Rap The Best African Rappers  

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List Rules Vote up and add all of your favorite African hip hop artists.

This list of the top African rap groups and artists in the world includes all the best rappers from West Africa to South Africa and all points in between. These are truly the greatest African hip hop bands and acts of all time, since the most famous African rappers ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best African hip hop music. Hip Hop in Africa has never had a larger audience. From the Ghanaian MC Sarkodie to the South African rapper AKA, rappers from Africa have been garnering huge international followings. 

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

Examples include Don Jazzy and D'banj. Vote up up for the artists you do like and down vote the artists you think are overrated. The best artists on this list are the ones with the most votes, so show your favroites artists like JJC and Tony Tetuila some love. All important, significant and iconic names in African rap music history deserve your votes, so add any MCs, rappers, or groups that . 

The list includes all new African hip hop bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. This is a great place to start if you are looking for the best way to start listening to African Hip Hop. 

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


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293 105
Sarkodie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best African Rappers
GeoffreyAdjei added Hip Pop, Hip Life Music
 

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64 19
Nasty C is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best African Rappers
Nwagbata Emmanuel added

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142 94
Cassper Nyovest is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best African Rappers
Tamza_n added Hip hop music, Motswako

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104 70
M.anifest is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best African Rappers
Albert Dürer added Hip-Hop

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75 44
Jean Grae is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best African Rappers
johnstonismyname added Hip hop music, Nerdcore -

Born Cape Town South Africa

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156 136
HHP is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best African Rappers
Tshepokgapola added

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94 80
M.I is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best African Rappers
QuamieSaintGh added Hip Hop

8
46 32
Ranker Video
Peter Tosh added

9
112 121
David Adeleke Adedeji (Davido) is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best African Rappers
Boss_chick_94 added

10
133 147
Ayodeji Ibrahim "WizKid&q... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best African Rappers
OscarIroh added Dance Hall, Afro Beats, African Pop - WizKid Discography:
 Lil Prinz (2001),Superstar (2011),Empire Mates State of Mind (2012) (with EME),Ayo (2014)

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85 99
Fid Q is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best African Rappers
BashFBash added HIPHOP

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37 40
Burna Boy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best African Rappers
OscarIroh added Reggae, Dancehall -

Burna Boy Discography:
 Burn Notice (2011), Burn Identity (2011),L.I.F.E - Leaving an Impact for Eternity (2013)

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87 111
D'banj is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best African Rappers
Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, African hip hop

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92 122
P-Square is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best African Rappers
African hip hop, Rhythm and blues

15
20 24
Die Antwoord is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best African Rappers
johnstonismyname added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

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45 63
Jesse Jagz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best African Rappers
OscarIroh added Hip Hop, Rhythm and blues - Discography
Jag of All Tradez (2009)Jagz Nation, Vol.1. Thy Nation Come (2013)Jagz Nation Vol. 2: Royal Niger Company (2014)Jagz Nation Vol. 3: Odysseus (2015)Gunspiracy Theory (2015)

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67 97
2Face Idibia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best African Rappers
Hip hop music, Hip Hop, Reggae

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22 31
Jovi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best African Rappers
Paul Bungansa added

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47 69
Naeto C is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best African Rappers
Hip hop music, Rap music, African hip hop

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53 82
Don Jazzy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best African Rappers
Pop music, Contemporary R&B, African hip hop

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1 4
King Slave Boris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best African Rappers
Sloani Poloni added Hip Hop

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2 6
Fredokiss is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best African Rappers
FarooqMbewe added Hiphop/Afro-Hiphop

23
10 19
Yolandi Visser is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best African Rappers
johnstonismyname added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music -

rave rap

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2 7
Young Mecca is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best African Rappers
zaheerchenia added Hip Hop

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11 22
Watkin Tudor Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best African Rappers
johnstonismyname added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

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22 43
Faze is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best African Rappers
Pop music, Reggae, African hip hop

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21 42
Eedris Abdulkareem is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best African Rappers
African hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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8 21
Joh Makini is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best African Rappers
BashFBash added

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14 32
Daara J is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best African Rappers
African hip hop

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8 22
Da Grin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best African Rappers
Rasmus Østergaard added Hip Hop

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14 34
Nash Emcee is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best African Rappers
BashFBash added

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10 27
Ranker Video
BashFBash added

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12 31
Positive Black Soul is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best African Rappers
African hip hop

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8 24
Ranker Video
BashFBash added hiphop

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15 37
Ruggedman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best African Rappers
African hip hop

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11 31
Ranker Video
BashFBash added

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11 31
ELDee is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best African Rappers
African hip hop

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5 19
Ranker Video
fuck drop ye added Hip Hop/RnB

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9 28
GEE is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best African Rappers
jain_n added Hip Hop

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9 28
Nash Emcee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best African Rappers
BashFBash added

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10 30
JJC is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best African Rappers
Hip hop music, African hip hop

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10 32
Qqu is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best African Rappers
African hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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10 35
Tony Tetuila is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best African Rappers
African hip hop

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8 33
Pee Froiss is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best African Rappers
African hip hop

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2 14
Ranker Video
Mohamed N. Ismaeel added

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7 32
Drenco is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best African Rappers
African hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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6 30
Saba Saba is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best African Rappers
Hip hop music, African hip hop

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0 8
Jordan Bernard (Jedi) is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best African Rappers