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Top 20 DMV Rappers: 2021’s Best Rappers from Washington DC

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Top Washington DC Rappers

(DMV Rappers)

Rappers from Washington DC may not have the popularity as artists in other cities, but there still are some name brand artists within the somewhat large size roster of talented 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 that is a combination of multiple genres of music, 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 about street activities in their music.  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 gravitate more towards rappers from Washington DC of modern day’s rap and hip hop sounds.

Being a large metropolitan area that consists of numerous communities from Southeast DC to Northeast DC to PG County of Maryland, talent should not be hard to find.  The region has already produced top artists like Wale, Shy Glizzy, and Rico Nasty, which proves their much potential within this untapped rap market.

A city that has always had an unique culture, nicknamed Chocolate City, has a local rap scene that is a hidden gem.  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 music. A list of twenty rappers from Washington DC, with some honorable mention DMV rappers, gives better insight on the DMV rap movement coming out of Washington DC and the surrounding communities of Maryland.




Top 20+ DMV Rappers

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Xanman, follow on Instagram: @Xanman and watch on Youtube: Xanman

8. 3ohBlack, follow on Instagram: @3ohBlack and watch on Youtube: 3ohBlack

9. Goonew, follow on Instagram: @Goonew and watch on Youtube: Goonew

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

11. No Savage, follow on Instagram: @No Savage and watch on Youtube: No Savage

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

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

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

15. JG Riff, follow on Instagram: @JG Riff and watch on Youtube: JG Riff

16. Lightshow, follow on Instagram: @Lightshow and watch on Youtube: Lightshow

17. Gleesh, follow on Instagram: @Gleesh and watch on Youtube: Yung Gleesh

18. Ant Glizzy, follow on Instagram: @Ant Glizzy and watch on Youtube: Ant Glizzy

19. Big Flock, follow on Instagram: @Big Flock and watch on Youtube: Big Flock

20. Lil Gray, follow on Instagram: @Lil Gray and watch on Youtube: Lil Gray




Honorable Mention Washington DC Rappers:

Big Don Bino, follow on Instagram: @Big Don Bino and watch on Youtube: Big Don Bino

Slimegoon9, follow on Instagram: @Slimegoon9 and watch on Youtube: Slimegoon9

Schlish, follow on Instagram: @SchlishTGSM and watch on Youtube: Schlish

JuanHunnit, follow on Instagram: @JuanHunnit and watch on Youtube: JuanHunnit

Cruddy Murda, follow on Instagram: @Cruddy Murda and watch on Youtube: Cruddy Murda

Romilli, follow on Instagram: @Romillii and watch on Youtube: Romilli

Top Washington DC / DMV Rap Youtube Channels

ChasinSaksFilms   |   RICHSHOOTAS TV  |   Rell Ent.

Valley Visions   |   ClockWorkProducti0ns   |   DMV Hoodz Nd Newz

Top DMV Hip Hop Artists Related Topics:

1 Top Baltimore Rappers List

2 Top Philadelphia Rappers List

3 Top Atlanta Rappers List

4 Top New York City Rappers List

5 Top Virginia Rappers List

*Email media@kulturevulturez.com if any DMV rappers are missing or should be added.

*Unofficial Order, with the more popular artists that have the largest followers and subscribers being near the top.