bands/musicians The Best Underground Rappers

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List Rules 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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Immortal Technique is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Immortal Technique Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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Atmosphere is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Atmosphere Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Indie

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Aesop Rock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Aesop Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

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Big L is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Big L Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Mos Def Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

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Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tech N9ne Horrorcore, Hardcore Rap, Alternative Rap

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Jedi Mind Tricks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Jedi Mind Tricks Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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Brother Ali is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Brother Ali Hip hop music, Rap music

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Gang Starr is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Gang Starr Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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Vinnie Paz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Vinnie Paz Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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Talib Kweli is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Talib Kweli Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Conscious hip hop

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Hopsin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Hopsin Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Horrorcore

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J Dilla is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
J Dilla Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

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Del tha Funkee Homosapien is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Del tha Funkee Homosapien Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Funk

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MURS is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
MURS Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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R.A. The Rugged Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
R.A. The Rugged Man Hip hop music, Dirty rap

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Onyx is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Onyx Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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Eyedea & Abilities is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Eyedea & Abilities Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

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Pharoahe Monch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Pharoahe Monch Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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Action Bronson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Action Bronson Hip hop music

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Aaron Dontez Yates is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Aaron Dontez Yates Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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Eyedea is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Eyedea Hip hop music, Experimental hip hop

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KRS-One is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
KRS-One Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Danny Brown Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Midwest hip hop

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Sean Price is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Sean Price Hip hop music

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Apathy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Apathy Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop

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Sage Francis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Sage Francis Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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Celph Titled is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Celph Titled Hip hop music

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Canibus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Canibus Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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Dead Prez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Dead Prez Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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The Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
The Alchemist Hip hop music

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Diabolic is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Diabolic Hip hop music, Political hip hop

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Killah Priest is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Killah Priest Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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Freddie Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Freddie Gibbs Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

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7L & Esoteric is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
7L & Esoteric Hip hop music, Political hip hop

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Logic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Logic Hip hop music

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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Chance The Rapper Hip hop music

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Proof is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Proof Hip hop music, Midwest hip hop

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Common is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Common Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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Evidence is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Evidence Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop

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The Grouch is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Underground Rappers

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El-P is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
El-P Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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Chino XL is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Chino XL Hip hop music

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Demigodz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Demigodz Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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Mac Miller is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Mac Miller Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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Zion I is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Zion I Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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Black Thought is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Black Thought Hip hop music

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Reef the Lost Cauze is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Reef the Lost Cauze Hip hop music

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Jus Allah is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Jus Allah Hip hop music