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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3,207 554
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
1,674 704
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
1,450 608
J Dilla is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Donuts, The Shining, Jay Stay Paid

4
1,923 882
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Finally Famous, Hall of Fame, Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big

5
1,408 676
Royce da 5'9
1519704292721 added Rock City, Street Hop, Death Is Certain

6
509 269
Feloni is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
A Woman's Revenge

7
1,314 860
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
XXX, Old, The Hybrid

8
358 179
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Aaliyah, One in a Million, I Care 4 U - ??

9
905 609
Xzibit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added At the Speed of Life, 40 Dayz & 40 Nightz, Restless

10
909 622
Slum Village is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Fantastic, Vol. 2, Fantastic

11
216 90
Kon Artis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Porter Chops Glasper, Po Folks Mixtape - D12 Albums 

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1,165 822
Obie Trice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Cheers, Second Round's On Me, Special Reserve

13
1,240 880
D12 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Devil's Night, D12 World, Return of the Dozen

14
434 262
Swifty McVay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Devils Night, D12 World - D12 albums 

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744 506
Kuniva is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

16
476 298
Bugz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added These Streets EP - D12 Albums 

17
839 583
Bizarre is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Rockstar, Hanni Cap Circus, Blue Cheese & Coney Island

18
189 74
Tee Grizzley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added hip hop music, Trap music, Mid-West hip hop

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985 700
Trick-Trick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
The People vs., The Villain, The Trial

20
808 575
Elzhi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Elmatic, The Preface, Out of Focus

21
835 597
Black Milk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Popular Demand, No Poison No Paradise, Album of the Year

22
836 598
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
danman082200 added Devil Without a Cause, Fire It Up, Rock n Roll Jesus

23
1,130 837
Esham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Tongues, Wicket World Wide.Com, Judgement Day

24
514 345
Natas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
davonte-king-tate added Doubelievengod, Wicket World Wide.Com, Godlike

25
915 672
Blade Icewood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

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798 580
Doughboyz Cashout is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Boss Yo Life Up Gang

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681 488
King Gordy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added The Entity, Van Dyke and Harper Music, King of Horrorcore

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653 467
Big Herk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added

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354 221
Angel Haze is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Peadar Connolly Davey added Dirty Gold, New York, Battle Cry: Remixes

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599 425
Tone Tone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

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644 463
K-Deezy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

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675 489
Mastamind is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
MistaMASTAMIND added Themindzi, Streetvalu, Lickkuiddrano - http://www.amazon.com/The-Ultimate-Price-EP-Explicit/dp/B00H5W39O0/ref=zg_bs_195435011_12

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535 374
DJ Stretch Money is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added In The Bank, Mind Control

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536 380
Dizzy Wright is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
jon-little added SmokeOut Conversations, State of Mind, The First Agreement

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594 429
Phat Kat is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

36
533 379
Dice is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added The 40 Made Me Do It, Theneighborhoodshittalka, Mentally Destroyed

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569 417
Dusty Mcfly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

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495 356
Poe Whosaine is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added

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557 411
Boldy James is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added My 1st Chemistry Set

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409 286
Illa J is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Yancey Boys - Slum Village Albums 

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534 398
Tommy Global is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
secretsinger-z added

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284 181
Dej Loaf is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added #AndSeeThatsTheThing, All Jokes Aside - sell sole

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404 289
Seven the General is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

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237 145
Guilty Simpson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
sniggles added Ode to the Ghetto, Dice Game, Highway Robbery

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411 299
Onebelo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
MalakiDetroitDeadstock added

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405 295
Young Scolla is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

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249 158
Joe C. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
1519704292721 added Ground Level summer vibes, Playground album sampler - Kid Rock Associate 

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423 313
Red Pill is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
joseph-cassar added

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230 144
Nefu Da Boss is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
detroitloud added Blockstar

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424 320
T Dot is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added