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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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2,555 487
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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1,140 429
J Dilla is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
J Dilla Donuts, The Shining, Jay Stay Paid

3
1,538 646
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Big Sean Finally Famous, Hall of Fame, Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big

4
1,007 421
Royce da 5'9
1519704292721 added Royce Da 5'9 Rock City, Street Hop, Death Is Certain

5
1,267 566
Proof is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Proof Searching for Jerry Garcia, Grown Man Shit, I Miss the Hip Hop Shop

6
987 560
Obie Trice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Obie Trice Cheers, Second Round's On Me, Special Reserve

7
1,037 593
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Danny Brown XXX, Old, The Hybrid

8
671 417
Black Milk is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Black Milk Popular Demand, No Poison No Paradise, Album of the Year

9
931 631
Esham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Esham Tongues, Wicket World Wide.Com, Judgement Day

10
975 667
D12 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
D12 Devil's Night, D12 World, Return of the Dozen

11
645 426
Xzibit is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Xzibit At the Speed of Life, 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz, Restless

12
638 435
Elzhi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Elzhi Elmatic, The Preface, Out of Focus

13
672 471
Slum Village is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Slum Village Fantastic^! Vol. 2, Fantastic^! Volume 1, Detroit Deli

14
641 446
Bizarre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Bizarre Rockstar, Hanni Cap Circus, Blue Cheese & Coney Island

The Greatest White Rappers of All Time

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552 385
Kuniva is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Kuniva

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748 552
Blade Icewood is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Blade Icewood

17
754 557
Trick-Trick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Trick-Trick The People vs., The Villain, The Trial

18
542 385
King Gordy is listed (or ranked) 18 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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448 311
Phat Kat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Phat Kat

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352 230
Natas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
davonte-king-tate added Natas Doubelievengod, Wicket World Wide.Com, Godlike

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194 99
Feloni is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Feloni A Woman's Revenge

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

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509 370
K-Deezy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added K-Deezy

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517 378
Big Herk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Big Herk

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473 341
Tone Tone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Tone Tone

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632 483
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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632 499
Doughboyz Cashout is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added DoughBoyz Cashout Boss Yo Life Up Gang

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150 73
Guilty Simpson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
sniggles added Guilty Simpson Ode to the Ghetto, Dice Game, Highway Robbery

28
373 275
Poe Whosaine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Poe Whosaine

The Best K-pop Dancers of All Time

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524 412
Mastamind is listed (or ranked) 29 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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219 136
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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311 220
Bugz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added MC Bugz These Streets EP - D12 Albums 

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389 291
Dice is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Dice The 40 Made Me Do It, Theneighborhoodshittalka, Mentally Destroyed

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434 332
Dusty Mcfly is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Dusty Mcfly

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424 323
Tommy Global is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
secretsinger-z added Tommy Global

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392 294
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

Songs That Were Total Ripoffs

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260 175
Swifty McVay is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added MC Swift // Swifty Mcvay Devils Night, D12 World - D12 albums 

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295 207
Illa J is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Illa J Yancey Boys - Slum Village Albums 

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73 11
Boss is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added BO$$  Born Gangstaz, Recipe of a Hoe

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437 347
Boldy James is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Boldy James My 1st Chemistry Set

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147 78
Nefu Da Boss is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
detroitloud added Nefu Da Boss Blockstar

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393 312
DJ Stretch Money is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added DJ Stretch Money In The Bank, Mind Control

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164 97
Skyline Khalitri is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Skyline Khalitri added Skyline Khalitri soundcloud.com/iamskyline

21 Musicians Who Are (Supposedly) in the Illuminati

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162 97
Kaz Clever is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Ace Goreé added Kaz Clever

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75 18
Dej Loaf is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Dej Loaf #AndSeeThatsTheThing, All Jokes Aside - sell sole

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151 93
Tee Grizzley is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Douze Capitaux added Tee Grizzley

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663 602
Bad Meets Evil is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
EdTooTallLewis added Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel, Nuttin' to Do, Fast Lane

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408 350
Big Herc is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Big Herc

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302 245
Onebelo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
MalakiDetroitDeadstock added Onebelo

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288 234
Seven the General is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Seven the General

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304 251
Young Scolla is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Young Scolla