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The Best Rappers From Staten Island 

Ranker Hip Hop
Updated September 30, 2019 615 votes 112 voters 3.8k views 19 items

List Rules Only rappers born or raised in Staten Island, New York.

From new artists to some of the greatest hip hop artists of all time, here are the best rappers from Staten Island. Including both solo artists, like Method Man and RZA, and hip hop groups, like Wu-Tang Clan and Killarmy, this list of the most popular Staten Island rappers features rap artists who were born or raised in the NYC borough. Known for their style of East Coast hip hop, other famous Staten Island rappers include Raekwon, Shyheim, and Eamon. Who are the top Staten Island rappers of all-time?

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

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Wu-Tang Clan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
Wu-Tang Clan is an American hip hop group formed in the New York City borough of Staten Island in 1992, originally composed of rapper-producer RZA and rappers GZA, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Method Man, ...more

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Method Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
Clifford M. Smith Jr. (born March 2, 1971), better known by his stage name Method Man, is an American rapper, record producer and actor. He is known as a member of the East Coast hip hop ...more

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Ghostface Killah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
Dennis Coles (born May 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Ghostface Killah, is an American rapper, songwriter and actor and member of the Wu-Tang Clan. After the group achieved ...more

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Raekwon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
Corey Woods (born January 12, 1970), better known by his stage name Raekwon () , is an American rapper and a member of Wu-Tang Clan. He released his solo debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... in ...more

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Inspectah Deck is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
Jason Richard Hunter (born July 6, 1970), better known by his stage name Inspectah Deck, is an American rapper, producer, and actor. He is a member of the groups Wu-Tang Clan and Czarface.He has ...more

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RZA is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (born July 5, 1969), better known by his stage name RZA ( RIZ-ə), is an American rapper, record producer, musician, actor, and director. He is the de facto leader of the ...more

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GZA is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
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Gary E. Grice (born August 22, 1966), better known by his stage names GZA ( JIZ-ə) and The Genius, is an American rapper and songwriter. A founding member of the hip hop group the Wu-Tang Clan, ...more

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Ol' Dirty Bastard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
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Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004), better known by his stage name Ol' Dirty Bastard (often abbreviated as O.D.B.), was an American rapper and producer. He was one of ...more

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Dom Pachino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
Dom Pachino
Dom Pachino (born Domingo J. Del Valle in Manhattan, New York City) is a rapper of Puerto Rican descent. He is a member of the rap group Killarmy and also has a solo career. He is also known as ...more
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Cappadonna is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
Darryl Hill (born September 18, 1969), better known by his stage name Cappadonna, is an American rapper. He is a member of the hip-hop collective the Wu-Tang Clan and is a member of the rap ...more

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Masta Killa is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
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Jamel Irief (born Elgin Turner; August 18, 1969), better known by his stage name Masta Killa, is an American rapper and member of the Wu-Tang Clan. Though one of the lesser-known members of the ...more

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U-God is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
Lamont Jody Hawkins (born November 10, 1970), better known as U-God, is an American rapper and member of the hip hop collective Wu-Tang Clan. He has been with the group since its inception, and ...more

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Squidnice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
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Squidnice (born February 3, 1997) is a rapper from Staten Island, New York. He established himself in the rap game with a 2015 track called "Trap by My Lonely." He walked the runway to ...more
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Killarmy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
Killarmy is a hip hop group, also known through its affiliation with the Wu-Tang Clan It is one of the earliest and most successful of the many Wu-Tang affiliates along with Sunz of Man. It ...more
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Shyheim is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
Shyheim is an American rapper and actor affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan. He was closely associated with a group called G.P. Wu and then began collaborating with Wu-Tang Records affiliated ...more
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Streetlife is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
Patrick Charles, better known by the stage name Streetlife, is a hip hop artist who is a close associate of the Wu-Tang Clan, particularly of Method Man. He was born in the Bronx, moved to ...more
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Eamon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
Eamon Doyle (born September 19, 1983), professionally known as Eamon, is an American R&B singer-songwriter and harmonicist. He is known for his hit single, "Fuck It (I Don't Want You ...more
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Haas G is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
Haas G
Haas G (born Carlos Evans, aka Fantom of the Beat) is a Staten Island-based hip hop musician. Haas G was part of the 1990s rap duo The U.M.C.'s, and as Carlos Evans, he is credited as producer ...more
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NYOIL is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
NYOIL (pronounced N-Y Oil) (born April 29, 1971) is an American emcee from Staten Island, New York City. His name was formerly an acronym for New York's Original International Lover. He has been ...more