hip-hop 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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Booba is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Booba Mauvais œil, Panthéon, Ouest Side

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93 67
Nekfeu is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
kai proctor added Nekfeu

3
105 82
Kery James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Kery James Savoir & vivre ensemble, Ma Vérité, Si C'était à Refaire

4
134 113
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Quentin Grabias added SCH

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151 132
LaCrim' is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
LaCrim' Né Pour Mourir

6
97 84
Youssoupha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Youssoupha Clashes, À chaque frère, Éternel Recommencement

7
109 97
Orelsan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Orelsan Le Chant des sirènes, Perdu d'avance, Je rêve en enfer

8
83 71
Lino is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Lino Lino, Inclinator, Troubleshooting

9
71 59
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
78 67
Akhenaton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Akhenaton Soldats de fortune, Double Chill Burger, Méteque et mat

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114 109
Kaaris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Kaaris Or Noir, Or Noir^! Part 2, Binks

12
58 53
Keny Arkana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Keny Arkana Entre ciment et belle étoile, L'esquisse, Tout Tourne Autour du Soleil

13
33 25
Shurik'n is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
kai proctor added Shurik'n Où je vis, La Garde, Tous m'appellent Shu

14
52 48
Kool Shen is listed (or ranked) 14 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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24 17
Damso is listed (or ranked) 15 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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60 60
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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67 70
Niro is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
lex-appeal added Niro Rééducation - VivaStreet | #BaWéMonAmi | Merco Benz

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18 12
Oxmo Puccino is listed (or ranked) 18 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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98 110
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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65 73
Gradur is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
DOES added Gradur

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43 47
Mac Tyer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
DOES added Mac Tyer Banger 2, Le Général (disc 2)

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26 27
Tunisiano is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
kai proctor added Tunisiano

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56 65
Sefyu is listed (or ranked) 23 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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44 51
Joeystarr is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Joeystarr

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62 74
Soprano is listed (or ranked) 25 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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47 55
Rim'K is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Rim'K Intact, L'enfant du pays, Maghreb United

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13 13
Georgio is listed (or ranked) 27 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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42 51
Disiz la Peste is listed (or ranked) 28 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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48 60
Diam’s is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Diam’s

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57 73
Alonzo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Alonzo L'Apéro

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41 52
Sinik is listed (or ranked) 31 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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35 44
Doc Gynéco is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Doc Gynéco Liaisons Dangereuses, Première consultation, Menu Best Of

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29 36
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Quentin Grabias added Hayce Lemsi Electron libre

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45 58
Sadek is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
DOES added Sadek

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1 0
MHD is listed (or ranked) 35 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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60 85
La Fouine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
La Fouine Bourré Au Son, 78 Planète Trappes, Mes repères

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29 42
Stomy Bugsy is listed (or ranked) 37 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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26 38
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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37 54
Mister You is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Mister You Music Business, Dans ma grotte

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50 73
Maître Gims is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Maître Gims Subliminal, Subliminal La Face Cachée

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20 32
Abd al Malik is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Abd al Malik Le face à face des coeurs, Gibraltar

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28 47
Dry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Dry

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9 22
Kayna Samet is listed (or ranked) 43 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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12 27
Joke is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
kai proctor added Joke Kyoto, Triumph, Tokyo

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2 10
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Foggy added Shay Jolie Garce

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11 27
Lefa is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
kai proctor added Lefa

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16 38
Zoxea is listed (or ranked) 47 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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36 74
Black M is listed (or ranked) 48 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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9 30
Tiers Monde is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
mehdi-hb added Tiers Monde Black to the Future, Toby or Not Toby

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18 46
Brasco is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest French Rappers of All Time
Brasco Vagabond