bands / musicians Los Angeles Rappers  

Susie Moss
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A list of notable rappers and hip-hop groups from Los Angeles. Though hip-hop and rap music was primarily considered an East Coast phenomenon in its early days, with New York City in particular as a focal point, by the early 1980s, an early hip hop culture was already beginning to grow on the West Coast, particularly in the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Rappers Rapp Records, founded in 1981, is often thought to have been the first West Coast rap label, an LA equivalent to New York's Sugar Hill Records.

By the rise of NWA and the gangsta rap phenomenon, Los Angeles neighborhoods such as Compton and Inglewood were already as recognizable to hip-hop fans as their East Coast counterparts. Former NWA member Ice Cube, Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg - many of them recording under the Death Row Records label associated with underworld figure Suge Knight - would further cement LA's reputation as the home of the gangsta rap style.

Los Angeles is also the birthplace of much of the alternative hip-hop scene. Influential and experimental MCs including Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, the Pharcyde, Jurassic 5 and Kurupt all came up through the same indie rap LA culture.
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2Pac is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
2Pac

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Aceyalone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Aceyalone Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

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Aloe Blacc is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Aloe Blacc Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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B-Real is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
B-Real Hip hop music, Nu metal, Hardcore hip hop

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Bad Azz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Bad Azz Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

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Big Syke is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Big Syke Hip hop music

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Blu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Blu Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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Brownside is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Brownside Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

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Busdriver is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Busdriver Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Abstract hip hop

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Cali Swag District is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Cali Swag District Hip Hop, Rap music

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Chali 2na is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Chali 2na Hip hop music

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Chiddy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Chiddy

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Crooked i is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Crooked i Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

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Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Cypress Hill Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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Daz Dillinger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Daz Dillinger Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk

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Defari is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Defari Hip hop music

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Deuce is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Deuce Pop music, Eurodance

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Dilated Peoples is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Dilated Peoples Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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DJ Yella is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
DJ Yella

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Dom Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Dom Kennedy Hip hop music

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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Dr. Dre Hip hop music, Rap music, Gangsta rap

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Dudley Perkins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Dudley Perkins

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Dumbfoundead is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Dumbfoundead Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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Eazy E is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Eazy E

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Eligh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Eligh Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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Evidence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Evidence Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop

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Fatlip is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Fatlip Hip hop music

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Freestyle Fellowship is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Freestyle Fellowship Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Freestyle rap

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Giant Panda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Giant Panda Hip hop music, Underground hip hop, Underground hip hop

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Gift of Gab is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Gift of Gab Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

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Haiku D'Etat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Haiku D'Etat Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

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Hopsin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Hopsin Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Horrorcore

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Hypnotize is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Hypnotize

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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Ice Cube Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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Ice-T is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Ice-T Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Rock music

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Imani is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Los Angeles Rappers

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Jurassic 5 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Jurassic 5 Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Kendrick Lamar Hip hop music, Political hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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Kurupt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Kurupt Hip hop music

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L.A. Symphony is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
L.A. Symphony Hip hop music, Christian hip hop

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Lootpack is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Lootpack Hip hop music

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Madlib is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Madlib Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Disco

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MC Ren is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
MC Ren Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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Mike Shinoda is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Mike Shinoda Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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MURS is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
MURS Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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N.W.A is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
N.W.A Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

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Nipsey Hussle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Nipsey Hussle Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk

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Oh No is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Oh No Hip hop music, Trip hop, Funk

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Outlawz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Los Angeles Rappers
Outlawz Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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Pac Div is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Los Angeles Rappers