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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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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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Logic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, Young Sinatra (Undeniable), Young Sinatra
Sir Robert Bryson Hall II (born January 22, 1990), known by his stage name Logic, is an American rapper. He was born and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He has amassed a large Internet ...more

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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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Acid Rap, Confident, Songs from Scratch: Paranoia
Chancelor Bennett (born April 16, 1993), 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 ...more

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Joey Bada$$ is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Summer Knights, 1999, Big Dusty
Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott (born January 20, 1995), better known by his stage name Joey Badass (stylized as Joey Bada$$), is an American rapper, actor, and record producer. Raised in Brooklyn, New ...more

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#35 of 81 Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked #106 of 221 The Best Underground Rappers

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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 (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Sean signed with Kanye West's GOOD Music in 2007, Def Jam ...more

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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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Owl Pharaoh
Jacques Berman Webster II (born April 30, 1992), known professionally as Travis Scott, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Scott signed to Epic Records before ...more

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#1,942 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timefeaturing The Best Travis Scott Songs The Best Songs Ft. Travis Scott

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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 (born March 6, 1991), known professionally as Tyler, the Creator, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, fashion designer and ...more

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Earl Sweatshirt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Earl, Doris, Chum
Thebe Neruda Kgositsile (born February 24, 1994), known professionally as Earl Sweatshirt, is an American rapper, record producer and songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Kgositsile was ...more

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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Mac Miller is listed (or ranked) 10 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 (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), known professionally as Mac Miller, was an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born in Pittsburgh, ...more

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Vince Staples is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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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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Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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Nostalgic 64
Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Raised in Carol City, Florida, Curry started rapping while in sixth grade and began working on his ...more

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#60 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #87 of 221 The Best Underground Rappers

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G-Eazy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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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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#87 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Timefeaturing The Best G-Eazy Albums, Ranked The Best Songs Feat. G-Eazy

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Ski Mask The Slump God ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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Members Only, You Will Regret
Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne (born April 18, 1996), known professionally as Ski Mask the Slump God (formerly stylized as $ki Mask "The Slump God"), is an American rapper and songwriter. ...more

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YG is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
A King4President, Renegade, My Krazy Life
Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson (born March 9, 1990), better known by his stage name YG, is an American rapper and actor from Compton, California. In 2009, he released his debut single, "Toot It ...more

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Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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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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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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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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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Isaiah Rashad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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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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#210 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #58 of 81 Rappers with the Best Album Discography, Ranked #93 of 221 The Best Underground Rappers

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ASAP Ferg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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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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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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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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Migos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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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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Rae Sremmurd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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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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Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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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