Best East Coast Rappers of All Time Bands/Musicians
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Best East Coast Rappers of All Time

List Criteria: Rappers and hip hop artists who were based on the east coast during the active years of their careers

East coast hip hop artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. East coast rap originated in New York City during the 70s and experienced a resurgence in the mid-90s with Nas, Jay Z and the Notorious B.I.G.--any east coast rappers list that doesn't pay respect to these artists is getting it wrong. You can filter and sort this east side rappers list by the groups’ label and what albums they've put out.

This list of the top east coast hip hop bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. East coast hip hop groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all east coast hip hop bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest east coast hip hop bands of all time, since the most famous east coast hip hop artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best east coast hip hop music.

You can click on the east coast hip hop band names to see more information about that particular notable east coast hip hop group. If they're near the top of the best east coast hip hop artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top east coast hip hop bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the east coast hip hop band names themselves.

The list you're viewing contains items like Will Smith and Jay-Z. Upvote your favorite items because you love them. And they deserve it. And so do you. Make sure you always vote for stuff like Public Enemy or Run-D.M.C. if you like it.

All important, significant and iconic names in east coast hip hop music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new east coast hip hop bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of east coast hip hop, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into east coast hip hop music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good east coast hip hop bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent east coast hip hop bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best east coast hip hop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest east coast hip hop musician 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 east coast hip hop bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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