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Top 20 Filipino Rappers: 2022’s List of Best Rappers from the Philippines

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Filipino Rappers

List of the Top Rappers from Philippines

As Filipino rappers like Gloc-9, Francis Magalona, Andrew E., Bassilyo, and a handful of others helped pioneer a music scene for today’s generation of Filipino hip hop artists, rap music in this Southeast Asian country has been on a rise since the 1990s.

Although you may not think it, Filipino hip hop music is the biggest music genre throughout the Philippines with at times the genre being referred as “Pinoy Hip Hop.”  It is largely believed that the Philippines was the first Asian country to adopt hip hop music from the United States and helped bring its appeal to the rest of Asia, solidifying it as an important genre for Filipino musicians and artists.

The proclaimed “founder” of Filipino hip hop music is Francis Magalona, who is one of the first Filipino rappers to release a hip hop album, titled “Yo!” in 1990, which featured both English and Filipino rap songs. This gained Magalona fame across Asia, and the rapper went on to win 2 Awit awards, which are prestigious awards given to artists by the Philipine Association of the Record Industry, alongside becoming the host of MTV Asia.

A big name in Pinoy music currently is Gloc-9, who has been active within the Filipino hip hop scene since the early 2000’s. He is regarded as one of the best Filipino rappers of all-time, and is credited as being one of the most important artists with regards to bringing the genre of hip hop to Asia. He first began in rap group “Death Threat”, whose relatable songs about poverty and injustice in the Philippines made them a household name throughout the country.

In conclusion, it is clear to see that the Philippines as a nation take great pride in their identity and culture, and are immensely proud of the success that Filipino rappers have had in breaking out into mainstream music charts, garnering them fans from across the world.

Top 20 Filipino Rappers

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1. Flow G
Watch on Youtube: Flow G and follow on Instagram: @Flow G

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2. Al James
Watch on Youtube: Al James and follow on Instagram: @Al James

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3. Shanti Dope
Watch on Youtube: Shanti Dope and follow on Instagram: @Shanti Dope

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4. Gloc-9
Watch on Youtube: Gloc-9 and follow on Instagram: @Gloc-9

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5. Because
Watch on Youtube: Because and follow on Instagram: @Because

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6. kiyo
Watch on Youtube: kiyo and follow on Instagram: @kiyo

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7. Lo Ki
Watch on Youtube: Lo Ki and follow on Instagram: @Lo Ki

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8. Bugoy Na Koykoy
Watch on Youtube: Bugoy Na Koykoy and follow on Instagram: @Bugoy Na Koykoy

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9. Nik Makino
Watch on Youtube: Nik Makino and follow on Instagram: @Nik Makino

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10. Bosx1ne aka Honcho
Watch on Youtube: Bosx1ne and follow on Instagram: @Bosx1ne

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11. Ron Henley
Watch on Youtube: Ron Henley and follow on Instagram: @Ron Henley

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12. Shehyee
Watch on Youtube: Shehyee and follow on Instagram: @Shehyee

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13. CLR
Watch on Youtube: CLR and follow on Instagram: @CLR

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Watch on Youtube: OMAR BALIW and follow on Instagram: @OMAR BALIW

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15. Ghetto Gecko
Watch on Youtube: Ghetto Gecko and follow Instagram: @Ghetto Gecko

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16. Pricetagg
Watch more on Youtube: Pricetagg and follow on Instagram: @Pricetagg

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

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

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19. Guddhist Gunatita
Watch on Youtube: Guddhist Gunatita and follow on Instagram: @Guddhist Gunatita

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20. Raf Davis 
Watch more on Youtube: Raf Davis and follow on Instagram: @Raf Davis

Honorable Mention Filipino Rappers:

VVS Collective Youtube: VVS Collective and Instagram: @VVS Collective

LExus Youtube: LExus and Instagram: @Lexus

Kris Delano Youtube: Kris Delano and Instagram: @Kris Delano

Zargon Youtube: Zargon and Instagram: @Zargon

mac mafia Youtube: mac mafia and Instagram: mac mafia

Owfuck Youtube: Owfuck and Instagram: @Owfuck

M Zhayt Youtube: M Zhayt and Instagram: @M Zhayt

JR Crown Youtube: JR Crown and Instagram: @JR Crown

OJ River Youtube: OJ River and Instagram: @OJ River

shortone Youtube: shortone and Instagram: @shortone

Nobrvnd Youtube: Nobrvnd and Instagram: @Nobrvnd

Apekz Youtube: Apekz and Instagram: @Apekz

Henyong Makata Youtube: Henyong Makata and Instagram: @Henyong Makata

Third Flo Youtube: Third Flo and Instagram: @Third Flo

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

*If any artists are missing from the list email media@kulturevulturez.com