Best African Rappers

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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

Sarkodie is the best rapper becouse,even if he rap in his local language,he does it in such a that will get to the interest of those who don't understand.sarkodie ever

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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.

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.

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3 AKA

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 baddest

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4 HHP

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

Biggest song: "Born for this"
Most controversial song: "Pop Mabodlela"
Songs for foothold: "Boogie Down", "Jigah"
Most Influential songs: "Bosso"
Break out song: "Tswaka"
Biggest song that wasn't a single: "Thank You Note"
Biggest Guest Appearance: "Goodfellaz (by TearGas)"
Best hook: "Endurance" (by Reason) & "Manong" (Mo Molemi)
His prime: "2006-2010"
His most ground-break song: "Jabba" & "Mpitse"

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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

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

yes

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9 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

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

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10 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.

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...

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The Contenders

11 Olamide

Olamide is the best

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

Badoo is the best all time

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

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12 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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13 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

14 Lil Wine

Lil Wine Africa lyrics are merge with nice flow which makes him best rapper

Best rapper with skill

He will forever be the best

My best artist

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15 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.

He is the best in Africa by far and the others know that

Best rapper hands down

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16 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's good, the p diddy of Ghana.

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17 Phyno

Master of rhymes

Best of all tym

nice

Phyno nwa e bu mpa kupu

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

Best in Africa never seen a rapper like him before

He is a skhanda king best swag

"Ya ya ya ya ya ya ya"! "Umhlolo ka james"!

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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

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

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

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22 Manifest

The best

I think manifest should follow Africa best rapper sarkodie

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

Yh m. dot is the best

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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 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

He is so perfect

Hé has thé n'est lyrics

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25 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...

26 Chef 187

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

This rapper is just something else, with outstanding word play

He's flows are awesome

Hip hop Is Chef187...

27 Khaligraph

The best in Africa the best in the world

This rapper is greatest here!

The best rapper alive

He comes third after twista n busta worldwide

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28 Yaa Pono

He be my big bro he get skills

Lyrical beast

29 Nasty C

Up with the weights I work, down with the park I roll... Nasty C is the best!

He is the best in Africa

He got the best wordplay in Africa

My big boss, my name na Kenny alexs

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30 Fid Q

One of the best on the planet

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

The best rapper, especially on rylics n flow

31 EL

He rap

el no size

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

He is simply the best - nokay

Best rapper in Kenya

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 Riky Rick

Kip on bringin great music

36 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

37 Reason

All no sleep or bump the cheese up

38 Kid X

Great flows you can ever imagine

39 Nash Emcee

Greatest - Ghostbale

40 A-Reece
41 Da L.E.S

LIL AKA

42 Burna Boy

Reminds me of Flo Rida - DontMessWithDaddylonglegs

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 Rabbit

This rapper is really cool - nokay

King Kaka the Kenyan rap King

46 Tay Grin

Probably the best artist

47 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

48 Pyone
49 Carbo
50 Zuluboy
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