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
3. Bugoy Na Koykoy
Watch on Youtube: Bugoy Na Koykoy and follow on Instagram: @Bugoy Na Koykoy
5. Shanti Dope
Watch on Youtube: Shanti Dope and follow on Instagram: @Shanti Dope
9. Ron Henley
Watch on Youtube: Ron Henley and follow on Instagram: @Ron Henley
12. Nik Makino
Watch on Youtube: Nik Makino and follow on Instagram: @Nik Makino
13. OMAR BALIW
Watch on Youtube: OMAR BALIW and follow on Instagram: @OMAR BALIW
16. VVS Collective
Watch on Youtube: VVS Collective and follow on Instagram: @VVS Collective
18. Guddhist Gunatita
Watch on Youtube: Guddhist Gunatita and follow on Instagram: @Guddhist Gunatita
19. Ghetto Gecko
Watch on Youtube: Ghetto Gecko and follow Instagram: @Ghetto Gecko
Watch more on Youtube: Pricetagg and follow on Instagram: @Pricetagg
21. Raf Davis
Watch more on Youtube: Raf Davis and follow on Instagram: @Raf Davis
23. Kris Delano
Watch more on Youtube: Kris Delano and follow on Instagram: @Kris Delano
Honorable Mention Filipino Rappers:
– Henyong Makata
Follow on Youtube: Henyong Makata and Instagram: @Henyong Makata
– BAWAL CLAN
Follow on Youtube: BAWAL CLAN and Instagram: @BAWAL CLAN
– Third Flo
Follow on 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.
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