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The Best Rappers From Virginia 

Ranker Hip Hop
Updated May 5, 2020 3.5k votes 650 voters 20.6k views 31 items

List Rules Only rappers born or raised in Virginia.

From new artists to some of the greatest hip hop artists of all time, here are the best rappers from Virginia. Including both solo artists, like Missy Elliott and Pusha T, and hip hop groups, like Clipse and N.E.R.D., this list of the most popular Virginia rappers features rap artists who were born or raised in the Old Dominion state. Other famous Virginia rap artists include Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, and Lil Tracy. Who are the top Virginia rappers of all-time?

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

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Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Christopher Maurice Brown (born May 5, 1989) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor and entrepreneur. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he was involved in his church choir and several ...more

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Pusha T is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Terrence LeVarr Thornton (born May 13, 1977), better known by his stage name Pusha T, is an American rapper, songwriter and record executive. He initially gained major recognition as half of hip ...more

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Missy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott (born July 1, 1971) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, and philanthropist. She embarked on her music career with ...more

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Pharrell Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Pharrell Lanscilo Williams (; born April 5, 1973) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. Williams and Chad Hugo formed the record production duo The Neptunes in 1992, ...more

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Timbaland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Timothy Zachary Mosley (born March 10, 1972), known professionally as Timbaland, is an American record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ.Timbaland's first full credit production work ...more

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Clipse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Clipse is an American hip hop duo, formed by brothers Gene "No Malice" Thornton and Terrence "Pusha T" Thornton, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, in 1992. The group was ...more

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N*E*R*D is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
N.E.R.D (stylized as N*E*R*D, an acronym of No-one Ever Really Dies) is an American hip hop and rock band, formed in Virginia Beach, Virginia in 1999. Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo were signed ...more
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Lil Tracy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Jazz Ishmael Butler (born October 13, 1995), known professionally as Lil Tracy, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He is best known for his collaborations with deceased rapper Lil ...more

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No Malice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Gene Elliott Thornton Jr., better known by his stage name No Malice, is an American hip hop recording artist from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is perhaps best known for being one half of East ...more
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Skillz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Donnie Lewis, (born June 2, 1974) also known as Skillz, or Mad Skillz is an American rapper known for his acclaimed 1996 album From Where???, a reference to his origins in Virginia, not a New ...more
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The Lady of Rage is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Robin Yvette Allen, known professionally as The Lady of Rage, is an American rapper, singer and actress best known for collaborations with several Death Row Records artists, including Dr. Dre ...more
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Wu-Syndicate is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
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Nottz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Dominick J. Lamb (born February 21, 1977), better known by his stage name Nottz (or Nottz Raw), is an American hip hop record producer and rapper from Norfolk, Virginia. Nottz has produced for ...more
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Fam-Lay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Nathaniel Johnson, also known as Fam-Lay (born May 28, 1974) is an American rapper from Norfolk, Virginia.
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Nickelus F is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Nickelus F (formerly known as Nick Fury) is a rapper, songwriter, and producer from Richmond, Virginia. He is best known for being the Black Entertainment Television 106 & Park ...more
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Black Cobain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Black Cobain is an American rapper signed to The Board Administration. He is most notably recognized for his collaboration on the Wale track "4 AM" and as the opening act of Wale's ...more
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Big Pooh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Thomas Louis Jones III (born February 12, 1980), better known by his stage name Rapper Big Pooh, is an American rapper, who, along with fellow rap artist Phonte, was a member of the acclaimed ...more
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Kenn Starr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Kenn Starr (born Kenneth Jones) is an American rapper from Suffolk, Virginia, currently residing in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Starr is a member of the Low Budget Crew and also the duo ...more
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Chadrach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
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Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Garland Mosley, Jr., commonly known by his stage name Sebastian, is an American rapper and songwriter. He is the younger brother of fellow rapper Timbaland.
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Travis Miller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Travis Miller (born May 13, 1984) is a multi-genre American recording artist and music producer from Richmond, Virginia. He is best known for his 2012 album Mista Thug Isolation and his 2015 ...more
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Michael Millions is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Michael Bass better known as his stage name Michael Millions is an American rapper and songwriter from Richmond, Virginia. He is the co-founder of Purple Republic Music Group and has ...more
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Lil Raven is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
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Mi$tro is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Stephon Manuel (born January 8, 1992), most popularly known as Mi$tro (Pronounced as My-Stro) and also under producer alias Mason Taylor, is an American rapper, from Caroline County, Virginia. ...more
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Sean Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Sean Martin Slaughter (born May 4, 1976) is an American Christian hip hop musician. He started making hip hop music in 1991 but did not release a commercial album until 1999. He has released ...more