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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215 47
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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166 40
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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149 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

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114 40
Kano is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Kano Hip hop music, British hip hop, Contemporary R&B

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116 43
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 43
Giggs is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Giggs Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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109 44
Smif-n-Wessun is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Smif-n-Wessun Hip hop music

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121 53
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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110 56
Shaggy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Shaggy Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

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96 48
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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116 64
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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83 42
Swizz Beatz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Swizz Beatz Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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75 38
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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Chipmunk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Chipmunk Hip hop music, Pop music, Rap music

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107 66
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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60 30
Gunplay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Gunplay Hip hop music

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87 52
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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57 31
Wretch 32 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Wretch 32 British hip hop, Grindie, Grime

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41 26
Assassin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Assassin

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

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41 30
Kabaka Pyramid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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47 36
Bobby Shmurda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
VBlockDutch added Bobby Shmurda Hip hop music

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36 26
Luther Campbell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Luther Campbell Hip hop music, Miami bass, Southern hip hop

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Christopher Reid is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Christopher Reid Hip hop music

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Ghetto is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Ghetto Grime

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37 29
Grand Puba is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Grand Puba Hip hop music

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Beenie Man is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Beenie Man Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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A-Plus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
A-Plus Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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

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Spot is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Spot Hip hop music, Rap music

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36 30
Cham is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Cham Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

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33 28
Taco Bennett is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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31 26
Vicious is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Vicious

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56 52
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Ayham Bassam Massrieh added Bob Marley Reggae

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KRS-One is listed (or ranked) 37 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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32 29
Chubb Rock is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Chubb Rock East Coast hip hop

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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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10 7
Patra is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Patra Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

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37 36
Wi-z Grey is listed (or ranked) 41 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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Tyga is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Tyga Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rap

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Akhenaton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Akhenaton French hip hop