hip hop artists 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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3,792 1,493
Bang Yong-guk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
suedazht • added Bang Yong-guk Leader and Rapper of South Korean group B.A.P

2
3,103 1,350
Zelo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
pinkeubbang added Zelo Never Give Up

3
4,782 1,832
Suga is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
loveIined added Suga

4
2,227 1,519
Zico is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Zico

5
4,633 1,901
Rap Monster is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Mia Pejinović added Rap Monster Leader of a Korean group BTS and a part of Daenamhyup.

6
2,920 1,152
G-Dragon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
thatsokbae added G-Dragon Coup d'Etat, Shine A Light, One of a Kind

7
1,959 1,395
Bobby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Bobby

8
1,998 753
J-Hope is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
mayragrcl added J-Hope

9
1,572 1,205
Tablo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
loveIined added Tablo AnyBand

10
1,846 1,401
Jay Park is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Jay Park New Breed, Take A Deeper Look, Bestie [digital Single]

11
1,332 823
Mino is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Kerly Guano added Mino Metallic Universe, Fly

12
1,326 512
T.O.P is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Francesca Bom added T.O.P OH YEAH -YG Family Concert in Japan EDITION-, GD & TOP, Turn it Up

13
1,483 754
CL is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Marija Sušić added CL Please Don`t Go [digital Single]

14
842 1,096
Dok2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Ellie Mitchell added Dok2 Take A Deeper Look, Thunderground Mixtape, Volume 2

Famous People with the Same Real Name

15
1,099 1,094
Yoon Mi-rae is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Yoon Mi-rae To My Love, Yoonmirae, Gemini Hip Hop Album

16
1,030 1,000
Tiger JK is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

17
689 1,008
Simon Dominic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Argel Diaz Garza added Simon Dominic Simon Dominic Presents ‘SNL LEAGUE BEGINS’ Album

18
733 677
Ranker Video
Mariana De Lia added B.I Spark the Sound, Volume 1

19
642 891
Beenzino is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added Beenzino Up All Night, 24:26

20
659 915
Gray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added Gray

21
468 870
The Quiett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added The Quiett Q Train, 246, Quiet Storm: A Night Record

The Best Underground Rappers

22
608 843
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added Cheetah Rock and Roll Women

23
641 847
Loco is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
ksquared added Loco

24
395 778
Masta Wu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Masta Wu

25
505 845
Dynamic Duo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Argel Diaz Garza added Dynamic Duo Double Dynamite, Taxi Driver, Enlightened

26
626 806
Okasian is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Okasian

27
456 435
Park Chan-yeol is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

28
346 785
Basick is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added Basick

The Worst Rappers of All Time

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441 764
Giriboy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Giriboy

30
447 413
Mark Tuan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Ivka Alexandrova added Mark Tuan

31
365 515
San E is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Rebeca Camarena added San E

32
415 760
Swings is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Swings

33
230 306
Choi Minho is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Kerry Kimball Tazzer Bauman added Choi Minho

34
415 755
Olltii is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Olltii

35
734 817
Dumbfoundead is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Dumbfoundead Old Boy Jon, Fun With Dumb, Take the Stares

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460 559
Hyuna is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Melissa Hzrt added Hyuna Bubble Pop!, Bubble Pop, A Bitter Day [single]

37
337 727
Lil Boi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

38
422 699
Mithra Jin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Mithra Jin

39
295 388
Keith Ape is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Keith Ape

40
58 49
S. Coups (Choi Seungcheol) is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
1523481310423 added S. Coups (Choi Seungcheol) TEEN AGE (2017), DIRECTOR'S CUT (2018)

41
278 482
Sik-k is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Sik-k

42
232 682
P-Type is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

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355 662
Jinusean is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Jinusean Taekwon V, The Reign, 1st

44
299 148
Ranker Video
SingosariTigaB added Rich Chigga

45
205 731
J Reyez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Abztract_Isight added J Reyez

46
202 264
Mad Clown is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Danny Carranco added Mad Clown

47
442 455
Eunhyuk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Laura Santiago Be added Eunhyuk Oppa, Oppa, I Wanna Dance

48
379 798
Jin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Jin

49
427 728
Far East Movement is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Far East Movement Free Wired, Dirty Bass, Folk Music

50
287 24
Jennie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
SylviaObiagwu added Jennie square 1