Five of the Best Underground Rappers in DC Right Now

Five of the Best Underground Rappers in DC Right Now

RAtheMC, Washington DC, Music, Rapper, MC, Underground Hip-HopWashington DC’s most successful hip-hop exports are somewhat few and far between, staking claims to Wale, Tabi Bonney and Fat Trel. Then of course there’s underground veterans Kokayi, Substantial and Oddisee who’ve made it overseas.

The DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia) are jam-packed with worthy attention-grabbing lyricists, and here’s some of the best right now…

Uptown X.O.  – Proud of his hometown, DC boy X.O. is one third of Diamond District with MCs yU and Oddisee. Often noting local landmarks in his rhymes, X.O. is a Chocolate City dweller through and through.

RAtheMC – Proving herself time and time again against any rapper regardless of gender, don’t call her a ‘female MC’ or you might live to regret it.

Phil Adé – Proficient with witty wordplay and a positive master of the mix-tape, this Maryland MC and Raheen DeVaughn protégé is on the cusp of breaking the scene.

Lyriciss – Only going from strength to strength, rising out of aggressive battles to pen more mature rhymes, Lyriciss proves a firm favourite across the board.

Kingpen Slim – Dripping with confidence, Slim boasts both mainstream and underground success without selling out or sounding unnatural.

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