Top Ten Most Underrated Rappers

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21LudacrisChristopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor.

He is the most underrated rapper! He easily top 5 rapper

He is a great rapper best flow, Hear his latest album Burning bridges, real meaning there!

How is this dude so low on the? I mean Luda, Nelly and Ja Rule are too underrated! They deserve to be called legends! I voted for Luda, because he gets the least credit out the three!

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22Andre 3000André Lauren Benjamin, known by his stage name André 3000, is half of the hip-hop duo OutKast. He is widely considered to be the better half of the duo, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest rappers of all time.

Andre 3000 has consistently brought incredible lyricism twisted tandem to impressive narratives throughout his lengthy career. He has influenced almost everyone in the industry, and is still producing great music to this day.

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23DrakeAubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

When Rakim lost his first rhyme book, back in the 80s- and if Drake picked it up, and started spitting the contents, Drake still would be a ghostwriter using, singing mother. He doesn't even rap.

True he's hated cause he's canadian

He is a great rapper but is underrated because he is Canadian and can sing

What does being Canadian have to do with anything? And what does being a good singer have to do with being a good rapper? - TheLister

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24Mike ShinodaMichael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.

I think he is the most underrated one because he always gives message. That is unfair

Mike Rocks! Come on VOTE HIM UP! Such great flow and nice voice and also his raps are meaningful and great for our hearts...

He is box being a band vocalist that's why.. He is a good rapper and lyricist. Linkin Park and Fort Minor songs can prove that.

One of the best. His flow is good and also the lyrics

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25MacklemoreBen Haggerty, known by his stage name Macklemore and formerly Professor Macklemore, is an American singer and songwriter from Seattle, Washington.

Macklemore's music is amazing, and talks much about his experiences with codeine and how it almost ruined his life. Almost all of it is inspirational, but those songs that are are barely known by anyone. Just because he made Thrift Shop doesn't mean his other music isn't outstanding.

He also made all of his music independently, which is awesome

Anyone who thinks Macklemore is just thrift shopping and swearing he is not, you might know the new macklemore who is partnered with Ryan Lewis, but I would much rather listen to the older stuff, like stuff off the Unplanned Mixtape, stuff like otherside that isn't noticed as awesome, macklemore is one of my favorites, I am proud he took the time to be great because the greats weren't great because at birth they could paint, the greats were great because they paint a lot. Macklemore went to HS for a year, at Ferris which is in my town, he spent time in The town, seattle, and he should keep doing what he does.

I don't get why people hate macklemore, he raps from a different point of view than most other mainstream rappers. and is still indie. thrift shop is a funny song talking about the ridiculous of all those overpriced cloths mainstream rappers wear. just listen to the heist in full and listen to what he is talking about. he proves that you don't need to be from the ghetto to talk about real issues.

Macklemore is amazing and anybody who says he is not is mental

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26Big SeanSean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan.

This dude is great? How is he even here?

Truly underrated. The man knows to make hell with wordplay. He nearly has them in, say about one in every two lines. his recent album dark sky paradise has even shown his incredible potential as a lyricist. Shown as a rapper only capable of swagger by people who only heard few of his song. listen to his verse on detroit vs. everybody...proves my point. don't sleep on the sean don. He is only one of the few that can qualify as true artists. to me he is right below kendrick lamar and j. cole along with a$ap rocky, and so much better than the likes of drake.

27Logic

He's am amazing rapper with an amazing album. He's most underrated Because people don't like white rappers but his words a really moving and have meaning.

Logic is a pure legend with the best flow and the best songs

Logic Deserves to be in the top ten of this list, he is so good, yet underrated.
His flow never stutters and his lyricism is superb.

Just Amazing. Period.

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29Childish Gambino

Very unique and great rap and music artist

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30Tupac ShakurTupac Amaru Shakur, also known as 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor born on June 16, 1971 in East Harlem, New York. Tupac sold over 75 million records worldwide and has been referred to in multiple major publications such as Rolling Stone as one of the greatest music artists of all time. 2Pac was ...read more.

What the hell is he doing on this list is he is considers the best rapper of all time

Should not be here. People need to understand that underrated does not mean good and overrated does not mean bad. Probably overrated, because people take his compassionate image as rapping skill. He definitely has skill, one of the most skilled ever, but "changes" has a good message. That's the only reason why it is so praised. If future did it it would be praised. He has much better songs. - Themusicman

2pac is the best rapper I've ever heard
He was rapping for people and was shot because of that
We all should support him
The ones who don't vote for him probably haven't heard any of his songs like changes, ghetto gospel and me against the world
Everyone vote for him!

He is good but he's actually one of the most OVERRATED rappers - venomouskillingmachine

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31Machine Gun KellyGeorge Francis Barnes Jr., better known as "Machine Gun Kelly", was an American gangster from Memphis, Tennessee, during the prohibition era.

Yeah, if you look deeper than songs like Wild Boy, and listen to songs like Edge Of Destruction, Dark Side Of The Moon, or even End Of The Road, he has great story telling ability, and deep lyricism that is highly looked over.

Give him a chance he has some deep songs very good lyrics

Even though I didn't vote for him, he is a very close second place. Listen to Invincible, and you'll know what I mean. - ChickenKing

Basically a god

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32Twisted Insane

Really an amazing artist.

He is one of my favorite artists. He is also very talented.

33Canibus

Man this guy was the only one to destroy Eminem lyrically and LL Cool J and now his going after Royce the 5'9
Man this guy is crazy,
he is like a walking vocab that has been written by Shakespeare
Just listen to
Second Round K. O (LL Diss)
Joey Budden vs Cupcakes (Royce and Joey Diss)
or 100 Bars

He never made it because his production wasn't that good because he had wack beats
BUT DJ Premiere has helped him on some songs.
He has barely any fans unlike Stan fans that say Canibus is Can-I-Bitch.
99% of LL fans wear high heels...

I listen to his music each and every day and I go like DAMN why is he not getting the recognition. I am born and bread in Ghana.

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34Obie TriceObie Trice is an American rapper and songwriter. He is most known for his time spent signed to Shady Records.

Why is this man so underrated? Nobody seems to know about how solid of an artist he is. His tracks had sick Dre production with strong lyrics and great features. If anyone gave him the minute he deserves, he'd be one of the legends of rap. He is SERIOUSLY underrated. I just don't get why.

Guys got a sick flow, awesome lyrics, cool rhyme scheme, great production, and in his earlier albums a great team with him. I love em and PAC but they're not underrated at all.

Amazing rapper 2 underrated if know he would be a legend

Dope as rapper, goes hard and is way underrated

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35Z-Ro

He would literally kill anyone, he's the most intimidating rapper from houston.

to me he is one of the most realist rappers left point blank should be the #1 most underrated rapper ever

Z-ro go harder than anyone on here and a list without K-RINO is flawed from the start!

Best rapper out right now!

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36T.I.Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., better known by his stage names T.I. and Tip, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Atlanta, Georgia.

Definitely a top ten rapper of all time but is often forgotten during those discussions.

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37Joe Budden

Love Joe Budden

Devil in my Room is great and he goes HAM on Monsters in my Head

If I could I vote every Shady 2.0 members as underrated (except Eminem of course people hail him as one of the G.O.A.T.) but I need to give it to Joe. He makes pens bleed and even though he's not the most consistent rapper with multisyllable rhymes he gave the best dark feeling in his music. I have only listened to SlaughterMouse(because of it is his Stan record) from his album All Love Lost and it really made me knock my head against the wall

38T-Rock

This is seriously one of the most talented rappers today. 2 bad hasn't gone big yet. He'll probably need to sign to a huge ass mainstream label to get his cred.

Rock is the epitome of a street lyricist! He never gets the cred he deserves

Best rapper out the south, a damn shame more people don't know bout him. - Real_1985

Area 51 on the map

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39DJ Quik

Can't sleep on the guy who made one of the best diss tracks of all time. He produced all of his songs and produced albums for 2nd II None, Suga Free, Hi C, and more. Never forget Quik.

The best dj and rapper of all time

40Big K.R.I.T.Justin Scott, better known by his stage name Big K.R.I.T., is an American rapper and record producer from Meridian, Mississippi.

He is slept on so hard by everyone. He will get his shine eventually.

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