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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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1,365 537
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Big Sean Hip hop music

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980 385
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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1,137 484
Proof is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Proof Hip hop music, Midwest hip hop

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862 347
Royce da 5'9
Jay Clayton added Royce Da 5'9 Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Midwest hip hop

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925 420
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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914 499
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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572 282
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
635 329
Slum Village is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Slum Village Hip hop music, Detroit hip hop

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917 518
D12 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
D12 Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Horrorcore

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586 322
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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702 425
Trick-Trick is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Trick-Trick Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Detroit hip hop

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478 262
Dej Loaf is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Jay Clayton added Dej Loaf Hip Hop, R&B music, Trap Music

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695 424
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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837 531
Esham is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Esham Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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571 356
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
danman082200 added Kid Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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558 348
Elzhi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Elzhi Hip hop music

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465 295
Big Herk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Big Herk Hip hop music, Rap music

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559 374
Bizarre is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Bizarre Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore

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481 321
Kuniva is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Kuniva Hip hop music

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448 297
K-Deezy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added K-Deezy

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471 328
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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404 275
Tone Tone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Tone Tone

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92 12
Feloni is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Guest_b276f4c9-7703-4e0a-b458-50216490e59e added Feloni Hip hop music, Rap music, Alternative rock

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568 425
Doughboyz Cashout is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added DoughBoyz Cashout

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377 268
Phat Kat is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Phat Kat

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283 185
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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634 512
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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392 294
Boldy James is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Boldy James

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340 246
Dizzy Wright is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
jon-little added Dizzy Wright

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381 286
Dusty Mcfly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Dusty Mcfly

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320 231
Poe Whosaine is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Poe Whosaine

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334 249
Dice is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
JamesStoutII added Dice Hip hop music

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370 286
Tommy Global is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
secretsinger-z added Tommy Global

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277 197
Natas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
davonte-king-tate added Natas Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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346 272
DJ Stretch Money is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added DJ Stretch Money Hip hop music

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415 340
Team Eastside is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Team Eastside

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372 300
Big Herc is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Big Herc

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451 388
Mastamind is listed (or ranked) 39 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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254 220
Young Scolla is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Young Scolla

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235 201
Seven the General is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Seven the General

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267 237
T Dot is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added T Dot

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246 216
Onebelo is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
MalakiDetroitDeadstock added Onebelo

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263 239
Red Pill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
joseph-cassar added Red Pill

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255 235
D.o.p.e. Boyz is listed (or ranked) 45 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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227 206
Ayyodinero is listed (or ranked) 46 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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251 235
Brandon Smith is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Sightzmuzic added Brandon Smith

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211 193
Grind Or Die Starving is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
Grind Or Die Starving added Grind Or Die Starving

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219 204
Eastside Villainz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
NickWhite added Eastside Villainz Hip-Hop

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247 239
Mason "Napalm" Wade is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Rappers
mason-wade added Mason "Napalm" Wade Has songs with Rick Ross, Young Bleed, Lil' Flip, The Dayton Family, MC. Shy D, Mr.Serv-On, Big Herk, Winzell Kelly of the Dramatics, Floyd Brother Slide Miller of Dayton's Own Slave and more!