Hip Hop Artists The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers  

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List Rules Rappers must be under 30 and currently making new music.

Hip hop heads, it's time to vote for who you believe will be future hip hop legends. From the best new rappers to the youngest rappers in the game right now, these rising hip hop artists are releasing fire mixtapes, top ten hits, and platinum albums. Who is currently the best young rapper making the hottest tracks of 2018

Featuring the best underground rappers who started on SoundCloud, XXL Freshman Class, and international rappers, this list of the best rappers under 30 includes Lil Yachty, Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples, Lil Dicky, Logic, Chance the Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, and more. 

Vote for the best new school rappers of 2018. Feel free to add any new wave rappers who deserve to be on this list of underrated rappers. 

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14,643 8,331
ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Long.Live.A$AP, Live. Love. ASAP, No Rest for the Wicked Rakim Mayers (born October 3, 1988), better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky (stylized as A$AP Rocky), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. He is a member of the hip ...more

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13,890 7,352
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
stevencrawford360 added Acid Rap, Confident, Songs from Scratch: Paranoia Chancelor Bennett, better known by his stage name Chance the Rapper, is an American hip hop recording artist from the Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, he began to gain major ...more

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14,780 8,146
Logic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
CameronZouvi added Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, Young Sinatra (Undeniable), Young Sinatra Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, known by his stage name Logic, is an American rapper. He was born and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He has amassed a large Internet following and is a member of ...more

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10,475 6,290
Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Summer Knights, 1999, Big Dusty Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known by his stage name Joey Badass, is an American hip hop recording artist from Bed Stuy, Brooklyn, New York City, New York. He is a co-founder of the hip-hop ...more

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10,882 7,870
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Finally Famous, Hall of Fame, Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. Big Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam Recordings in 2008, ...more

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7,420 7,280
Earl Sweatshirt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Earl, Doris, Chum Thebe Neruda Kgositsile, better known by his stage name Earl Sweatshirt, is an American rapper-producer and member of the Los Angeles-based hip hop collective Odd Future. He is signed to ...more

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9,440 6,449
Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Goblin, Bastard, Wolf Tyler Gregory Okonma, better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper and record producer from California. Born in Ladera Heights, he rose to prominence as the leader ...more

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9,294 3,687
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
claytrewp101 added 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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5,791 7,142
Mac Miller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
voting closed at #9 Watching Movies with the Sound Off, Macadelic, In the Air Malcolm James McCormick, best known by his stage name Mac Miller, was an American rapper and singer. He was also a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman. In early 2010, Mac ...more

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4,789 3,531
Vince Staples is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
yABoy added Stolen Youth, Winter in Prague Vincent Jamal Staples (born July 2, 1993) is an American rapper from the Ramona Park area of North Long Beach, California. He is a member of the hip hop trio Cutthroat Boyz alongside fellow ...more

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3,315 1,229
XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
voting closed at #11 fartdick added

Died June 18, 2018

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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6,487 6,255
G-Eazy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Aaronq23 added Big, These Things Happen, The Endless Summer Gerald Earl Gillum better known by his stage name G-Eazy or Young Gerald, is an American rapper, songwriter and producer born and raised in Oakland, California. G has released numerous mixtapes ...more

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3,959 2,926
Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
ders added Nostalgic 64 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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5,721 4,986
YG is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
A King4President, Renegade, My Krazy Life Keenon Dae'quan Ray Jackson, better known by his stage name YG, is an American rapper from Compton, California. In 2009, he released his debut single, "Toot It and Boot It", featuring ...more

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3,813 3,994
Isaiah Rashad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
stevencrawford360 added Cilvia Demo Isaiah Rashad McClain, better known as Isaiah Rashad, is an American hip hop recording artist from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Rashad began taking rapping seriously in tenth grade, where he and his ...more

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5,285 4,725
Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
MathiasBullfrog added Hookah, Lifestyle Jeffrey Williams, better known by his stage name Young Thug, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He is known for the single "Stoner", as well as his collaborations with fellow ...more

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5,231 3,732
Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
yABoy added 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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3,259 2,253
ASAP Ferg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
ranc098 added Trap Lord, Work, Shabba Darold Ferguson, Jr., better known by his stage name ASAP Ferg, is an American hip hop recording artist from New York City's Harlem neighborhood. He is a member of the hip hop collective ASAP ...more

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2,296 879
Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
sp3n14th added Members Only, You Will Regret 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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4,050 1,699
Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
10A Jeongje Shim added White Iverson, Too Young 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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2,361 783
Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Purple Thoughtz EP Vol. 1, The Real Uzi, Luv is Rage 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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4,146 2,115
21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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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4,330 1,696
Migos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Imran Abdi added Young Rich N*ggas, Versace, No Label 2 Migos is an American hip hop group based in Atlanta, Georgia. The group consists of Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset. Members Quavo and Takeoff are uncle and nephew; Offset is Quavo's cousin and also ...more

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3,320 2,336
Rae Sremmurd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
jonwowlegacy added No Flex Zone! Rae Sremmurd is an American hip hop duo, composed of two brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy from Atlanta, Georgia. They are perhaps best known for their single "No Type", which charted ...more

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4,073 4,560
Machine Gun Kelly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Black Flag, Lace Up, Half Naked & Almost Famous Richard Colson Baker, better known by his stage name Machine Gun Kelly, is an American rapper from Cleveland, Ohio, signed to Bad Boy and Interscope Records. His stage name was given for his ...more

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4,745 5,246
Fetty Wap is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
tylerkullorn22aubrey added Willie Maxwell II (born June 7, 1991), known professionally as Fetty Wap, is an American rapper. He rose to prominence after his debut single "Trap Queen", reached number two on the ...more

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2,369 2,925
Vic Mensa is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
BrettRiley added Innanetape, Straight Up, Down on My Luck Victor Mensah was a member of the musical group, Osibisa.

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3,788 3,590
Chief Keef is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Finally Rich, Back From the Dead, I Don't Like Keith Cozart, better known by his stage name Chief Keef, is an American rapper and record producer from Chicago, Illinois. Keef began finding success in his music career while under house ...more

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3,764 4,843
B.o.B is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray, Memories Back Then, 12th Dimension EP Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., better known by his stage name B.o.B, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from Decatur, Georgia. In 2006, B.o.B was discovered by Brian ...more

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2,097 3,101
Dizzy Wright is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
matt-stone added SmokeOut Conversations, State of Mind, The First Agreement La'Reonte Wright is an American rapper better known by his stage name Dizzy Wright. In December 2011 he signed to rapper Hopsin's independent record label Funk Volume. After signing he released ...more

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3,136 2,143
Lil Yachty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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 ...more

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1,529 872
Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Rio McFarland added Along Came Joyner

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Joyner Lucas is an American rapper from Worcester, Massachusetts.

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1,479 903
Cardi B is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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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3,796 5,388
Tyga is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
No Introduction, Well Done 3, Hotel California Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson, known by his stage name Tyga, is an American rapper from Gardena, California. In 2011, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money ...more

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1,127 600
Lil Skies is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
LaLaWhite added 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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3,125 1,894
Kodak Black is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Dieuson Octave, better known by his stage name Kodak Black, is an American rapper from Pompano Beach, Florida.

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1,789 2,354
Futuristic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
maxsmith0202 added T.G.I.F. [EP], Chasing Down A Dream, Dream Big Zachary Lewis Beck (born June 2, 1991), better known by his stage name Futuristic (often stylized as FUTURISTIC), is an American rapper. He was born in Bloomington, Illinois but currently ...more

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1,823 2,600
G Herbo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
wiseboy570 added EBK, Road to Fazoland, Welcome to Fazoland Listen to "Welcome to Fazoland".  Best mixtape Herbert Wright III, better known by his stage name G Herbo (formerly known as Lil Herb) is an American rapper and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois.

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1,280 1,528
Dave East is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
David Brewster, Jr, better known by his stage name Dave East, is an American rapper from East Harlem, New York.

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Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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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Tee Grizzley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
DudeWithTheFro added

Real N*gga Music

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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1,578 1,648
Anderson Paak is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
emily-hardin added Brandon Paak Anderson, better known by his stage name Anderson Paak, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, drummer and record producer from Oxnard, California.

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1,677 2,662
Casey Veggies is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Sleeping in Class, Ridin' Roun Town Casey Jones, better known by his stage name Casey Veggies, is an American rapper from Inglewood, California. Since 2007, the young artist has released five independent record label mixtapes ...more

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2,090 2,540
Dej Loaf is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
tylerkullorn22aubrey added Deja Trimble (born April 8, 1991), better known by her stage name Dej Loaf (stylized as DeJ Loaf), is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Detroit, Michigan. She began her music career ...more

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1,787 2,806
K Camp is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
tylerkullorn22aubrey added In Due Time Kristopher Campbell, better known by his stage name K Camp, is an American rapper from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is best known for "Money Baby" and "Cut Her Off". He signed a ...more

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242 603
Mick Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Jayson Mick Jenkins, better known as Mick Jenkins, is an American hip hop recording artist.

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587 242
YoungBoy Never Broke Again is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
AngelinaJackson added Untill Death Call My Name 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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890 731
Smokepurpp is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
brokeboi added 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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1,995 2,419
Rich Homie Quan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
justin-eisenhauer added Still Goin In Reloaded, Type of Way (remix), Type of Way Dequantes Lamar, better known by his stage name Rich Homie Quan is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia signed to T.I.G. Entertainment. He is best known for his songs "Type of Way" ...more

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Playboi Carti is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
mochi added

Jordan Terrell Carter (born September 13, 1995), better known by his stage name Playboi Carti, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. His eponymous debut mixtape was released on April 14, 2017. He originally went by the moniker Sir Cartier (stylized as $ir Cartier) when he embarked on his music career in 2011.

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