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The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Updated May 1, 2020 569.4k votes 48.4k voters 567.8k 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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  • Kendrick Lamar1
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    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
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    Goodbye & Good Riddance

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  • J. Cole3
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    KOD

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    "ATM"

    "Kevin's Heart"

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  • Travis Scott4
    12,087
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    "Watch" (w/ Kanye West, Lil Uzi Vert)

    "STARGAZING"

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

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  • 21 Savage5
    7,493
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    "BBO" (w/ Migos)

    "Now" (w/ Young Thug)

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  • Mac Miller6
    830
    356

    voting closed at #6

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    Swimming

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  • Lil Wayne7
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    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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    #52 of 200 The Best Underground Rappers#4 of 56 The Best Rappers From Florida

  • Swae Lee10
    3,535
    1,901

    SR3MM

    Spoil My Night (w/ Post Malone)

    SICKO MODE (w/ Travis Scott and Drake)

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  • Lil Uzi Vert11
    7,427
    4,262

    "Sauce It Up"

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

    "Mood"

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  • Post Malone12
    9,956
    7,314

    Beerbongs & Bentleys

    "Psycho" (w/ Ty Dolla Sign)

    "Ball for Me" (w/ Nicki Minaj)

    "Better Now"

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  • Migos13
    7,362
    4,847

    Culture II

    "Walk It Talk It" (w/ Drake)

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

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  • Kodak Black14
    2,874
    1,681

    Kodak Black

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  • Lil Baby15
    3,344
    1,632

    Harder Than Ever

    Drip Harder

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  • Meek Mill16
    2,858
    1,770

    Legends of the Summer EP

    "Stay Woke" (w/ Miguel)

    "Milidelphia"

    "Dangerous" (w/ Jeremih & PnB Rock)

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  • ASAP Rocky17
    8,446
    6,275

    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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  • Childish Gambino18

    "This Is America"

    "Saturday"

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  • Rae Sremmurd19
    3,632
    2,602

    SR3MM

    "Powerglide" (w/ Juicy J)

    "Chanel" (w/ Pharrell Williams)

    "Close" (w/ Travis Scott)

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  • Lil Skies20
    3,980
    2,919

    Life of a Dark Rose

    "Lust"

    "Creeping" (w/ Rich the Kid)

    "Lettuce Sandwich"

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  • YoungBoy Never Broke Again21

    Until Death Call My Name

    "No Smoke"

    "Outside Today"

    "Diamond Teeth Samurai"

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  • Drake22
    11,752
    9,477

    Scary Hours

    "God's Plan"

    "Nice for What"

    "Duppy Freestyle" (Pusha T Diss)

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  • Eminem23
    15,406
    12,911

    Kamikaze

    "Chloraseptic Remix"

    "Caterpillar" (Feat Eminem)

     

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  • Ice Cube24
    2,561
    1,969
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  • Future25
    3,013
    2,272

    BeastMode 2

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