Underrated Underground Rappers/ Rap Groups

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These Are the Rappers who deserve recognition for their lyrical powers.

The Top TenXW

1Immortal TechniqueFelipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru.

Yes he's considered underground, he isn't signed with any major record label, which goes to show how great he really is, to have become as popular and known as he is with out any mainstream advertisement

He's sweet but he's not underground anymore, unless underground is based on not having a major record deal.
Also Andre Nickatina is dope. - godzillaman

The underground king!
Dance with the devil,
The point of no return,
You never know,
Come on in my opinion one of the best to ever do it, and ya he's only known for two classics (Revolutionary vol. 1 & 2) but just remember biggie only had two albums!

This man got me into reading books

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2Tech N9ne ...read more.

This dude is the definition of underground, gets shunned by the industry just cause his raps are fast and beats are mainstream, tech is by far the greatest rapper alive

I think that tech n9ne should definitely be number 1 because he beats every body else he has the best flow, I think that hopsin should be number 2 and strange music should sign chris webby

Sample songs So Dope, He's a Mental Giant, Fragile, Strange, Pornographic and Rip Your Heart Out to know that tech n9ne is one of the most talented rappers of all time

Why does everyone hate this guy? - Jonerman

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3HopsinMarcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California.

Went from nothing to a busted record deal to making his own label with meaningful lyrics and a strange flow should be much much higher in this group

Dope rapper. I am a huge fan of Tyler though but I got mad respect for this dude. His ill minds are amazing and if he broke out of the underground scene he'd be huge. Just saying

Hopsin is the best rapper alive, listen to ill mind of hopsin 7 and you will know why he is

Great artist

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4R.A. The Rugged Man

Ok how is he not at number one? Immortal Technique is not underrated he is one of the most well known underground hip-hop artist out there.R.A. is a genius! His lyrics and delivery are on another level. Even biggie smalls said he is one of the greatest! Check him out you won't be disappointed

R.A. Is not only the best underground and underestimated rapper in the world he's in my top 10 of all time sitting comfortably along the likes of Rakim, Big and Pun. Legends Never Die became an instant classic and I highly recommend everyone cop an earful

No one has, or ever will have lyricism or a flow on the same level as R.A's. If you haven't heard him, do yourself a favour and listen. For years Immortal Technique was my number one, but after listening to R.A's album "Legends Never Die", he's my new favourite. I've listened to everyone on this list and I can honestly say The Rugged Man is on a completely different tier of dope.

Good delivery, crazy spectrum of flow and great story telling ability

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5M.U.R.S.

MURS is my favorite rapper well he's not the best I know it... I listen to all of the above mentioned rappers but MURS deserves to be at least in the top 5... MURS is better than your favorite rapper admit it!

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6MF DoomDaniel Dumile, also known as MF DOOM, is a British-born hip hop recording artist who spent most of his life in the United States.

This man is talented, his wordplay is sick. In my opinion he is the definition of underground.

Wordplay is Off the charts as well as his amazing ear for production

Jazzy, futuristic, insane beats, ill verses, and great flow!

He's definitely in my top 5 of rappers in general

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7Jedi Mind Tricks

He has a way to express his Feeling in his songs exaple[he makes you feel like step in my shoes

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8Vinnie Paz

This dude runs the underground for sure he got mad ryhmes and every skill a rapper needs

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9E-40Earl Stevens better known by his stage name E-40, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor from Vallejo, California.

Why is e40 on here he can't even rap they should have put spit gemz or Emilio Rojas real rap look up my dude mcfee

10Atmosphere

Slug is talented on many different levels. He is able to put his emotions into words in a way that nobody else can and he's consistent with his views.
Changed the way I looked at rap forever. Before I ever heard underground rap I had no idea that rap could be made by intelligent people.. ha :) SO THANKS YOU GUYS

All of their songs tells a story, it's not just mindless rapping, its real life experiences. something we can all relate to and is told in a beautiful way. Slug is a god.

Atmosphere implements the perfect combination of poetry, meaning, and entertainment value into every song. I'll admit his newer stuff is starting to turn mainstream, but everything from 97-2010 is spectacular. Slug is the epitome of what rap is meant to be

Atmosphere is lyrically amazing, more people have know about him!

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12Andre Nickatina

Stone Cold Killer from the Bay Area in San Fran. Killa Whale goes too hard.

If u ever heard his flows not neccessarily lyrical content he's the best hands down.

13Del Tha Funkee Homosapien

The rapper I grew up with. He's funny, creative, has great lyrics, beats, what's not to love?

Awesome rapper with a lot of creative ideas - maxican03

One of the greatest rappers of all time

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14Aesop Rock

It hurts to seem him so low he is the greatest lyricists in rap and has what is considered to have written a top 5 greatest underground album in labor days I hope he gets some more love

Ha how is is all the way at the bottom, he should be up there with immortal technique

This guy should be top five, he's one of the best lyricists all time in rap

Best lyricist in the game.

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15Twisted Insane

Twisted Insane is a Great Underground Rapper. His Chopper Style is Great. He Should be much Above on the List. Listen to his The Insane Asylum & The Last Demon Album & you will get to know how good he is.

Underrated because he also has his own label like tech n9ne with amazing artists

16Brother Ali

Possibly the most passionate of anyone on this list. You can tell he loves what he does

FOR REAL? You can't have atmosphere without brother ali?

Yeah you can because Brother Ali isn't apart of Atmosphere, his apart of Rhymesayers

17Eyedea

The most skilled rapper of all time. Also, he was the most genuine and his songs are felt by everyone from all walks of life. I've had his music on repeat for many years now and its never lost his edge. Never met the guy, but just through his music I felt like I lost someone close. It's sad that he's gone but I'm glad people are getting his name out there.

Plain an simple the best to ever do it. Don't believe it go watch Scribble Jam, and Blazing Battle (HBO Televised Competition). He won both competitions, he was so good he came back for all other Scribble Jams to judge and perform.
Correction he did not battle Eminem, however he did battle and beat Immortal Technique. Immortal Technique has talked about it himself go look it up. Position 23 common -_-

It's sad to see that so few people remember how unbelievably clever and talented this man was. He was one of the few truly intelligent rap-artists at the time and frankly a breath of fresh air.
Plus anybody who has defeated Eminem in a rap battle should get some recognition, right?

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19Strange Fruit Project

Strange Fruit Project is one of the most under rated group. Their "give an ear to these lyrics" takes me to a place where people are real and truly feeling one another, yet keeps me on my feet where reality is that the real only comes in two's and fews, giving me the ump I need to go thru.

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20CommonLonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., better known by his stage name Common, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, film producer and poet from Chicago, Illinois.

He is a lyrical master storyteller resurrection was a legendary album as well it was not the best of 94 but still the only albums better than it were 2 legendary albums that were hard to beat. they were biggie smalls at his best with ready to die and the best one was illmatic which is the best rap album ever

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