Hip Hop Artists 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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3,339 572
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
The Marshall Mathers LP, The Slim Shady LP, The Eminem Show

2
1,722 737
Proof is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Searching for Jerry Garcia, Grown Man Shit, I Miss the Hip Hop Shop

3
1,483 641
J Dilla is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Donuts, The Shining, Jay Stay Paid

4
1,989 922
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Finally Famous, Hall of Fame, Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big

5
1,476 712
Royce da 5'9
1519704292721 added Rock City, Street Hop, Death Is Certain

6
542 300
Feloni is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
A Woman's Revenge

7
1,348 895
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
XXX, Old, The Hybrid

8
380 199
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Aaliyah, One in a Million, I Care 4 U -

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9
239 99
Tee Grizzley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added hip hop music, Trap music, Mid-West hip hop

10
943 623
Xzibit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added At the Speed of Life, 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz, Restless

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1,201 834
Obie Trice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Cheers, Second Round's On Me, Special Reserve

12
1,281 899
D12 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Devil's Night, D12 World, Return of the Dozen

13
944 644
Slum Village is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Fantastic, Vol. 2, Fantastic

14
866 596
Bizarre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Rockstar, Hanni Cap Circus, Blue Cheese & Coney Island

15
766 520
Kuniva is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

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235 109
Kon Artis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Porter Chops Glasper, Po Folks Mixtape -

D12 Albums 

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1,012 715
Trick-Trick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
The People vs., The Villain, The Trial

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490 314
Bugz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added These Streets EP -

D12 Albums 

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448 281
Swifty McVay is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Devils Night, D12 World -

D12 albums 

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1,151 842
Esham is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Tongues, Wicket World Wide.Com, Judgement Day

21
868 620
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
danman082200 added Devil Without a Cause, Fire It Up, Rock n Roll Jesus

22
820 582
Elzhi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Elmatic, The Preface, Out of Focus

23
846 603
Black Milk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Popular Demand, No Poison No Paradise, Album of the Year

24
930 678
Blade Icewood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

25
523 351
Natas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
davonte-king-tate added Doubelievengod, Wicket World Wide.Com, Godlike

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814 586
Doughboyz Cashout is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Boss Yo Life Up Gang

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691 492
King Gordy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added The Entity, Van Dyke and Harper Music, King of Horrorcore

28
361 224
Angel Haze is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Peadar Connolly Davey added Dirty Gold, New York, Battle Cry: Remixes

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609 428
Tone Tone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

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661 472
Big Herk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added

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684 494
Mastamind is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
MistaMASTAMIND added Themindzi, Streetvalu, Lickkuiddrano - http://www.amazon.com/The-Ultimate-Price-EP-Explicit/dp/B00H5W39O0/ref=zg_bs_195435011_12

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651 467
K-Deezy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

33
541 380
DJ Stretch Money is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added In The Bank, Mind Control

34
544 384
Dizzy Wright is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
jon-little added SmokeOut Conversations, State of Mind, The First Agreement

35
602 433
Phat Kat is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

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540 382
Dice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added The 40 Made Me Do It, Theneighborhoodshittalka, Mentally Destroyed

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503 359
Poe Whosaine is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added

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252 147
Guilty Simpson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
sniggles added Ode to the Ghetto, Dice Game, Highway Robbery

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566 414
Boldy James is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added My 1st Chemistry Set

40
574 421
Dusty Mcfly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

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418 289
Illa J is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Yancey Boys -

Slum Village Albums 

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267 161
Joe C. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Ground Level summer vibes, Playground album sampler -

Kid Rock Associate 

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543 401
Tommy Global is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
secretsinger-z added

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415 291
Seven the General is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

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308 202
Dej Loaf is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added #AndSeeThatsTheThing, All Jokes Aside -

sell sole

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423 302
Onebelo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
MalakiDetroitDeadstock added

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413 298
Young Scolla is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

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428 316
Red Pill is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
joseph-cassar added

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818 667
Bad Meets Evil is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
EdTooTallLewis added Hell: The Sequel, Nuttin' to Do, Fast Lane

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235 147
Nefu Da Boss is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
detroitloud added Blockstar