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The Best Rappers From Los Angeles  

Ranker Hip Hop
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List Rules Only rappers born or raised in Los Angeles, California.

From new artists to some of the greatest hip hop artists of all time, here are the best rappers from Los Angeles. Including both solo artists, like Tupac and Kendrick Lamar, and hip hop groups, like N.W.A and Odd Future, this list of the most popular Los Angeles rappers features rap artists who were born or raised in the California city. Known for their gangsta rap style of hip hop, these famous Los Angeles rappers also popularized other rap subgenres, like G-funk and West Coast hip hop. Who are the top Los Angeles rappers of all-time?

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

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Dom Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
Dominic Hunn, better known by his stage name Dom Kennedy, is an American rapper from Leimert Park, Los Angeles, California. Since 2008, Kennedy has released 5 independent mixtapes, most notably ...more
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MC Ren is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
Lorenzo Jerald Patterson, better known by his stage name MC Ren, is an American rapper from Compton, California. He is the founder and owner of his own record label Villain Entertainment. His ...more
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Tyga is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson, known by his stage name Tyga, is an American rapper from Gardena, California. In 2011, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money ...more
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MC Eiht is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
Aaron Tyler, better known by his stage name MC Eiht, is an American hip hop recording artist from Compton, California. His stage name was partly inspired by the numeral in KRS-One's name. He ...more
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Problem is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
Jason Martin, better known by his stage name, Problem is an American rapper. He has released nine mixtapes in his career with the most recent being The Separation which was released on June 13, ...more
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Daz Dillinger is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
Delmar Drew Arnaud, better known by his stage name Daz Dillinger, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from Long Beach, California. Dillinger is best known for his ...more
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Outlawz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
Outlawz, formerly known as Dramacydal and Outlaw Immortalz, was an American hip hop group founded by Tupac Shakur in late 1995 after Shakur's release from prison. Collectively, they are best ...more
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Mack 10 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
Dedrick D'Mon Rolison, better known by his stage name Mack 10, is an American rapper and actor. He has sold nearly 11 million records independently combining his solo and group works. Mack 10 ...more
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B-Real is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
Louis Mario Freese (born June 2, 1970), better known by his stage name B-Real, is an American rapper and actor. He is best known for being the lead rapper in the hip hop group Cypress Hill and ...more
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Coolio is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
Artis Leon Ivey Jr., better known by the stage name Coolio, is an American musician, rapper, chef, actor, and record producer. Coolio achieved mainstream success in the mid 1990's with his ...more
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Hopsin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California. In 2007, he was signed to Ruthless Records, ...more
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DJ Yella is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
Antoine Carraby, better known by his stage name DJ Yella, is an American DJ, music producer, and film director from Compton, California. He was a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru along ...more
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Suga Free is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
Dejuan Walker, better known by his stage name Suga Free, is an American rapper from Pomona, California.
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The D.O.C. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
Tracy Lynn Curry, primarily known by his stage name The D.O.C., is an American rapper from Dallas, Texas. In addition to a solo career, he was a member of the hip hop group Fila Fresh Crew, and ...more
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WC is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
William Loshawn Calhoun, Jr., better known by his stage name WC, is an American rapper. He was born in Houston, Texas, but moved to South Central Los Angeles at an early age. He originally was a ...more
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B.G. Knocc Out is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
Al Hassan Naqiyy, better known by his stage name B.G. Knocc Out, is an American rapper known for collaborating with Eazy-E on the 1993 single "Real Muthaphuckkin G's". He is also the ...more
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The Pharcyde is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
The Pharcyde is an alternative hip hop group based in South Central Los Angeles. The original four members of the group are Imani, Slimkid3, Bootie Brown, and Fatlip. DJ Mark Luv was the group's ...more
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The Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
The Black Eyed Peas is an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie. Originally an alternative hip hop group, they subsequently added R&B, ...more
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Crooked I is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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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Tha Eastsidaz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
Tha Eastsidaz, originally spelled as the Eastsiders, is a hip hop group that somewhat reformed the LBC Crew with Snoop Dogg, Lil' C-Style and Techniec. Their first appearance was on Tommy Boy ...more
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DJ Pooh is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
DJ Pooh is an American record producer, rapper, screenwriter, actor and film director.
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Afroman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
Joseph Edgar Foreman, better known by his stage name Afroman, is an American musician. He is best known for the hit single "Because I Got High". He was nominated for a Grammy award in ...more
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South Central Cartel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
South Central Cartel is a Los Angeles-based gangsta rap group. Some of their popular songs include "U Gotta Deal Wit Dis", "Pops Was a Rolla", "Ya Getz Clowned", ...more
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MURS is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
Nick Carter, better known by his stage name Murs, is an American rapper. His name is an acronym that he himself has created multiple meanings for such as "Making the Universe Recognize and ...more
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Cozz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
Cody Osagie, (born October 1, 1993) better known by his stage name Cozz, is an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. He is signed to J. Cole's Dreamville Records and Interscope Records. ...more