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.