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The Best Rappers with Lil in Their Names, Ranked

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Here are the best rappers with lil in their names. Rappers with "lil" names are among some of the most common rapper names in hip hop—especially after the surge of SoundCloud rappers in the late 2010s. Who is the best rapper with lil in their name?

Including Lil Wayne, Lil Pump, Lil Yachty, and Lil Uzi Vert, the list of rappers named Lil something feature popular American rappers as well as good international rappers and underrated female rappers. 

Vote up the best rappers with lil in their name. Feel free to add any best "lil" rappers missing from the list. After you are finished, head on over and vote on the best rappers from the 2000s!

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    Lil Wayne

    Tha Carter III, Tha Carter II
    Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record executive, entrepreneur, and actor. His career began in 1995,...  more

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    Lil Uzi Vert

    Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World, The Perfect Luv Tape

    Genres (Music)Hip hop, Trap, Cloud rap, Emo hip hop

    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, "Money...  more

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    Dominique Jones (born December 3, 1994), known professionally as Lil Baby, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known for his songs "Freestyle", "Yes Indeed" and "My Dawg", the...  more

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    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 with Atlantic Records. He...  more

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    Lil Yachty

    Teenage Emotions
    Miles Parks McCollum (born August 23, 1997), known professionally as Lil Yachty, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Yachty first gained recognition in August 2015 for his singles "One...  more


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    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 which came to...  more

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    Lil Dicky

    Professional Rapper
    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 Jon

    Crunk Rock, Snap Yo Fingers
    Jonathan Smith (born January 17, 1971), known professionally as Lil Jon, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and DJ based in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the lead frontman of the...  more

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    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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    Lil Durk

    Remember My Name, Lil Durk 2X
    Durk Derrick Banks, better known by his stage name Lil Durk is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He is signed to the major record label Def Jam as well as French Montana's Coke Boys imprint....  more

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    Lil' Kim

    The Naked Truth, Hard Core
    Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1974 or 1975), known professionally as Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, model, and actress. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she lived...  more

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    Lil Boosie

    Gangsta Musik, Survival of the Fittest

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap, Pop rap, Southern hip hop

    Torrence Hatch Jr. (born November 14, 1982) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, record producer and executive, better known by his stage name Boosie Badazz or simply Boosie (formerly...  more

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    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 "Betrayed", which...  more
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    Lil B

    I'm Gay (I'm Happy), Free Music: The Complete Myspace Collection
    Brandon Christopher McCartney (born August 17, 1989), professionally known as Lil B and as his alter ego The BasedGod, is an American rapper, motivational speaker and activist from Berkeley,...  more

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    Lil Bibby

    No Limitations
    Brandon George Dickinson Jr., better known by his stage name Lil Bibby, is an American hip hop rapper from Chicago, Illinois....  more
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    Lil Reese

    Supa Savage
    Tavares Taylor, better known by his stage name Lil Reese is an American rapper from Chicago, Illinois. He is signed to the major record label Def Jam Recordings....  more

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    Lil' Troy

    Sittin' Fat Down South, Back to Ballin

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

    Troy Lane Birklett (born February 24, 1966), better known by his stage name Lil' Troy, is an American rapper....  more

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    Lil Romeo

    Lil' Romeo, Lottery

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music

    Percy Romeo Miller (born August 19, 1989), formerly known as Lil' Romeo, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, and model. Miller gained fame as a rapper in the early 2000s after signing with No...  more

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    Lil' Cease

    Conspiracy, The Wonderful World of Cease A Leo
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    Lil Twist

    My Girl (Remix), Should've Never
    Christopher Lynn Moore, known by his stage name Lil Twist, is a rapper from Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas. He is currently signed to Young Money Entertainment. Lil Twist alongside his younger brother Lil...  more
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    Lil' Mo

    Based on a True Story, Meet the Girl Next Door

    Genres (Music)Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul, Electronic music, Contemporary R&B

    Cynthia Karen Loving (born November 19, 1978), best known by her stage name Lil' Mo, is an American singer, actress, radio personality and songwriter. She debuted on the music scene as Missy...  more
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