List of the Top Rappers from Chicago
Long before the success of Chief Keef, the city’s hip hop scene of top Chicago rappers was surprisingly a non-factor, and not nearly close to the size as it is today.
Historically, much smaller cities have had a larger presence in hip hop, but that changed when rappers from Chicago like Chief Keef debuted in 2011 with the hit single, “Don’t Like.” Following his success, the wave of Chicago rap artists and the Chicago drill movement began, especially through the likes of Chief Keef, King Louie, and the 600 movement leading the way.
Maybe the most influential, and also the most imitated, culture and lifestyle of our time, Chicago rap music, especially Chicago drill music, not only influenced others to rap and bring the drill sound and content into their music, but also changed the landscape of the streets, from Chicago to just about every city nationwide.
Before today’s wave of Chicago rappers, the only true mainstays of artists were the likes of Kanye West, Common, Twista, Do or Die, Crucial Conflict, Psycho Drama, and several others that were blessed and talented enough to make it onto a national stage. Other well respected rappers from Chicago over the years have included Bump J, Bo Deal, JoJo Capone, LEP Bogus Boys, and a few more local artists who also paved the way for the younger generation.
Fast-forwarding to the present day, Chicago rap artists have become some of the world’s top rap stars, rappers like Lil Durk, Chief Keef, Polo G, G Herbo, and Chance The Rapper. Unfortunately, a problem that has plagued the local hip hop scene has been the amount of deaths and incarcerations of key artists. Artists that have been at the forefront of today’s generation of Chicago rappers, like LA Capone, King Von, FBG Duck, and too many more to name.
Despite the tragedies, Chicago rap music is a world leader and still has enough momentum to be considered as one of the top hip hop markets. Today, the city offers a wide variety of hip-hop for today’s music. From lyrical artists, like Lucki, to leading women in hip-hop, like Queen Key, Dreezy, and Lady XO. To the various soulful and meaningful hip-hop artists, like Mick Jenkins, Saba Pivot, and Vic Mensa, to artists who are able to adapt to any situation and combine elements of street and trap music with the realities of life, like Lil Zay Osama, KB Mike, PGF Nuk, and Booka600.
Top 25 Chicago Rappers
3. Chance The Rapper
Follow on Instagram: @Chance The Rapper and watch on Youtube: Chance The Rapper
6. Chief Keef
Follow on Instagram: @Chief Keef and watch on Youtube: Chief Keef
9. Vic Mensa
Follow on Instagram: @Vic MEnsa and watch on Youtube: Vic Mensa
10. Lil Zay Osama
Follow on Instagram: @Lil Zay Osama and watch on Youtube: Lil Zay Osama
12. Saba Pivot
Follow on Instagram: @Saba Pivot and watch on Youtube: Saba Pivot
13. Mick Jenkins
Follow on Instagram: @Mick Jenkins and watch on Youtube: Mick Jenkins
follow on Instagram: @BigKayBeezy and watch on Youtube: BigKayBeezy
18. Lil Eazzyy
follow on Instagram: @Lil Eazzyy and watch on Youtube: Lil Eazzyy
Follow on Instagram: @JHE Rooga and watch on Youtube: JHE Rooga
21. lil moe 6blocka
follow on Instagram: @lil moe 6blocka and watch on Youtube: lil moe 6blocka
22. Queen Key
follow on Instagram: @Queen Key and watch on Youtube: Queen Key
23. prince dre
follow on Instagram: @prince dre and watch on Youtube: prince dre
24. DCG Brothers
follow on Instagram: @shun & @Bsavv and watch on Youtube: DCG Brothers
25. shoebox baby
follow on Instagram: @shoebox baby and watch on Youtube: shoebox baby
Honorable Mention Chicago Rappers
– Hypno Carlito Instagram: @Hypno Carlito and Youtube: Hypno Carlito
– Hotblock Jmoe Instagram: @Hotblock Jmoe and Youtube: Hotblock jmoe
– Lil Reese Instagram: @Lil Reese and Youtube: Lil Reese
– Glockboy bobo Instagram: @Glockboy bobo and Youtube: Glockboy bobo
– Lil Mouse Instagram: @Lil Mouse and Youtube: Lil Mouse
– pgf mooda Instagram: @pgf mooda and Youtube: pgf mooda
– DwadeFromOBN Instagram: @DWadeFromOBN and Youtube: DWadeFromOBN
– Trenchmobb Instagram: @Trenchmobb and Youtube: Trenchmobb
– 757 BA Instagram: @757 BA and Youtube: 757 BA
– SG Batman Instagram: @SG Batman and Youtube: SG Batman
– CDot Honcho Instagram: @CDotHoncho and Youtube: CDot Honcho
– Pronto Spazzout Instagram: @Pronto Spazzout and Youtube: Pronto Spazzout
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*Unofficial Order. The more popular artists that have a combination of the most followers, streams, views, and most recent releases are near the top.
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