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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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The Shapeshifters is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
The Shapeshifters 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 groups to come from LA. If you ...

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Xololanxinxo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Xololanxinxo 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 I'm an Iguanaand I move like I ...

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Sleep is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard

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Busdriver is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Busdriver 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 will learn to Fear the Black ...

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The English League is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
The English League 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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Liferexall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard

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Key-Kool is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Key-Kool Hip hop music

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Akuma is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Akuma Punk rock

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Existereo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard

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Radioinactive is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Radioinactive Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Abstract hip hop

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Josh Martinez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Josh Martinez Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

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Awol One is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Awol One 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 with my eyes...I can change them from ...

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Deeskee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
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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2Mex is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
2Mex 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 crew, 2Mex ALWAYS brings nothing but ...

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Joe Dub is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard

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Myka 9 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard

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Subtitle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard

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LMNO is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard

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Lateef & The Chief is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Lateef & The Chief Hip hop music

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Haiku D'Etat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Haiku D'Etat Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

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The Visionaries is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
The Visionaries Hip hop music

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Freestyle Fellowship is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Freestyle Fellowship Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Freestyle rap

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Anticon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Anticon Electronic music, Indie rock, Hip hop music

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Zion I is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Zion I Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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The Grouch & Eligh is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard

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MURS is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
MURS Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

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Swollen Members is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Swollen Members Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Gangsta rap

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Aceyalone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Aceyalone Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

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Pigeon John is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Pigeon John Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Christian hip hop

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Souls of Mischief is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Souls of Mischief Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

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Planet Asia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Planet Asia Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop

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Abstract Rude is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Abstract Rude Hip hop music, Jazz, Underground hip hop

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Living Legends is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Living Legends Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Underground hip hop

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The Pharcyde is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
The Pharcyde Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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Blackalicious is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Blackalicious Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop

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Hieroglyphics is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best West Coast Underground Hip-Hop You Haven't Heard
Hieroglyphics Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop