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The Best Rappers From Staten Island

Updated September 30, 2019 939 votes 132 voters 4.7k 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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    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... more on Wikipedia

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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... more on Wikipedia

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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... more on Wikipedia

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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... more on Wikipedia

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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... more on Wikipedia
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    GZA is listed (or ranked) 6 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... more on Wikipedia

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    Ol' Dirty Bastard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
    Russell Tyrone Jones (November 15, 1968 – November 13, 2004), better known by his stage name... more on Wikipedia

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    RZA is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
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    Robert Fitzgerald Diggs (born July 5, 1969), better known by his stage name RZA ( RIZ-ə), is... more on Wikipedia

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    Killarmy is listed (or ranked) 9 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... more on Wikipedia
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    Masta Killa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
    Jamel Irief (born Elgin Turner; August 18, 1969), better known by his stage name Masta Killa,... more on Wikipedia

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    Cappadonna is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
    Darryl Hill (born September 18, 1969), better known by his stage name Cappadonna, is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Dom Pachino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
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    Dom Pachino

    Dom Pachino (born Domingo J. Del Valle in Manhattan, New York City) is a rapper of Puerto... more on Wikipedia
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    U-God is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
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    Lamont Jody Hawkins (born November 10, 1970), better known as U-God, is an American rapper and... more on Wikipedia
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    Shyheim is listed (or ranked) 14 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... more on Wikipedia
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    Squidnice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
    Squidnice (born February 3, 1997) is a rapper from Staten Island, New York. He established...
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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... more on Wikipedia
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    Haas G is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
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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 on Wikipedia
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    Eamon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers From Staten Island
    Eamon Doyle (born September 19, 1983), professionally known as Eamon, is an American R&B... more on Wikipedia
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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... more on Wikipedia
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