With the rise of SoundCloud rappers, a new hip hop subgenre called emo rap was born. Dropping the best emo rap songs of 2019, these are the best emo rap artists who are making this once-underground subgenre mainstream. Also known as sad rap or emo hip hop, emo rap music features darker themes in their lyrics, like suicide, depression, and loneliness. Other elements in emo rap include "crying" vocals, experimental beats, and instrumental blends with rock music. Who is the best emo rapper of all time?
Unfortunately, some of the most popular Emo rappers have died in the past several years. Lil Peep, XXXTentacion, and Juice WRLD passed at tragically young ages in 2017, 2018, and 2019, respectively. Some current top emo rap artists are Trippie Redd, Post Malone, and Lil Uzi Vert, though of course, the songs of the aforementioned late rappers live on.
Vote up the best emo rappers, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.
- Jarad Anthony Higgins (December 2, 1998 – December 8, 2019), known professionally as Juice... more on Wikipedia5,9431,487
- Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, better known by his stage name XXXTentacion, was an American rapper,... more on Wikipedia6,2421,572
- Gustav Åhr, known by his stage name Lil Peep, is an American rapper and singer. He was cited... more on Wikipedia6,9621,762
- Symere Woods (born July 31, 1994), known professionally as Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip... more on Wikipedia3,5811,619
- Michael Lamar White IV (born June 18, 1999), known professionally as Trippie Redd, is an... more on Wikipedia3,0771,385
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- Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American... more on Wikipedia2,3661,506
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- Matthew Tyler Musto (born November 27, 1990), known professionally as Blackbear (stylized as... more on Wikipedia798718
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