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Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard

Tired of listening to rap that samples nothing but gunshots? Sick of hearing 'bitch' and 'ho' every other line on a track? You've come to the right place...

Don't come here expecting crap gangsta rap. This is true hip hop. If you were expecting Snoop or The Game to make an appearance here, you've slept on this stuff for long enough. Ordered from most to least underrated, I present you a list of artists that are guaranteed to run lyrical circles around the competition, and chances are high that most of these names will be new to you. If so, peep dem out!

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Abstract hip hop WARNING: Lyrics may sound faster than they appear.With a rapid-fire delivery, Busdriver is the forefront of abstract hip-hop, and although his style can be abrasive at first, give him a chance and you

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    Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Freestyle rap

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    Electronic music, Dance-pop, House music A hip-hop group composed of Awol One, Circus, Akuma, Liferexall, Existereo, Radioinactive, Die Young, and DJ LA Jae, with appearances by 2Mex, The Shapeshifters is by far one of the greatest hip-hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Christian hip hop

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    Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop Raspy voice, schizophrenic lyrics, and a penchant for social observation. 'Nuff said."Up all night,Sleepin' all day.My father wasted sperm when he made me.I have a strange trick that I can do

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    I was hesitant to put 2Mex on this list, since he's becoming very popular, but a West Coast list of hip-hop would never be complete without him. Half of the OMD crew, and a part of The Visionaries

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    Hailing from LA and comprising half of OMD (Of Mexican Decent), Xololanxinxo simply cannot be described in words. Think spoken-word meets hood storytelling, Xolo has a flavor all his own."Well

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    Joe Dub

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    Akuma Punk rock

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    Liferexall

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    Electronic music, Indie rock, Hip hop music

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    Deeskee Super-producer for the West Coast, Deeskee produces tracks that always have a raw, acoustic feeling to them unique in today's hip-hop.

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    Comprised of Matre, Doc Lewd, Liferexall, and DJ Jericho J, The English League is effin' impossible to find in any store, so if you see it, BUY IT. You will not be disappointed.

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