Hip-Hop Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?  

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List Rules Only rappers who are 24 years old or younger.

Rappers under 25 years old are quite easy to come by. As with many singers and musicians, age is strictly a number—as some of today's top rappers are well under the age of 25. Whether they've just released a hot new mixtape, got started on SoundCloud, or have been in the game for a couple years now, the top rappers under 25 are gaining serious amounts of fans. Not only that, but they're releasing albums and touring the world all before their mid twenties. Haters can say what they will about hip hop music; these young rappers have made great strides in their industry and have all made names for themselves in some way or another. Of all these sensations, however, who do you think is the best rapper under 25?

Of course, great young rappers are really nothing new. Think about 2pac. He released multiple hit albums and became an icon before his untimely death at just 25 years old. In today's hip-hop scene, the best rappers under 25 include the likes of Post Malone, Kodak Black, Joey Badass, and Trippie Redd—just to name a few. And we can't forget the young ladies in the industry, including hit female artists like Rico Nasty and Kodie Shane. Then you have the more controversial rappers under 25: Lil Xan, Lil Pump, and quite a few other lil rappers. In short, hip hop doesn't care about age—as you'll clearly see below. What other rappers younger than 25 can you think of?

Check out the list of rappers under 25 below and vote up the artists you think have the most talent. You may be surprised to find some of your favorites are so young.  

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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
217294 added age 19 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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2,909 2,155
Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
age 24 Symere Woods (born July 31, 1994), known professionally as Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip hop recording artist. Based in Philadelphia, he gained recognition after releasing his debut single, ...more

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2,782 2,056
Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
age 23 Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist. He first gained major recognition in ...more

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1,934 1,774
Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
age 22 Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne, better known by his stage name Ski Mask the Slump God (or simply Ski Mask), is an American rapper from Broward County, Florida.

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1,956 1,889
Kodak Black is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
age 21 Dieuson Octave, better known by his stage name Kodak Black, is an American rapper from Pompano Beach, Florida.

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1,814 1,807
Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
age 19 Michael White IV (born June 18, 1999), known professionally as Trippie Redd, is an American rapper and singer. He is best known for his songs "Love Scars", "Dark Knight

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1,796 1,861
YoungBoy Never Broke Again is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
age 18 Kentrell DeSean Gaulden (born October 20, 1999), known professionally as YoungBoy Never Broke Again (or, simply, NBA YoungBoy), is an American rapper. He gained local attention and later ...more

8
1,505 1,719
YBN Nahmir is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
age 18 Nick Simmons (born December 18, 1999), known professionally as YBN Nahmir, is an American rapper from Birmingham, Alabama. He is best known for his single "Rubbin Off the Paint", which ...more

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1,553 1,781
Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
age 20 Lil Skies (born August 4, 1998) is a rapper from Pennsylvania who is best known for singles "Signs of Jealousy" and "Change Ya Life." In 2017, he signed a recording contract ...more

10
1,545 1,783
Lil Yachty is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
age 21 Miles Parks McCollum (born August 23, 1997), known professionally as Lil Yachty, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Yachty first gained recognition in August 2015 for his singles ...more

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1,383 1,723
Playboi Carti is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
age 22 Jordan Terrell Carter (born September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name Playboi Carti, is an American rapper and model from Atlanta, Georgia. A former member of underground Atlanta label ...more

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1,208 1,598
Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
age 23 Denzel Curry is an American rapper from Carol City, Florida. He released an album titled Nostalgic 64 on September 3, 2013.

13
1,254 1,675
Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
age 24 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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1,028 1,582
YBN Cordae is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
acapellasrverycool added age 19 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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1,016 1,754
Jaden Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
age 20 Jaden Christopher Syre Smith is an American actor and rapper. He is the son of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, elder brother of singer Willow Smith and younger half-brother of Trey ...more

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1,124 1,972
Lil Pump is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
age 18 Gazzy Garcia (born August 17, 2000), known professionally as Lil Pump, is an American rapper and songwriter. He began uploading songs to music sharing website SoundCloud in 2016, gaining almost ...more

17
1,166 2,059
6ix9ine is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
age 22 Daniel Hernandez (born May 8, 1996), known by his stage name 6ix9ine ("six-nine"), also stylized Teka$hi 6ix9ine or Teka$hi69, is an American rapper. Hernandez's commercial debut ...more

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814 1,691
Ugly God is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
age 22 Royce Rodriguez (born September 19, 1996), better known by his stage name Ugly God, is an American rapper and record producer from Indiana. He is best known for his hit 2016 single,

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36 11
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
22GGiuliano added age 25 Chancelor Bennett, better known by his stage name Chance the Rapper, is an American hip hop recording artist from the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, he began to gain major ...more

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579 1,636
Rich Brian is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
acapellasrverycool added age 19 Brian Imanuel (born September 3, 1999), known professionally by the mononym Rich Brian (previously Rich Chigga and Brian), is an Indonesian rapper, record producer, songwriter and comedian from ...more

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43 60
Blueface is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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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15 20
lil mosey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
22GGiuliano added lil mosey

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403 1,649
Yung Bans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
age 19 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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454 1,957
Lil Xan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
age 22 Diego Leanos (born September 6, 1996), known professionally as Lil Xan, is an American rapper of Mexican descent from Redlands, California. He is best known for his breakout hit ...more

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285 1,588
Scarlxrd is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
acapellasrverycool added age 24 Marius Listhrop (born 19 June 1994), known professionally as Scarlxrd (pronounced "scarlord"), is a British rapper. He is known for his unusual musical style combining elements of trap ...more