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The Best G-Funk Rappers  

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At the onset of gangster rap and west coast rap, there was a subgenre that emerged that captured the laidback vibes of the hip hop of that time. G-Funk was much smoother and slower than generic west coast rap, and G Funk rappers were some of the most popular 90s musicians. In fact, G-Funk rappers ruled the album charts during this time as well. That time, also known as the G-Funk era, was heavily influenced by the earlier Bay Area-based sound, which was known to many as Mobb music. Many people associate G-Funk rappers with Los Angeles, but the Bay played a big part in shaping the sound.

So, who is the best G-Funk rapper? The OG of G-Funk is none other than Dr. Dre. Though now he's known as a mogul whose reach goes well beyond the music spectrum, Dre's beats that originated with N.W.A. helped usher in the G-Funk era and allowed for G-Funk rappers, G-Funk artists and G-Funk groups to rise to power. Some of Dr. Dre's most prominent proteges are some of rap music's biggest names. Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Nate Dogg are some of the biggest G-Funk rappers. Let's not forget about the likes of Ice Cube and even Coolio as part of the top G-Funk artists.

That said, it's up to you to determine who should be called the best G-Funk rapper. If you see someone who should be on this list and isn't, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best g-funk bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest g-funk musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular g-funk bands that you might've heard of (37 items)
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Nate Dogg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, better known by his stage name Nate Dogg, was an American singer, rapper, and actor. He was noted for his membership in rap trio 213 and his solo career in which he ...more
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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr, best known by his stage name Snoop Dogg, is an American recording artist and actor from Long Beach, California. His music career began in 1992, when he was discovered ...more
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Warren G is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
Warren Griffin III, better known by his stage name, Warren G, is an American West Coast rapper and hip hop producer. He is best known for his debut 1994 single, "Regulate", which ...more
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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
Andre Romelle Young, known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American record producer, rapper and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. ...more
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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
O'Shea Jackson, Sr., better known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later ...more
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Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known by his stage names 2Pac and briefly as Makaveli, was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one ...more
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DJ Quik is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
David Marvin Blake, better known by his stage name DJ Quik, is an American rapper, actor, and record producer. According to Quik himself, his stage name reflects his ability to produce records ...more
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Eazy-E is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
Eric Lynn Wright, better known by his stage name Eazy-E, was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. Wright is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta ...more
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N.W.A is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
N.W.A was an American hip hop group from Compton that is widely considered to have been among the earliest and most significant popularizers of the gangsta rap and west coast hip hop subgenres ...more
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Tha Dogg Pound is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
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Tha Dogg Pound is an American hip hop duo formed in 1992, made up of West Coast rappers Daz Dillinger and Kurupt. They were signed to Death Row Records in their early careers and were key to the ...more
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Above the Law is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
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Above the Law is a hip hop group from Pomona, California, founded in 1989 by Cold 187um, Laylaw, KMG the Illustrator, Go Mack, and DJ Total K-Oss
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Too $hort is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
Todd Anthony Shaw, better known by the stage name Too Short, is an American rapper, producer, and actor. He is best known for his hit songs like "The Ghetto" and "Blow the ...more
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Spice 1 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
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Robert L. Green, Jr., better known by his stage name Spice 1, is an American rapper born in Corsicana, Texas. He has consistently been releasing solo and group albums since 1992. Spice 1 was ...more
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MC Eiht is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
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Aaron Tyler, better known by his stage name MC Eiht, is an American hip hop recording artist from Compton, California. His stage name was partly inspired by the numeral in KRS-One's name. He ...more
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B.G. Knocc Out is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
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Al Hassan Naqiyy, better known by his stage name B.G. Knocc Out, is an American rapper known for collaborating with Eazy-E on the 1993 single "Real Muthaphuckkin G's". He is also the ...more
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Coolio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
Artis Leon Ivey Jr., better known by the stage name Coolio, is an American musician, rapper, chef, actor, and record producer. Coolio achieved mainstream success in the mid 1990's with his ...more
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Celly Cel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
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Marcellus McCarver, better known by his stage name Celly Cel, is an American rapper from Vallejo, California. He released his first single, Lifestyle of a Mack, on his independent record label ...more
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The Dove Shack is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
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The Dove Shack is a G-funk group from Long Beach. Consisting of C-Knight, Bo-Roc and 2Scoops, the group made their debut with the song "This Is the Shack" on Warren G's album ...more
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E-40 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
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Earl Stevens better known by his stage name E-40, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor from Vallejo, California. He is a founding member of the rap group The Click, and the founder ...more
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Luniz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
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Luniz or Da Luniz was an American platinum-selling hip hop duo from Oakland, California, formed by Yukmouth & Numskull. The group released an internationally successful hit in 1995 titled ...more
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Dresta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
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Andre DeSean Wicker, better known by his stage name Dresta, is an American rapper known for collaborating with Eazy-E on the 1993 single "Real Muthaphuckkin G's". He is also the older ...more
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Suga Free is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
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Dejuan Walker, better known by his stage name Suga Free, is an American rapper from Pomona, California.
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RBL Posse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
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RBL Posse was a 1990s gangsta rap group from Hunters Point in San Francisco, California.
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Rappin' 4-Tay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
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Anthony Forté, better known by his stage name Rappin' 4-Tay, is an American rapper from the Fillmore District of San Francisco, California.
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The Lady of Rage is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best G-Funk Rappers
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