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
4,675 3,825
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
5,237 2,849
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
3,984 3,078
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

KOD

"Photograph""

"ATM"

"Kevin's Heart"

4
3,419 1,649
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 4 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)

5
2,328 2,792
Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"Stranger Things" (w/ Chris Brown)

"Frozen"

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

6
1,008 882
XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
voting closed at #14

?

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

"Sad!"

"Changes"

7
4,218 3,193
Drake is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Scary Hours

"God's Plan"

"Nice for What"

"Duppy Freestyle" (Pusha T Diss)

8
3,412 2,653
Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Beerbongs & Bentleys

"Psycho" (w/ Ty Dolla Sign)

"Ball for Me" (w/ Nicki Minaj)

"Better Now"

9
2,834 2,083
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)

10
2,719 1,297
Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
DanAnderson added

Goodbye & Good Riddance

11
1,753 2,288
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 11 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)

12
1,852 871
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
harry_main01 added

Tha Carter V

13
1,576 1,873
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
chgamingthing added

Bible of Love

14
2,771 2,347
Logic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Bobby Tarantino II

"44 More"

"Everyday" (w/ Marshmello)

"Pray" (w/ Sam Smith)

15
2,892 1,965
Migos is listed (or ranked) 15 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)

16
2,716 2,236
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"This Is America"

"Saturday"

17
2,389 2,516
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Ye

"Lift Yourself"

"Violent Crimes"

18
2,754 1,868
Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"Sauce It Up"

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

"Mood"

19
1,690 2,610
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Queen

20
2,101 1,431
Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
KennyZzz1648 added

Beware the Book of Eli

21
1,161 1,847
2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 21 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)

22
1,745 1,567
Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 22 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)

23
1,163 1,016
Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
JamesTattersfield added

"Percs"

"Sumo"

"Uh Huh"(feat.IDK)

"No Wave"(feat.IDK)

24
1,902 1,447
21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"BBO" (w/ Migos)

"Now" (w/ Young Thug)

25
1,636 1,706
Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
1525053266880 added

"Okra"

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

26
1,276 808
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
harry_main01 added

I Might Need Security

Wala Cam

Work Out

27
1,193 1,235
Kid Cudi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Kids See Ghosts

28
343 147
Mac Miller is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
voting closed at #25

Swimming

29
1,467 1,121
Rae Sremmurd is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

SR3MM

"Powerglide" (w/ Juicy J)

"Chanel" (w/ Pharrell Williams)

"Close" (w/ Travis Scott)

30
1,049 1,440
Pusha T is listed (or ranked) 30 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)

31
613 1,135
Royce da 5'9
Matt Cotter added

Book of Ryan

PRhyme 2

32
1,490 1,134
Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Life of a Dark Rose

"Lust"

"Creeping" (w/ Rich the Kid)

"Lettuce Sandwich"

33
1,921 1,893
Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 33 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)

34
911 975
Nas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Matt Cotter added

Nasir

35
1,381 1,067
YoungBoy Never Broke Again is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Until Death Call My Name

"No Smoke"

"Outside Today"

"Diamond Teeth Samurai"

36
988 792
Future is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

BeastMode 2

37
731 486
Swae Lee is listed (or ranked) 37 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)

38
1,009 980
Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 38 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)

39
643 271
Lil Baby is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Harder Than Ever

Drip Harder

40
877 748
Jay-Z is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Cristian Soto added

Everything is Love

"APESHIT"

"LOVEHAPPY"

"BOSS"

41
737 648
Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
chgamingthing added

42
347 264
50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
hiram added

43
901 883
ASAP Ferg is listed (or ranked) 43 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)

44
988 872
Rich the Kid is listed (or ranked) 44 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)

45
968 1,000
G-Eazy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"1942" (w/ Yo Gotti and YBN Nahmir)

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

46
582 470
Meek Mill is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
lazytitan413 added

Legends of the Summer EP

"Stay Woke" (w/ Miguel)

"Milidelphia"

"Dangerous" (w/ Jeremih & PnB Rock)

47
704 729
Playboi Carti is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Adam Luzader added

Die Lit

48
803 900
Tee Grizzley is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
KyleMitchell added

Activated

"Colors"

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

 

49
695 691
NF is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
td224776 added

"Let you down"

"WHY"

50
552 615
J.I.D. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Big1400 added J.I.D.