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
6,943 2,318
Suga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
loveIined added

2
4,074 2,360
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
3,327 2,145
Zelo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
pinkeubbang added Never Give Up

4
6,490 2,346
Rap Monster is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Mia Pejinović added Leader of a Korean group BTS and a part of Daenamhyup.

5
2,773 2,132
Zico is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added

6
4,148 1,553
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
3,528 1,157
J-Hope is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
mayragrcl added

8
2,611 1,811
Bobby is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Bobby

9
1,793 1,600
Tablo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
loveIined added AnyBand

10
2,064 786
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
2,250 1,733
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
1,722 1,099
Mino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Kerly Guano added Metallic Universe, Fly

13
2,334 1,010
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
932 1,374
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
1,220 1,364
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
1,080 898
Ranker Video
Mariana De Lia added Spark the Sound, Volume 1

17
1,133 1,261
Tiger JK is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

18
772 1,258
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
700 1,136
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
801 1,149
Gray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added Gray

21
811 1,044
Loco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
ksquared added

22
726 1,071
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added Rock and Roll Women

23
513 1,083
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
819 651
Park Chan-yeol is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

25
559 1,049
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
821 785
Hyuna is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Melissa Hzrt added Bubble Pop!, Bubble Pop, A Bitter Day [single]

27
422 989
Masta Wu is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added

28
730 586
Mark Tuan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Ivka Alexandrova added Mark Tuan

29
687 995
Okasian is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added

30
436 717
San E is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Rebeca Camarena added

31
376 978
Basick is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added

32
481 930
Giriboy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added

33
381 503
Choi Minho is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Kerry Kimball Tazzer Bauman added

34
214 206
S. Coups (Choi Seungcheol) is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
doubletae0 added S. Coups (Choi Seungcheol) TEEN AGE (2017), DIRECTOR'S CUT (2018)

35
446 941
Swings is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added

36
439 937
Olltii is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Olltii

37
787 979
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
465 852
Mithra Jin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added

39
348 891
Lil Boi is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

40
376 543
Keith Ape is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Keith Ape

41
272 412
Mad Clown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Danny Carranco added

42
354 628
Sik-k is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Sik-k

43
443 293
Ranker Video
SingosariTigaB added

44
301 175
Jessi is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
RobertCorey added

45
239 840
P-Type is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

46
386 814
Jinusean is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Taekwon V, The Reign, 1st

47
212 887
J Reyez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Abztract_Isight added

48
464 880
Far East Movement is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Free Wired, Dirty Bass, Folk Music

49
535 621
Eunhyuk is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Laura Santiago Be added Oppa, Oppa, I Wanna Dance

50
322 282
LE is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
lex-appeal added

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