Top 10 Countries with the Best Hip Hop / Rap Artists

Which country is considered the best for rap music? Please choose or add your preference.
The Top Ten
1 Morocco Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is the northwesternmost country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. It overlooks the Mediterranean Sea to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and has land borders with Algeria to the east, and the disputed territory of Western Sahara to the south. Morocco also claims the Spanish exclaves of Ceuta, Melilla and Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera,... read more

Moroccan rappers are doing the great things they're doing despite the absence of an industry that would support them. It is known that literally a 100% of them boosted their music career with their own means before getting signed anywhere, and those who are signed are few because of how underrated they are.
If you could just go beyond the language barrier and listen to the overall musicality of their products, you will most likely agree with me and with all the comments here that Moroccan rappers deserve more support than they already get, and I'm talking about international support. What most of them do with their own means, in other countries they do it with full support of their labels, so just imagine the extraordinary things Moroccan rappers could do if they got that same support.

There is so much versatility on the scene and a lot of the rappers have amazing flows. Moroccan rap is definitely underrated, so many artists should've taken the charts by storm already, if only it weren't for the language barrier. Hopefully more people will be like me and appreciate the talent so much they will want to learn Arabic.

2 United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the British Empire in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence. They won their independence in 1783 with... read more

How can Morocco be better than the US, the United States literally invented it, and so many rappers from the US are legendary and are known for a reason.

No one else comes ANYWHERE close. Not to be racist, but if anyone did come close, it would be like South Africa being better an making Anime than Japan. Or like China making better Reggae music than Jamaica. Real Rap is an American Game. Eminem, JAY Z, Tupac, Biggie, etc.

This one is very obvious. I am British and even I have to admit that the USA has had the best rappers, although it is also the home to the very worst.

3 Albania Albania is a southeastern European country that is slightly larger than Maryland and near Montenegro, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, and Greece. The capital is a city called Tirana. Some other major cities in Albania are Durrës, Elbasan, Vlorë, and Shkodër. Albania gained its independence in 1912. Many different languages are spoken but the official language is Albanian. They also speak Italian,... read more

The fact that Albanians are white rappers and and on top of their game with that very small population says a lot! And I'm Germany the most popular and successful rappers are Originally from Albania

Albania is a very authentic country, with real slums and financial troubles, which makes its rap full of emotions.

Of course #1 is USA, there's no doubt. Nowdays rap in Albania is the most popular genre of music, albanian rappers are known in many European countries. Top rappers are Noizy, Ledri Vula, Capital T, Mozzik, Mc Kresha etc.

4 Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers (3,300,000 sq mi) and with over 214 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26... read more

I'm not sure where the "funk" dance music originated but my first time hearing it was in Brazil.. it's a latino version of Americas "Twerk" dance music.. If Brazil continues to push the hiphop scene eventually the 2 will merge and cause an outbreak in america. We're anxiously waiting for the one artist who collaborates globally and by we, I mean most of New York City.

I live in America but I will admit many people are sleeping on latino-rap. Brazil is the hot spot.

Racionais Mc's are one of the greatest, if not the greatest, rap group of all time and Brazil's hip hop is still growing. It should be worlg famous

5 France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. France spans 675,000 km2 (251,000 mi2) and has a total population of 67 million... read more

Mainly voted for Booba. The sound of the language can be cool on hard beats - don't listen to enough for a fully informed opinion.

The French rap appeared in early 90s, while it was already very popular on the other side of the Atlantic. Mostly of gangsta lifestyle inspiration, it reached its golden age from 94 to 98 with record breaking selling albums released every month. By the new millenium, this music was already very popular and listened by all social classes of French population. Disc labels were looking for artists that would open up the industry to a wider audience, and its gangsta spirit had already vanished.

I'm from the US and I've been curious about international rap since and while now, and the French rap scene is definitely the one I prefer by far!
The french rap scene is very very diversified, there's some songs for everyone. Even some kind that you'll never hear in the US.
They have a lot of talented and original rappers.

6 South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, and on the east by Mozambique and Swaziland, and surrounding the kingdom of Lesotho.

South Africa has a variety of potential world class acts, who have their own unique style and sound. The Hip Hop sounds are vibrant and refreshing from repetitive styles you hear from other places. Notable artists include Kwesta, AKA,Cassper Nyovest and Nasty C.

South Africa is the best

It has good rappers

7 Nigeria Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna, and rare primate habitats. One of the most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall monolith outside the capital of Abuja that’s pictured on the national currency... read more

You guys can't be serious with this poll! Nigeria is the Jerusalem of African Hip Hop

Nigeria is the number 1

8 Tanzania Tanzania, officially the United Republic of Tanzania or simply U.R.T, is a large country in Eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region.
9 Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806.

Some territory was lost after World War 1 and a lot more after World War 2, basically started by Hitler's Nazi dictatorship. Then the Soviets kept their zone... read more

Like the lyrical and technical focus - probably the only country where rhyme quality is 'mainstream' and talked about.
Also very funny to follow the gossip out of there.

Americsn rappers are the original and the one with the realest rappers, therefore I voted for USA.

German rappers are almost always entertainment and hardly authentic with too many wannsbe thug rappers. But they have an unusually high number of multisyllabic rappers. There are several rappers (best may be Kollegah and SpongeBozz) who hardly have less than five rhyming syllabics. There's one song by Kollegah from his "Hoodtape Vol. 2" mixtape where he uses the same rhyme structure throughout the entire song (meaning he finds about 50 rhymes for the same sentence). They have a high technical skill and there are many doubletime rappers like Tech N9ne, as well as very clever and intelligent word plays and double entendres where you have to think for a few seconds before you get them. And in the early to mid 2010s, there was such excessive amount of all those qualities you felt completely blown away when you bought the newest rap albums.

Also, I love that many German hip hop producers interpolate huge orchestras and choirs into their beats (listen to "Alpha" by Kollegah or "ACAB" by SpongeBozz and you'll know what I mean). It feels majestic and therefore you kind of ignore that they are as fake as can be.

10 Algeria Algeria, is a sovereign Arab & Amazigh country located in North Africa. Algerian peoples Speaks Arab and Tamzigh and some of them speaks French.Algiers is capital and most populous city in Algeria, located in the far north of the country. With an area of 2,381 741 square kilometres, Algeria is the tenth largest country in the world, the first in Africa, the Arab world and the Mediterranean, and the... read more

To be honest, Algerian rap is way ahead of Moroccan rap. From Lotfi to Karim to Muslim Nation, these are all amazing rappers. I believe Lotfi was one of the earliest, if not the first, Arabic rappers. His lyrics are all amazing, with no swearing or flexing. All of his songs talk about meaningful and important subjects. Many songs address the suffering of others or the misconduct of those who govern the country.

Of course, this is not to offend our Moroccan brethren.

Algeria has a strong rap and Algerian rap is distinguished in lyrics and beautiful flow from other countries, and we recently saw that it is witnessing a great development in terms of visuals, views, and production companies and new rappers. Among the most prominent names in our Algerian rap are didin canon 16, flenn, phobia and savage plug and trap king ... etc. Algeria is considered the first Arab country to enter rap

The Contenders
11 United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is Boris Johnson. The UK is a Unitary State consisting of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland... read more

Typically the most uptempo and aggro if I was going to generalise a while country - hence drill and grime are the core genres. They do also have some thought provoking stuff like Streets though which is a nice change of pace.

In my opinion, the UK rap scene is unbeatable. With Grime and Drill artists, the UK produces the best rap songs out there. Names such as JME, Skepta, Stormzy and AJ Tracey will go down in history. While the American rap scene is slowly dying out, the UK as a bunch of upcoming artists. Names such as Central Cee, Suspect etc. will definitely be well-known in the future. Highly underrated.

No one in the world can top durrty goodz or ghetts. I'm American, and I think that ame rican rap is slowly falling apart. That's why I vote for the uk.

12 Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian.

Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BC. The country's rich cultural legacy is reflected... read more

Iranian rappers are so talented, they are really so good, the text and beat, etc. And also persian rap is so meaningful and in the meaning it's in the top 2

I think Iran should be the second after US, the lyrics is so great...

In the concept and meaning Persian rap is in top 3.
Yas,hichkas,bahram, rez and zed bazi are some of the examples.

13 Senegal Senegal (French: Sénégal), officially the Republic of Senegal (French: République du Sénéga), is a country in West Africa . Senegal is bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest .

Senegal also borders The Gambia, a country occupying a narrow sliver of land along the banks of the Gambia River, which separates Senegal's... read more

Rap is a way to help people by denying the problems they live in. Rappers have a great movment called 'Y EN A MARRE" supported by the senegalese people.

Where is senegal?

14 Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. The... read more

Okay Ceza, Sagopa and Ezhel superb rappers but seriously why nobody talk about Contra?

The best MC of the Turkey (Maybe of the Europe) and rapper, Sagopa Kajmer.

Turkish rap is definitely the best, not enough people know about it though, it's underrated, but it is still the best

15 Italy Italy, (Italian: Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.

Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2. With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the 3rd most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City. The Capital and largest city is Rome... read more

Bro this list is so wrong I'm from America and I literally like Italian rap more than any country. Seriously these people have obviously not listened to it but Italian rappers are so talented especially because Italian language is very difficult to make into rap. Words are weird and rhyming is hard. List sucks.

Should be Usa,Canada,Italy
I mean the numbers speak for itself rappers from USA are making features with italian rappers like sfera ebbasta he has a new album of features with american rappers.

Speaking as an American, Italy should be #2 (and miles ahead of third place).

16 Russia Russia, or the Russian Federation (RF), is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world by area, covering over 17,125,191 square kilometres (6,612,073 sq mi), and encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass. Russia extends across eleven time zones and borders sixteen sovereign nations, the most of any country in the world... read more

Lets be honest russia is the bet and I'm british not even russian saying that. Miyagi & endgame are the best and so is kapiskuy gruz. Its probs 1. Russia 2. Sweden 3. America

The best hip hop

17 Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately 38.5 million people, Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union... read more

Top quality productions, street/underground/old school rap style is alive there, Polish language flows and rhymes like no other.

In my opinion one of the best rap in the world. A really big scene with a lot of good rappers with diverse styles

I really like the Polish language, it goes really hard with Polish trap.

18 Netherlands The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in north-western Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, with a North Sea coast-line to the north and west. It shares maritime borders with the United... read more

Definitely nothing beats these tunes, the texts are also really good but most people wont understand since it is Dutch of course.

Dutch rap isn't that good. Most sounds the same and they focus more on beats and flow than lyrics. However it's catchy.

They actually have like a track going in the background with actual music and meaning, also the collabs are so frequent and the best.

19 Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, and is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, and... read more

Greek rap culture is very much underground with a few mainstream hitwonders but always pure and with great intellegence. Strong bars with melancholic beats. Authenticity is key. The Greek rap scene is one of a kind. Beter than dutch I think from a lyrical standpoint. But not so good in recognition. They miss a unique sound like dutch, french and german rap have. Anyway for me top 15 maybe top 10 for sure

Greek rap for the win

Greek Rap is amazing man. You have to look up Light, Slogan, and Ypo

20 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea (ROK), is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. Its western border is formed by the Yellow Sea, while its eastern border is defined by the Sea of Japan. South Korea claims to be the sole legitimate government of the entire peninsula and adjacent islands. It has a population... read more

Jay Park. Zico. Keith Ape. Beenzino. The list goes on and on; Korean rap is absolutely amazing and holds a special place in my heart. Even the simple Soundcloud rappers from this country are suprisingly really good. Really deserves to be higher on the list!

It's not k pop, which confuses people in America and other countries. Korean hiphop involves a lot of lyrical, trap, and singing rappers that are arguably better than some American rappers.

Hip Hop's de definitely growing in Korea. It's becoming more mainstream and there are a lot of famous youngsters who can rap at such high level. (Thanks to the show: show me the money)

21 India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. The most spoken languages are Hindi and English, but there are 22 official Indian languages... read more

Indian Hip Hop, being a part of the subculture Desi Hip Hop (Hip Hop music from Southeast Asian countries), is without a doubt the largest producer of hip hop music in the DHH scene. It encompasses a range of artists, from commercial rappers like Divine, Badshah, Raftaar, Ikka, Sidhu Moosewala, King, and many more, to the critically underrated ones such as Sikander Kahlon and many others. The scene offers commendable versatility, making it challenging to find adjectives that can fully capture the essence of the whole scene.

India is started to have some good rappers. By 2021 we will have more rappers.

Best lyrical hip hop in the world for sure. Very few mumble rappers.

22 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. Oslo is the capital of Norway. Norwegian is the official language of Norway.
23 Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional... read more

Portuguese rappers have amazing word play, rhyme scheme, and what they talk about meaningful stuff (at least the vast majority anyway) which, to me, are very important skills for a rapper to posses!

Good lyricists, and most rappers are real and down to earth, they don't usually fake a gangsta persona or flex gold chains.

Portuguese rap is the best, they have a great word play and rhyme scheme!

24 Slovakia

Slovakia has amazing rappers who rap about important stuff. The best rapper is Rytmus.

A lot of talented hip hop artists like Separ, Rytmus, Ego, Kali or another artists.

25 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometers (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of 10 million.

I don't care, It is not Swedes who rap, it is in Swedish, It is good but ye.

I'm swedish and in my opinion swedish music sucks with some exceptions

Damn they are good

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