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The Best Canadian Rappers

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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  • Drake
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    Thank me Later, Take Care, Nothing was the same
    • Nav
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    • Merkules
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      Killy

    • Stomp Down Killaz
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      Stomp Down Killaz

      SDK

        Stomp Down Killaz is a Collective of Canadian Rappers 

      • Jazz Cartier
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        Fleurever, Hotel Paranoia, Marauding in Paradise
        • Snak the Ripper
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          Sex Machine, White Dynamite
          • LiL Windex
            8
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            LiL Windex

            Cleanin up 

          • Belly
            9
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            The Revolution, Hot Girl
            • Roy Woods
              10
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              Roy Woods

              Say Less
              • Kardinal Offishall
                11
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                Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1, Husslin'
                • Junk
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                  Junk

                  Stupid and Ugly, (NWD) Stay Sharp 1 to 3
                  • Night lovell
                    13
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                    Night lovell

                    Concept Vague, Red Teenage Melody
                    • Doom Squad
                      14
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                      LSD, Prosper project, Countdown to Doomsday 

                    • Classified
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                      Boy-Cott-In the Industry, Hitch Hikin' Music, Unpredictable
                      • Caspian
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                        Caspian

                        Felix Slang

                          Created SDK 

                        • Eazy Mac
                          17
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                          Eazy Mac

                          Music for the Visually impared
                          • Get Loose Crew
                            18
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                            Get Loose Crew

                            Get Loose Crew
                            • K-os
                              19
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                              Exit, Black on Blonde, Joyful Rebellion
                              • K'naan
                                20
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                                Qi Kai De Sheng (Wavin' Flag Celebration Mix), Troubadour, The Dusty Foot Philosopher
                                • Swollen Members
                                  21
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                                  Balance, Black Magic, Monsters in the Closet
                                  • Rich Kidd
                                    22
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                                    In My Opinion, The Closers
                                    • Maestro
                                      23
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                                      The Black Tie Affair, Symphony in Effect, Naaah
                                      • 24
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                                        dax

                                      • MC Shadow
                                        25
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                                        MC Shadow

                                        Get Loose Crew, Rap Vigilante, Wannabe