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The Best Rappers From Maryland  

Ranker Hip Hop
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List Rules Only rappers born or raised in Maryland.

From new artists to some of the greatest hip hop artists of all time, here are the best rappers from Maryland. Including both solo artists, like Logic and Wax, and hip hop groups, this list of the most popular Maryland rappers features rap artists who were born or raised in the Old Line State. Other famous rappers on this list include artists from Baltimore, like JPEGMAFIA and Los. Who are the top Maryland rappers of all-time?

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YBN Cordae is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Cordae Amari Dunston (born August 26, 1997), known professionally as YBN Cordae, is an American rapper, singer raised in Suitland, Maryland, Dunston began rapping at a young age under the stage ...more
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Logic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, known by his stage name Logic, is an American rapper. He was born and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He has amassed a large Internet following and is a member of ...more
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YungManny is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
YungManny (born 2002/2003) is an American rapper from Bowie, Prince George's County, Maryland.
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JPEGMAFIA is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Barrington DeVaughn Hendricks (born October 22, 1989), known professionally as JPEGMAFIA, is an American rapper and record producer from Baltimore, Maryland. His 2018 album Veteran, released ...more
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K.A.A.N. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Brandon Perry (born January 13, 1991), known professionally as K.A.A.N. (acronym for Knowledge Above All Nonsense) is an American rapper from Maryland. He is best known for his fast-rhyming ...more
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Tate Kobang is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Joshua Goods, known professionally as Tate Kobang, is an American hip-hop recording artist from Baltimore, Maryland. Although active in the Baltimore hip-hop scene since 2011, he rose to ...more
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King Los is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Carlos Coleman (born March 23, 1982), better known by his stage name King Los or simply Los is an American rapper and songwriter. Coleman has released various mixtapes during his career ...more
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Rico Nasty is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
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Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly (born May 7, 1997), known professionally as Rico Nasty, is an American rapper and record producer. Originating her career from Maryland, Kelly and was exposed to rap ...more
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DeStorm Power is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
DeStorm "Storm" Power (born January 30, 1982) is an American YouTube personality, musician, viner and comedian. After interning and ghostwriting at Atlantic Records, Universal, and ...more
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Oddisee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Amir Mohamed el Khalifa, (born February 24, 1985) better known by his stage name Oddisee, is an American rapper and producer from Washington, D.C. He is one third of rap trio Diamond District. ...more
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Wax is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Michael Jones, better known by his stage name Wax, is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. He became a YouTube star after uploading several ...more
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K-Swift is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Khia Danielle Edgerton, better known by the stage name K-Swift, was an American DJ, MC, radio personality and entrepreneur.
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HD-80 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
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Blaqstarr is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Charles Smith, better known as Blaqstarr or DJ Blaqstarr, is a Baltimore, Maryland area rapper, singer, producer and DJ. He is best known for his work with M.I.A..
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Felicia Pearson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Felicia Pearson is an American actress, author, and rapper. She is best known for playing a character of the same name, Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, on The Wire. She wrote a memoir titled ...more
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Black Cobain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Black Cobain is an American rapper signed to The Board Administration. He is most notably recognized for his collaboration on the Wale track "4 AM" and as the opening act of Wale's ...more
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NOE is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Duane Bridgeford, better known by his stage name NOE is an American hip hop recording artist from Baltimore, Maryland. He is best known for his affiliation with Jim Jones and his involvement in ...more
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Rye Rye is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Ryeisha Berrain, known by her stage name Rye Rye, is an American rapper, singer, dancer and actress. Signed to N.E.E.T. Recordings, she released Go! Pop! Bang! on May 15, 2012. In early 2009, ...more
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Mumu Fresh is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Maimouna Youssef, known by her stage name Mumu Fresh, is an American singer and rapper. She is of Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee and African American heritage. Youssef earned a Grammy nomination for ...more
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Big Pooh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Rapper Big Pooh is the stage name of an American rapper, who, along with fellow rap artist Phonte, was a member of the acclaimed North Carolina hip hop group Little Brother. In addition to ...more
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Eli Northrup is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Eli Clemans Northrup (born December 14, 1984) is an American criminal defense attorney, songwriter, and rapper. Northrup grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, and attended Cornell University. Northrup ...more
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Fam-Lay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Nathaniel Johnson, also known as Fam-Lay is an American rapper from Norfolk, Virginia.
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Krohme is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Krohme is an American hip hop MC and producer, noted for his work with The Game, Kool G Rap, Nas, GZA, DJ Starscream, Obie Trice, MF Grimm, Atari Blitzkrieg, Ron Artest, MC Serch, Hell-Razah, ...more
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Height is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Height Keech is the stage name of Baltimore rapper and podcaster Dan Keech. He is best known as the founder and frontman for the group Height With Friends. Before forming Height With Friends, he ...more
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Spank Rock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers From Maryland
Naeem Juwan, better known by his stage name Spank Rock, is an American rapper and songwriter from Baltimore. He rose to fame with his 2006 album YoYoYoYoYo, which was produced by former group ...more