Top Ten Most Underrated RappersChris-1
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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
Needs more recognition - DarkBoi-XV 27 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.
Easily the most underrated rapper of all time. Great flow, sick rhyme scheme and wonderful lyrisism. Sucks that he's in Ems shadow. Should be #1 on thisV 26 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.
Lol Big L ain't underrated, he's already seen as one of the greatest rappers of all time. - DaWyteNightV 31 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
Where's Xzibit and Redman and Cormega, AZ def belongs on this list. - IllmaticMan617V 12 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
Name me 1 good Hopsin lyric that isn't fake deep. Hopsin sucks and is only for weird edgy kids who want to shoot up a school, deal with it. - venomouskillingmachine
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
Overrated trash - venomouskillingmachineV 30 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"
This guy's flow is inhumanV 12 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.
Most underrated rapper with Big L & AZ & Immortal techniqueV 15 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
His style is raw and original. Hands down the most underrated rapper!V 10 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
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
He got barsV 2 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.
Best lyricist of all time not named "Eminem."
One of the best
This guy's been a top 5 MC since the mid-90's, but I think he's been overshadowed by The Roots. After his 10 min freestyle on Funk Flex I don't think anyone can deny that he one of the best to do it.V 3 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
How is Game underrated? - DaWyteNightV 6 Comments
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!
How is Rhymes underrated? - DaWyteNightV 4 Comments
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 not underrated
Wiz is not straight crap if u think that u just straight being bias dude has mad skillsV 4 Comments
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.
Should be number 1! Arguably better lyrically than Eminem is his prime and Eminem is known as the face of Rap while this guy isn't know anywhere.
Hip-Hop Universe - YeezySeasonApproachingV 4 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
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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.
More like overrated. Not saying he's bad by any means. He's anything but underrated.V 11 Comments
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.
RipV 8 Comments
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
Definitely the best lyricist from the south - DaWyteNight
K-Rino by far outshines most other H-Town rappers. He should be in top 50 for sure.
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
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!
Preaty goodV 15 Comments
I think he is the most underrated one because he always gives message. That is unfair
Mike Shinoda is one of my favorite rappers. I felt like he don't get a lot of credit because he did more work with Linkin Park than he did some solo work. Also, he's one of my favorite rappers who hasn't made 3 albums. The Rising Tied was one of the slept on albums, but Post Traumatic the album got more attention than The Rising Tied.
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.
He's been overshadowed by Chester for so long. - growlbunnyV 14 Comments
NF started out with a sort of Eminem vibe, but lately his music has been straight FIRE he has come out with great songs like "No name" "Real" and more and if you only know his name from "let you down" and you are a big fan of rap you really should check out his other songs, he is in my opinion the most underrated rapper but I expect with the way his recent songs have been growing that soon lots of people will probably know his name
To people who only listened to 'let you down' you really should listen to his older songs, I mean, this guy is awesome. he raps about life, and talks about real things that happened with him, he should be number 1 on this list, his songs touched my heart, all his songs are awesome, they have some kind of art, he talks about his insecurities and how he struggles with them. I heard that people compared him to eminem, some people said that he is the next eminem, eminem mentioned him in his song, but let me tell you, they are very different, and personally, NF is way better than em (all respect to em) but he just didn't get a chance in the industry yet. he's going to be a big thing in the future. he and Logic are very underrated.
I think that in terms of actual rapping, nate isn't the best, but in terms of real music, he is definitely the most underrated rapper, all of his songs are from the heart, and every one of them is super deep
He is the 1 and only rapper that I believe has decent rap music, WITHOUT any curses! And probably the only reason I’m in love with rap music today and changed my entire mentality about it! This guy writes with his heart, I love him!V 13 Comments
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
Everyone only hating on him cause of the Eminem feud, he actually good though lol - allthegoodusernamesaretakenV 11 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".
Very unique and great rap and music artist
He now made This is America. - Not_A_Weeaboo
Deserves a lot more cred than he gets
He’s a sort of geniusV 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
Very underrated... He may br corny & try to hard, but he's an absolutely great rapper thst deserves more credit.
This dude is great? How is he even here?
He's not underrated. He's just 'ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass, ass' - DaWyteNightV 1 Comment
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 underrated
The new king of East-Side Long Beach, the KXNG has a monster flow, and like the group SLaughterhouse, deserves WAY more attention
One of hip hop's best storytellers - Jon8201
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
I got fake people showin fake love to meV 7 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
If Pac were still alive, he wouldn't be as respected as he is now. These two are the reason.
People often think rap has a linear scale, for example "top ten rappers of all time"- which they believe determines everything, ie Beefs.
That couldn't be less true.
For example, when Mobb Deep were facing off against Tupac, they easily would have won, since they created a track that hit their opponent (Drop a Gem on Em) better than they were dissed (a few lines spoken at the end of Hit Em Up). Than when Tupac died, they pulled their track from radio play- out of respect.
Prodigy could take on anybody in his primer he took pac for a ride in drop a gem.
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
I actually think he's kind of overrated among hip hop fans. The guy has never released an actual solo rap album and some people still put him in their top 5 of all time.
He's good, but not that good. - DaWyteNight
This is seriously one of the most talented rappers of our time. How are The Game and Wiz Khalifa underrated? - DaWyteNight
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.
He is the most underrated rapper ever
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
Overrated! - DaWyteNight
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.
Most people only heard of him through the Eminem song "Without Me" where he says: "Obie Trice, real name, no gimmicks". Honestly, if THAT'S not underrated, I don't know what is.
Spent most of his career (undeservingly) living (for some stupid reason) under the shadow of the (less talented) Eminem.V 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
Every single album Lecrae give us a story from his life and how he changed his past ways. This man is somewhat of a lyrical genius and his talent for producing if god given. Lecrae is currently 39 years old and I would love it to see him make it to the top charts again. Lecrae is one of the most underrated rappers I have seen and he deserves all the respect. Also, he's not a Christian rapper, he's just a rapper who believes in jesus.
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 underrated
Lecrae on underrated artists: "I think there are a lot of very underrated artists, in terms of, like, people don’t recognize how talented they are and that’s just based on…like a Royce the 5’9, to me, is just as good as an Eminem, but people don’t recognize his talent as much. A Trip Lee, an artist on my label, is incredible and I think the world should know about him more. As far as, like…I feel like Drake is playing real hard ball right now. You know what I mean? He’s playing hard, so I think he’s one of the people that you could say is really competing at a really high level. Obviously, Kendrick and J Cole as well, so, you know, it’s tough. "
He is slept on so hard by everyone. He will get his shine eventually.
It' s so very underrated
While most rappers communicated how bad-ass, rich, or awesome they were, Del was rapping about pop culture and sci-fi. With a unique voice, great flow and unique work, he is THE most underrated rapper ever.
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
Even though he mostly only raps about drugs, he is very good at it and his first two albums are classics and he deserves more credit and respect as a lyricist.
Should be much higher, most of these rappers aren't underrated, how is Eminem even here! - DaWyteNight
One of the best rappers out there. His lyrics are just great. His rapping is great to. He is rapping long texts with rhyme.
This guy is fantastic
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.
trouble, konvicted & freedom truely rock. a hats off winner & highly under-rated. if any doubt, listen to right now & sexy bitch
Much more of a singer than a rapper - DaWyteNight
No. This guy is garbage. Basically the big sean of the early 2000's. - DaWyteNight
He is DEFINITELY one of the top most underrated rappers, he's a dope lyricist, and I hope he gets the rrespect he deserves
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