music The Best Rappers from Compton  

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List Rules 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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N.W.A is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
N.W.A Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Kendrick Lamar Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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Dre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Dr. Dre Hip hop music

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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Ice Cube Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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Easy E is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton

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YG is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
YG Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, West Coast hip hop

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MC Ren is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
MC Ren Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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DJ Quik is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
DJ Quik Hip hop music, Rock music, G-funk

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Coolio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Coolio Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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MC Eiht is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
MC Eiht Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk

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Jayceon Terrell Taylor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Jayceon Terrell Taylor Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Contemporary R&B

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Compton's Most Wanted is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Compton's Most Wanted Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk

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Lil' Eazy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Lil' Eazy

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DJ Mustard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton

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B.G. Knocc Out is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
B.G. Knocc Out Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk

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Compton Menace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Compton Menace Gangsta Rap, west Coast Hip Hop

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Dresta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Dresta Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop

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Hi-C is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Hi-C Hip hop music, Pop rap, West Coast hip hop

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Tyga is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Tyga Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rap

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Dre Rich Kidd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Dre Rich Kidd

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Arabian Prince is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Arabian Prince Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro

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Guerilla Black is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Guerilla Black West Coast hip hop

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King Tee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
King Tee Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop

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2nd II None is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
2nd II None Hip hop music, G-funk, West Coast hip hop

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Spider Loc is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Spider Loc Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop

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Nationwide Rip Ridaz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Nationwide Rip Ridaz Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk

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Tweedy Bird Loc is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Tweedy Bird Loc Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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TQ is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
TQ Rhythm and blues

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Menajahtwa is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Menajahtwa Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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Greydon Square is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Greydon Square Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rap music

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Swag Trap is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Swag Trap