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The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers

Updated February 3, 2021 589.0k votes 81.8k voters 2.0m views142 items

List RulesRappers 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 2020

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. 

  • Travis Scott1

    Travis Scott

    Owl Pharaoh
    Jacques Berman Webster II (born April 30, 1992), known professionally as Travis Scott, is an...  more
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  • XXXTentacion2

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    Died June 18, 2018

    Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, better known by his stage name XXXTentacion, was an American rapper,...  more
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  • Lil Uzi Vert3

    Lil Uzi Vert

    Purple Thoughtz EP Vol. 1, The Real Uzi
    Symere Woods (born July 31, 1994), known professionally as Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip...  more
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  • Juice WRLD4

    Juice WRLD

    Goodbye & Good Riddance

    Jarad Higgins, better known by his stage name Juice Wrld, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Chicago, Illinois. He is primarily known for his breakout hits "All Girls Are the Same", "Lucid Dreams", and "Legends"

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    Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne (born April 18, 1996), known professionally as Ski Mask the Slump...  more
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  • 21 Savage6
    Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (born October 22, 1992), known professionally as 21 Savage, is an...  more
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  • ASAP Rocky7

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  • Post Malone8

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    Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American...  more
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  • Migos9


    Young Rich N*ggas, Versace
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  • Lil Baby10
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  • Chance The Rapper11

    Chance The Rapper

    Acid Rap, Confident
    Chancelor Bennett (born April 16, 1993), better known by his stage name Chance the Rapper, is...  more
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  • Denzel Curry12

    Denzel Curry

    Nostalgic 64
    Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper, singer and songwriter....  more
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  • Polo G13
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  • Tyler, the Creator14

    Tyler, the Creator

    Goblin, Bastard
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  • Joey Bada$$15

    Joey Bada$$

    Summer Knights, 1999
    Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott (born January 20, 1995), better known by his stage name Joey Badass...  more
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  • Logic16


    Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, Young Sinatra (Undeniable)
    Sir Robert Bryson Hall II (born January 22, 1990), known by his stage name Logic, is an...  more
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  • A Boogie wit da Hoodie17
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  • DaBaby18
    Jonathan Lyndale Kirk (born December 21, 1991), better known as DaBaby (formerly known as Baby...  more
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  • Joyner Lucas19

    Joyner Lucas

    Along Came Joyner

    Hip - Hop

    Gary Maurice "Joyner" Lucas, Jr. (born August 17, 1988) is an American rapper, singer,...  more
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  • J.I.D20


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  • nba youngboy21

    nba youngboy

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    Kentrell DeSean Gaulden (born October 20, 1999), known professionally as YoungBoy Never Broke...  more
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  • Kodak Black22
    Bill K. Kapri (born June 11, 1997), born Dieuson Octave and better known by his stage name...  more
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  • Rae Sremmurd23

    Rae Sremmurd

    No Flex Zone!
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  • Young Thug25

    Young Thug

    Hookah, Lifestyle
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