Contrary to belief, Real hip-hop is not dead, especially in Detroit where many hidden gems can be discovered. From their wordplay and storytelling to distinctive flow and creativity, these Detroit emcees embodies the techniques and passion to return hip hip to the golden ages of when lyrics was more important than beats and hooks were an afterthought.
**Disclaimer!!!!!** This list excludes artists such as Eminem, Big Sean and Danny Brown.
*** No artist was allowed to be on both lists (Hottest and Lyricist), therefore Boldy James is not featured on this list, but he is definitely Top 5. ***