15 Great Underground Hip Hop Albums

Posted on May 23, 2023

by Eric S

Like with many musical genres, the radio paints a very limited picture of hip hop. While there are artists in the mainstream who are pushing the boundaries of the art form, sometimes the most innovative, forward-thinking minds and voices of hip hop don’t quite become household names. Whether you’ve avoided hip hop in the past or are simply looking for something fresh for your playlist, these artists’ approach to production, rhythm, flow, and lyrics are sure to send you down the endless rabbit hole of independent and underground hip hop.

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