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Top 15 New Zealand Rappers: 2021’s Best Hip Hop Artists from New Zealand

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New Zealand Rappers

List of the Top New Zealand Hip Hop Artists

As hip hop has taken over the world, the genre that consists of New Zealand rappers has been around for some time now in the large island country, as some of the earliest remnants of New Zealand hip hop can probably be dated back to the late 1980s.  While things in New Zealand like rugby, various outdoor activities, and even local indigenous cultures, like Maori, have more popularity than the current rap scene, hip hop in New Zealand has been consistently growing year by year.

One of the first true New Zealand hip hop artists was the likes of Upper Hutt Posse, who formed as a ground during the late 1980s.  By the 1990s the New Zealand rap and hip hop scene was truly formed with top artists like Che Fu, Dam Native, King Kapisi, Deceptikonz, Mareko, and a handful of others.  While there were top artists, New Zealand hip hop also produced a number of hit records, like Sisters Underground’s “In The Neighborhood” or Otara Millionaires Club’s “How Bizarre”.  Much of the early hip hop implemented Polynesian culture with intertwining Maori language and culture with the American lifestyle of hip hop.

The trend continued of hip hop music in New Zealand into the 2000s with New Zealand rappers like Scribe, Savage, Ladi6, David Dallas, Nesian Mystik, Smashproof, Dei Hamo, Young Sid (Sid Diamond), PNC, Tipene, Spycc and multiple others, all set the foundation for New Zealand’s current rap scene, which is headed by artists like JessB, Poetik, and Melodownz.

Top 10 New Zealand Rappers

1. Melodownz
Follow on Instagram: @Melodownz and watch more videos on Youtube: Melodownz

2. JessB
Follow on Instagram: @JessB and watch more videos on Youtube: JessB

3. Poetik
Follow on Instagram: @Poetik and watch more videos on Youtube: Poetik

4. CHAII (Electro Hip Hop)
Follow on Instagram: @CHAII and watch more videos on Youtube: CHAII

5. Kings
Follow on Instagram: @Kings and watch more videos on Youtube: Kings

6. David Dallas
Follow on Instagram: @David Dallas and watch more videos on Youtube: David Dallas

7. SWIDT
Follow on Instagram: @SWIDT and watch more videos on Youtube: SWIDT

8. Revus
Follow on Instagram: @Revus and watch more videos on Youtube: Revus

9. Church and AP
Follow on Instagram: @Church and AP and watch more videos on Youtube: Church and AP

10. Diggy Dupé
Follow on Instagram: @Diggy Dupé and watch more videos on Youtube: Diggy Dupé

Honorable Mention New Zealand Rappers

PNC Follow on Instagram: @PNC and Youtube: PNC

Raiza Biza Follow on Instagram: @Raiza Biza and Youtube: Raiza Biza

eleven7four Follow on Instagram: @eleven7four and Youtube: eleven7four

Team Dynamite Follow on Instagram: @Team Dynamite and Youtube: Team Dynamite

Eno x Dirty Follow on Instagram: @Eno x Dirty and  on Youtube: Eno x Dirty

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*Unofficial Order, with the more popular artists that have the most views and listeners being near the top.

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