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The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

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Update: Dive into the best new hip hop with our list of 2020's top rap songs.

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 Lamar1
    17,298
    9,425

    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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  • Juice WRLD2
    11,575
    5,159

    Goodbye & Good Riddance

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  • J. Cole3
    14,915
    8,649

    KOD

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    "ATM"

    "Kevin's Heart"

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  • Travis Scott4
    13,544
    6,563

    Astroworld

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

    "STARGAZING"

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

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  • 21 Savage5
    8,199
    4,553

    "BBO" (w/ Migos)

    "Now" (w/ Young Thug)

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  • Mac Miller6
    896
    379

    voting closed at #6

    Mac Miller

    Swimming

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  • Lil Wayne7
    7,946
    4,096

    Tha Carter V

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  • Chance The Rapper8

    I Might Need Security

    Wala Cam

    Work Out

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  • Ski Mask The Slump God9

    Beware the Book of Eli

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  • Swae Lee10
    3,917
    2,108

    SR3MM

    Spoil My Night (w/ Post Malone)

    SICKO MODE (w/ Travis Scott and Drake)

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  • Lil Uzi Vert11
    8,239
    4,757

    "Sauce It Up"

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

    "Mood"

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  • Post Malone12
    11,060
    8,115

    Beerbongs & Bentleys

    "Psycho" (w/ Ty Dolla Sign)

    "Ball for Me" (w/ Nicki Minaj)

    "Better Now"

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  • Migos13
    8,219
    5,397

    Culture II

    "Walk It Talk It" (w/ Drake)

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

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  • Lil Baby14
    3,793
    1,855

    Harder Than Ever

    Drip Harder

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  • Kodak Black15
    3,186
    1,862

    Kodak Black

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  • Meek Mill16
    3,149
    1,963

    Legends of the Summer EP

    "Stay Woke" (w/ Miguel)

    "Milidelphia"

    "Dangerous" (w/ Jeremih & PnB Rock)

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  • Childish Gambino17

    "This Is America"

    "Saturday"

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  • ASAP Rocky18
    9,365
    6,967

    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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  • Rae Sremmurd19
    4,052
    2,884

    SR3MM

    "Powerglide" (w/ Juicy J)

    "Chanel" (w/ Pharrell Williams)

    "Close" (w/ Travis Scott)

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  • YoungBoy Never Broke Again20

    Until Death Call My Name

    "No Smoke"

    "Outside Today"

    "Diamond Teeth Samurai"

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  • Lil Skies21
    4,448
    3,249

    Life of a Dark Rose

    "Lust"

    "Creeping" (w/ Rich the Kid)

    "Lettuce Sandwich"

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  • Drake22
    13,041
    10,475

    Scary Hours

    "God's Plan"

    "Nice for What"

    "Duppy Freestyle" (Pusha T Diss)

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  • Eminem23
    17,127
    14,397

    Kamikaze

    "Chloraseptic Remix"

    "Caterpillar" (Feat Eminem)

     

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  • Ice Cube24
    2,852
    2,197
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  • Future25
    3,371
    2,550

    BeastMode 2

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