Music

Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked  

Coley Reed
11.7k votes 916 voters 15.4k views 80 items

List Rules Vote 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. 

list voting closed
1
Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Jarad Anthony Higgins (December 2, 1998 – December 8, 2019), known professionally as Juice WRLD, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was best known for ...more

More Juice WRLD

#23 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #16 of 56 The Best New Male Artistsfeaturing The Best Juice WRLD Songs Ever, Ranked

2
Ranker Video

2019 XXL Freshman

Jonathan Lyndale Kirk (born December 21, 1991), better known as DaBaby (formerly known as Baby Jesus), is an American rapper and songwriter from Charlotte, North Carolina. He is best known for ...more

More DaBaby

#52 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #218 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Timefeaturing The Best Songs on DaBaby's Album 'Kirk'

3
Ranker Video

2019 XXL Freshman

Cordae Amari Dunston (born August 26, 1997), known professionally as YBN Cordae, is an American rapper, singer raised in Suitland, Maryland, Dunston began rapping at a young age under the stage ...more

More YBN Cordae

#223 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #77 of 174 Every Artist On The Coachella 2020 Lineup, Ranked #1 of 52 Musicians Who Will Explode In 2020

4
Ranker Video

2019 XXL Freshman

Sergio Giavanni Kitchens (born June 14, 1993), better known by his stage name Gunna, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his collaborations with rappers Lil Baby ...more

More Gunna

#73 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #328 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Timefeaturing The Best Songs on Gunna's Album 'Drip or Drown 2'

5
Ranker Video

2019 XXL Freshman

Rodrick Moore (born October 22, 1998), known professionally as Roddy Ricch is an American rapper and producer from Compton, California. He is signed to Bird Vision Entertainment at the moment. ...more

More Roddy Ricch

#331 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #64 of 174 Every Artist On The Coachella 2020 Lineup, Ranked #51 of 114 Rappers with the Best Voices, Ranked

6
Polo G is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Taurus Tremani Bartlett (born January 6, 1999), better known as Polo G, is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He is best known for his song "Pop Out" with Bronx rapper Lil ...more

More Polo G

#74 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #350 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #5 of 76 The Best Chicago Rappers

7
Ranker Video

2019 XXL Freshman

Frank Childress (born July 6, 1998), known professionally as Comethazine, is an American rapper and songwriter. He is best known for his single "Walk", which peaked at number twenty on ...more
8
Ranker Video

2019 XXL Freshman

Lathan Moses Echols (born January 25, 2002), known professionally as Lil Mosey, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. His most commercially successful song, "Noticed", peaked ...more
9
Ranker Video

2019 XXL Freshman

Megan Thee Stallion (born February 15, 1995) is an American hip-hop recording artist who is recognized for the singles "No Heart Remake," "Cypher Verse," and ...more

More Megan Thee Stallion

#363 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #36 of 174 Every Artist On The Coachella 2020 Lineup, Ranked #55 of 75 Who Are the Best Singers Under 25 Right Now?

10
Lil Tjay is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Tione Merritt (born April 30, 2001), better known by his stage name Lil Tjay, is an American rapper and songwriter from the Bronx, New York. He is best known for his singles "Resume" ...more

More Lil Tjay

#77 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #359 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #66 of 114 Rappers with the Best Voices, Ranked

11
Boogie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Anthony Dixson, better known by his stage name, Boogie, (born August 30, 1989) is an American hip-hop artist from Compton, California. He is known for his ability to bring to real life ...more
12
Ranker Video

2019 XXL Freshman

Jonathan Porter (born January 20, 1997), known professionally as Blueface Bleedem or simply Blueface, is an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. After releasing his song "Respect ...more

More Blueface

#36 of 56 The Best New Male Artists #1,646 of 2,186 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #329 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

13
Ranker Video

2019 XXL Freshman

Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly (born May 7, 1997), known professionally as Rico Nasty, is an American rapper and record producer. Originating her career from Maryland, Kelly and was exposed to rap ...more

More Rico Nasty

#45 of 60 The Best New Female Artists #386 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #477 of 479 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

14
Flipp Dinero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Christopher Saint Victor (born November 16, 1995), better known by his stage name Flipp Dinero, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his song "Leave Me ...more
15
Quando Rondo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Tyquian Terrel Bowman (born March 23, 1999), better known as Quando Rondo, is an American rapper and singer from Savannah, Georgia who is currently signed to the Atlantic Records imprint, Never ...more

More Quando Rondo

#134 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #382 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #9 of 32 The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Ranked

16
Sheck Wes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Khadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall (born September 10, 1998), known professionally as Sheck Wes, is an American rapper, songwriter and model. He is known widely for his 2017 song "Mo Bamba", ...more
17
Young Nudy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Young Nudy (born December 17, 1992) is an Atlanta rapper with hits including "Tell Em Again, "Sex Appeal" and "Who Dat Is." He is known for his mixtapes Slimeball and
18
Ranker Video

2019 XXL Freshman

Tierra Whack (born August 11, 1995) is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As a teenager, she performed as Dizzle Dizz and reverted back to her ...more

More Tierra Whack

#444 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #95 of 114 Rappers with the Best Voices, Ranked #27 of 45 Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?

19
Saweetie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Diamonté Harper (born July 2, 1993), known professionally as Saweetie, is an American rapper and songwriter from Hayward, California. After the release of her debut single, "Icy ...more

More Saweetie

#391 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #43 of 51 The Best Emo Rap Artists #90 of 102 The Best Rappers Of 2019, Ranked

20
Ranker Video

2019 XXL Freshman

Osiris Williams (born September 7, 1998), known professionally as YK Osiris, is an American singer, rapper, and songwriter from Jacksonville, Florida. He initially gained popularity with the ...more
21
YBN Almighty Jay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Jay Bradley (born August 6, 1999), better known as YBN Almighty Jay, is an American rapper from Texas. He is a member of the hip hop collective YBN. He is best known for his songs ...more
22
Yung Bans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Yung Bans (born May 25, 1999) is an Atlanta rapper who went viral with his single "4TSpoon." He has also collaborated with artists such as Playboi Carti, Lil Water, and Yung Lean. ...more

More Yung Bans

#880 of 1,075 The Worst Bands of All Time #124 of 200 The Best Rappers From Atlanta #40 of 61 The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud

23
Lil Keed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Raqhid Jevon Render (born March 16, 1998), known professionally as Lil Keed, is an American rapper and songwriter. He is currently signed to Young Thug's YSL Records and 300 Entertainment. His ...more

More Lil Keed

#450 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #22 of 45 Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now? #83 of 102 The Best Rappers Of 2019, Ranked

24
Bhad Bhabie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Danielle Bregoli Peskowitz (born March 26, 2003), also known by her stage name Bhad Bhabie, is an American rapper and social media personality. She became known for the viral video meme and ...more

More Bhad Bhabie

#126 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #2,106 of 2,186 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #41 of 60 The Best New Female Artists

25
Yella Beezy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Yella Beezy is an American rapper from the Oak Cliff neighborhood of Dallas, Texas. His earliest work includes a numerous mixtapes including Lil Yella Mane (2012), Country Rap Tunes (2015), Lite ...more