The Very Best Muslim Rappers

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List Criteria: Only famous hip hop artists who are practicing Muslims

As long as hip hop has been part of the cultural vernacular, the religion of Islam has had a decidedly profound influence on the genre. Many of the biggest names and most legendary rappers have shown an affinity for Islam, even if they aren’t necessarily practicing Muslims.


 Islam has always been featured prominently in many a rap lyric and onstage. (Remember Jay Z removing the Five Percent Nation medallion from his neck and placed it over the head of protege Jay Electronica at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival?) However, nods to Islam reached their peak in the late ‘90s and have wained a bit, but there are still prominent, popular and practicing Muslims making music today. Check out list below and vote on your favorite Muslim rappers, past or present, and let us know who we missed!

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    Illmatic, Life Is Good, Untitled Nas album

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    AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, The Predator, Death Certificate

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    Black on Both Sides, True Magic, The New Danger

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    The 18th Letter, The Archive: Live, Lost & Found

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    Food & Liquor, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, ...

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    When Disaster Strikes…, The Big Bang, The Coming

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    Ironman, Supreme Clientele, Fishscale

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    The Villain in Black, Shock of the Hour, Ruthless for Life

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    The Infamous, Blood Money, The Infamous Mobb Deep

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    Revolutionary Vol. 2, Revolutionary, Volume 1

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    RZA as Bobby Digital in Stereo, Birth of a Prince, Digital Bullet

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    Resurrection, Be, Like Water for Chocolate

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    Long Live the Kane, It's a Big Daddy Thing, Daddy's Home

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    Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Instrumentals, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II, ...

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    Konvicted, Trouble, Mama Africa

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    The Diary, The Fix, Mr. Scarface Is Back

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    The Renaissance, Amplified, Kamaal/The Abstract

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    Hard to Earn, Daily Operation, Moment of Truth

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    Rappa Ternt Sanga, Epiphany, Revolver

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    Autobiography of Mistachuck, Rock da Funky Beats / Dance With You, An ...

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    Qi Kai De Sheng (Wavin' Flag Celebration Mix), Troubadour, The Dusty Foot ...

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    Excuse My French, Lock Out, Cocaine Mafia

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    Eat at Whitey's, Never Missin' a Beat, Forever Everlasting

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    Free at Last, Philadelphia Freeway, Diamond in the Ruff

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    Uncensored, Key to the Game 3, Soundtrack to the Struggle

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    Shadows on the Sun, Us, Rites of Passage

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    The Reason, The B. Coming, The Truth

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    One for All, Time’s Runnin’ Out, In God We Trust

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    The Proud Egyptian, We Know Something You Don't Know

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    Pure Poverty, The New World Order, Black Business

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    Shaheedullah and Stereotypes, Elevated Orange / Lord Can I Have This Mercy ...

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    Kayna Samet is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers

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    Kayna Samet Entre Deux Je, Deep Voice, Thug Wife

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    Blue Collar, Mark Ronson Presents Rhymefest: Man in the Mirror, Raw Dawg ...

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    Helen Burns

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