles de plus pour... Le calibre qu'il ...

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    Passi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

    Passi Les Tentations, Évolution, Genèse

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    Damso is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

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    Damso Batterie faible Paris c'est loin | Amnésie | Périscope | BruxellesVie | Débrouillard

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    Georgio is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

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    Georgio Bleu noir Héros | A l'abri | Saleté de rap

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    Mister You is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

    Mister You Music Business, Dans ma grotte

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

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    Tunisiano

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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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    Kayna Samet is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

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    Kayna Samet Entre Deux Je, Deep Voice, Thug Wife

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    Le face à face des coeurs, Gibraltar

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    Lefa

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    Joke Kyoto, Triumph, Tokyo

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

    Brasco Vagabond

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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

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    Virus1 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time

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    Jul Dans ma paranoia

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

    Fababy

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