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List Rules Famous hip hop artists with dreadlocks.

This list includes information about rappers with dreads, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Dreadlocks are developed into a hairstyle that is often associated with the Rasta style. Many famous rappers and hip-hop artist have worn their hair in dreads over the years and some of the most popular rappers still making music today even have dreads.

Who is the most famous rapper with dreads? Snoop Dogg, or should we say Snoop Lion, tops our list. The California rapper started to wear his hair in dreads around the same time that he released his reggae album, Reincarnated. He also filmed a 2013 documentary of the same name during this period to document his experience in Jamaica. Other famous male rappers who have worn their hair in dreads include 2 Chainz, Lil Wayne, and Busta Rhymes.

Several famous female rappers have also worn their hair in dreads. Erykah Badu rocked some serious dreads in the early-1990s, but it was later revealed that her dreads were fake. Lauryn Hill also wore her hair in dreads in the 1990s, around the time when she released her iconic album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Which famous rapper's dreads do you like the best? Does it drive you ratty when your liberal arts college classmates form their dreadlocks right there during lectures? Take a look at this list and share your thoughts in the comments section.

Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 30 Rappers Who Have Dreadlocks
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Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Pop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk Reggae, + more

Albums: Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather, Tha Last Meal, Snoop Dogg Presents Christmas in tha Dogg House Welcome To The Dogg House, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Atlantic Records, TVT Records, Priority Records, Geffen Records EMI, + more

Career Began: Eastside, Long Beach, California, United States of America

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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 30 Rappers Who Have Dreadlocks
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Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Synthpop, Hardcore hip hop, Pop music Dance-pop, + more

Albums: Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Starships, Barbie World: The Mixtape Stupid Hoe, + more

Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America

Labels: Young Money Entertainment, Universal Republic Records, Cash Money Records, Universal Motown Records

Career Began: Jamaica, New York City, New York, United States of America

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 30 Rappers Who Have Dreadlocks
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Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop, Pop music Rock music, + more

Albums: Tha Carter III, Tha Carter II, Tha Carter, Tha Carter IV I Am Not a Human Being, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Universal Records, Bad Boy South, Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records Universal Motown Records

Career Began: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 30 Rappers Who Have Dreadlocks
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Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Folk music Reggae, + more

Albums: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, MTV Unplugged 2.0, Ms. Hill, Greatest Singles Collection MTV Unplugged, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Ruffhouse Records, Columbia

Career Began: South Orange, New Jersey, United States of America

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Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 30 Rappers Who Have Dreadlocks
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Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall, Hardcore hip hop Pop music, + more

Albums: When Disaster Strikes…, The Big Bang, The Coming, Extinction Level Event: The Final World Front C'Mon (Catch 'em by Surprise), + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Conglomerate, Aftermath Entertainment, Universal Motown Republic Group, Violator Cash Money Records, + more

Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 30 Rappers Who Have Dreadlocks
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Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal, Heartland rock Rock music, + more

Albums: Devil Without a Cause, Fire It Up, Rock n Roll Jesus, The History of Rock Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Atlantic Records, Jive Records

Career Began: Romeo, Michigan, United States of America

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Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 30 Rappers Who Have Dreadlocks
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Genres (Music): Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop Contemporary R&B, + more

Albums: Exclusive, F.A.M.E., Run It!, In My Zone Graffiti, + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Jive Records, RCA/Jive Label Group, Zomba Group of Companies, LBW Entertainment RCA Records

Career Began: Tappahannock, Virginia, United States of America

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Erykah Badu is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 30 Rappers Who Have Dreadlocks
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Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Age, Neo soul Contemporary R&B, + more

Albums: New Amerykah Part One (4th World War), Baduizm, Worldwide Underground, New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh), + more

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Universal Records, Def Jam Recordings, Motown Records, Motown/Universal Records Universal/MCA Records

Career Began: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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