Top Ten California Rappers

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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 ...read more.

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

GOAT vote 2 pack

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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, ...read 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.
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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

Should be second after Tupac

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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

I LOVE DR DREY

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

Snoop Dogg’s voice sounds great, as in G.A.N.G.S.T.A. enough to be a rapper. Even his raps are pretty G.A.N.G.S.T.A.!

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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 ...read more.

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

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.

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

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

He is what west coast hip hop is

He's the best my idol who rest's in peace.

R.I.P

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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 ...read 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

Him and Nipsey real collab fosho
Wuddup nip doe s/o

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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, ...read more.

helped eminem and snoop dogg get good - diddyk

There's no way nate should be at 11

Should be 8

Sloppy

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.

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

They should be higher than the game

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. V 1 Comment
14 Warren G

Yes

15 Westcoast Connection
16 YG YG

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

YG has the bass

YG is a true one

get it YG

17 Xzibit Xzibit

Love that real g talk

18 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.

Remove

He's trash - DaWyteNight

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

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

20 Mac Dre Mac Dre

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!

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21 Nipsey Hussle
22 Bohemia

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

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 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

25 Murs
26 Andre Nickatina

Just listen to his songs, he is so amazing

His flow is too good

PUT THE PHONE TO YO BUTT THIS A BOOTIE CALL

27 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

28 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

29 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!

30 J Cole J Cole

He from north carolina right?

SHould at least be in top ten

Hands down a great rapper

Y’all dumb asf he from carolina

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31 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

32 Frost
33 Mike Shinoda Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.

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

34 IAMSU

The bay is were it is ya dig?

Boy, can flow.. Enough said

35 Evidence Evidence
36 Spice 1

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

37 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.
38 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.
39 Lil Rob

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

40 San Quinn

SAN QUINN HAS BEEN RAPPING SINCE 11 AND HAS PUT SO MANY OTHER RAPPERS IN THE GAME ON BIG RICH YA BOY MESSY MARV BAILEY HIS SON GALAXY ATOMS JUST TO NAME A FEW HE definitely IS THE MOST UNDER RATED CALI ARTIST HE DESERVES A MULTI MILLION DOLLAR DEAL IF YOU ASK ME

41 C-Bo C-Bo

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

42 Brotha Lynch Hung
43 Philthy Rich
44 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."
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

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