Rappers The Best Asian Rappers of All Time  

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List Rules This list includes rappers born in Asia and hip hop artists of Asian descent.

The number of Asian rappers has grown exponentially over the last few decades, and they're making some of the best Korean rap songs of 2018. Luckily for us –Asian hip hop artists are some of the best rappers in the game today. In America, Asian rappers have been virtually ignored by record companies and radio stations even as rap has become a global form of expression spawning unique Japanese, Korean, and Chinese hip hop scenes. However, rappers from Asia were not content to remain silent and – with the advent of the internet – took matters into their own hands. (Dumbfoundead, for example, is a Korean American rapper with a huge YouTube following and has been seen on several best lists.) 

Thanks to their drive, know-how, and knack for self-promotion, a thriving Asian hip hop culture currently exists. Here are some of the best in Asian Rap. Who is your favorite? Who is the best Asian rapper?

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1
6,337 2,133
Suga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
loveIined added

2
3,993 2,097
Bang Yong-guk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
suedazht • added Leader and Rapper of South Korean group B.A.P

3
3,265 1,881
Zelo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
pinkeubbang added Never Give Up

4
2,619 1,908
Zico is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added

5
5,948 2,173
Rap Monster is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Mia Pejinović added Leader of a Korean group BTS and a part of Daenamhyup.

6
3,733 1,407
G-Dragon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
thatsokbae added Coup d'Etat, Shine A Light, One of a Kind

7
3,050 1,011
J-Hope is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
mayragrcl added

8
2,412 1,667
Bobby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Bobby

9
1,711 1,447
Tablo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
loveIined added AnyBand

10
1,799 670
T.O.P is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Francesca Bom added OH YEAH -YG Family Concert in Japan EDITION-, GD & TOP, Turn it Up

11
2,129 1,614
Jay Park is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
New Breed, Take A Deeper Look, Bestie [digital Single]

12
1,575 1,011
Mino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Kerly Guano added Metallic Universe, Fly

13
1,964 914
CL is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Marija Sušić added Please Don`t Go [digital Single]

14
911 1,273
Dok2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Ellie Mitchell added Take A Deeper Look, Thunderground Mixtape, Volume 2

15
1,181 1,270
Yoon Mi-rae is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
To My Love, Yoonmirae, Gemini Hip Hop Album

16
954 824
Ranker Video
Mariana De Lia added Spark the Sound, Volume 1

17
1,096 1,174
Tiger JK is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

18
747 1,169
Simon Dominic is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Argel Diaz Garza added Simon Dominic Presents ‘SNL LEAGUE BEGINS’ Album

19
685 1,051
Beenzino is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added Up All Night, 24:26

20
755 1,066
Gray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added Gray

21
685 995
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added Rock and Roll Women

22
755 976
Loco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
ksquared added

23
504 1,007
The Quiett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added Q Train, 246, Quiet Storm: A Night Record

24
697 582
Park Chan-yeol is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

25
546 984
Dynamic Duo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Argel Diaz Garza added Double Dynamite, Taxi Driver, Enlightened

26
412 921
Masta Wu is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added

27
672 933
Okasian is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added

28
700 712
Hyuna is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Melissa Hzrt added Bubble Pop!, Bubble Pop, A Bitter Day [single]

29
648 533
Mark Tuan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Ivka Alexandrova added Mark Tuan

30
418 654
San E is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Rebeca Camarena added

31
365 919
Basick is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added

32
469 882
Giriboy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added

33
343 447
Choi Minho is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Kerry Kimball Tazzer Bauman added

34
441 885
Swings is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added

35
162 155
S. Coups (Choi Seungcheol) is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
1523481310423 added S. Coups (Choi Seungcheol) TEEN AGE (2017), DIRECTOR'S CUT (2018)

36
435 881
Olltii is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Olltii

37
773 929
Dumbfoundead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Old Boy Jon, Fun With Dumb, Take the Stares

38
346 843
Lil Boi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

39
450 804
Mithra Jin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added

40
357 494
Keith Ape is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Keith Ape

41
255 364
Mad Clown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Danny Carranco added

42
331 583
Sik-k is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Sik-k

43
411 251
Ranker Video
SingosariTigaB added

44
237 795
P-Type is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

45
374 771
Jinusean is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Taekwon V, The Reign, 1st

46
209 843
J Reyez is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Abztract_Isight added

47
230 131
Jessi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
RobertCorey added

48
770 187
Jennie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
SylviaObiagwu added square 1

49
449 843
Far East Movement is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Free Wired, Dirty Bass, Folk Music

50
502 573
Eunhyuk is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Laura Santiago Be added Oppa, Oppa, I Wanna Dance