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The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked  

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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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NF is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Royce da 5'9
Ryan Daniel Montgomery, better known by his stage name Royce da 5'9", is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. He is best known for his longtime association with Eminem as well as his ...more
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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. Big Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam Recordings in 2008, ...more
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Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Aaron Dontez Yates, better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is an American rapper. In 1999, Yates and Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. He has sold over two million albums ...more
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Hopsin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California. In 2007, he was signed to Ruthless Records, ...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 is a British-born American hip hop artist best known for his "super villain" stage persona and unique lyrics. Daniel Dumile has taken on several stage names in his ...more
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Rico Nasty is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Black Thought is listed (or ranked) 9 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) 10 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Michael Wayne Atha, better known as Yelawolf, is an American hip hop recording artist from Gadsden, Alabama. He is currently signed to Shady Records, Interscope Records, and has since founded ...more
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Stefflon Don is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Beanie Sigel is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Dwight E. Grant, better known by his stage name Beanie Sigel, is an American rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a former member/artist of Dame Dash Music Group and Roc-A-Fella Records ...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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KRS-One is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Lawrence Krisna Parker, better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York City, New York. KRS-One rose to prominence as ...more
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AZ is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Anthony Cruz, better known by his stage name AZ, is an American rapper. Born in Brooklyn, NY. He is known for being a longtime and frequent rhyme partner of Nas, and also a member of hip-hop ...more
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Kevin Abstract is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Kamaiyah is listed (or ranked) 17 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.
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Trae tha Truth is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Frazier Othel Thompson III (born July 3, 1980), better known by his stage name Trae tha Truth or simply Trae, is an American hip hop recording artist from Houston, Texas. Apart from his solo ...more
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Masta Ace is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Duval Clear, known better by his stage name Masta Ace, is an American rapper from Brownsville, Brooklyn. He appeared on the classic 1988 Juice Crew posse cut "The Symphony". He is ...more
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Jean Grae is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Jean Grae, formerly known as What? What?, is an American hip hop recording artist from Brooklyn, New York City. She rose to prominence in the underground hip hop scene in New York City and has ...more
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Apathy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Chad Bromley, better known by his stage name Apathy, is an underground rapper and producer from Willimantic, Connecticut, US. He is the unofficial leader of hip hop supergroup Demigodz, and a ...more
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HappyBirthdayCalvin is listed (or ranked) 22 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.

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Supa Bwe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Frederick S. Burton (born October 4, 1989), known professionally as Supa Bwe, is an American hip hop recording artist, producer, and audio engineer from the West Side of Chicago, Illinois. He ...more
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K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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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Blu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Johnson Barnes, better known by his stage name Blu, is an American West Coast rapper and producer from Los Angeles, California. Following the major success of his 2007 debut album, Below the ...more