Rap 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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3,465 599
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
1,763 785
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
2,069 952
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Finally Famous, Hall of Fame, Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big

4
1,517 681
J Dilla is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Donuts, The Shining, Jay Stay Paid

5
1,540 760
Royce da 5'9
johnstonismyname added Rock City, Street Hop, Death Is Certain

6
326 136
Tee Grizzley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
johnstonismyname added hip hop music, Trap music, Mid-West hip hop

7
579 338
Feloni is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
A Woman's Revenge

8
1,386 920
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
XXX, Old, The Hybrid

9
416 221
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
johnstonismyname added Aaliyah, One in a Million, I Care 4 U -

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10
968 646
Xzibit is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
johnstonismyname added At the Speed of Life, 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz, Restless

11
1,239 854
Obie Trice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Cheers, Second Round's On Me, Special Reserve

12
1,315 918
D12 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Devil's Night, D12 World, Return of the Dozen

13
966 663
Slum Village is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Fantastic, Vol. 2, Fantastic

14
1,042 735
Trick-Trick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
The People vs., The Villain, The Trial

15
890 620
Bizarre is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Rockstar, Hanni Cap Circus, Blue Cheese & Coney Island

16
778 541
Kuniva is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

17
846 598
Doughboyz Cashout is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Boss Yo Life Up Gang

18
901 647
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
danman082200 added Devil Without a Cause, Fire It Up, Rock n Roll Jesus

19
1,168 860
Esham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Tongues, Wicket World Wide.Com, Judgement Day

20
860 616
Black Milk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Popular Demand, No Poison No Paradise, Album of the Year

21
460 297
Swifty McVay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
johnstonismyname added Devils Night, D12 World -

D12 albums 

22
833 596
Elzhi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Elmatic, The Preface, Out of Focus

23
247 128
Kon Artis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
johnstonismyname added Porter Chops Glasper, Po Folks Mixtape -

D12 Albums 

24
497 330
Bugz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
johnstonismyname added These Streets EP -

D12 Albums 

25
943 693
Blade Icewood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added