First, off I planned on doing this post a couple of days ago, but I've been pretty busy lately. I finally have some time. I've seen a lot of lists like this around the internet. This is just my opinion.
10. The Clipse: This group starts off the list on the bottom because they do get play. But for the most part they're underrated. I've had "Til The Casket Drops" on repeat ever since it dropped. And they've managed to do well with out a completely mainstream fan base. Malice in my opinion kills every track.
9. Joell Ortiz: I've been listening to him ever since I heard "Hip Hop" back in '07. It seems like every beat he gets on he seems to slaughter I guess that's why he's apart of the group "Slaughterhouse".
8. Cassidy: Maybe it's because I'm from Philly but back in the day Cassidy was my dude. I don't really listen to him anymore but he's underrated. Don't know about his albums but his mixtapes are crazy.
7. Mos Def: A legend in fact I think I put him a little too low. But definitely underrated in the hip hop world.
6. Talib Kweli: Had to put Mos Def and him back to back. He's another legend in my book. Every album I've heard from him is great.
5. Royce Da 5'9: I got one thing to say about this dude "lyrical murderer".
4. Black Thought: Another legend. Been listening to The Roots for years. So underrated.
3. AZ: After discovering Illmatic when I was younger I first heard this dude and I had wondered why I never heard of him. Personally he's on the same level as Nas but he just didn't blow up.
2. Big L: Another rapper that I had to discover late. But a legend gone too soon, and any real hip hop fan knows who he is.
1. Lupe Fiasco: This probably is the name that is going to get everybody mad. But Lupe's in my top 10 of all time rappers. His style is so unique and his lyrical skills usually go over heads. Just underrated.