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The Best Rappers From Virginia  

Ranker Hip Hop
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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?

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Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Christopher Maurice Brown "Chris" Brown is an American recording artist, dancer, and actor. Born in Tappahannock, Virginia, he taught himself to sing and dance at a young age and was ...more
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Missy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer. Her first major success came as a songwriter with childhood friend and producer ...more
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Pusha T is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Terrence Thornton, better known by his stage name Pusha T, is an American hip hop recording artist from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is also known as one half of hip hop duo Clipse, alongside ...more
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Clipse is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Clipse was 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 is ...more
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Timbaland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Timothy Zachery Mosley, better known by his stage name Timbaland, is an American rapper, record producer, and songwriter. Timbaland's first full credit production work was in 1996 on ...more
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Skillz is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Pharrell Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Pharrell Williams, also known simply as Pharrell, is an American singer-songwriter, rapper, record producer, and fashion designer. Williams and Chad Hugo make up the record production duo the ...more
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Wu-Syndicate is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Debut album of Wu-affiliates Wu-Syndicate.
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Lil Tracy is listed (or ranked) 9 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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N*E*R*D is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
N*E*R*D is an American rock, funk, and hip hop band. Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo were signed by Teddy Riley to Virgin Records as a duo, The Neptunes. After producing songs for several ...more
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Nottz is listed (or ranked) 11 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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No Malice is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Fam-Lay is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Nathaniel Johnson, also known as Fam-Lay is an American rapper from Norfolk, Virginia.
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The Lady of Rage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Robin Yvette Allen, better known by her stage name The Lady of Rage, is an American rapper and actress best known for collaborations with several Death Row Records artists, including Dr. Dre and ...more
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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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Big Pooh is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Rapper Big Pooh is the stage name of an American rapper, who, along with fellow rap artist Phonte, was a member of the acclaimed North Carolina hip hop group Little Brother. In addition to ...more
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Black Cobain is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Chadrach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
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Kenn Starr is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Kenn Starr is a 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 Isaac Jones. His solo debut, Starr ...more
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Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Garland Mosley, 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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Chadrach is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
Brian Crawford added
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Lil Raven is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
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Rich KRK is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers From Virginia
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Travis Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 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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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