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Top 20 DMV Rappers: 2022’s Best Rappers from Washington DC

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Washington DC Rappers

List of the top 15 DMV Rappers

Rappers from Washington DC may not have the popularity as artists in other cities, but there are still numerous talented artists within the lineup and roster of DMV rappers.  Despite rap music’s popularity, some of the locals may prefer Go-Go music, a live vibrant sound that dates back to the 1960s and 1970s, a combination of multiple genres of music, but primarily bands performing funk music intertwined with Afro/Caribbean drums.

Even the streets have been embracing Go-Go music over the years, whether it is rap artists mixing the Go-Go sound and rhythm with their music or it is Go-Go bands singing and harmonizing representing for D.C.’s street culture.  With the Go-Go tradition not being as strong as previous generations, the streets of today seem have steered away from the Go-Go sound, even though some still embrace the genre, and gravitated towards DMV’s music scene of rappers from Washington DC and surrounding areas.

Being a large metropolitan area that consists of numerous communities from Northwest Washington DC to Southeast Washington DC to PG County, Maryland to Northern Virginia, there is no shortage of talent in the DMV.  The region has already produced top artists like one of the biggest names in hip-hop during the 2010s in Wale, one of hip-hop’s top rising female artists in Rico Nasty, top street rappers and artist that bring the reality of the urban environment into hip-hop like Shy Glizzy, Q Da Fool, and Fat Trel, the soulful rhymes of Goldlink, and rising stars in the rap game like Yung Manny and Xanman, all proving that there is much potential within this untapped rap market.

A city that has always had an unique culture, nicknamed Chocolate City, has a hidden gem of hip hop and rap music.  Though gentrification has been rapidly changing the urban landscape, by demolishing entire neighborhoods and relocating residents into other parts of the DMV, the culture and lifestyle of D.C. is still embedded in the heart of the regions music scene. A list of the Top 20 rappers from Washington DC, with some honorable mention DMV rappers, gives a better insight on the DMV rap movement coming out of Washington DC and the surrounding communities of Maryland’s PG County and northern Virginia.

Top 20 DMV Rappers

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1. Wale follow on Instagram: @Wale and watch on Youtube: Wale

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2. Rico Nasty follow on Instagram: @Rico Nasty and watch on Youtube: Rico Nasty

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3. Shy Glizzy follow on Instagram: @Shy Glizzy and watch on Youtube: Shy Glizzy

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4. Goldlink follow on Instagram: @Goldlink and watch on Youtube: Goldlink

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5. Yung Manny follow on Instagram: @YungManny and watch on Youtube: Yung Manny

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6. Xanman follow on Instagram: @Xanman and watch on Youtube: Xanman

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7. fat trel follow on Instagram: @fat trel and watch on Youtube: fat trel

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8. Q Da Fool follow on Instagram: @Q Da Fool and watch on Youtube: Q Da Fool

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9. Money Marr follow on Instagram: @Money Marr and watch on Youtube: MoneyMarr

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10. No Savage follow on Instagram: @No Savage and watch on Youtube: No Savage

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11. Big Flock follow on Instagram: @Big Flock and watch on Youtube: Big Flock

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12. 3ohBlack follow on Instagram: @3ohBlack and watch on Youtube: 3ohBlack

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13. Goonew follow on Instagram: @Goonew and watch on Youtube: Goonew

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14. Lil Dude follow on Instagram: @Lil Dude and watch on Youtube: Lil Dude

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15. Shabazz PBG follow on Instagram: @ShabazzPBG and watch on Youtube: Shabazz PBG

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16. Premo Rice follow on Instagram: @Premo Rice and watch on Youtube: Premo Rice

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17. Will Tha Rapper follow on Instagram: @WillThaRapper and watch on Youtube: WillThaRapper

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18. Young MOe follow on Instagram: @Young MOe and watch on Youtube: Young Moe

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19. Lightshow follow on Instagram: @Lightshow and watch on Youtube: Lightshow

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20. Gleesh follow on Instagram: @Gleesh and watch on Youtube: Gleesh

Honorable Mention Washington DC Rappers:

Lil Lo Instagram: @Lil Lo | Youtube: Lil Lo

Baby Jamo Instagram: @Baby Jamo | Youtube: Baby Jamo

JG Riff Instagram: @JG Riff | Youtube: JG Riff

Lil Gray Instagram: @Lil Gray | Youtube: Lil Gray

Ant Glizzy Instagram: @Ant Glizzy | Youtube: Ant Glizzy

Foggieraw Instagram: @Foggieraw | Youtube: Foggieraw

GlockBoyKari Instagram: @GlockBoyKari | Youtube: GlockBoyKari

baby fifty Instagram: @baby fifty | Youtube: baby fifty

mererackz Instagram: @mererackz | Youtube: mererackz

Cheecho Instagram: @Cheecho | Youtube: Cheecho

Top Washington DC / DMV Rap Youtube Channels

ChasinSaksFilms   |   RICHSHOOTAS TV  |   Rell Ent.

Valley Visions   |   ClockWorkProducti0ns   |   DMV Hoodz Nd Newz

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*Unofficial Order. The more popular artists that have a combination of the most followers, streams, and most recent views are near the top.

*Make sure to leave a comment, for missing artists or anything related to DMV hip hop.

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