bands/musicians 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
424 93
Drake is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Drake Thank me Later, Take Care, Nothing was the same

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2
342 85
Classified is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Classified Boy-Cott-In the Industry, Hitch Hikin' Music, Unpredictable

3
317 72
Moka Only is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Moka Only The Station Agent, Crickets, The Desired Effect

4
322 71
Merkules is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Brendan Cilia added Merkules

5
303 81
Maestro is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Maestro The Black Tie Affair, Symphony in Effect, Naaah^! Dis Kid Can't Be from Canada?!!

6
304 70
Shad is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Shad Energy

7
308 72
Saukrates is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Saukrates Brick House, The Underground Tapes, Season One

8
306 73
K-os is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
K-os Exit, Black on Blonde, Joyful Rebellion

9
300 74
Rascalz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Rascalz Cash Crop, Global Warning, Reloaded

10
315 83
Bless is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Bless Platinumberg: The Movement, The Book of Bless

11
303 78
Joey Stylez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Joey Stylez The Black Star

12
304 80
Swollen Members is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Swollen Members Balance, Black Magic, Monsters in the Closet

13
269 58
Sweatshop Union is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Jay Clayton added Sweatshop Union Natural Progression, United We Fall, Water Street

14
270 65
Kyprios is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Jay Clayton added Kyprios This Is My Hit, Say Something - Former Member of Sweatshop Union 

15
274 67
Prevail is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Jay Clayton added Prevail Member of Alpha Omega And Swollen Members

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16
294 83
Madchild is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Brendan Cilia added Madchild

17
294 83
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
303 87
Kardinal Offishall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Kardinal Offishall Quest for Fire: Firestarter, Vol. 1, Husslin'

19
283 85
Choclair is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Choclair Ice Cold, Memoirs of Blake Savage, Flagrant

20
268 77
Michie Mee is listed (or ranked) 20 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

21
290 91
Snak the Ripper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Brendan Cilia added Snak the Ripper Sex Machine, White Dynamite

22
269 80
JD Era is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
JD Era No Handouts

23
259 75
Cadence Weapon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Cadence Weapon Afterparty Babies, Cadence Weapon Is the Black Hand, Breaking Kayfabe

24
275 91
Rich Kidd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Rich Kidd In My Opinion, The Closers

25
278 91
SonReal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
SonReal The Stroll, Everywhere We Go, The Closers

26
264 69
Evil Ebenezer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Jay Clayton added Evil Ebenezer Member of SDK = Stomp Down Killaz And ZZBRA

27
255 85
Kamau is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers

28
245 83
Abdominal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Abdominal 3 Feet Deep, Escape From the Pigeon Hole, Flowtation Device

29
241 85
D-Sisive is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
D-Sisive Jonestown 2: Jimmy Go Bye Bye, The Book, Let the Children Die

The Dopest Rappers of the '90s The Clichés And Stereotypes About Millennials That Annoy Them The Most

30
239 81
Prada West is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Jay Clayton added Prada West Down as Ground, Dog Treats - Member of SDK = Stomp Down Killaz 

31
240 95
D.O. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers

32
269 101
Tory Lanez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Tory Lanez

33
232 89
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
241 97
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
248 99
Belly is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Belly The Revolution, Hot Girl

36
230 91
Sixtoo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Sixtoo Antagonist Survival Kit, Duration, The Psyche Continuum

37
237 99
Reema Major is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers

38
240 103
P. Reign is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
P. Reign Dear America

39
222 94
More Or Les is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
More Or Les The Les-Kils EP

40
235 97
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
236 108
Buck 65 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Buck 65 Situation (instrumental), Synesthesia, This Right Here Is Buck 65

42
233 107
Eternia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Eternia It's Called Life, At Last EP, Tales of Power

43
228 105
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

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44
206 99
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
115 26
Neph is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Jay Clayton added Neph Member of Alpha Omega

46
198 103
J-ROC & Tyrone is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Jay Clayton added J-ROC & Tyrone Trailer Park Boys Own Jay Roc & Tyrone 

47
229 112
Caspian is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Jay Clayton added Caspian Member of SDK = Stomp Down Killaz

48
231 158
Checkmate is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Checkmate R.A.W.

49
203 129
Baba Brinkman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Canadian Rappers
Baba Brinkman Swordplay, The Infomatic EP, Rapconteur

50
238 153
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