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The Best Rap Songs Of 2018 

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Updated May 1, 2020 147.6k votes 16.6k voters 373.1k views 137 items

Update: Dive into the best new hip hop with our list of 2020's top rap songs.

With popular hip-hop artists like Kendrick Lamar, Drake, and Cardi B churning out new hits produced by the biggest rap producers today, it's hard to pinpoint the best rap songs of 2018, as well as the best rap albums of 2018. New rap songs are innovative, catchy, and - in recent history - often contain thoughtful politically charged lyrics. What are the top rap songs of the year? Which songs that top the rap charts are truly the best of the best? Help determine the best new rap music here, and then go back in time to vote on the best rap songs of 2017

Which recent rap songs did you love? From popular rap songs to songs produced by independent artists, which songs do you feel deserve critical acclaim? This list of 2018 rap songs will help rank the newest rap songs and ultimately the top rap song right now. Featuring Lil Yachty, Brian, 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Pump, and more, the most popular rappers of 2018 are releasing new hip hop songs everyday.  

Vote for the top 2018 hip hop songs below. If you feel anything is missing from this year's new hip hop music, feel free to add it to the list. 

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Juice WRLD
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XXXTENTACION
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Post Malone, Ty Dolla Sign
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Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future
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Drake
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rylanberthold added BlocBoy JB, Drake
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tjohnson4907 added XXXTentacion
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The Dankest Meme added Rich The Kid
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J. Cole
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m_dub11 added Eminem
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m_dub11 added Eminem
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ASAP Rocky, Skepta
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Kendrick Lamar, SZA
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BRUHITZVJ added XXXTENTACION
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Famous Dex
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Rae Sremmurd, Juicy J
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The Dankest Meme added Joey Bada$$, XXXTENTACION
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The Dankest Meme added YBN Nahmir
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Logic
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ASAP Rocky, Moby
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Royce Da 5'9", Eminem, King Green
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Travis Scott, Kanye West, Lil Uzi Vert
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NaiRuBy added XXXTENTACION, Joey Bada$$