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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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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Eminem Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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1,220 467
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Big Sean Hip hop music

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771 261
Ryan Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Jay Clayton added Royce Da 5'9 Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop

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875 338
J Dilla is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
J Dilla Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

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527 180
Xzibit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Jay Clayton added Xzibit Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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864 369
Obie Trice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Obie Trice Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop

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1,001 461
Proof is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Proof Hip hop music, Midwest hip hop

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863 403
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Danny Brown Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Midwest hip hop

9
441 168
Dej Loaf is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Jay Clayton added Dej Loaf Hip Hop, R&B music, Trap Music

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866 426
D12 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
D12 Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Horrorcore

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556 247
Black Milk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Black Milk Hip hop music, Midwest hip hop

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591 273
Slum Village is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Slum Village Hip hop music, Detroit hip hop

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682 333
Trick-Trick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Trick-Trick Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Detroit hip hop

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539 263
Elzhi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Elzhi Hip hop music

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810 449
Esham is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Esham Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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655 351
Blade Icewood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Blade Icewood Hip hop music

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461 240
Kuniva is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Kuniva Hip hop music

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534 293
Bizarre is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Bizarre Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore

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430 222
Big Herk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Big Herk Hip hop music, Rap music

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522 289
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
danman082200 added Kid Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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457 245
King Gordy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added King Gordy Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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261 107
Mr. Porter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Jay Clayton added Mr. Porter Hip Hop Music

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421 227
K-Deezy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added K-Deezy

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365 186
Phat Kat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Phat Kat

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387 210
Boldy James is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Boldy James

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299 146
Bugz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Jay Clayton added Bugz Hip hop music, Underground Hip Hop

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314 158
Poe Whosaine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Poe Whosaine

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281 134
Illa J is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Jay Clayton added Illa J Hip Hop Music

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328 170
Dizzy Wright is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
jon-little added Dizzy Wright

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242 105
Swifty McVay is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Jay Clayton added Swift Hip Hop Music, Alternative Metal

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379 212
Dusty Mcfly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Dusty Mcfly

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331 177
Dice is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Dice Hip hop music

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369 210
Tone Tone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Tone Tone

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369 214
Tommy Global is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
secretsinger-z added Tommy Global

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524 345
Doughboyz Cashout is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added DoughBoyz Cashout

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259 140
Natas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
davonte-king-tate added Natas Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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134 37
Joe C. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Jay Clayton added Joe C. Hip hop music, Rap rock, Rap metal

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600 436
Bad Meets Evil is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
EdTooTallLewis added Bad Meets Evil Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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400 277
Team Eastside is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Team Eastside

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323 219
DJ Stretch Money is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added DJ Stretch Money Hip hop music

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253 158
Young Scolla is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Young Scolla

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352 254
Big Herc is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Big Herc

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436 339
Mastamind is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
MistaMASTAMIND added Mastamind Hip hop music - http://www.amazon.com/The-Ultimate-Price-EP-Explicit/dp/B00H5W39O0/ref=zg_bs_195435011_12

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244 162
Onebelo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
MalakiDetroitDeadstock added Onebelo

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231 151
Seven the General is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Seven the General

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262 187
T Dot is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added T Dot

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260 189
Red Pill is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
joseph-cassar added Red Pill

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226 158
Ayyodinero is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
MariayHamilton added Ayyodinero Great Artist seeking great opportunities! Always looking for ways to get better !

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254 187
D.o.p.e. Boyz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
EricMay added D.o.p.e. Boyz 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 matter what. They have been ...

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210 146
Grind Or Die Starving is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Grind Or Die Starving added Grind Or Die Starving