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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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    most listed
    MF Doom

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

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  3. 3
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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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    + 860
    - 516

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Indie

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

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    - 204

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

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    ranked low on reranks
    Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Rap music

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    + 326
    - 132

    added by illionspank
    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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    - 123

    added by daryl-shinoma
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Horrorcore

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

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  13. 13
    + 332
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    added by The Seaward
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Conscious hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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  15. 15
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    - 67

    added by NoahEvans
    Tech N9ne Horrorcore, Hardcore Rap, Alternative Rap

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Funk

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    - 127

    added by Tramengasaw
    Hip hop music, Dirty rap

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

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    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, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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    + 173
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    added by KyleNewBower
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Midwest 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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    + 147
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    added by The Seaward
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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    + 137
    - 77

    added by Tramengasaw
    Hip hop music, Midwest hip hop

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    + 92
    - 39

    added by lucca-hutson
    West Coast hip hop, Lyrical

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    - 111

    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, Pop music

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    - 35


    Hip hop music

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    - 154


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    + 126
    - 90

    added by Tramengasaw
    Hip hop music, Political hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk

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    Hip hop music, Thrash metal, Horrorcore

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    + 53
    - 30

    added by davonte-king-tate
    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop 

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    + 108
    - 153

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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    + 128
    - 79


    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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    + 76
    - 70


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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    + 105
    - 67

    ranked low on reranks & added by Tramengasaw
    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop

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    Hip hop music

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    + 124
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    Hip hop music, Underground hip hop

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    added by Tramengasaw
    Hip hop music

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    + 71
    - 39


    Hip hop music

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

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Rock music, Emo

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