Rappers 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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348 71
Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted, The Predator, Death Certificate

2
345 75
Nas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Illmatic, Life Is Good, Untitled Nas album

3
223 50
Rakim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
The 18th Letter, The Archive: Live, Lost & Found

4
216 60
Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Black on Both Sides, True Magic, The New Danger

5
150 43
Ghostface Killah is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Ironman, Supreme Clientele, Fishscale

6
171 54
Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Food & Liquor, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Part 1

7
169 53
Busta Rhymes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
When Disaster Strikes…, The Big Bang, The Coming

8
134 47
Akon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Konvicted, Trouble, Mama Africa

9
117 38
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

10
119 43
Mobb Deep is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
The Infamous, Blood Money, The Infamous Mobb Deep

11
91 30
Raekwon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Instrumentals, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II, Immobilarity

12
86 30
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

13
91 35
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
The Diary, The Fix, Mr. Scarface Is Back

14
85 39
RZA is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
RZA as Bobby Digital in Stereo, Birth of a Prince, Digital Bullet

15
77 35
Immortal Technique is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Revolutionary Vol. 2, Revolutionary, Volume 1

16
70 30
Q-Tip is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
The Renaissance, Amplified, Kamaal/The Abstract

17
56 21
Gang Starr is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Hard to Earn, Daily Operation, Moment of Truth

18
68 40
Future is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Harun Şimşek added I Wanna Be With You, Pluto, Real and True

19
76 48
T-Pain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Rappa Ternt Sanga, Epiphany, Revolver

20
43 21
Ceza is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
1507214017989 added Rapstar, Yerli Plaka, Med Cezir

21
91 62
French Montana is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Excuse My French, Lock Out, Cocaine Mafia

22
60 36
Brother Ali is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Shadows on the Sun, Us, Rites of Passage

23
49 28
Chuck D is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Autobiography of Mistachuck, Rock da Funky Beats / Dance With You, An Interview With Chuck D

24
17 6
Locksmith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
1519704292721 added a Thousand Cuts, olive branch, the Locktape -

the Lock Sessions, the Locktape

25
45 33
Napoleon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers

26
39 29
K'naan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Qi Kai De Sheng (Wavin' Flag Celebration Mix), Troubadour, The Dusty Foot Philosopher

27
31 23
Ali Shaheed Muhammad is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Shaheedullah and Stereotypes, Elevated Orange / Lord Can I Have This Mercy

28
41 35
Freeway is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Free at Last, Philadelphia Freeway, Diamond in the Ruff

29
36 30
Beanie Sigel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
The Reason, The B. Coming, The Truth

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11 5
Dave East is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
jk0048 added

let go 

31
29 24
Lowkey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Harry Stylianou added Uncensored, Key to the Game 3, Soundtrack to the Struggle

32
8 3
Vinnie Paz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Mr.Jedi added King & The Cauze Mixtape, God of the Serengeti, The Sound and the Fury

33
30 29
Everlast is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Eat at Whitey's, Never Missin' a Beat, Forever Everlasting

34
25 24
Rhymefest is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Blue Collar, Mark Ronson Presents Rhymefest: Man in the Mirror, Raw Dawg

35
23 22
Poor Righteous Teachers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
Pure Poverty, The New World Order, Black Business

36
23 24
Brand Nubian is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
One for All, Time’s Runnin’ Out, In God We Trust

37
21 28
Akil is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
The Proud Egyptian, We Know Something You Don't Know

38
14 22
Kayna Samet is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Muslim Rappers
kai proctor added Kayna Samet Entre Deux Je, Deep Voice, Thug Wife