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The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked

Updated February 4, 2020 175.4k views27 items

List RulesOnly rappers with fewer than two studio albums.

Updated: check out our list of the top 10 new rappers of 2020!

Including artists featured on XXL's 2019 Freshman Class, here are the best new rappers of 2019 who are coming up in hip hop. Featuring popular female rappers and underground artists on the rise, this list of the hottest new rappers coming of age in 2019 includes Blueface, Tierra Whack, Lil Baby, Gunna, Noname, and Cardi B. Which new hip hop artists will have successful music careers? If you're wondering which upcoming names will top the rap game in 2020, this list will give you a good idea of who to watch.

Vote up the 2019 new rap artists who are destined for greatness, and add other hip hop newcomers who deserve to be on this list. 

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    DaBaby
    Jonathan Lyndale Kirk (born December 21, 1991), better known as DaBaby (formerly known as Baby... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Lil Baby
    Dominique Jones (born December 3, 1994), known professionally as Lil Baby, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    YNW Melly
    Jamell Maurice Demons (born May 1, 1999), known professionally as YNW Melly, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Polo G
    Taurus Tremani Bartlett (born January 6, 1999), better known as Polo G, is an American rapper... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Roddy Ricch
    Rodrick Moore (born October 22, 1998), known professionally as Roddy Ricch is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Lil Tjay
    Tione Merritt (born April 30, 2001), better known by his stage name Lil Tjay, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    YBN Cordae
    Cordae Amari Dunston (born August 26, 1997), known professionally as YBN Cordae, is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Gunna
    Sergio Giavanni Kitchens (born June 14, 1993), better known by his stage name Gunna, is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Blueface
    Jonathan Porter (born January 20, 1997), known professionally as Blueface Bleedem or simply... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Lil Nas X
    Montero Lamar Hill (born April 9, 1999), known professionally as Lil Nas X, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    YBN Nahmir
    Nick Simmons (born December 18, 1999), known professionally as YBN Nahmir, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Lil Mosey
    Lathan Moses Echols (born January 25, 2002), known professionally as Lil Mosey, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Cardi B
    Belcalis Almanzar (born October 11, 1992), known professionally as Cardi B, is an American... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Flipp Dinero
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    Sheck Wes
    Khadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall (born September 10, 1998), known professionally as Sheck Wes, is... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Saweetie
    Diamonté Harper (born July 2, 1993), known professionally as Saweetie, is an American rapper... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Yung Bans
    Yung Bans (born May 25, 1999) is an Atlanta rapper who went viral with his single "4TSpoon."... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Young Nudy
    Young Nudy (born December 17, 1992) is an Atlanta rapper with hits including "Tell Em Again,...Amazon buy button
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    Dave
    David Orobosa Omoregie (born 5 June 1998), known mononymously as Dave, is a British rapper.... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Tierra Whack
    Tierra Whack (born August 11, 1995) is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from North... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Bhad Bhabie
    Danielle Bregoli Peskowitz (born March 26, 2003), also known by her stage name Bhad Bhabie, is... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Don Toliver
    Caleb Zackery Toliver (born 1994), known professionally as Don Toliver, is an American rapper,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Noname
    Fatimah Nyeema Warner (born September 18, 1991), better known by her stage name Noname, is an... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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    Kid Trunks
    Minh Nguyen (born July 4, 2000), better known by the stage name Kid Trunks, is a... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
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    Asian Doll
    Asian Doll (born December 7, 1997) is a rapper notable for her 2016 mixtape "Drippin In Glo."...Amazon buy button