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The Very Best Muslim Rappers  

Ranker Hip Hop
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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
AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, The Predator, Death Certificate
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Nas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Illmatic, Life Is Good, Untitled Nas album
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Rakim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
The 18th Letter, The Archive: Live, Lost & Found
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Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Black on Both Sides, True Magic, The New Danger
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Ghostface Killah is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Ironman, Supreme Clientele, Fishscale
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Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
When Disaster Strikes…, The Big Bang, The Coming
7
Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Food & Liquor, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Part 1
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Akon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Konvicted, Trouble, Mama Africa
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MC Ren is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
The Villain in Black, Shock of the Hour, Ruthless for Life
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Mobb Deep is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
The Infamous, Blood Money, The Infamous Mobb Deep
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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
The Diary, The Fix, Mr. Scarface Is Back
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Big Daddy Kane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Long Live the Kane, It's a Big Daddy Thing, Daddy's Home
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Raekwon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Instrumentals, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II, Immobilarity
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Q-Tip is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
The Renaissance, Amplified, Kamaal/The Abstract
15
RZA is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
RZA as Bobby Digital in Stereo, Birth of a Prince, Digital Bullet
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Immortal Technique is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Revolutionary Vol. 2, Revolutionary, Volume 1
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Gang Starr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Hard to Earn, Daily Operation, Moment of Truth
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French Montana is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Excuse My French, Lock Out, Cocaine Mafia
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T-Pain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Rappa Ternt Sanga, Epiphany, Revolver
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Future is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Harun Şimşek added I Wanna Be With You, Pluto, Real and True
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Ceza is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
0009mng added Rapstar, Yerli Plaka, Med Cezir
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Kevin Gates is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
24ssavagee added Stranger Than Fiction
23
Dave East is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
jk0048 added

let go 

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Brother Ali is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Shadows on the Sun, Us, Rites of Passage
25
Chuck D is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Autobiography of Mistachuck, Rock da Funky Beats / Dance With You, An Interview With Chuck D