rappers The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud  

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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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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
XXXTentacion 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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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 3 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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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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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 6 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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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 8 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) 9 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 Skies is listed (or ranked) 10 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 Yachty is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Playboi Carti is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 13 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 Peep is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Rich the Kid is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added Rich the Kid 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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Bryson Tiller is listed (or ranked) 16 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 Pump is listed (or ranked) 17 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

The Best Underground Rappers

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Smokepurpp is listed (or ranked) 18 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) 19 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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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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YoungBoy Never Broke Again is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
princ3ss.13 added YoungBoy Never Broke Again 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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Kodak Black is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added Kodak Black Dieuson Octave, better known by his stage name Kodak Black, is an American rapper from Pompano Beach, Florida.

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Russ is listed (or ranked) 23 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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YBN Nahmir is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added YBN Nahmir 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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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
12392696 added Nicki Minaj 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) 26 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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Pouya is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Yung Gravy is listed (or ranked) 28 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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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie 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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1519704292721 added xavier Wulf Wolf Gang's Rodolphe, Damare Shizukani, Shut up be Quiet

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6ix9ine is listed (or ranked) 31 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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Night Lovell is listed (or ranked) 32 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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Tee Grizzley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added Tee Grizzley 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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Chris Travis is listed (or ranked) 34 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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Robb Banks is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
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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A-F-R-O is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
1519704292721 added A-F-R-O A-F-R-O-POLO, Tales from the Basement, Out of the Cacoon

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Desiigner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added Desiigner 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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Amine is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added Amine Adam Aminé Daniel, professionally known as Aminé, is an American rapper.

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Yung Simmie is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
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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Megan Thee Stallion is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
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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Don Q is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
1519704292721 added Don Q Don Talk, Don Season, Corner Stories

Donald Quilio (born April 28, 1990) is from the Bronx New York City...... best known for his stage name Don Q has bin making music since 2016 

Don Q (born April 28, 1990) is an American rapper from The Bronx, New York. He and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie were both featured on the Young Scooter track "Diamonds." He was also featured ...more

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Blocboy JB is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added Blocboy JB

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Eazy Mac is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
1519704292721 added Eazy Mac Music for the Visually Impared

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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Saweetie is listed (or ranked) 44 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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Yung Bans is listed (or ranked) 45 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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1519704292721 added Doom Squad

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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Stefflon Don is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added Stefflon Don Stephanie Victoria Allen (born 14 December 1991), better known by her stage name Stefflon Don, is an English rapper, singer and songwriter. She first appeared in the song "London" by ...more

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Bhad Bhabie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added Bhad Bhabie These Heaux

Danielle Bregoli (born March 26, 2003) better known by her stage name Bhad Bhabie, also known as The Cash Me Outside Girl, is a rapper who gained her fame from her appearence on 'Dr.Phil' and said Cash Me Ousside How Bow Dah. After she said that she became a meme. People expected her to have 5 minute fame moment, but they were wrong. Danielle dropped her song 'These Heaux' which made the BillBoard Top 100. Now she is dropping songs such as: Hi Bich, Mama Dont Worry, Hi Bich Remix, Both Of Em, and much much more. She also appeared with Asian Doll, YBN Nahmir, Rich The Kid and Lil Yachty. She is going to drop 15 more songs in Summer of 2018. Also working on a song and album with Ty Dolla $ign. She now is on her 32 city tour called Bhanned In The Usa.

Danielle Bregoli Peskowitz (born March 26, 2003), also known by her stage name Bhad Bhabie, is an American rapper and social media personality. She became known for the viral video meme and ...more

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Matt Ox is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
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Asian Doll is listed (or ranked) 50 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.