Best West Coast Rappers

The best from the West. Who's the best rapper from the Westcoast.

The Top Ten

1 Ice Cube Ice Cube O'Shea Jackson, born June 15, 1969, known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later joined the seminal gangster rap group N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, he built more.

Cube revolutionized rap, particularly gangsta rap. Cube and Eminem are the most controversial rappers of all time. Cube was writing lyrics for dre and the world class wreckin cru, as well as eazy e when he was 16-17 years old. Young talent like that cannot be overlooked. He was the powerhouse in NWA and once he left, he destroyed them with his diss track "No Vaseline". He completely took out a whole group. You cannot deny his skill. Cube is the best in the west

First of all 2pac should not be here because it said from the west and he is from New York but if it said best west coast rapper yes he should be here but it said from the west so no he should not be here. anyway ice cubes first album was great with good storys bout the street and his 2nd album was even better since he got really political and rapped about loads of different problems in america and owned nwa with one of the best diss songs ever. he was part of the most influential rap group and him himself has also made great influence. he is just a great rapper his voice and flow makes him sound so op definitely the best from the west and 2nd best west coast rapper

I don't care what pac fans say, pac never made an album better than amerikas most wanted or death certificate. Cube is king of west, being the best lyricist of NWA he practically made gangsta rap.


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2 2Pac 2Pac 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.

Honestly real fans of west coast rap would definitely know and maybe not believe, but if we're true fans, would be aware of the fact that without a doubt 2pac was the most influential of rappers in the west, not just for the core fans but even people that didn't care for rap we're bumping his jams. Not to mention he was at this point in his career only an estimated halfway through it before his tragic death. To have as little music as he did compared to ice cubes works for him to be where he was at was nothing less than insanely impressive. #1 worthy no questions asked.

PAC is the best selling rapper in the west cost he is just the best even dead he still had great albums because he is the chosen one period

No rapper has represented the west coast as much as 2pac.

2pac is from New York what he ain't west coast

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3 Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper and actor from Long Beach, California.

For me I will choose snoop as number one in west coast rapper and also number one gangstar rapper

Snoop doggy dogg is my favorite rapper. I even like his reggae

LBC cripz knw how 2 do it

Still relevant, Pioneer for G Funk, Dumb fkn list if the game is higher

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4 The Game The Game Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game, is an American rapper and actor. He was born on November 29, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. Game spent most of his childhood in foster care (up until high school) even though he knew all of his brothers and sisters. Since 2002, Game more.

He brought the west back after a relative silence. King of the west now! After red album drops he will hold the thrown for a long time

Dude kills tracks. Listen to hate it or love it, Martians vs goblins, red nation, my life, the city, and more it's crazy how many times he has proven he can take another step

Game did it again. The documentary 2 on the shelf. He still proves he is worthy being KING OF THE WEST

The Game is the best thing to ever happen to West Coast hip hop.

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5 Dr. Dre Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.

Dr dre is one of the best westcoast rappers and deserves the second position, not only his lyrics but his beats are simply the dopest. He is the mentor of eminem... What else can we say.. He is the producer who can rap and control the maestro! DR DRE

Dre made the careers of 50 Cent, Eminem, Snoop Dogg and The Game. He even worked on the career of Nas. He made two of the greatest rap albums ever "The Chronic" and "2001". I could write do much more than this, but people already have written about it

Id go as far to say that Dre is the FATHER of West coast rap. He is the reason why most of these top fivers are even on this list.

Best rapper of all time

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6 Eazy E

Eazy E, the man that brought Compton on the map. he will allways be my greatest

Number 1; the king of Compton and Godfather of Westcoast rap! Born lived and died in Compton City; Dre day was only Eazy's pay day... If he had lived maybe he would have taken a cut of Eminem too

What is Snoop Lion and The Game doing ahead os Eazy E

My favorite rapper

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7 Kurupt

Just listen to his verse on 'Check Out Time'

Enough Said

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8 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar

Great potential for someone this young has the same type of point of view Tupac had.

Currently the new king of the west coast, his got the game in a choke hold. His released Good Kid, M.A.A.D City which is already taken as a classic

Now this list is before TPAB, right? This guy gave west coast actual meaning. It is hard to deny that the west had a raher lyrical drag compared to the east coast, but this guy showed that the west is equally capable or lyrically conscious music, and the only difference is sound. King Kendrick Forever.

How is he lower than the game what k dot is a rap GOD

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9 The D.O.C. The D.O.C.

His credits include the classic no one can do it better and ghostwriting the chronic by dr.dre.

Listen to no one can do it better and you will understand. I'm not at straight outta Compton fan but this is my favorite west coast rapper.

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10 Ras Kass

His lyrics are second to none but of course since he didn't blow up like the others on the list he gets overlooked but definitely a wordsmith like no other on the west coast in my humble opinion

The Contenders

11 MC Ren MC Ren Lorenzo Jerald Patterson, better known by his stage name MC Ren, is an American rapper from Compton, California. He is the founder and owner of the record label Villain Entertainment. His moniker is derived from the middle letters in his first name.

Lorenzo is a monster. His flow and lyrics are so underrated. I loved the actor they got to be him in the movie, played him well. I feel like Ren was far more talented than Eazy and got significantly less respect. I can't really compare him to Cube cause Cube just had that persona that stood out. I feel like they are both equally as talented, but eazy doesn't belong anywhere near Ren. Ren was the man.

Come On! MC Ren actually wrote lyrics for Dre and Eazy. How can he be ranked under them? One of the most underrated rapper.

SO underrated. People think eazy e is better than ren. Ha. that's funny. Ren wrote all of his lyrics. Listen to final fronteir - LegitGames12

He's awesome

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12 Ice T

He was east coast

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

Ever since I listened to his song tell me where to go, I've been hooked. I (of course) first got his hyphie trend setting album MY GHETTO REPORT CARD. Then got all of his block brochures and revenue retreivin albums.
Just listen to I am your. Trust me, because I played over 300 times (in counting)

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15 Spice 1

Very underrated, one of the original gangsta rappers. Also good music for people who love the funky hip hop.

most underated rapper ever and best gangster rapper of all time

Amerikka's Nightmare is one of my favourite albums ever, Spice 1 had such good storytelling and had a wicked flow. So talented but so underrated.

Because he from Oakland

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16 Xzibit Xzibit

Nope, not just the creator of Pimp My Ride, Xzibit is origionaly a great rapper and claimed by the westcoast. He reaped hard and also made sure that the garage he used in his show was the most westside-relative garage in California, Westcoast Customs. - UnEtH

Go listen to whats the difference then you will see why he's underrated

Most underrated rapper in my opinion.

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18 Too Short Too Short Todd Anthony Shaw, better known by the stage name Too Short, is an American rapper, record producer, and actor.

Should be up higher

Should be # 1

19 MC Eiht

Considered a pioneer in westcoast hip-hop.

One of the best Gangsters ever. His songs have a lot of meaning. Not like today's rap

This man represented and still represents Compton and west coast rap all his life. He is 47 years old and releasing LP's for goodness sake!

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