hip-hop The Best Canadian Rappers  

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This list of great Canadian rappers is longer than you might think. While initially, the pool of popular rappers from Canada may seem small, there are many talented Canadian hip hop artists. Some Canadian rappers, like Drake, are well known for their nationality, while some people on this list are more surprising.
 

Unlike other scenes around the world, rap was slow to start in Canada and even slower to gain worldwide recognition. That is, until 1998. The single ”Northern Touch" by Rascalz in collaboration with Checkmate, Kardinal Offishall, Thrust and Choclair was released to worldwide acclaim and Canadian hip hop was finally on the map.  
 

Who is your favorite Canadian rapper? Check out the list below, vote and add anyone that you think should be considered one the best Canadian rappers.

 

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1
459 128
Drake is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Drake Thank me Later, Take Care, Nothing was the same

The Greatest White Rappers of All Time The Best Living Irish Actors

2
362 102
Classified is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Classified Boy-Cott-In the Industry, Hitch Hikin' Music, Unpredictable

3
331 81
Moka Only is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Moka Only The Station Agent, Crickets, The Desired Effect

4
317 79
Saukrates is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Saukrates Brick House, The Underground Tapes, Season One

5
319 83
K-os is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
K-os Exit, Black on Blonde, Joyful Rebellion

6
315 83
Shad is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Shad Energy

7
308 83
Rascalz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Rascalz Cash Crop, Global Warning, Reloaded

8
307 96
Maestro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Maestro The Black Tie Affair, Symphony in Effect, Naaah

9
320 92
Bless is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Bless Platinumberg: The Movement, The Book of Bless

10
318 91
Swollen Members is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Swollen Members Balance, Black Magic, Monsters in the Closet

11
345 81
Merkules is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Brendan Cilia added Merkules

12
276 68
Sweatshop Union is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Jay Clayton added Sweatshop Union Natural Progression, United We Fall, Water Street

13
305 91
Joey Stylez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Joey Stylez The Black Star

14
309 94
Madchild is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Brendan Cilia added Madchild

15
313 96
Kardinal Offishall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Kardinal Offishall Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1, Husslin'

The Greatest Rappers of All Time 15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

16
282 77
Prevail is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Jay Clayton added Prevail

17
301 93
K'naan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
K'naan Qi Kai De Sheng (Wavin' Flag Celebration Mix), Troubadour, The Dusty Foot Philosopher

18
275 75
Kyprios is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Jay Clayton added Kyprios This Is My Hit, Say Something

19
306 101
Snak the Ripper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Brendan Cilia added Snak the Ripper Sex Machine, White Dynamite

20
285 97
Rich Kidd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Rich Kidd In My Opinion, The Closers

21
275 85
Michie Mee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Michie Mee Jamaican Funk—Canadian Style, The First Cut Is the Deepest, Don't Wanna Be Your Slave

22
289 94
Choclair is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Choclair Ice Cold, Memoirs of Blake Savage, Flagrant

23
274 89
JD Era is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
JD Era No Handouts

24
265 84
Cadence Weapon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Cadence Weapon Afterparty Babies, Cadence Weapon Is the Black Hand, Breaking Kayfabe

25
285 104
SonReal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
SonReal The Stroll, Everywhere We Go, The Closers

26
270 80
Evil Ebenezer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Jay Clayton added Evil Ebenezer

27
298 110
Tory Lanez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Tory Lanez

28
259 95
Kamau is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers

29
247 95
Abdominal is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Abdominal 3 Feet Deep, Escape From the Pigeon Hole, Flowtation Device

The Worst Rappers of All Time The Worst Things To Wake Up To

30
245 90
Prada West is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Jay Clayton added Prada West Down as Ground, Dog Treats

31
245 96
D-Sisive is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
D-Sisive Jonestown 2: Jimmy Go Bye Bye, The Book, Let the Children Die

32
265 109
Belly is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Belly The Revolution, Hot Girl

33
242 105
D.O. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers

34
246 105
Dream Warriors is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Dream Warriors And Now the Legacy Begins, Subliminal Simulation, The Master Plan

35
234 100
Mcenroe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Mcenroe Billy's Vision, Steak Dinner Breaks, 5 Years in the Factory

36
233 101
Sixtoo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Sixtoo Antagonist Survival Kit, Duration, The Psyche Continuum

37
247 112
P. Reign is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
P. Reign Dear America

38
239 110
Reema Major is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers

39
226 103
More Or Les is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
More Or Les The Les-Kils EP

40
238 107
Adam Bomb is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Adam Bomb Grave New World, Get Animal 2, Rock Like Fuck

41
236 117
Eternia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Eternia It's Called Life, At Last EP, Tales of Power

42
240 119
Buck 65 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Buck 65 Situation (instrumental), Synesthesia, This Right Here Is Buck 65

43
231 115
Ghettosocks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Ghettosocks Get Some Friends, Treat of the Day, For You Pretty Things

The Greatest Rappers Who Are Already Dead The Best German Beers

44
210 109
Rob the Viking is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Rob the Viking Beats To Pillage and Conquer By

45
207 111
J-ROC & Tyrone is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Jay Clayton added J-ROC & Tyrone Trailer Park Boys Own Jay Roc & Tyrone 

46
116 37
Neph is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Jay Clayton added Neph

47
231 121
Caspian is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Jay Clayton added Caspian

48
237 164
Checkmate is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Checkmate R.A.W.

49
206 137
Baba Brinkman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Baba Brinkman Swordplay, The Infomatic EP, Rapconteur

50
247 156
Infinite P Aka I.Peezy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Kris Ryzak added Infinite P Aka I.Peezy