2018 Music The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked  

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We're ranking the best rappers of 2018 based on their year's performance. Whether they're dropping the hip hop bangers or releasing the hottest rap albums, this list of the top rappers in 2018 includes new artists to watch for as well as the most popular rappers right now. Which hip hop artists are killing it in 2018? 

With his new album Scorpion dropped, Drake has been dominating the charts with singles "God's Plan" and "Nice for What." He even released a diss track in response to Pusha T's "Infrared," but the GOOD Music rapper hit Drake back with "The Story of Adidon." Other rappers who are having a good year in 2018 include Childish Gambino, Cardi B, J. Cole, Post Malone, and Kendrick Lamar.

Vote up the rappers who are having their best year in 2018, and add any rap artists you think deserve to be on this list. 

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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Kendrick Lamar

Black Panther 

"King's Dead" (w/ Jay Rock, Future, and James Blake)

"Pray for Me" (w/ The Weeknd)

"All the Stars" (w/ SZA)

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951 626
Drake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Drake

Scary Hours

"God's Plan"

"Nice for What"

"Duppy Freestyle" (Pusha T Diss)

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870 571
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
J. Cole

KOD

"Photograph""

"ATM"

"Kevin's Heart"

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673 488
Migos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Migos

Culture II

"Walk It Talk It" (w/ Drake)

"White Sand" (w/ Travis Scott, Ty Dolla Sign, and Big Sean)

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719 527
Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Post Malone

Beerbongs & Bentleys

"Psycho" (w/ Ty Dolla Sign)

"Ball for Me" (w/ Nicki Minaj)

"Better Now"

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699 528
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Childish Gambino

"This Is America"

"Saturday"

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598 443
ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
ASAP Rocky

Testing

"Cocky" (w/ Gucci Mane, 21 Savage, and London on da Track)

"Bad Company" (w/ BlocBoy JB)

"ASAP Forever" (w/ Moby)

8
464 335
Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
KennyZzz1648 added Ski Mask The Slump God

Beware the Book of Eli

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672 518
Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Lil Uzi Vert

"Sauce It Up"

"Watch" (w/ Travis Scott and Kanye West)

"Mood"

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649 541
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Kanye West

Ye

"Lift Yourself"

"Violent Crimes"

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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
voting closed at #14 XXXTentacion

?

"F*ck Love" (w/ Trippie Redd)

"Sad!"

"Changes"

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438 333
21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
21 Savage

"BBO" (w/ Migos)

"Now" (w/ Young Thug)

The 2018 XXL Freshman List, Ranked

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420 321
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Matt Cotter added Eminem

"Chloraseptic Remix"

"Caterpillar" (Feat Eminem)

 

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456 365
Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
1525053266880 added Tyler, the Creator

"Okra"

"After the Storm (w/ Kali Uchis and Bootsy Collins)"

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383 290
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
KennyZzz1648 added Big Sean

"Alone" (w/ Halsey and Setfflon Don)

"White Sand" (w/ Migos, Travis Scott, and Ty Dolla Sign)

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523 428
Logic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Logic

Bobby Tarantino II

"44 More"

"Everyday" (w/ Marshmello)

"Pray" (w/ Sam Smith)

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325 258
Kid Cudi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Kid Cudi

Kids See Ghosts

Which Republican Candidate Would ACTUALLY Lower Taxes?

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Rae Sremmurd is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Rae Sremmurd

SR3MM

"Powerglide" (w/ Juicy J)

"Chanel" (w/ Pharrell Williams)

"Close" (w/ Travis Scott)

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326 291
Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Joyner Lucas

"Stranger Things" (w/ Chris Brown)

"Frozen"

"I Don't Die" (w/ Chris Brown)

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465 437
Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Cardi B

Invasion of Privacy

"Finesse (Remix)" (w/ Bruno Mars)

"Be Careful"

"I Like It" (w/ Bad Bunny and J Balvin)

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306 264
YoungBoy Never Broke Again is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
YoungBoy Never Broke Again

Until Death Call My Name

"No Smoke"

"Outside Today"

"Diamond Teeth Samurai"

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266 232
ASAP Ferg is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
KennyZzz1648 added ASAP Ferg

"Kristi YamaGucci" (w/ Denzel Curry, IKD, and Nicknack)

"Fake Chanel" (w/ Yellow Claw and Creek Boyz)

The Greatest Rappers of All Time

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2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
2 Chainz

The Play Don't Care Who Makes It

"2nd to None" (w/ Dreezy)

"Proud" (w/ YG and Offset)

"Big Bank" (w/ YG, Big Sean, and Nicki Minaj)

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173 141
Nas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Matt Cotter added Nas

Nasir

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370 359
Pusha T is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Pusha T

Daytona

"What Would Meek Do?" (w/ Kanye West)

"Infrared" (Drake Diss)

"The Story of Adidon" (Drake Diss)

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291 272
Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Trippie Redd

"18" (w/ Kris Wu, Rich Brian, Joji, and Baauer)

"F*ck Love" (w/ XXXTentacion)

"66" (w/ Lil Yachty)

"Wish" (w/ Diplo)

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282 264
Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Lil Skies

Life of a Dark Rose

"Lust"

"Creeping" (w/ Rich the Kid)

"Lettuce Sandwich"

The Best Albums That Didn't Win a Grammy

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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Nicki Minaj

"Barbie Tingz"

"Chun-Li"

"Ball for Me" (w/ Post Malone)

"Big Bank" (w/ YG, 2 Chainz, and Big Sean)

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283 273
Tee Grizzley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
KyleMitchell added Tee Grizzley

Activated

"Colors"

"Don't Even Trip" (w/ Moneybagg Yo)

 

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257 245
Rich the Kid is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
1525053266880 added Rich the Kid

The World Is Yours

"Plug Walk"

"Dead Friends"

"Lost It" (w/ Quavo and Offset)

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251 258
Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Gucci Mane

"Boom" (w/ Tiesto and Sevenn)

"Solitaire" (w/ Migos and Lil Yachty)

"Cool" (w/ Felix Jaehn and Marc E. Bassy)

"CC" (w/ Migos)

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Future is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Future

BeastMode 2

The Best Rappers with Lil in Their Names, Ranked

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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
chgamingthing added Snoop Dogg

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85 66
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Cristian Soto added Jay-Z

Everything is Love

"APESHIT"

"LOVEHAPPY"

"BOSS"

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166 175
Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
JamesTattersfield added Denzel Curry

"Percs"

"Sumo"

"Uh Huh"(feat.IDK)

"No Wave"(feat.IDK)

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215 239
Famous Dex is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Famous Dex

Dex Meets Dexter

"In the Bank" (w/ YoungBoy Never Broke Again)

"Japan"

"Light" (w/ Drax Project)

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250 287
G-Eazy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
G-Eazy

"1942" (w/ Yo Gotti and YBN Nahmir)

"Same B*tches" (w/ Post Malone and YG)

The Things You Wish You Were Better At

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206 240
YG is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
YG

"She Bad" (w/ Cardi B)

"Suu Whoop"

"Big Bank" (w/ 2 Chainz, Big Sean, and Nicki Minaj)

"Proud" (w/ 2 Chainz and Offset)

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123 127
Playboi Carti is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Adam Luzader added Playboi Carti

Die Lit

GOAT

GOAT

GOAT

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76 81
NF is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
DivijTomar added NF

"Let you down"

"WHY"

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48 45
Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
chgamingthing added Ice Cube

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30 31
J.I.D. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Big1400 added J.I.D.

Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked

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Jay Rock is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Jay Rock

Redemption

"King's Dead" (w/ Kendrick Lamar, Future, and James Blake)

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74 90
Tay-K is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Fabian Olivo added Tay-K

Lemodade

murder she wrote

i love my choppa

megaman

the race

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89 122
Royce da 5'9
Matt Cotter added Royce da 5'9"

Book of Ryan

Prhyme 2

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13 7
Ty Dolla Sign is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

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240 374
Lil Pump is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Lil Pump

"I Shyne" (w/ Carnage)

"Esskeetit"

"Welcome to the Party" (w/ Diplo, French Montana, and Zhavia Ward)

"Baby Daddy" (w/ Lil Yachty and Offset)

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39 52
Eazy-E is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
chgamingthing added Eazy-E

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233 379
6ix9ine is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
6ix9ine

Day69

"Keke" (w/ Fetty Wap and A Boogie wit da Hoodie)

"Gotti"

"Tati" (w/ DJ Spinking)

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148 250
Rich Brian is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Rich Brian

Amen

"See Me"

"18" (w/ Kris Wu, Joji, Trippie Redd, and Baauer)

"Attention" (w/ Offset)