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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2,829 1,230
MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Underground Rappers

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2
3,727 1,313
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
1,904 1,084
Atmosphere is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Atmosphere Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Indie

4
1,697 989
Aesop Rock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Aesop Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

5
2,419 953
Big L is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Big L Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

6
1,802 586
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
1,778 515
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
NoahEvans added Tech N9ne Horrorcore, Hardcore Rap, Alternative Rap

8
2,489 946
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
1,312 773
Brother Ali is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Brother Ali Hip hop music, Rap music

10
1,522 571
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
1,192 491
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
1,518 648
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
1,871 810
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
920 554
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
909 555
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
900 561
MURS is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
MURS Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

17
1,616 668
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
935 614
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
731 547
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
758 490
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
663 457
Action Bronson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Action Bronson Hip hop music

22
854 328
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
573 411
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
902 767
Aaron Dontez Yates is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Aaron Dontez Yates Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

25
610 471
Eyedea is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Eyedea Hip hop music, Experimental hip hop

26
637 178
Sean Price is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Sean Price Hip hop music

27
1,525 797
Apathy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Apathy Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop

28
397 473
Sage Francis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Sage Francis Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

29
732 524
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
1,059 580
Celph Titled is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Celph Titled Hip hop music

31
758 311
Logic is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Logic Hip hop music

32
489 171
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
766 459
Diabolic is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Diabolic Hip hop music, Political hip hop

34
420 208
The Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
The Alchemist Hip hop music

35
438 331
Freddie Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Freddie Gibbs Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

36
414 222
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
548 354
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Chance The Rapper Hip hop music

38
523 348
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 89
Common is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Common Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

40
536 273
Proof is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Proof Hip hop music, Midwest hip hop

41
533 304
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
203 65
Black Thought is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Black Thought Hip hop music

43
221 299
The Grouch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Underground Rappers

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44
566 628
Mac Miller is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Mac Miller Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Pop music

45
488 385
Chino XL is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Chino XL Hip hop music

46
374 279
Evidence is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Evidence Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop

47
313 347
Zion I is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Zion I Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

48
566 359
Demigodz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Demigodz Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

49
481 201
Run the Jewels is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
NoahEvans added Run the Jewels Hip hop music

50
338 269
Jus Allah is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Jus Allah Hip hop music