San Diego Rappers:
List of the Top Rappers from San Diego
Despite San Diego rappers having the misfortunes of being in the shadows of larger West Coast rap scenes and hip hop markets, mainly overshadowed by Los Angeles and Bay Area rap artists, there has always been a music scene of talented rappers from San Diego for over 30 years. Historically, the biggest artist to represent the city of San Diego has been Jayo Felony. Starting in the mid-1990s, Jayo Felony would release three albums that reached the charts and had a number of features with top West Coast artists, all while be highly respected within the West Coast music scene.
The truest representation of San Diego from a rap artist has been Mitchy Slick. Known for hailing from San Diego’s Lincoln Park neighborhood and for his Wrongkind brand, Mitchy Slick reached nationwide success with his Trigeration Station in 2001 and has continued a long successful career in music. There has never been a shortage of rappers from San Diego as artists like Damu, Big June, Black Mikey, Don Diego, Googie Monsta, female artist Kitty, and a few others were some of the pioneers and original top San Diego rappers.
Though San Diego is a very diverse city, a city that consists of Asians, Latinos, African Americans, and white residents, the urban community, which is mostly based around the Southeast and East San Diego sections, is quite small. With its size there has never been a large rap scene of San Diego rappers, despite how many have aspirations to be a rap artist these days. So, it can be understood why rappers from San Diego have always been in the shadows of larger West Coast hip hop markets. Regardless of the size of San Diego’s rap scene, there are numerous talented rap artists in a very diverse hip hop scene that is made up of Asians, African Americans, and Hispanics, with artists coming from urban sections all over the region, places like Southeast, East Daygo, or North County.
While artists like Jayo Felony, Mitchy Slick, and Big June represents the original roster of rappers from San Diego, the emergence of Rob $tone with the classic hit “Chill Bill” forefather a new era for San Diego rappers, but not until the last few years has San Diego hip hop truly gained momentum into becoming something special with the hopes of emerging from the shadows of Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
The recent wave of top San Diego rappers is credited to artists like MemoTheMafioso, who emerged on the scene a few years ago with songs like “48 Bars”, “The Race”, and “Doughboy”, Lil Weirdo, another Hispanic rapper that became known for the 2019 hit “No Cosign”, Joey Trap, the hardest working and most consistent San Diego rapper, Deezy Hollow, who only has been popularity year after year after being an artist for about a decade, or SmokeyGM, an artist that has not only been quickly rising within San Diego rap music, but also rap music on the West Coast. The lineup continues as San Diego rappers are
Top 12+ San Diego Rappers
1. Memo The Mafioso, follow on Instagram: @Memo The Mafioso and watch on Youtube: Memo The Mafioso
2. Lil Weirdo, follow on Instagram: @Lil Weirdo and watch on Youtube: Lil Weirdo
3. Rob $tone, follow on Instagram: @Rob $tone and watch on Youtube: Rob $tone
4. Joey Trap, follow on Instagram: @Joey Trap and watch on Youtube: Joey Trap
5. Deezy Hollow (Oceanside, CA), follow on Instagram: @Deezy Hollow and watch on Youtube: Deezy Hollow
7. Sethii Shmactt, follow on Instagram: @Sethii Shmactt and watch on Youtube: Sethii Shmactt
8. Kt Foreign, follow on Instagram: @Kt Foreign and watch on Youtube: Kt Foreign
Honorable Mention San Diego Rappers
– Don Elway, follow on Instagram: @Don Elway and on YouTube: Don Elway
– followJoJoe, follow on Instagram: @followJoJoe and on Youtube: followJoJoe
– Sheen Frost, follow on Instagram: @SheenFrost and on YouTube: Sheen Frost
– Shawn Rude, follow on Instagram: @ShawnRude and on Youtube: Shawn Rude
– Adonis DaHottest, follow on Instagram: @AdonisDaHottest and on YouTube: Adonis DaHottest
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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.