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Top Philly Rappers

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Top Philly Rappers

List of the 20 Best Rappers from Philadelphia

An extensive history of hip hop in “The City of Brotherly Love” as Philadelphia rappers have been known to pioneer gangster rap music and to be the world leaders in the battle rap scene, all while producing a number legendary Philly rappers that has expanded from the 1980s with the Fresh Prince (Will Smith) to the late 1990s and 2000s with Eve and Beanie Siegel and State Property to the 2010s and 2020s with Meek Mill and Lil Uzi Vert.

Philadelphia rappers once consisted of the early pioneers of Philly’s hip hop scene that included the legends of Jazz Fresh, MC Breeze, Tuff Crew, Parry P, MC Sport and numerous of others.  Another pioneer, who some can make the case for was the first of his kind, is Schoolly D. While peaking throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Schoolly D is one of the first true hip-hop artists to venture into the genre of Gangster Rap.

The huge rap battle scene also once played an important part into the history of Philly rappers as one can see the start of Cassidy’s career or view old clips of Meek Mill with braids, well before he became a platinum selling artist and highly respected for his artistry outside of the streets of Philly.  The era of State Property, as well other rappers from Philadelphia like Eve, would bring new light into the city with the selling of millions of records and solidifying a new generation of the Philadelphia hip hop scene as this era was the most successful due to the national attention that was received.

As those eras came to an end, today’s generation of Meek Mill, who is probably the biggest rap artist ever to come out of Philly, PNB Rock, Lil Uzi Vert, and Tierra Whack are helping to continue the tradition of Philly rap music and the success of the city’s hip hop scene.  While those are the top rappers from Philly, there dozens of rap artists throughout the city, from North Philly to West Philly to South Philly to Uptown to Northeast Philly.

Top 20+ Philly Rappers

1. Meek Mill

follow on Instagram: @Meek Mill and watch more on Youtube: Meek Mill

2. Lil Uzi Vert

follow on Instagram: @Lil Uzi Vert and watch more on Youtube: Lil Uzi Vert 

3. PNB Rock

follow on Instagram: @PNB Rock and watch more on Youtube: PNB Rock

4. Tierra Whack

follow on Instagram: @Tierra Whack and watch more on Youtube: Tierra Whack

5. Matt Ox

Follow on Instagram: @Matt Ox and watch more on Youtube: Matt Ox

6. Sim Santana

Follow on Instagram: @Sim Santana and watch more on Youtube: Sim Santana

7. YXNG K.A

Follow on Instagram: @YXNG K.A and watch more on Youtube: YXNG K.A

8. Kur

follow on Instagram: @Kur and watch more on Youtube: Kur

9. PoundSide Pop

follow on Instagram: @Poundside Pop and watch more on Youtube: Poundside Pop

10. Leaf Ward

Follow on Instagram: @Leaf WArd and watch more on Youtube: Leaf Ward

11. Bry Greatah

Follow on Instagram: @Bry Greatah and watch more on Youtube: Bry Greatah

12. Lil Muk

Follow on Instagram: @Lil Muk and watch more on Youtube: Lil Muk

13. OZ Sparx

follow on Instagram @OZ Sparx and watch more on Youtube: OZ Sparx

14. Quilly

follow on Instagram: @Quilly and watch more on Youtube: Quilly 

15. D4M $loan

Follow on Instagram: @D4M $loan and watch more on Youtube: D4M $loan

16. Ot7Quanny 

follow on Instagram: @Ot7Quanny and watch more on Youtube: Ot7 Quanny

17. 100Deek

follow on Instagram: @100Deek and watch more on Youtube: 100Deek

18. Yung Liv

Follow on Instagram: @Yung Liv and watch more on Youtube: Yung Liv

19. G1000

Follow on Instagram: @G1000 and watch more on Youtube: G1000

20. Mir220

follow on Instagram: @Mir220 and watch more on Youtube: Mir220

Honorable Mention Philly Rappers 

RecoHavoc, follow on Instagram: @Reco Havoc and on Youtube: Reco Havoc 

Blizzoe, follow on Instagram: @Blizzoe and on Youtube: BLIZZOE

Run Up Rico, follow on Instagram: @Run Up Rico and on Youtube: Run Up Rico

Lik Moss, follow on Instagram: @Lik Moss and on Youtube: Lik Moss

Phat Geez, follow on Instagram: @PhatGeez215 and on Youtube: Phat Geez 

PNB Meen, follow on Instagram: @PNBMeen and on Youtube: PNB Meen

Zahsosaa, follow on Instagram: @ZahSosaa and on Youtube: Zah Sosaa

Son of 215, follow on Instagram: @Son of the 215 and on Youtube: Son of the 215

Diamond Street Keem, follow on Instagram: @Diamond Street Keem and on Youtube: Diamond Street Keem

Top Rappers from Philadelphia Related Topics:

1 History of Philadelphia Hip Hop

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*Unofficial Order, with the more popular artists that have the larger followers and subscribers, along with releasing the most recent music, being near the top.

*If any Philadelphia rappers are missing from the list or should be added email media@kulturevulturez.com