From new artists to some of the greatest hip hop artists of all time, here are the best rappers from Long Island. Including both solo artists, like Rakim and Busta Rhymes, and hip hop groups, like Public Enemy and De La Soul, this list of the most popular Long Island rappers features rap artists who were born or raised on the New York island. Known for their style of East Coast hip hop, other famous Long Island rappers include Erick Sermon, Kelvin Mercer, and Flavor Flav. Who are the top Long Island rappers of all-time?
Vote up the best hip hop artists from Long Island, and add any other Long Island rappers if they're missing from this list.
- 6427William Michael Griffin Jr. (born January 28, 1968), better known by his stage name Rakim, is... more
- 5723Trevor George Smith Jr. (born May 20, 1972), known professionally as Busta Rhymes, is an... more
- 3918Louis Eric Barrier (born November 8, 1965 in East Elmhurst, Queens, New York) is the former... more
- 3212De La Soul is an American hip hop trio formed in 1987 in the Amityville area of Long Island,... more
- 3518Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Keith Shocklee, Flavor Flav,... more
EPMDEPMD is an American hip hop group from Brentwood, New York. The group's name is a... more
- 2914Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960), known professionally as Chuck D, is an... more
- 186Keith Omar Murray (born September 13, 1974) is an American rapper from Long Island, New York... more
- 2621Erick Sermon (born November 25, 1968) is an American rapper, musician, and record producer.... more
- 124Tyler-Justin Anthony Sharpe (born August 26, 2002), known professionally as Lil Tecca, is an... more
- 159Rahkeim Calief Meyer (born February 11, 1978), better known by his stage name Roc Marciano, is... more
- Leaders of the New School is a hip hop group based in Long Island, New York.... more
- 1713William Jonathan Drayton Jr. (born March 16, 1959), better known by his stage name Flavor Flav... more
- 1410Parrish J. Smith (born May 13, 1968), better known as PMD ('Parrish Mic Doc' or 'Parrish... more
- 1410James Campbell (born March 27, 1969), better known by his stage names Freddie Foxxx and Bumpy... more
- 109DJ Subroc (August 3, 1973 – April 23, 1993) was an English-born American hip hop artist and a... more
- Norman Rogers (born August 25, 1966), known as Terminator X, is a retired American DJ best... more
- David Jude Jolicoeur (born September 21, 1968), also known under the stage name Trugoy the... more
- Kelvin Mercer (born August 17, 1969), known professionally as Posdnuos and occasionally Pos,... more
Charlie BrownCharlie Brown was a member of the musical group, Leaders of the New School....
Vincent MasonVincent Lamont Mason Jr. (born March 24, 1970) is an American rapper, producer, DJ, who is one... more
Dinco DJames P. Jackson, better known by his stage name Dinco D, is an American rapper from Long... more
Hank ShockleeHank Shocklee is a musician....
- 110Anthony Ian Berkeley (November 15, 1964 – July 15, 2001) better known as Too Poetic, was a... more