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
Ohh yea immortal! Bought all his albums this year.
Needs more recognition - DarkBoi-X
King of harlem, king of the world.
He definitely tops my list for best rappers of all time.
Great freestyle rapper and great flow.
If he was still alive today he would be one if the greatest rappers of all time. - thug4life
Put it on is a great song - Thisisamerica
If lived then the best
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-1V 32 Comments
The most underrated of all time
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
Where's Xzibit and Redman and Cormega, AZ def belongs on this list. - IllmaticMan617
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.V 13 Comments
This rapper is amazing.
He has achieved levels of excellency never seen before, and does not get the credit he deserves. Ever.
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 this
Royce never got the props despite the sickest flowV 28 Comments
One of the realest rappers out there. He spits the truth and doesn't care about the fame. He didn't change because that's what he believes he is, and he doesn't pretend to be something he isn't. He's my favourite artist.
The thing about Hopsin is that he's a decent rapper. But his personality is what sets people apart from his music.
Shut up haters listen to the later Ill mind series and you will hear a master of music - MRRANDOM
Horrible artistV 34 Comments
He got bars
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 manV 2 Comments
Most underrated rapper with a lot of rhyme schemes and great technical skills
Mad lyrics Madder flow
3. Andre 3000
4. Aesop Rock
5. MF DOOM
Hell yes, listen to "Madvillainy", the greatest rap album to date in my opinion. - RighteousMalevolentV 19 Comments
Why does nobody blast this man he spits fire
This guy's flow is inhuman
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 repeatV 13 Comments
One of the most Under appreciated emcees in history, He is the most versatile rapper, His style is so unique and it has a lot of good vibes to it plus the great lyrical ability he has which is heavily influenced by Eminem and N.W.A
Severely slept on
Dope artist with extremly variant artistic talents, It's sad to see such talent overlooked and severly slept on. That Trial By Fire Lp deserves a plat certification
His style is raw and original. Hands down the most underrated rapper!V 13 Comments
Best lyricist of all time not named "Eminem."
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.V 3 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
Top three period... But you had to be in his timeV 4 Comments
Invented the mafioso rap, and ultimately influenced strongly on the greatest rapper of all time, Nasir Jones.
You know you're truly underrated when you're even underrated on the underrated list.
Maybe underrated by today's generation, but in hip hop he's already seen as one of the greats. - DaWyteNight
Why is he in here? His music is the best! People have no more good taste in hip hop anymore...
One of the top California rapper in my books
Dude destroys the mic
Jesus piece is top 10 albums of all timeV 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!
Now. This name deserves to be top five along with royceV 5 Comments
Great rapper but disappointing solo career, I think that's why he's underrated. - DaWyteNight
He not underrated
Wiz is not straight crap if u think that u just straight being bias dude has mad skills
Yo wiz is da best top 5 rappers of all time easy I wldnt say underrated but he's incredible
Not underrated. 7 million subs on YouTube. But I don't really hear many stories about him. - AntwonV 5 Comments
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.
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...
Will always be the dopest MC to real Hiphop heads.
Only true Hip-Hop heads know he should be number 1 on this listV 5 Comments
He's only underrated by dumb people who think Jay-Z and Lil Wayne are the best rappers. In the hip hop community he's seen as one of the goats. He just isn't as mainstream or well known outside of hip hop because he didn't die and become extremely overrated (Biggie Smalls) or sell out (Jay Z) - DaWyteNight
More like overrated. Not saying he's bad by any means. He's anything but underrated.
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.
He's a legend. But he ain't underrated. Illmatic is considered one of the greatest rap albums to date. - THICCBOIV 13 Comments
Below the Heavens was a classic, but he hasn't made anything even close to as good since. - DaWyteNight
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
Easily one of the most underrated rappers now. He doesn't drop crazy lyrics, just facts. I hope he never sells out
NF isn't the next Eminem, he's the first NF! Just because he is a Christian is why people don't love him, check out let you down FORGOT THE LYRICS...still rocks it on youtube!
This man is real, it's not all about drugs, girls and money. He talks about real life issues and doesn't curse.V 18 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.V 9 Comments
For everybody who doesn't like Logic what's your logic?
Its sad that this rapper is not getting the attention he clearly deserves.
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.V 17 Comments
The best hands down way better than Eminem
Definitely the best lyricist from the south - DaWyteNight
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? ProbablyV 1 Comment
Musical genius and really underrated. He's had a chart topper every now and then but honestly deserves more - LightningBlade
He now made This is America. - Not_A_Weeaboo
He’s a sort of genius
Very unique and great rap and music artistV 6 Comments
Not underrated at all - Genesyis
Everyone only hating on him cause of the Eminem feud, he actually good though lol - allthegoodusernamesaretaken
A goat, deserved top 3. Kells for life
LACE UP KELLS
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.V 12 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
This guys rhyming would kill you, It's insaneV 4 Comments
Part of the greatest rap group of all time great solo albums top 5 of all time go back and listen if you don't believe me
Face isn't underrated. - DaWyteNight
This guy is straight garbage, he's not underrated at all. Get this fake mainstream poser off the list! - DaWyteNight
This dude has made so many hit tracks and yet is not getting respect...don’t get it
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?V 2 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 underrated
The new king of East-Side Long Beach, the KXNG has a monster flow, and like the group SLaughterhouse, deserves WAY more attention
Ren was better than Cube! There I said it! I never really cared for Cube that much, but Ren was the real deal. - DaWyteNight
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.V 9 Comments
One of hip hop's best storytellers - Jon8201
R.I.P. 2pac and R.I.P. pimp C, A part of UGK with Bun B, he was always keeping it real in the south and always spoke the truth, that's why illuminati killed him.
Not underrated - DaWyteNight
He should be top 20 at least, seriously some of these rappers aren't even underrated.
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
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.
Very underrated, Eminem shouldn't even be on the list. - DaWyteNight
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_1985V 2 Comments
Underrated what the actual hell, he's Overrated as hell. - Soulstealer
He's overrated - DolanDuck1
I got fake people showin fake love to me
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.
Rakim wrote the book of rap, Nas edited it. Drake couldn't read it. - DaWyteNightV 10 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.
Not underrated - KrazzyMadd
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
How is Cheesy E who didn't even write his own lyrics underrated? - DaWyteNight
He is the most underrated rapper ever
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
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.
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 legendV 3 Comments
Lecrae has been on the charts before, but not everyone knows him. He is still using old school rapping even though mumble rapping has become a thing. He only raps about the truth, not gossip and lies.
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.
He should be straight up the top for this voting. - Ishyaword
What's Eminem, Tupac and Biggie doing on here? Yes, they're good but not even close to being underrated.V 2 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.
Macklemore always has a positive message in his songs unlike lil wayne and I haven't listened to a macklemore song that wasn't good and to add to that barely anyone knows about him so he is underratedV 11 Comments
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.
He's been overshadowed by Chester for so long. - growlbunny
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.V 14 Comments
Love his latest album
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.
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
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