The Best Underground Rappers

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List Criteria: Rank the rappers based on who should be considered the king of the underground, or at least has a cult audience among rap and music fans.

The best underground rappers, which includes a lot of underrated rappers within the underground rap scene. A lot of these rappers kill it at free styling and aren't really concerned with the mainstream scene, which the radio focuses on. If you haven't heard of any of these underground hip hop artists make sure to take a listen and at least give them a chance. In addition, this list is vote ranked, which means the Ranker user gets to determine who is 'the best underground rapper.'

Who are the top underground rappers? Use this underground rappers list to learn about indie hip hop artists and expand your knowledge of underground rap. If you feel that there are some artists not on this list, let me know and I will add them if they quality for the list.
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    MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Underground Rappers


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    the people's #1
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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    most listed & ranked high on reranks
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Indie

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

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    added by illionspank
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

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    Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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    Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Underground Rappers

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    Horrorcore, Hardcore Rap, Alternative Rap

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    Hip hop music, Rap music

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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

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    added by The Seaward
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Conscious hip hop

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    added by Tramengasaw
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Horrorcore

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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Funk

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

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    added by The Seaward
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Hip hop music, Experimental hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    added by anotherlisa
    Hip hop music, Political hip hop

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    often listed & added by KyleNewBower
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Midwest hip hop

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    added by Tramengasaw
    Hip hop music, Political hip hop

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    added by Tramengasaw
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    added by The Seaward
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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    added by Tramengasaw
    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Midwest hip hop

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Thrash metal, Horrorcore

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Rap music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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