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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345 57
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
292 57
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

3
229 59
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
214 53
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
161 62
Canibus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

6
157 62
Giggs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Rhythm and blues

7
169 70
Heavy D is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, New jack swing

8
71 13
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
65 11
50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Bobjoe Lee added Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

10
149 64
Kano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, British hip hop, Contemporary R&B

11
161 76
Shaggy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

12
170 82
Sean Paul is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

13
146 67
Smif-n-Wessun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music

14
141 66
Will.i.am is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

15
106 51
Bushwick Bill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Christian hip hop

16
112 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
143 84
Damian Marley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Ragga, Dancehall

18
105 58
Chipmunk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Pop music, Rap music

19
122 73
Sean Kingston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Pop music, Reggae

20
87 46
Wretch 32 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
British hip hop, Grindie, Grime

21
53 20
Buju Banton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Dancehall, Reggae, Roots reggae

22
84 47
Gunplay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music

23
55 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
33 10
XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
1519704292721 added Trap music, Rap Rock, Nu Metal

25
47 22
Beenie Man is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

26
67 41
Assassin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Assassin

27
44 22
Shabba Ranks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

28
68 43
Kabaka Pyramid is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

29
96 68
Bob Marley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Ayham Bassam Massrieh added Reggae

30
22 4
Vybz Kartel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
1519704292721 added Ragga, Dancehall, Reggae

31
38 18
Super Cat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

32
79 54
Bobby Shmurda is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
VBlockDutch added Hip hop music

33
61 40
Luther Campbell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Miami bass, Southern hip hop

34
36 18
Patra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
malmrphy added Dancehall, Reggae, Reggae fusion

35
58 38
Sandra Denton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

36
62 42
Grand Puba is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music

37
21 6
Buckshot is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
1519704292721 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
58 41
Christopher Reid is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music

40
60 43
Ghetto is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Grime

41
61 44
A-Plus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

42
56 40
Taco Bennett is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers

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.

48
9 1
Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
Interlected added

49
15 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

50
14 7
Kool DJ Herc is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Jamaican Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Ragga, Boom Bap