Rappers The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud  

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List Rules Only rappers who got their start on SoundCloud.

A surprising amount of underground rappers, including some of the best emo rap artists, who went mainstream first found an audience on the German-based audio distribution platform known as SoundCloud. With so many new technologies that allow anyone to upload work for an audience, many independent filmmakers, singer/songwriters, authors, and other artistic types are able to gain a following without the assistance of agents, producers, or publishers. Some of the best underground rappers were able to forgo any kind of formal representation and get their voices into the world via SoundCloud. So, who are the best SoundCloud rappers?

Featuring mainstream rappers who were discovered on SoundCloud, like Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert, and up-and-coming SoundCloud rappers, like Lil Pump and 6ix9ine, this list of good SoundCloud rappers also includes Ski Mask the Slump God, Russ, Smokepurpp, Trippie Redd, and Ugly God. Don't forget about female SoundCloud rappers Rico Nasty, Asian Doll, and Kodie Shane.

The best SoundCloud rappers vary in terms of the type of art they produce, but all of them created a unique sound that allowed them to become famous. There are white SoundCloud rappers, like Post Malone, who rose to fame after uploading a single song that took off. Other rappers who started on SoundCloud had small followings when they began posting their music online, and gained fame quickly when their work reached a broader audience. Bryson Tiller, for example, had a fan base from a 2011 mix tape but his popularity sailed after he uploaded a song to SoundCloud in 2015. 

Which rappers discovered on SoundCloud do you like best? Vote your favorite artists to the top of the list. 

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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Bad Vibes Forever, 17, Revenge
Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, better known by his stage name XXXTentacion, was an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Born and raised in Plantation, Florida, Onfroy spent most of his childhood in ...more

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Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
You Will Regret, Members Only, Vol. 1
Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne, better known by his stage name Ski Mask the Slump God (or simply Ski Mask), is an American rapper from Broward County, Florida.

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1,643 594
Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
ConnorAndre added All Girls Are The Same, Lucid Dreams
Jarad Higgins, known professionally as Juice WRLD, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Calumet Park, Illinois. He is primarily known for his breakout hits, "All Girls Are the ...more

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2,226 924
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
qlirimcurrii2 added Owl Pharaoh
Jacques Webster, better known by his stage name Travis Scott, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from Houston, Texas. In 2012, Scott signed to Epic Records before ...more

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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Luv Is Rage 2, Luv Is Rage 1.5, 1017 vs. The World
Symere Woods (born July 31, 1994), known professionally as Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip hop recording artist. Based in Philadelphia, he gained recognition after releasing his debut single, ...more

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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Stoney, August 26th
Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist. He first gained major recognition in ...more

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1,643 965
Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
A Love Letter to You, Angels & Demons, White Room Project
Michael White IV (born June 18, 1999), known professionally as Trippie Redd, is an American rapper and singer. He is best known for his songs "Love Scars", "Dark Knight

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1,387 777
21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added
Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (born October 22, 1992), known professionally as 21 Savage, is an American rapper known for his mixtapes The Slaughter Tape (2015) and Slaughter King (2015) and his EPs ...more

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1,399 889
Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Lil Skies (born August 4, 1998) is a rapper from Pennsylvania who is best known for singles "Signs of Jealousy" and "Change Ya Life." In 2017, he signed a recording contract ...more

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1,621 1,051
Lil Peep is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Come Over When You're Sober, Pt. 1, Castles II
Gustav Åhr, known by his stage name Lil Peep, is an American rapper and singer. He was cited as one of the primary artists responsible for the post-emo revival with his style of hip hop ...more

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Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
13, Imperial, 32 Zel/Planet Shrooms
Denzel Curry is an American rapper from Carol City, Florida. He released an album titled Nostalgic 64 on September 3, 2013.

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732 398
Kodak Black is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added
Dieuson Octave, better known by his stage name Kodak Black, is an American rapper from Pompano Beach, Florida.

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1,360 983
Lil Yachty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Teenage Emotions, Summer Songs 2, Lil Boat
Miles Parks McCollum (born August 23, 1997), known professionally as Lil Yachty, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Yachty first gained recognition in August 2015 for his singles ...more

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1,149 835
Playboi Carti is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Playboi Carti
Jordan Terrell Carter (born September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name Playboi Carti, is an American rapper and model from Atlanta, Georgia. A former member of underground Atlanta label ...more

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560 344
YBN Nahmir is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added
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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331 139
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
acapellasrverycool added Acid Rap, Confident, Songs from Scratch: Paranoia
Chancelor Bennett, better known by his stage name Chance the Rapper, is an American hip hop recording artist from the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, he began to gain major ...more

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498 283
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added
Artist Julius Dubose (born December 6, 1995), better known by his stage name A Boogie wit da Hoodie (or simply A Boogie), is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is signed to ...more

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Rich the Kid is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added
Dimitri Leslie Roger, better known by his stage name Rich the Kid, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, record executive, and actor.

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Migos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
acapellasrverycool added Young Rich N*ggas, Versace, No Label 2
Migos is an American hip hop group based in Atlanta, Georgia. The group consists of Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset. Members Quavo and Takeoff are uncle and nephew; Offset is Quavo's cousin and also ...more

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Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
leonardo added
David Andrew Burd (born March 15, 1988), better known by his stage name Lil Dicky or LD, is an American rapper and comedian. He came to prominence with the release of the music video to his song ...more

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1,366 1,167
Lil Pump is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Lil Pump
Gazzy Garcia (born August 17, 2000), known professionally as Lil Pump, is an American rapper and songwriter. He began uploading songs to music sharing website SoundCloud in 2016, gaining almost ...more

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Smokepurpp is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Deadstar, Up Now, F*ck Next
Omar Pineiro (born May 15, 1997), known professionally as Smokepurpp, is an American rapper from Miami, Florida. Pineiro found success on the audio distribution platform SoundCloud in 2017 after ...more

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840 758
Bryson Tiller is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Bryson Djuan Tiller (born January 2, 1993), is an American singer, songwriter and rapper. Tiller initially gained notable recognition following the release of his debut single, ...more

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497 394
YoungBoy Never Broke Again is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
princ3ss.13 added
Kentrell DeSean Gaulden (born October 20, 1999), known professionally as YoungBoy Never Broke Again (or, simply, NBA YoungBoy), is an American rapper. He gained local attention and later ...more

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194 82
Lil Baby is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
acapellasrverycool added Harder Than Ever, Harder Than Hard, Too Hard
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