rap The Greatest French Rappers of All Time  

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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
237 148
Nekfeu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
kai proctor added Nekfeu

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72 29
MHD is listed (or ranked) 3 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..

4
269 202
Booba is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Booba Mauvais œil, Panthéon, Ouest Side

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209 178
LaCrim' is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
LaCrim' Né Pour Mourir

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165 135
Orelsan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Orelsan Le Chant des sirènes, Perdu d'avance, Je rêve en enfer

7
156 141
Kaaris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Kaaris Or Noir, Or Noir, Part 2

8
169 155
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Quentin Grabias added SCH

9
108 93
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

10
135 123
Kery James is listed (or ranked) 10 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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123 118
Youssoupha is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Youssoupha Clashes, À chaque frère, Éternel Recommencement

12
103 96
Akhenaton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Akhenaton Soldats de fortune, Double Chill Burger, Méteque et mat

13
104 98
Maître Gims is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Maître Gims Subliminal, Subliminal La Face Cachée

14
104 102
Lino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Lino Lino, Inclinator, Troubleshooting

Famous People with the Same Real Name

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39 34
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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79 85
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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81 92
Soprano is listed (or ranked) 17 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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72 81
Keny Arkana is listed (or ranked) 18 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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79 91
Niro is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
lex-appeal added Niro Rééducation - VivaStreet | #BaWéMonAmi | Merco Benz

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61 68
Rim'K is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Rim'K Intact, L'enfant du pays, Maghreb United

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111 133
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

The Greatest White Rappers of All Time

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47 51
Shurik'n is listed (or ranked) 22 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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60 69
Kool Shen is listed (or ranked) 23 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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62 74
Diam’s is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Diam’s

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81 100
Gradur is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
DOES added Gradur

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65 79
Sefyu is listed (or ranked) 26 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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82 102
La Fouine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
La Fouine Bourré Au Son, 78 Planète Trappes, Mes repères

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28 30
Georgio is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
lex-appeal added Georgio Bleu noir - Héros | A l'abri | Saleté de rap

The Best Underground Rappers

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70 87
Alonzo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Alonzo L'Apéro

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57 72
Sadek is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
DOES added Sadek

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35 42
Tunisiano is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
kai proctor added Tunisiano

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38 48
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Quentin Grabias added Hayce Lemsi Electron libre

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48 62
Sinik is listed (or ranked) 33 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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6 4
vald is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
JulienCROS(VladimirskoPoutinof) added vald

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50 66
Mac Tyer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
DOES added Mac Tyer Banger 2, Le Général (disc 2)

The Hottest Women Currently In Prison

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42 56
Doc Gynéco is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Doc Gynéco Liaisons Dangereuses, Première consultation, Menu Best Of

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51 69
Joeystarr is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Joeystarr

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46 63
Disiz la Peste is listed (or ranked) 38 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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6 8
Moha La Squale is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
1518126456460 added Moha La Squale

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31 47
Passi is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Passi Les Tentations, Évolution, Genèse

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Hugo TSR Crew is listed (or ranked) 41 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

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3 6
Ash kidd is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
1518126456460 added Ash kidd

Whatever Happened To Joel And Benji Madden, The Twin Brothers Of Good Charlotte?

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26 41
Abd al Malik is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Abd al Malik Le face à face des coeurs, Gibraltar

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41 65
Mister You is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Mister You Music Business, Dans ma grotte

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31 50
Stomy Bugsy is listed (or ranked) 45 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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20 34
Lefa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
kai proctor added Lefa

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32 54
Dry is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Dry

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16 34
Joke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
kai proctor added Joke Kyoto, Triumph, Tokyo

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50 89
Black M is listed (or ranked) 49 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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Foggy added Shay Jolie Garce