The 20 Best British Rappers to Check Out Right Now

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The British hip-hop scene has continued to get more and more lit over the years. Nowadays, British rappers are making waves not only in their homeland but also around the globe. British artists such as XXL Freshman Central Cee, Skepta, Stormzy, Dave, AJ Tracey and others have spearheaded the modern day British invasion. 

From gritty street tales to thought-provoking lyricism to swagged out anthems, British rappers authentically reflect their realities in their lyrics. They are helping to shape the international hip-hop landscape, breaking barriers and shattering stereotypes. Their versatility and ability to seamlessly fuse their cultural experiences with diverse musical influences resonates with audiences from different corners of the world.

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The British rap scene continues to evolve and break new ground, further strengthening the appeal of British rappers beyond their home turf. Collaborations with international artists and the widespread availability of music streaming platforms and social media has played a major role in bridging the gap between local scenes and international audiences. 

Let’s explore the best of the best from across the pond. Here are the Best British rappers to check out right now (in no particular order, of course!).

20. Not3s

19. Fredo

18. Headie One

17. Giggs

16. Stormyz

15. Dave

14. J Hus

13. ArrDee

12. AJ Tracey

11. Aitch

10. Skepta

9. Octavian

8. Central Cee

7. Niko B

6. Michael Phantom

5. Lancey Foux

4. L3

3. Sam Wise

2. Slowthai

1. ayrtn

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