Top Ten Underground Rappers of 2013

The Top Ten

1 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg ...read more.

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

He is mainstream

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2 Hopsin Hopsin Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California. Hopsin was born on July 18, 1985

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.

This guy and Immortal Technique are the kings of underground hip hop.-DarkBoi-X

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3 A$AP Rocky A$AP Rocky Rakim Mayers, better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Harlem, New York.

Even though his hit F***** Problem went mainstream. Overall he has achieved more underground success. I recommend the songs Peso and Goldie. - cameron.lair.5

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4 Tyler, The Creator Tyler, The Creator Tyler Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991), better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper, record producer, and music video director.

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

5 Big K.R.I.T. Big K.R.I.T. Justin Scott, better known by his stage name Big K.R.I.T., is an American rapper and record producer from Meridian, Mississippi.

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. -

Lyrically amazing and his flow is astounding

Lyrical god! And doesn't change for mainstream

6 Joe 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!

7 Kid Ink Kid 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

Miss the old ink!

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8 Tech N9ne Tech N9ne Aaron Dontez Yates, born November 8, 1971, better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is an American rapper. In 1999, Yates and business partner Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. He has sold over two million albums and has had his music featured in film, television, and video games. ...read more.

The best rapper alive

Delivers innovative, fast, and great flows. Surprised he's not number 1

Amazing rapper, fast but not too fast.

Tech N9ne=real hip hop

9 SwizZz SwizZz

His voice and flow are unique and he's up right weird but awesome.

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10 Gilbere 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. -

The Contenders

11 Jarren Benton Jarren Benton Jarren Giovanni Benton is an American rapper from Decatur, Georgia. In early 2012, he signed to rapper Hopsin's independent record label Funk Volume and released a mixtape called Freebasing with Kevin Bacon in June 2012. A year later, on June 11, 2013 he released his debut studio album My Grandma's ...read more.
12 Chief Keef Chief Keef Keith Cozart, better known by his stage name Chief Keef, is an American rapper and record producer from Chicago, Illinois.

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. -

13 Machine Gun Kelly Machine Gun Kelly Colson Baker, better known by his stage names MGK and Machine Gun Kelly, is an American rapper and actor, from Cleveland, Ohio.

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

14 Arsha Michaels
15 Sagopa Kajmer
16 Aaron Tyzin
17 Lloyd

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! -

18 Dizzy Wright Dizzy Wright

Nothing to really say but that he's great.

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19 Meek Mill Meek Mill Robert Rihmeek Williams, better known by his stage name, Meek Mill, is an American hip hop recording artist.

Meek mill should be in the top

Meek mill is great rapper!

Should of been top 10

Meek mill all day

20 P Money

One of the fastest rappers I have heard!

Amazing Rapper, Loved MAD!

21 A$AP Ferg A$AP Ferg

Had a good song Work, which I liked a lot and has had some good collaborations -

22 Joey Badass Joey Badass Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known by his stage name Joey Badass, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor.

I'm not sure how this guy is all the way back at 21... He should be top 3, for sure top 5, and definitely top 101?!?

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!

23 Earl Sweatshirt Earl Sweatshirt Thebe Neruda Kgositsile, better known by his stage name Earl Sweatshirt, is an American rapper, record producer, and disc jockey from Los Angeles, California.

Young! Unreal! Dark! Amazing flow

24 Brother Ali

Has a message to every song.

25 Scoopastar

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

26 Danny 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.

27 Pusha T Pusha T

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

28 L-tido

Diz guy is dope,4from zp l-phany

29 Caskey

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!

30 Chidlish Gambino

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

31 Logic Logic Born on January 22, 1990, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, is one of the most influential artists in the rap game today, with amazing lyricism and flow. Logic first gained major fame through making 2013's edition of the XXL Top-10 Freshmen List, and has easily become the most successful ...read more.

This guy is the living sinatra

32 Moufy

Twist it and light it

33 Xavier Wulf
34 Meco Nace
35 Phora
36 PozLyrix
37 Brotha 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.

38 Euro

Has a solid flow top 15 for sure

39 R.A. The Rugged Man
40 Rhoadust
41 Aesop Rock
42 Twiztid Twiztid
43 YC the Cynic
44 Ab-Soul Ab-Soul Herbert Anthony Stevens IV, better known by his stage name Ab-Soul, is an American rapper from Carson, California.

Not sure how this guy wasn't mentioned hah.

Top 5 if not definitely top 10

45 Vince Staples Vince Staples Vincent Jamal Staples is an American rapper from Long Beach, California. He is part of the hip hop trio Cutthroat Boyz alongside fellow Californian rappers A$ton Matthews and Joey Fatts.
46 Futuristic Futuristic

He is a great underground rapper that I heard before he was famous on YouTube

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