hip hop artists The Best Jamaican Rappers  

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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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219 48
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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171 42
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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155 36
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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KRS-One is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Jay Clayton added KRS-One Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop - Boom Bap, East Coast Hip Hop 

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120 45
Canibus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Canibus Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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114 48
Kano is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Kano Hip hop music, British hip hop, Contemporary R&B

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116 50
Giggs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Giggs Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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122 58
Heavy D is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Heavy D Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, New jack swing

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109 51
Smif-n-Wessun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Smif-n-Wessun Hip hop music

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99 52
Will.i.am is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Will.i.am Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

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111 62
Shaggy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Shaggy Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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118 69
Sean Paul is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Sean Paul Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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77 42
Bushwick Bill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Bushwick Bill Hip hop music, Christian hip hop

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83 47
Swizz Beatz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Swizz Beatz Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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80 47
Chipmunk is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Chipmunk Hip hop music, Pop music, Rap music

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108 73
Damian Marley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Damian Marley Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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87 57
Sean Kingston is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Sean Kingston Hip hop music, Pop music, Reggae

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60 35
Gunplay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Gunplay Hip hop music

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Boot Camp Clik is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Jay Clayton added Boot Camp Clik Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop - Boom Bap

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58 36
Wretch 32 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Wretch 32 British hip hop, Grindie, Grime

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42 30
Assassin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Assassin

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18 12
Buju Banton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Buju Banton Dancehall, Reggae, Roots reggae

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42 36
Kabaka Pyramid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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47 43
Bobby Shmurda is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
VBlockDutch added Bobby Shmurda Hip hop music

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37 33
Ghetto is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Ghetto Grime

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36 32
Christopher Reid is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Christopher Reid Hip hop music

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36 32
Luther Campbell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Luther Campbell Hip hop music, Miami bass, Southern hip hop

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16 12
Shabba Ranks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Shabba Ranks Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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37 34
Grand Puba is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Grand Puba Hip hop music

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38 36
A-Plus is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
A-Plus Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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57 57
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Ayham Bassam Massrieh added Bob Marley Reggae

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36 35
Cham is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Cham Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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34 33
Spot is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Spot Hip hop music, Rap music

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15 13
Beenie Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Beenie Man Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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33 32
Taco Bennett is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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32 31
Sandra Denton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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31 30
Vicious is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Vicious

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12 11
Super Cat is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Super Cat Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

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11 10
Patra is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Patra Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

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32 33
Chubb Rock is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Chubb Rock East Coast hip hop

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38 40
Wi-z Grey is listed (or ranked) 42 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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31 33
Akhenaton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Akhenaton French hip hop

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Tyga is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Tyga Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rap