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The Best Asian Rappers of All Time 

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Updated May 24, 2020 247k votes 29.3k voters 140.8k views 113 items

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

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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 2019. Luckily for us –Asian hip hop artists, and many popular 88rising 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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Suga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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G-Dragon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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RM is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Leader of a Korean group BTS and a part of Daenamhyup.

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J-Hope is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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T.O.P is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Bobby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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CL is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Mino is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Jay Park is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Zico is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Bang Yong-guk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Leader and Rapper of South Korean group B.A.P

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Chanyeol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Lisa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Jessi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Zelo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Tablo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Hyuna is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Changbin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Mark Tuan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Jackson Wang is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Jennie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Mark Lee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Han Jisung is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Minho is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time