10 of the Best Ethiopian Rappers/Hip Hop Artists in 2022 — allaboutETHIO (2022)

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Hip Hop and Rap in Ethiopia

When you talk about Ethiopian Rap/Hip Hop, these are the people who have given us its true meaning.

To be an artist, especially in Ethiopia, is a difficult task to undertake.

One needs to be dedicated to the point of obsession with their work.

Love of producing only the best works is the hallmark of a truly great artist.

Ethiopian Hip Hop Battle Rap

Battle Rap is a relatively new phenomenon hitting the streets of Addis Ababa, and as of late has been gaining in popularity, with the crowds, as well as the number of Ethiopian battle rappers increasing daily.

Rapper Kapo Israel, one of the main pioneers and unofficially crowned king of battle rap, is leading the way, organizing shows and more.

Click to watch a battle rap in Addis Ababa

It is our hope that the following list shines a light for all those hard working Ethiopian Hip Hop artists and rappers that deserve the honor of being 10 of the best Ethiopian rappers/Hip Hop artists in 2022.

1. Lij Michael

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Lij Michael, also known as Faf is considered one of Ethiopian Hip Hop's first initiators.

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He began his career with musical shows organized by institutions of higher learning then went on to Dj.

He found success as a Dj and began to get a name for himself.

By 2007, he released his debut single "Arada L'arada" which became an instant success with over 300,000 views on YouTube in its first 3 months.

His latest album has also reportedly sold over 50,000 copies.

With his unique flavored style that infuses Hip Hop and Ethiopian music, Lij Michael, the singer, song writer, producer has became the proverbial King of Ethiopian Rap.

2. Teddy Yo

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Teddy Yo, an Ethiopian rap god began with the group Gamo Boys, but went solo and exploded into the lime light.

His unique style of using rhythms from different parts of Ethiopia, as well as having thought provoking lyrics has earned him legions of fans in Ethiopia and abroad.

Teddy Yo's second album, to be released in 2018 is entitled Prisoner and he claims the title refers to those who are a prisoner of culture.

The album will have 18 tracks with different, and more stronger beats than what he is used to.

Prisoner will also feature hip hop celebrities such as the Jungle Crew and reggae star Jah Lud.

Teddy's love of country and history has put this super talented rapper on the map as one of Ethiopia's Hip Hop greats.

3. Mc Mike

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Mc Mike a relatively new entrant into the Ethiopian rap scene, exploded with his hit song Gondergna, which was about the ancient city of Gondar and the heroic Ethiopian Emperor Tewodros.

His quick fire style of rapping has been lauded by fans everywhere of Ethiopian - Amharic Hip Hop.

We expect to see a lot more from this talented rapper who infuses Ethiopia's proud historical heritage into his music.

4. Skat Nati

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Another rising star in Ethiopian Hip Hop is Skat Nati. His single Sera, blew up all over the radio waves, clubs, etc.

His hit single Sera could literally be taken to mean this artist started working seriously on his skills both as a songwriter and a rapper.

His style is unique and his confident style of rapping has earned him a spot as one of Ethiopia's best rappers.

5. Amine

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This first-generation Ethiopian-American rapper, director, song-writer is proud to be displayed as a multicultural artist.

Amine is Portland's (Oregon, USA) first international Hip Hop artist, but they have to share some of that credit with Ethiopia.

Amines approach to music has always been different and not as a traditionalist Hip Hop artist from the States.

He followed up the amazing Caroline track with Baba, which means dad in Amharic, Ethiopia's official language.

The tracks outro is also rapped in his parent's native tongue, it is this cross cultural style that has made Amine appeal to a large global audience.

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We expect a lot from this rapper and we can be sure the future will be bright for this Ethiopian rapper.

6. NOS

Nos maybe somewhat new to the Ethiopian rap game but the effort he puts in his music and the business that accompanies it has made him look like he has been here for a while.

His deep lyrics and word play have earned him a spot as one of Ethiopia's premiere Hip Hop artists.

One should not be mistaken and take this ultra talented and smooth flowing artist for granted.

This true Ethiopian hustler is getting a name as one of Ethiopia's hardest working rappers.

So keep an eye (and ear) out for this exceptional artist.

7. MC Siyamregn

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MC Siyamregn deserves a spot among the best rappers in the Ethiopian rap industry.

Over the years, he has released a multitude of tracks that made him very famous among Ethiopian rap enthusiasts, both locally in Ethiopia and abroad.

He may not be as popular as Lij Michael but he has definitely cut a niche for himself as a great rapper.

We look forward to many more entertaining tracks from this enterprising Ethiopian artist.

8. Lola Monroe

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Lola Monroe got her name from Marilyn Monroe, who similar to Lola, both models and acts.

This beautiful woman was born in Ethiopia and raised in Washington DC.

She says she was influenced by artists such as 2pac and Lauryn Hill.

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Her aggressive and dexterous flows over club heavy beats led her to a nomination in the 2011 BET's Best Female Hip Hop Artist category.

She was also the first female to join international superstar Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang label.

We look forward to an actual win and not just a nomination from Ethiopia's best female rapper.

9. HaHu Beats

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Hahu Beats has been in the Ethiopian rap game for over 8 years now. He started with English lyrics but is now rapping in Amharic.

This multi talented artist, makes beats, as well as films through his pioneering company Fidel Productions.

As a youth, he was heavily influenced by artists such as DMX, Nas and Busta Rhymes.

Today, he is one of the leading people in the Hip Hop music industry.

10. Kapo Israel

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Kapo the Kapstone better known as Kapo Israel is a Jamaican national that is a FM radio presenter, and has been unofficially crowned king of battle rap in Ethiopia.

Many believe Kapo Israel is one of the most underrated Ethiopian rappers.

Although, this may be because he raps primarily in English, he is still as gifted as they come, without a doubt.

Kapo has a way with words that enables him to compose great raps that are memorable and leave you nodding your head.

His style can be compared with Eminenm, although not so similar they are alike.

He has his own unique, awe inspiring and thrilling punch lines that make him unforgettable in the minds of his listeners.

He is also a great freestyler, with a sharp mind and sometimes hilarious lyrics.

Kapo Israel is definitely underestimated and we all look forward to see him rise up as one of the best in Ethiopian Hip Hop.

FAQs

Who is the most famous singer in Ethiopia? ›

1. Aster Aweke. Aster Aweke is an Ethiopian-born, Washington-based singer. One of the country's leading artists, Aweke was born in Gondar in 1961, and was already making strides towards a professional music career in her home country by her late teens.

Who started hip hop in Ethiopia? ›

Hip hop music started influencing Ethiopian music in the early to mid 2000s and culminated with the creation of Ethiopian hip hop, rhymed in the native Amharic language. The earliest and most influential rappers of the hip hop were Teddy Yo and Lij Michael, with the latter being more commercially successful.

Who is the top 10 rapper? ›

Top 10 Best Rappers of All Time
PositionRapperTop Strength
1EminemCharisma
2Tech N9neFlow
3Chali 2naMultisyllabic Rhymes
4Jay-ZAuthenticity
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Who is No 1 rapper in the world? ›

1. Eminem. Eminem introduced rap listeners to a unique style. The metaphors and wordplay Eminem uses are the best in the world, and his lyrics are also one of the finest of all time.

Who is Ethiopian best artist? ›

Ejigayehu "Gigi" Shibabaw is one of the most successful contemporary Ethiopian singers worldwide.

What is amine ethnicity? ›

Aminé is the son of Ethiopian immigrants who came to the United States in the early 1990s. Aminé's mother worked at a post office and his father was a teacher and translator part-time. Aminé was born and raised in the Northeast Portland neighborhood of Woodlawn.

Does amine speak Amharic? ›

In fact, you could say that Aminé is pretty proud of his Ethiopian roots, with songs like "Baba" (meaning "daddy" in both Amharic and Tigrinya) on which he can be heard spitting a few verses in Amharic.

Who is the richest man in the Ethiopia? ›

1) Mohammed Al Amoudi

Considered the richest person in Ethiopia, his business comprises Oil & Gas, Real Estate and Technology. Worth $8.3 billion, Al-Amoudi's fortune is derived mainly from closely held companies in Sweden, Saudi Arabia, and Ethiopia.

How strong is Ethiopia army? ›

For 2022, Ethiopia is ranked 65 of 142 out of the countries considered for the annual GFP review. It holds a PwrIndx* score of 1.0798 (a score of 0.0000 is considered 'perfect'). This entry last updated on 01/13/2022.

Who is the most famous Ethiopian in the world? ›

5 Most Famous Ethiopian people
  1. Haile Selassie – Former Emperor. Photo sourced from Wikimedia. ...
  2. Afewerk Tekle – Artist. Photo Sourced from Wikimedia. ...
  3. Tirunesh Dibaba – Athlete. Photo by Ragnar Singsaas – Wikimedia. ...
  4. Haile Gebrselassie – Athlete. Photo by Erik van Leeuwen – Wikimedia. ...
  5. Sahle-Work Zewde – President.
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Who is the first singer in Ethiopia? ›

The life and work of Azmari Tèssèma Eshèté, the first Ethiopian singer to record commercially, includes interviews with Yidnèkatchèw Tèssèma.

What is the most popular style of music in Ethiopia? ›

Fikeraddis has been in the Ethiopian music scene for more than two decades.

What food is Ethiopia known for? ›

Ethiopian Cuisine: 7 Dishes to Try
  • Injera.
  • Tibs.
  • Doro Wat.
  • Azifa.
  • Gomen.
  • Chechebsa.
  • Sambusas.
18 Sept 2019

Who is the rap king? ›

King Of Rap is a highly honorable title that is hard to associate with only one hip-hop artist as there are countless hip-hop artists and enthusiasts today. However, there is one name that is respected and appreciated by almost all different branches of hip-hop; Eminem.

Who is the king of rap 2022? ›

1. Kanye West (Net Worth: $6.6 billion)

Who is the best female rapper? ›

The all-time winner in this category is Nicki Minaj with seven wins, she is also the most nominated artist with twelve nominations. Megan Thee Stallion is the current holder of the award, with her third win in 2022.

Who is the most loved rapper? ›

Eminem. Eminem is the best-selling rapper in history. With over 200 million records sold, he is also the 6th best-selling solo music artist of all time. Growing up in Detroit, Marshall Mathers aka Eminem started his rap career at the age of 16.

Who are the famous people in Ethiopia? ›

Famous people from Ethiopia
  • Haile Selassie I. Monarch. ...
  • Queen of Sheba. Person Or Being In Fiction. ...
  • Haile Gebrselassie. Olympic athlete. ...
  • Kenenisa Bekele. Olympic athlete. ...
  • Tirunesh Dibaba. Olympic athlete. ...
  • Meles Zenawi. Politician. ...
  • Abebe Bikila. Olympic athlete. ...
  • Mengistu Haile Mariam. Politician.

What is Ethiopia famous? ›

Ethiopia is famous for being the place where the coffee bean originated. It is also known for its gold medalists and its rock-hewn churches. Ethiopia is the top honey and coffee producer in Africa and has the largest livestock population in Africa. Ethiopia has ties with the three main Abrahamic religions.

What is the biggest ethnic group in Ethiopia? ›

Ethiopia is a diverse country made up of a federation of groups including ethnic, linguistic, religious, and regional minorities. The Ethiopian census lists more than 90 distinct ethnic groups in the country. The largest ethnic community, the Oromo, constitute just over a third of the population.

What is amine used for? ›

Amine treating is a type of gas sweetening that refers to a group of processes that utilize solvents to remove acid gases, H2S (Hydrogen Sulfide) and CO2 (Carbon Dioxide), from process streams. It is commonly used in refineries and gas plants to improve safety, prevent corrosion and meet environmental regulations.

How do you name amines? ›

Simple 1°, 2°, and 3° amines: common (trivial) names are obtained by alphabetically arranging the names of the alkyl substituents on the nitrogen and adding the suffix -amine (e.g., ethylmethylamine). Amines in the IUPAC system: the “e” ending of the alkane name for the longest chain is replaced with –amine.

Who discovered amine? ›

"Casimir Funk--a biographical sketch (1884-1967)". Journal of Nutrition. 102 (9): 1105–1113.

What does amine spell? ›

noun. \ ə-ˈmēn , ˈa-ˌmēn \

What is Amine real name? ›

How old is amine rapper? ›

Is Ethiopia rich or poor? ›

With about 115 million people (2020), Ethiopia is the second most populous nation in Africa after Nigeria, and still the fastest growing economy in the region, with 6.3 percent growth in FY2020/21. However, it is also one of the poorest, with a per capita gross national income of $890.

Who is the richest girl in Ethiopia? ›

Bethlehem launched "The Republic of Leather", designing sustainable luxury leather goods, and "Garden of Coffee" retail outlets to promote Ethiopian coffees.
...
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu
Born1980 (age 41–42) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
NationalityEthiopian
EducationUnity University
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Which region is rich in Ethiopia? ›

Amhara Region
Amhara Region አማራ ክልል
Map of Ethiopia showing the Amhara Region
Coordinates: 11°39′39″N 37°57′28″E
CountryEthiopia
CapitalBahir Dar
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Is Egypt stronger than Ethiopia? ›

Egypt's army is more than 2.5 times the size of Ethiopia's, with 440,000 active duty personnel vs. 162,000; the EAF operates 15,998 combat tanks and armored vehicles, 31 times the number in the Ethiopian military (514). Cairo possesses about nine times as many combat aircraft as Ethiopia (215 vs.

Did Ethiopia have guns? ›

The first firearms arrived in Ethiopia arrived during Yeshaq I's reign, but were not put to use. In the 1520s Dawit II purchased a small amount of Portuguese and Turkish firearms but large scale usage of them by both lay folk and nobility would not come until after the founding of Gonder.

What weapons does Ethiopia have? ›

Catalog of military and civilian small arms belonging to the nation of Ethiopia.
  • IWI TAR-21 (Tavor) Assault Rifle / Carbine / Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR)
  • 1994. Kalashnikov AK-103. Assault Rifle.
  • NORINCO Type 87 / QLZ76 AGL.
  • 1972. PSL - Pusca Semiautomata cu Luneta. ...
  • 1970.
  • 1970.
  • 1968.
  • 1963. Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM)

Who is Ethiopian hero? ›

This is the story of one Ethiopian officer who won a US gallantry award. In 1951, the Ethiopian Emperor, Haile Selassie, decided to send thousands of troops to fight as part of the American-led UN force supporting South Korea against the communist North and its ally, China.

Who is the best Ethiopian soccer player? ›

Best Ethiopian Football Players
#PlayerSkill
#Player / Team / Position
1Amin Soleiman Askar Amin Soleiman Askar Kristiansund • D (RL), AM (R)44.7

Where is the largest Ethiopian population in US? ›

By far, the largest concentration of Ethiopians in the United States are found in Washington, D.C. and the local metro area. Some conservative estimates put the number at around 75,000 residents, while other figures go up to 250,000.

What rapper is number 1 on Billboard 2022? ›

Drake Wins Top Rap Album For 'Certified Lover Boy' At 2022 Billboard Awards: See All The Winners.

Who is the king of rap 2022? ›

1. Kanye West (Net Worth: $6.6 billion)

Who is the best current rapper? ›

Top Tens: Best Rappers Of The New-School Of Hip-Hop
  • ScHoolBoy Q. ...
  • A$AP Rocky. ...
  • Chance the Rapper. ...
  • Vince Staples. ...
  • Future. ...
  • J. Cole. ...
  • Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick Lamar, the new king of the West Coast is a lyrical beast who can do no wrong. ...
  • Drake. The undisputed current king of hip-hop.

Who is the top 5 rappers right now? ›

The 15 Most Popular Hip-Hop Rappers in the World (2022)
  • Eminem.
  • Kendrick Lamar.
  • Kanye West.
  • Travis Scott.
  • J. Cole.
  • Drake.
  • Snoop Dogg.
  • Jay-Z.
19 Apr 2022

What are the top 10 hip-hop songs right now? ›

Today's Top Hip Hop Hits
  • Jimmy Cooks (feat. 21 Savage)Drake, 21 Savage.
  • 9 Lives (feat. ...
  • DojaCentral Cee.
  • I Like You (A Happier Song) (with Doja Cat)Post Malone, Doja Cat.
  • private islandGunna.
  • Super Freaky GirlNicki Minaj.
  • New ModeKid Cudi.
  • Vegas (From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ELVIS)Doja Cat.

Who is the rap king? ›

King Of Rap is a highly honorable title that is hard to associate with only one hip-hop artist as there are countless hip-hop artists and enthusiasts today. However, there is one name that is respected and appreciated by almost all different branches of hip-hop; Eminem.

Who is the number 1 richest rapper? ›

Kanye West

What rapper is a billionaire? ›

In addition to his music career, he is also involved in various businesses and has collaborated with brands like Louis Vuitton. Kanye West is one of the billionaire rappers and his net worth is $6.6 billion.

Who is the fastest rapper alive? ›

The fastest rapper in the world, Twista, has an incredible speed of 10.87 syllables per second, followed closely by Eminem at 10.65 syllables per second. How many syllables per second can you pronounce? Briefly.co.za recently published a list of the top 15 richest people in South Africa.

Who won best male rapper 2022? ›

Baby Keem Wins Best Rap Performance | 2022 GRAMMYs.

Who is the most viewed rapper on YouTube 2022? ›

Drake has been named the most-streamed artist of 2022 so far, with the likes of Juice WRLD, Eminem, the artist formerly known as Kanye West and more also joining the mid-year top 10 list.

Who are the top 5 rappers in 2021? ›

BEST RAPPER OF 2021 NOMINATIONS
  • Isaiah Rashad.
  • Lil Baby.
  • Moneybagg Yo.
  • Polo G.
  • Tyler, the Creator.
10 Dec 2021

Who are the new rappers of 2022? ›

BEST NEW RAPPERS 2022
  • Baby Tate.
  • BIA.
  • Coi Leray.
  • Doechii.
  • Duke Deuce.
  • EST Gee.
  • Mavi.
  • Nardo Wick.

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