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Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?

Updated August 26, 2020 142.6k votes 10.6k voters 62.1k views50 items

List RulesOnly 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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    Roddy Ricch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
    Rodrick Moore (born October 22, 1998), known professionally as Roddy Ricch is an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Polo G is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    Taurus Tremani Bartlett (born January 6, 1999), better known as Polo G, is an American rapper... more on Wikipedia

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    Juice Wrld is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    Juice Wrld

    Age: age 19

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Jarad Anthony Higgins (December 2, 1998 – December 8, 2019), known professionally as Juice... more on Wikipedia

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    Lil Tjay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    Lil Tjay

    Age: 18
    Tione Merritt (born April 30, 2001), better known by his stage name Lil Tjay, is an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    Lil Uzi Vert

    Age: age 24

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Symere Woods (born July 31, 1994), known professionally as Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip... more on Wikipedia
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    Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    Post Malone

    Age: age 23
    Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American... more on Wikipedia

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    YNW Melly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
    Jamell Maurice Demons (born May 1, 1999), known professionally as YNW Melly, is an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne (born April 18, 1996), known professionally as Ski Mask the Slump... more on Wikipedia
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    YoungBoy Never Broke Again is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    Kentrell DeSean Gaulden (born October 20, 1999), known professionally as YoungBoy Never Broke... more on Wikipedia

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    Lil Mosey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    Lathan Moses Echols (born January 25, 2002), known professionally as Lil Mosey, is an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Kodak Black is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    Kodak Black

    Age: age 21
    Bill K. Kapri (born June 11, 1997), born Dieuson Octave and better known by his stage name... more on Wikipedia
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    Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    Trippie Redd

    Age: age 19
    Michael Lamar White IV (born June 18, 1999), known professionally as Trippie Redd, is an... more on Wikipedia

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    The Kid Laroi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    The Kid Laroi

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    Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    Lil Skies

    Age: age 20
    Lil Skies (born August 4, 1998) is a rapper from Pennsylvania who is best known for singles... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    Denzel Curry

    Age: age 23
    Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.... more on Wikipedia
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    lil mosey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    Playboi Carti is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    Playboi Carti

    Age: age 22

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Jordan Terrell Carter (born September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name Playboi Carti,... more on Wikipedia
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    Lil Yachty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    Lil Yachty

    Age: age 21

    BirthplaceMableton, Georgia

    Miles Parks McCollum (born August 23, 1997), known professionally as Lil Yachty, is an... more on Wikipedia

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    YBN Cordae is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    YBN Cordae

    Age: age 19
    Cordae Amari Dunston (born August 26, 1997), known professionally as YBN Cordae, is an... more on Wikipedia

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    Joey Bada$$ is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott (born January 20, 1995), better known by his stage name Joey Badass... more on Wikipedia
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    YBN Nahmir is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    YBN Nahmir

    Age: age 18
    Nick Simmons (born December 18, 1999), known professionally as YBN Nahmir, is an American... more on Wikipedia
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    Blueface is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    Jonathan Porter (born January 20, 1997), known professionally as Blueface Bleedem or simply... more on Wikipedia

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    Lil Nas X is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
    Montero Lamar Hill (born April 9, 1999), known professionally as Lil Nas X, is an American... more on Wikipedia

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    Doja Cat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    Doja Cat

    Age: 23
    Amala Zandile Dlamini (born October 21, 1995), known professionally as Doja Cat, is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Jaden Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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    BirthplaceMalibu, California, United States of America

    Jaden Christopher Syre Smith (born July 8, 1998) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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