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Top 25 Japanese Rappers: 2021’s Best Japanese Hip Hop Artists List

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Top Japanese Rappers:

List of the Best Japanese Hip Hop Artists

Japanese hip hop is located in eastern Asia within a nation that has created a music scene that has produced a large roster of talented Japanese rappers that have been slowly emerging as the number one genre of music within the modern day Japanese culture.

One of the world’s most famously known countries has for long been known for the city of Tokyo and all its local attractions, natural landmarks like Mount Fuji, the traditional dish of Sushi, the television genre of Anime, Sumo wrestling, the country’s numerous unique cultures and traditions, will soon be recognized for something else, hip hop music through the large lineup of top Japanese rap artists. 

Japanese hip hop can be dated back to the 1980s as the opportunity to view American culture through multiple television and film outlets led to the embracement within Japanese culture, but only on a small scale. Japanese rap music can credit to its introduction into Japan from the likes of Hiroshi Fujiwar, who is also known for pioneering streetwear into Japan and viewed as one of the lead influencers of Japanese pop and urban culture. 

Some of the true Japanese rappers that are pioneers of Japan’s hip hop scene and opened the doors and set the standard for rap music in Japan are artists like Seiko Ito, Yann Tomita, followed by Rhymester, Scha Dara Parr, King Giddra, Buddha Brand, and multiple other hip hop artists.  The true timeline of the Japanese  hip hop culture is somewhat a complete imitation of whatever was popular in American hip hop culture at the time, from the B-Boy days to the lyrical MC days. 

Currently, there are plenty of former Japanese rappers that are now in their 40s and 50s that helped paved the way for today’s generation as dozens of Japanese rap artists helped with the growth of hip hop music during the 1990s. Today’s generation has done nothing but continue the tradition of Japanese rap culture and has intertwined the country’s rap movement with Japanese culture at a level never before seen. 

Top 25 Japanese Rappers

1. t-Ace (Pop/Hip Hop)
Watch on Youtube: t-Ace and follow on Instagram: @t-Ace

2. Chanmina (Pop/Hip Hop)
Watch on Youtube: Chanmina and follow on Instagram: @Chanmina

Watch on Youtube: SKY-HI  and follow on Instagram: @SKY-HI 

4. AK-69
Watch on Youtube: AK-69  and follow on Instagram: @AK-69

5. JP The Wavy
Watch on Youtube: JP The Wavy  and follow on Instagram: @JP The Wavy

Watch on Youtube: WILYWNKA and follow on Instagram: @WILYWNKA

Watch on Youtube: BAD HOP and follow on Instagram: @BADHOP

8. Anarchy
Watch on Youtube: Anarchy  and follow on Instagram: @Anarchy

Watch on Youtube: ZORN and follow on Instagram: @ZORN

10. Awich 
Watch on Youtube: Awich and follow on Instagram: @Awich

11. KOHH
Watch on Youtube: KOHH  and follow on Instagram: @KOHH

12. a.k.a. Gami
Watch on Youtube: a.k.a. Gami and follow on Instagram: @a.k.a. Gami

Watch on Youtube: CREAM and follow on Instagram: @Minami & @Staxxt

14. Miyachi
Watch on Youtube: Miyachi and follow on Instagram: @Miyachi

Watch on Youtube: RYKEY and follow on Instagram: @RYKEY

16. Kowichi
Watch on Youtube: Kowichi and follow on Instagram: @Kowichi

17. SALU
Watch on Youtube: SALU  and follow on Instagram: @SALU

Watch on Youtube: PUNPEE and follow on Instagram: @PUNPEE

Watch on Youtube: VIGORMAN and follow on Instagram: @VIGORMAN

20. BASI
Watch on Youtube: BASI and follow on Instagram: @BASI

21. Keiju
Watch on Youtube: Keiju and follow on Instagram: @Keiju

22. AKLO
Watch on Youtube: AKLO and follow on Instagram: @AKLO

23. Hannya
Watch on Youtube: Hannya  and follow on Instagram: @Hannya 

24. Kreva
Watch on Youtube: Kreva and follow on Instagram: @Kreva

25. Ken the 390
Watch on Youtube: Ken the 390 and follow on Instagram: @Ken the 390

Honorable Mention Japanese Rappers:

Watch on Youtube: Norikiyo and follow on Instagram: @Norikiyo 

Watch on Youtube: Kenny-G and follow on Instagram: @Kenny-G

Watch on Youtube: GADORO and follow on Instagram: @GADORO

Japanese Magenese
Watch on Youtube: Japanese Magenese and follow on Instagram: @Japanese Magenese

Watch on Youtube: Jaggla and follow on Instagram: @Jaggla

Watch on Youtube: C.O.S.A and follow on Instagram: @C.O.S.A

Watch on Youtube: SIMON JAP and follow on Instagram: @SIMON JAP

Watch on Youtube: SEEDA and follow on Instagram: @Seeda

Top Japanese Rap Related Topics:

1 Top Asian American Rappers

2 Top Korean Rappers

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*Unofficial Order, with the more popular artists that have the most followers, subscribers, and the most recent views are near the top.