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The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked  

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Rappers who don't swear really should be in a class of their own. While some hip-hop artists have made songs or even full albums without cursing in the lyrics, it's quite hard to come by. But in regard to the best rappers that don't swear at all, those are far and few between. In fact, most of the best rappers of all time use profanity quite frequently.

Nevertheless, plenty of rap fans hardly notice whether or not the rappers swear that often, and others won't even pay any mind to the "cleaner" artists. However, there are plenty of people out there who like the family-friendly stuff, and there are plenty of rappers who are respected for making such material.

Though they may be rare, rappers with clean lyrics deserve a lot of respect. Not just for making their music friendly for all ages and walks of life, but for creating great verses in a genre that's so defined by its use of swearing. This list of rappers that don't cuss go to all the kids out there, the families blaring hip-hop in the minivan, and anyone who just prefers ol' fashioned, clean language. 

Take a look at list of clean rappers below and vote up the artists you think make the most of their music without the "dirty" language. Don't forget, you can also add any rappers with clean lyrics you don't already see on the list.

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NF is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Nathan John Feuerstein (born March 30, 1991), known by his stage name NF, is an American rapper, artist and songwriter, who has charted in both the Christian hip hop and mainstream hip hop ...more
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LeCrae is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Real Talk, After the Music Stops, Church Clothes
Lecrae Devaughn Moore (born October 9, 1979), mononymously known as Lecrae, is an American Christian hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is the president, ...more
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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Big Willie Style, Gettin' Jiggy Wit It, Miami
Willard Carroll Smith Jr. (born September 25, 1968) is an American actor, rapper and media personality. In April 2007, Newsweek called him "the most powerful actor in Hollywood". Smith ...more
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Twenty One Pilots is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
4jjsgames added Vessel, Twenty One Pilots, Regional At Best
Twenty One Pilots is an American musical duo from Columbus, Ohio. The band was formed in 2009 and consists of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun. They put out two self-released albums, Twenty One Pilots ...more
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Andy Mineo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
JoshEddie added Heroes for Sale, Formerly Known, Bitter
Andy Mineo, former stage name C-Lite, is an American Christian hip hop artist, producer, minister, TV and music video director from New York City. He is currently signed to Reach Records and in ...more
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Rakim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
The 18th Letter, The Archive: Live, Lost & Found
William Michael Griffin Jr. (born January 28, 1968), better known by his stage name Rakim, is an American rapper. One half of golden age hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, he is widely regarded as ...more
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KB is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
JoshEddie added Weight & Glory, 100, Go Off
Kevin Elijah Burgess, better known by his stage name KB, is an American Christian hip hop artist from St. Petersburg, Florida. He is the leader of the hip-hop group HGA, and was signed as a solo ...more
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Trip Lee is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
JoshEddie added The Good Life, 20/20, If They Only Knew
William Lee Barefield III (born December 17, 1987), better known by his stage name Trip Lee, is an American Christian rapper, singer, poet, and author. Signed to Reach Records, he has recorded ...more
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Tedashii is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
JoshEddie added Below Paradise, Kingdom People, Identity Crisis
Tedashii Lavoy Anderson (born March 8, 1977), known simply as Tedashii, is an American Christian hip hop artist and member of the hip-hop troupe, 116 Clique. He also hosted the NGEN Radio show ...more
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Flo Rida is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Wild Ones, Low, Mail on Sunday
Tramar Lacel Dillard (born September 17, 1979), known professionally as Flo Rida ( floh RY-də), is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Carol City, Florida. His 2007 breakout single ...more
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MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Vaudeville Villain, Operation: Doomsday, Special Herbs and Spices
Daniel Dumile (born 1971), better known by his stage name MF Doom (stylized in all caps), is a US-based English rapper, songwriter, and record producer from Long Island, New York. Best known for ...more
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Social Club Misfits is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
JoshEddie added
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Canon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
JoshEddie added The Great Investment
Canon is a gospel rapper.
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Big Daddy Kane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Long Live the Kane, It's a Big Daddy Thing, Daddy's Home
Antonio Hardy (born September 10, 1968), better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor who started his career in 1986 as a member of the rap ...more
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Chuck D is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Autobiography of Mistachuck, Rock da Funky Beats / Dance With You, An Interview With Chuck D
Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960), known professionally as Chuck D, is an American rapper, author, and producer. As the leader of the rap group Public Enemy, he helped create ...more
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Guru is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Jazzmatazz, Volume 1, Guru's Jazzmatazz
Keith Edward Elam (July 17, 1961 – April 19, 2010), better known by his stage name Guru (a backronym for Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal), was an American rapper, producer and actor. He was a ...more
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Derek Minor is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
JoshEddie added Dying to Live, Redemption, Black Out
Derek Miner is a member of the musical group, 116 Clique.
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Biz Markie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Goin' Off, The Biz Never Sleeps, Weekend Warrior
Marcel Theo Hall (born April 8, 1964), better known by his stage name Biz Markie, is an American rapper, beatboxer, DJ, actor, comedian, television personality and spokesperson. He is best known ...more
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K-os is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Exit, Black on Blonde, Joyful Rebellion
Kevin Brereton (born February 20, 1972), better known by his stage name k-os (; "chaos"), is a Canadian alternative rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His given name may ...more
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C.L. Smooth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
The Outsider, Warm Outside / I Can't Help It, Smoke in the Air
CL Smooth (born Corey Brent Penn, Sr., October 8, 1968, New Rochelle, New York) is an American rapper. He is best known as the vocal half of the hip-hop duo Pete Rock & CL Smooth.
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Beautiful Eulogy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
JoshEddie added Satellite Kite, Instruments of Mercy
Beautiful Eulogy is an experimental hip hop group and production team from Portland, Oregon, signed to the label Humble Beast. Composed of rappers Braille and Odd Thomas and producer Courtland ...more
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Shad K. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
The Old Prince, When This Is Over, Flying Colours
Shadrach Kabango (born July 18, 1982), better known by his stage name Shad or Shad K., is a Canadian alternative hip hop recording artist and broadcaster. He hosted Q on CBC Radio One from 2015 ...more
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Dessa Darling is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
A Badly Broken Code, Parts of Speech, False Hopes
Dessa Wander (born Margret Wander, May 23, 1981), better known by her stage name Dessa, is an American rapper, singer, writer, and former record executive. She is a member of the indie hip hop ...more
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K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Stories from the Black Book, No Mercy, K-Rino
Eric Kaiser, better known by his stage name K-Rino, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas. He founded the South Park Coalition, and John Nova Lomax of the Houston Press described him as ...more
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LMNO is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked
Selective Hearing, Born Again, P's & Q's
LMNO is a member of the musical group, The Visionaries.