The Best Young Rappers And New School Rappers

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Voting 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. 

Most divisive: Earl Sweatshirt
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  • Juice WRLD
    Goodbye & Good Riddance
    8,006 votes

    With a knack for melodic hooks and raw, emotional storytelling, this late artist quickly skyrocketed to fame by expertly blending rap, rock, pop, and emo elements. Known for his fervent delivery and introspective lyrics, he was an influential figure in the emerging emo rap subgenre, capturing the hearts of millions with massive hits like "Lucid Dreams." Despite his tragically short career, he left a lasting mark on the music scene and remains a beloved figure amongst fans and fellow artists.

  • Travis Scott
    Owl Pharaoh
    20,554 votes

    A true master of atmosphere, this Houston native has been captivating audiences with his unique fusion of trap, psychedelic, and ambient influences. His signature style encompasses dense, sprawling production, catchy melodies, and autotune-soaked crooning, culminating in chart-topping records such as Astroworld. With an unparalleled ability to create immersive sonic experiences and gripping live performances, he has steadily established himself as one of hip-hop's most dynamic artists.

  • XXXTentacion
    4,313 votes

    Although his life and career were marred by controversy, this Florida-born rapper's undeniable talent and influence as a trailblazer in emo rap cannot be understated. By combining brutally honest lyrics with genre-defying sounds that spanned from trap to punk rock, he created a fiercely devoted fanbase and spawned countless imitators. His untimely death in 2018 only served to further cement his status as a posthumous icon and pivotal figure in modern hip-hop.

  • Polo G
    3,262 votes

    Hailing from Chicago, this young star has quickly emerged as one of the most promising talents in modern rap, blending introspective lyrics and infectious melodies with gritty, street-rooted authenticity. Known for his distinctive, melodic flow and storytelling prowess, he has garnered widespread acclaim with tracks like "Finer Things" and "Pop Out." As he continues to rise in popularity, his ability to resonate with fans from all walks of life speaks to his exceptional artistic versatility.

  • Lil Uzi Vert
    Purple Thoughtz EP Vol. 1, The Real Uzi, Luv is Rage
    9,670 votes

    A true innovator in the world of trap music, this Philadelphia native quickly rose to fame with his irresistible charisma, colorful persona, and infectious melodies. Known for his high-energy performances, playful ad-libs, and intricate flows, he has delivered countless hits such as "XO TOUR Llif3" and "Money Longer." With a style that consistently pushes boundaries and challenges the definition of rap, he proves time and again that he is a force to be reckoned with.

  • Lil Baby
    3,892 votes

    This Atlanta-born artist has rapidly ascended to the upper echelon of modern hip-hop with his distinctive, melodic flow and introspective lyrics that capture both the struggles and triumphs of his upbringing. His undeniable technical skill, coupled with an ear for catchy hooks and powerful storytelling, has resulted in chart-dominating tracks like "Drip Too Hard" and "The Bigger Picture." As his star continues to rise, he stands as a testament to the power of raw talent and dedication to one's craft.