Top Ten Most Underrated RappersChris-1
The Top Ten
This man is incredibly underrated. Just because he's not mainstream and doesn't have songs on the radio does not take away from this emcees art. He is probably the most revolutionary rapper since 2pac and doesn't get nearly the respect in hip-hop that he deserves. He is not flashing his money and running around in nice cars, instead he helps people suffering all over the world, and teaches them through his lyrics. Regardless of what people may say, he is one of the greatest rappers of all time! - CrossRoad
Amazing that he isn't as well known as he should be! Oh and why are tupac and eminem on this list?!?! They win everything they're in how are they underrated at all?
THANK YOU! I love to see people giving Immortal Technique respect on here. Been a huge fan for a long time. He is not only the most underrated but simply the greatest rapper of all time. - dude5600
This guy just amazingV 22 Comments
Royce never got the props despite the sickest flow
It's so basic to say 5'9 is Eminem pt. 2. "He comes from Detroit, has a sick flow, and hilarious wit and vulgarity." But honestly being compared to Eminem and not getting the respect for it is why he's underrated. This guy is a beast on the mic, and he carries a chip on his shoulder for being in Eminem's shadow for almost 20 years. His solo work is incredible, especially when he collaborates with DJ Premier's beats. In my opinion, Bad Meets Evil is one of the most lethal rap duos. Easily in the same breath as Outkast, Meth+Red, Mobb Deep, Run the Jewels, you name it. And its not because Em is dragging 5'9 along.
Nah nah nah Royce is definitely the most Underrated rapper. Royce is the only one who can keep up with em's lyricism. His flow is sick, sick lyrics good message him and immortal technique are the definition of underrated.
Don't even get me started. I have listened to all of his albums front to back, and have fell in love with his free-flowing, complex, well-crafted verses and flow. He has collaborated with so many great rappers, Eminem, Redman, Big Sean, and Tech N9ne, just to name a few. He has earned the respect of so many rappers. He is also a part of Slaughterhouse and Phryme, and has many tracks produced by DJ Premier himself. Also, he turned down a $250,000 and unlimited beats with Dre for $1,000,000 with Tommy boy in 1998, when he was in his early twenties. I am not saying that was a good or bad idea, but he was offered both of those contracts before 25 years.V 22 Comments
Absolutely ridiculous flow and wordplay. He is unmatched when it comes to rhyming and can jump on ANY beat and smash it. Truly one of the best and has never earned recognition for it. if you need proof, one song will do it... "the format"... enough said
Really? Eminem isn't underrated at all. Every YouTube video you see Eminem is the greatest! Or my top five best rappers of all time are 1. Eminem 2. Slim shady 3. Marshall mathers 4. That white kid from detroit 5. Eminem! AZ is by far the most underrated. He's never put out anything less than a great album, and he has more multi syllabic rhymes than Nas, who he collabs with a lot. By the way, 2Pac and Biggie aren't underrated either.
AZ is the most underrated, he's up with my favorite rappers like nas pac and andre, idk how he isn't heard by everybody
Like the guy from pokemon x and y - YoshersSeanV 11 Comments
Probebely the realest and best rapper in the game today his flow is great and his songs tell good stories he also has some of the best lyrics in rap
Hopsin speaks the truth and is one of the few "good guy" rappers, he discourages drug use and his voice and flow is incredible. I especially like the way he switches up his accent and speed.
He can actually right and rapper about meaningful things unlike most of today's mainstream rap he's a lyricist and a true mc unlike that poser lil wayne
I like he's dickV 25 Comments
Great freestyle rapper and great flow.
If he was still alive today he would be one if the greatest rappers of all time. - thug4life
I know his entire career was a huge "What if?" but with his freestyles,creative storytelling and wordplay he was bound to be the greatest or one of the greatest. - Chris-1
Great freestyler, bet punch lines, and damn good flow. Gone too soon.
Definitely one of the best ever! Better than Jay Z go look op Big L & Jay Z 10 minutes freestyleV 26 Comments
Look up his music on YouTube, and keep listening to song after song you'll soon discover hit after hit, not just one or two like most rappers, a half dozen like good ones, he produces hit after hit, his albums are solidly filled with must play after must play, go out onto YouTube right now type in tech n9ne and listen to his music, and keep digging you'll be surprised you haven't heard about him sooner.
Tech's background is what makes him my favorite underrated rapper. It's an even bigger mystery to me on why his best songs are unheard of. There is way more than meets the eye with this rapper and with his diverse variety will leave you no choice but to put one of his tracks on repeat
He should be near the top of all-time rappers list, but because he's not a sellout his name recognition is limited. Most people if they've heard of him have only listened to "Am I a Psycho" because it features B.O. B and Hopsin, which is a shame. His flow is as amazing as it gets and no one spits iller. "Einstein", "Planet Rock 2000", "Worldwide Choppers", "Caribou Lou", "Am I a Psycho", "Technicians", "Let's Go"
Amazing flow, delivery, and lyrics definitely top 3 best current rappersV 11 Comments
really people he gets no respect probably the most powerful mc of all time and ask around to your hip hop buddies they say lil wayne and soulja boy are good... ask them to name one song by KRS, Rakim, or Talib Kweli... rap has lost its roots
KRS-One is one of the greatest of all-time. He should be competing on that list rather. I don't think he's underrated, but considering that today's generation don't appreciate talent, I can see a case for him being underrated today
Damn. I feel bad to see KRS so high in this top ten and to vote for him. It's sad how the Teacha himself is one of the most underrated rappers of all time (well, I voted for him: in my humble opinion the most underrated). Besides the fact that his delivery is unique and all the other technical skills he has... this guy could teach any other rapper how to improve in hip hop culture as an MC... and people don't even know one of his songs!
He's not underrated at all. Every single rapper in hip hop who actually raps knows who he is and respects him - venomouskillingmachine
This guy is really underrated. He is one of my favorite rappers. -TheCoolGuy1V 4 Comments
He is the Original Slumerican Shitizen and deserves to be the most famous on YouTube he only has 373.286 subscribers (around the population of Iceland) if you don't know who he is just listen to his newest album Love Story and if you have the time maybe also listen to Trunk Muzik 0-60 and Trunk Muzik Returns and don't forget Radioactive
How is Eminem and 2pac on this? They're both considered rap gods.
Lyrically one of the slickest rappers in the game and can change flows with ease, not to mention his creativity and artistry in his songs. He can go just as fast as anyone but still maintains proper lyricism and is one of the best story tellers
Yelawolf is just as rated as he needs to be. - Cheese567V 9 Comments
MF Doom is a lyrical genius who deserves to be #1. His tracks are far more advanced and well thought out than any track made by any of these guys. Between his sick beats and his lyrics he is ultimately the greatest rapper to ever grace this planet. And how the hell are the notorious B.I.G. and Tupac underrated, they shouldn't even be on this list. MF Doom beats all
Strange list, a lot of very good underrated rappers, mf, krs one, Joel Ortiz etc. I went for mf doom as he's the one rapper that my friends had never heard of. A lot of rappers good who are definitely not underrated, nas, biggie. But some hugely overrated rappers, Eminem is pretty average, mac miller, Asher Roth? What laugh out loud
MF DOOM is a lot better than some of the people above him here, he has a very in-depth flow and the way he has created his villainous character is amazing. With production value and lyrical capabilities I don't see how he is not a lot higher on this list.
Have you even heard of madvillain? - hiphopgodV 9 Comments
Why is he in here? His music is the best! People have no more good taste in hip hop anymore...
Dude destroys the mic
Jesus piece is top 10 albums of all time
One of the top California rapper in my booksV 5 Comments
He was really popular in the 2000s but a lot of people forgot about him and he's 400 in the best rappers list on this site. Even though that list sucks - venomouskillingmachine
Incredible flow - Not_A_Weeaboo
Cudi is definitely one of the top rappers over the last couple years. Soundtrack 2 My Life, The Prayer, and The Pursuit of Happiness are such heavy and deep songs. Definitely should be up with Immortal Technique on this list
The Pursuit of Happiness man
Much better than Eminem - 445956
Whatever popularity this guy had he lost after SB2H
Lyrically Mac Miller is a genius and has a flow that you can just sit back and relax to. Most of the rappers that are mentioned on this list ahead of him are not "underrated" in the slightest, in fact, a lot of them are some of the biggest commercial artists out there. Mac Miller is an amazing artist that isn't very well known but has an immense amount of talent that is still revealing itself and I think one day people will see. Thumbs up!
Listen to songs like "The Star Room" or "Diablo" or even "I Am Who Am". It really shows off how lyrical he really is and how complex he can be with his lyrics.
Are you kidding me? Eminem? Sure he WAS amazing back in the day (1999-2003), but now he's 43 and is no where near as good as he used to be. Mac Miller on the other hand is amazing right now! Go listen to the Faces mixtape, Watching Movies With The Sound Off, and GO:OD AM. So underrated.
HE SI TOO GOOD FOR ARIANA GRANDE, WHO SHOULD BE JAILED FOR DISRESPECTING POSITIVE OPINIONS ON THE CAB! >:( - The Ultimate Daredevil, who pushes the limitV 6 Comments
He's the greatest but I really don't think he supposed to be on this list he's not underrated at all, I guess maybe because he's white
Eminem sells millions of records, he's one of the most famous and loved rappers ever, and his millions of fans worship him. HOW IS HE UNDERRATED?
Eminem is the 1. Person who should not be on this list, he is no were near as good as he used to be, very overrated now, he needs to go back to slim again
Overrated if you ask me - hiphopgodV 53 Comments
I wouldn't call Nas underrated. He is praised and known by pretty much everyone in the hip hop community. Get him off this list. Nas is not underrated at all.
Best rapper of all time in my opinion. I know he's considered top4 but I think he's underrated because if he was dead he'd be in the same conversation as Biggie/Pac.
King of hip-hop, shouldn't even be named in the same sentence as. Eminem.
Just because they're your favorite artist does not make them underrated - hiphopgodV 9 Comments
He never got what he deserved, and his killed every song in NWA and after NWA, this web site never makes any sense, tupac as underrated? Come on notorious as underrated? He only make 2 albums and is the number 2 most famous rapper, look at the reality
Was one of the best parts of the NWA, probably say him and Cube were the best. Demolished every track he was on. - hiphopgod
Great emcee but constantly overlooked and he is so underrated.
If Ice Cube and Eazy E could have successful careers then MC Ren should've too. He had some damn good verses when he was in N.W.A.V 8 Comments
This guy knows how to may you think and is so articulate. His voice goes so well with all of the sounds the roots create. Black thought is overlooked because he is the rapper from the roots, but he could go solo easily and still be great.
One of the best
Overshadowed by the great skills of? uestlove and by the speed of which he raps (not fast per se but rather at a pace that can go by you when your not paying attention). If you listen closely you realize Black Thought might belong in your top ten rappers list.
Not classic hip hop per se, but shows his skills and personalityV 1 Comment
Not underrated. 7 million subs on YouTube. But I don't really hear many stories about him. - Antwon
I'm confused...he is both on overrated and underrated list
He is straight up crap so no - B0S5J4M3S
He really is underrated rapper.V 1 Comment
Easily one of the most underrated rappers, he is so fast and has a really nice flow, should be in the top 10 along with Yelawolf and Ludacris, one of the most talented rappers in my opinion
This guy should be number one has one of the best flows to ever hit the rap game and he's rhymes are amazing he's even underrated on this list - donovanthorn
Why is he under biggie tupac and eminem on an UNDErrated LIST!
Now. This name deserves to be top five along with royceV 3 Comments
Way better than what's topping the charts today...
Pun had the lyrics man!
Top 5 all time emcee. How he is so low on this list is beyond me. These lists are a joke.
Best latino rapper ever. Nobody is near this guy except my guy JOELL ORTIZ
Big pun and every other legendary dead rapper eg. pac, biggie, big l hearing about terrible new school
"Permission to say oh cock".
How is slim number 4? He is good but in no way underrated. K-Rino is a beast flow, lyrics, everything. Listen to any one of his songs.
The greatest ever? Probably
K-Rino by far outshines most other H-Town rappers. He should be in top 50 for sure.
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.
One of the all time greats, the man has been putting out amazing lyrical content and meaningful music for a long time.
He has no skills.
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.
He is so underrated but he is an amazing rapper, In fact he is my favourite rapper of all time!
Everyone says he just says how he's biracial but he says so much more - Jon8201
He’s got a medsage and his skits get me weak. Like in Halelujah when God(Neil Degras Tyson) and some dude talk after the guy dies he’s like, well I don’t see no pitch forks little red people running around, it ain't to hit up un here so my guess is this ain't hell eitherV 11 Comments
Crooked I is a lyrical genius who is always on point with his song. He doesn't rap about dumb s*** like most rappers like lil Wayne. In my mind he is the one of the greatest and Slaughterhouse is the greatest rap group of all time along side Bone Thugs -n- Harmony.
Just listen to his EPs and Mixtapes, best west coast breather after all the gangstas (Game etc) fell of
Lyrical genius. Sadly underratedV 1 Comment
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
Deep asfV 5 Comments
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
Very underrated, Eminem shouldn't even be on the list. - DaWyteNightV 2 Comments
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!V 5 Comments
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.
More overrated than underrated. He's good, but has never released a solo album. - RnBLover
Not underrated - KrazzyMadd
He's overrated - DolanDuck1
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.
Drake is garbage
Ok now this site lost there mind.V 4 Comments
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.
Very unique and great rap and music artist
Deserves a lot more cred than he gets
Should be in the top 2 with Tech N9ne.
Love himV 3 Comments
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.
I don't like how someone said he made his music independently because he worked with Ryan Lewis,also Thrift Shop is great. So many people hate his music he's underrated - TopTenListmakerV 11 Comments
I think he is the most underrated one because he always gives message. That is unfair
Very intelligent, thought-provoking lyrics and a great style and delivery (keep in mind, this is coming from someone who was never a big rap fan). Really should be higher. I loved his album The Rising Tied.
Mike and Eminem rule. - Yoshinaruto
He is a legend! how is he so underrated?!V 12 Comments
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!
More like overrated - DaWyteNight
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!V 1 Comment
One of hip hop's best storytellers - Jon8201
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
If anything overrated means good and "underrated" means bad if you think about it if someone's underrated that means people don't really like him enough if someone was overrated that means people like him a little bit too much. - Eminemfan1717
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!
Underrated does not mean good. - Eminemfan1717V 11 Comments
Liquid Swords was a golden album. Definitely one of the best hip-hop albums of all time. RZA's beats plus the Wu-Tang's flow. Greatness.V 1 Comment
This man is on fire
Wut the hell is NF doing in 39th place?!
Seriously, wut the hell? CHANGE THIS NOOOW OR I'LL SUE THIS LIST!
His flow is off the chain and he has amazing, witty lyrics that will make you laugh and think "I love how he said that! " - RnBLover
Should be much higher, most of these rappers aren't underrated, how is Eminem even here! - DaWyteNight
Definitely a top ten rapper of all time but is often forgotten during those discussions.
He used to be an ok rapper,but now he is garbage
T.I. is the realest MC ever and he's got the rap vibe man..
Listen - What you know
Live your life
Whatever you like
What up, what's haapnin
Do ya thang
Really an amazing artist.
He is one of my favorite artists. He is also very talented.
What's Eminem, Tupac and Biggie doing on here? Yes, they're good but not even close to being underrated.
Hopsin and lecrae definitely the most underratedV 1 Comment
Reggie is a legend to true hip hop fans. So underrated, he is as good as nas and he is well respected by his peers.
he's one of the best rappers of all time and he is more than a rapper he is an influencial figure, he is truly a rennaissance man, ranked 5 to 6th with most record sales and he destroys eminem, lil wayne, pac, nas, biggie
50 Cent has so many haters. But he is the king of rap.
Don't forget wha he done
Overrated - RnBLover
Love Joe Budden
Devil in my Room is great and he goes HAM on Monsters in my Head
He is a goat and is super underrated
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
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 timeV 1 Comment
He is slept on so hard by everyone. He will get his shine eventually.
It' s so very underrated
I would argue that he was actually the weak link in NWA seeing as he didn't write, his flow wasn't great, and his voice can really be annoying at times.
Tf is he on this list no someone take him off
He's one of the gods of hip-hop. I guess the people forgot about him. But he's one of the best - AlphaQ
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