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The Best Underground Rappers

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.

The Best Underground Rappers Bands/Musicians
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    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
    + 564
    - 261

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

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  4. 4
    + 611
    - 181


    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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    + 478
    - 229

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

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  6. 6
    + 497
    - 211


    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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    + 336
    - 60

    ranked low on reranks & 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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    - 160


    Hip hop music, Rap music

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  10. 10
    + 196
    - 47

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

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    - 46

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

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  12. 12
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    - 145


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

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  13. 13
    + 266
    - 132


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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  14. 14
    + 247
    - 145


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Funk

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  15. 15
    + 170
    - 38

    added by Tramengasaw
    Hip hop music, Dirty rap

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    - 126


    Hip hop music, Experimental hip hop

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  17. 17
    + 245
    - 120


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

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  18. 18
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    - 36

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

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    - 120


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

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  20. 20
    + 116
    - 39

    added by KyleNewBower
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Midwest hip hop

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    + 102
    - 45

    added by Tramengasaw
    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

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    + 195
    - 28

    ranked low on reranks & added by illionspank
    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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    + 129
    - 124

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

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    - 68


    Hip hop music

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    + 100
    - 34

    added by The Seaward
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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    + 209
    - 157


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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  27. 27
    + 87
    - 40

    added by Tramengasaw
    Hip hop music, Political hip hop

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  28. 28
    + 186
    - 151


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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  29. 29
    + 101
    - 30

    added by Tramengasaw
    Hip hop music, Midwest hip hop

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  30. 30
    + 158
    - 110


    Hip hop music, Thrash metal, Horrorcore

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  31. 31
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    - 118


    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Gangsta rap

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  34. 34
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    - 110


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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    + 60
    - 35


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

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  36. 36
    + 93
    - 38


    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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  37. 37
    + 76
    - 28

    added by Tramengasaw
    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop

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  38. 38
    + 108
    - 94


    Hip hop music, Underground hip hop

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  39. 39
    + 124
    - 117


    Hip hop music

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  40. 40
    + 90
    - 109


    Hip hop music, Rock music, Emo

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    - 42


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  42. 42
    + 74
    - 32

    added by Tramengasaw
    Hip hop music

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    + 81
    - 18

    ranked low on reranks & added by daryl-shinoma
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Horrorcore

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  44. 44
    + 109
    - 133


    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop

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  45. 45
    + 34
    - 33

    added by Tramengasaw
    Hip hop music

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  46. 46
    + 28
    - 29

    added by KyleNewBower
    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Abstract hip hop

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    + 67
    - 91


    Hip hop music

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    + 16
    - 17

    added by jordan-florian
    Hip hop music

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    + 70
    - 97

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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    + 37
    - 12

    ranked low on reranks

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