Top 10 Best British Rap Artists

While the United States may be hailed as the birthplace of rap, the UK has been far from a silent bystander. In fact, the British rap scene has been thriving, vibrant, and steadily rising to global prominence, offering a fresh and distinctive flavor to the world of hip-hop.

British rappers are known for their unique lyrical style, infusing their rhymes with regional dialects, local slang, and cultural references that make their music as authentic as it gets. Whether it's Grime, Drill, or UK Hip Hop, these artists have redefined the boundaries of the genre, presenting narratives that range from the struggles of street life to thought-provoking social commentary.

So, here's a shout-out to the artists who have been spitting bars under the grey skies of the UK, offering us a blend of gritty realism, razor-sharp wit, and a hefty dose of British charm. This list is a celebration of their talent and contribution to the global rap scene.
The Top Ten
1 Tinie Tempah

He is the best English rapper so far without any doubt about it. All I can say is just keep going just at the same way, don't change anything mate

2 Professor Green

Just brilliant, never seems to disapoint and endlessly releases chart hit. Fantastic lyrics peppered down with clever jokes

That guy is best of the rappers I had ever seen in my life and best after pitbull and Eminem

3 Tinchy Stryder
4 Dappy

Dappy is a legend. I've seen him in the studs he knows how to work the tracks and drop some sick lines

5 Chipmunk
6 Plan B

This is proper rap right here. All the others on here rap about nothing useful (except Pro Green). Plan B is a proper musician that raps about important issues. I think Professor Green is more talented but he raps like Eminem and raps about the same things and he also tours with these other noobs. Whereas Plan B collaborates with proper artists and that is what being a musician is about.

His lyrics and story telling is perfect. He has never made a bad album and he can sing without autotuning he is just amazing.

7 M.I.A. Mathangi 'Maya' Arulpragasam, better known by her stage name M.I.A., is an English hip hop recording artist, director, visual artist, activist, record producer, photographer, fashion designer and model.
8 Rizzle Kicks

Brilliant rap, cool music, creative everything...and humor, too. Love these guys!

9 Dizzee Rascal Dylan Kwabena Mills, better known by his stage name Dizzee Rascal, is a British rapper, recording artist and record producer. A pioneer of grime music, his work has also incorporated elements of UK garage, bassline, British hip hop, and R&B.

Brings his own thing into hip hop, isn't the best. the best live out in America but probably the best british rapper

10 Ed Sheeran Edward Christopher "Ed" Sheeran is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He sang songs such as The A team and Shape of You. He was born in Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and raised in Framlingham, Suffolk.

Ed Sheeran is without a doubt the best British artist. Not just in rap, but with his acoustic as well.

The Contenders
11 Stormzy Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr., known professionally as Stormzy, is a British rapper, singer and songwriter.

I'm from the US and think he is better than at least 95% of the rappers here. Arguably could be compared to Tupac biggie or nas.

Stormzy is the Goat without any argument whatsoever.

12 Lowkey

He speak the truth like no one else. He got style and he raps fast though

13 Slick Rick

Come on people, this is hip hop's greatest storyteller, this guy is a hip hop legend, and I mean legend, as he is well known in the US and has been known since the late 80's. Was one of the legends in the first golden era along with KRS, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane etc. And this guy is 17th on here? Wake up

The fact that Ed Sheeren is higher than the best rapper of all time never mind Uk rapper. This man deserves so much more

I was expectin to come in here with slick rick being number 1. This whole lits is a joke.

14 Skepta
15 Wretch 32

His lyrics and flow are actually really sick...

16 Example Elliot John Gleave, better known by his stage name Example, is an English musician, singer, songwriter and record producer.

His lyrics compliment the life of fun! Love him! He should be in the first place.

Why is this so low! Example for life!

17 Devlin

Devlin did great job in some of his songs, I think he can be regarded better up

18 The Streets
19 KSI Olajide Olayinka Williams "JJ" Olatunji, better known as KSI, is an English YouTuber and rapper. In 2019, he was ranked second by The Sunday Times in its list of the top 100 UK influencers. He is also part of the British YouTube group known as the Sidemen.
20 Bugzy Malone
21 Giggs

Giggs is sick! He is rated highly the first UK gang banger to step on a red carpet say Nutting

22 Ghetts

Best UK lyricist of all time, this list is a disgrace. I mean slick rick and MF DOOM best ed sheeran? Absolute garbage

23 Boyinaband

His raps are usually really meaningful or actually intelligent.

24 AJ Tracey
25 Roll Deep
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