The Best New Rappers Of 2023

From on-the-rise Gen Z female rappers GloRilla and Ice Spice to 2022 XXL Freshman classmates Nardo Wick and Cochise, 2023's roster of best new rappers gives previous years a run for their money. Southern rappers MAVI and Duke Deuce continue to grind in the studio; and Big Boss Vette and Monaleo just dropped new singles (with more potential records in the works). After years of doing City Girls' makeup, Saucy Santana has finally paved his own path as a rapper, with XXL Freshman recognition under his belt; and multi-talented singer-rapper prodigy DOECHII is just getting started with a fire SZA collaboration on the charts and viral praises from Doja Cat.

Which trending new hip hop artists are you most excited to see live, and whose albums or mixtapes are you currently listening to? Vote below for the best new rappers of 2023, and be sure to also check out this year's top new rap songs afterwards.

  • Nardo Wick
    58 votes
    Horace Bernard Walls III (born December 30, 2001), better known by his stage name Nardo Wick, is an American rapper from Jacksonville, Florida. He is signed to Flawless Entertainment and RCA Records. ...more
  • Yeat
    66 votes
    Noah Oliver Smith (born February 26, 2000), known professionally as Yeat, is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer from Portland, Oregon. Yeat rose to popularity in 2021 after the ...more
  • KayCyy
    28 votes
    Mark Makora Mbogo (born September 23, 1997), known professionally as KayCyy, is a Kenyan-American rapper, singer, and songwriter. or KayCyy Pluto Born in Kenya, Mbogo moved with his family to St. ...more
  • GloRilla
    53 votes
    Gloria Hallelujah Woods (born ), known professionally as GloRilla is an American rapper She rose to prominence after releasing her 2022 song "F.N.F. (Let's Go)" (with Hitkidd), which is nominated for ...more
  • Monaleo
    14 votes
    Leondra Roshawn Gay (born April 24, 2001), known professionally as Monaleo, is an American rapper and songwriter. In September 2020, she released a snippet of her debut single "Beating Down Yo Block" ...more
  • Bandmanrill
    13 votes
    Bandmanrill, known professionally as Bandmanrill, is an American rapper and songwriter. He began rapping in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic and is noted as a pioneer of the hip-hop scene with his ...more