The Midwest is the bastard child of the American rap scene at large -- unsung and independent, with a massive chip on its shoulder. The most talented artists from the Midwest have succeeded each with their own unique style and flavor, regardless of what was making money elsewhere in the country at any particular time, so it's not surprising that areas like Minneapolis, Detroit and Chicago have become breeding grounds for new, innovative alternative rappers like Dessa, Danny Brown and Chance the Rapper. But those names are new and still relatively unproven. The following artists have been battle tested and have not only survived, but thrived. Continue reading for the ten greatest Midwest rappers of all time.