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The Best Asian Rappers of All Time 

Ranker Hip Hop
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Updated February 9, 2020 230.9k votes 27.4k voters 134.2k views 120 items

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 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
loveIined added Agust D
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RM is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Mia Pejinović added RM, Mono
Leader of a Korean group BTS and a part of Daenamhyup.
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J-Hope is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
mayragrcl added Hope World
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G-Dragon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
thatsokbae added Coup d'Etat, Shine A Light, One of a Kind
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Bang Yong-guk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
suedazht • added
Leader and Rapper of South Korean group B.A.P
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Zico is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Thinking, Gallery, Television
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Bobby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added
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Zelo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
pinkeubbang added Never Give Up
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Tablo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
loveIined added AnyBand
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T.O.P is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Francesca Bom added
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CL is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Marija Sušić added
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Mino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Kerly Guano added XX, Body
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Jay Park is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Yoon Mi-rae is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
To My Love, Yoonmirae, Gemini Hip Hop Album
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Mariana De Lia added Spark the Sound, Volume 1
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Dok2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Ellie Mitchell added
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Tiger JK is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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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
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Loco is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
ksquared added
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Chanyeol is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
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Hyuna is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Melissa Hzrt added
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Gray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added
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Beenzino is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added
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Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added Rock and Roll Women
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Lisa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Jem Jem Arche added