Top Ten California Rappers

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1TupacTupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.

Made history from the day he was born. A leader for many more to come, and inspiration to young men to get what's most important in life in order and that is their life, to succeed and accomplish their dreams, above all that money and greed and beef, love your mother she's the only one God blessed you with.

He not only was a great rapper with excellent flow, he also is the most influential rapper ever. He delved where other rappers were to afraid to go, putting all of his emotions into his songs, not hiding anything from anybody. 'Tis a shame that he is gone from the game.

tupac is the greatest rapper that has ever lived

He was so good not good great

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2Dr.Dre

Him, Snoop Dogg, and Mike Shinoda (from Linkin Park & Fort Minor) are the best from the west coast. Dre is also the best producer.

I voted 4 dr dre because he's is amazing him in my world is the best producer ever!

Dr dre always killed it he the most gangster rapper to ever come out of cali

3Snoop DoggCordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper and actor from Long Beach, California.

Made gangsta rap mainstream and repped his roots harder than any rapper ever! With a smooth funky flow snoop sees success on a international level.

Rap music sucks but from an outside view he is the biggest name in the genre so must be top 3!

Definitely worthy of this spot. All the while we do it Doggystyle

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4Ice CubeO'Shea Jackson, born June 15, 1969, known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined the seminal gangster rap group N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, he built ...read more.

The people on this website have problems.Eazy-E ranked 1?You've got to be kiding me.Ice Cube ghostwrote for that overrated clown and ice cube had WAY better records im talkin classics like death certificate,Amerikkkas most wanted,the predator,and Straight outta Compton with NWA and Bow Down with westside connection he also wrote Straight outta Compton with The D.O.C eazy didnt write a lyric in his life.
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actor, rapper, thug how much better can he get! - diddyk

Straight up so cal thug. Did him and stood for more then anyone in rap history

Should be second after Tupac

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5Eazy-EEric Lynn Wright better known by his stage name "Eazy-E", was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. He is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta Rap". He was born to Richard and Kathie Wright in Compton, California. On March 26, 1995 Eazy-E dies from complications ...read more.

RIP Eazy E was a Real Compton city G... Godfather of G rap; made a bitch of Dre and his humour was so underrated. Little big man - even has a day in compton named after him...

Kuming straight outta Compton f ha mo for this is a 10 year old kid from Topeka Kansas

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6The GameJayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game, is an American rapper and actor. He was born on November 29, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. Game spent most of his childhood in foster care (up until high school) even though he knew all of his brothers and sisters. Since 2002, Game ...read more.

The game is the second coming of Pac.. He gets a lot of hate though. He the truth! Has helped ya boy, Clyde Carson, Kendrick lamar

He is the only real gangster from the west-coast left.. sadly..

He the original done. All the other new age rappers are PUSSIES

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7Kendrick Lamar

People use to all ways claim that hip hops dead but now that Kendrick revived the west coast's hip hop scene, people don't want to give him any credit

Not the best as yet, but definitely amongst the top ten.
Not only is he Tupac reincarnated, but he's better.

King Kendrick will be better than everyone on this list by the end of his career.

How is he only #7

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9Too Short

Too $hort was a straight up gangster
He wasn't like some other rappers
He rapped about his pure life
Not the greatest rapper, but his vicious lyrics make the best of him

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10N.W.AN.W.A was an American hip hop group from Compton, CA. They were among the earliest and most significant popularizers and controversial figures of the gangsta rap subgenre, and are widely considered one of the seminal groups in the history of hip hop music.

How the hell can NWA be lower than the people in it!? They were amazing together and did very little as individuals. NWA is one of the main reasons rap became so big. Tupac should still be number 1 as the best and most influential/inspirational rapper ever but NWA should be number 2 and snoop should be number 3. After that its very close but Dr. Dre, Nate dogg, and the Game should be the next 3. And at the rate Kid Ink is going he will for sure be right up there with these guys.

ice cube dj yella dr dre eazy e all in 1 group - diddyk

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11Nate DoggNathaniel Dwayne Hale, better known by his stage name Nate Dogg, was an American rapper, singer, and actor. He was known as one of the pioneers of West Coast hip hop. He was noted for his membership in rap trio 213 and his solo career in which he collaborated with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Warren G, Tupac Shakur, ...read more.

helped eminem and snoop dogg get good - diddyk

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12MC RenLorenzo Jerald Patterson, better known by his stage name MC Ren, is an American rapper from Compton, California. He is the founder and owner of the record label Villain Entertainment. His moniker is derived from the middle letters in his first name.
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14Westcoast Connection
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16E-40Earl Stevens better known by his stage name E-40, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor from Vallejo, California.

Ok he doesn't belong in the top 10 all time, but he's a legend in his own right

17YG

Please, this fool is a wannabe thug. He's the reason rap is the way it is today

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18Mac Dre

Mac Dre is one of the most original and talented rappers to ever live he kept all the way one hundred at and had love from everyone

Underrated beast. Been releasing good clean quality music since the 80s and is still today one of my favorite rappers

Been putting out quality music since 1989, leader of the hyphy movement, destined to go worldwide til his life was cut short... Man just Google the dude!

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19Kurupt

One of my favorite lyricists from the west coast.

20MC Eiht

Pioneer on the west coast.Top ten no doubt and was sure as hell better than eazy-e and nate dogg who is more of a singer than rapper.

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