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

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Jean Grae is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best African Rappers
1519704292721 added Jean Grae Hip hop music, Nerdcore - Born Cape Town South Africa

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

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Nasty C is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best African Rappers
Nwagbata Emmanuel added Nasty C

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M.anifest is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best African Rappers
Albert Dürer added M.anifest Hip-Hop

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

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

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Peter Tosh added Khaligraph jones

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Ayodeji Ibrahim "WizKid&q... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best African Rappers
OscarIroh added Ayodeji Ibrahim "WizKid" Balogun 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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David Adeleke Adedeji (Davido) is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best African Rappers
Boss_chick_94 added David Adeleke Adedeji (Davido)

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

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D'banj is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best African Rappers
D'banj Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, African hip hop

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P-Square is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best African Rappers
P-Square African hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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Burna Boy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best African Rappers
OscarIroh added Burna Boy 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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Die Antwoord is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best African Rappers
1519704292721 added Die Antwoord Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

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Jovi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best African Rappers
Paul Bungansa added Jovi

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

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Jesse Jagz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best African Rappers
OscarIroh added Jesse Jagz 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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Don Jazzy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best African Rappers
Don Jazzy Pop music, Contemporary R&B, African hip hop

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Naeto C is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best African Rappers
Naeto C Hip hop music, Rap music, African hip hop

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

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

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Young Mecca is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best African Rappers
zaheerchenia added Young Mecca Hip Hop

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Yolandi Visser is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best African Rappers
1519704292721 added Yolandi Visser Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music - rave rap

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Watkin Tudor Jones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best African Rappers
1519704292721 added Watkin Tudor Jones Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

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

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

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Daara J is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best African Rappers
Daara J African hip hop

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BashFBash added Dogo Hashim

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

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

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BashFBash added Nash Mc hiphop

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fuck drop ye added Pryce Sami Hip Hop/RnB

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Joh Makini is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best African Rappers
BashFBash added Joh Makini

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Nash Emcee is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best African Rappers
BashFBash added Nash Emcee

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ELDee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best African Rappers
ELDee African hip hop

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BashFBash added Kalapina

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Ruggedman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best African Rappers
Ruggedman African hip hop

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Nash Emcee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best African Rappers
BashFBash added Nash Emcee

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GEE is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best African Rappers
jain_n added GEE Hip Hop

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Qqu is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best African Rappers
Qqu African hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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Tony Tetuila is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best African Rappers
Tony Tetuila African hip hop

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JJC is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best African Rappers
JJC Hip hop music, African hip hop

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

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Drenco is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best African Rappers
Drenco African hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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Saba Saba is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best African Rappers
Saba Saba Hip hop music, African hip hop

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Jordan Bernard (Jedi) is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best African Rappers

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Mohamed N. Ismaeel added El-joker