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The Best Rappers From New Jersey

Updated December 2, 2019 6.5k votes 901 voters 39.4k views48 items

List RulesOnly rappers born or raised in New Jersey.

From new artists to some of the greatest hip hop artists of all time, here are the best rappers from New Jersey. Including both solo artists, like Lauryn Hill and Fetty Wap, and hip hop groups, like Outlawz and The Fugees, this list of the most popular New Jersey rappers features rap artists who were born or raised in the Garden State. Newark rappers Ice-T and Redman are also featured. Who are the top New Jersey rappers of all-time?

Vote up the best hip hop artists from New Jersey, and add any other New Jersey rappers if they're missing from this list. 

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    Redman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
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    Reginald Noble (born April 17, 1970), better known by his stage name Redman, is an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Ice-T is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
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    Tracy Lauren Marrow (born February 16, 1958), better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Queen Latifah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
    Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), known professionally as Queen Latifah, is an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Lauryn Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
    Lauryn Noelle Hill (born May 26, 1975) is an American singer, songwriter and rapper, known for... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Akon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
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    Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam (; born April 16, 1973) is an American singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Fetty Wap is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
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    Willie Maxwell II (born June 7, 1991), known professionally as Fetty Wap, is an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Naughty by Nature is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
    Naughty by Nature is an American hip hop trio from East Orange, New Jersey consisting of... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Wyclef Jean is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
    Nel Ust Wyclef Jean (; born on October 17, 1969) is a Haitian rapper, musician and actor. At... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Joe Budden is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
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    Treach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
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    Anthony Criss (born December 2, 1970), better known by his stage name Treach, is an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
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    The Sugarhill Gang is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
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    Outlawz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
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    Juelz Santana is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
    LaRon Louis James (born February 18, 1982), better known by his stage name Juelz Santana, is... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Outsidaz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
    The Outsidaz was an American hip hop collective from Newark, New Jersey, perhaps best known... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Hussein Fatal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
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    Apache is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
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    Anthony Peaks (December 26, 1964 – January 22, 2010), better known as Apache, was an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Chino XL is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
    Derek Keith Barbosa (born April 8, 1974), better known by his stage name Chino XL, is an... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    070 Shake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
    Danielle Balbuena, known professionally as 070 Shake, is an American singer and rapper from... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Wise Intelligent is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
    Timothy Grimes, better known by his stage name Wise Intelligent, is an American hip hop... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Yaki Kadafi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
    Yafeu Akiyele Fula (October 9, 1977 – November 10, 1996), better known by his stage name Yaki... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Chill Rob G is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
    Robert Frazier (born May 15), known professionally as Chill Rob G, is a hip hop artist from... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Beneficence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
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    Serius Jones is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
    Saleem Jones, better known by his stage name Serius Jones, is an American rapper who is widely... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    YZ is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers From New Jersey
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    Anthony Hill, known by his stage name YZ, and alias Ali Sa'id Nur al-Din, is an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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