Rap 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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YNW Melly is listed (or ranked) 2 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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YBN Nahmir is listed (or ranked) 3 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 Nas X is listed (or ranked) 4 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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YBN Cordae is listed (or ranked) 5 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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DaBaby is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Blueface is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Gunna is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Roddy Ricch is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Lil Mosey is listed (or ranked) 10 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) 11 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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Sheck Wes is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Saweetie is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Young Nudy is listed (or ranked) 15 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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PewDiePie is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Dave is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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David Orobosa Omoregie (born 5 June 1998), known mononymously as Dave, is a British rapper. Dave released his debut EP Six Paths in 2016, to critical and commercial success, after the release of ...more
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Remy Ma is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Yung Bans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
Yung Bans (born May 25, 1999) is an Atlanta rapper who went viral with his single "4TSpoon." He has also collaborated with artists such as Playboi Carti, Lil Water, and Yung Lean.
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Jacki-O is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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Angela Kohn, better known as Jacki-O, is an American rapper from Miami, Florida, who is currently signed to her own label Jack Movement Entertainment. She got her first break in 2003 with the ...more
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Missy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 21 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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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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Mary J. Blige & Friends is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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Mary J. Blige & Friends is a compilation album by American recording artist Mary J. Blige. Released on October 31, 2006 it was sold exclusively in Circuit City stores, and includes tracks ...more
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Math Hoffa is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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Slim Jesus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Rappers Of 2019, Ranked
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Easton Phillips (born 1997), better known by his stage name Slim Jesus, is an American rapper from Hamilton, Ohio.