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

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333 161
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

3
331 171
TPB is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
deewayne added TPB Milwaukee, Wi. United States of America. @tpb262

4
314 185
Twista is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Twista Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

5
312 198
Common is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Common Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

6
300 203
Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Lupe Fiasco Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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153 78
G Herbo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added G Herbo Chicago, Illonoise United States of America

8
249 166
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Tech N9ne Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

9
232 155
Royce da 5'9
Royce da 5'9" Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

10
235 158
Freddie Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Freddie Gibbs Gary, Indiana, United States of America

11
238 161
J Dilla is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
J Dilla Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

12
210 138
Black Milk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Black Milk Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

13
283 207
Kid Cudi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Kid Cudi New York City, New York, United States of America

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266 192
Bizzy Bone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Bizzy Bone Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

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280 206
Machine Gun Kelly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Machine Gun Kelly Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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252 180
Atmosphere is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Atmosphere Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

17
225 155
Da Brat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Da Brat Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

18
249 178
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers

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217 148
Esham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Esham Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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236 166
Brother Ali is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Brother Ali Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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74 14
Tink is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Tink Chicago illonoise USA

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91 30
Chuck Inglish is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Chuck Inglish Chicago Illonoise USA

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275 203
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
MitchellBedows added Chance The Rapper Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

24
239 170
Obie Trice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Obie Trice Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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194 128
The Cool Kids is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers

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355 281
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Kanye West Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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172 108
Guilty Simpson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Guilty Simpson Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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252 184
Proof is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Proof Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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129 68
Lil Reese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Lil Reese Chicago Illonoise USA

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287 218
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Big Sean Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

31
172 110
St. Lunatics is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
St. Lunatics St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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197 135
Chief Keef is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers

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125 67
Lil Bibby is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Lil Bibby Chicago Illonoise USA

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258 197
D12 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
D12 Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

35
214 156
Crucial Conflict is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Crucial Conflict Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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193 136
Bone Brothers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Bone Brothers Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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241 183
Nelly is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Nelly St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

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175 121
Lil Durk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Lil Durk Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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237 187
Bad Meets Evil is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Bad Meets Evil Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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80 39
Boo & Gotti is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Boo & Gotti Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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77 64
Flex is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Flex added Flex 2007 - East St. Louis, Illinois, United States of America

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125 122
Coo Coo Cal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
deewayne added Coo Coo Cal Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

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Prince Ea is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Prince Ea St. Louis Missouri

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15 11
King Louie is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added King Louie Chicago Illonoise

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3 0
Krayzie Bone is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Krayzie Bone Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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3 0
Layzie Bone is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Layzie Bone Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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3 0
Wi$h Bone is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Wi$h Bone Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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3 0
Flesh-N-Bone is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Flesh-N-Bone Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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44 100
Midwest Mason is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
AvraMitra added Midwest Mason

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77 169
B.o.B is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
MasonClark added B.o.B Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America