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Top UK Rappers: 2021’s Best 30 British Rappers List

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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: Dave and follow on Instagram: @Dave

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. Lady Leshurr
Watch on Youtube: Lady Leshurr and follow on Instagram: @Lady Leshurr

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Honorable Mention British Rappers

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

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. The more popular artists that have the largest followers and subscribers, most listeners and views, and released the most recent music, are near the top.

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