Best Bay Area Rappers


The Top Ten

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

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

The only music group that put their self on. - 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

First ever group to start own label and make number one in the bay area - 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.

garbage - dadadcnt

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 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

5 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.

Best rapper in the world selling albums from a truck best

Founder of thizz

"This California lifestyle that I live
Zeus amps, Zap' board, highs and mids
Woofers in the trunk straight slammin
Strikin through the neighborhood jammin
Where you can drop the top, or blow the brains
Hit the intersection and do some thangs
Passin up freaks with a gang of 'Yo! 's
Smooth thick legs, no panty hose
Silky perms and dookie braids
Brothers with curls, some with bangs
House parties rock way past 3
Players straight sip on Hennessy"

Thizz in Peace Furl.. Everdays a mac dre day

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6 Too $hort

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

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

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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

Tupac makes the list. No questions asked

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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.

He makes music. Dope Music

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

Flow and power

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.

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

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10 Woodie

Grew up listening to woodie. A lot of people can relate to his lyrics. One of the best.

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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The Contenders

11 The Jacka

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

The realist to ever do it period

Best of all time!

He should b # 1..Period! #9 is an insult.. Straight up

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12 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.

13 Spice 1

Should be in top 10

Most underrated rapper of all time

Should be top 3 wit 40 and pac

14 Philthy Rich

Should be top 5


He the best

Philthy top 10

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15 Berner

Berner should be at the top of the list

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

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

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

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16 J. Stalin J. Stalin Jovan Smith, better known by his stage name J. Stalin, is a rapper from the Cypress Village housing projects in West Oakland. In 2007, he signed to Zoo Entertainment Production Company run by artist Mekanix, who described his style as a variant of Hyphy known as "Go".

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

17 Richie Rich

Og that made the bay sound

Hell yeah

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

18 Celly Cel


19 Totally Insane

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

20 Del tha Funkee Homosapien

G eazy really got added before del?

3030, the MC from Mars.


21 The Whoridas
22 Lil Yase
23 P-Lo

Part of HKB Gang

24 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.

25 The Coup

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

26 Yukmouth
27 Keak Da Sneak

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

One of the realist

Disrespectful to put 40 before Keak

Keak since 2005

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28 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

29 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

Against all odds - dadadcnt

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30 Mac Mall

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

31 JT the Bigga Figga

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

32 Luniz
33 RBL Posse

It go front, back, side to side...

Permanent SF legends.

34 Brotha Lynch Hung

Best rapper in Bay area

I thought this cat was from Sacramento.

35 Kreayshawn
36 V-Nasty
37 Clyde Carson

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

38 liljoe211

King of hayward

Liljoe211 hayward

39 Dada-D

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

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

40 Shock G

Hell yeah

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

41 Little Bruce
42 Seagram
43 11/5

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

44 Money B

Fool get a clue

45 B-Legit

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

47 Charizma

Methods by charizma

48 Xrated
49 100s

Funkiest cat to come out since the 90's

50 Dezit Eaze

Road 2 Riches 2

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