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The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Updated May 1, 2020 629.9k votes 48.3k voters 566.2k views84 items

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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  • 1
    Kendrick Lamar
    17,274
    9,399

    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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  • 2
    Juice WRLD
    11,511
    5,147

    Goodbye & Good Riddance

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  • 3
    J. Cole
    14,900
    8,636

    KOD

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    "ATM"

    "Kevin's Heart"

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  • 4
    Travis Scott
    13,523
    6,555

    Astroworld

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

    "STARGAZING"

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

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  • 5
    21 Savage
    8,192
    4,544

    "BBO" (w/ Migos)

    "Now" (w/ Young Thug)

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  • 6
    Mac Miller
    896
    379

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    Mac Miller

    Swimming

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  • 7
    Lil Wayne
    7,937
    4,086

    Tha Carter V

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  • 8
    Chance The Rapper

    I Might Need Security

    Wala Cam

    Work Out

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  • 9
    Ski Mask The Slump God

    Beware the Book of Eli

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  • 10
    Swae Lee
    3,914
    2,101

    SR3MM

    Spoil My Night (w/ Post Malone)

    SICKO MODE (w/ Travis Scott and Drake)

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    Lil Uzi Vert
    8,227
    4,752

    "Sauce It Up"

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

    "Mood"

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    Post Malone
    11,053
    8,106

    Beerbongs & Bentleys

    "Psycho" (w/ Ty Dolla Sign)

    "Ball for Me" (w/ Nicki Minaj)

    "Better Now"

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  • 13
    Lil Baby
    3,783
    1,849

    Harder Than Ever

    Drip Harder

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  • 14
    Migos
    8,213
    5,390

    Culture II

    "Walk It Talk It" (w/ Drake)

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

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  • 15
    Kodak Black
    3,179
    1,856

    Kodak Black

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  • 16
    Meek Mill
    3,145
    1,959

    Legends of the Summer EP

    "Stay Woke" (w/ Miguel)

    "Milidelphia"

    "Dangerous" (w/ Jeremih & PnB Rock)

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  • 17
    ASAP Rocky
    9,358
    6,964

    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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  • 18
    Childish Gambino

    "This Is America"

    "Saturday"

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  • 19
    Rae Sremmurd
    4,052
    2,879

    SR3MM

    "Powerglide" (w/ Juicy J)

    "Chanel" (w/ Pharrell Williams)

    "Close" (w/ Travis Scott)

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  • 20
    YoungBoy Never Broke Again

    Until Death Call My Name

    "No Smoke"

    "Outside Today"

    "Diamond Teeth Samurai"

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  • 21
    Drake
    13,032
    10,468

    Scary Hours

    "God's Plan"

    "Nice for What"

    "Duppy Freestyle" (Pusha T Diss)

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  • 22
    Lil Skies
    4,444
    3,242

    Life of a Dark Rose

    "Lust"

    "Creeping" (w/ Rich the Kid)

    "Lettuce Sandwich"

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  • 23
    Eminem
    17,118
    14,393

    Kamikaze

    "Chloraseptic Remix"

    "Caterpillar" (Feat Eminem)

     

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  • 24
    Ice Cube
    2,851
    2,190
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  • 25
    Future
    3,367
    2,548

    BeastMode 2

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