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 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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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
ConnorAndre added Juice WRLD All Girls Are The Same, Lucid Dreams

Jared Higgins (born December 2, 1998), known professionally as Juice WRLD, is an American rapper from Calumet Park, Illinois. Higgins made headlines when he signed a $3,000,000 deal with Interscope Records. Known primarily for his work on SoundCloud, his music has been described as "emo-leaning and genre-bending."

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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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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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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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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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Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Lil Peep is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Lil Yachty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
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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Kodak Black is listed (or ranked) 13 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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YBN Nahmir is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Playboi Carti is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Rich the Kid is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Bryson Tiller is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Lil Pump is listed (or ranked) 19 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) 20 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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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is listed (or ranked) 21 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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YoungBoy Never Broke Again is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Wifisfuneral is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Ugly God is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
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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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
1525053266880 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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Tee Grizzley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added Terry Sanchez Wallace (born March 23, 1994), known professionally as Tee Grizzley, is an American rapper from the West Side of Detroit, Michigan. He is best known for his singles "First Day ...more

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Suicideboys is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
EmirOrAli added I Want To Die In New Orleans

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Suicideboys, stylized as $uicideboy$, are a hip hop duo consisting of members Scott Arceneaux Jr. ($lick Sloth, $crim) and Aristos Pertrou (Ruby Da Cherry). Since its founding in 2014, more than ...more

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6ix9ine is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
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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Chief Keef is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
1525053266880 added Finally Rich, Back From the Dead, I Don't Like Keith Cozart, better known by his stage name Chief Keef, is an American rapper and record producer from Chicago, Illinois. Keef began finding success in his music career while under house ...more

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Migos is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
1525053266880 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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Amine is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added Adam Aminé Daniel, professionally known as Aminé, is an American rapper.

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Famous Dex is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
1525053266880 added Dex Meets Dexter Famous Dex (born September 6, 1993) is a Chicago rapper known for his songs "Try Me (Remix)" and "Bottle After Bottle." He followed his debut mixtape release Never Seen It ...more

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Comethazine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added Comethazine

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Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
1525053266880 added The State vs. Radric Davis, Back to the Trap House, Trap God Radric Delantic Davis, better known by his stage name Gucci Mane, is an American rapper. He debuted in 2005 with Trap House, followed by Hard to Kill in 2006, Trap-A-Thon, and Back to the Trap ...more

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Pouya is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
1519704292721 added Pouya Underground Underdog

Kevin Pouya (Born Dec. 20, 1994) is a rapper from Miami F.L. he is mainly influenced of bone thugs n harmony which is where he alter name baby bone comes from..... Pouya oftenly works with fatt nick releasing many mixtapes for the first few years of his career 

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BlocBoy JB is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added BlocBoy JB

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Landon Cube is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added Landon Cube

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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
12392696 added Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, Starships Onika Tanya Maraj, better known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian rapper, singer and songwriter. Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago and raised in Jamaica, Queens, New York, ...more

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Lil Xan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
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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Russ is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
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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Yung Bans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
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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Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
fdrokfoza956 added 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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Xavier Wulf is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
1519704292721 added Xavier Wulf Wolf Gang's Rodolphe, Damare Shizukani, Shut up be Quiet

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Yung Gravy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
previewsn00p added Yung Gravy Thanksgiving's Eve, Mr. Clean - EP, Yung Gravity - EP

Matthew Hauri, better known by his stage name, Yung Gravy, is an American rapper. He is best known for his single mother "Mr. Clean” who, since release, has amassed tens of millions of fans online across platforms.

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Tay-K is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
1525053266880 added SantanaWorld Taymor Travon McIntyre (born June 16, 2000), better known by his stage name Tay-K, is an American rapper from Arlington, Texas. He is best known for his hit song "The Race", which ...more

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Night Lovell is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
1519704292721 added Night Lovell Concept Vague, Red Teenage Melody

Shermar Paul better known as Night Lovell (Born may 29, 1996) is from Ottawa Canada. the stage Name Lovell came from his fathers middle name...... Night Lovell has released 2 projects thus far 

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Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
1525053266880 added Hookah, Lifestyle Jeffrey Williams, better known by his stage name Young Thug, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He is known for the single "Stoner", as well as his collaborations with fellow ...more

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Desiigner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added Sidney Royel Selby III, better known by his stage name Desiigner, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, record executive and actor.

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Lil Baby is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
1525053266880 added Lil Baby Harder Than Ever, Harder Than Hard, Too Hard

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Scarlxrd is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
1525053266880 added Scarlxrd Chaxsthexry