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The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers 

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Updated July 12, 2020 785.2k votes 79.4k voters 1.9M views 145 items

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 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. 

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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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Albums: 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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ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Long.Live.A$AP, Live. Love. ASAP, No Rest for the Wicked, Purple Swag, Fuckin' Problems, + more

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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The Best ASAP Rocky Albums, Ranked #18 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #7 of 214 The Best New School Rappers

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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
stevencrawford360 added Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: 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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The Best Chance the Rapper Songs, Ranked The Best Songs Ft. Chance the Rapper #800 of 1,043 The Best Singers of All Time

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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers

Albums: Purple Thoughtz EP Vol. 1, The Real Uzi, Luv is Rage, Lil Uzi Vert vs. the World, The Perfect Luv Tape

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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The Best Songs Ft. Lil Uzi Vert #7 of 56 The Best New Male Artists #1,793 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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Logic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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Albums: 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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The Best Songs on Logic's Album 'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind' #21 of 56 The Best New Male Artists #999 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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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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The Best XXXTentacion Songs, Ranked #24 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Timelisted on The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison

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Ski Mask The Slump God ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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Albums: 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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#59 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #4 of 214 The Best New School Rappers #718 of 1,062 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time

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Joey Bada$$ is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Summer Knights, 1999, Big Dusty, Waves

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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#28 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #5 of 214 The Best New School Rappers #58 of 206 The Best Rap Lyricists of All Time

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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 9 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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The Best Songs Ft. 21 Savage The Best 21 Savage Albums, Ranked #12 of 56 The Best New Male Artists

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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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Albums: 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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The Best Songs on Post Malone's Album 'Hollywood's Bleeding' The Best Post Malone Songs #86 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

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Migos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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Albums: Young Rich N*ggas, Versace, No Label 2, Fight Night, The Green Album

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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The Best Songs Ft. Migos The Best Migos Albums, Ranked #1,882 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Genre: Alternative hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Goblin, Bastard, Wolf, Yonkers, She, + more

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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The Best Tyler the Creator Songs, Ranked #787 of 1,043 The Best Singers of All Time #1,652 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Preston Eastridge added Genre: Hip hop, Emo rap & Alternative R&B; Nationality: USA

Albums: 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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The Best Juice WRLD Songs Ever, Ranked #3 of 56 The Best New Male Artists #1,152 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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Albums: 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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#50 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #3 of 214 The Best New School Rappers #4 of 52 The Best Rappers From Florida

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Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Genre: Hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Finally Famous, Hall of Fame, Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big, Finally Famous-The Mixtape, U Know Big Sean–Finally Famous Vol. 2, + more

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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The Best Songs Ft. Big Sean The Best Big Sean Albums, Ranked #1,303 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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ASAP Ferg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
ranc098 added Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Trap Lord, Work, Shabba, Work (remix), My Song 5

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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The Best Songs Feat. ASAP Ferg The Best ASAP Ferg Albums, Ranked #41 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

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Kodak Black is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Bill K. Kapri (born June 11, 1997), born Dieuson Octave and better known by his stage name Kodak Black, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. He is noted for his singles ...more

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#54 of 56 The Best New Male Artists #93 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Timelisted on The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison

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Rae Sremmurd is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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Albums: 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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#1,853 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time #24 of 214 The Best New School Rappers #80 of 103 The Best Musical Duos

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Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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Albums: Along Came Joyner

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Gary Maurice "Joyner" Lucas, Jr. (born August 17, 1988) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, poet, and actor from Worcester, Massachusetts. Lucas gained ...more

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#988 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #32 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #9 of 214 The Best New School Rappers

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Vince Staples is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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Albums: 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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#89 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #25 of 214 The Best New School Rappers #104 of 192 The Best Underground Rappers

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Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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Albums: 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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The Best Songs on Young Thug's Album 'So Much Fun' The Best Songs Feat. Young Thug #84 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

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YG is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Genre: Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues & West Coast hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: A King4President, Renegade, My Krazy Life, Rise & Shine 2: Death of Y.G., Rise & Shine: It's My Turn, + more

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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The Best YG Albums, Ranked The Best Songs Feat. YG #64 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

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YoungBoy Never Broke Aga... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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Albums: 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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#29 of 56 The Best New Male Artists #150 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Timelisted on The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison

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Trippie Redd is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Michael Lamar White IV (born June 18, 1999), known professionally as Trippie Redd, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. White is best known for his songs "Dark Knight Dummo" ...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

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