bands/musicians The Best Jamaican Rappers

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List Rules Only famous hip hop artists from Jamaica

The Jamaican scene has its roots in New York in the late 1970s. As a matter of fact, a large number of rappers who have made an impact on the scene (and feature on our list) are New Yorkers of Jamaican descent. 

Biggie Smalls and Busta Rhymes are obvious choices, but there are quite a few lesser known rappers that if you don’t already know about, you probably should. Who's your favorite Jamaican rapper? Be sure to vote for the best Jamaican rappers and watch them rise to the top. And if there’s anyone missing or anyone in the scene you’d love the masses to know about, please add them to the list!


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The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
The Notorious B.I.G. Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop East Coast hip hop

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Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Busta Rhymes Hip hop music, Ragga Dancehall

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Slick Rick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Slick Rick Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop East Coast hip hop

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Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Joey Badass Hip hop music, Alternative Hip Hop East Coast Hip Hop

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Canibus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Canibus Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Political hip hop

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Giggs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Giggs Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop Rhythm and blues

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Kano is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Kano Hip hop music, British hip hop Contemporary R&B

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Smif-n-Wessun is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Smif-n-Wessun Hip hop music

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Heavy D is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Heavy D Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B New jack swing

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Sean Paul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Sean Paul Hip hop music, Ragga Dancehall

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Will.i.am is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Will.i.am Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Rock music

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Shaggy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Shaggy Hip hop music, Ragga Dancehall

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Chipmunk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Chipmunk Hip hop music, Pop music Rap music

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Swizz Beatz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Swizz Beatz Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Hardcore hip hop

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Kardinal Offishall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Kardinal Offishall Hip hop music, Dancehall East Coast hip hop

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Bushwick Bill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Bushwick Bill Hip hop music, Christian hip hop

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Wretch 32 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Wretch 32 British hip hop, Grindie Grime

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Sean Kingston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Sean Kingston Hip hop music, Pop music Reggae

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Gunplay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Gunplay Hip hop music

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Assassin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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Damian Marley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Damian Marley Hip hop music, Ragga Dancehall

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Kabaka Pyramid is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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Ghetto is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Ghetto Grime

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Christopher Reid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Christopher Reid Hip hop music

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Spot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Spot Hip hop music, Rap music

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A-Plus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
A-Plus Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop West Coast hip hop

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Shabba Ranks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Shabba Ranks Ragga, Dancehall Reggae

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Sandra Denton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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Buju Banton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Buju Banton Dancehall, Reggae Roots reggae

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Luther Campbell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Luther Campbell Hip hop music, Miami bass Southern hip hop

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Taco Bennett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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Grand Puba is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Grand Puba Hip hop music

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Bobby Shmurda is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Bobby Shmurda Hip hop music

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Vicious is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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Cham is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Cham Ragga, Dancehall Reggae

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Beenie Man is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Beenie Man Ragga, Dancehall Reggae

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Akhenaton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Akhenaton French hip hop

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Chubb Rock is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Chubb Rock East Coast hip hop

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Super Cat is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Super Cat Dancehall, Reggae Reggae fusion

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Patra is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Patra Dancehall, Reggae Reggae fusion

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Wi-z Grey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Wi-z Grey Rap, Hip hop - Youngest Official Rapper in Jamaica.

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Tyga is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Tyga Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B Pop rap

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Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Bob Marley Reggae