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The Best Rappers From North Carolina

Updated October 8, 2020 10.6k votes 2.2k voters 58.5k 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. 

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    J. Cole
    Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Jonathan Lyndale Kirk (born December 21, 1991), better known as DaBaby (formerly known as Baby... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    YBN Cordae
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    Luther Nicholson (born July 6, 1989), better known by his stage name Lute, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Rapsody, is an American rapper from Snow Hill, North Carolina. She is signed to producer 9th... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Petey Pablo
    Moses Barrett III (born July 22, 1973), known by the stage name Petey Pablo, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Jermaine Dupri
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    9th Wonder
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    Phonte Lyshod Coleman, better known mononymously as Phonte (born December 28, 1978), is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Deniro Farrar
    Qushawan Farrar, better known by his stage name Deniro Farrar, is a rapper from Charlotte,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    King Mez
    King Mez (born Morris W. Ricks II) is an American rapper, producer, and writer, most recently... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Nick Cannon
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    Little Brother
    Little Brother are an American hip hop duo from Durham, North Carolina that consists of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Big Pooh
    Thomas Louis Jones III (born February 12, 1980), better known by his stage name Rapper Big... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Justus League
    The Justus League was a rap collective from North Carolina, that included L.E.G.A.C.Y., The... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Banknote Mitch
    Mitchell Similton (born February 20, 1986 in Concord, North Carolina, United States), better... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Edgar Allen Floe
    Daryl Sams, known professionally as Edgar Allen Floe is a hip hop artist from North Carolina... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Tequan Richmond
    Tequan Richmond (Tuh-kwon; born October 30, 1992), also known in his music career as T-Rich,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    L.E.G.A.C.Y. is a rapper from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and former member of the Justus... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Supastition is an underground hip hop artist from Greenville, North Carolina. He has also... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Driicky Graham
    Nasir Frederick Graham, better known by his stage name Driicky Graham, is an American rapper... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Christopher Frederick Tyson (born September 7, 1981), better known as Khrysis, is a hip hop... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button