The Best Jamaican Rappers

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List Criteria: 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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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, New jack swing

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    Hip hop music, Dancehall, East Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Reggae

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    Hip hop music, Christian hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Rap music

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

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

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    Assassin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

    Assassin

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

    Spot Hip hop music, Rap music

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    Kabaka Pyramid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

    Kabaka Pyramid

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    British hip hop, Grindie, Grime

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    Grime

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Miami bass, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music

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

    Vicious

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    Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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    Dancehall, Reggae, Roots reggae

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    Wi-z Grey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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    Wi-z Grey Rap, Hip hop Youngest Official Rapper in Jamaica.

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    French hip hop

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    East Coast hip hop

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    Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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    Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

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    Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

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    Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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    Reggae

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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rap

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