10 Greatest Non-mainstream Rappers of...

10 Greatest Non-mainstream Rappers of All-Time

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Rowley Regis, UK

#1 Apr 7, 2009
I know there are a few of these out already, but this research is to be the subject of a magazine article.

Just want to find the ten most influential, most talented artists of all time, with total disregard for the mainstream. All entries are to be counted and a final list will be compiled within the next few weeks.

I'll start:

1. Big L
2. Immortal Technique
3. Kool G Rap
4. Pack FM
5. KRS-One
6. Big Pun
7. Guru
8. Nas
9. Lord Finesse
10. Chino XL

United States

#2 Feb 1, 2013
Hell no where's Tech n9ne


#3 Feb 1, 2013
Define Non-mainstream, because these guys have a ton of exposure. Aside from 3 and possibly 9 everyone probably know these people if they are hiphop heads.

When I think non-mainstream I think of dope with little exposure.

My 10 would probably be

10 Dumbfoundead
9 Wax
7 Jin (Was big but is now underground)
6 NoCanDo
5 Arsonal
4 Kid Twist
3 Vinne Paz
2 Dizaster (Probably will go mainstream)
1 Illmaculate

I'm pretty sure 80% of you out there have not heard of some of these names. To me, that is non-mainstream. Peace.
Dj KBDaKidnappa

Richmond, TX

#4 Mar 28, 2014
K.B. Da Kidnappa

Arlington Heights, IL

#6 Mar 21, 2015
What about E-Dubble

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