Music The Best Midwestern Rappers  

Reference
22.3k votes 1.5k voters 20.8k views 78 items

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.

After you've voted for the best artists, share this on Facebook, Twitter and more to see what your friends think of the ranking. 

1
621 276
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Eminem Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

2
373 210
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
377 241
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Big Sean Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

4
323 199
Royce da 5'9
Royce da 5'9" Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

5
343 220
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Tech N9ne Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

6
362 238
Twista is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Twista Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

7
336 217
Proof is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Proof Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

8
359 247
Common is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Common Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

9
352 242
Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Lupe Fiasco Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

10
326 222
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers

11
341 239
D12 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
D12 Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

12
314 220
Obie Trice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Obie Trice Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

13
263 181
Da Brat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Da Brat Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

14
321 234
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
MitchellBedows added Chance The Rapper Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

15
274 194
J Dilla is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
J Dilla Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

16
311 229
Bad Meets Evil is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Bad Meets Evil Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

17
425 333
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Kanye West Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

18
333 251
Kid Cudi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Kid Cudi New York City, New York, United States of America

19
276 199
Freddie Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Freddie Gibbs Gary, Indiana, United States of America

20
295 220
Atmosphere is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Atmosphere Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

21
304 231
Bizzy Bone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Bizzy Bone Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

22
33 2
Feloni is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Feloni Detroit Michigan, United States of America

23
250 182
Black Milk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Black Milk Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

24
192 128
G Herbo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added G Herbo Chicago, Illonoise United States of America

25
277 208
Brother Ali is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Brother Ali Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

26
254 189
Crucial Conflict is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Crucial Conflict Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

27
229 166
The Cool Kids is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers

28
253 190
Esham is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Esham Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

29
235 176
Chief Keef is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers

30
279 220
Nelly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Nelly St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

31
204 148
Guilty Simpson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Guilty Simpson Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

32
334 278
MGK is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
MGK Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

33
225 173
Bone Brothers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Bone Brothers Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

34
200 150
St. Lunatics is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
St. Lunatics St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

35
105 57
Tink is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Tink Chicago illonoise, United States of America

36
123 75
Chuck Inglish is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Chuck Inglish Chicago Illonoise, United States of America

37
207 161
Lil Durk is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
Lil Durk Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

38
154 111
Lil Bibby is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Lil Bibby Chicago Illonoise USA

39
156 116
Lil Reese is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Lil Reese Chicago Illonoise, United States of America

40
61 33
Prince Ea is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Prince Ea St. Louis Missouri , United States of America

41
46 31
Trick-Trick is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Trick-Trick Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

42
92 91
Boo & Gotti is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Boo & Gotti Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

43
21 9
Swifty McVay is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added MC Swift Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

44
143 164
Coo Coo Cal is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
deewayne added Coo Coo Cal Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

45
35 28
Layzie Bone is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Layzie Bone Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

46
34 27
Flesh-N-Bone is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Flesh-N-Bone Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

47
34 27
Krayzie Bone is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Krayzie Bone Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

48
34 27
Mac Lethal is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Mac Lethal Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

49
19 8
Kon Artis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Kon Artist Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

50
19 8
Kuniva is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Midwestern Rappers
1519704292721 added Kuniva Detroit, Michigan, United States of America