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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889 253
Drake is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Drake Thank me Later, Take Care, Nothing was the same

2
739 215
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1525763257702 added Kresnt The Lunar Phase - IG: @TheLunarCycle

3
558 142
Merkules is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Brendan Cilia added Merkules

4
608 194
Classified is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Classified Boy-Cott-In the Industry, Hitch Hikin' Music, Unpredictable

5
502 138
Saukrates is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Saukrates Brick House, The Underground Tapes, Season One

6
522 147
Swollen Members is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Swollen Members Balance, Black Magic, Monsters in the Closet

7
515 145
K-os is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
K-os Exit, Black on Blonde, Joyful Rebellion

8
492 135
Rascalz is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Rascalz Cash Crop, Global Warning, Reloaded

9
515 145
Shad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Shad Energy

10
520 155
Moka Only is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Moka Only The Station Agent, Crickets, The Desired Effect

11
454 113
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
520 153
Snak the Ripper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Brendan Cilia added Snak the Ripper Sex Machine, White Dynamite

13
466 133
Rich Kidd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Rich Kidd In My Opinion, The Closers

14
519 152
Madchild is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Brendan Cilia added Madchild

15
464 132
Choclair is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Choclair Ice Cold, Memoirs of Blake Savage, Flagrant

16
479 140
Bless is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Bless Platinumberg: The Movement, The Book of Bless

17
476 148
Maestro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Maestro The Black Tie Affair, Symphony in Effect, Naaah

18
420 119
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
537 164
Tory Lanez is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Tory Lanez

20
455 138
Joey Stylez is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Joey Stylez The Black Star

21
436 129
Kamau is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers

22
424 126
Michie Mee is listed (or ranked) 22 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

23
428 128
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
420 127
Dream Warriors is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Dream Warriors And Now the Legacy Begins, Subliminal Simulation, The Master Plan

25
480 157
Kardinal Offishall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Kardinal Offishall Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1, Husslin'

26
450 155
K'naan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
K'naan Qi Kai De Sheng (Wavin' Flag Celebration Mix), Troubadour, The Dusty Foot Philosopher

27
435 139
Prevail is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Prevail spasefase, baseball bat & nails

28
383 126
Sixtoo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Sixtoo Antagonist Survival Kit, Duration, The Psyche Continuum

29
443 157
Belly is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Belly The Revolution, Hot Girl

30
388 130
Abdominal is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Abdominal 3 Feet Deep, Escape From the Pigeon Hole, Flowtation Device

31
436 156
SonReal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
SonReal The Stroll, Everywhere We Go, The Closers

32
385 131
More Or Les is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
More Or Les The Les-Kils EP

33
377 131
Mcenroe is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Mcenroe Billy's Vision, Steak Dinner Breaks, 5 Years in the Factory

34
397 134
Prada West is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Prada West Down as Ground, Dog Treats

35
406 141
Kyprios is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Kyprios Say Somethin, the midnight sun, Lap dog

36
396 150
JD Era is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
JD Era No Handouts

37
170 25
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1519704292721 added Night lovell Concept Vague, Red Teenage Melody

38
382 144
Buck 65 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Buck 65 Situation (instrumental), Synesthesia, This Right Here Is Buck 65

39
368 141
Reema Major is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers

40
367 132
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
368 143
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
366 142
Ghettosocks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Ghettosocks Get Some Friends, Treat of the Day, For You Pretty Things

43
361 144
D.O. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers

44
151 24
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1519704292721 added Doom Squad LSD, Prosper project, Countdown to Doomsday 

45
153 25
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1519704292721 added Eazy Mac Music for the Visually impared

46
399 180
Checkmate is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Checkmate R.A.W.

47
151 27
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1519704292721 added Junk Stupid and Ugly, (NWD) Stay Sharp 1 to 3

48
145 29
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1519704292721 added Robbie G Inner Outer Space, Ripple Effect, Reality CD

49
333 149
Def3 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Def3 WildLif3, Drumbo

50
289 133
J-ROC & Tyrone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Jay Clayton added J-ROC & Tyrone Trailer Park Boys Own Jay Roc & Tyrone