Hip Hop Artists The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar  

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If you're a fan of Kendrick Lamar, here is a list of rappers who make similar music. Known for his storytelling and rapping about policial and social issues, Kendrick Lamar is considered one of the best new school rappers and one of the greatest rappers of all time. Who are other famous rappers like Kendrick Lamar?

Popular rap artists who make music like Kendrick Lamar are J. Cole and Isaiah Rashad. These two rappers share sensitive topics and personal problems in their lyrics. Other similar artists include Mick Jenkins, Lupe Fiasco, Ice Cube, and Dr. Dre.

Vote up the best hip hop artists like Kendrick Lamar, and add any similar rappers who are missing from the list.

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Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Joey Badass Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known by his stage name Joey Badass, is an American hip hop recording artist from Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He is a co-founder of the hip-hop ...more

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J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
J. Cole Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist, songwriter and record producer from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Cole first received ...more

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Nas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Nas Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, better known as Nas, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and actor. He is the son of jazz musician Olu Dara. Since 1994, Nas has released eight ...more

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Matt1345 added Eminem Marshall Bruce Mathers III, better known by his stage name Eminem, is an American rapper, record producer, songwriter, and actor. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of the group D12, ...more

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Isaiah Rashad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Isaiah Rashad Isaiah Rashad McClain, better known as Isaiah Rashad, is an American hip hop recording artist from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Rashad began taking rapping seriously in tenth grade, where he and his ...more

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Dr. Dre is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American record producer, rapper and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics. ...more

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Tupac Shakur is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Tupac Shakur Tupac Amaru Shakur, also known by his stage names 2Pac and briefly as Makaveli, was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. Shakur has sold over 75 million records worldwide, making him one ...more

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Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Joyner Lucas Joyner Lucas is an American rapper from Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Royce da 5'9
Matt1345 added Royce da 5'9" Ryan Daniel Montgomery, better known by his stage name Royce da 5'9", is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. He is best known for his longtime association with Eminem as well as his ...more

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Schoolboy Q is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
princ3ss.13 added Schoolboy Q Quincy Matthew Hanley, better known by his stage name Schoolboy Q, is an American hip hop recording artist from South Central Los Angeles, California. In 2009, Hanley signed to Carson-based ...more

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Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Danny Brown Daniel Dewan Sewell, better known by his stage name Danny Brown, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan. He is known for his individuality, being described by MTV as ...more

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ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
ASAP Rocky Rakim Mayers (born October 3, 1988), better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky (stylized as A$AP Rocky), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is a member of the hip ...more

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The Game is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
The Game Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game or simply Game, is an American rapper and actor. Game is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one ...more

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Mick Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Mick Jenkins Jayson Mick Jenkins, better known as Mick Jenkins, is an American hip hop recording artist.

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Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Donald Glover Donald McKinley Glover, also known by his stage name Childish Gambino, is an American actor, writer, comedian, rapper, singer, and producer. He first came to attention for his work with Derrick ...more

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Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Tech N9ne Aaron Dontez Yates, better known by his stage name Tech N9ne, is an American rapper. In 1999, Yates and Travis O'Guin founded the record label Strange Music. He has sold over two million albums ...more

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Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Lupe Fiasco Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe ...more

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Pusha T is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Pusha T Terrence Thornton, better known by his stage name Pusha T, is an American hip hop recording artist from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is also known as one half of hip hop duo Clipse, alongside ...more

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YG is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
YG Keenon Dae'quan Ray Jackson, better known by his stage name YG, is an American rapper from Compton, California. In 2009, he released his debut single, "Toot It and Boot It", featuring ...more

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Logic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Logic Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, known by his stage name Logic, is an American rapper. He was born and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He has amassed a large Internet following and is a member of ...more

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Meek Mill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Meek Mill Robert Rahmeek Williams, better known by his stage name Meek Mill, is an American hip hop recording artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was briefly signed to Atlanta-based record label ...more

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Vince Staples is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Vince Staples Vincent Jamal Staples (born July 2, 1993) is an American rapper from the Ramona Park area of North Long Beach, California. He is a member of the hip hop trio Cutthroat Boyz alongside fellow ...more

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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Ice Cube O'Shea Jackson, Sr., better known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A. and later ...more

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Vic Mensa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Vic Mensa Victor Mensah was a member of the musical group, Osibisa.

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KRS-One is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
KRS-One Lawrence Krisna Parker, better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper and occasional producer from The Bronx, New York City, New York. KRS-One rose to prominence as ...more

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Freddie Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Freddie Gibbs Fredrick Tipton, better known by his stage name Freddie Gibbs, is an American rapper from Gary, Indiana.

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Jay Electronica is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
playaround90 added Jay Electronica Timothy Elpadaro Thedford, better known by his stage name Jay Electronica, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from New Orleans. Electronica first gained significant ...more

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C.Drillaz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
jayvk added C.Drillaz

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Killer Mike is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Killer Mike Michael Render, better known by his stage name Killer Mike, is an American hip hop recording artist and occasional actor from Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder of Grind Time Official Records, ...more

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Nipsey Hussle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
Nipsey Hussle Ermias Asghedom, better known by his stage name Nipsey Hussle, is an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. He has released several mixtapes, including three installments of his Bullets ...more

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Key Glock is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rappers To Listen To If You Like Kendrick Lamar
jacksoncook225 added Key Glock