best french rappers you can listen to

Not everyone loves rap but the people that do, they really LOVE rap. And they want to discover new rappers from around the world. Do you know the best French rappers? If you want to learn about some of the best French rappers that are very popular with the French and English crowds, read below.

There are so many excellent underground rappers from all over the world but it’s hard to know about them because of the American rappers that are so popular. Luckily, we’re here to help you expand your rap horizon… Here are some of the best French rappers of 2010s, from Paris to Montréal.


Loud used to be a member of the rap band Loud Lary Ajust (LLA) but a few years ago, the group was put on hold so both he and Lary Kidd could work on their solo careers. Since then, his career has skyrocketed even more. With more than 2 million views, his song 56K from his EP New Phone was a huge success and was quickly followed by his studio album Une année record which came out in late 2017 and was also very well received. Since then he has acquired a large following in Quebec as well as in France, becoming one of the best French rappers.

2PNL (Peace N’Lovés)

Have you heard of PNL? This French rap band consisting of two brothers, Tarik and Nabil Andrieu, was formed in 2014. They grew up in difficult circumstances: their father served an 8-year sentence for being involved in a robbery, and their mother was absent. Their first album, Que la famille, was released in 2015, but their second album Le monde chico, released at the end of 2015, was certified gold. Their sound is often compared to Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, and Brian Eno. Their video clips on Youtube have millions and millions of views and since they communicate directly with their fans, even people who don’t love rap, know them and love them. There are among the best French rappers of 2010s.


The 23-year-old rapper is originally from Mali, but she was adopted by a French family a few months after she was born. She started her rap career by writing songs for others, then was part of the Crack House rap group before she released her first solo EP Diamond Noir. Her songs are very much about her past personal experiences in Africa and her friendships. What makes her stand out is her very rapid flow.