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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767 205
Drake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Drake Thank me Later, Take Care, Nothing was the same

3
473 134
Moka Only is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Moka Only The Station Agent, Crickets, The Desired Effect

4
475 118
Merkules is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Brendan Cilia added Merkules

5
540 171
Classified is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Classified Boy-Cott-In the Industry, Hitch Hikin' Music, Unpredictable

6
448 120
Saukrates is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Saukrates Brick House, The Underground Tapes, Season One

7
466 129
Shad is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Shad Energy

8
462 128
K-os is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
K-os Exit, Black on Blonde, Joyful Rebellion

9
467 130
Swollen Members is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Swollen Members Balance, Black Magic, Monsters in the Closet

10
443 120
Rascalz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Rascalz Cash Crop, Global Warning, Reloaded

11
410 97
Sweatshop Union is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Jay Clayton added Sweatshop Union Natural Progression, United We Fall, Water Street

12
440 124
Bless is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Bless Platinumberg: The Movement, The Book of Bless

13
459 133
Madchild is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Brendan Cilia added Madchild

14
462 135
Snak the Ripper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Brendan Cilia added Snak the Ripper Sex Machine, White Dynamite

The Greatest White Rappers of All Time

15
420 121
Rich Kidd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Rich Kidd In My Opinion, The Closers

16
424 119
Choclair is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Choclair Ice Cold, Memoirs of Blake Savage, Flagrant

17
435 135
Maestro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Maestro The Black Tie Affair, Symphony in Effect, Naaah

18
385 108
Cadence Weapon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Cadence Weapon Afterparty Babies, Cadence Weapon Is the Black Hand, Breaking Kayfabe

19
419 126
Joey Stylez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Joey Stylez The Black Star

20
396 118
Kamau is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers

21
387 114
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

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22
385 116
Dream Warriors is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Dream Warriors And Now the Legacy Begins, Subliminal Simulation, The Master Plan

23
387 117
D-Sisive is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
D-Sisive Jonestown 2: Jimmy Go Bye Bye, The Book, Let the Children Die

24
432 146
Kardinal Offishall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Kardinal Offishall Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1, Husslin'

25
395 129
Prevail is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Prevail spasefase, baseball bat & nails

26
453 160
Tory Lanez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Tory Lanez

27
351 118
Sixtoo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Sixtoo Antagonist Survival Kit, Duration, The Psyche Continuum

28
354 121
More Or Les is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
More Or Les The Les-Kils EP

The Greatest Rappers of All Time

29
357 123
Abdominal is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Abdominal 3 Feet Deep, Escape From the Pigeon Hole, Flowtation Device

30
402 148
K'naan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
K'naan Qi Kai De Sheng (Wavin' Flag Celebration Mix), Troubadour, The Dusty Foot Philosopher

31
396 148
SonReal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
SonReal The Stroll, Everywhere We Go, The Closers

32
346 122
Mcenroe is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Mcenroe Billy's Vision, Steak Dinner Breaks, 5 Years in the Factory

33
394 149
Belly is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Belly The Revolution, Hot Girl

34
375 132
Kyprios is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Kyprios Say Somethin, the midnight sun, Lap dog

35
362 125
Prada West is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Prada West Down as Ground, Dog Treats

Songs That Were Total Ripoffs

36
368 141
JD Era is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
JD Era No Handouts

37
357 137
Buck 65 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Buck 65 Situation (instrumental), Synesthesia, This Right Here Is Buck 65

38
346 135
Eternia is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Eternia It's Called Life, At Last EP, Tales of Power

39
344 134
Reema Major is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers

40
345 135
Ghettosocks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Ghettosocks Get Some Friends, Treat of the Day, For You Pretty Things

41
344 126
Adam Bomb is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Adam Bomb Grave New World, Get Animal 2, Rock Like Fuck

42
339 138
D.O. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers

The Worst Rappers of All Time

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130 18
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127 17
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375 175
Checkmate is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Checkmate R.A.W.

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131 22
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1519704292721 added Jazz Cartier Marauding in Paradise, Hotel Paranoia, Feurever

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125 20
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49
310 142
Def3 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Def3 WildLif3, Drumbo

50
112 18
Roy Woods is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
AngeloReyesmejia added Roy Woods Say Less