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The 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 Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

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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J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Astroworld

"Watch" (w/ Kanye West, Lil Uzi Vert)

"STARGAZING"

"SICKO MODE" (w/ Drake, Swae Lee, Big Hawk)

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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Ski Mask The Slump God ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Beerbongs & Bentleys

"Psycho" (w/ Ty Dolla Sign)

"Ball for Me" (w/ Nicki Minaj)

"Better Now"

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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"Sauce It Up"

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

"Mood"

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Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Testing

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

"Bad Company" (w/ BlocBoy JB)

"ASAP Forever" (w/ Moby)

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Migos is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Culture II

"Walk It Talk It" (w/ Drake)

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

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Swae Lee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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SR3MM

Spoil My Night (w/ Post Malone)

SICKO MODE (w/ Travis Scott and Drake)

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Drake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Scary Hours

"God's Plan"

"Nice for What"

"Duppy Freestyle" (Pusha T Diss)

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Meek Mill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Legends of the Summer EP

"Stay Woke" (w/ Miguel)

"Milidelphia"

"Dangerous" (w/ Jeremih & PnB Rock)

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Lil Baby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Logic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Bobby Tarantino II

"44 More"

"Everyday" (w/ Marshmello)

"Pray" (w/ Sam Smith)

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Kodak Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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YoungBoy Never Broke Aga... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Life of a Dark Rose

"Lust"

"Creeping" (w/ Rich the Kid)

"Lettuce Sandwich"

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Rae Sremmurd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

SR3MM

"Powerglide" (w/ Juicy J)

"Chanel" (w/ Pharrell Williams)

"Close" (w/ Travis Scott)

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Future is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked