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The Best Rappers From Los Angeles

Updated May 7, 2020 33.9k votes 2.9k voters 62.5k 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 Cube is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    O'Shea Jackson (born June 15, 1969), known professionally as Ice Cube, is an American rapper,... moreamazon buy button

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    2Pac is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    Tupac Amaru Shakur ( TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; born Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971 – September... moreamazon buy button

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    Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. (born October 20, 1971), known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an... moreamazon buy button

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    Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), known professionally as Dr. Dre, is an American... moreamazon buy button

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    N.W.A is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    N.W.A (an abbreviation for Niggaz Wit Attitudes) was an American hip hop group from Compton,... moreamazon buy button
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    Eazy-E is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    Eric Lynn Wright (September 7, 1964 – March 26, 1995), known professionally as Eazy-E, was an... moreamazon buy button
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    Nipsey Hussle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    Nate Dogg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    DJ Quik is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    David Marvin Blake (born January 18, 1970), better known by his stage name DJ Quik, is an... moreamazon buy button

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    The Game is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    Jayceon Terrell Taylor (born November 29, 1979), better known by his stage name The Game (or... moreamazon buy button

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    Schoolboy Q is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    YG is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson (born March 9, 1990), better known by his stage name YG, is an... moreamazon buy button

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    Too $hort is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    Todd Anthony Shaw (born April 28, 1966), better known by the stage name Too Short (stylized as... moreamazon buy button

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    Warren G is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    Warren Griffin III (born November 10, 1970), known by his stage name Warren G, is an American... moreamazon buy button
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    Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    Ice-T is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    Tracy Lauren Marrow (born February 16, 1958), better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an... moreamazon buy button

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    Kurupt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    Ricardo Emmanuel Brown (born November 23, 1972) is an American rapper and actor, better known... moreamazon buy button
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    Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    Shoreline Mafia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    MC Ren is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    Lorenzo Jerald Patterson (born June 16, 1969), better known by his stage name MC Ren, is an... moreamazon buy button
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    Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    Mack 10 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    Jay Rock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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    Johnny Reed McKinzie Jr. (born March 31, 1985), better known by his stage name Jay Rock, is an... moreamazon buy button
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    Anderson .Paak is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers From Los Angeles
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