2019 Music Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked  

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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. 

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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Jarad Higgins, known professionally as Juice WRLD, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Calumet Park, Illinois. He is primarily known for his breakout hits, "All Girls Are the ...more
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YBN Cordae is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Cordae Dunston (born August 26, 1997), known professionally as YBN Cordae or Entendre, is an American rapper. Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, and raised in Suitland, Maryland — Dunston began ...more
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DaBaby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Jonathan Kirk, known by his stage name DaBaby, is an American rapper from Charlotte, North Carolina. In early 2019 he signed with Interscope Records and released his debut studio album Baby on ...more
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Gunna is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Sergio Giavanni Kitchens (born June 14, 1993), known by his stage name Gunna, is an American rapper and songwriter. He is best known for his song "Drip Too Hard" in collaboration with
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Boogie is listed (or ranked) 5 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
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Comethazine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Frank Childress (born July 6, 1998), known professionally as Comethazine, is an American rapper and songwriter from East St. Louis, illinois. He is best known for his songs "Walk" and
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Lil Mosey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
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
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Roddy Ricch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
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
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Polo G is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Taurus Bartlett (born January 6, 1999), better known as Polo G, is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He is best known for his songs "Pop Out" and "Finer Things."
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Blueface is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
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
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Flipp Dinero is listed (or ranked) 11 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
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Lil Tjay is listed (or ranked) 12 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
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Sheck Wes is listed (or ranked) 13 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
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YBN Almighty Jay is listed (or ranked) 14 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
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Rico Nasty is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Maria Kelly (born May 7, 1997), better known by her stage name Rico Nasty, also known as Taco Bella, is a rapper who gained fame for singles such as "Hey Arnold," "Iggady ...more
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Young Nudy is listed (or ranked) 16 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
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Megan Thee Stallion is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
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
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YK Osiris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Osiris Williams (born September 7, 1998), better known as YK Osiris, is an American rapper from Jacksonville, Florida. He is best known for his songs "Worth It" and
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Quando Rondo is listed (or ranked) 19 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
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Reason is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Reason
Robert Gill (born September 21, 1990), better known by his stage name Reason, is an American rapper from Carson, California. He is signed to hip hop record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), ...more
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Yung Bans is listed (or ranked) 21 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.
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Yella Beezy is listed (or ranked) 22 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
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Matt Ox is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Matthew Grau (born December 13, 2004), better known as Matt Ox, is an American rapper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is best known for his songs "$$$" and
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GNAR is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
GNAR
Caleb Sheppard (born February 24, 1996), better known as Gnar or Lil Gnar, is an American rapper from Oakland, California. He is best known for his songs "Drop Top Benz" and
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Lil Keed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Rapper Nominated For XXL Freshman 2019, Ranked
Lil Keed (born March 16, 1998) is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known for his songs "Nameless" and "Balenciaga."