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

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

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

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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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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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Esham is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Esham Tongues, Wicket World Wide.Com, Judgement Day

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Black Milk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Black Milk Popular Demand, No Poison No Paradise, Album of the Year

The 7 Greatest (True) Johnny Depp Stories Ever Told

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Elzhi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Elzhi Elmatic, The Preface, Out of Focus

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Bizarre is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Bizarre Rockstar, Hanni Cap Circus, Blue Cheese & Coney Island

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

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Kuniva is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Kuniva

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Natas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
davonte-king-tate added Natas Doubelievengod, Wicket World Wide.Com, Godlike

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Swifty McVay is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added MC Swift // Swifty Mcvay Devils Night, D12 World - D12 albums 

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Bugz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added MC Bugz These Streets EP - D12 Albums 

The Greatest Rappers of All Time

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Blade Icewood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Blade Icewood

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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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Tee Grizzley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Tee Grizzley hip hop music, Trap music, Mid-West hip hop

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King Gordy is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Phat Kat is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Phat Kat

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Big Herk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Big Herk

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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

The Best Taylor Swift Songs

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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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K-Deezy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added K-Deezy

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

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Kon Artis is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Angel Haze is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Peadar Connolly Davey added Angel Haze Dirty Gold, New York, Battle Cry: Remixes

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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

The Movie Babysitters You'd Most Want to Bang

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

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Dusty Mcfly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Dusty Mcfly

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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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Poe Whosaine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Poe Whosaine

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Tommy Global is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
secretsinger-z added Tommy Global

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Dej Loaf is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Dej Loaf #AndSeeThatsTheThing, All Jokes Aside - sell sole

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Boldy James is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Boldy James My 1st Chemistry Set

55 Nativity Scenes That Are Way Funnier Than Normal Ones

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

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

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

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

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Joe C. is listed (or ranked) 48 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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T Dot is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added T Dot

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