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The Best Rappers From North Carolina

Updated January 22, 2021 12.2k votes 2.4k voters 66.1k views31 items

List RulesRappers born or raised in North Carolina.

From new artists to some of the greatest hip hop artists of all time, here are the best rappers from North Carolina. Including both solo artists, like J. Cole and Petey Pablo, and hip hop groups, like the Justus League and Little Brother, this list of the most popular North Carolina rappers also features rap artists who were born or raised in Raleigh and Charlotte. Known for their style of Southern hip hop, these famous NC rappers include notable artists, like King Mez and Big Pooh. Who are the top North Carolina rappers of all-time?

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

  • J. Cole1
    Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and...  more
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  • DaBaby2
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  • YBN Cordae3
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  • Lute4
    Luther Nicholson (born July 6, 1989), better known by his stage name Lute, is an American...  more
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  • Rapsody5
    Rapsody, is an American rapper from Snow Hill, North Carolina. She is signed to producer 9th...  more
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  • Petey Pablo6
    Moses Barrett III (born July 22, 1973), known by the stage name Petey Pablo, is an American...  more
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  • Banknote Mitch7
    Mitchell Similton (born February 20, 1986 in Concord, North Carolina, United States), better...  more
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  • Jermaine Dupri8
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  • 9th Wonder9
    Patrick Denard Douthit (born January 15, 1975), better known as 9th Wonder, is a hip hop...  more
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    Phonte Lyshod Coleman, better known mononymously as Phonte (born December 28, 1978), is an...  more
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  • King Mez13
    King Mez (born Morris W. Ricks II) is an American rapper, producer, and writer, most recently...  more
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  • Big Pooh14
    Thomas Louis Jones III (born February 12, 1980), better known by his stage name Rapper Big...  more
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  • Little Brother15
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  • Justus League17
    The Justus League was a rap collective from North Carolina, that included L.E.G.A.C.Y., The...  more
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  • Edgar Allen Floe20
    Daryl Sams, known professionally as Edgar Allen Floe is a hip hop artist from North Carolina...  more
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  • L.E.G.A.C.Y.22
    L.E.G.A.C.Y. is a rapper from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and former member of the Justus...  more
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  • Driicky Graham23
    Nasir Frederick Graham, better known by his stage name Driicky Graham, is an American rapper...  more
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  • Khrysis24
    Christopher Frederick Tyson (born September 7, 1981), better known as Khrysis, is a hip hop...  more
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  • Supastition25
    Supastition is an underground hip hop artist from Greenville, North Carolina. He has also...  more
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