Top Indonesian Rappers
List of Top Indonesian Hip Hop Artists
As hip hop experiences worldwide expansion, Indonesian rappers and the country’s hip hop market have gradually emerged on the scene. Although overshadowed by more developed Asian rap communities, Indonesia’s hip hop music has been present since the 1980s. Hints of hip hop could be seen in the works of Benyamin Sueb and Farid Hardja, both who are musicians and actors. However, the real recognition belongs to Iwa K, the Indonesian hip hop trailblazer who propelled the genre throughout the 1990s and into the 2000s.
Within a nation as vast and populous as Indonesia, despite the widespread popularity of global genres such as pop, R&B, rock, and even jazz, rap and hip hop remain somewhat outshined and drowned out in the mainstream media and popular culture. Although Indonesia is home to more than 200 million people, the roster of Indonesian rap artists continues to expand but trails behind other Asian rap and hip hop scenes.
Top 12 Indonesia Rappers
1. Rich Brian
Indonesian rapper Rich Brian had quickly rose to fame in the international music scene. Initially garnering attention via social media and online, he has gone on to produce several hit albums and singles, collaborating with global icons such as XXXTentacion, 21 Savage, Keith Ape, Trippie Redd, and Kris Wu. By partnering with the esteemed 88Rising, he has amassed a fan base across Asia, Australia, and the United States, all while become one of Indonesia’s top influencers and entertainers.
2. Young Lex
Young Lex has gained prominence in the Indonesian music scene through his catchy rap songs and vibrant personality. Often combining elements of hip-hop, trap, and pop, Young Lex has created a distinctive sound that appeals to a younger audience. With his flamboyant fashion choices and bold lyrics, he has established himself as a trendsetter and influencer among Indonesian youth. Young Lex has released several popular tracks, including “GGS (Ganteng-Ganteng Swag),” “Slow,” “Nyeselkan,” “Bad,” “Teman Palsu,” and “O Aja Ya Kan.”
3. Ecko Show
Ecko Show’s lyrical prowess and his one of a kind presence in hip-hop has long captivated audiences, earning him a dedicated fan base. Known for his distinctive voice and dynamic delivery, Ecko Show has released several hit songs, including “Kini Ecko Pergi Meninggalkanku,” “Halalkan,” “Mantan Sombong,” “GWS +62,” “Kok Lucu Ya,” “Kids Jaman Now,” “Jomblo,” and “Pergilah.” He continues to make an impact in the Indonesian music industry by combining his love for rap with meaningful storytelling, making him an influential figure in the country’s hip-hop community.
Born and raised in Jakarta, Indonesia, Saykoji has been an influential figure in the Indonesian hip-hop scene for over a decade. Saykoji’s lyrics are known for their clever wordplay, wit, and insightful commentary, making him a respected figure among both hip-hop enthusiasts and the general public. He gained significant popularity with his breakthrough 2006 hit “Jomblo,” which resonated with Indonesian youth. Saykoji’s dedication to delivering meaningfulness through his artistry has established him as one of the most respected and admired rappers in Indonesia, leaving a lasting impact on the local hip-hop culture.
5. Warren Hue
Indonesian rapper Warren Hue has been making waves since debuting in 2018 with the song “Yellow.” As he quickly honed his skills as a rapper, his unparalleled style and innovative approach to music have garnered him widespread acclaim throughout the Asian hip-hop market. As of now, Warren Hue’s rise to prominence has positioned him as one of the leading voices in the Indonesian music scene, bringing fresh new sounds and vibes to the forever growing rap scene of Indonesia.
6. TOTON CARIBO
Since 2019, Toton Caribo has been gradually making a name for himself within the Indonesian rap scene. Releasing popular songs like “Bale Pulang II,” Toton Caribo has emerged as one of the next generation of Indonesian rappers being handed the torch, taking Indonesia’s hip-hop scene into a new era.
Indonesian rapper Ramengvrl has successfully established herself as a trailblazer in the nation’s hip-hop scene, being one of the only women MCs in the business. Through her distinctive artistic expression and impactful verses, she has successfully cultivated a dedicated following, making a lasting impact on the genre. Despite facing challenges in a male-dominated industry, Ramengvrl continues to break barriers and redefine the role of women in hip-hop. Her accomplishments serve as an inspiration to upcoming artists, proving that with talent and determination, it is possible to overcome adversity and make a significant mark in the world of music.
8. Tuan Tigabelas
Hailing from Bandung, West Java, Tuan Tigabelas’ music often delves into personal experiences, social issues, and cultural commentary. Tuan Tigabelas’ lyrics are characterized by their depth, introspection, and authenticity, easily resonating with listeners. He has released notable tracks such as “Move,” “Rumah,” “Faith,” “On My Mind,” “Last Roar,” and several others, showcasing his versatility. Tuan Tigabelas has now solidified his position as one of the prominent voices in Indonesian hip-hop.
9. QG aka QoryGore
Known for his intense and provocative style, QoryGore’s music has been known to incorporate aggressive beats, explicit lyrics, and themes that challenge your favorite’s rapper styles. He gained initial attention through his online presence, combining his rap persona with his outspoken views on various topics. QoryGore’s impact as one of the leading Indonesian rappers stems from his ability to push boundaries, making him a polarizing and influential figure in the country’s music landscape.
10. ericko lim
In 2018, Ericko Lim burst onto the scene with his debut song “No Smile Zone,” which quickly gained popularity. Although he only has one project, The Mixtape, and a few singles to his name, Ericko Lim continues to develop his career. His potential and talent have positioned him to become the upcoming star Indonesian rapper.
11. Roy Ricardo
Roy Ricardo is an Indonesian rapper known for his vibrant personality, catchy tunes, distinctive style, and infectious tracks. His music often combines elements of hip-hop, pop, and EDM, creating a unique and engaging sound. He is known for his playful lyrics, witty wordplay, and a knack for creating songs that resonate with the younger generation. With tracks like “Panjat Sosial,” “Semalem Bobo Dimana,” and “Barang KW,” Roy Ricardo’s rise to popularity in the Indonesian rap scene can be attributed to his ability to connect with listeners, resulting in a substantial and dedicated fan base.
12. Sexy Goath
Indonesian rapper Sexy Goath has always brought a fresh perspective to the rap game, showcasing his talent with his ability to standout and be easily identified as a sepearate entity than your average Indonesian rap artist. His rise to fame is a testament to the power of music in transcending cultural barriers and connecting people from all walks of life. As Sexy Goath continues to make waves in the industry, his innovative stance in hip-hop has cemented his position as a groundbreaking and influential figure in the world of hip-hop.
Honorable Mention Indonesian Rappers:
– Ben Utomo Youtube: Ben Utomo and Instagram: @Ben Utomo
– A. Nayaka Youtube: A. Nayaka and Instagram: @A. Nayaka
– Keilandboi Youtube: Keilandboi and Instagram: @Keilandboi
– Jacson Zeran Youtube: jacson zeran and Instagram: @jacson zeran
– Mario Zwinkle Youtube: Mario Zwinkle and Instagram: @Mario Zwinkle
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