THE BEST WEST COAST RAPPERS: FAMOUS AND UNDERGROUND ONES TO DISCOVER!
West Coast hip hop rose to commercial fame in the 1980s, when the lyrics drew attention to the realities of street violence they spoke of. So who are the best rappers? It’s always difficult for us to make a ranking of these dimensions, it really will always depend on you and your tastes, but today we are going to give you this list of the best rappers on the West Coast! 😉
The best West Coast Rappers
Lesane Parish, known more as Tupac Shakur, was born in 1971 in New York but it was in California where he began his musical career.
He’s considered one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time. He’s especially known for the themes of his songs, which range from the difficulties of the city and racism, to violence.
Unfortunately, Tupac died in 1997 in a shooting at only 25 years old.
He is a songwriter, enterprising screenwriter, actor, record producer and rapper. He was born in 1969 in Los Angeles. He is well known for his solo career, but he has also been able to be in groups like C.I.A. and N.W.A!
Ice is one of the most recognized rappers, he started his musical career in 1984. With his first solo album ‘AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted’, and Death Certificate’ releasing in 1990 and 1991, he earned platinum certificates!
Surely you know who Snoop Dogg is, one of the most popular artists in the hip-hop industry.
He was discovered in 1992 by Dr. Dre and appeared on ‘Deep Cover’. He later released his own solo album ‘Doggystyle’ in 1993 and his second ‘Doggystyle’ in 1996, which was awarded double platinum. Since then Snoop Dogg has sold more than 35 million albums worldwide!
Hailing from California, he began his hip-hop career in 1984 and is one of the most successful artists in this genre. He was a member of the group ‘World Class Wrecking Crew’ and N.W.A.’ ‘The Chronic’ was released in 1992, his first album. He is the third richest person in hip-hop!
Dedrick D’Mon is his real name and he has sold over 11 million records. His success started when he appeared on ‘Bootlegs & B-Sides’ in 1994. His first album was ‘Mack 10’ and it was an impressive success. He was also a member of ‘Hoo-Bangin’ Records’ and Westside Connection.
It’s a group from California, Los Angeles, and is one of the best known groups of the gangsta rap and hip-hop genre. They are also one of the most controversial groups! The group formed in 1986 and the debut album is ‘Straight Outta Compton’.
He was an artist since he was a teenager, he got a lot of attention with Top Dawg Entertainment and in 2011 he released ‘Section.80’, his first studio album. His debut single was ‘HiiiPoWeR’ and he has collaborated with artists like Snoop Dogg!