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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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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Kamikaze

"Chloraseptic Remix"

"Caterpillar" (Feat Eminem)

 

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#140 of 455 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years #228 of 282 The Best (Male) Actors Working Todayfeaturing The Best Eminem Songs of All Time

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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)

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#227 of 276 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World #190 of 455 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Yearsfeaturing The Best Songs Ft. Kendrick Lamar

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

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#402 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #26 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #29 of 507 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

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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)

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#1,960 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #29 of 465 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singersfeaturing The Best Songs Ft. Drake

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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"

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#1,568 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #9 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappersfeaturing The Best XXXTentacion Songs, Ranked

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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 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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#1,941 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #6 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappersfeaturing The Best Travis Scott Songs

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Logic is listed (or ranked) 8 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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ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 9 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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#1,916 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #1 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappersfeaturing The Best Songs Ft. A$AP Rocky

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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 11 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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#18 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #98 of 507 The Greatest Rappers Of All Timefeaturing The Best Post Malone Songs

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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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"Alone" (w/ Halsey and Setfflon Don)

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

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#989 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #5 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappersfeaturing The Best Songs Ft. Big Sean

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Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 14 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)

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Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Ski Mask The Slump God ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
JamesTattersfield added Denzel Curry

"Percs"

"Sumo"

"Uh Huh"(feat.IDK)

"No Wave"(feat.IDK)

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Royce da 5'9" is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
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Book of Ryan

PRhyme 2

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#258 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #37 of 507 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #119 of 346 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

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Migos is listed (or ranked) 23 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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#1,966 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #22 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappersfeaturing The Best Songs Ft. Migos

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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"

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J.I.D is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked