List of Japanese hip hop artists, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as Hip hop music solo artists from Japan are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Japanese music that you've never heard before. The hip hop artists and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Japan. If you think the best Japanese Hip hop music band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.
This list has a variety of bands, like Yellow Magic Orchestra and Namie Amuro, in it.If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular hip hop artists from Japan?" and "Which hip hop artists started in Japan?" then this list will answer your questions.