Top 15 UK Rappers Based On Their Popularity Quotient and Smashing Hits – Daily Music Roll

Author : Alicia Parker


Hip-Hop is not a British-originated genre and only gathered popularity in Britain in the early 20s. But still, within this very short period after the emergence, various UK rappers are getting a lot of attention for their rapping styles and hustling qualities. Hip-hop culture is a byproduct of street culture and the streets are the only reason for the vast growth of this genre. There are many artists who are making this genre extremely popular in the British mainstream music industry. Based on the charts and records of all the music-streaming platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and many more this list has been made.
Central Cee :
Central Cee
He is one of the youngest UK rappers; born Oakley Neil H T Caesar-Su is from Shepherd’s Bush, London. He tasted success in 2020 after he released his singles ‘Day in the Life’ and ‘Loading’. Later on, he delivered his first mixtape ‘Wild West’ on the 12th of March 2021. And with this, he ranked second on the UK Album Chart and his second mixtape ‘23’ gave him the opportunity to pinnacle the chart for its sheer merit. Apart from that, he is extremely famous for his singles and his collaborative ventures.
Cadet :
Blaine Cameron Johnson had a very short span of life but still, he has offered the entire world some extremely intense hip-hop vibes through his musical accent. He is young and didn’t deserve the untimely death yet every hip-hop enthusiast still acknowledges his works and celebrates his music and his rapping styles every day. In the short span, he had in this industry he delivered 1 full-length studio album and 2 EPs, and 6 singles.
Roots Manuva :
Roots Manuva
Rodney Hylton Smith is not only a rapper he is a producer who made his debut in 1994. And after that, he offered the hip-hop music family plethora of gripping hip-hop singles and albums. His ‘Run Come Save’, is one of the most popular albums by far. After his ‘Slime & Reason’ he was described as the most influential artist in British history of music. He has 9 studio albums, 4 EPs, numerous singles, and 1 live album.
Jme :
Jamie Adenuga is a British grime MC, DJ, songwriter, and music producer. He has co-founded the crew and label called Boy Better Know. He formerly was one of the most prominent members of the grime collective Meridian Crew but later on, he joined his older brother Skepta for the Roll Deep crew. He is considered one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time. He has offered 4 solo studio albums, 1 compilation album, and 1 collaborative album.
Lady Leshurr :
Lady Leshurr
Melesha Katrina O’Garro with the stage name Lady Leshurr, has been one of the most popular female rappers in the country. She is extremely famous for her Queen’s Speech series of freestyle, but the fourth franchise of the series became extremely famous. She has 5 mixtapes to her name along with 4 EPs. Many singles of her became widely famous.
Headie One:
Headie One
He is 28 and he is extremely popular in the UK rap game, and he is making a great mark on the industry with his significantly creative wordplays. He had no godfather in this industry and he has reached the peak of success with his extremely dedicated and natural ways of work. From his well-cultivated soundscapes to his extremely compelling lyricisms he has done his best by introducing his way of freestyling into the rap game scenario. With 7 mixtapes and an album, he is making this journey to win over the world and become the leading face of the worldwide hip-hop industry.
Chip :
Jahmaal Noel Fyffe first took up the name Chipmunk but now he is famous with the name Chip. For the last 14 years, he has been giving the world of hip-hop music hits one after the other and some extensive collaborative works. He made his debut in 2009 with an album titled ‘I Am Chipmunk’. With 5 solo studio albums and 1 collaborative album he already has made his place in the hearts of many. And he has been a part of a film as well.
Fredo :
Marvin William Bailey famous for the name Fredo is taking credit for his extremely charming hip-hop styles. He became famous for the track ‘Funky Friday’ in 2018; it was a collaborative venture with his fellow rap artist Dave. And since then he has been one of the prominent figures in UK rapping games. By far he has delivered 3 studio albums and all of them have been appreciated well by every hip-hop enthusiast.
Aitch :
Harrison James Armstrong is one of the youngest rappers in the country; he made a solid impact on this hip-hop generation with the extremely gravitating solo single ‘Straight Rhymez’. And this single has offered him over 24 million views from over the world. After that, he continued his way by giving hits like ‘Rain’ which has brought him 51 million YouTube views and 140 million Spotify streams. His first studio album is about to release on the 19th of August apart from that by far he has given 3 EPs and numerous singles.
Little Simz :
Little Simz
The British rapper, singer, and actor gained her popularity with her 2015-releases’ A curious Tale of Trials’ and ‘Persons’. And she released ‘Stillness in Wonderland’ in 2016 and this made her the most popular female UK rapper. Simbiatu “Simbi” Abisola Abiola Ajikawo released ‘Grey Area’ in 2019 and sealed the position with the brilliant musical formation and gripping styles of rapping.
Kano :
Kano is winning the world with his extremely witty rapping styles and gripping musical formations. Kane Brett Robinson is from East Ham, London, and debuted in the year 2004. He is one of the pioneers of grime music and culture. He has offered 6 studio albums by far and all of them are very gripping and extremely enjoyable to witness. Starting with the album ‘Home Sweet Home’ in 2005 to his 2019 release ‘Hoodies All Summer’, his forms are becoming more compelling for all hip-hop lovers.
AJ Tracey :
AJ Tracey
Ché Wolton Gran is from Ladbroke Grove of West London, and by causing many surprises he started his journey at an age of 6. His multi-genre tracks and his extremely charming ways of making a song have been noticed by a lot of people within a very short time after his emergence. And now he is 28 and still making songs that are making to the top of the charts. His frequently used genres will be UK drill, trap, grime, and a dash of the dance hall, and he is brilliant in each of the genres. He has released 2 studio albums, 2 mixtapes, 6 EPs, and a compilation project.
Slowthai : 
Born Tyron Kaymone Frampton, is extremely popular with the name Slowthai. He rose with his extremely tough and raw rapping styles delivering some politically charged tracks in 2019. And soon enough he gains popularity for being extremely honest and fearless in words constructed through his performances. With his 2 studio albums, 3 EPs, and 28 singles, he is a star of many adding spice to the already intimidating form of music.
Stormzy :
Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr, and yes when it comes to performing he is as heavy as his name. His cool and quirky accent is something everyone loves extremely. This 28-year-old rapper is a hip-hop icon of Britain music industry. He is one of the pioneers of the local hip-hop industry known as ‘Street Rap’. His heavy, rough, and in many ways extremely sharp lyrics are something that everyone about him. With no one or nothing to back upon this rapper made it on his own in this extremely hard journey and made it to the top.
Dave :
25yr-old rapper David Omoregie has made a prominent impression on the worldwide audience of Hip-hop with his brilliant hip-hop performances. He is a rapper, singer, and music producer. He is the most commercially successful rapping artist in Britain. His brand has pushed his level and he became the leading face of this daunting rap industry on the mainstream front. From singing to fashion he has been the best in every domain with his no-nascence look and a very genuine smile.
Apart from them, there are many extremely talented and wonderful artists like ArrDee, Tion Wayne, Russ Millions, Professor Green, Stefflon Don, Rodney P, and MS. Dynamite in the hip-hop games of Britain. The world of entertainment has various segments and the worldwide popularity of hip-hop has changed the game for many rappers. These extremely talented artists are the reason this genre is getting fame. These thriving stars are the future of the worldwide rapping game the light bearer of this eccentric form of musical art. This ever-evolving industry is making enigmatic progress with popular faces like Drake, Eminem, and so many more influential artists. And UK rappers are so delivering some extremely tough competition.
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