By it's explosive nature and origins in cities, hip hop is political. Whether subversive or explicitly described, political rap has been one of the strongest genres of hip hop. Most political rappers are outspoken, which has endeared them to their fans and the communities whose viewpoints they represent. Political hip-hop has been a thorn in the side of those who they oppose and often times are some of the most outspoken musicians. Political rap shouldn't be confused with conscious rap, either. Though similar in some facets, political rap refers to rappers who have strong political agendas.
So, who are the best political rappers? Any political rap list has to include the likes of Public Enemy, N.W.A., Lupe Fiasco, all of which are known for their strong political views—keeping us listeners woke. These groups are among the best rappers of all time and are some of the most important rappers ever. Political rap means rappers have to take a stand and say what they believe. Needless to say, if you're a fan of political rap, you appreciate what these rapping lyricists are saying.
That said, it's up to you to determine who is the best political rapper, as well as who's made the best political rap songs. The greatest political hip hop bands have strong followings so let your voice be heard. Thumbs up for the rappers you like, thumbs down for the ones you don't. This list answers the questions "who are the best political hip hop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest political hip hop 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 political hip hop bands that you might've heard of.
1 329 70 Public Enemy Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop
2 310 70 N.W.A Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap
3 419 113 Immortal Technique Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop
4 196 34 bendik-blix-leidal added KRS-One Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop
5 197 35 OnSum NewIsh added Nas Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop
6 241 57 Ice Cube Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop
7 214 49 thepowderpigresort added Mos Def Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music
8 197 61 Lupe Fiasco Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop
9 117 23 Eli Cohen added Common Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop
10 165 48 Dead Prez Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop
11 169 56 RussellHollender added Lowkey Hip hop music, Grime
12 350 161 Nightstalker55 added Tupac Shakur Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap
13 152 52 Jedi Mind Tricks Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop
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15 92 25 Jason M Hall added Brother Ali Hip hop music, Rap music
16 201 94 Donald Glover Alternative hip hop, Hip Hop
17 82 21 Eli Cohen added Q-Tip Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop
18 69 15 Aous Abdul Aziz added Akala
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