The Best Detroit Rappers

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This Detroit rappers list ranks the best Detroit rappers and hip hop groups by votes. This list of good rappers from Detroit let’s you see who Detroit hip hop fans think are the best Detroit rappers are. Over the past few decades, Detroit rappers have shot to prominence. The Motor City has had some of the best rappers of all time come from its city. Though not as highly touted as Southern rappers, East Coast rappers or even West Coast rappers, Detroit rappers usually speak of an urban realism in their lyrics and have a serious tone that their rhymes address. Rough and tumble like the city itself, rappers from Detroit are some of the realist rappers in the game and are looked at by others with respect. The Detroit rap scene was encapsulated in the 2002 hit movie, 8 Mile
 

So, that said, who are the best Detroit rappers? Any list of Detroit hip hop artists has to include the likes of Eminem, his crew D12, Proof, iconic rapper/producer J Dilla, Obie Trice, Danny Brown, and Big Sean. These rappers are closely associated with the Detroit rap scene and this Detroit rappers list includes every good rapper from Detroit. If you're a fan of Detroit rap, you know that the rappers on this list are the best the city has to offer and are the Motor City's musical gift to the rest of the world.

Ultimately, it's up to you to decide who are the best Detroit rappers. If you know the Detroit hip hop scene, then cast your vote for the best rapper from the city. If you think an underground local artist or a new rapper is missing from this list, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best Detroit hip hop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Detroit hip hop musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular Detroit hip hop bands that you might've heard of. 
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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Midwest hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Detroit hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Midwest hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Detroit hip hop

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore

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    Dej Loaf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

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    Hip Hop, R&B music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Mr. Porter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

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    Hip Hop Music

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    Boldy James is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

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    Hip Hop Music

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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    Swifty McVay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

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    Hip Hop Music, Alternative Metal

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    Poe Whosaine is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

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    Young Scolla is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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    Alternative hip hop, Midwest hip hop, Hip Hop

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    Hip hop music

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    Dusty Mcfly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

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    Phat Kat is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

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    Grind Or Die Starving is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

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    Ayyodinero is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

    added by MariayHamilton
    Great Artist seeking great opportunities! Always looking for ways to get better !

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    DJ Stretch Money is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Rap music

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    Tommy Global is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

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    T Dot is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

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    Seven the General is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

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    Tone Tone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

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    K-Deezy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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    added by JosephChaseDoeRinchetti
    hiphop/street

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    Lady Te is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

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    Brandon Smith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

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    Curtis Franklin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

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    D.o.p.e. Boyz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

    added by EricMay
    Rap D.o.p.e. Boyz ( Delivering our poetic Excellence ) are comprised of Big EMpact & Royale who bust onto the local Detroit music scene in early 2014 with such hits as In tha Streets, BMF, and No

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    Ace Century is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

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    Hip-Hop, Comedy Hip-Hop, Underground Hip-Hop

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    Big Herc is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers

    added by Sightzmuzic

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