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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340 56
The Notorious B.I.G. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

2
286 56
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

3
210 50
Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Jay Clayton added Hip hop music, Alternative Hip Hop, East Coast Hip Hop - Boom Bap, Jazz Rap, Political Hip Hop, Ragga  

4
225 57
Slick Rick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, East Coast hip hop

5
159 58
Canibus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

6
156 59
Giggs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Rhythm and blues

7
168 67
Heavy D is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, New jack swing

8
69 11
KRS-One is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Boom Bap, Alternative hip hop - Hardcore hip hop, Political hip hop, East Coast Hip Hop 

9
61 9
50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Bobjoe Lee added Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

10
148 62
Kano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, British hip hop, Contemporary R&B

11
159 74
Shaggy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

12
167 80
Sean Paul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

13
143 65
Smif-n-Wessun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music

14
140 65
Will.i.am is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

15
104 51
Bushwick Bill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Christian hip hop

16
111 60
Swizz Beatz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

17
142 84
Damian Marley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

18
104 57
Chipmunk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Pop music, Rap music

19
121 73
Sean Kingston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Pop music, Reggae

20
86 46
Wretch 32 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
British hip hop, Grindie, Grime

21
52 20
Buju Banton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Dancehall, Reggae, Roots reggae

22
83 47
Gunplay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music

23
54 26
Pro Era is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Boom Bap, East Coast hip hop

24
47 21
Beenie Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

25
31 8
XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
1519704292721 added Trap music, Rap Rock, Nu Metal

26
66 41
Assassin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Assassin

27
96 67
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Ayham Bassam Massrieh added Reggae

28
79 53
Bobby Shmurda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
VBlockDutch added Hip hop music

29
43 22
Shabba Ranks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

30
67 43
Kabaka Pyramid is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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37 18
Super Cat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

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20 4
Vybz Kartel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
1519704292721 added Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

33
60 40
Luther Campbell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Miami bass, Southern hip hop

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35 18
Patra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

35
57 38
Sandra Denton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

36
61 42
Grand Puba is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music

37
59 42
Cham is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

38
57 41
Christopher Reid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music

39
59 43
Ghetto is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Grime

40
60 44
A-Plus is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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55 40
Taco Bennett is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

42
56 41
Spot is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Spot Hip hop music, Rap music

43
50 37
Vicious is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Vicious

44
17 6
Buckshot is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

45
53 41
Akhenaton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
French hip hop

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53 42
Chubb Rock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
East Coast hip hop

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58 48
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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13 6
Kool DJ Herc is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Ragga, Boom Bap

49
14 7
Capital STEEZ is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip Hop music, Political hip hop, Boom Bap

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7 1
Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
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