Best African Rappers

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The Top Ten

1 Sarkodie

He is the rap God in Africa

This guy be something else! wish you all understands everything he says, you wouldn't have compared him.

Greatest of all time

He is the best rapper who have ever seen

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2 M.I

If you look down the years, for all the songs he's released and the way he delivers. You'll believe that he's the KING, way above the rest. No one beats him. Listen to MI2 The Movie and Illegal Music II, then you will believe me.

M.I is the best Simple!

M.I is Africa's best rap export. The fact that Sark is rated better here is just a joke. If you are not Nigerian it might be hard to relate to his message. I have listened to every rapper on this list - except Scientific - and MI is miles better

Less talk about Intelligence, M.I is da best. Respek

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3 AKA

Super mega, this is a versatile artist

AKA is the best he proves this by the success of his song and his consistency

The baddest

I think Aka is one of the best rappers in Africa.

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4 HHP

R.I.P King Jabba. Gone too soon

HHP - "See", "Mpitse" & "Thank You Note" made me call him Africa's G.O.A.T

RIP King

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

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5 Modenine

It's obvious rap is something we don't hold with substance here in Africa but if only one can be ranked to rub shoulder with the best lyricist such as Eric sermon, talib kwali, Nas then it should be mode9. He is by far the best in Africa

Modenine is genuine rap

The best of the best

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

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6 Naeto C

He is the best in africa

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

Naeto C is first

I'm from Nigeria but I think Nasty c rap Lyric his the best 21 years old and dropin those hit �"�

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

2 out of 2 classic albums "MotswakOriginator" & "Lost In Time"

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9 Cassper Nyovest

'Drops Hit after Hit, The only african hip hop artist to have 3 platinum albums'

Just Dope #Mufasa

I think casdper shares life in motion as motive.

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

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10 Lil Wine

Lil Wine Africa is currently the game maintainer

Lil Wine Africa is the best I don't know why is not number 1

I love lil wine Africa he is true big hip hop artist

Lil Wine Africa is a parasite he grow along others

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The Contenders

11 Scientific

Scientific lib speaks the truth,he talk abut things that happening around the world... I think for me he's is the best rapper in Africa...

I love how scientific can rap because he has control over the mic

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

He is the best rapper I have ever heard

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12 Olamide

Olammide baddo lot of respect he is so good, he raps with grate punch lines rymes, he suppose be in number 4

For he is the best and nasty c to must be placed here

Baddo is the best no argument

Olamide is the best

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13 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

This Is Why I Respect this Man

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14 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

15 Khaligraph Jones

Khaligraph should be at the top

Best rapper. Can rap very fast in four languages. So far the fastest rapper.

He should be at the top. The best that Africa have ever seen.

Rap king

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16 D Black

He's good, the p diddy of Ghana.

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.

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17 Phyno

Master of rhymes

Best of all tym

nice

Phyno's faster,he's sweeter,better...man,he's the god of rap.Check "alobam","financial woman","ghost mode","N.W.A (ft Wale),e.t.c

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18 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

Only rapper in Africa besides HHP to have worked with Nas - Aliwal

19 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

All Time High

Best in Africa never seen a rapper like him before

He is a skhanda king best swag

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20 Hymphatic Thabs

How a rapper from Lesotho became the god mc in South Africa may sound amazing but it's not. If you'd listen to his lyrics you might see that he's been Africa's most hidden treasure. Listen to "Tell The Youth" from his classic album Age of Horus (2006). Even the album itself was one of the best I've heard. Go and listen to it. It's so ahead of it's time, and album message is still relevent to this day. - Aliwal

Southern Africa's rap god. I'm don't easily throw the word classic around but Age Of Horus (2006) was a classic album ahead of it's time. Best rapper to ever come outta Lesotho along with Konfab

21 heavychollo

Heavychollo beat those wacks above hands down...best of all time

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

Fantastic rap artist,just heard 'I swear'...wonderfully song.

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

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22 Manifest

He is simply the best after sarkodie is no more

Yh m. dot is the best

I think manifest should follow Africa best rapper sarkodie

Only two rappers in Africa. M.anifest and no one in particular

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23 Kwesta

One of the most blessed artist

He's so blessed he should probly feature jesus on a track

24 Jovi

Jovi has his unique rap music called mboko rap. He raps real life in Cameroon, peace and the life of the underprivileged. He is the king of rap in Cameroon

MbokoGod is number 1. His discography is epic and original, he created a new genre of rap "Mboko rap" and he's creativity is genius level. To top all that, he's a monster producer.

Jovi is certainly the best of the best. His flow is perfect in French English and other dialects. Plus he is a producer.

Great inspiration smooth flow

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25 Chef 187

He has to be amongst the top ten in Africa

He's just so super creative the word play, metaphors no one compares. The guy is smart

Hip hop Is Chef187...

I don't think there is any rapper on this list with as much creative word play as this kid...

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26 Nasty C

He got the best wordplay in Africa

The best of the best

My big boss, my name na Kenny alexs

The best rapper in Africa

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27 Okmalumkoolkat

Good flow good rhymes and a great sense of humor

He is the worst rapper I have ever heard I don't know why he is in the list

"It's the Zulu Michael Jackson". "Smart Mampara" - Aliwal

Smart Mampara! International Pantsula... The best ever...

28 Khaligraph

Number 1 definitely

The best in Africa the best in the world

This rapper is greatest here!

The best rapper alive

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29 Yaa Pono

He be my big bro he get skills

Lyrical beast

30 Fid Q

One of the best on the planet

The best rapper, especially on rylics n flow

The guy is a hiphop genius, compared to nyovest or maybe better - Ghostbale

31 EL

He rap

el no size

32 Octopizzo

Best rapper in Kenya

He is simply the best - nokay

33 Akon Akon Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon, is an American-Senegalese singer, rapper, songwriter, businessman, record producer and actor.
34 Rhoadust

This guy is the greatest underground rapper.. better than everyone else on this list

Who is the rhoadust? Haven't heard of him

Great sense of humor

35 A-Reece

Man am candydollar and I tink areece shld be placed among the first ten

36 Riky Rick

Kip on bringin great music

37 iFani

Craziest dopest rapper in Africa

Kinda reminded me of Jabba, JR & Pitch Black Afro back in the days. Highest selling rapper in EC. New King of E.C. - Aliwal

38 Reason

All no sleep or bump the cheese up

39 Da L.E.S

LIL AKA

40 Kid X

Great flows you can ever imagine

41 Burna Boy

Reminds me of Flo Rida - DontMessWithDaddylonglegs

42 Nash Emcee

Greatest - Ghostbale

43 Bobby East

An African rapper with out standing word play

44 Stanley Enow

A hard core rapper, Cameroon's own rap beast good in flow I think he is de best in Africa

Incompetent rapper he can't compare with Jovi

Stanley snow is the best

He awasy talk how yo work infact he encourage youth very were

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45 Falz

Falz is one of the best African rapper, he is the best African rapper, there is no doubt Falz is the best of the best

Best

46 Davido
47 Rabbit

This rapper is really cool - nokay

King Kaka the Kenyan rap King

48 Tay Grin

Probably the best artist

49 Pyone
50 Carbo
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