The Best Rappers from Compton

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List Criteria: Only famous hip hop artists from Compton, CA

Compton, a small city located a few miles south of downtown LA, has a rich and vibrant history and continues to leave its mark on popular culture as hip hop’s west coast mecca. These are the best rappers from Compton.
  

While it’s generally believed the LA scene came together around the same time as rap took hold in New York, the West Coast didn’t exactly hit its stride until the late 80s with the arrival of N.W.A. After that, the floodgates opened. Throughout the 90s, gangsta rap was the most popular sub genre of hip hop and Compton was its ground zero.

But everybody has to grow up. By the 2000s, interest in gansta rap waned. Dre and other Compton rappers, who were only getting older, branched out as businessmen and film stars. West coast hip hop hasn’t died, however. Rappers like Kendrick Lamar still carry the torch and continue to influence a new generation.
  

Vote for your favorite Compton rapper below, and be sure to add anyone we forgot to the list! Who is your favorite Compton Hip hop artist?


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    Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Rock music, G-funk

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk

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    Lil' Eazy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton

    Lil' Eazy

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    Compton Menace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton

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    Compton Menace Gangsta Rap, west Coast Hip Hop

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    Hip hop music, Pop rap, West Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop

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    West Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro

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    Hip hop music, G-funk, West Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rap

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk

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    Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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    Rhythm and blues

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    Swag Trap is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton

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    Swag Trap

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rap music

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