Top Ten Underground Rappers of 2013

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The Top Ten

Kendrick Lamar
He isn't undergroud, he doesn't suck like most mainstream, but he isn't underground. Just like Eminem, ice cube, snoop dogg, and nas aren't underground, its mainstream but the rare good kind. In my opinion, the best rappers are mainstream they are just rare. There are some underground rappers that are good, like Big KRIT, tech9 etc. but I've never seen an underground rapper as passionate as tupac, as unique as snoop dogg (the old snoop dogg), or as crazy as Eminem. by the way Big KRIT is the best underground rapper of 2013
The future of rap. I expect a lot of great things in the future from uncle Kendrick.

I never seen someone more passionate since 2pac

After hearing Knock Madness, I'm not afraid to say that Hopsin is the best out there right now. The only reason why he's not bigger is because of his unique style, it's too dark for the mainstream. I love how he's self made (Writes his own music, produces his own music, directs his own videos, and owns his record company) and how confident he is. Confident enough to call out all the biggest names (Kendrick, Kanye, Tyler, Wayne, Rick Ross, and even Obama).

If you haven't heard Hopsin yet, really pay attention to his lyrics and give him a chance.
Ill Mind 6 really got me thinking.
Hopsin deserves to be #1, he's much better then everyone on this whole list.
[Newest]Best underground rapper ever

3A$AP Rocky
Even though his hit F***** Problem went mainstream. Overall he has achieved more underground success. I recommend the songs Peso and Goldie.


4Tyler, The Creator
He has his own unique style that really makes him great. He's not only a funny rapper, but also has a great use of play on words. Domo23 and She feat Frank Ocean are great songs check them out

I love him. Not only his music is great but he's also a really funny guy.
Tyler is going to shake the rap game for a minuete but doesn't mean he wont do al lot of damage

5Joe Budden
The singer from the rap group Slaughterhouse. Put out a album called No Love Lost. I love that album and is one of my favorite rap albums. He has a good flow and a good voice, which you don't see in most rappers. I recommend the songs NBA, She Don't Put It Down Like You, and Last Day

He will SLAUGHTER you in the HOUSE!

6Big K.R.I.T.
One of my favorite if not favorite underground rapper. His flow is unbelievable and he has some of the best lyrics I've ever heard in my life. I recommend the songs, Boobie Miles, American Rapstar, Bigger Picture and REM.

When I first heard big krit. I just was in awe at 1 train. Then I started listeing to him more and more
Lyrical god! And doesn't change for mainstream

7Kid Ink
He has a unique style and I love the choruses of all his songs. He always has good collaborations and always leaves you wanting more. I recommend I Just Want It All, Hell and Back, Bonus Track and Take Over The World.

Great combination of great hooks, nasty beats, & some clever rhymes! Can't wait to see him in concert
Kid ink has the metaphors like lil Wayne but is very truthful

8Tech N9ne
Delivers innovative, fast, and great flows. Surprised he's not number 1
Amazing rapper, fast but not too fast.
The best rapper alive
[Newest]Tech N9ne=real hip hop

9Gilbere Forte
He has great background music for a underground rapper. His flow is amazing and he always has me wanting to listen for more. I recommend Nolita and Pray.

Swizle has an amazing voice!

The Contenders

11Jarren Benton

12Chief Keef
He is one of the most talked about underground rappers right now. I'm not the biggest fan of him, but I do like the song Don't Like by him and Love Sosa. One thing is for sure once you listen to Chief Keef, you'll never forget him.

13Machine Gun Kelly
Lace Up! MGK is definitely top 10 he needs more recognition. He is lyrically the best out there. No one can throw a show like him
His voice is amazing, rapping to fast and lyrics are awesome...
Mgk has a lyrical flow like number 1 else

14Arsha Michaels

15Sagopa Kajmer

Isn't really underground, but is not heard of much either. He has a great voice and really makes choruses of rap songs great. Check him out!

17Aaron Tyzin

18P Money
One of the fastest rappers I have heard!
Amazing Rapper, Loved MAD!

19Dizzy Wright
Nothing to really say but that he's great.

20Meek Mill
Meek mill should be in the top
Meek mill is great rapper!
Should of been top 10
[Newest]Meek mill all day

21Joey Badass
Amazing lyrics to his raps. Has a great flow.
How is this guy not number one listen to longlivesteelo survival tactics anything by him is strait fire waves unorthodox enter the void!

22A$AP Ferg
Had a good song Work, which I liked a lot and has had some good collaborations

23Earl Sweatshirt
Young! Unreal! Dark! Amazing flow

24Brother Ali
Has a message to every song.

The industry sleeping on him he is top 10 without even trying

26Danny Brown
His album "old" was on many lists for album of 2013. Danny Brown has an insanely unique voice and raps between a mixture of fun and real lyrics. Recommend the songs "25 bucks" and "Grown up" to anyone.


Lyrical genius, he will be the next bigger rapper. A very real rapper who is humble and puts the fans first
He just signed with Young money records and his flow go hard!

29Pusha T
Pusha t is awesome wit an amzing flow. Go check "sweet serenade"

30Chidlish Gambino
He has not been noticed enough, his new album will be good thougt

This guy is the living sinatra

Twist it and light it

33Xavier Wulf

34Meco Nace



37Brotha Lynch Hung
Besides Lynch, C-BO, WC there has been not many hood cats puttin it down any more. That is what rap is about, telling it like it is. None of these fake wannabee's these days can touch them, but that's what we have at the top of the list unfortunately, Allot of industry suckers not deserving of any repect. For skill on rap they do but not for street, and street is everything.

Has a solid flow top 15 for sure

39R.A. The Rugged Man


41Aesop Rock

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