The Best of 2018 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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1
3,140 2,315
Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Matt Cotter added

Kamikaze

"Chloraseptic Remix"

"Caterpillar" (Feat Eminem)

 

2
3,592 2,054
Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 2 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)

3
1,505 1,793
Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"Stranger Things" (w/ Chris Brown)

"Frozen"

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

4
2,796 2,165
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

KOD

"Photograph""

"ATM"

"Kevin's Heart"

5
1,008 882
XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
voting closed at #14

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

"Sad!"

"Changes"

6
2,976 2,246
Drake is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Scary Hours

"God's Plan"

"Nice for What"

"Duppy Freestyle" (Pusha T Diss)

7
2,424 1,804
Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Beerbongs & Bentleys

"Psycho" (w/ Ty Dolla Sign)

"Ball for Me" (w/ Nicki Minaj)

"Better Now"

8
1,283 1,588
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
KennyZzz1648 added

"Alone" (w/ Halsey and Setfflon Don)

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

9
1,997 900
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
1525053266880 added

Astroworld

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

"STARGAZING"

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

10
1,013 1,159
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
chgamingthing added

Bible of Love

11
1,957 1,445
ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 11 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)

12
1,936 1,623
Logic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Bobby Tarantino II

"44 More"

"Everyday" (w/ Marshmello)

"Pray" (w/ Sam Smith)

13
1,231 1,718
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Queen

14
1,986 1,633
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"This Is America"

"Saturday"

15
1,564 729
Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
DanAnderson added Juice WRLD

Goodbye & Good Riddance

16
880 1,274
2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

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)

17
851 350
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
harry_main01 added

Tha Carter V

18
2,004 1,452
Migos is listed (or ranked) 18 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)

19
1,742 1,907
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Ye

"Lift Yourself"

"Violent Crimes"

20
1,953 1,390
Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"Sauce It Up"

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

"Mood"

21
1,137 1,090
Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

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

"F*ck Love" (w/ XXXTentacion)

"66" (w/ Lil Yachty)

"Wish" (w/ Diplo)

22
1,423 1,034
Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
KennyZzz1648 added

Beware the Book of Eli

23
1,227 1,277
Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
1525053266880 added

"Okra"

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

24
436 758
Royce da 5'9
Matt Cotter added

Book of Ryan

PRhyme 2

25
1,315 1,065
21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"BBO" (w/ Migos)

"Now" (w/ Young Thug)

26
743 640
Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
JamesTattersfield added

"Percs"

"Sumo"

"Uh Huh"(feat.IDK)

"No Wave"(feat.IDK)

27
806 1,079
Pusha T is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Daytona

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

"Infrared" (Drake Diss)

"The Story of Adidon" (Drake Diss)

28
901 918
Kid Cudi is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Kids See Ghosts

29
772 487
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
harry_main01 added

I Might Need Security

Wala Cam

Work Out

30
1,434 1,410
Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Invasion of Privacy

"Finesse (Remix)" (w/ Bruno Mars)

"Be Careful"

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

31
343 147
Mac Miller is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
voting closed at #25

Swimming

32
1,054 845
Rae Sremmurd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

SR3MM

"Powerglide" (w/ Juicy J)

"Chanel" (w/ Pharrell Williams)

"Close" (w/ Travis Scott)

33
1,062 801
Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Life of a Dark Rose

"Lust"

"Creeping" (w/ Rich the Kid)

"Lettuce Sandwich"

34
656 522
Future is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

BeastMode 2

35
651 703
Nas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Matt Cotter added

Nasir

36
961 802
YoungBoy Never Broke Again is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Until Death Call My Name

"No Smoke"

"Outside Today"

"Diamond Teeth Samurai"

37
712 739
Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"Boom" (w/ Tiesto and Sevenn)

"Solitaire" (w/ Migos and Lil Yachty)

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

"CC" (w/ Migos)

38
694 658
ASAP Ferg is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
KennyZzz1648 added

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

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

39
574 515
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Cristian Soto added

Everything is Love

"APESHIT"

"LOVEHAPPY"

"BOSS"

40
723 739
G-Eazy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"1942" (w/ Yo Gotti and YBN Nahmir)

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

41
469 432
Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
chgamingthing added

42
740 648
Rich the Kid is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
1525053266880 added

The World Is Yours

"Plug Walk"

"Dead Friends"

"Lost It" (w/ Quavo and Offset)

43
384 290
Swae Lee is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
harry_main01 added

SR3MM

Spoil My Night (w/ Post Malone)

SICKO MODE (w/ Travis Scott and Drake)

44
610 691
Tee Grizzley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
KyleMitchell added

Activated

"Colors"

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

 

45
494 511
Playboi Carti is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Adam Luzader added

Die Lit

46
519 640
Famous Dex is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Dex Meets Dexter

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

"Japan"

"Light" (w/ Drax Project)

47
340 397
J.I.D. is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Big1400 added J.I.D.

48
444 469
NF is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
td224776 added

"Let you down"

"WHY"

49
313 313
Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
harry_main01 added

Slime Language

 

50
743 1,185
6ix9ine is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Day69

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

"Gotti"

"Tati" (w/ DJ Spinking)