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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359 62
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
298 60
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

3
234 64
Slick Rick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Old-school hip hop, East Coast hip hop

4
217 57
Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 4 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  

5
75 12
50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Bobjoe Lee added Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

6
164 64
Canibus is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

7
159 65
Giggs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Rhythm and blues

8
170 72
Heavy D is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, New jack swing

9
74 15
KRS-One is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
johnstonismyname added Hip hop music, Boom Bap, Alternative hip hop -

Hardcore hip hop, Political hip hop, East Coast Hip Hop 

10
167 76
Shaggy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

11
177 83
Sean Paul is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

12
150 66
Kano is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, British hip hop, Contemporary R&B

13
145 66
Will.i.am is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

14
149 69
Smif-n-Wessun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music

15
107 53
Bushwick Bill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Christian hip hop

16
146 86
Damian Marley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

17
114 62
Swizz Beatz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

18
47 12
XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
johnstonismyname added Trap music, Rap Rock, Nu Metal

19
127 75
Sean Kingston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Pop music, Reggae

20
106 60
Chipmunk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Pop music, Rap music

21
89 48
Wretch 32 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
British hip hop, Grindie, Grime

22
54 22
Buju Banton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Dancehall, Reggae, Roots reggae

23
57 26
Pro Era is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
johnstonismyname added Hip hop music, Boom Bap, East Coast hip hop

24
84 49
Gunplay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music

25
103 68
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Ayham Bassam Massrieh added Reggae

26
48 23
Beenie Man is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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26 5
Vybz Kartel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
johnstonismyname added Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

28
46 23
Shabba Ranks is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

29
68 42
Assassin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Assassin

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68 44
Kabaka Pyramid is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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39 19
Super Cat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

32
79 55
Bobby Shmurda is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
VBlockDutch added Hip hop music

33
37 19
Patra is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

34
61 41
Luther Campbell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Miami bass, Southern hip hop

35
63 43
Grand Puba is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music

36
58 39
Sandra Denton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

37
21 6
Buckshot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
johnstonismyname added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

38
60 42
Cham is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

39
57 40
Taco Bennett is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

40
58 41
Christopher Reid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music

41
60 43
Ghetto is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Grime

42
61 44
A-Plus is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

43
57 41
Spot is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Spot Hip hop music, Rap music

44
52 37
Vicious is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Vicious

45
54 41
Akhenaton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
French hip hop

46
54 42
Chubb Rock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
East Coast hip hop

47
59 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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10 2
Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Interlected added

49
14 7
Kool DJ Herc is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
johnstonismyname added Hip hop music, Ragga, Boom Bap

50
15 8
Capital STEEZ is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
johnstonismyname added Hip Hop music, Political hip hop, Boom Bap