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The Best Jamaican Rappers 

Ranker Hip Hop
Updated October 13, 2018 9k votes 1.2k voters 53.3k views 51 items

List Rules Only famous hip hop artists from Jamaica

The Jamaican scene has its roots in New York in the late 1970s. As a matter of fact, a large number of rappers who have made an impact on the scene (and feature on our list) are New Yorkers of Jamaican descent.

Biggie Smalls and Busta Rhymes are obvious choices, but there are quite a few lesser known rappers that if you don’t already know about, you probably should. Who's your favorite Jamaican rapper? Be sure to vote for the best Jamaican rappers and watch them rise to the top. And if there’s anyone missing or anyone in the scene you’d love the masses to know about, please add them to the list!

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The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Joey Bada$$ is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Slick Rick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Sean Paul is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Shaggy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Heavy D is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Canibus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Giggs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Damian Marley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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will.i.am is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Kano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Smif-n-Wessun is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Sean Kingston is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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KRS-One is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Bushwick Bill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Swizz Beatz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Chipmunk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Bobby Shmurda is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Wretch 32 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Buju Banton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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Gunplay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers