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
    Thank me Later, Take Care, Nothing was the same
    2,306 votes
      Aubrey Drake Graham, who records under the mononym Drake, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. He was born in Toronto, Ontario. He first garnered recognition for his role as Jimmy Brooks on ...more
    • Nav
      612 votes
      Navraj Singh Goraya (born November 3, 1989), better known by his stage name Nav (stylized as NAV or ΠΔV), is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer of Indian Punjabi descent. He is ...more
    • Merkules
      1,440 votes
      Merkules (born September 27, 1992) is a Canadian rap artist who was born in Surrey, British Columbia. 2017 Western Canadian Music Award nominated rapper Merkules’ music videos have over 15,000,000 ...more
    • Stomp Down Killaz

      Stomp Down Killaz

      330 votes

        Stomp Down Killaz is a Collective of Canadian Rappers 

      • Killy


        362 votes
      • Jazz Cartier
        Fleurever, Hotel Paranoia, Marauding in Paradise
        195 votes
          Jaye Adams (born March 19, 1993), better known by his stage name Jazz Cartier, is a Canadian hip hop recording artist from Toronto. He is best known for his mixtapes, Marauding in Paradise and Hotel ...more