Top Ten California Rappers


The Top Ten

1 Tupac Tupac 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.

Pac made an unbreakable history with just 5 years in the industry,never shall we see a rapper like pac

Made history from the day he was born. A leader for many more to come, and inspiration to young men to get what's most important in life in order and that is their life, to succeed and accomplish their dreams, above all that money and greed and beef, love your mother she's the only one God blessed you with.

He not only was a great rapper with excellent flow, he also is the most influential rapper ever. He delved where other rappers were to afraid to go, putting all of his emotions into his songs, not hiding anything from anybody. 'Tis a shame that he is gone from the game.

tupac is the greatest rapper that has ever lived

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2 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.

The people on this website have problems.Eazy-E ranked 1?You've got to be kiding me.Ice Cube ghostwrote for that overrated clown and ice cube had WAY better records im talkin classics like death certificate,Amerikkkas most wanted,the predator,and Straight outta Compton with NWA and Bow Down with westside connection he also wrote Straight outta Compton with The D.O.C eazy didnt write a lyric in his life.
- Chris-1

actor, rapper, thug how much better can he get! - diddyk

Straight up so cal thug. Did him and stood for more then anyone in rap history

Actor, Rapper, And a true cali thug

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3 Dr.Dre

Him, Snoop Dogg, and Mike Shinoda (from Linkin Park & Fort Minor) are the best from the west coast. Dre is also the best producer.

I voted 4 dr dre because he's is amazing him in my world is the best producer ever!

Dr dre always killed it he the most gangster rapper to ever come out of cali


4 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.

Made gangsta rap mainstream and repped his roots harder than any rapper ever! With a smooth funky flow snoop sees success on a international level.

Rap music sucks but from an outside view he is the biggest name in the genre so must be top 3!

Definitely worthy of this spot. All the while we do it Doggystyle

Best phuckn rapper 3ver. Changed the face of rap, and longest serving rapper to date. Chilled, laid back, laconic voice helps emphasise the violent lyrics. Greatest, coolest man to have lived.

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5 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg more.

Not the best as yet, but definitely amongst the top ten.
Not only is he Tupac reincarnated, but he's better.

Seven is too low. He's top 5 all time in my opinion.

People use to all ways claim that hip hops dead but now that Kendrick revived the west coast's hip hop scene, people don't want to give him any credit

King Kendrick will be better than everyone on this list by the end of his career.

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6 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.

RIP Eazy E was a Real Compton city G... Godfather of G rap; made a bitch of Dre and his humour was so underrated. Little big man - even has a day in compton named after him...

He is what west coast hip hop is

He's so cute and he is best rapper of all time

He makes better music then 2pac

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7 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.

The game is the second coming of Pac.. He gets a lot of hate though. He the truth! Has helped ya boy, Clyde Carson, Kendrick lamar

He is the only real gangster from the west-coast left.. sadly..

He the original done. All the other new age rappers are PUSSIES

The "lame" game is the fakest rapper to ever rep California ganster rap. He simply has catchy punchlines that people like but poorly represents the state.

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8 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.
9 Nate Dogg Nate Dogg Nathaniel Dwayne Hale, better known by his stage name Nate Dogg, was an American rapper, singer, and actor. He was known as one of the pioneers of West Coast hip hop. He was noted for his membership in rap trio 213 and his solo career in which he collaborated with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Warren G, Tupac Shakur, more.

helped eminem and snoop dogg get good - diddyk

There's no way nate should be at 11

Should be 8


10 DJ Quik

Best ever says trevor

The Contenders

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

Too $hort was a straight up gangster
He wasn't like some other rappers
He rapped about his pure life
Not the greatest rapper, but his vicious lyrics make the best of him

Too short top 5 period. Sold more albums than any of them under ice cube, not the best rapper but funkiest beats of most of them...……Biaaatch

12 N.W.A N.W.A N.W.A was an American hip hop group from Compton, CA. They were among the earliest and most significant popularizers and controversial figures of the gangsta rap subgenre, and are widely considered one of the seminal groups in the history of hip hop music.

They should be higher than the game

How the hell can NWA be lower than the people in it!? They were amazing together and did very little as individuals. NWA is one of the main reasons rap became so big. Tupac should still be number 1 as the best and most influential/inspirational rapper ever but NWA should be number 2 and snoop should be number 3. After that its very close but Dr. Dre, Nate dogg, and the Game should be the next 3. And at the rate Kid Ink is going he will for sure be right up there with these guys.

ice cube dj yella dr dre eazy e all in 1 group - diddyk

Amazing, but they need the dogg

13 Coolio Coolio Artis Leon Ivey Jr., known professionally as Coolio, is an American musician, rapper, chef, actor, and record producer. Coolio achieved mainstream success in the mid to late 1990s with his albums It Takes a Thief, Gangsta's Paradise, and My Soul.

Should be better than this alteast top 15

14 Warren G


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

40 water is top ten all day

Ok he doesn't belong in the top 10 all time, but he's a legend in his own right

16 YG YG

YG is a true one

Please, this fool is a wannabe thug. He's the reason rap is the way it is today

YG has the bass

get it YG

17 Westcoast Connection
18 MC Eiht

Pioneer on the west coast.Top ten no doubt and was sure as hell better than eazy-e and nate dogg who is more of a singer than rapper.

He only had a couple good songs. He wouldn’t be a rapper if it werent for Eazy-E and NWA

19 Nipsey Hussle

2pac of my generation


20 Xzibit Xzibit

Love that real g talk

21 Bohemia

The legend is world's first Punjabi Rapper. He is first of a type.

Bohemia is my favourite raper and sayar he is a legend I love this guy'

22 Mac Dre Mac Dre Andre Louis Hicks, better known by his stage name Mac Dre, was an American rapper and record producer, founder of Thizz Entertainment record label.

Mac Dre is one of the most original and talented rappers to ever live he kept all the way one hundred at and had love from everyone

Underrated beast. Been releasing good clean quality music since the 80s and is still today one of my favorite rappers

Been putting out quality music since 1989, leader of the hyphy movement, destined to go worldwide til his life was cut short... Man just Google the dude!

How is he this low? He better them dre,snoop, and the game combined! He always kept it real and dropped bomb ass verses

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23 Kurupt

One of the best flow rappers ever combined with great lyrics. Deserves a top 15

One of my favorite lyricists from the west coast.

24 Hopsin Hopsin Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California. Hopsin was born on July 18, 1985. His first album was called Emurge but he's best known for his album titled Raw.

slept on

25 Andre Nickatina

Dre Dog is one of the best, original, true gangsta rappers from the bay! His music never gets old.

Just listen to his songs, he is so amazing

His flow is too good


26 G-Eazy G-Eazy Gerald Earl Gillum, better known by his stage name G-Eazy, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Oakland, California.


He's trash - DaWyteNight

27 J Cole J Cole

He from north carolina right?

SHould at least be in top ten

Hands down a great rapper

Should be in top15 at least

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28 Tyga Tyga Micheal Ray Stevenson, known by his stage name Tyga, is an American hip hop recording artist. In 2011, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.

Tyga is good he just needs to practice more

Tyga is sorry he can't rap

29 WC

Didn't really know him but his music was googd - Diamondrapper247

Yeah ya damn right you didn't know him. You punk ass bitch

30 Murs
31 Vince Staples Vince Staples Vincent Jamal Staples is an American rapper from Long Beach, California. He is part of the hip hop trio Cutthroat Boyz alongside fellow Californian rappers A$ton Matthews and Joey Fatts.
32 The D.O.C

Eazys other ghostwriter also had a classic lp himself.The 3rd best westcoast rapper of all time behind Ice Cube who is the best out west and 2pac at 2.

One of the top greatest rap songwriter ever in rap history, he deserves more respect as more other clowns here on the list!

33 Lil Rob

Lil Rob should be in a higher ranking... what why #22... no!
He should be in the 10s

34 Mr. Criminal

Mr criminal is way better then slim shady but you can't market a cholo to a white audience

Mr. criminal is the best

35 Frost
36 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.

This fkn guy is alright.. Plus he's famous as shjt

37 San Quinn


38 Brotha Lynch Hung

The bay is were it is ya dig?

Boy, can flow.. Enough said

40 Evidence Evidence
41 Sage the Gemini Sage the Gemini Sage the Gemini is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer from Fairfield, California. He is probably most well known for being featured on the Flo Rida song "GDFR."
42 Spice 1

Spice 1 welcome to the ghetto, Munda show he has classics

43 C-Bo C-Bo

He should be moved up. he is one of the best

44 Philthy Rich
45 Afroman
46 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.
47 Clyde Carson
48 Yukmouth
49 Tizzle
50 Messy Marv

Realest on earth


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