The 15 Most Slept-On Rap Crew Members Of The Moment


The phrase “Slept-On” often sounds like a misnomer when you’re dealing with artists on the come up. Of course they’re “Slept-On,” when they haven’t even broken yet. However, hip-hop has a long history of the success of rap crews led by one very specific leader in each camp. The result is other acts tend to get overlooked, waiting for their big day to hit the forefront.

Sometimes the non-leader of the group gets that opportunity—look at Raekwon, 2 Chainz or Earl Sweatshirt—while most chill in the back and become the crew’s secret weapon on songs. Well, the secret’s out now, as XXL picked 15 artists from 15 different crews who we’ve chosen as the most “Slept-On” of the bunch. Hopefully after checking this list, they won’t be “Slept-On” any longer.

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  • xistence

    Pyramid Vritra/Hal Williams got signed with Stones Throw a little while ago. It officially broke out about a week ago, and he’s supposed to release something with them by 2014. I’m excited.

  • Hannya

    Didn’t know that Roc Nation was a rap crew…

    • New Jack Stacks

      It’s Not Lol

      • Lord Yoseph

        but they refer to themselves as a group and or crew. “It’s the roc”



  • Blake Campbell

    Domo Genesis should be on here from OF.

    • joe

      Domo Genesis is boring.

  • CALI

    yeah nipsey hussle is the greatest rapper and all these rap niggers know it

  • OF

    Hodgy Beats??????

    • I am ProdiGee

      he’s apart of mellowhype they aren’t slept on

  • swingem

    you forgot Snubnose Frankenstein from Two-9!!

  • I am ProdiGee

    oh crooked I definitely

  • YoungKorgy420

    I’d say the most slept on member of Strange is Big Scoob or Jay Rock… not Rittz.

  • Matt Damon

    Rittz & jay rock are the shit!!! Strange music/TDE

  • rlw3333

    I say this on every/anything that talks about how great Kendrick and top dawg are and mentions schoolboy q and ab soul but never jay rock. I cant wait for jay rocks next drop to blow those people away.

  • Jones

    Fredo Santana is up next! Trappin Aint Dead droppin on Halloween!!