Best Native American Rappers

Native Rappers make a great deal of social-political commentary on numerous issues from racism, to political corruptions and social injustice.

The Top Ten Best Native American Rappers

1 Supaman

Supa Man is Native Hip Hop! There is no question about his Native Heritage. The lyrics are fresh and rez! No other rapper says I'm from the rez and I still point with my lips. That's keeping it real rez. If you want positivity. He has that as there are not cuss words in his music and he is good family Christian man. Drug and alcohol free. Preaching the word of God. Don't get no better then that! Much Blessings to Supa Man!

No one in the native American hip hop community can surpass Supaman and Red cloud!

He is the best! He is not afraid to share his heritage or his belief in God the Father. Supaman is one of a kind. Our native kids need his type of good energy.. Thanks to his family for allowing him to share with us all..

This guy does it all. He's a high character guy spreading a good message and representing his tribe in a positive light.

2 City Natives

City Natives is a canadian aboriginal based group consisting of four members: Beaatz, IllFundz, Gearl & BnE. Originating from New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, all four members whom are closely affiliated with one another, decided to form what they consider as an "unstoppable" alliance. Individually, they all possess certain styles and aspects of the hip-hop industry. From underground to mainstream, they have combined their talents together to provide an original and unique style of music that differentiates them from other artists. As solo artists, they've all built a solid resume for themselves over the years as well as gained numerous fans through-out all of Canada. Working together, the group found themselves nominated for Aboriginal Recording Of The Year through the East Coast Music Awards of 2013. Without a debut album, they've certainly done well for themselves and continue to represent their people as well pursue the dreams they've set out to fulfill. With your continuous support ...more

They are an upcoming success story. Their sound keeps getting better.

These boys are grinding! They all have their own style and lane. They're making the best aboriginal hip hop out!

City Natives are where it's at. Well produced, well written, and emotion you can feel. Well done boys you deserve this!

3 J-Rez

Cardboard House Records Supports J's Movement. Cut Glass Beads With A Braid Rolled Up!

J-rez! Much love from DNA STAGE we got some new tracks & music videos cooking up! Sounding pretty awesome!

J-Rez is the best native rapper I know, he makes good music and I would love to do a song with him or be on his album.

Was blowin up his YouTube channel today
From yesterday to back in the day he says what's up solid

4 Red Cloud

Red Cloud, hands down the illest freestyle rapper ever. Heard his stuff and was hooked. He's doing a lot for himself as well as the rest of lightning cloud. He has my vote.

I've known him since the beginning, the boy cannot be stopped, he takes on all challengers and buries them where they stand.

I've had the chance to meet n speak with Red Cloud & Crystal Lightning while they were out in because last year.

Coped there cd, enjoyed it, heard him kill it in the freestyles, been hooked ever since.

RedCloud is By far the best Freestyler I have ever met! Hands down the King of the battle rap game, creative & a master in all his flows and skills. Very theatrical lyrics he puts down. He's comes highly recommended! Don't miss out!

5 StenJoddi

One of the coldest Native rappers in the game!

What? Can I get put on this list or are you a hater?

My man is very talented and very determined to challenge himself to become better and better with each album he has. I'm very proud of this man, he deserves to be on top!

After only one of his shows I was completely hooked by this lyrical genius. All his music makes you wanna move around. He sticks to his roots n that is native pride right there

6 Halfsmoked

You are doing a awesome job nephew! I'm very proud of you! Love your music!

Lots of thought and effort put into his work to be real and authentic.

He doesn't just rap, but he sings from his heart and soul and sings about things that more people should be aware about. Amazing work

Halfsmoked is a talented Native rapper who has been featured on Alaska statewide television specials and has music available on YouTube, ITunes and Soundcloud.

7 LItefoot

I love that you can follow his growth by just listening to his albums. There's no doubt in my mind that his music is part of him 100%. It's good that our young people have contemporary role models that show our culture to be something to take pride in, that listening to our Elders is crucial, and to have fun with it!

strong message in the music. as an ndn its proud to hear this.
nia:wen and blessings.

Hey whatz up from G-FORCE northern Cheyenne and to proud
Eugene Whiteman

You had change my life I truly believe in heritage back when the elders reallu cared about kids

8 Beat Vandalz

These guys should win the vote they are true souls and opening minds and showing what they got by there voices and showing it out to the world they guts are the bomb dare to be awesome

The progression of these guys are exemplary destined for greatness

The pioneers of KAHNAWAKE's Hip Hop Scene.

They kick ass enough said

9 Chase Manhattan

Awesome lyrics I love your music!

Great vibes that rep the Twin Cities urban Native experience. More than a rapper... Always there supporting issues that affect our community.

Cool dude and he's stayed humble when people would criticize him... Definitely respect that

Just met the dude not even fully but he earned my vote! ;) he seems pretty dope though seems like a nice person

10 Brandis B. Knudsen

Hailing from South Dakota, one of the quickest rising Native American artists in the industry with his self-titled debut album featuring Hopsin, Spice 1, G. Baby Prince of G-Unit West, and platinum producer Lex Lucazi recording sales across five different countries and having been nominated for five music awards.

B. of Dakota South Records 2X WINNER at the 2014 RockWired Radio Music Awards for Best Male Artist and Best Recording by an American Indian/First Nations Artist or Band.

Hailing from motherf#%#in SiX OH FIVE soon to be first place!

2x winner! He's going to make it to the top! Good Luck B.

The Contenders

11 Quese IMC

Showing our future generations there is a life beyond drugs and booz. Sharing his passion for healing Mother Earth and standing up against those who are tearing her apart.

Dude is real and tells the truth!

Quese IMC! Is one of my favorite Rappers of all time! He came to my school Uintah River and talked to us about life and showed us one of his songs that I Love called "I resist" ft. Caspa I think? But it took me a long time to find that song because I forgot what his name was when he left? But now I know and wont forget! Best Native Rapper I heard of!

Good Ol' Amerikka is the best song ever! I love it

12 Maniac: The Siouxpernatural

One of the only Native MCs to make harder, darker hip-hop, super lyrical

Maniac is dope lyrics n flow on tact always got something new to bring to the table


MidWest Hip Hop Artist. Hails from, Cheyenne River, SD. Night Shield Entertainment.

Music from the heart!

13 Night Shield

This dude is a pioneer in the rap game mad respect homie!

Great vocalist and song writer - does not pretend to be anything he is not. What you see is what you get; Night Shield speaks his mind and does not let critics bother him. Very entertaining both on and off the stage too.

He been the only one making moves in so dak that's been making appearances or the younger crowds... Not afraid to show his people love and is still repping where he's from

Night Shield is such a sexy beast!

14 R.E.D.D.

These guys are awesome!

Niawenkowa R.E.D.D. For representing our Mohawk nation, teching our children to grow up with out drugs and alcohol sharing your talent with us! Showing our next generation how to make a honest living with out evil! Andy

Love you guys... Lets everyone vote and help my brothers make the top ten.

These guys are awesome... I see them going far... The big guy has a voice of an indigenous angel

15 James Blood

His voice sounds like he is black

The hardest Native in the game!

Realist native in the game.

The best in the Native market. Hands down.

16 Wab Kinew

Being a part of "Dead Indians", he was and continues to be one of the most important musicians in Indian country. His extremely conscious and relevant lyrics mixed with an unmatched flow makes him a threat to any wack rapper. This dude is legit and has lived what he reps.

Great voice for native youth

The best role model, positive message

17 Winnipeg's Most

The best native rap group that just ain't categorised in the native genre - bt420

Great music and club bangers. Tons of personality and talent.

Charlie Fettah, Brooklyn, and Jon-C gotz the most skillz hands down. Flows are always on point, and they have classic beats or club bangers...

I love this music

18 Buggin Malone

Buggin Malone's music is great he has a lot of really meaningful things in his lyrics. The messages that he puts into his music is a welcome change from all of the other music out there. He is definitely an amazing artist.

Mid-West reppin! Boo yow! Thanks for the great sounds and inspirational stories.

The BEST EVER no matter what any of you haters say about him. At least he makes a difference for TRUE NATIVES! Who else is? AIM is proud as well as leaders throughout the country.

Buggin is a great person and he has strong, memorable and touching songs that I know means a lot to a lot of people and a lot of the songs touch my heart and like playing them!

19 Tall Paul

The only native rapper to incorporate his indigenous language into a song (prayers in a song)

One of the most influential unheard artists from Minnesota

True Hip Hop, True MC. Not a copy cat poser like majority of people on this list. Doesn't rely on being a "Native Rapper" like most of the people on this. He can hang with anybody on the mic in any circle.

The only native rapper from Minnesota to incorporate his indigenous language into a song. (prayers in a Song)

20 Rez Hogs

This group right here should be number one best group ever the Quarterback deserves it

Hands down the most lyrical and diverse group.

YakaVegas all day everyday...

21 War Party

War party got that message

22 Tru Rez Crew

These guys rock parties. Worth booking

Old school like Public Enemy!

23 Yaiva

His Story has been told in many diffrent ways an its more spiritual

Grew up with a part of ny life with my brother Gabe aka Yaiva. Reppin "SSBP" in Shiprock N.M.. Much respect to my brother. Stay up bro.

24 Naatanii Means

It is refreshing to hear from a young lyricist with passion, meaningful messages with real depth! He sparks the coals where AIM was once a roaring fire within us all as American Indians - we need this young man in our lives! Love, The Radical!

I love his social relevance and heart while being firm and strong in his words... And the way he looks right at you at times... In your face, strong, with heart. REAL MEANS.

Lyrics about real life, real people, real truth. About struggle, things most people struggle with every day. Don't get more real than him. Lyrics to wake thus nation, this generation.

Continue to share your belief of the people. Stay Strong! Stay Proud!

25 Meta

Timeless, classic, plain ill.

Real hip hop nothing waters down very humble guy... He does it for the love of hip hop... And not the money reall hip hop head

26 Wellington Downz

Wellington Downz is a scripted soulful artist representing on many levels, rapper, instrumentalist, singer, song writer, producer, he is vish!

Wellington is bad ass I need the first album like 2001

Wellingtown Downz represents the 605, and his Native Roots, and knows how to do It well! Rc's favorite thug! Represent!

Wellz is dope whether it's freestlye singing or 6-string he can do it all.
You must check out his flow!

27 Shibastik

Shibastik is the most creative rapper I have ever met... Matched only by his dedication to children and communities in need of spirit and direction... One powerful medicine man!

Rapper with a heart. Wonderful human being! Booked him to a community where we work and also booked him to our own home town! I never get tired of his message! Beautiful, beautiful person!

I remember mixed tapes, digital keyboards and a record button. He would turn it into a hit. Always have been impressed with his ability to stay true to the path. I've had the pleasure of listening to many emcees but none have actually painted the picture of each track as well as he does. Rapping about the bush isn't an easy task or is it. When you believe in the spirit of the earth and the magic of the woods, one soon realizes that nature is in our every breath and the beat will carry us tforward on our journey and help us all understand what great tragedies may occur if we don't listen to hearts.
4WordZ.. Brother.

To my uncle Chris please everyone please vote for my uncle it would be the best thing ever thank you so much

28 Geno

My favorite rapper out here doing it - Apache928

Very Well Known in White Mountain Apache Tribe! Always reppin' the Apache Tribe! Very Humble Dude and Music is Banging

29 Hellnback

Illest native alive period! The others are dope but I feel hellnback needs to drop new music.

Heard his new stuff amazing.

Been killing em since WARPARTY days. Best native rapper period! Love this guys tunes even when he was part of TeamRezofficial!

Dopest Veteren Emcee on Turtle Island

30 Anybody Killa

Whoop Whoop ABK reppin for all us natives and juggalos. Keeping a hatchet just like a true native. His songs are bad ass.

Not only did I get to hang wit him before n after the paint was applied, but he had a lot of respect n was VERY nice. NAVAJO NATION FAIR 2011

Whoop Whoop to em all though through your Hatchets in the air!

Whoop whoop whoop whoop I say don't be shy to have a little killa on ya mind!

31 Beyoh Welloh

I love thing guy. He speaks the truth and ain't scared to tell how it is! He is just so amazing

Very Awesome artist. He needs to move up to the top if this list! Keep on doing what you do.

"Reservations built looking worse than most neighborhoods, taught to reach for the stars, how when we're not able to! "
Beyoh wellohz words!

Love this man! He spits the truth. Always reppin 918! not scared to tell how some of us natives actually live! Never talks down on anyone. I know he's going to make it big! They need to hurry up and realize that

32 FBI (F***** Badass Indians)
33 Red Haze
34 Shawdi

CONGRATULATIONS Nephew this is a well deserved Accomplishment for you so proud to know grip a lot had a part in building your career.

Grip a lot Records

Grip a lot Spell It Right Or Keep It Off Your Fingers laugh out loud

I knew Shawdi when he was Lil Shawdi Bwahahaa

35 D-Script

Illest eagle living, been producing and making music for awhile. Hope he gets a chance to show his talents because he's awesome.

Music is safe enough to not be censored, but Strong enough to spark a Revolution! "

Keeping Culture Alive through beats and his rhymes.

Liquid prison is a classic song. Metaphorically touching subjects of: living on an island, never ending rain, and alcoholism. Produced by Dr. Wax, remixed sample from the Movie Shawshank Redemption.

36 54 Hundred


This native real with his...

Apacheland artist that speaks of the struggle and brings a sound that can only be called Arizona..


37 LightningCloud

Power 106 Battle Champions! Beat everyone in LA and New York! APCMA best hip hop album of the year!

Dope, the production is also amazing too, Walk Alone is a great track.

Dope as hell and also extremely catchy, even when they are making meaningful tracks... Crystle Lightning and RedCloud shred the hell outta every beat they touch.

38 King Blizz

Dope song the best out now check put my boy king Blizz money & power

King Blizz definitely has some bangers and brings that mainstream sound and flavor. Smooth rhymes and killa tracks. Arizona freshman, expect to hear more from this cat.

King blizz has worked long and very hard to be where he is, and it's not over... he's got so much talent. best believe he is not done yet.

Thanks for the support bro

39 Eekwol

Powerful words and voice. Original music. Dope.

Grew up to her ishh. talented chick.

40 Tactile

Lyrically... Conceptually... Sonically, no Native Rapper comes close. I just wish he put out more material than one project.

He's so FINE! Saw him in Canada onetime on Canada Day! - MsSkinnySkin

41 Luscious

Talented Alaskan Native rapper & singer; married to Halfsmoked

42 Deuces

Grip a lot Records

Grip a lot Family Congratulates Deuces On This Sicctastic Achievement

43 Ashkii Lee

Illest kid around

One of the realest

Real as they come

1 of the realest

44 Joey Stylez

When it come to best of the abs or nativericas. I follow hip-hop & music in general. This list must not go by who is doing what. If it comes down to the amount of people heard his music Joey would win! He has a style people in general want to hear along with a fashion sense that is well up to date! With that said I feel all this voting is bogus if Joey is in the 40s.

45 Philthy Fresh the Chief

If your looking for the truth. This is It original Lakota in the modern day struggle trying to make the people's struggle heard.

Love his music it portrays a Real Struggle from the rez to the city.

That's my boy right here drop that like!

Native America has never been represented this way. Relateful lyrics to all Natives. From the Rez to the city. AIMing for the Real Crown and to blow up this year.

46 Apache Savage

'the truth' really hit close to the heart for me.

47 Bigg Ceaser

Honoured to be on this list

All the way my. Friend.

Since a youngin, he been that guy. Blessed to know him.

Ceaase for the win! - SMP

48 Dead Indians

One of the best rap groups ever

Wishing you much success! ~PromoQueen Media Group

49 K-Town Villain

I produce this guy, he's dedicated, speaks his mind and isn't about getting to the mainstream, all about the underground and keeping it real hip hop

50 Shortie

Brian Yazzie better known by his stage name as Shortie is a Native American Rapper of the Navajo Din'e tribe. shortie is from window rock Arizona and has been rapping for quote sometime now he has already done some collabarations with artist such as Zig zag of nb ridaz. Troublesome and mallow mac. if he keeps up his work I think we could se a native rapper bound to go mainstream.

Put this one on top! The Native Don't Stop!

Really? I mean come on really? Why is shortie ranked 75th? Come on people this guy deserves to be ranked higher in the top 10 I would say!

Brian Yazzie and I grow up together in the town of Window Rock Arizona he was always a good Pearson that just focused on his school work and his future nothing else, I believe after graduation he went on to Inlist in the marines. I just came to this site because I love listening to rap music it was no suppress to see City Natives, Supaman and all the other well known rappers in the top 20 list. So I kept scrolling on and when I got into the 30's and near the 40's I was in deep surprise to find Shortie Ranked # 38 overall when there are so many talented native rappers I personally think deserve to be ranked higher. No offense but I think shortie is a good rapper I just was supported to see Him ranked so high it's an honor And a suppress to see somebody you grew up with being on the list and ranked high. Shortie puts so much effort into his music every time he spits he just never quits that's why I respect him so much. I'm happy that somebody from window rock can put window rock on the ...more

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