2019 The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked  

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List Rules Only rappers with fewer than two studio albums.

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 in 2019 includes Blueface, Tierra Whack, Lil Baby, Gunna, Noname, and Cardi B. Which new hip hop artists will have successful music careers? 

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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Lil Baby is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Dominique Jones (born December 3, 1994), known professionally as Lil Baby, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known for his songs "Freestyle", "Yes ...more
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DaBaby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Jonathan Kirk, known by his stage name DaBaby, is an American rapper from Charlotte, North Carolina. In early 2019 he signed with Interscope Records and released his debut studio album Baby on ...more
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YBN Cordae is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Cordae Dunston (born August 26, 1997), known professionally as YBN Cordae or Entendre, is an American rapper. Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, and raised in Suitland, Maryland — Dunston began ...more
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YNW Melly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Jamell Maurice Demons (born May 1, 1999), known professionally as YNW Melly, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Gifford, Florida. He is best known for his single "Murder on ...more
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Gunna is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Sergio Giavanni Kitchens (born June 14, 1993), known by his stage name Gunna, is an American rapper and songwriter. He is best known for his song "Drip Too Hard" in collaboration with
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Lil Nas X is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Montero Lamar Hill, known professionally as Lil Nas X, is an American rapper and singer from Atlanta, Georgia. He's best known for his country rap single "Old Town Road", which ...more
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Roddy Ricch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Rodrick Moore (born October 22, 1998), known professionally as Roddy Ricch is an American rapper and producer from Compton, California. He is signed to Bird Vision Entertainment at the moment. ...more
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Blueface is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Jonathan Porter (born January 20, 1997), known professionally as Blueface Bleedem or simply Blueface, is an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. After releasing his song "Respect ...more
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Polo G is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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Taurus Bartlett (born January 6, 1999), better known as Polo G, is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He is best known for his songs "Pop Out" and "Finer Things."
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YBN Nahmir is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Nick Simmons (born December 18, 1999), known professionally as YBN Nahmir, is an American rapper from Birmingham, Alabama. He is best known for his single "Rubbin Off the Paint", which ...more
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Lil Tjay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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Tione Merritt (born April 30, 2001), better known by his stage name Lil Tjay, is an American rapper and songwriter from the Bronx, New York. He is best known for his singles "Resume" ...more
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Lil Mosey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Lathan Moses Echols (born January 25, 2002), known professionally as Lil Mosey, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. His most commercially successful song, "Noticed", peaked ...more
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Flipp Dinero is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Christopher Saint Victor (born November 16, 1995), better known by his stage name Flipp Dinero, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his song "Leave Me ...more
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Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Belcalis Almanzar (born October 11, 1992), known professionally as Cardi B, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and media personality. Born and raised in The Bronx, New York, she first ...more
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Moneybagg Yo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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Demario DeWayne White, Jr., better known by his stage name Moneybagg Yo, is an American rapper. He signed to Yo Gotti's record label CMG in October 2016. He also signed a distribution deal with ...more
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Sheck Wes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Khadimou Rassoul Cheikh Fall (born September 10, 1998), known professionally as Sheck Wes, is an American rapper, songwriter and model. He is known widely for his 2017 song "Mo Bamba", ...more
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Remy Ma is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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Reminisce Smith, better known by her stage name Remy Ma, formerly Rémy Martin, is a Grammy-nominated American rapper and former member of Fat Joe's rap crew, Terror Squad. Ma was featured ...more
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PewDiePie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, better known by his online alias PewDiePie, is a Swedish producer of Let's Play videos on YouTube. Since 15 August 2013, PewDiePie's channel has been the most ...more
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Missy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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Melissa Arnette "Missy" Elliott is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, and record producer. Her first major success came as a songwriter with childhood friend and producer ...more
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Saweetie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Diamonté Harper (born July 2, 1993), known professionally as Saweetie, is an American rapper and songwriter from Hayward, California. After the release of her debut single, "Icy ...more
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Mary J. Blige is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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Mary Jane Blige is an American singer, songwriter, model, record producer, and actress. Starting her career as a background singer on Uptown Records in 1989, Blige released her first album, ...more
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Papoose is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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Shamele Mackie, better known by his stage name Papoose, is an American rapper. After breaking into the rap game in 2005 with DJ Kayslay with the release of his song "Alphabetical ...more
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Lil' Kim is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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Kimberly Denise Jones known by her stage name Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, living much of her ...more
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Young Nudy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Young Nudy (born December 17, 1992) is an Atlanta rapper with hits including "Tell Em Again, "Sex Appeal" and "Who Dat Is." He is known for his mixtapes Slimeball and
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Bhad Bhabie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Danielle Bregoli Peskowitz (born March 26, 2003), also known by her stage name Bhad Bhabie, is an American rapper and social media personality. She became known for the viral video meme and ...more