Underrated Underground Rappers/ Rap GroupsDelThaRealist These Are the Rappers who deserve recognition for their lyrical powers.
The Top Ten
One of the best storytellers in all of music - FromScytheToSceptre
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!
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!
Hopsin is the best rapper alive, listen to ill mind of hopsin 7 and you will know why he is26 Comments
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
The man started his own label from nothing and still gets no respect from anyone outside of the rap community he should be number one on this list12 Comments
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.
Good delivery, crazy spectrum of flow and great story telling ability5 Comments
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 general8 Comments
K-Rino's huge discography contains much true poetry in motion. I studied literature and I honestly believe his collected works are worthy of being placed in that category.
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 margin5 Comments
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!
M.U.R. S so underrated!
He has a way to express his Feeling in his songs exaple[he makes you feel like step in my shoes
This group is made of 2 different people, vinnie paz and just allah. if you want an amazing album listen to violent by design.
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
Listen to his song raw is war3 Comments
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
Atmosphere is lyrically amazing, more people have know about him!5 Comments
Most unnatural sound.these are aliens.forever!
These guys are so good! All of their albums are dope!
For me best tracks are :
2. Enemies with benefits
3. Beautiful Girl
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
Yes KRS one is awesome.
Put him higher.Of course I know him because the song Sound of da Police but MC's act like they don't know is laos an amazing song.Put him at number 2.-DarkBoi-X
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.
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
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? - Himalayansalt1 Comment
The most skilled rapper of all time. Also, he was the most genuine and his songs are felt by everyone from all walks of life. I've had his music on repeat for many years now and its never lost his edge. Never met the guy, but just through his music I felt like I lost someone close. It's sad that he's gone but I'm glad people are getting his name out there.
Plain an simple the best to ever do it. Don't believe it go watch Scribble Jam, and Blazing Battle (HBO Televised Competition). He won both competitions, he was so good he came back for all other Scribble Jams to judge and perform.
Correction he did not battle Eminem, however he did battle and beat Immortal Technique. Immortal Technique has talked about it himself go look it up. Position 23 common -_-
It's sad to see that so few people remember how unbelievably clever and talented this man was. He was one of the few truly intelligent rap-artists at the time and frankly a breath of fresh air.
Plus anybody who has defeated Eminem in a rap battle should get some recognition, right?
Does nobody care about who won so many battles, on top of being a great lyricist? He's on Rhymesayers
The most underrated rapper of all time
Twisted Insane is a Great Underground Rapper. His Chopper Style is Great. He Should be much Above on the List. Listen to his The Insane Asylum & The Last Demon Album & you will get to know how good he is.
Underrated because he also has his own label like tech n9ne with amazing artists
It hurts to seem him so low he is the greatest lyricists in rap and has what is considered to have written a top 5 greatest underground album in labor days I hope he gets some more love
Ha how is is all the way at the bottom, he should be up there with immortal technique
This guy should be top five, he's one of the best lyricists all time in rap
He should've gotten WAY HIGHER on this list5 Comments
Strange Fruit Project is one of the most under rated group. Their "give an ear to these lyrics" takes me to a place where people are real and truly feeling one another, yet keeps me on my feet where reality is that the real only comes in two's and fews, giving me the ump I need to go thru.
there cd changed my life the HEALING 1
Logic by far one of the most meaningful and hard working rappers with true lyrics along with lupe fiasco
Meaningful lyrics. Personally my favorite rapper
Powerful storyteller, so meaningful and the a true artist.
Should be number one with songs like soul food1 Comment
He is a lyrical master storyteller resurrection was a legendary album as well it was not the best of 94 but still the only albums better than it were 2 legendary albums that were hard to beat. they were biggie smalls at his best with ready to die and the best one was illmatic which is the best rap album ever
BEATS ON THE DREAMER, BELIEVER ARE THE BEST AND LYRICS, THE BEST COMMON HAS EVER CREATED
This is the best group I mean they are a power house everything vinnie paz touches is a hit
These guys are beast either together or on there own albums
This is as underground as it gets
They are the bomb2 Comments
He may be in the top 10 best
Others can swallow chud
He is by far one of the most underrated rappers of all time.
How is he not higher on the list
Not exactly underrated, he's already seen as one of the greats in hip hop. - DaWyteNight
Should be way higher on the list
He's pretty twisted and dark but he's still good
Possibly the most passionate of anyone on this list. You can tell he loves what he does
FOR REAL? You can't have atmosphere without brother ali?
Ali is the greatest Rapper that exists today
Yeah you can because Brother Ali isn't apart of Atmosphere, his apart of Rhymesayers
Better off dead is incredible
Meech is incredible Erick is one of the best producers in the entire game these guys are criminally underrated
They should've gotten higher, they have Meechy Darko's dope voice and lyrics, Erick the Architech's amazing producing skills and amazing lyrics, and you got the hype man/dope lyricist Zombie Juice
This group have changed my life in more then one way. they have opened my eyes and made me think of thing iv never thought of before. Flatbush Zombies should have been way higher up I this list. all three of them have real raw talent that not a lot of other rapers have. definitely my favorite group out of them all.
Smartest guy who doesn't own a tech company.
honestly from my small town kamloops this group has made it so far and should go all the way i mean purple kush and nothing less are amazing songs! another great group from canada is the random humans or topher
He's new...has a very different style he "tells stories over a beat" and he even says himself he isn't an actual mc you have to listen to "God's Plan" even if you don't believe in him that song tells the story of when he was shot and nearly killed and what he did and felt by the way he has put in more effort than 75% if not 80% of the people on this list and I like all his songs he has been grinding harder than anyone I can think of.
He is all Real Talk. Stay True, Yours Truly.
A legend in the underground at one point. In my opinion, was Eminem's toughest rival in all of em's beefs
Papoose is like Jay Z... If Jay Z wouldve smoked crack in his moms house all day instead of selling it. His "diss tracks" are just attacking people that he can't get close to lyrically and just copies their beats. And he is dumber sounding then chief keef (but at least sosa sounds cool). He is overrated as it is, If youve heard of his name, and he doesn't live on the same street as you, then he is overrated
He is the best dising and he always relising a song with the other people beat and no one can not respond him, so he must be in the top 5
Best in the game. AKs flow is off the chain
AK has the slickest flow around
How are they not HIGHER ON THE LIST, you got Issa Gold's super deep/dope lyrics and AK The Savior's insanely dope voice and deep lyrics
AK and Issa slay. Their style is different but I absolutely love it
He is a Detroit artist I have to give him respect
He is amazing and he helps Eminem
The black slim shady
Great alone, beast with Bad Meets Evil and Pryme
What odd future is not underground lol
From the group boss hogg outlawz with slim thug... Hes sick
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