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The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked  

Coley Reed
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List Rules Vote up the current rappers you think deserve more recognition.

Rappers like Drake, Lil Nas X, and Post Malone have spent plenty of time dominating the charts. But what about all the underrated rappers killing it in the shadows?

They might not have the spotlight, but that doesn’t mean underrated hip hop artists like Rico Nasty, AZ, and Stefflon Don aren’t worthy of praise for releasing fire albums and song collaborations, as well as heading out on worldwide tours.

Other underrated 2019 rappers include Supa bwe, NF, and Hopsin. 

Who do you think are the most underrated rappers of 2019? Vote up the best underrated rappers on this list, and if we missed any of your favorite hip hop talents, don’t forget to add them! 

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Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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Gary Maurice "Joyner" Lucas, Jr. (born August 17, 1988) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, poet, and actor from Worcester, Massachusetts. Lucas gained ...more
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NF is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Nathan John Feuerstein (born March 30, 1991), known by his stage name NF, is an American rapper, artist and songwriter, who has charted in both the Christian hip hop and mainstream hip hop ...more
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Royce da 5'9
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Ryan Daniel Montgomery (born July 5, 1977), better known by his stage name Royce da 5'9", is an American rapper and songwriter. He is best known for his longtime association with Eminem as ...more
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Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Aaron Dontez Yates (born November 8, 1971), better known by his stage name Tech N9ne (pronounced "tech nine"), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, and ...more
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Hopsin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Marcus Jamal Hopson (born July 18, 1985), known professionally as Hopsin, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director and actor from Los Angeles, California. ...more
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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean, (stylized as BIG SEAN), is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD ...more
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MF Doom is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Daniel Dumile (born 1971), better known by his stage name MF Doom (stylized in all caps), is a US-based English rapper, songwriter, and record producer from Long Island, New York. Best known for ...more
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Quando Rondo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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Tyquian Terrel Bowman (born March 23, 1999), better known as Quando Rondo, is an American rapper and singer from Savannah, Georgia who is currently signed to the Atlantic Records imprint, Never ...more
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Rico Nasty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly (born May 7, 1997), known professionally as Rico Nasty, is an American rapper and record producer. Originating her career from Maryland, Kelly and was exposed to rap ...more
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Lil Durk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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Durk Derrick Banks, better known by his stage name Lil Durk is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He is signed to the major record label Def Jam as well as French Montana's Coke Boys ...more
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Black Thought is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Tariq Luqmaan Trotter (born October 3, 1971), better known as Black Thought, is an American rapper and the lead MC of the Philadelphia-based hip hop group The Roots, as well as an occasional ...more
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Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Michael Wayne Atha (born December 30, 1979), better known by his stage name Yelawolf, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Born and raised in Gadsden, Alabama, Atha embarked on his ...more
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Doja Cat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Amala Zandile Dlamini (born October 21, 1995), known professionally as Doja Cat, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer currently based in Los Angeles. On August 10, ...more
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Kevin Abstract is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Ian Simpson (born July 16, 1996), better known by his stage name Kevin Abstract, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, and director. He is a founding member of the Brockhampton band. Simpson ...more
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AZ is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Anthony Cruz (born March 9, 1972), better known as AZ, is an American rapper born in Brooklyn, New York. He is known for being a longtime and frequent music partner of Nas, and also a member of ...more
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KRS-One is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Lawrence "Kris" Parker (born August 20, 1965), better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York. He rose to ...more
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Beanie Sigel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Beanie Sigel
Dwight Equan Grant (born March 6, 1974), better known by his stage name Beanie Sigel, is an American rapper and actor from South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He first became known for his ...more
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Trae tha Truth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Trae may refer to the following people Trae tha Truth (born 1980), American hip hop recording artist Trae Crowder (born 1986), American comedian Trae Elston (born 1994), American football safety ...more
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Stefflon Don is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Stephanie Victoria Allen (born 14 December 1991), better known by her stage name Stefflon Don, is an English rapper, singer and songwriter. She first appeared in the song "London" by ...more
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Masta Ace is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Duval Clear (born December 4, 1966), known better by his stage name Masta Ace, is an American rapper and record producer from Brownsville, Brooklyn. He appeared on the classic 1988 Juice Crew ...more
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Jean Grae is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Tsidi Ibrahim, November 26, 1976), known professionally as Jean Grae (formerly What? What?), is an American hip hop recording artist, emcee, producer, actress, and comedian from Brooklyn, New ...more
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Kamaiyah is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Kamaiyah Jamesha Johnson (born March 13, 1992) is an American rapper and singer from Oakland, California. She released her acclaimed debut mixtape A Good Night in the Ghetto in 2016 After ...more
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Apathy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Chad Bromley (born March 8, 1979), better known by his stage name Apathy (formerly "The Alien Tongue"), is a rapper and producer from Willimantic, Connecticut.His first major release ...more
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K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
K-Rino
Eric Kaiser, better known by his stage name K-Rino, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas. He founded the South Park Coalition, and John Nova Lomax of the Houston Press described him as ...more
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HappyBirthdayCalvin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
HappyBirthdayCalvin

HappyBirthdayCalvin is a 17-year-old Chicago rapper/producer who went from scribbling down his dreams word-for-word and penning poems in middle school to shining at ChiArts: Chicago High School of the Arts. While there, he began racking up countless streams on Soundcloud. In late 2018, he caught the attention of Peezy of At The Studio, an independent Chicago label and has since released two three-song EPs, No Friends 1 & 2.