Top Washington DC 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 there is 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 a better insight on the DMV rap movement coming out of Washington DC and the surrounding communities of Maryland.
Top 20 DMV Rappers
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
5. Yung Manny, follow on Instagram: @YungManny and watch on Youtube: Yung Manny
8. Q Da Fool, follow on Instagram: @Q Da Fool and watch on Youtube: Q Da Fool
9. Money Marr, follow on Instagram: @Money Marr and watch on Youtube: MoneyMarr
10. 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. Big Winnn, follow on Instagram: @Big Winnn and watch on Youtube: Big Winnn
15. Premo Rice, follow on Instagram: @Premo Rice and watch on Youtube: Premo Rice
16. Will Tha Rapper, follow on Instagram: @WillThaRapper and watch on Youtube: WillThaRapper
17. Young MOe, follow on Instagram: @Young MOe and watch on Youtube: Young Moe
18. Big Flock, follow on Instagram: @Big Flock and watch on Youtube: Big Flock
19. Lightshow, follow on Instagram: @Lightshow and watch on Youtube: Lightshow
Honorable Mention Washington DC Rappers:
– Ant Glizzy Instagram: @Ant Glizzy | Youtube: Ant Glizzy
– Baby Jamo Instagram: @Baby Jamo | Youtube: Baby Jamo
– Foggieraw Instagram: @Foggieraw | Youtube: Foggieraw
– GlockBoyKari Instagram: @GlockBoyKari | Youtube: GlockBoyKari
– baby fifty Instagram: @baby fifty | Youtube: baby fifty
– mererackz Instagram: @mererackz | Youtube: mererackz
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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.