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. 

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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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 2 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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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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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 4 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) 5 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) 6 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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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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Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 10 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 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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Kodak Black is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Lil Peep is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 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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Playboi Carti is listed (or ranked) 15 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) 16 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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YBN Nahmir is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Bryson Tiller is listed (or ranked) 18 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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Smokepurpp is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Lil Pump is listed (or ranked) 20 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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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is listed (or ranked) 21 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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YoungBoy Never Broke Again is listed (or ranked) 22 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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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
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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Tee Grizzley is listed (or ranked) 25 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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6ix9ine is listed (or ranked) 26 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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Lil Xan is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Amine is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Russ is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Nicki Minaj is listed (or ranked) 30 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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Suicideboys is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
EmirOrAli added $uicideBoy$ I Want To Die In New Orleans 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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Pouya is listed (or ranked) 32 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) 33 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added BlocBoy JB

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Yung Gravy is listed (or ranked) 34 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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Yung Bans is listed (or ranked) 35 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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Night Lovell is listed (or ranked) 36 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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Xavier Wulf is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Desiigner is listed (or ranked) 38 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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Comethazine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added Comethazine

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Chris Travis is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Landon Cube is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
YeBoiDashie added Landon Cube

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Robb Banks is listed (or ranked) 42 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) 43 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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Bhad Bhabie is listed (or ranked) 44 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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Saweetie is listed (or ranked) 45 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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Megan Thee Stallion is listed (or ranked) 46 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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Yung Simmie is listed (or ranked) 47 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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Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
fdrokfoza956 added Cardi B 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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Icyyactivist is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
SoundcloudAdmin added Icyyactivist

icyyactivist (born September 24th 2001) is a rapper from Rockford, Illnois who is best known for the catchy tempo and vibes in the songs he produces. He is a 16 year old upcoming artist.

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bbno$ is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud
defal.t added bbno$ bb steps, Baby Gravy EP

Alexander Gumuchian (a.k.a. bbno$) is a rapper from Vancouver. Posting his first song “nah” in April of 2016, he has ascended the ranks of SoundCloud rapidly.