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The Best Rappers From Los Angeles

Updated May 7, 2020 35.9k votes 3.2k voters 71.9k views188 items

List RulesOnly 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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  • Ice Cube2
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  • Snoop Dogg3
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  • Kendrick Lamar4
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  • Dr. Dre5
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  • N.W.A6
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  • The Game10
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  • Schoolboy Q11
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  • YG12
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  • DJ Quik13
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  • Too $hort14
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  • Warren G15
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  • Cypress Hill16
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  • Kurupt17
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  • Ice-T18
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