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List Rules Only famous hip hop artists from Compton, CA

Compton, a small city located a few miles south of downtown LA, has a rich and vibrant history and continues to leave its mark on popular culture as hip hop’s west coast mecca. These are the best rappers from Compton. While it’s generally believed the LA scene came together around the same time as rap took hold in New York, the West Coast didn’t exactly hit its stride until the late 80s with the arrival of N.W.A. After that, the floodgates opened. Throughout the 90s, gangsta rap was the most popular sub genre of hip hop and Compton was its ground zero.

But everybody has to grow up. By the 2000s, interest in gansta rap waned. Dre and other Compton rappers, who were only getting older, branched out as businessmen and film stars. West coast hip hop hasn’t died, however. Rappers like Kendrick Lamar still carry the torch and continue to influence a new generation.

Vote for your favorite Compton rapper below, and be sure to add anyone we forgot to the list! Who is your favorite Compton Hip hop artist?

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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Kendrick Lamar Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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796 138
Dre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Dr. Dre Hip hop music

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889 155
Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Ice Cube Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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821 147
Easy E is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton

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782 119
N.W.A is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
N.W.A Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

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313 160
MC Ren is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
MC Ren Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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335 170
YG is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
YG Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, West Coast hip hop

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235 129
Coolio is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Coolio Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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204 104
MC Eiht is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
MC Eiht Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk

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240 132
DJ Quik is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
DJ Quik Hip hop music, Rock music, G-funk

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144 90
Compton's Most Wanted is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Compton's Most Wanted Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk

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241 148
Jayceon Terrell Taylor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Jayceon Terrell Taylor Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Contemporary R&B

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118 93
B.G. Knocc Out is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
B.G. Knocc Out Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk

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141 109
DJ Mustard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton

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143 114
Lil' Eazy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Lil' Eazy

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59 10
Game is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
linus0707 added Game

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89 95
Dresta is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Dresta Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop

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179 204
Tyga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Tyga Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Pop rap

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71 84
Hi-C is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Hi-C Hip hop music, Pop rap, West Coast hip hop

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76 94
Arabian Prince is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Arabian Prince Hip hop music, Electro hop, Electro

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61 80
2nd II None is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
2nd II None Hip hop music, G-funk, West Coast hip hop

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66 85
Guerilla Black is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Guerilla Black West Coast hip hop

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63 82
King Tee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
King Tee Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop

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51 71
Spider Loc is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Spider Loc Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop

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45 36
Compton Menace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Jay Clayton added Compton Menace Gangsta Rap, west Coast Hip Hop

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49 71
Nationwide Rip Ridaz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Nationwide Rip Ridaz Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk

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46 74
Tweedy Bird Loc is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Tweedy Bird Loc Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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42 72
TQ is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
TQ Rhythm and blues

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19 17
Dre Rich Kidd is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Guest_ebc72c4e-c67d-49ab-843f-d5787fd3e73b added Dre Rich Kidd

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37 72
Menajahtwa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Menajahtwa Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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35 78
Greydon Square is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rappers from Compton
Greydon Square Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rap music