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The Best Rappers From Harlem

Updated January 31, 2021 4.2k votes 611 voters 16.9k views37 items

List RulesOnly rappers born or raised in Harlem, New York.

From new artists to some of the greatest hip hop artists of all time, here are the best rappers from Harlem. Including both solo artists, like Tupac and Sean Combs, and hip hop groups, like ASAP Mob and The Diplomats, this list of the most popular Harlem rappers features rap artists who were born or raised in the Manhattan neighborhood. Known for their style of East Coast hip hop, other famous Harlem rappers include Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, and Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock. Who are the top Harlem rappers of all-time?

Vote up the best hip hop artists from Harlem, and add any other Harlem rappers if they're missing from this list. 

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