Madchild (of Swollen Members)
Years active: 1992 - present Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia
As a duo, Swollen Members (Madchild and Prevail) earned themselves a spot as underground heroes in the early 2000s. While Prevail provided a more grounded, straightforward delivery, Madchild's battle rap background gives every verse he spits some sharp teeth and a strong bite. Steering clear of the typical hip-hop image, Mad Child seems more like Canada's resident rockstar rapper, steadily pumping out the kind of high intensity flows fit to soundtrack extreme sports events sponsored by Monster energy drinks.