The Best New Rappers Of 2023

Over 200 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of 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.

Photo: Ice Spice / YouTube
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  • Nardo Wick
    184 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
  • Ice Spice
    212 votes
    Isis Gaston (born January 1, 2000), known professionally as Ice Spice, is an American rapper. She began rapping in 2021, and she rose to popularity with her 2022 single "Munch (Feelin' U)." Ice ...more
  • GloRilla
    161 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
  • Yeat
    194 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
  • Cochise
    101 votes
    Terrell Anthony Cox, known professionally as Cochise (formerly known as Yung Cochise), is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. His song "Tell Em" with fellow rapper Snot peaked at number 64 on ...more
  • SoFaygo
    133 votes
    Andre Dontrel Burt Jr. (born October 3, 2001), known professionally as SoFaygo (formerly stylized as $oFaygo), is an American rapper. In 2020, Burt released the Angelic 7 mixtape, which was produced ...more