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Best Conscious Rappers

This conscious rappers list ranks the best conscious hip hop artists and groups by votes. This list of good conscious rappers let’s you see who hip hop fans think are the best in conscious hip hop. Not to be confused with political hip hop, the best conscious rappers directly address the social, cultural, and political issues that will effect people in everyday life. The best conscious rappers have built a loyal following due to their ability to discuss the everyday struggles of normal people and the truths that go along with that. Many of the best rappers of all time started off as socially conscious rappers. Unlike other more politicized forms of music, conscious rappers try to present information through their rhymes so people can make informed decisions on the issues they rap about on their own.


So, who are the best conscious rappers? Any list has to have the likes of Mos Def, Immortal Technique, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, and Killer Mike on it. These rappers are certainly politically conscious, but the focus of much of their work is on the personal narrative that accompanies political and social strife. This is why, with their texturized beats and solid lyrics, they have remained some of the most popular, and thus, best conscious rappers of all time.

That said, it's up to you to determine who are the best conscious rappers. If you notice that a top artist is missing from this list and should be added, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best conscious hip hop acts of all time?" and "who is the greatest conscious rapper ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular conscious hip hop bands that you might've heard of. 

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    Black on Both Sides, True Magic, The New Danger

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    2Pacalypse Now, Strictly 4 My Niggaz, Thug Life: volume 1

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    Hip Hop Lives, Return of the Boom Bap, Criminal Minded

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    Revolutionary Vol. 2, Revolutionary, Volume 1

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

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    Quality, Liberation, The Beautiful Struggle

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    It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Fear of a Black Planet, ...

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    Resurrection, Be, Like Water for Chocolate

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    Things Fall Apart, Phrenology, MTV Unplugged

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    good kid, m.A.A.d city, Section.80

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    The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, MTV Unplugged 2.0, Ms. Hill

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    Let's Get Free, RBG: Revolutionary but Gangsta, Turn Off the Radio: The ...

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    Monster, I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind, R.A.P. Music

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    Born Sinner, The Warm Up, Friday Night Lights

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    Lucy Ford: The Atmosphere EP's, God Loves Ugly, You Can’t Imagine How Much ...

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    Fantastic Damage, The Cold Vein, Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3

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    To the East, Blackwards, Xodus

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    Labor Days, Bazooka Tooth, Float

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    Expansion Team, 20/20, The Platform

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    Stories from the Black Book, No Mercy, K-Rino

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    Saul Williams, Amethyst Rock Star, The Inevitable Rise and Liberation of ...

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    First Born, By the Throat, E&A

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    B-sides, Volume 1, Full Circle

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    Feedback, Quality Control, Power in Numbers

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    Naked Dinner

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    Knock Madness, Raw, Haywire

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    Steal This Album, Kill My Landlord, Genocide & Juice

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    Them Firewater Boyz, Vol. 1, Mississippi: The Album

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    Intergalactic Vibes, Balance in Babylon, Iron Horse Running Souleye has earned rave reviews and a rabid following for his rousing and powerful style that challenges paradigms and incorporates Hip-Hop, EDM, R&B, and Funk. Souleye has been touted as, “Hip

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    Wild Animal EP www.gaiaisi.org

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    Conflicted www.JustMattReeves.com

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    Universoul Alchemy, Intergalactic Vibes, Balance in Babylon  Souleye’s career began when he won a spot on Jam Cruise in 2005, a contest put on by Relix magazine, which included members of P-Funk, Les Claypool, Digable Planets, Michael Franti, Bela Fleck

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    Pretty Dark Things, Evolution Fight Advance, Evolution Fight

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    Chocolate Supa Highway, Home, Yell Fire!

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    The Narcicyst, We Are the Medium, Leap of Faith

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    Savoir & vivre ensemble, Ma Vérité, Si C'était ...

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    Rappin' 4-Tay Present: LiL' Gang$ta, Deception, Thug Life volume 2

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    More Than Music, Awakening, The Promise That Heaven Kept

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    Second Chapter, 2007: The Remixes, In 2 Deep CDS

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    "Live"...From H8erville (The Suic-Psychosis E.P.), The Sum of ...

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    Action Packed Adventure!

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