hip-hop 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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2,830 1,231
MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Underground Rappers

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2
3,731 1,314
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

3
1,906 1,085
Atmosphere is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Atmosphere Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Indie

4
2,420 954
Big L is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Big L Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

5
1,698 990
Aesop Rock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Aesop Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

6
1,804 586
Mos Def is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
illionspank added Mos Def Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

7
1,782 515
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
NoahEvans added Tech N9ne Horrorcore, Hardcore Rap, Alternative Rap

8
2,490 947
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

9
1,312 774
Brother Ali is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Brother Ali Hip hop music, Rap music

10
1,522 572
Gang Starr is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
illionspank added Gang Starr Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

11
1,193 491
Talib Kweli is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
The Seaward added Talib Kweli Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Conscious hip hop

12
1,520 649
Hopsin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
daryl-shinoma added Hopsin Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Horrorcore

13
1,871 811
Vinnie Paz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Vinnie Paz Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

14
921 554
J Dilla is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
J Dilla Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

15
909 556
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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16
900 562
MURS is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
MURS Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

17
1,617 669
R.A. The Rugged Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added R.A. The Rugged Man Hip hop music, Dirty rap

18
935 615
Onyx is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Onyx Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

19
731 548
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

20
758 491
Pharoahe Monch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
The Seaward added Pharoahe Monch Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

21
664 458
Action Bronson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Action Bronson Hip hop music

22
855 328
KRS-One is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
KRS-One Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

23
575 412
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
KyleNewBower added Danny Brown Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Midwest hip hop

24
760 313
Logic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Logic Hip hop music

25
902 768
Aaron Dontez Yates is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Aaron Dontez Yates Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

26
610 472
Eyedea is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Eyedea Hip hop music, Experimental hip hop

27
637 179
Sean Price is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Sean Price Hip hop music

28
1,525 798
Apathy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Apathy Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop

29
732 525
Canibus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Canibus Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

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30
1,059 581
Celph Titled is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Celph Titled Hip hop music

31
397 474
Sage Francis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Sage Francis Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

32
490 171
Dead Prez is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Dead Prez Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Political hip hop

33
766 460
Diabolic is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Diabolic Hip hop music, Political hip hop

34
420 209
The Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
The Alchemist Hip hop music

35
438 332
Freddie Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Freddie Gibbs Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

36
414 223
Killah Priest is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Killah Priest Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, East Coast hip hop

37
551 355
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Chance The Rapper Hip hop music

38
523 349
7L & Esoteric is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
anotherlisa added 7L & Esoteric Hip hop music, Political hip hop

39
274 90
Common is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Common Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

40
538 273
Proof is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Proof Hip hop music, Midwest hip hop

41
533 305
El-P is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
The Seaward added El-P Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

42
204 65
Black Thought is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Black Thought Hip hop music

43
567 629
Mac Miller is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Mac Miller Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

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44
221 300
The Grouch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Underground Rappers

45
488 386
Chino XL is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Chino XL Hip hop music

46
374 280
Evidence is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Evidence Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop

47
313 348
Zion I is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Zion I Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

48
566 360
Demigodz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Demigodz Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

49
481 202
Run the Jewels is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
NoahEvans added Run the Jewels Hip hop music

50
338 270
Jus Allah is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Jus Allah Hip hop music