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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2,831 1,235
MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Underground Rappers

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2
3,732 1,317
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
1,907 1,086
Atmosphere is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Atmosphere Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Indie

4
2,420 955
Big L is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Big L Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

5
1,698 991
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
1,804 587
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
1,783 516
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
NoahEvans added Tech N9ne Horrorcore, Hardcore Rap, Alternative Rap

8
2,492 948
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
1,312 775
Brother Ali is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Brother Ali Hip hop music, Rap music

10
1,522 573
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
1,193 492
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
1,521 650
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
1,871 812
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
921 556
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
909 557
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
900 563
MURS is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
MURS Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

17
1,619 670
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
935 616
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
731 549
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
758 492
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
665 459
Action Bronson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Action Bronson Hip hop music

22
856 329
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
576 414
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
763 315
Logic is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Logic Hip hop music

25
902 769
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
610 473
Eyedea is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Eyedea Hip hop music, Experimental hip hop

27
638 179
Sean Price is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Sean Price Hip hop music

28
1,526 799
Apathy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Apathy Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop

29
732 526
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
1,059 582
Celph Titled is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Celph Titled Hip hop music

31
397 475
Sage Francis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Sage Francis Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

32
491 171
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
766 461
Diabolic is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Diabolic Hip hop music, Political hip hop

34
421 210
The Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
The Alchemist Hip hop music

35
438 333
Freddie Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Freddie Gibbs Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

36
414 224
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
555 355
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Chance The Rapper Hip hop music

38
523 350
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
276 90
Common is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Common Hip hop music, Jazz rap, Alternative hip hop

40
539 274
Proof is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Proof Hip hop music, Midwest hip hop

41
533 306
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
205 65
Black Thought is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Black Thought Hip hop music

43
568 630
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
221 301
The Grouch is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Underground Rappers

45
488 387
Chino XL is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Chino XL Hip hop music

46
374 281
Evidence is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Evidence Hip hop music, West Coast hip hop

47
313 349
Zion I is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Zion I Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

48
566 361
Demigodz is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Demigodz Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

49
481 203
Run the Jewels is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
NoahEvans added Run the Jewels Hip hop music

50
479 413
Reef the Lost Cauze is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Underground Rappers
Tramengasaw added Reef the Lost Cauze Hip hop music