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The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked

Updated April 11, 2020 9.4k votes 1.5k voters 17.2k views41 items

List RulesVote 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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    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 markets.  ...more
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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 widespread exposure and  ...more
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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 well as  ...more
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    Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam  ...more
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    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 his  ...more
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    Trish Best, known by her stage name Feloni, is an African-American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. Her coming out as lesbian was featured on MTV's LOGO documentary show Coming Out Stories.  ...more
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    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 entrepreneur. In  ...more
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    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. In  ...more
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    Kobe Bean Bryant (August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020) was an American professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career in the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the Los  ...more
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    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 actor.  ...more
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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 imprint.  ...more
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    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 prominence as  ...more
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    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 career  ...more
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    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 music  ...more
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    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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    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 association  ...more
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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 Broke  ...more
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    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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    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 posse  ...more
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    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 York  ...more
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    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  ...more
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    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 was his debut  ...more
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    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 American singer  ...more
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    Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini (born October 21, 1995), known professionally as Doja Cat, is an American singer, rapper and songwriter. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she began making and releasing  ...more
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    Johnson Barnes III (born April 15, 1983), better known by his stage name Blu, is an American West Coast rapper from Los Angeles, California. He is best known for his group Blu & Exile and their debut  ...more
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