hip hop artists 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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Kano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Kano Hip hop music, British hip hop, Contemporary R&B

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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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Canibus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Canibus Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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

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Sean Paul is listed (or ranked) 11 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) 12 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Will.i.am Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

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Swizz Beatz is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 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) 15 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Bushwick Bill Hip hop music, Christian hip hop

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Chipmunk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Chipmunk Hip hop music, Pop music, Rap music

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Damian Marley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Damian Marley Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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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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Wretch 32 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Wretch 32 British hip hop, Grindie, Grime

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

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Bobby Shmurda is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Bobby Shmurda Hip hop music

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Buju Banton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Buju Banton Dancehall, Reggae, Roots reggae

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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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Luther Campbell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Luther Campbell Hip hop music, Miami bass, Southern hip hop

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Ghetto is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Ghetto Grime

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Kabaka Pyramid is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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Grand Puba is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Grand Puba Hip hop music

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Shabba Ranks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Shabba Ranks Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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Sandra Denton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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Spot is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Spot Hip hop music, Rap music

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A-Plus is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
A-Plus Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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Beenie Man is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Beenie Man Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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

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Taco Bennett is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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

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Chubb Rock is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Chubb Rock East Coast hip hop

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Super Cat is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Super Cat Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

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

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Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Bob Marley Reggae

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Akhenaton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Akhenaton French hip hop

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Wi-z Grey is listed (or ranked) 42 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) 43 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Tyga Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rap