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UK Rappers

List of the Top British Rappers

UK rappers are without doubt within one of Europe’s top rap scenes and the oldest and most historic hip hop scene in the entire continent.  Dating back to the early 1980s, the music scene of British rappers has been growing decade by decade into becoming the world’s most respected hip hop market outside of the U.S.

With the United Kingdom’s long-standing relationship with the United States, it is only right that British rappers were the first to appear in Europe, or even the world outside of the U.S., among the genre of hip hop. 

To be clear, the U.K rap scene is mostly based around the city of London.  With England accounting for over 80% of the U.K.’s entire population and the vast majority of the country’s black and urban population being located in the metropolitan area of London, these facts gives great insight into why the United Kingdom’s rap scene is almost strictly located in the city of London.

UK rappers from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s,  like Derek B, Silver Bullet, the female group Cookie Crew, London Posse, Demon Boyz, Hijack, Overlord X or the Criminal Minds, as well a handful of DJs and executives behind the scenes like DJ Froggy and Simon Harris, all helped solidify the U.K. rap scene.

As American hip hop evolved over time, UK rappers and British hip hop followed right behind. Going from the B-Boy era to the Gangster Rap era to today’s Trap Music, British rappers have truly pioneered hip hop in Europe.  The list and roster of rappers from the U.K., mainly from London, are among Europe’s largest and without question are Europe’s most popular with a much larger global reach than any other European country.

Top 30+ UK Rappers

1. Stormzy
Watch on Youtube: Stormzy and follow on Instagram: @Stormzy

2. Dave
Watch on Youtube: Satan Dave and follow on Instagram: @Satan Dave

3. Skepta
Watch on Youtube: Skepta and follow on Instagram: @Skepta

4. Aitch
Watch on Youtube: Aitch and follow on Instagram: @Aitch

5. Bugzy Malone
Watch on Youtube: Bugzy Malone and follow on Instagram: @Bugzy Malone

6. AJ Tracey
Watch on Youtube: AJ Tracey and follow on Instagram: @AJ Tracey

7. Headie One
Watch on Youtube: Headie One and follow on Instagram: @Headie One

8. Lady Leshurr
Watch on Youtube: Lady Leshurr, follow on Instagram: @Lady Leshurr

9. Mist
Watch on Youtube: Mist and follow on Instagram: @Mist

10. J HUS
Watch on Youtube: J HUS and follow on Instagram: @J HUS

11. JAY1
Watch on Youtube: JAY1 and follow on Instagram: @JAY1

12. slowthai
Watch on Youtube: slowthai and follow on Instagram: @slowthai

13. MoStack
Watch on Youtube: MoStack and follow on Instagram: @MoStack

14. Ms Banks
Watch on Youtube: Ms Banks and follow on Instagram: @Ms Banks

15. Tinie Tempah
Watch on Youtube: Tinie Tempah and follow on Instagram: @Tinie Tempah

16. Yxng Bane
Watch on Youtube: Yxng Bane and follow on Instagram: @Yxng Bane

17. Wretch 32
Watch on Youtube: Wretch 32 and follow on Instagram: @Wretch 32

18. Giggs
Watch on Youtube: Giggs and follow on Instagram: @Giggs

19. Hardy Caprio
Watch on Youtube: Hardy Caprio and follow on Instagram: @Hardy Caprio

20. Paigey Cakey
Watch on Youtube: Paigey Cakey and follow on Instagram: @Paigey Cakey

21. Octavian
Watch on Youtube: Octavian and follow on Instagram: @Octavian

22. Little Simz
Watch on Youtube: Little Simz and follow on Instagram: @Little Simz

23. sneakbo
Watch on Youtube: sneakbo and follow on Facebook: sneakbo

24. One Acen
Watch on Youtube: One Acen and follow on Instagram: @One Acen

25. Pa Salieu
Watch on Youtube: Pa Salieu and follow on Instagram: @Pa Salieu

26. JayKae
Watch on Youtube: JayKae and follow on Instagram: @JayKae

27. Loyle Carner
Watch on Youtube: Loyle Carner and follow on Instagram: @Loyle Carner

28. Nadia Rose
Watch on Youtube: Nadia Rose and follow on Instagram: @Nadia Rose

29. P Money
Watch on Youtube: P Money and follow on Instagram: @P Money

30. Alicaì Harley
Watch on Youtube: Alicaì Harley and follow on Instagram: @Alicaì Harley

Honorable Mention British Rappers

Kojey Radical
Watch on Youtube: Kojey Radical and follow on Instagram: @Kojey Radical

Br3nya 
Watch on Youtube: Br3nya and follow on Instagram: @Br3nya

LORD APEX
Watch on Youtube: LORD APEX and follow on Instagram: @LORD APEX

Tiggs Da Author 
Watch on Youtube: Tiggs Da Author and follow on Instagram: @Tiggs Da Author

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*Feature Image Editorial Credit: Ben Houdijk / Shutterstock.com

*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.

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