Opinion: 12 of the Most Influential African Rappers of all time.
A lot has changed in African hip hop in the last ten years. The right conversations are being had and African hip hop history is now in focus. Within the space of about five years or more, I have highlighted and started discussions around the Greatest African Rappers Of All Time, The Best Female Rappers In Africa, The Top 50 Rappers in Africa, Top Tier collaborations between North America and African rappers, just to name a few. There’s still so much I haven’t unloaded, but we’re getting there.
Conversations of this spectrum rarely takes place on the continent so it’s up to us to start these discussions and ensure African hip hop history is well documented for future references. The blueprint is being laid for future generations to build on and it’s only a matter of time before African hip hop takes it’s true position as the continent’s most influential genre.
These are some of the most influential African rappers of all time in my GOATED opinion. In rap, originality is key and these artists have or had that at some point in their careers.