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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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2,547 487
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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1,134 429
J Dilla is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
J Dilla Donuts, The Shining, Jay Stay Paid

3
1,538 640
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
999 419
Royce da 5'9
1519704292721 added Royce Da 5'9 Rock City, Street Hop, Death Is Certain

5
1,263 560
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
987 552
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
1,030 592
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Danny Brown XXX, Old, The Hybrid

8
665 414
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
974 658
D12 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
D12 Devil's Night, D12 World, Return of the Dozen

10
925 628
Esham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Esham Tongues, Wicket World Wide.Com, Judgement Day

11
644 416
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
632 431
Elzhi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Elzhi Elmatic, The Preface, Out of Focus

13
668 465
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
635 442
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

15
546 381
Kuniva is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Kuniva

16
748 553
Trick-Trick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Trick-Trick The People vs., The Villain, The Trial

17
742 548
Blade Icewood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Blade Icewood

18
536 381
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

19
442 307
Phat Kat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Phat Kat

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190 93
Feloni is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Feloni A Woman's Revenge

21
346 226
Natas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
davonte-king-tate added Natas Doubelievengod, Wicket World Wide.Com, Godlike

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

22
632 475
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
danman082200 added Kid Rock Devil Without a Cause, Fire It Up, Rock n Roll Jesus

23
512 374
Big Herk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Big Herk

24
469 337
Tone Tone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Tone Tone

25
503 367
K-Deezy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added K-Deezy

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631 494
Doughboyz Cashout is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added DoughBoyz Cashout Boss Yo Life Up Gang

27
373 269
Poe Whosaine is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Poe Whosaine

28
215 134
Angel Haze is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Peadar Connolly Davey added Angel Haze Dirty Gold, New York, Battle Cry: Remixes

The Best K-pop Dancers of All Time

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518 412
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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384 290
Dice is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Dice The 40 Made Me Do It, Theneighborhoodshittalka, Mentally Destroyed

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387 293
Dizzy Wright is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
jon-little added Dizzy Wright SmokeOut Conversations, State of Mind, The First Agreement

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256 173
Swifty McVay is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added MC Swift // Swifty Mcvay Devils Night, D12 World - D12 albums 

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428 332
Dusty Mcfly is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Dusty Mcfly

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418 323
Tommy Global is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
secretsinger-z added Tommy Global

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305 219
Bugz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added MC Bugz These Streets EP - D12 Albums 

Songs That Were Total Ripoffs

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290 206
Illa J is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Illa J Yancey Boys - Slum Village Albums 

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144 72
Guilty Simpson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
sniggles added Guilty Simpson Ode to the Ghetto, Dice Game, Highway Robbery

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430 347
Boldy James is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Boldy James My 1st Chemistry Set

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68 10
Boss is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added BO$$  Born Gangstaz, Recipe of a Hoe

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387 312
DJ Stretch Money is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added DJ Stretch Money In The Bank, Mind Control

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141 78
Nefu Da Boss is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
detroitloud added Nefu Da Boss Blockstar

42
158 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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147 87
Tee Grizzley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Douze Capitaux added Tee Grizzley

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408 344
Big Herc is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Big Herc

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156 97
Kaz Clever is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Ace Goreé added Kaz Clever

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663 596
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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442 392
Team Eastside is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Team Eastside

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296 245
Onebelo is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
MalakiDetroitDeadstock added Onebelo

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282 234
Seven the General is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Seven the General

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298 251
Young Scolla is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Young Scolla