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The Best Rappers From Los Angeles

Updated May 7, 2020 34.8k votes 3.0k voters 65.8k 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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    2Pac
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    Ice Cube
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    Snoop Dogg
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    Kendrick Lamar
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    Dr. Dre
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    N.W.A
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    Eazy-E
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    Eric Lynn Wright (September 7, 1964 – March 26, 1995), known professionally as Eazy-E, was an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Nipsey Hussle
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    Nate Dogg
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    The Game
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    DJ Quik
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    Schoolboy Q
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    YG
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    Too $hort
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    Warren G
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    Cypress Hill
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    Ice-T
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    Kurupt
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    Donald Glover
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    Tyler, the Creator
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    MC Ren
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    Mack 10
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    Dedrick D'Mon Rolison (born August 9, 1971), better known by his stage name Mack 10, is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Jay Rock
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    Anderson .Paak
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