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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 underground rappers, SoundCloud artists, 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 2017. 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
ASAP Rocky Long.Live.A$AP, Live. Love. ASAP, No Rest for the Wicked Rakim Mayers is a film producer.

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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
stevencrawford360 added Chance The Rapper 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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Logic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
CameronZouvi added Logic 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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Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Joey Bada$$ 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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9,073 6,185
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Big Sean 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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Earl Sweatshirt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Earl Sweatshirt 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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Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Tyler, the Creator 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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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
claytrewp101 added Travi$ Scott 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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Mac Miller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Mac Miller Watching Movies with the Sound Off, Macadelic, In the Air Malcolm James McCormick, best known by his stage name Mac Miller, is an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is also a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman. ...more

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Vince Staples is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
yABoy added Vince Staples Stolen Youth, Winter in Prague Vince Staples is a musical artist.

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G-Eazy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Aaronq23 added G-Eazy 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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Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
yABoy added Lil Dicky 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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Isaiah Rashad is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
stevencrawford360 added Isaiah Rashad 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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YG is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
YG 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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Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
ders added Denzel Curry 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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Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
MathiasBullfrog added Young Thug 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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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
fartdick added XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, known professionally as XXXTentacion is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter from Lauderhill, Florida.

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ASAP Ferg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
ranc098 added ASAP Ferg 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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Machine Gun Kelly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Machine Gun Kelly 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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Dizzy Wright is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
matt-stone added Dizzy Wright 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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B.o.B is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
B.o.B 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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Vic Mensa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
BrettRiley added Vic Mensa Innanetape, Straight Up, Down on My Luck Victor Mensah was a member of the musical group, Osibisa.

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Fetty Wap is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
tylerkullorn22aubrey added Fetty Wap 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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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
21 Savage Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, better known by his stage name 21 Savage, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia.

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Migos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Imran Abdi added Migos 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) 26 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
jonwowlegacy added Rae Sremmurd 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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Chief Keef is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Chief Keef 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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Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
sp3n14th added Ski Mask the Slump God 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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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
10A Jeongje Shim added Post Malone White Iverson, Too Young Austin Richard Post, known professionally as Post Malone, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist.

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Futuristic is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
maxsmith0202 added Futuristic T.G.I.F. [EP], Chasing Down A Dream, Dream Big

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Lil Yachty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Lil Yachty Miles Parks McCollum, known professionally as Lil Yachty, is an American rapper and singer.

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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Lil Uzi Vert Purple Thoughtz EP Vol. 1, The Real Uzi, Luv is Rage Symere Woods, better known by his stage name Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip hop recording artist.

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G Herbo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
wiseboy570 added Lil Herb 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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Casey Veggies is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Casey Veggies 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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Anderson Paak is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
emily-hardin added Anderson .Paak 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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Tyga is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Tyga 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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Dave East is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Dave East David Brewster, Jr, better known by his stage name Dave East, is an American rapper from East Harlem, New York.

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Kodak Black is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Kodak Black Dieuson Octave, better known by his stage name Kodak Black, is an American rapper from Pompano Beach, Florida.

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Dej Loaf is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
tylerkullorn22aubrey added Dej Loaf Deja Trimble, better known by her stage name Dej Loaf, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Detroit, Michigan.

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K Camp is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
tylerkullorn22aubrey added K Camp 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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Mick Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Mick Jenkins Jayson Mick Jenkins, better known as Mick Jenkins, is an American hip hop recording artist.

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Rich Homie Quan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
justin-eisenhauer added Rich Homie Quan 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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Kirk Knight is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers

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Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
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Joyner Lucas is an American rapper from Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Kyle Harvey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
electronicoffee added Kyle Kyle Thomas Harvey, better known by his stage name Kyle, is an American rapper from Ventura, California.

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D.R.A.M. is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
JosephLawrence added D.R.A.M. Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith, better known by his stage name D.R.A.M., is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and actor from Hampton, Virginia.

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Hodgy Beats is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
yABoy added Hodgy Beats Untitled EP 2, Untitled, Rella Gerard Damien Long, better known by his stage name Hodgy Beats, is an American rapper and record producer. He is a member of the hip hop collective OFWGKTA as well as the duo MellowHype with ...more

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Domo Genesis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
ranc098 added Domo Genesis Rolling Papers, Rella Dominique Marquis Cole, better known by his stage name Domo Genesis, is an American rapper from Los Angeles, currently signed to Odd Future Records. He is a member of the alternative hip hop ...more

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Meechy Darko is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers

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Nav is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers
Connor Jepperson added Nav