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The Best Rappers From Staten Island

Updated September 30, 2019 971 votes 137 voters 5.8k views19 items

List RulesOnly 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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  • Method Man1
    Clifford M. Smith Jr. (born March 2, 1971), better known by his stage name Method Man, is an...  more

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  • Wu-Tang Clan2
    Wu-Tang Clan is an American hip hop group formed in the New York City borough of Staten Island...  more

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  • Ghostface Killah3
    Dennis Coles (born May 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Ghostface Killah, is an...  more

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  • Raekwon4
    Corey Woods (born January 12, 1970), better known by his stage name Raekwon () , is an...  more

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  • Inspectah Deck5
    Jason Richard Hunter (born July 6, 1970), better known by his stage name Inspectah Deck, is an...  more

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    Gary E. Grice (born August 22, 1966), better known by his stage names GZA ( JIZ-ə) and The...  more

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  • Ol' Dirty Bastard7
    Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004), better known by his stage name...  more

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    Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (born July 5, 1969), better known by his stage name RZA ( RIZ-ə), is...  more

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  • Killarmy9
    Killarmy is a hip hop group, also known through its affiliation with the Wu-Tang Clan It is...  more
  • Masta Killa10
    Jamel Irief (born Elgin Turner; August 18, 1969), better known by his stage name Masta Killa,...  more

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  • Cappadonna11
    Darryl Hill (born September 18, 1969), better known by his stage name Cappadonna, is an...  more
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    Dom Pachino

    Dom Pachino (born Domingo J. Del Valle in Manhattan, New York City) is a rapper of Puerto...  more
  • U-God13
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    Lamont Jody Hawkins (born November 10, 1970), better known as U-God, is an American rapper and...  more

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  • Shyheim14
    Shyheim is an American rapper and actor affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan. He was closely...  more
  • Squidnice15
    Squidnice (born February 3, 1997) is a rapper from Staten Island, New York. He established...  more
  • Streetlife16
    Patrick Charles, better known by the stage name Streetlife, is a hip hop artist who is a close...  more
  • Haas G17
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    Haas G

    Haas G (born Carlos Evans, aka Fantom of the Beat) is a Staten Island-based hip hop musician....  more
  • Eamon18
    Eamon Doyle (born September 19, 1983), professionally known as Eamon, is an American R&B...  more
  • NYOIL19
    NYOIL (pronounced N-Y Oil) (born April 29, 1971) is an American emcee from Staten Island, New...  more