Music

The Very Best Muslim Rappers 

Ranker Hip Hop
Updated December 28, 2019 8.4k votes 1.5k voters 39.1k views 41 items

List Rules Only famous hip hop artists who are practicing Muslims

As long as hip hop has been part of the cultural vernacular, the religion of Islam has had a decidedly profound influence on the genre. Many of the biggest names and most legendary rappers have shown an affinity for Islam, even if they aren’t necessarily practicing Muslims.


 Islam has always been featured prominently in many a rap lyric and onstage. (Remember Jay Z removing the Five Percent Nation medallion from his neck and placed it over the head of protege Jay Electronica at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival?) However, nods to Islam reached their peak in the late ‘90s and have wained a bit, but there are still prominent, popular and practicing Muslims making music today. Check out list below and vote on your favorite Muslim rappers, past or present, and let us know who we missed!

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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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Nas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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Rakim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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Ghostface Killah is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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Akon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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Mobb Deep is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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MC Ren is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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Big Daddy Kane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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Raekwon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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Future is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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French Montana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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Q-Tip is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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RZA is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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T-Pain is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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Immortal Technique is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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Ceza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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Gang Starr is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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Kevin Gates is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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Brother Ali is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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ASAP Ferg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
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Dave East is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers