15 "Underground Rappers You Need To Know About"

Problem, Bodega Bamz and Skeme are among the rappers included in Green Label's "Unseen Hype: Underground Rappers You Need To Know About" list.

Green Label has compiled a list of “Unseen Hype: Underground Rappers You Need To Know About.” 

The list, which features 15 rappers, highlights what it says is the wide range of artists who quality for the term “underground.”

"The term ‘ nderground' is more nebulous in 2014 than it’s ever been in Hip Hop history,” the list says. "In the past, 'underground rapper' was a limiting term, meant to describe just one type of emcee. However, in the present day, an underground rapper can be from anywhere and have pretty much any type of style.”

Vic Mensa is one rapper who made the list, in part because of his collaborations with Ab-Soul, Rockie Fresh and Chance The Rapper. 

"With multiple records and tours with J. Cole, Wale and Danny Brown under his belt,” the story says, "Mensa is undoubtedly going to make waves."

To read the full list of “Unseen Hype: Underground Rappers You Need To Know About," visit Green Label.

19 Comments

  • Anonymous

    All you need out of this is Isaiah Rashad

  • Ain't

    All those niggas signed gtfoh

  • kenosis ralte

    should have said based on 2014

  • jnbjknb

    horrible horrible list

  • jhfljhf

    HHDX says, "Green Label has compiled a list of 'Unseen Hype: Underground Rappers You Need To Know About.'" Yet, when you go to GL's page, it says, "WRITTEN BY: HIPHOPDX POSTED ON THU, 06.19.14 AT 12:00PM" So, yeah... just found that funny.

  • lol

    Dont like anyone on here, especially fuckin Troy Ave annoying ass. Underground rappers who deserve the attention are niggas like Flatbush Zombies, Domo Genesis, Joey Fatts, Vince Staples, Boldy James, and Da$H

  • Anonymous

    dzk should be on this list

  • Anonymous

    vic mensa sucks i dont get it

  • Anonymous

    If that's the future of rap then I'll gladly go the way of the dinosaur. Looks more like a short bus attendance sheet than a list of hot prospects in hip hop

  • Professional

    "The term underground' is more nebulous in 2014 than its ever been in Hip Hop history, the list says. "In the past, 'underground rapper' was a limiting term, meant to describe just one type of emcee. However, in the present day, an underground rapper can be from anywhere and have pretty much any type of style. Yeah, but underground rappers have one common rule. *Ahem* They are not signed to a major label. If you want underground rappers how about El-P, Ill Bill, Reks, Elzhi & Phonte? It seems more like Green Label just wanted their own version of a XXL Freshman List. Which, by the way, Vic Mensa, Isaiah Rashad & Troy Ave are already on. Also, how the fuck is Young Thug underground? There's missing the mark and then there's this.

    • realhiphop

      Green Label is Mountain Dew (aka Pepsi Co) so all of these artists have a relationship with that massive conglomerate, meaning they are not underground. I usually never comment here but figured I would as none of these artists are listened to by so-called 'underground hip-hop fans.' I could give you a list of underground rappers but that's pointless, just go to ughh and see what the fanboys are jocking. As for the post above yes artists mentioned are underground (ie: Bill, Elzhi, Phonte) and they are crushing all the scrubs on this list in terms of sheer talent.

    • Anonymous

      DONT PAY ATTENTION TO GREEN LABEL. OBVIOUSLY ITS A TEAM OF INBRED WHITE BOYS WHO HAVE NO CLUE ABOUT WHAT AN UNDERGROUND RAPPER IS FROM AN URBAN PERSPECTIVE.

  • Mushton

    Young thug sounds like he has throat cancer who the fuck ever thought this guy had talent of any kind, he can't even sound good which is the most crucial part even if someone ghostwrites for him

  • Mushton

    What a shit ass list mainstream mother fuckers, how about Vinnie Paz, classified, Swollen members, mod sun, dizzy wright for a start you fucking inbred chance the rapper dick riding faggots

  • Klone Killa

    No Kami de Chukwu? after the smoke? Weak ass list with major label signees. How the fuck are fat trel, troy ave, and vic mensa "underground"?! This is just another attempt by the industry to kill off real underground MC's.

  • Anonymous

    Vic Mensa's Innatape is crazy.. He been on it since Kids These Days days. Saba and Mick Jenkins are other Chicago emcees people should also know bout.

  • Belize

    Vic Mensa is lame as fuuuu

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