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The Best Rappers From Washington D.C.

Updated September 24, 2020 1.7k votes 419 voters 20.6k views21 items

List RulesOnly rappers born or raised in Washington, D.C.

From new artists to some of the greatest hip hop artists of all time, here are the best rappers from Washington D.C.. Including both solo artists, like Wale and GoldLink, and hip hop groups, like Team Demolition and Panacea, this list of the most popular Washington D.C. rappers features rap artists who were born or raised in the US capital. Known for their blend of New York and Southern hup hip, these famous Washington D.C. rappers continue to originate their own style and sound. Who are the top Washington D.C. rappers of all-time?

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

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  • Shy Glizzy1
    Marquis Amonte King (born December 12, 1992), better known by his stage name Shy Glizzy, is an...  more
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  • Wale2
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    Olubowale Victor Akintimehin (born September 21, 1984), better known by his stage name Wale (...  more
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  • GoldLink3
    D'Anthony Carlos (born May 17, 1993), better known by his stage name GoldLink, is an American...  more
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  • Fat Trel4
    Martrel Reeves (born June 26, 1990), better known by his stage name Fat Trel, is an American...  more
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  • Oddisee5
    Amir Mohamed el Khalifa, (born February 24, 1985) better known by his stage name Oddisee, is...  more
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  • Lil Mosey6
    Lathan Moses Echols (born January 25, 2002), known professionally as Lil Mosey, is an American...  more
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  • DJ Kool7
    John W. Bowman Jr. (born March 20, 1958), better known by his stage name DJ Kool, is an...  more
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  • Tabi Bonney8
    Tabiabuè Bonney, better known as Tabi Bonney, is a Togo-born, Washington, D.C.-based rapper....  more
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  • LoLa Monroe9
    Fershgenet Melaku (born October 23, 1986), better known as LoLa Monroe, is an...  more
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  • D.C. Scorpio13
    Lanard "D.C. Scorpio" Thompson (also credited as "DC Scorpio") is a Washington, D.C.-based...  more
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  • Kenn Starr14
    Kenn Starr (born Kenneth Jones) is an American rapper from Suffolk, Virginia, currently...  more
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    Michael Jones (born April 5, 1980), better known by his stage name Wax, is an American rapper,...  more
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  • Sintax the Terrific16
    Daniel Josev Brewer, who goes by the stage name Sintax the Terrific, sometimes stylized as...  more
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  • Audra The Rapper17
    Audra The Rapper, also known as Farrah Fawx, is an American rapper, songwriter, and television...  more
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  • Marky18
    Marky or Markie may refer to:...  more
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  • Panacea19
    Panacea is an American hip hop duo, formed in 2003 in Washington DC. The duo consists of MC...  more
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  • Eli Northrup20
    Eli Clemans Northrup (born December 14, 1984) is an American criminal defense attorney,...  more
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  • Freddie Bruno21
    David Frederick Washington (born August 20, 1978), who goes by the stage name Freddie Bruno,...  more
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