Rappers have always been at the forefront of pop culture since the ‘90s, but 2023’s hip-hop scene in particular is ready for world domination. Multi-talented artists Bad Bunny, Doja Cat, Drake, and Her Majesty Nicki Minaj remain forces to be reckoned with across the Billboard charts (and they don't plan on slowing down anytime soon). Trap-stars Lil Baby, Future, and Gunna continue to keep it real throughout their fire collaborations; and A-list newcomer Latto refuses to hold back her “big energy” with a Best New Artist Grammy nomination now under her belt. Superstars in-the-making Doechii, GloRilla, and Ice Spice inspire the next generation of female rappers throughout their unique performance styles and empowering verses; and Frank Ocean is slated to headline this spring's highly-anticipated Coachella music festival.
Which trending hip hop artists are you most excited to see live, and whose records are you currently listening to? Vote below for the best rappers of 2023, and be sure to also check out this year's top new rap songs afterwards.