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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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Nekfeu is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
kai proctor added Nekfeu

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215 164
Booba is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Booba Mauvais œil, Panthéon, Ouest Side

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Damso is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
lex-appeal added Damso Batterie faible - Paris c'est loin | Amnésie | Périscope | BruxellesVie | Débrouillard

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131 106
Orelsan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Orelsan Le Chant des sirènes, Perdu d'avance, Je rêve en enfer

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172 146
LaCrim' is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
LaCrim' Né Pour Mourir

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Kery James is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Kery James Savoir & vivre ensemble, Ma Vérité, Si C'était à Refaire

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147 127
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Quentin Grabias added SCH

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112 93
Youssoupha is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Youssoupha Clashes, À chaque frère, Éternel Recommencement

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82 66
MC Solaar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
MC Solaar Qui Sème le Vent Récolte le Tempo, Listen, Cinquième as

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94 79
Lino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Lino Lino, Inclinator, Troubleshooting

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84 74
Akhenaton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Akhenaton Soldats de fortune, Double Chill Burger, Méteque et mat

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126 121
Kaaris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Kaaris Or Noir, Or Noir, Part 2

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MHD is listed (or ranked) 13 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..

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Shurik'n is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
kai proctor added Shurik'n Où je vis, La Garde, Tous m'appellent Shu

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26 15
Oxmo Puccino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
lex-appeal added Oxmo Puccino L'Amour Est Mort, Opéra Puccino, Le Cactus de Sibérie - 365 Jours | La danse couchée | Artiste

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Médine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Médine 11 septembre, Protest Song, Table d'écoute

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65 61
Keny Arkana is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Keny Arkana Entre ciment et belle étoile, L'esquisse, Tout Tourne Autour du Soleil

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56 52
Kool Shen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Kool Shen L'avenir est a nous, Dernier round, Dans tes rêves

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105 115
Rohff is listed (or ranked) 19 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

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72 76
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

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Georgio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
lex-appeal added Georgio Bleu noir - Héros | A l'abri | Saleté de rap

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Mac Tyer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
DOES added Mac Tyer Banger 2, Le Général (disc 2)

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Tunisiano is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
kai proctor added Tunisiano

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61 69
Sefyu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Sefyu La Légende, Molotov 4, Suis-je le gardien de mon frère ?

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52 58
Rim'K is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Rim'K Intact, L'enfant du pays, Maghreb United

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69 81
Gradur is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
DOES added Gradur

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65 77
Soprano is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Soprano Quand la musique est bonne, Live au Dôme de Marseille, Psychanalyse avant l'album

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45 54
Sinik is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Sinik La main sur le coeur, 4ème album, La Plume et le Poignard

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52 64
Diam’s is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Diam’s

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Joeystarr is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Joeystarr

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La Fouine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
La Fouine Bourré Au Son, 78 Planète Trappes, Mes repères

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60 77
Maître Gims is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Maître Gims Subliminal, Subliminal La Face Cachée

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49 63
Sadek is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
DOES added Sadek

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43 55
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

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Doc Gynéco is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Doc Gynéco Liaisons Dangereuses, Première consultation, Menu Best Of

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31 39
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Quentin Grabias added Hayce Lemsi Electron libre

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59 77
Alonzo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Alonzo L'Apéro

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29 40
Passi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Passi Les Tentations, Évolution, Genèse

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23 33
Abd al Malik is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Abd al Malik Le face à face des coeurs, Gibraltar

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Stomy Bugsy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Stomy Bugsy Le calibre qu'il te faut, Quelques balles de plus pour... Le calibre qu'il te faut, Ganster d'amour Tour

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39 58
Mister You is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Mister You Music Business, Dans ma grotte

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30 49
Dry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Dry

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14 29
Lefa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
kai proctor added Lefa

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Foggy added Shay Jolie Garce

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Joke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
kai proctor added Joke Kyoto, Triumph, Tokyo

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Kayna Samet is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
kai proctor added Kayna Samet Entre Deux Je, Deep Voice, Thug Wife

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Black M is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Black M Les yeux plus gros que le monde, Le Pact, Ailleurs

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17 40
Zoxea is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Zoxea A Mon tour d'briller, Dans la lumiére, IV My People

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Brasco is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Brasco Vagabond

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Fababy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Fababy