Top Swedish Rappers:
List of the Top 25 Swedish Rap Artists
Sweden boasts a flourishing music scene, particularly in the realm of hip hop with numerous of talented Swedish rappers. This untapped market of Swedish rap artists presents an exciting opportunity for hip hop lovers worldwide to embrace both the Swedish hip hop culture and the overall culture of Sweden itself.
Although Sweden is not a small country, its population of approximately 10 million people mainly resides in or near Stockholm, southern Sweden’s largest city. Despite having a smaller population than other countries with well-established rap scenes, the Swedish rap roster is gaining popularity and recognition. However, Sweden’s roster of rappers has not yet made a significant impact and is not as prominent as its European counterparts, especially with language barriers limiting its presence.
Despite the presence of international pop stars such as Zara Larson, Lykke Li, Snoh Aalegra and Tove Lo who hail from Sweden, Swedish hip hop cannot be denied as the fastest growing genre in the country with highly skilled Swedish rappers taking over the country’s airwaves and local music scene.
Similar to other European countries, traces of Swedish hip hop date back to the 1980s, not that long after the creation and popularity of hip hop in the United States took off. Sweden’s journey into the current landscape of Swedish rap music often imitated America, from the days of the B-Boys to the current forms of rap styles of modern day hip hop with trap and drill rap.
The true emergence of hip hop began during the late 1980s and the 1990s with Swedish rappers MC Tim, Papa Dee, Just D, Promoe and the Looptroop Rockers, TLK (The Latin Kings), Infinite Mass, producer Gordon Cyrus, DJs and producers Rob’n’Raz, dance and electronic artist Leila K, and Scrappy G becoming some of the first faces of Swedish hip hop music.
Entering the 2000s the growth of the Swedish rap scene continued, with female rap star Feven, Ken Ring, Petter, Timbuktu, who appeared during the 1990s with rap group Excel, and others taking the charge. From the late 1980s to the early 2000s, all helped pioneer rap and hip-hop music in Sweden.
Sweden has now emerged as a hub for an abundance of talented rap and hip hop artists, solely thanks to the dozens of Swedish rappers from diverse backgrounds making their mark on the world’s hip-hop stage. While big names like Ricky Rich, Einár (RIP), 1.Cuz, Silvana Imam, Ant Wan, Z.e, Dree Low (Retired), Yasin and Adaam have enjoyed the most recognition over the past several years, there are also many underground and emerging Swedish rappers who are equally gifted in bringing a fresh wave of sound and talent to the forefront of Swedish hip hop.
Top 25 Swedish Rappers
1. Ricky Rich
Watch on Youtube: Ricky Rich and follow on Instagram: @Ricky Rich
Watch on Youtube: c.gambino and follow on Instagram: @c.gambino
Watch on Youtube: 23 Officiell and follow on Instagram: @23 Officiell
Watch on Youtube: Z.e Official and follow on Instagram: @Official Z.E
16. Aden x Asme
Watch on Youtube: ADen x Asme and follow on Instagram: @Aden x @Asem
Watch on Youtube: JB Official and follow on Instagram: @JB Official
21. Silvana Imam
Watch on Youtube: Silvana Imam and follow on Instagram: @Silvana Imam
24. Nineb Youk
Watch on Youtube: Nineb Youk and follow on Instagram: @Nineb Youk
Honorable Mention Swedish Rap Artists
– elias abbas Youtube: elias abbas and Instagram: @elias abbas
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*Unofficial Order. The more popular artists that have a combination of the most followers, streams, views, and most recent releases are near the top.
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