Best Bay Area Rappers


The Top Ten

1 C.N.T. Mafia C.N.T. Mafia

Check out c.n.t. mafia YouTube - dadadcnt

Best rap group hands down - dadadcnt

The best that ever happened to the bay area in rap history C.N.T. Mafia did own marketing strategy. Promoted own album's funded own career. - dadadcnt

The only music group that put their self on. - dadadcnt

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2 E-40 E-40 Earl Stevens better known by his stage name E-40, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor from Vallejo, California.

Honestly, if people bothered to listen to E-40, they would be blown away. Skip all the old school junk, his past 9 albums have been the bomb. Here's the list: My Ghetto Report Card, The Ball Street Journal, Revenue Retrievingay Shift, Revenure Retrieving:Night Shift, Revenue Retrieven: Overtime Shift, Revenue Retrieving: Graveyard Shift, and the Block Brochure (parts 1, 2, and 3). His best songs:Gunz, My S*** Bang, Alcoholism, The Streets don't love nobody, tell me when to go, muscle cars, slow it down, 40 water, I'm on one, slow it down... The list goes on and on. He should be considered as the greatest rapper alive and its a crime that he isn't.

known for his songs tell me when to go - anthonybecerra831

E-40 is the most underrated popular rapper ever - venomouskillingmachine

E40 sold his soul. mac dre started the hyphy movement - dadadcnt

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3 Messy Marv

Messy marv is the Bay. Even if he disagrees

One of the real ones

4 Mac Dre Mac Dre Andre Louis Hicks, better known by his stage name Mac Dre, was an American rapper and record producer, founder of Thizz Entertainment record label.

Thizz in Peace Furl.. Everdays a mac dre day

Second to none, period.. Sick flows like no other.. Period. All damn day.

Mac dre was the realist emcee I ever heard

Founder of thizz

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5 Nef The Pharaoh

Ne dropped fire with big tymin and old school hyphy. His new stuff is just as good Everything big slappz VOte for Nef

6 Too $hort

The greatest rapper bar none, to come out of the bay area. Always real with his raps and never stops rapping from the beginning of his songs to the end. The epitome of a true rap star!

been rapping for over 20 years now - anthonybecerra831

Should be at top of the list

Greatest rapper from the West Coast/ Oakland ever! As far as the rest of the world? definitely in the top five hands down!

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7 Tupac Tupac Tupac 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 more.

I don't know if pac considered a "bay area rapper" he did live here but he repped LA more then the OAK

Those raps what he had lived real ads gangster

Best rapper of all time

Spook many to choose from but I have to go with back! 2nd Mac Dre though 3rd goes to nickatina

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8 G-Eazy G-Eazy Gerald Earl Gillum, better known by his stage name G-Eazy, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Oakland, California.

G-Eazy is the new modern day rapper for the Bay Area. What I like about G-Eazy is that he reps from he is from like he takes the Bay with him when he goes on tours.

He produces probably 90% or more of his own music, which is amazing enough, but also his raps are always so chill. definitely top 10

Best new modern rapper, most hype songs as well as most deep


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9 Andre Nickatina

Andre's lyrics and flow are second to none. It's close between him and Mac Dre, but Nickatina is cream of the crop.

busting out all he's got for the game - anthonybecerra831


My personal favorite rapper anf he's one of the few OG from the bay. Wish he was more with the times and modernized his style.

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10 IAmSu

Besides from E-40, he runs the bay right now, him and HBK are why the bay stays hot

Hbk gang is the best richy rich city iamsu in that

Su the most underrated

Sure, even though his verse on Gas Pedal was probably one of his worst, his verses on Up by Loverance, Function by E-40, and a lot of his stuff from his three Kilt mixtapes, plus others like Mobbin and countless other songs are what really put him on this list. Plus, he produces a lot of beats not only for himself but other rappers like Ty Dolla $ign, which is a big bonus. Sure he may never be as great as Mac Dre, but he is a great rapper nonetheless.

The Contenders

11 Woodie

A Legend who put Northern California on the map, changed the game rapped about the life of crime, drugs, violence, and all Northern California Including Antioch, His Home. Blew up Norte and told everyone what gang he represents. Re$t iN Peace

Lyricism on a par with Tupac and Eminem, I voted Woodie over Tupac here because he never did get the recognition he deserved. Legend.

A true norte bay area legend


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12 The Jacka

The realist to ever do it period

Should be number one because I didn't know about any bay area rappers until I learnt about the jacka he goat

Best of all time!

Y'all trippin! Jacka #1 then Mac DRE! Rip the JACK! 💯

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13 Spice 1

Most underrated rapper of all time

Should be top 3 wit 40 and pac

Should be in top 10

14 Philthy Rich

Should be top 5


He the best

Philthy top 10

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15 J. Stalin J. Stalin

For real the best damn samples I've ever heard. He may not have the best lyrical skill or wit, but in today's hip hop standards, he's not terrible by any mean.

Bruh top 5 dead or alive all-time my opinion! Keep pumpin blood we rocking wit Stalin in Arizona!

New young hustla

16 Berner

A real hustler and a real artist... demonstrating professional level flow along with sick beats makes his material a original top shelf and uncut product

Definitely a hustler don't matter if it's cookies the clothing, cookies the weed, or his raps everything is up to par

In the bay area Berner for sure. No questions asked. Way better than mac dre

Should number 3 or4

17 Richie Rich

Og that made the bay sound

Hell yeah

I got all the albums,i lik his styl...

18 Totally Insane

One of the most underrated groups of all time. The Insane

19 Celly Cel


20 P-Lo

Part of HKB Gang

21 MC Hammer MC Hammer Stanley Kirk Burrell, better known by his stage name MC Hammer, is an American hip hop recording artist, dancer, record producer and entrepreneur.

Hahaa Mac Dre #1 hell no, PAC PERIOD, Dre isn't even the best from his own city.

22 The Whoridas
23 The Coup

The Coup brought political content the Bayarea rap what they talked about was way above gangsta rap

24 Del tha Funkee Homosapien

G eazy really got added before del?

3030, the MC from Mars.


25 Yukmouth
26 Keak Da Sneak

One of the realist

Disrespectful to put 40 before Keak

Keak real as hell and I'm from the dirty dirty shawty we bump keak down hea folk

Keak since 2005

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27 C.N.T. Mafia

Created own buzz with aggressive promotion campaign - dadadcnt

C.n.t. mafia Hard 4 the Money available now at Apple Music - dadadcnt

Best rap group hands down - dadadcnt

It takes heart to hit the streets everyday to sell your own c.d. c.n.t. mafia is moving up - dadadcnt

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28 Mac Mall

Came in young 15 I think? and served it like a G

29 Cougnut

R.I.P. to a true 200% DOGG from LAKEVIEW. Listen to his tracks and vote he's one of the best.

Cougnut should defiantly be top 10.


Str8 frisco

30 Lil Yase
31 Luniz
32 JT the Bigga Figga

A legend from Frisco,JT is one of the best rapper-producer in the bay.

33 RBL Posse

Permanent SF legends.

34 Kreayshawn
35 V-Nasty
36 Brotha Lynch Hung

I thought this cat was from Sacramento.

37 Clyde Carson

I tell em slow down, know you can't catch me - cjian2000

38 liljoe211

Liljoe211 hayward

King of hayward

39 Dada-D

Gangsta trap 3 best album out the bay area. - dadadcnt

Hardest working one man label ever Dada-D never got a favor like other bay area artist - dadadcnt

40 Shock G

Digital Underground? Best group to come from the Bay. Put Pac in the game.

Hell yeah

41 Seagram
42 11/5

Reppin the ghetto of SF! Garcia Vegas was a hit.

43 Money B

Fool get a clue

44 B-Legit

B-Legit is a top 10 MC from the bay,

46 Little Bruce
47 Charizma

Methods by charizma

48 100s

Funkiest cat to come out since the 90's

49 Dezit Eaze

Road 2 Riches 2

50 Suga T

Best female mc from the bay

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