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The Best Rappers From Long Beach  

Ranker Hip Hop
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List Rules Only rappers born or raised in Long Beach, California.

From new artists to some of the greatest hip hop artists of all time, here are the best rappers from Long Beach. Including both solo artists, like Snoop Dogg and Vince Staples, and hip hop groups, like 213 and Foesum, this list of the most popular Long Beach rappers features rap artists who were born or raised in the California city. Known for their style of West Coast hip hop, these famous LB rappers also popularized other rap subgenres, like G-funk and gangsta rap. Who are the top Long Beach rappers of all-time?

Vote up the best hip hop artists from Long Beach, and add any other Long Beach rappers if they're missing from this list. 

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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, producer, media personality, entrepreneur, and actor. His ...more
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Nate Dogg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
Nathaniel Dwayne Hale (August 19, 1969 – March 15, 2011), known professionally as Nate Dogg, was an American singer, rapper, songwriter, and actor. Hale began his career as a member of the ...more
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Warren G is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
Warren Griffin III (born November 10, 1970), known by his stage name Warren G, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and DJ, known as one of the pioneers of West Coast hip hop. ...more
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Daz Dillinger is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
Daz Dillinger
Delmar Drew Arnaud (born May 25, 1973) better known by his stage name Daz Dillinger (formerly Dat Nigga Daz), is an American rapper and record producer from Long Beach, California. Dillinger is ...more
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Big Tray Deee is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
Tracy Lamar Davis (born April 27, 1966), better known by his stage name Big Tray Deee, is an American rapper who was once signed to Death Row Records and later signed with Snoop Dogg's label ...more
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Vince Staples is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
Vincent Jamal Staples (born July 2, 1993) is an American rapper from the Ramona Park area of North Long Beach, California. He is a member of the hip hop trio Cutthroat Boyz alongside fellow ...more
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213 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
213 was an American hip hop group from Long Beach, California composed of Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Nate Dogg. The name "213" comes from Los Angeles' original telephone area code. Their ...more
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$tupid Young is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
Alex Pham (born October 3, 1992), better known as $tupid Young, is an American rapper from Long Beach, California. He is best known for his songs "Mando" and "Trust Nobody."
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Goldie Loc is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
Keiwan Deshawn Spillman (born January 16, 1980, in Long Beach, California), better known by his stage name Goldie Loc, is a rapper who is a member of Tha Eastsidaz with Snoop Dogg and Tray
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Frank Ocean is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
Frank Ocean (born Christopher Edwin Cooksey on October 28, 1987; later Christopher Edwin Breaux) is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and photographer. Ocean began his ...more
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Knoc-Turn'Al is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
Royal Harbor (born May 12, 1975), known by stage name Knoc-turn'al, is a songwriter and rapper.
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Bad Azz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
Jamarr Antonio Stamps (born November 27, 1975), better known by the stage name Bad Azz, is an American rapper and member of Tha Dogg Pound Gangsta Crips, also known as DPGC.
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Lil' Half Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
Donald Smith, better known by his stage name Lil' ½ Dead, is an American hip hop recording artist from Long Beach, California. Smith's moniker is based on the character Half Dead, in the ...more
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Domino is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
Shawn Antoine Ivy, known as Domino, (born 1972 in St. Louis, Missouri), is an American rapper, Being a Crip himself, he auditioned for the Bloods & Crips project in the early 1990s. He is ...more
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Twinz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
The Twinz are a hip hop duo from Long Beach, California, consisting of twin brothers Deon "Trip Locc" Williams and Dewayne "Wayniac" Williams. After working with Warren G on ...more
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Crooked I is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
KXNG CROOKED
Dominick Wickliffe (born September 23, 1978), better known by his stage name Crooked I or KXNG Crooked, is an American rapper from Long Beach, California. He is best known as a former member of ...more
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Lil C-Style is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
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O.T. Genasis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
Odis Oliver Flores, better known by the stage name O.T. Genasis, is an American hip hop recording artist.
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Priest
Priest Joseph Brooks, (known professionally as Soopafly born December 8, 1972) is a hip hop producer and rapper from Long Beach, California. He is a member of the DPGC.
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Battlecat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
Kevin Gilliam (born April 20, 1968), better known by his stage name BattleCat, is an American hip hop producer from South Los Angeles, California.
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Foesum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
Foesum is an American hip hop group whose members included T-Dubb, MNMsta and DJ Glaze. They recorded an album on Penalty/Tommy Boy Records called Perfection. Perfection was released on October ...more
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Zack de la Rocha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
Zacharias Manuel de la Rocha (born January 12, 1970) is an American musician and activist. He is best known as the vocalist and lyricist of rock band Rage Against the Machine. With former Mars ...more
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Eric Collins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
Eric Dwayne Collins (born June 20, 1968) better known by his stage name RBX (standing for "Reality Born Unknown"), is an American rapper from Long Beach, California.
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Terrace Martin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers From Long Beach
Terrace Martin
Terrace Jamahl Martin (born December 28, 1978) is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor from Los Angeles, California. He is perhaps best known for producing ...more