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Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?

Updated January 25, 2021 97.7k votes 11.2k voters 70.4k 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.  

  • Polo G1

    Polo G

    Age: 22
    Taurus Tremani Bartlett (born January 6, 1999), better known as Polo G, is an American rapper...  more
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  • Roddy Ricch2
    Rodrick Moore (born October 22, 1998), known professionally as Roddy Ricch is an American...  more
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  • Lil Tjay3

    Lil Tjay

    Age: 19
    Tione Merritt (born April 30, 2001), better known by his stage name Lil Tjay, is an American...  more
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    #62 of 236 The Best New York Rappers#28 of 57 The Best Emo Rap Artists

  • Ski Mask The Slump God4
    Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne (born April 18, 1996), known professionally as Ski Mask the Slump...  more
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    #52 of 200 The Best Underground Rappers#4 of 57 The Best Rappers From Florida

  • YNW Melly5

    YNW Melly

    Age: 21
    Jamell Maurice Demons (born May 1, 1999), known professionally as YNW Melly, is an American...  more
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  • The Kid Laroi6
    Charlton Kenneth Jeffrey Howard, professionally known as the Kid Laroi, is an Australian...  more
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  • YoungBoy Never Broke Again7
    Kentrell DeSean Gaulden (born October 20, 1999), known professionally as YoungBoy Never Broke...  more
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  • Kodak Black8
    Bill K. Kapri (born June 11, 1997), born Dieuson Octave and better known by his stage name...  more
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    #153 of 190 The Most Respected Rappers, Ranked#6 of 66 The Top Rappers from Miami

  • Trippie Redd9
    Michael Lamar White IV (born June 18, 1999), known professionally as Trippie Redd, is an...  more
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  • Jack Harlow10
    Jack Harlow (born March 13, 1998) is an American rapper from Louisville. He released his first...  more
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  • Lil Skies11

    Lil Skies

    Age: 22
    Lil Skies (born August 4, 1998) is a rapper from Pennsylvania who is best known for singles...  more
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  • Cordae12


    Age: 23
    Cordae Amari Dunston (born August 26, 1997), known professionally as YBN Cordae, is an...  more
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    #41 of 191 The Best New School Rappers#40 of 84 The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

  • Playboi Carti13
    Jordan Terrell Carter (born September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name Playboi Carti,...  more
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    #15 of 189 The Best Rappers From Atlanta#34 of 88 Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked

  • Lil Mosey14

    Lil Mosey

    Age: 19
    Lathan Moses Echols (born January 25, 2002), known professionally as Lil Mosey, is an American...  more
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    #62 of 102 The Rappers with the Dirtiest Rhymes#12 of 27 The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked

  • Lil Yachty15

    Lil Yachty

    Age: 23
    Miles Parks McCollum (born August 23, 1997), known professionally as Lil Yachty, is an...  more
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  • Lil Tecca16

    Lil Tecca

    Age: 18
    Tyler-Justin Anthony Sharpe (born August 26, 2002), known professionally as Lil Tecca, is an...  more
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    #25 of 27 The Best New Male Artists Of 2020, Ranked#10 of 24 The Best Rappers From Long Island

  • 24kGoldn17


    Age: 20
    Golden Landis Von Jones (born November 13, 2000), known professionally as 24kGoldn, is an...  more
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  • Iann Dior18

    Iann Dior

    Age: 21
    Michael Ian Olmo, known professionally as Iann Dior (stylized as iann dior), is a Puerto Rican...  more
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  • DDG19


    Age: 23
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  • YBN Nahmir20

    YBN Nahmir

    Age: 21
    Nick Simmons (born December 18, 1999), known professionally as YBN Nahmir, is an American...  more
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  • Blueface21


    Age: 24
    Jonathan Porter (born January 20, 1997), known professionally as Blueface Bleedem or simply...  more
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  • Flo Milli22

    Flo Milli

    Age: 21
    Tamia Monique Carter (born January 9, 2000), known professionally as Flo Milli, is an American...  more
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  • Sheff G23

    Sheff G

    Age: 22
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  • Mulatto24


    Age: 22
    Alyssa Michelle Stephens (born December 22, 1998), known professionally as Mulatto or Big...  more
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  • Lil Eazzyy25

    Lil Eazzyy

    Age: 18
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