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 (born December 2, 1998), known professionally as Juice WRLD, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Calumet Park, Illinois. He is primarily known for his breakout hits, ...more
2
3,196 2,353
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
3
3,005 2,280
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
4
2,182 1,941
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.
5
2,130 2,108
Kodak Black is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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
6
1,977 2,032
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
7
1,978 2,069
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
1,733 1,965
Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 8 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
9
1,621 1,910
YBN Nahmir is listed (or ranked) 9 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
10
1,684 2,038
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
11
1,533 1,962
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
12
1,390 1,808
Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
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
13
1,400 1,894
Joey Bada$$ is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
age 24
Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott (born January 20, 1995), better known by his stage name Joey Badass (stylized as Joey Bada$$), is an American rapper, actor, and record producer. Raised in Brooklyn, New ...more
14
1,165 1,786
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
15
1,115 2,015
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 (born July 8, 1998) 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 ...more
16
1,225 2,268
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
1,264 2,382
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
18
184 291
Blueface is listed (or ranked) 18 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
19
123 171
lil mosey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
22GGiuliano added lil mosey
20
865 1,962
Ugly God is listed (or ranked) 20 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,
21
86 137
Hyebin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
Daisy Yoo added age 23
Lee Hye-bin (born January 12, 1996) is a South Korean singer and a member of the girl group Momoland.
22
40 36
Lil Tjay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
Jacob Furness added 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
23
659 1,806
Rich Brian is listed (or ranked) 23 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
24
437 1,788
Yung Bans is listed (or ranked) 24 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.
25
17 68
Doja Cat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is the Best Rapper Under 25 Right Now?
blurrybaby21 added 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