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Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked

Updated January 13, 2020 31.7k votes 916 voters 17.8k 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. 

  • Juice WRLD1
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    Jarad Anthony Higgins (December 2, 1998 – December 8, 2019), known professionally as Juice... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • DaBaby2
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    Jonathan Lyndale Kirk (born December 21, 1991), better known as DaBaby (formerly known as Baby... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • YBN Cordae3

    2019 XXL Freshman

    Cordae Amari Dunston (born August 26, 1997), known professionally as YBN Cordae, is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Gunna4
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    Sergio Giavanni Kitchens (born June 14, 1993), better known by his stage name Gunna, is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Roddy Ricch5

    2019 XXL Freshman

    Rodrick Moore (born October 22, 1998), known professionally as Roddy Ricch is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Polo G6
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    Taurus Tremani Bartlett (born January 6, 1999), better known as Polo G, is an American rapper... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Comethazine7

    2019 XXL Freshman

    Frank Childress (born July 6, 1998), known professionally as Comethazine, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Lil Mosey8
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    Lathan Moses Echols (born January 25, 2002), known professionally as Lil Mosey, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Megan Thee Stallion9

    2019 XXL Freshman

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

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  • Lil Tjay10
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    Tione Merritt (born April 30, 2001), better known by his stage name Lil Tjay, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Boogie11
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    Anthony Dixson, better known by his stage name, Boogie, (born August 30, 1989) is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Blueface12
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    Jonathan Porter (born January 20, 1997), known professionally as Blueface Bleedem or simply... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Rico Nasty13

    2019 XXL Freshman

    Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly (born May 7, 1997), known professionally as Rico Nasty, is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Flipp Dinero14
    Christopher Saint Victor (born November 16, 1995), better known by his stage name Flipp... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Quando Rondo15
    Tyquian Terrel Bowman (born March 23, 1999), better known as Quando Rondo, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Sheck Wes16
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    Khadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall (born September 10, 1998), known professionally as Sheck Wes, is... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Young Nudy17
    Young Nudy (born December 17, 1992) is an Atlanta rapper with hits including "Tell Em Again,...Amazon buy button
  • Saweetie18
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    Diamonté Harper (born July 2, 1993), known professionally as Saweetie, is an American rapper... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Tierra Whack19

    2019 XXL Freshman

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

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    #141 of 190 The Best New School Rappers#85 of 119 Rappers with the Best Voices, Ranked

  • YK Osiris20
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    2019 XXL Freshman

    Osiris Williams (born September 7, 1998), known professionally as YK Osiris, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • YBN Almighty Jay21
    Jay Bradley (born August 6, 1999), better known as YBN Almighty Jay, is an American rapper... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Lil Keed22
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    Raqhid Jevon Render (born March 16, 1998), known professionally as Lil Keed, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Yung Bans23
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    Yung Bans (born May 25, 1999) is an Atlanta rapper who went viral with his single "4TSpoon."... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • OhGeesy24
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    Alejandro Coranza (born November 27, 1993), better known as OhGeesy, is an American rapper... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Bhad Bhabie25
    Danielle Bregoli Peskowitz (born March 26, 2003), also known by her stage name Bhad Bhabie, is... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    #122 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers#36 of 60 The Best New Female Artists