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List Rules Only rappers who got their star on SoundCloud.

A surprising amount of underground rappers 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. 

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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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
qlirimcurrii2 added Travis Scott 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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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
XXXTentacion Bad Vibes Forever, 17, Revenge Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, known professionally as XXXTentacion is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Lauderhill, Florida.

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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Lil Uzi Vert 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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Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Ski Mask The Slump God 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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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Post Malone 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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Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Trippie Redd 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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Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Denzel Curry 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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Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
leonardo added Lil Dicky 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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Lil Yachty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Lil Yachty Teenage Emotions, Summer Songs 2, Lil Boat Miles Parks McCollum, known professionally as Lil Yachty, is an American rapper and singer.

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Lil Peep is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Lil Peep 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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Playboi Carti is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Playboi Carti 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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Bryson Tiller is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Bryson Tiller 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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Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Lil Skies 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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Lil Pump is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Lil Pump 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) 15 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Smokepurpp 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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Ugly God is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Ugly God The Booty Tape Royce Rodriguez (born September 19, 1996), better known by his stage name Ugly God, is an American rapper and record producer from Indiana. He is best known for his hit 2016 single,

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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added 21 Savage 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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Russ is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Russ There's Really a Wolf, How to Rob, Silence Russell Vitale (born September 26, 1992), known by his stage name and mononym Russ, is an American hip hop recording artist, singer-songwriter and record producer. He is known for his singles ...more

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6ix9ine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
6ix9ine Day69 Daniel Hernandez (born May 8, 1996), known by his stage name 6ix9ine ("six-nine"), also stylized Teka$hi 6ix9ine or Teka$hi69, is an American rapper. Hernandez's commercial debut ...more

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Wifisfuneral is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
JoeAnderson added Wifisfuneral Black Heart Revenge, When Hell Falls, Boy Who Cried Wolf

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Lil Xan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
lil xan Diego Leanos (born September 6, 1996), known professionally as Lil Xan, is an American rapper of Mexican descent from Redlands, California. He is best known for his breakout hit ...more

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1519704292721 added Megan thee Stallion Make it Hot Megan Thee Stallion (born February 15, 1995) is an American hip-hop recording artist who is recognized for the singles "No Heart Remake," "Cypher Verse," and ...more

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Chris Travis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Chris Travis Waterszn, Forgive Me, Shark Boy Christopher "Chris" Travis (born December 2, 1993) is an American rapper and record producer from Orange Mound, Memphis, Tennessee. He began his career in 2011 as a member of ...more

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Saweetie is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
1523711636432 added Saweetie Icy Grl

Diamonté Harpe (born 3 July 1993), known professionally as Saweetie, is an American rapper and songwriter from Hayward, California. After the success of her debut single, "Icy Grl", she was signed to Warner Bros. Records.

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1519704292721 added Yung Simmie Simmie Season, Basement Music, shut up and vibe

Andrew Thomas (Born Dec. 19 1993) better known for his stage name Yung Simmie is an american recording artist from Miami F.L.Thomas has been making music since 2009 Yung Simmie has made multiple mixtapes, and he also started in a group named the raider klan 

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Mac Barett better known for his stage name Eazy Mac is a Native Canadian man from Calgary Alberta Canada..... he is an independant artist that has released 1 project thus far 

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Doom Squad is a Rap Trio from Edmonton Alberta Canada.... the trio consist of members Trippz, Kryple, And Ninelivez. The Group Has been making music since September 2013 and has released many cyphers and some albums  

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1519704292721 added Robb Bank$ year of the Savage, No Rooftops, Tha City Richard O'Neil Burrell, better known by his stage name Robb Banks, is an American hip hop recording artist.

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Yung Bans is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Yung Bans Yung Bans Vol. 3 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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PRIMO$UX is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
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Diverse, emo, and upright rowdy contemporary. with bangers like 'Exhausting' and 'CUJO.' you can defintley expect to see him on your timeline.

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Asian Doll is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Asian Doll Kill Bill, Vol. 1, Outtaspace Asian Doll (born December 7, 1997) is a rapper notable for her 2016 mixtape "Drippin In Glo." She later released another album called Project Princess Vol. 1 in September 2016.

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Young Nudy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Young Nudy Nudy Land, Slimeball 2, Slimeball 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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Lil Wop is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Lil Wop Wopavelli, Angels & Demons Lil Wop (born October 17, 1993) is an Atlanta rapper who started making waves in the music industry after the release of his track titled "Lost My Mind." He signed to Gucci Mane's 1017 ...more

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Kodie Shane is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Kodie Shane Big Trouble Little Jupiter, Zero Gravity Kodie Shane (born October 28, 1998) is a rapper from Atlanta, Georgia and only female member of the group The Sailing Team who became known for her spotlight verse on their single "All ...more

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Rico Nasty is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
Rico Nasty Sugar Trap 2, Tales of Tacobella Maria Kelly (born May 7, 1997), better known by her stage name Rico Nasty, also known as Taco Bella, is a rapper who gained fame for singles such as "Hey Arnold," "Iggady ...more

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D Savage is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
D Savage 30 Round Clip D Savage 3900 (born July 18, 1998) is a rapper from Queens, New York who is best known for the song "30 Round Clip." He signed with Joey Fatts' Cutthroat Records.