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Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now? 

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Updated June 22, 2020 125.7k votes 10.1k voters 54.5k views 50 items

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: age 19

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Jarad Anthony Higgins (December 2, 1998 – December 8, 2019), known professionally as Juice WRLD, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Born in Chicago, Illinois, he was best known for ...more

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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
Age: age 24

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
Age: 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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Ski Mask The Slump God ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
Age: age 22
Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne (born April 18, 1996), known professionally as Ski Mask the Slump God (formerly stylized as $ki Mask "The Slump God"), is an American rapper and songwriter. ...more

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Polo G is listed (or ranked) 5 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 from Chicago, Illinois. He is best known for his song "Pop Out" with Bronx rapper Lil ...more

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#54 of 145 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #136 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #14 of 74 The Best Chicago Rappers

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Lil Tjay is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
Jacob Furness added Age: 18
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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YoungBoy Never Broke Aga... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
Age: 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

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#29 of 56 The Best New Male Artists #23 of 145 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rapperslisted on The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison

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Kodak Black is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
Kodak Black Age: age 21
Bill K. Kapri (born June 11, 1997), born Dieuson Octave and better known by his stage name Kodak Black, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He is noted for his singles ...more

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Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
Age: age 19
Michael Lamar White IV (born June 18, 1999), known professionally as Trippie Redd, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. White is best known for his songs "Dark Knight Dummo" ...more

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Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
Age: 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

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Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
Denzel Curry Age: age 23
Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Raised in Carol City, Florida, Curry started rapping while in sixth grade and began working on his ...more

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Roddy Ricch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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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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Lil Yachty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
Lil Yachty Age: age 21

Birthplace: Mableton, Georgia

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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Playboi Carti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
Age: age 22

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

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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YBN Nahmir is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
Age: 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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lil mosey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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Joey Bada$$ is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
Age: 24

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott (born January 20, 1995), better known by his stage name Joey Badass (stylized as Joey Bada$$), is an American rapper, actor, and record producer. Raised in Brooklyn, New ...more

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YBN Cordae is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
acapellasrverycool added Age: age 19
Cordae Amari Dunston (born August 26, 1997), known professionally as YBN Cordae, is an American rapper, singer raised in Suitland, Maryland, Dunston began rapping at a young age under the stage ...more

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Lil Mosey is listed (or ranked) 19 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 rapper, singer, and songwriter. His most commercially successful song, "Noticed", peaked ...more

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YNW Melly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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Jamell Maurice Demons (born May 1, 1999), known professionally as YNW Melly, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Gifford, Florida. He is best known for his single "Murder on ...more

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Blueface is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

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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The Kid Laroi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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Lil Nas X is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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Montero Lamar Hill (born April 9, 1999), known professionally as Lil Nas X, is an American rapper and singer from Atlanta, Georgia. He's best known for his country rap single "Old Town ...more

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Doja Cat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
blurrybaby21 added Age: 23
Amala Zandile Dlamini (born October 21, 1995), known professionally as Doja Cat, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer currently based in Los Angeles. On August 10, ...more

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Lil Keed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
Jacob Furness added Age: 21
Raqhid Jevon Render (born March 16, 1998), known professionally as Lil Keed, is an American rapper and songwriter. He is currently signed to Young Thug's YSL Records and 300 Entertainment. His ...more

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