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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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Skyline Khalitri is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Skyline Khalitri added Skyline Khalitri soundcloud.com/iamskyline

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Ayyodinero is listed (or ranked) 52 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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Kaz Clever is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Ace Goreé added Kaz Clever

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Boss is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added BO$$  Born Gangstaz, Recipe of a Hoe

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Bad Meets Evil is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
EdTooTallLewis added Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel, Nuttin' to Do, Fast Lane

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COMMi$$ION is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
DetroitRap added COMMi$$ION "So Beautiful" & "Internet Connected" - Stream both on all major outlets. 

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1519704292721 added clear soul force Fab Five, Gold PP7's

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Icewear Vezzo is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Icewear Vezzo

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Riddles is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1515460315994 added Riddles  Riddles is a rapper from Pontiac, Michigan who is quickly gaining notice in the local underground. His unique flow and attention-grabbing lyricism set him aside from his peers, and make his verses hard not to take notice ...

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1519704292721 added T3 Olio: The Mixtape - Slum Village Albums 

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MC Breed is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added MC Breed Funkafied, 20 Below, MC Breed & DFC

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1519704292721 added young RJ Dirty District 3 - Slum Village Albums 

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House of Krazees is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added House of Krazees Season of the Pumpkin, Home Sweet Home, Out Breed

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1519704292721 added Fatt Father

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DJ Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added DJ Graffiti

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DJ Clay is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added DJ Clay Let 'Em Bleed: The Mixxtape, Vol. 1, Let 'Em Bleed: The Mixxtape

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Shaggy 2 Dope is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Shaggy 2 Dope F.T.F.O., Fuck Off! - I.C.P. Albums 

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Team Eastside is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Team Eastside

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Uncle Kracker is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Uncle Kracker Seventy Two and Sunny, No Stranger to Shame, Double Wide

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Dark Lotus is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Dark Lotus Black Rain, Tales From the Lotus Pod, The Opaque Brotherhood

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Joseph Bruce is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Violent J  Wizard of the Hood, The Shining - I.C.P. Albums 

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Mason "Napalm" Wade is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
mason-wade added Mason "Napalm" Wade Has songs with Rick Ross, Young Bleed, Lil' Flip, The Dayton Family, MC. Shy D, Mr.Serv-On, Big Herk, Winzell Kelly of the Dramatics, Floyd Brother Slide Miller of Dayton's Own Slave and more!

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Big Herc is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Big Herc

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D.o.p.e. Boyz is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
EricMay added D.o.p.e. Boyz Sniff you a Line - D.o.p.e. Boyz ( Delivering our poetic Excellence ) are comprised of Big EMpact & Royale who bust onto the local Detroit music scene in early 2014 with such hits as In tha Streets, BMF, and No matter what. They have been ...

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Tee Grizzley is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Douze Capitaux added Tee Grizzley

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Brandon Smith is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Brandon Smith

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Eastside Villainz is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
NickWhite added Eastside Villainz Eastside Party, Checkmate

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JosephChaseDoeRinchetti added Y.c.g (young Cash Gettaz) mixtapes:shut up & listen Vol:1 and 2

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Grind Or Die Starving is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Grind Or Die Starving added Grind Or Die Starving

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damiend added Tenjin Bedtimes Stories - www.TenjinMusic.com  

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Lady Te is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Lady Te

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Curtis Franklin is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Curtis Franklin

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Ace Century is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Keith Stefan Urquell Goreé added Ace Century Ace Century a.k.a. DJ Phantom Samurai, Oppositez Attract - EP, The Heat - Single

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Insane Clown Posse is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Insane Clown Posse A Carnival Christmas, The Wraith: Shangri-La, The Wraith: Hell's Pit

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Eastside Peezy is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Eastside Peezy

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Twiztid is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Twiztid Cryptic Collection Vol. 4 Halloween Edition, Cryptic Collection Halloween Edition, Mutant

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Street Lordz is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Street Lordz

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Rocaine is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
thvtkidd added Rocaine

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Hush is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Josh Murto added Hush Bulletproof, Full Clip Mixtape, A Lifetime

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ken-riley added Kilskillz Sauce D's New Underground Truth - Underground flowa.  Basement flowa.  You'll hear the music, but not see him.

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Homeboi311 is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Corey Smith0 added Homeboi311

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Lola Damone is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
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Jay Vinchi is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JayVinchi added Jay Vinchi

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Blockboy Kura is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
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Keirus is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Keirus added Keirus https://facebook.com/keirus multi-genre 

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Jp One is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
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Geez Da Gawd is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Geez Da Gawd added Geez Da Gawd

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Sightzmuzic added Stevie Sightz The Witness Stand - This guy used to go by the name Spirit but now goes by the name Stevie Sightz. He has this song "Heaven" & the album "The Witness Stand" and he is like the Gospel version of Nas. click on the picture to ...