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
6,862 5,635
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
7,217 4,193
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
5,323 2,758
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
acapellasrverycool added

Astroworld

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

"STARGAZING"

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

4
5,661 4,164
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

KOD

"Photograph""

"ATM"

"Kevin's Heart"

5
5,787 4,504
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)

6
4,005 3,019
ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 6 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)

7
1,008 882
XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
voting closed at #14

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

"Sad!"

"Changes"

8
3,319 4,037
Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"Stranger Things" (w/ Chris Brown)

"Frozen"

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

9
4,817 3,588
Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Beerbongs & Bentleys

"Psycho" (w/ Ty Dolla Sign)

"Ball for Me" (w/ Nicki Minaj)

"Better Now"

10
4,307 2,003
Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
DanAnderson added

Goodbye & Good Riddance

11
3,047 1,650
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
harry_main01 added

Tha Carter V

12
3,667 2,988
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"This Is America"

"Saturday"

13
3,777 3,237
Logic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Bobby Tarantino II

"44 More"

"Everyday" (w/ Marshmello)

"Pray" (w/ Sam Smith)

14
2,991 2,076
21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"BBO" (w/ Migos)

"Now" (w/ Young Thug)

15
3,950 2,699
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
3,051 1,994
Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
KennyZzz1648 added

Beware the Book of Eli

17
2,332 3,160
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 17 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)

18
2,249 2,713
Snoop Dogg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
chgamingthing added

Bible of Love

19
3,168 3,353
Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Ye

"Lift Yourself"

"Violent Crimes"

20
3,781 2,496
Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"Sauce It Up"

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

"Mood"

21
1,737 1,591
Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
JamesTattersfield added

"Percs"

"Sumo"

"Uh Huh"(feat.IDK)

"No Wave"(feat.IDK)

22
1,968 1,307
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
harry_main01 added

I Might Need Security

Wala Cam

Work Out

23
2,492 2,181
Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 23 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)

24
1,525 2,472
2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 24 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)

25
2,219 3,600
Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Queen

26
2,124 2,244
Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
acapellasrverycool added

"Okra"

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

27
1,419 706
Lil Baby is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Harder Than Ever

Drip Harder

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
988 544
Kodak Black is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
jldiefen added

30
2,609 2,523
Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 30 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)

31
1,528 1,722
Kid Cudi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Kids See Ghosts

32
1,312 748
Swae Lee is listed (or ranked) 32 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)

33
2,077 1,567
Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Life of a Dark Rose

"Lust"

"Creeping" (w/ Rich the Kid)

"Lettuce Sandwich"

34
2,008 1,469
Rae Sremmurd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

SR3MM

"Powerglide" (w/ Juicy J)

"Chanel" (w/ Pharrell Williams)

"Close" (w/ Travis Scott)

35
1,467 1,137
Future is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

BeastMode 2

36
1,937 1,436
YoungBoy Never Broke Again is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Until Death Call My Name

"No Smoke"

"Outside Today"

"Diamond Teeth Samurai"

37
1,242 1,350
Nas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Matt Cotter added

Nasir

38
1,358 1,855
Pusha T is listed (or ranked) 38 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)

39
852 1,563
Royce da 5'9
Matt Cotter added

Book of Ryan

PRhyme 2

40
1,299 1,062
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
1,450 1,291
Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 41 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)

42
1,026 718
Meek Mill is listed (or ranked) 42 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)

43
1,117 919
Ice Cube is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
chgamingthing added

44
726 539
50 Cent is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
hiram added

45
866 901
J.I.D. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
Big1400 added J.I.D.

46
1,382 1,134
Rich the Kid is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
acapellasrverycool added

The World Is Yours

"Plug Walk"

"Dead Friends"

"Lost It" (w/ Quavo and Offset)

47
1,298 1,313
G-Eazy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

"1942" (w/ Yo Gotti and YBN Nahmir)

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

48
631 430
Gunna is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

Drip Harder

49
845 637
Lil Yachty is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked
PatrickMedvin added

Lil Boat 2

Nuthin 2 Prove

50
1,166 1,130
ASAP Ferg is listed (or ranked) 50 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)