Best African Rappers


The Top Ten

1 Sarkodie

I think sarkodie is the best rapper Africa has ever seen so to me I believe he should be number one

I agree. Sarkodie doesn't only rap in his native language but raps in Engolish and makes him one of the best rappers of all time in Africa. He is ask rated as the fastest rapper. So I think this list should be relisted again.

Sark is the best rapper in ages and should be accorded his respect. He should be the best rapper in Africa

I love your songs rough more than my serious girl

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2 M.I

Mi is the best, all all Africa rappers need to lowdown before before him because he is the best, good punch line and nice voice, from Israel

He is the best ever and nobody beats him in Africa

M.I is the greatest rapper african has seen after mode 9. Any other rappers come faster. Plus the fact that you rap fast doesn't make you a great rapper.

M.I is rillygood

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Best African rapper I've ever seen...he's taken the game on another level

Aka is the best rapper in Africa

Really talented but a bit underrated though

The consistency is something else. plus composure verse one is my favorite rap verse so yeah, AKA is the best

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He may not be the best lyricist but In this whole list he's the biggest "musical genius".

All hail to the King of Africa's vernecular hip hop. This dude's style is not a copy of the western hip hop, he keeps it local with a fresh delivery and great charisma - cleff

"Wave Your Glasses", "Wayza", "Let The Beat Go", etc. This guy is best in Africa

Most influential rapper in RSA. If you look into when the two African giant countries of hip hop started collaborating it would take us to a song known as Boogie Down featuring Naeto C. The States at some point referred to him as the Jay Z of South Africa. This guy has paved the way in Africa (Boogie Down, Superhuman, Jigah, All Around The A, Let The Beat Go) & internationally (Ke Ledimo, Dream Girl). This guy was undisputed in the year 2007-2009 with Mnet listing him as Africa's greatest rapper, topping names like Tumi, M.I Abaga, Sasha, D Black & Naeto C. Long live, great one

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5 Modenine

The best of the best

Modenine is genuine rap

Ridiculous how out gunned other rappers are in front of this man. 7 times The Headies Lyricist on the Roll winner. Easily the best.

Great lyricism, great flow, great MC... Almost everything about him is great - cleff

6 Naeto C

A charisma like no other, a musician like no other, I just had to put him in - cleff

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7 Ice Prince

Ice prince I hope he is the best rap in Africa in fit in the all world

Ice prince is he make hit

He is the best rapper

Best of the best

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8 Khuli Chana

Ya'll can't seriously put Ice Prince over this dude. He's got a better taste in musicality, better charisma and he's been is more consistent. Give the legend the spot which he deserves

You a good rapper

The MotswakOriginator lost in time recently released one of the best rap album in RSA, "Lost in Time" or should I dare to say this decade's best rap release in Africa (so far). This dude has got the best charisma in the African rap game - cleff


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9 Scientific

He is the best rapper I have ever heard

Scientific is Africa all time best. Scientific always talk reality

I think scientific need to be the first on the list because he rap reality and his rap is standard.

When it comes to professional rap scientific is the best and the mic gladiator

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10 Cassper Nyovest

Filled up the dome (20 000 capacity) and Orlando stadium (40 000), something I doubt any other person on this list can do

Cassper is the best after sark

Man you the best king nyovest

Man you are the best rapper

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The Contenders

11 Proverb

This guy was the first rapper the continent which I saw as a great inspiration. He's not only a great rapper but he's also got a great personality. Let me take it back to '05 when he dropped his first and best classic album (of three classic albums) Book of ProVerb. Tracks such as "Microphone Sweet Home", "Marry Me", "Women" & "Heartbeat" stole my heart and I never stopped listening to him ever since. Lyrical technicality takes a dump on any rapper or name you'd find on this list or another - Aliwal

Lyrically, no one can touch this man! - Nervflo

Most technical lyricist in Africa

Better MC than Mode 9. Book Of ProVerb & Manuscript can body any album made by Mode 9. He's got better wordplay, better concepts, better freestyles, better charisma and he's the one MC than body any international MC without swearing on a track, but by just delivering pure lyricism and wordplay. So give it some thought guys, go and listen to those two albums and reshuffle your list

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12 Tumi

Voted South Africa's Best Rapper Of All Time by two hip hop magazines. This guy is the best lyricist in the continent. He's like the African Dream version of Nas - Aliwal

The most consistent rapper in the continent being placed @ number 12. Hell naw! The poet MC deserves better. This guy has shut down shows where he performed alongside The Clipse & The Roots. He's killing it in the rap battle scene (scramble for money) and also killing this new wave ("Bump The Cheese Up" & "Visa")

The best lyricist in Africa, every album or mixtape that this dude has ever released has been rated as a classic - cleff

13 Olamide

Olamide is the best

Badoo is the best all time

Baddo na baba

Remarkable rappin styl

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14 heavychollo

Heavychollo beat those wacks above hands of all time

What is heavychollo doing on this spot...he should be om top 2

If am been asked to share my opinion here I think this guy merit the top spot.

Dope ass rapper,he keep it real

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15 D Black

D black is good in rap, how he arrange and the story line

D-Black is cool but he shouldn't be on this list...Hey,we are talking about best rappers in Africa.

He is one of the best rappers of our time. A Ghanaian by birth.

He is good.

16 Khaligraph Jones

The finest Rapper to have graced the music industry from Kenya real rhyme spitter, with levels that cannot be matched in Africa, a fast rapper ask Ice Prince how fast Khaligraph Jones can flip line after line

There is no match for you, you deserve the best and made it on top of this game.

Papa Jones African king #Khali baba yao

His that nigha

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17 K.O

Best rapper in his crew, Teargas. They won the best rap album award in South Africa, 2 years in a row. He broke out and created the new trend that's ruling over Africa known as Skanda hip hop. Last year (2015) he was voted the 2nd best rapper in Africa (which led to a lot of criticism). He outshine your favourite rapper (AKA) on every track they've ever been on, and his best hit song has got more views (Youtube) than any song released by AKA. He changed the way kids in South Africa wore, (last year). Enough said. Father of Skanda

Best in Africa never seen a rapper like him before

Better than every rapper after Mode 9 (except ProVerb & Tumi). The path he paved (Skanda rap) is legendary. His flow on "Son Of A Gun" is legendary. The song "Cara Cara" is legendary. His swag is legendary. His guest appearances (e.g "Born For This", "Run Jozi", "We Rollin" & "God's Will" just to name a few) are legendary. His verses on "No Fear" are legendary. His music video's ("No Fear", "Papa Action" & "Don Dadda") are legendary. Charisma is legendary. Crew (Teargas) is legendary. Founder and father of Skhanda rap - Aliwal

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18 Phyno

Master of rhymes

Best of all tym


Phyno nwa e bu mpa kupu

19 Lil Wine

This Artist emerged to be the best Tsnzanian freestyle maker ever his skill and intelligents brings him to this List Today - Alexdonphy

Africa deseves Artists who do original Hiphop and not to much swag in it...lil Wine is original same with Olamide,Sarkodie,and others - Stella23

20 K'naan

One of the best rappers in Africa, ya'll ever heard him freestyle. Stop sleeping on him. Somalia (is he from Somalia) has blessed us. Love him, love his music and I love his energy

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