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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 Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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1,420 553
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Big Sean Hip hop music

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1,020 393
J Dilla is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
J Dilla Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Neo soul

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1,175 491
Proof is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Proof Hip hop music, Midwest hip hop

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896 359
Royce da 5'9
Jay Clayton added Royce Da 5'9 Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop

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945 455
Obie Trice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Obie Trice Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop

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933 536
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Danny Brown Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Midwest hip hop

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593 319
Xzibit is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Jay Clayton added Xzibit Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

9
931 555
D12 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
D12 Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Horrorcore

10
642 363
Slum Village is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Slum Village Hip hop music, Detroit hip hop

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594 354
Black Milk is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Black Milk Hip hop music, Midwest hip hop

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847 566
Esham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Esham Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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711 462
Trick-Trick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Trick-Trick Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Detroit hip hop

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702 460
Blade Icewood is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Blade Icewood Hip hop music

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124 21
Feloni is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Feloni Hip hop music, Rap music, Alternative rock

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566 381
Elzhi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Elzhi Hip hop music

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578 397
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
danman082200 added Kid Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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568 404
Bizarre is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Bizarre Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore

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470 324
Big Herk is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Big Herk Hip hop music, Rap music

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486 347
Kuniva is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Kuniva Hip hop music

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581 437
Doughboyz Cashout is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added DoughBoyz Cashout

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477 346
King Gordy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added King Gordy Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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450 323
K-Deezy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added K-Deezy

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176 82
Angel Haze is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Peadar Connolly Davey added Angel Haze Alternative hip hop, Midwest hip hop, Hip Hop

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409 292
Tone Tone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Tone Tone

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384 277
Phat Kat is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Phat Kat

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288 191
Mr. Porter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Jay Clayton added Mr. Porter Hip Hop Music

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645 520
Bad Meets Evil is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
EdTooTallLewis added Bad Meets Evil Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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398 299
Boldy James is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Boldy James

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342 252
Dizzy Wright is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
jon-little added Dizzy Wright

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384 293
Dusty Mcfly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Dusty Mcfly

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284 200
Natas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
davonte-king-tate added Natas Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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323 239
Poe Whosaine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Poe Whosaine

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339 256
Dice is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Dice Hip hop music

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371 293
Tommy Global is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
secretsinger-z added Tommy Global

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420 347
Team Eastside is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Team Eastside

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346 279
DJ Stretch Money is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added DJ Stretch Money Hip hop music

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458 391
Mastamind is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
MistaMASTAMIND added Mastamind Hip hop music - http://www.amazon.com/The-Ultimate-Price-EP-Explicit/dp/B00H5W39O0/ref=zg_bs_195435011_12

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373 307
Big Herc is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Big Herc

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66 9
Tee Grizzley is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Douze Capitaux added Tee Grizzley

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238 208
Seven the General is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Seven the General

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268 242
T Dot is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added T Dot

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254 227
Young Scolla is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Young Scolla

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247 222
Onebelo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
MalakiDetroitDeadstock added Onebelo

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264 247
Red Pill is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
joseph-cassar added Red Pill

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88 49
Guilty Simpson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
sniggles added Guilty Simpson Alternative hip hop, Midwest hip hop, Hip Hop

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256 240
D.o.p.e. Boyz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
EricMay added D.o.p.e. Boyz Rap - D.o.p.e. Boyz ( Delivering our poetic Excellence ) are comprised of Big EMpact & Royale who bust onto the local Detroit music scene in early 2014 with such hits as In tha Streets, BMF, and No matter what. They have been ...

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227 211
Ayyodinero is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
MariayHamilton added Ayyodinero Great Artist seeking great opportunities! Always looking for ways to get better !

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252 240
Brandon Smith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Brandon Smith

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220 209
Eastside Villainz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
NickWhite added Eastside Villainz Hip-Hop