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The Best Rappers From Philadelphia

Updated April 14, 2020 18.5k votes 2.5k voters 52.5k views87 items

List RulesRappers born or raised in Philadelphia.

From new artists to some of the greatest hip hop artists of all time, here are the best rappers from Philadelphia. Including both solo artists, like Meek Mill and Lil Uzi Vert, and hip hop groups, like Army of the Pharaohs and The Roots, this list of the most popular Philadelphia rappers features rap artists who were born or raised in the Pennsylvania city. With lyrics about living in the ghetto, gangsta rapper Schoolly D is commonly regarded as the artist who helped Philly pop up in the hip hop world. Who are the top Philadelphia rappers of all-time?

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

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    Meek Mill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Robert Rihmeek Williams (born May 6, 1987), known professionally as Meek Mill, is an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Symere Woods (born July 31, 1994), known professionally as Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Beanie Sigel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
    Dwight Equan Grant (born March 6, 1974), better known by his stage name Beanie Sigel, is an... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Black Thought is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    PnB Rock is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Rakim Hasheem Allen (born December 9, 1991), better known by his stage name PnB Rock, is an... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Barry Adrian Reese (born July 7, 1982), better known by his stage name Cassidy, is an American... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Eve is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper (born November 10, 1978) is an American hip hop recording artist and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Kurupt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Ricardo Emmanuel Brown (born November 23, 1972) is an American rapper and actor, better known... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
    Lil Skies (born August 4, 1998) is a rapper from Pennsylvania who is best known for singles... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    DJ Jazzy Jeff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Schoolly D is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
    Jesse Bonds Weaver Jr. (born June 22, 1962), better known by the stage name Schoolly D... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Lisa Lopes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Tierra Whack is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Freeway is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Leslie Edward Pridgen (born August 6, 1978), better known by his stage name Freeway, is an... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    AR-Ab is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Abdul Ibrahim West, better known by his stage name AR-Ab (also referred to as King Ab), is an... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Young Chris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Bahamadia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Vinnie Paz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Jahlil Beats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Steady B is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Three Times Dope is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Major Figgas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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    Cool C is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers From Philadelphia
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