Rappers The Best Midwestern Rappers  

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List Rules Artists from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, or Wisconsin.

Midwest hip hop artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good midwest rappers includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top midwest hip hop bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Midwest hip hop groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all midwest hip hop bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest midwest hip hop bands of all time, since the most famous midwest hip hop artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best midwest rap music.

You can click on the midwest hip hop band names to see more information about that particular notable midwest hip hop group. If they're near the top of the best midwest hip hop artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top midwest hip hop bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the midwest rappers' names themselves.

Artists on this list include Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco. Make sure to rock the vote by upvoting the greatest artists on this list (according to you). Always vote for things like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony or The Cool Kids if you like them.

All important, significant and iconic names in midwest rap music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new midwest hip hop bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of midwest hip hop, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into midwest rap music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good midwest hip hop bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent midwest hip hop bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best midwest hip hop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest midwest 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 midwest hip hop bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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746 295
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

2
394 280
Proof is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

3
381 287
Royce da 5'9
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

4
446 293
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

5
390 336
D12 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

6
395 311
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

7
355 323
Bad Meets Evil is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

8
349 311
Obie Trice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

9
364 309
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers

10
554 385
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

11
82 82
Trick-Trick is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

12
60 55
Bizarre is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

13
58 52
Kuniva is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

14
56 53
Swifty McVay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

15
56 51
Kon Artis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

16
394 299
Twista is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

17
410 288
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

18
381 290
Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

19
55 55
Bugz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Detroit Michigan, United States of America

20
118 29
Feloni is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Detroit Michigan, United States of America

21
68 79
Dej Loaf is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Detroit Michigan, United States of America

22
385 294
Common is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

23
154 189
B.o.B is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
MasonClark added Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

24
362 272
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
MitchellBedows added Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

25
287 207
Da Brat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

26
368 280
Kid Cudi is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
New York City, New York, United States of America

27
319 243
Nelly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

28
320 273
Bizzy Bone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

29
288 241
Freddie Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Gary, Indiana, United States of America

30
308 262
Atmosphere is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

31
208 163
G Herbo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Chicago, Illonoise United States of America

32
301 213
J Dilla is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

33
290 249
Brother Ali is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

34
263 223
Esham is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

35
238 200
The Cool Kids is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers

36
248 212
Chief Keef is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers

37
234 202
Bone Brothers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

38
362 344
Machine Gun Kelly is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

39
118 82
Tink is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Chicago illonoise, United States of America

40
133 99
Chuck Inglish is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Chicago Illonoise, United States of America

41
167 136
Lil Bibby is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Chicago Illonoise USA

42
216 190
Lil Durk is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

43
168 142
Lil Reese is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Chicago Illonoise, United States of America

44
81 49
Prince Ea is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added St. Louis Missouri , United States of America

45
258 211
Black Milk is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

46
264 217
Crucial Conflict is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

47
214 170
Guilty Simpson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

48
212 170
St. Lunatics is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

49
55 37
Layzie Bone is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

50
55 38
Krayzie Bone is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America