Rappers The Greatest French Rappers of All Time  

Ranker Hip Hop
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List Rules Only famous hip hop artists who rap in French

French hip hop first came into existence in that late ‘70s, around the same time as the genre was gaining steam in the United States.

The scene was dominated and heavily influenced by American acts from the beginning, but quickly gained traction of its own. France is the world's second-largest hip-hop market, and the genre was given a big boost in the early 2000s by the French ministry of culture, which insisted that French-language stations play a minimum of 40 percent French-language music during transmission.

In our research, we were surprised to see the sheer amount of French rap acts. We picked our favorites, but undoubtedly missed some others that were pretty important to genre and, well, we need your help. Who do you feel was important, vital, and the very best that French hip hop has to offer? Add to the list below or vote on those already included!

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Damso is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
lex-appeal added Damso Batterie faible -

Paris c'est loin | Amnésie | Périscope | BruxellesVie | Débrouillard

2
390 267
Booba is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Mauvais œil, Panthéon, Ouest Side

3
321 226
Nekfeu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
kai proctor added Nekfeu

4
145 94
MHD is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
JohnPololo! added MHD

Le prince de l'Afro Trap. Chanson les plus populaires : Champions League, Kakala Bomayé, A Kele Nta, Bravo, Maman J'ai Mal, Never, etc..

5
268 229
LaCrim' is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Né Pour Mourir

6
211 188
Orelsan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Le Chant des sirènes, Perdu d'avance, Je rêve en enfer

7
212 191
Kaaris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Or Noir, Or Noir, Part 2

8
169 149
Maître Gims is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Subliminal, Subliminal La Face Cachée

9
155 137
MC Solaar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Qui Sème le Vent Récolte le Tempo, Listen, Cinquième as

10
207 198
Ranker Video
Quentin Grabias added SCH

11
164 162
Kery James is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Savoir & vivre ensemble, Ma Vérité, Si C'était à Refaire

12
149 154
Youssoupha is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Clashes, À chaque frère, Éternel Recommencement

13
125 128
Akhenaton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Soldats de fortune, Double Chill Burger, Méteque et mat

14
64 58
Oxmo Puccino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
lex-appeal added L'Amour Est Mort, Opéra Puccino, Le Cactus de Sibérie -

365 Jours | La danse couchée | Artiste

15
121 134
Lino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Lino Lino, Inclinator, Troubleshooting

16
33 24
vald is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
JulienCROS(VladimirskoPoutinof) added vald

17
19 7
Niska is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
leonguy777 added Niska

18
91 108
Keny Arkana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Entre ciment et belle étoile, L'esquisse, Tout Tourne Autour du Soleil

19
81 97
Rim'K is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Rim'K Intact, L'enfant du pays, Maghreb United

20
97 119
Niro is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
lex-appeal added Niro Rééducation -

VivaStreet | #BaWéMonAmi | Merco Benz

21
127 163
Rohff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Rohff La Vie Avant La Mort, Le Code De L'Honneur, La Fierté des Nôtres

22
92 116
Médine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Médine 11 septembre, Protest Song, Table d'écoute

23
106 136
La Fouine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Bourré Au Son, 78 Planète Trappes, Mes repères

24
98 125
Gradur is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
DOES added Gradur

25
60 74
Shurik'n is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
kai proctor added Shurik'n Où je vis, La Garde, Tous m'appellent Shu

26
72 93
Kool Shen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
L'avenir est a nous, Dernier round, Dans tes rêves

27
93 123
Soprano is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Quand la musique est bonne, Live au Dôme de Marseille, Psychanalyse avant l'album

28
7 2
Suprême NTM is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
leonguy777 added Le Clash Round 2, Paris sous les bombes, NTM Live

29
82 109
Alonzo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Alonzo L'Apéro

30
74 98
Sefyu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Sefyu La Légende, Molotov 4, Suis-je le gardien de mon frère ?

31
8 4
Sofiane is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
leonguy777 added Sofiane Comme je suis

32
21 23
Moha La Squale is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
1518126456460 added Moha La Squale

33
71 95
Sadek is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
DOES added Sadek

34
59 79
Disiz la Peste is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Disiz la Peste Jeu de société, Les histoires extraordinaires d'un jeune de banlieue, Le Poisson Rouge

35
71 97
Diam’s is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Diam’s

36
6 3
Kalash Criminel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
leonguy777 added Kalash Criminel

37
8 6
Bigflo & Oli is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Vitor Amilcar Ferreira de Lima added Bigflo & Oli

38
42 56
Tunisiano is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
kai proctor added Tunisiano

39
49 69
Doc Gynéco is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Liaisons Dangereuses, Première consultation, Menu Best Of

40
56 80
Mac Tyer is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
DOES added Banger 2, Le Général (disc 2)

41
62 89
Joeystarr is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Joeystarr

42
33 46
Lefa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
kai proctor added Lefa

43
33 47
Georgio is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
lex-appeal added Georgio Bleu noir -

Héros | A l'abri | Saleté de rap

44
3 2
Columbine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
leonguy777 added Columbine

45
52 76
Sinik is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
La main sur le coeur, 4ème album, La Plume et le Poignard

46
41 63
Ranker Video
Quentin Grabias added Hayce Lemsi Electron libre

47
7 11
Alkpote is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Thomas Miguel added Alkpote Inferno, Sadisme et perversion, L’Empereur contre-attaque

48
3 5
Koba La D is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
leonguy777 added Koba La D

49
72 112
Black M is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Les yeux plus gros que le monde, Le Pact, Ailleurs

50
7 14
Hugo TSR Crew is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
JulienCROS(VladimirskoPoutinof) added Hugo TSR Crew La Nuit des Balançoires, Flaque de samples, La Bombe H