Rap 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
8,122 2,604
Suga is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
loveIined added

2
4,252 2,727
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
7,454 2,592
RM is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Mia Pejinović added
Leader of a Korean group BTS and a part of Daenamhyup.

4
4,794 1,715
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

5
3,073 2,348
Zico is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added

6
3,423 2,421
Zelo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
pinkeubbang added Never Give Up

7
2,973 1,988
Bobby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
XveeNeko added Bobby

8
4,315 1,364
J-Hope is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
mayragrcl added

9
1,922 1,772
Tablo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
loveIined added AnyBand

10
2,476 908
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
2,507 1,896
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
1,979 1,214
Mino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Kerly Guano added

13
2,749 1,130
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
1,308 1,504
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

15
1,280 1,011
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Mariana De Lia added Spark the Sound, Volume 1

16
993 1,516
Dok2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Ellie Mitchell added Take A Deeper Look, Thunderground Mixtape, Volume 2

17
1,216 1,394
Tiger JK is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

18
853 1,386
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
1,137 776
Chanyeol is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time

20
753 1,262
Beenzino is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added Up All Night, 24:26

21
900 1,265
Gray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added Gray

22
946 1,134
Loco is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
ksquared added

23
783 1,182
Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added Rock and Roll Women

24
546 1,183
The Quiett is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Bianca de Jesus added Q Train, 246, Quiet Storm: A Night Record

25
998 897
Hyuna is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Asian Rappers of All Time
Melissa Hzrt added Bubble Pop!, Bubble Pop, A Bitter Day [single]