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The Best Chicago Rappers  

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List Rules Only famous hip hop artists from Chicago.

When you think of Chicago rappers these days, the first person that usually comes to mind is Kanye West. While he is from the Windy City, immensely famous and critically lauded, there is so much more to the Chicago hip hop scene. So much so that it couldn’t possibly all be included here. This is a list of the best Chicago rappers, ranked by hip hop fans.

Chicago rappers take their inspiration from every part of the country – some embraced the East coast, others, the West coast, and still others, the South. While there is no actual “Chicago sound” there is still a unique voice and seemingly limitless talent. Check out these rappers from Chicago and vote for your favorite, and while you’re at it, add your own voice to the mix! If anybody is missing, add them!

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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Late Registration, The College Dropout
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Chief Keef is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
JohnBerthiaume added Finally Rich, Back From the Dead, I Don't Like
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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
Acid Rap, Confident, Songs from Scratch: Paranoia
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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
IsmailMohammad added
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G Herbo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
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Lil Durk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
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Polo G is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
danni added
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Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
Food & Liquor, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Part 1
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Common is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
Resurrection, Be, Like Water for Chocolate
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Twista is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
NicholasDecowski added Adrenaline Rush, Kamikaze, The Day After
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Montana of 300 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
PorzinGOD added Cursed With a Blessing, Gunz n Roses, Fire in the Church
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Lil Bibby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
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Earl Sweatshirt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
Earl, Doris, Chum
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Vic Mensa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
Jasen Waslien added Innanetape, Straight Up, Down on My Luck
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Fredo Santana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
It's A Scary Site
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SZA is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
charlie54 added Z, See.SZA.Run EP, S EP
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Young Pappy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
shnigaa added
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Famous Dex is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
Anthony Ponzi added
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L'a Capone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
Zachary Butt added
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Lil Reese is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
Supa Savage
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johnstonismyname added Get Well Foe, No Hooks, No Hooks pt. 2
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Saba is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
skalemba added
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Noname is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
jasem8 added
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Mick Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
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Da Brat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Chicago Rappers
Funkdafied, Unrestricted, Miss P.