Cleanest Rappers

These rappers don't swear in their music…unlike Lil Wayne, Dr Dre, and the angry white boy whose stage name is the pronunciation of a candy.

The Top Ten

1 NF NF Nathan "Nate" John Feuerstein, whose stage name is NF, is an American Christian hip hop rapper, singer and musician from Gladwin, Michigan.

REAL. NF is someone who cares about authenticity and will not settle for living and selling a fake, double life. His music may not be the best out there, but he is committed to being real and trying his best, regardless of what is popular or not. He is definitely my favorite artist and someone I look up to.

Not my favorite rapper (love his music though), but definitely the cleanest.

He is the cleanest rapper to me. He does not talk about drugs but about life and things he has passed through and things he passing through.

He never curses, and sing/raps about real life things that people can relate to. My favorite artist.

2 Will Smith Will Smith Willard Carroll "Will" Smith, Jr. is an American actor, comedian, producer, rapper, and songwriter. He is best known for his acting career overall. He has been in many popular movies, These include, but are not limited to, the Men in Black franchise, The Pursuit of Happyness, and After Earth. He is more.

Come on people it's will smith. Anyone thinking that the prince of Bel air is explicit you got another thought coming

He barely cusses, but he does have sexual references in his songs.

Yeah, who doesn't have sexual references in their songs though? Most artists even outside of rap do. - DaWyteNight

Will Smith doesn't need to curse to sell records - DaWyteNight


3 Lecrae Lecrae Lecrae Devaughn Moore, mononymously known as Lecrae, is an American Christian hip hop artist, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is also the co-founder of reach records.

He does have a few songs that talk about drugs, violence, and other things most rappers talk about, but he views them all in a biblical sense. Even his song Runners (about adultery) is a perfectly clean song. - LarkwingFlight

First of all, I love will smith, but he only has 1 or 2 good songs. I love “Miami” that’s where I’m from and he describes it perfectly, but Lecrae has had way more good songs with good lyrical content. And he is a Christian rapper which makes it even better. #2 rapper of all time in my opinion.

4 Tobymac Tobymac Toby McKeehan, better known by his stage name TobyMac, is a Christian hip hop recording artist, music producer, hip-hop and pop artist, songwriter and author.
5 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.

I've barely heard any cusses from him - AlphaQ

6 Heavy D Heavy D
7 Rakim
8 Flo Rida Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American rapper and pop music artist from Carol City, Florida. He is known for songs such as "Low", "Right Round", "Sugar", "Club Can't Handel Me", "Good Feeling", "Whistle", "Wild Ones", "My House" and "GDFR."

I don't like I love it

9 Queen Latifah Queen Latifah Dana Elaine Owens, known professionally by her stage name Queen Latifah, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, model, television producer, record producer, comedian, and talk show host.
10 Unkle Adams Unkle Adams

The Contenders

11 Weird Al Weird Al Alfred Matthew "Weird Al" Yankovic is an American singer, songwriter, parodist, record producer, satirist, actor, voice actor, music video director, film producer, and author.

His parodies are pretty clean. - AlphaQ

He makes clean parodies of inappropriate rap songs. - TommyBranca

12 Big Daddy Kane Big Daddy Kane Antonio Hardy, better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper and actor who started his career in 1986 as a member of the rap collective the Juice Crew.
13 Common Common Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., better known by his stage name Common, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, film producer and poet from Chicago, Illinois.
14 Vanilla Ice Vanilla Ice Robert Matthew Van Winkle, known by his stage name, Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper, actor and television host.
15 Mos Def Mos Def Yasiin Bey, best known by his stage name Mos Def, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor and activist from Brooklyn, New York City, New York.

Fantastic rapper - Aman2201

16 LL Cool J LL Cool J James Todd Smith, known professionally as LL Cool J, Is an American rapper, actor, author and entrepreneur from Queens, New York.
17 is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor known for being the lead vocalist in The Black Eyed Peas. He was born in Los Angeles, California. He has released several solo albums such as "Songs About Girls" and "Will Power" .
18 Lupe Fiasco Lupe Fiasco Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. He also performs as the frontman of rock band Japanese Cartoon more.

disagree - AlphaQ

19 Chance the Rapper Chance the Rapper Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

Uhh no he ain't. - LarkwingFlight

Listen to I am the one and you’ll see that he said the b word and then you are sure to take him out of the list

20 Pitbull Pitbull Armando Christian Pérez, better known by his stage name Pitbull, is a Grammy (and Latin Grammy) winning Cuban-American rapper, songwriter and record producer.

His song Get Ready is Completely Clean

Na, maybe he's cleaner nowadays but definitely not his older stuff. - DaWyteNight

But at least should be higher than Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne shouldn’t be in the top 45

He does curse sometimes but lots of his songs are relatively clean like Time of Our Lives. Time of Our Lives didn’t even say the f word

21 Snoop Lion

No guns allowed is a good song

Prrr please

22 XXXTencaion

This definitely shouldn't be on the list - DaWyteNight

Hell naw, he raps about his dick so much. - AlphaQ

If it’s just Look At Me!, than no. - I80

He's a beautiful person

23 Bizzle

He has a few N words in his older songs here and there but that's it. - DaWyteNight

24 Zach de la Rocha

This guy swears way less than XXXTenTacion

25 Trip Lee
26 Andy Mineo Andy Mineo Andrew Aaron "Andy" Mineo, formerly known as C-Lite, is an American Christian hip hop artist, producer, and TV and music video director from New York City.
27 Steven Malcolm
28 K-Rino K-Rino

This dude hardly even swears in his music from the past decade and never seems to run out of lyrics, it's actually incredible because most rappers couldn't do that without it sounding forced. - DaWyteNight

29 Mike Shinoda Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda (born 11 February 1977) is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer. He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band's rhythm guitarist, primary songwriter, keyboardist, producer, and co-lead vocalist. more.
30 Submarine Man Submarine Man

Even F*** All Does Lamas has no swear words in the lyrics - I80

31 Mark Wahlberg Mark Wahlberg Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, businessman, former model, rapper, and songwriter.
32 Tattoo
33 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the worst rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, more.

This definitely should not be on this list

Yeah...never - DaWyteNight

34 Tyler Joseph Tyler Joseph Tyler Robert Joseph is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and rapper. He is best known as the lead vocalist and keyboardist for American musical duo Twenty One Pilots.

Actually a Christian

35 Matthew David Morris Matthew David Morris
36 Kool Moe Dee Kool Moe Dee
37 KRS-One KRS-One Lawrence "Kris" Parker, better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York City, New York.
38 Stormzy Stormzy

He does cuss but is relatively clean. - AlphaQ

Except for video bop his songs are relatively clean

39 Macklemore Macklemore Ben Haggerty, (born, June 19, 1983) known by his stage name Macklemore and formerly Professor Macklemore, is an American singer and songwriter from Seattle, Washington.
40 Jeffy Jey
41 KJ-52
42 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce more.

Cussing every 10 seconds is clean? Hmmm... - AlphaQ

He literally has a song called I Just Don't Give a F. - DaWyteNight

Very clean lyrics and alter ego slim shady really shows kids how to grow up and be mature

Super clean. Em taught me how to be a good person

43 Lil Yachty Lil Yachty Miles Parks McCollum, known professionally as Lil Yachty, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Yachty first gained recognition in August 2015 for his singles "One Night" and "Minnesota" from his debut EP Summer Songs. He released his debut mixtape Lil Boat in March 2016.

Not very clean but cleaner than Lil Wayne

I agree he tries to keep his rap clean, but he doesn't try super hard to. But I do agree he does try harder than other rappers - m5w

Very clean in his music videos and tries to keep the lyrics clean.

He’s not clean. He raps about nuttting all over peoples faces and effing your b words. Half the time the verses are nothing but the n word, and deal with horrible subject matter.

44 Obie Trice Obie Trice Obie Trice is an American rapper and songwriter. He is most known for his time spent signed to Shady Records.
45 DMX DMX Earl Simmons, known professionally as DMX and Dark Man X, is an American rapper and actor. He was born on December 18, 1970.
46 Ice Cube Ice Cube O'Shea Jackson, born June 15, 1969 in Baldwin Hills, CA, 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, more.

Nah, amazing artist but far from clean. - AlphaQ

Not even close - DaWyteNight

47 Eazy-E Eazy-E Eric Lynn Wright better known by his stage name "Eazy-E", was an American rapper who performed solo and in the hip hop group N.W.A. He is affectionately called "The Godfather of Gangsta Rap". He was born to Richard and Kathie Wright in Compton, California. On March 26, 1995 Eazy-E dies from complications more.

GOAT rapper but cusses more than anyone I know. - AlphaQ

Nope - DaWyteNight

48 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of more.
49 Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., (born, October 20, 1971) known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and television personality from Long Beach, California.
50 Dr. Dre Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur born on February 18, 1965 in Compton, CA. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.

I love NWA a lot but none of the members should be on this list. - AlphaQ

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List StatsCreated 21 Aug 2016
Updated 30 Sep 2019

200 votes
52 listings
3 years, 84 days old

Top Remixes

1. Rakim
2. Will Smith
3. Heavy D
1. Unkle Adams
2. NF
3. MC Hammer
1. Tobymac
2. Lecrae
3. Weird Al


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