Famous Canadian Rappers

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 1 Drake

Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: October 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Drake soared to fame with his performance as Jimmy Brooks in the series Degrassi: The Next Generation. He then became a rap sensation with his platinum album Thank Me Later and his Grammy-winning quadruple platinum album Take Care. His track In My Feelings went viral with the global Kiki Challenge.

 2 Tory Lanez

Tory Lanez.
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: July 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Rapper, singer and songwriter, Tory Lanez’s debut studio album I Told You topped the charts in 2016. His subsequent albums, Memories Don't Die, Love Me Now, Chixtape 5 and Daystar were successful too. He was arrested once for violence and possessing a weapon. He has also been accused of shooting and wounding another rap artist, a charge Tory has denied.

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 3 Nav

Famous As: Hip-hop Artist
Birthdate: November 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario

Navraj Singh Goraya, popularly known as Nav, is a Canadian singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer. He achieved recognition when his song Myself went viral in 2016. Bad Habits, his second studio album, debuted at the top position on the US Billboard 200. He has also received criticism for using the word nigga in some of his songs like TTD.

 4 Steve-O

Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Wimbledon, London

British-born American comedian and TV personality, Steve-O, gained international fame with his performance stunts in the TV series Jackass. Following a nomadic childhood, he graduated from the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College and began his career as a clown. He eventually started appearing on TV shows and became popular.

 5 PartyNextDoor

Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mississauga, Ontario

PartyNextDoor is a Canadian rapper, singer, and record producer. He grew up listening to rappers, such as Jodeci, Boyz II Men, Blackstreet, and 112 and was inspired to pursue a career in music. His first mixtape was a moderate hit. Since then, he has released a few albums and several singles. He has been nominated for the Grammy Awards twice. 

 6 Henry Lau

Henry Lau.
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Henry Lau is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. Making his debut as a member of the boy band Super Junior-M, he became a popular figure in both China and South Korea. Since then, he has launched a successful solo career as well. He branched out into acting as well and made his Hollywood debut in 2019.

 7 Mark Lee

Mark Lee.
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: August 2, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toronto
Canadian rapper Mark Lee performs as part of the South Korean boy band NCT, known for their Billboard-charting single such as The 7th Sense. He also became part of the K-pop supergroup SuperM in 2019. He has also been part of reality shows such as It's Dangerous Beyond The Blankets.
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 8 Edison Chen

Edison Chen.
Famous As: Actor, Singer, Record Producer
Birthdate: October 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Vancouver

Known as a "bad boy" once, Canadian-born Hong Kong actor/singer Edison Chen is now a doting dad to his daughter with his Chinese model wife Qin Shupei. The actor who has appeared in films such as the Infernal Affairs trilogy, was part of a nude photo scandal back in 2008.

 9 K'naan

Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mogadishu, Banaadir, Somalia

K'naan is the stage name of Keinan Abdi Warsame, a Somali Canadian rapper, singer-songwriter, and instrumentalist. He rose to fame when his single Wavin' Flag was chosen as Coca-Cola's promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. He is committed to his Somali roots and is considered a spokesperson for the Toronto Somali community. 

 10 Tommy Genesis

Tommy Genesis
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

A self-proclaimed fetish rapper, Tommy Genesis is considered an underground icon, who prefers to let her art speak for itself. Beginning her journey in 2015 with the release of her debut mixtape, she now has two studio albums and significant number of singles to her credit. Also a successful visual artist and model, she also appeared at many fashion shows.

 11 Kid Buu

Kid Buu.
Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: April 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Jersey

 12 Jahkoy Palmer

Jahkoy Palmer.
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 23, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A big fan of William Shakespeare, R&B singer and rapper Jahkoy Palmer began composing poems and turning them into raps by the age of eleven and debuted on stage at thirteen, performing in numerous events across Toronto before releasing his first mixtape at nineteen. Currently a popular star, he now focuses more on singing than on rapping.