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The Best Rappers From Long Island

Updated September 30, 2020 709 votes 137 voters 8.1k views24 items

List RulesOnly rappers born or raised in Long Island, New York.

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. 

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    William Michael Griffin Jr. (born January 28, 1968), better known by his stage name Rakim, is... more on Wikipedia
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    Busta Rhymes
    Trevor George Smith Jr. (born May 20, 1972), known professionally as Busta Rhymes, is an... more on Wikipedia

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    Eric B. & Rakim
    Louis Eric Barrier (born November 8, 1965 in East Elmhurst, Queens, New York) is the former... more on Wikipedia
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    De La Soul
    De La Soul is an American hip hop trio formed in 1987 in the Amityville area of Long Island,... more on Wikipedia

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    Public Enemy
    Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Keith Shocklee, Flavor Flav,... more on Wikipedia

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    Chuck D
    Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960), known professionally as Chuck D, is an... more on Wikipedia

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    Keith Murray
    Keith Omar Murray (born September 13, 1974) is an American rapper from Long Island, New York... more on Wikipedia
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    Lil Tecca
    Tyler-Justin Anthony Sharpe (born August 26, 2002), known professionally as Lil Tecca, is an... more on Wikipedia

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    Erick Sermon
    Erick Sermon (born November 25, 1968) is an American rapper, musician, and record producer.... more on Wikipedia

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    Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown

    Charlie Brown was a member of the musical group, Leaders of the New School.
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    Parrish J. Smith (born May 13, 1968), better known as PMD ('Parrish Mic Doc' or 'Parrish... more on Wikipedia
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    Leaders of the New School
    Leaders of the New School is a hip hop group based in Long Island, New York.
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     Freddie Foxxx
    James Campbell (born March 27, 1969), better known by his stage names Freddie Foxxx and Bumpy... more on Wikipedia
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    Roc Marciano
    Rahkeim Calief Meyer (born February 11, 1978), better known by his stage name Roc Marciano, is... more on Wikipedia
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    DJ Subroc (August 3, 1973 – April 23, 1993) was an English-born American hip hop artist and a... more on Wikipedia
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    Kelvin Mercer
    Kelvin Mercer (born August 17, 1969), known professionally as Posdnuos and occasionally Pos,... more on Wikipedia
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    Flavor Flav
    William Jonathan Drayton Jr. (born March 16, 1959), better known by his stage name Flavor Flav... more on Wikipedia

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    David Jude Jolicoeur
    David Jude Jolicoeur (born September 21, 1968), also known under the stage name Trugoy the... more on Wikipedia
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    Vincent Mason

    Vincent Mason

    Vincent Lamont Mason Jr. (born March 24, 1970) is an American rapper, producer, DJ, who is one... more on Wikipedia
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    Terminator X
    Norman Rogers (born August 25, 1966), known as Terminator X, is a retired American DJ best... more on Wikipedia
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    Dinco D

    Dinco D

    James P. Jackson, better known by his stage name Dinco D, is an American rapper from Long... more on Wikipedia
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    Hank Shocklee

    Hank Shocklee

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