The Best Underground Rappers Bands/Musicians
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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.

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

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

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    often listed Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Tramengasaw Hip hop music, Dirty rap

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    often listed Hip hop music

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

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