Bands/Musicians The Best Detroit Rappers  

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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 The Marshall Mathers LP, The Slim Shady LP, The Eminem Show

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1,425 577
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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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

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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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1,355 633
Royce da 5'9
1519704292721 added Royce Da 5'9 Rock City, Street Hop, Death Is Certain

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1,278 814
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Danny Brown XXX, Old, The Hybrid

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467 254
Feloni is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Feloni A Woman's Revenge

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338 167
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Aaliyah Aaliyah, One in a Million, I Care 4 U - ??

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Slum Village is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Slum Village Fantastic, Vol. 2, Fantastic

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870 600
Xzibit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Xzibit At the Speed of Life, 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz, Restless

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D12 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
D12 Devil's Night, D12 World, Return of the Dozen

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Obie Trice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Obie Trice Cheers, Second Round's On Me, Special Reserve

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408 250
Swifty McVay is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added MC Swift // Swifty Mcvay Devils Night, D12 World - D12 albums 

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716 499
Kuniva is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Kuniva

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811 575
Bizarre is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Bizarre Rockstar, Hanni Cap Circus, Blue Cheese & Coney Island

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168 62
Tee Grizzley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Tee Grizzley hip hop music, Trap music, Mid-West hip hop

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831 594
Black Milk is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Bugz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added MC Bugz These Streets EP - D12 Albums 

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Elzhi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Elzhi Elmatic, The Preface, Out of Focus

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Esham is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Esham Tongues, Wicket World Wide.Com, Judgement Day

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Trick-Trick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Trick-Trick The People vs., The Villain, The Trial

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511 340
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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812 588
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Blade Icewood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Blade Icewood

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Kon Artis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Kon Artis // M.R. Porter  Porter Chops Glasper, Po Folks Mixtape - D12 Albums 

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King Gordy is listed (or ranked) 26 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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647 464
Big Herk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Big Herk

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672 485
Mastamind is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Doughboyz Cashout is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added DoughBoyz Cashout Boss Yo Life Up Gang

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Angel Haze is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Peadar Connolly Davey added Angel Haze Dirty Gold, New York, Battle Cry: Remixes

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586 416
Phat Kat is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Phat Kat

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636 458
K-Deezy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added K-Deezy

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DJ Stretch Money is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added DJ Stretch Money In The Bank, Mind Control

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Tone Tone is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Tone Tone

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519 375
Dizzy Wright is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
jon-little added Dizzy Wright SmokeOut Conversations, State of Mind, The First Agreement

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250 146
Dej Loaf is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Dej Loaf #AndSeeThatsTheThing, All Jokes Aside - sell sole

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Dice is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Dice The 40 Made Me Do It, Theneighborhoodshittalka, Mentally Destroyed

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Illa J is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Illa J Yancey Boys - Slum Village Albums 

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Dusty Mcfly is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Dusty Mcfly

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Poe Whosaine is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Poe Whosaine

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546 410
Boldy James is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Boldy James My 1st Chemistry Set

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530 397
Tommy Global is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
secretsinger-z added Tommy Global

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402 287
Seven the General is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Seven the General

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409 298
Onebelo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
MalakiDetroitDeadstock added Onebelo

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403 294
Young Scolla is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Young Scolla

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234 144
Guilty Simpson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
sniggles added Guilty Simpson Ode to the Ghetto, Dice Game, Highway Robbery

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Joe C. is listed (or ranked) 47 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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Red Pill is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
joseph-cassar added Red Pill

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421 320
T Dot is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added T Dot

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227 144
Nefu Da Boss is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
detroitloud added Nefu Da Boss Blockstar