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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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2,827 518
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP, The Slim Shady LP, The Eminem Show

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1,329 482
J Dilla is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
J Dilla Donuts, The Shining, Jay Stay Paid

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1,452 631
Proof is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Proof Searching for Jerry Garcia, Grown Man Shit, I Miss the Hip Hop Shop

4
1,686 786
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Big Sean Finally Famous, Hall of Fame, Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big

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1,188 526
Royce da 5'9
1519704292721 added Royce Da 5'9 Rock City, Street Hop, Death Is Certain

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1,180 699
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Danny Brown XXX, Old, The Hybrid

7
337 168
Feloni is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Feloni A Woman's Revenge

8
1,072 735
Esham is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Esham Tongues, Wicket World Wide.Com, Judgement Day

9
783 537
Black Milk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Black Milk Popular Demand, No Poison No Paradise, Album of the Year

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1,085 782
D12 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
D12 Devil's Night, D12 World, Return of the Dozen

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1,034 742
Obie Trice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Obie Trice Cheers, Second Round's On Me, Special Reserve

12
770 536
Xzibit is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Xzibit At the Speed of Life, 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz, Restless

13
794 556
Slum Village is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Slum Village Fantastic, Vol. 2, Fantastic

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754 530
Elzhi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Elzhi Elmatic, The Preface, Out of Focus

The Greatest White Rappers of All Time

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196 84
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Aaliyah Aaliyah, One in a Million, I Care 4 U - ??

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881 638
Trick-Trick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Trick-Trick The People vs., The Villain, The Trial

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867 640
Blade Icewood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Blade Icewood

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745 545
Bizarre is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Bizarre Rockstar, Hanni Cap Circus, Blue Cheese & Coney Island

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649 467
King Gordy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added King Gordy The Entity, Van Dyke and Harper Music, King of Horrorcore

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655 472
Kuniva is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Kuniva

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553 388
Phat Kat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Phat Kat

The Best Concert Movies Streaming on Hulu

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472 321
Natas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
davonte-king-tate added Natas Doubelievengod, Wicket World Wide.Com, Godlike

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615 449
Big Herk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Big Herk

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641 472
Mastamind is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
MistaMASTAMIND added Mastamind Themindzi, Streetvalu, Lickkuiddrano - http://www.amazon.com/The-Ultimate-Price-EP-Explicit/dp/B00H5W39O0/ref=zg_bs_195435011_12

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738 554
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
danman082200 added Kid Rock Devil Without a Cause, Fire It Up, Rock n Roll Jesus

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605 442
K-Deezy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added K-Deezy

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488 345
Dice is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Dice The 40 Made Me Do It, Theneighborhoodshittalka, Mentally Destroyed

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736 559
Doughboyz Cashout is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added DoughBoyz Cashout Boss Yo Life Up Gang

The Best Taylor Swift Songs

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489 349
Dizzy Wright is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
jon-little added Dizzy Wright SmokeOut Conversations, State of Mind, The First Agreement

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526 381
Dusty Mcfly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Dusty Mcfly

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492 353
DJ Stretch Money is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added DJ Stretch Money In The Bank, Mind Control

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554 409
Tone Tone is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Tone Tone

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347 231
Swifty McVay is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added MC Swift // Swifty Mcvay Devils Night, D12 World - D12 albums 

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379 259
Illa J is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Illa J Yancey Boys - Slum Village Albums 

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398 276
Bugz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added MC Bugz These Streets EP - D12 Albums 

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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462 334
Poe Whosaine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Poe Whosaine

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511 378
Tommy Global is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
secretsinger-z added Tommy Global

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525 391
Boldy James is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Boldy James My 1st Chemistry Set

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382 272
Seven the General is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Seven the General

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303 204
Angel Haze is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Peadar Connolly Davey added Angel Haze Dirty Gold, New York, Battle Cry: Remixes

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390 284
Onebelo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
MalakiDetroitDeadstock added Onebelo

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407 304
Red Pill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
joseph-cassar added Red Pill

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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387 287
Young Scolla is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Young Scolla

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215 135
Guilty Simpson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
sniggles added Guilty Simpson Ode to the Ghetto, Dice Game, Highway Robbery

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403 309
T Dot is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added T Dot

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226 146
Joe C. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Joe C. Ground Level summer vibes, Playground album sampler - Kid Rock Associate 

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358 270
Ayyodinero is listed (or ranked) 47 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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210 133
Nefu Da Boss is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
detroitloud added Nefu Da Boss Blockstar

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172 98
Dej Loaf is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Dej Loaf #AndSeeThatsTheThing, All Jokes Aside - sell sole

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230 152
Skyline Khalitri is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Skyline Khalitri added Skyline Khalitri soundcloud.com/iamskyline