Underrated Underground Rappers/ Rap Groups

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

The Top Ten

1 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.

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

One of the best rappers alive!

I don't know - RapxGod

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2 Immortal Technique Immortal Technique Felipe 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!

He's a beast

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3 Tech N9ne Tech 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


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4 R.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.

I never heard of this guy until I seen his concert and he is AMAZING! New favorite rapper - Jonerman

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5 K-Rino K-Rino

K-Rino is probably the greatest rapper alive, seriously. He don't get no love though. There is people in Texas that only listen to Texas music and ain't ever heard of this guy! That's a damn shame

I'm a serious hip hop head who has thoroughly listened to many(never all) of the most prominent lyricists in the underground and I can safely say K-rino is by no doubt one of the best to ever do it. He excels past most other artists when it comes to lyrical prowess, intelligence, wisdom and storytelling. Its not suprising to me that someone so ahead of their time is not getting the recognition they deserve considering the state of the world. I think its even safe to say k rino is above the likes of people like immortal technique.

Class by himself...and by a wide margin

He ok

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6 Rittz Rittz Jonathan McCollum, better known by his stage name Rittz, is an American rapper from Gwinnett County, Georgia.
7 AZ

The most underrated rapper of all time

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

From the cryptic lyrics to the insanely clever production and sampling, MF Doom is definitely a figure in Hip-Hop history that should be a household name for years to come.

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

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

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9 M.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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10 Jedi 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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The Contenders

11 Vinnie Paz

Legend, deserves more recognition, mesmerizing lyrics & hard as nails! Easily top 10 best rappers of all time.

The real number 1... Vinnie p

This guy is the best

Paz is in a league all his own.
Not only is he a huge influance to just about any one in the rap scene,
But he is one of the few artists who has maintained the quality of his music over the years.

"I've been making records wild long, never did a song that's whack
How many have accomplished that? " Vinnie Paz "Role of life"

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12 Chris Webby

Smartest guy who doesn't own a tech company.

13 Atmosphere

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

I think slug is the best rapper with rhymesayers.

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

E40 isn't undergrpund

Come on! he was responsible for slang that Jay-z or nas used during the 90's, yet no one remembers him. Is it just me?

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

E-40 isn't underground, he is one of the most popular rappers - venomouskillingmachine

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16 KRS-One KRS-One Lawrence "Kris" Parker, better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York City, New York.
17 Andre 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.

18 Prozak

People don't give prozak much credit because he gets eclipsed by Tech N9ne and the rest of strange music but is equally talented and put down some powerful lyrics especially with his latest album Black Ink

This is logical music

19 Del 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

Am I the only person who only knows about this guy through gorrillaz? - Himalayansalt

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20 Z-Ro Z-Ro Joseph Wayne McVey IV, better known by his stage names Z-Ro and The Mo City Don, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas.
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1. Hopsin
2. MF Doom
3. KRS-One
1. K-Rino
2. Rittz
3. Hopsin
1. Tech N9ne
2. R.A. The Rugged Man
3. Hopsin



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