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Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked

Updated January 13, 2020 31.7k votes 916 voters 18.0k views80 items

List RulesVote up the rappers who deserve a spot on the 2019 XXL Freshman Class.

Editor's Note: Voting and Reranking have been closed.

Here are all 80 rappers nominated for XXL's Freshman Class 2019, ranked by fans everywhere. Featuring popular rappers dominating hip hop charts and underground rappers coming up on SoundCloud, this 2019 XXL Freshman list also includes several new R&B artists, like DaniLeigh and Melii, as well as rising female rappers, like Megan Thee Stallion and Tierra Whack. Which artists most deserve a spot on XXL's 2019 Freshman Class?

While Juice WRLD and Blueface seem like obvious choices for their recent hits, there are many underrated rappers gaining popularity, including Jordan Hollywood, Gunna, Roddy Ricch, and Rico Nasty. 

Vote up the best up and coming rappers who should belong on the 2019 XXL Freshman list, and check out their freestyle videos below. 

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    Taurus Tremani Bartlett (born January 6, 1999), better known as Polo G, is an American rapper...  more

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    Lathan Moses Echols (born January 25, 2002), known professionally as Lil Mosey, is an American...  more

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    Megan Jovon Ruth Pete (born February 15, 1995), known professionally as Megan Thee Stallion...  more

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    Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly (born May 7, 1997), known professionally as Rico Nasty, is an...  more

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    Tierra Whack (born August 11, 1995) is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from North...  more

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