Rap The Best Jamaican Rappers  

Ranker Hip Hop
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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
The Notorious B.I.G. Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Busta Rhymes Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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Slick Rick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Slick Rick Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Jay Clayton added Joey Badass Hip hop music, Alternative Hip Hop, East Coast Hip Hop - Boom Bap, Jazz Rap, Political Hip Hop, Ragga  

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Canibus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Canibus Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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Giggs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Giggs Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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Heavy D is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Heavy D Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, New jack swing

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KRS-One is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
1519704292721 added KRS-One Hip hop music, Boom Bap, Alternative hip hop - Hardcore hip hop, Political hip hop, East Coast Hip Hop 

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50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Bobjoe Lee added 50 Cent Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

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Kano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Kano Hip hop music, British hip hop, Contemporary R&B

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Shaggy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Shaggy Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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Sean Paul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Sean Paul Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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Smif-n-Wessun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Smif-n-Wessun Hip hop music

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Will.i.am is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Will.i.am Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

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Bushwick Bill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Bushwick Bill Hip hop music, Christian hip hop

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Damian Marley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Damian Marley Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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Swizz Beatz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Swizz Beatz Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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Chipmunk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Chipmunk Hip hop music, Pop music, Rap music

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Sean Kingston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Sean Kingston Hip hop music, Pop music, Reggae

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Wretch 32 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Wretch 32 British hip hop, Grindie, Grime

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Buju Banton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Buju Banton Dancehall, Reggae, Roots reggae

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Gunplay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Gunplay Hip hop music

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Pro Era is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
1519704292721 added Pro Era Hip hop music, Boom Bap, East Coast hip hop

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Beenie Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Beenie Man Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
1519704292721 added XXXTentacion Trap music, Rap Rock, Nu Metal

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Assassin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Assassin

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Bobby Shmurda is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
VBlockDutch added Bobby Shmurda Hip hop music

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Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Ayham Bassam Massrieh added Bob Marley Reggae

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Kabaka Pyramid is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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Shabba Ranks is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Shabba Ranks Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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Super Cat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Super Cat Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

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Luther Campbell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Luther Campbell Hip hop music, Miami bass, Southern hip hop

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Sandra Denton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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Vybz Kartel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
1519704292721 added Vybz Kartel Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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Grand Puba is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Grand Puba Hip hop music

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Patra is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Patra Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

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Cham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Cham Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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Christopher Reid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Christopher Reid Hip hop music

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Ghetto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Ghetto Grime

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A-Plus is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
A-Plus Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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Taco Bennett is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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Spot is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Spot Hip hop music, Rap music

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Vicious is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Vicious

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Buckshot is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
1519704292721 added Buckshot Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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Akhenaton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Akhenaton French hip hop

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Chubb Rock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Chubb Rock East Coast hip hop

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Wi-z Grey is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Isaac Dowyaro added Wi-z Grey Rap, Hip hop - Youngest Official Rapper in Jamaica.

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Kool DJ Herc is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
1519704292721 added Kool DJ Herc Hip hop music, Ragga, Boom Bap

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Capital STEEZ is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
1519704292721 added Capital STEEZ Hip Hop music, Political hip hop, Boom Bap

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Safaree Samuels is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
1519704292721 added Safaree Samuels hip hop music, ragga,