2018 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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1,042 666
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Matt Cotter added Eminem

Kamikaze

"Chloraseptic Remix"

"Caterpillar" (Feat Eminem)

 

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1,346 992
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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1,008 882
XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
voting closed at #14 XXXTentacion

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

"Sad!"

"Changes"

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1,428 1,094
Drake is listed (or ranked) 5 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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424 217
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
1525053266880 added Travis Scott

Astroworld

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

"STARGAZING"

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

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912 719
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)

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1,027 857
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Childish Gambino

"This Is America"

"Saturday"

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1,103 841
Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 9 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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263 103
Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
DanAnderson added Juice WRLD

Lucid Dreams

Wasted (w/ Lil Uzi Vert)

All Girls are the Same

 

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848 703
Logic is listed (or ranked) 11 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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931 885
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Kanye West

Ye

"Lift Yourself"

"Violent Crimes"

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545 456
Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 13 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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980 798
Migos is listed (or ranked) 14 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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603 492
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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662 601
Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 16 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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975 783
Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 17 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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499 435
Kid Cudi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Kid Cudi

Kids See Ghosts

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692 550
Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 19 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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265 171
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
chgamingthing added Snoop Dogg

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652 550
21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
21 Savage

"BBO" (w/ Migos)

"Now" (w/ Young Thug)

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480 450
Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 22 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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545 456
Rae Sremmurd is listed (or ranked) 23 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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440 427
2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 24 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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535 542
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 25 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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721 684
Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 26 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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485 507
Pusha T is listed (or ranked) 27 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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121 56
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
harry_main01 added Chance The Rapper

I Might Need Security

Wala Cam

Work Out

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463 395
Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 29 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"

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298 267
Nas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Matt Cotter added Nas

Nasir

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380 343
ASAP Ferg is listed (or ranked) 31 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)

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466 416
YoungBoy Never Broke Again is listed (or ranked) 32 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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223 167
Future is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Future

BeastMode 2

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289 256
Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 34 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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364 371
Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 35 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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377 372
Tee Grizzley is listed (or ranked) 36 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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374 341
Rich the Kid is listed (or ranked) 37 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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196 170
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 38 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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366 397
G-Eazy is listed (or ranked) 39 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)

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218 206
Playboi Carti is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Adam Luzader added Playboi Carti

Die Lit

GOAT

GOAT

GOAT

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292 320
Famous Dex is listed (or ranked) 41 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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129 121
Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
chgamingthing added Ice Cube

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280 317
YG is listed (or ranked) 43 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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65 44
Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
harry_main01 added Young Thug

Slime Language

 

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152 186
Royce da 5'9
Matt Cotter added Royce da 5'9"

Book of Ryan

Prhyme 2

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105 107
J.I.D. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Big1400 added J.I.D.

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153 167
NF is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
DivijTomar added NF

"Let you down"

"WHY"

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80 71
Ty Dolla Sign is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

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55 38
Meek Mill is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
lazytitan413 added Meek Mill

Legends of the Summer EP

"Stay Woke" (w/ Miguel)

"Milidelphia"

"Dangerous" (w/ Jeremih & PnB Rock)

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49 39
Swae Lee is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 25+ Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
harry_main01 added Swae Lee

SR3MM

Spoil My Night (w/ Post Malone)

SICKO MODE (w/ Travis Scott and Drake)