Hip Hop Artists 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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3,397 582
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
1,742 762
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
2,026 937
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
1,493 668
J Dilla is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Donuts, The Shining, Jay Stay Paid

5
1,503 746
Royce da 5'9
johnstonismyname added Rock City, Street Hop, Death Is Certain

6
568 323
Feloni is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
A Woman's Revenge

7
275 121
Tee Grizzley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
johnstonismyname added hip hop music, Trap music, Mid-West hip hop

8
400 212
Aaliyah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
johnstonismyname added Aaliyah, One in a Million, I Care 4 U -

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9
1,361 913
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
XXX, Old, The Hybrid

10
955 634
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
1,217 845
Obie Trice is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Cheers, Second Round's On Me, Special Reserve

12
1,292 910
D12 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Devil's Night, D12 World, Return of the Dozen

13
954 655
Slum Village is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Fantastic, Vol. 2, Fantastic

14
878 608
Bizarre is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Rockstar, Hanni Cap Circus, Blue Cheese & Coney Island

15
1,027 726
Trick-Trick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
The People vs., The Villain, The Trial

16
772 531
Kuniva is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

17
886 634
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
danman082200 added Devil Without a Cause, Fire It Up, Rock n Roll Jesus

18
241 121
Kon Artis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
johnstonismyname added Porter Chops Glasper, Po Folks Mixtape -

D12 Albums 

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1,159 854
Esham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Tongues, Wicket World Wide.Com, Judgement Day

20
455 292
Swifty McVay is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
johnstonismyname added Devils Night, D12 World -

D12 albums 

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853 612
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
826 591
Elzhi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Elmatic, The Preface, Out of Focus

23
828 593
Doughboyz Cashout is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Boss Yo Life Up Gang

24
493 325
Bugz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
johnstonismyname added These Streets EP -

D12 Albums 

25
936 687
Blade Icewood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

26
526 360
Natas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
davonte-king-tate added Doubelievengod, Wicket World Wide.Com, Godlike

27
695 500
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

28
667 478
Big Herk is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added

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612 435
Tone Tone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

30
364 232
Angel Haze is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Peadar Connolly Davey added Dirty Gold, New York, Battle Cry: Remixes

31
655 474
K-Deezy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

32
687 501
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

33
543 386
DJ Stretch Money is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added In The Bank, Mind Control

34
606 439
Phat Kat is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

35
547 390
Dizzy Wright is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
jon-little added SmokeOut Conversations, State of Mind, The First Agreement

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543 389
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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277 168
Joe C. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
johnstonismyname added Ground Level summer vibes, Playground album sampler -

Kid Rock Associate 

38
569 419
Boldy James is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added My 1st Chemistry Set

39
421 294
Illa J is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
johnstonismyname added Yancey Boys -

Slum Village Albums 

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504 365
Poe Whosaine is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added

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576 427
Dusty Mcfly is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

42
323 212
Dej Loaf is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
johnstonismyname added #AndSeeThatsTheThing, All Jokes Aside -

sell sole

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254 153
Guilty Simpson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
sniggles added Ode to the Ghetto, Dice Game, Highway Robbery

44
419 296
Seven the General is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

45
544 406
Tommy Global is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
secretsinger-z added

46
424 308
Onebelo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
MalakiDetroitDeadstock added

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414 303
Young Scolla is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added

48
827 671
Bad Meets Evil is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
EdTooTallLewis added Hell: The Sequel, Nuttin' to Do, Fast Lane

49
429 321
Red Pill is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
joseph-cassar added

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115 41
COMMi$$ION is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
DetroitRap added

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