2018 The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked  

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UPDATED: Check out the best rappers of 2019

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
12,629 10,577
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
12,947 6,988
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
11,070 6,509
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

KOD

"Photograph""

"ATM"

"Kevin's Heart"

4
5,882 7,982
Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"Stranger Things" (w/ Chris Brown)

"Frozen"

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

5
9,844 7,800
Drake is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Scary Hours

"God's Plan"

"Nice for What"

"Duppy Freestyle" (Pusha T Diss)

6
1,008 882
XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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"F*ck Love" (w/ Trippie Redd)

"Sad!"

"Changes"

7
9,743 4,824
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
acapellasrverycool added

Astroworld

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

"STARGAZING"

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

8
6,991 5,223
ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 8 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)

9
6,899 5,693
Logic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Bobby Tarantino II

"44 More"

"Everyday" (w/ Marshmello)

"Pray" (w/ Sam Smith)

10
8,303 6,099
Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Beerbongs & Bentleys

"Psycho" (w/ Ty Dolla Sign)

"Ball for Me" (w/ Nicki Minaj)

"Better Now"

11
4,415 5,154
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
chgamingthing added

Bible of Love

12
3,984 5,880
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 12 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)

13
8,206 3,736
Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
DanAnderson added

Goodbye & Good Riddance

14
5,438 6,006
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Ye

"Lift Yourself"

"Violent Crimes"

15
6,167 4,674
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"This Is America"

"Saturday"

16
5,625 3,493
Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
KennyZzz1648 added

Beware the Book of Eli

17
2,659 4,779
2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 17 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)

18
6,078 3,378
21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"BBO" (w/ Migos)

"Now" (w/ Young Thug)

19
3,658 6,716
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Queen

20
5,717 2,904
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
harry_main01 added

Tha Carter V

21
3,436 2,967
Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
JamesTattersfield added

"Percs"

"Sumo"

"Uh Huh"(feat.IDK)

"No Wave"(feat.IDK)

22
6,313 4,112
Migos is listed (or ranked) 22 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)

23
1,653 3,345
Royce da 5'9
Matt Cotter added

Book of Ryan

PRhyme 2

24
6,148 3,691
Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"Sauce It Up"

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

"Mood"

25
3,513 3,619
Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
acapellasrverycool added

"Okra"

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